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April-May 2019 Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee Meeting

This is a meeting of the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee, which advises NOAA and the Department of Commerce on living marine resource issues.

Schedule

This meeting is accessible to the public via webinar (for presentations) and teleconference (for sound).  Please use the following information to access today's meeting:

Teleconference

Teleconference Line: 888-455-1036
Participant Passcode: 8092111

WebEx

Website: https://noaanmfs-events1.webex.com/noaanmfs-events1/onstage/g.php?MTID=e48092a57bc17842f171f25162c355b19

 

Day 1 - Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - The Grand Trunk Meeting Room

Time

Min.

Subject

Presenter

8:30 - 8:45

15

Welcome, Introductions, & Agenda Review

Erika Feller, Chair

Jennifer Lukens, Director, Office of Policy

8:45 - 9:00

15

Report from the Assistant Administrator

Chris Oliver, Assistant Administrator for Fisheries

9:00 - 9:50

50

Overview: Modern Fish Act of 2018

Informational

  • Overview of the implications of the Act- what does it do?
  • How will it be implemented

Annotated agenda (PDF, 1 page)

Presentation (PDF, 12 pages)

 

Sam Rauch, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Services

 

9:50 - 10:15

 

25

Reports from the State Directors Meeting and Fisheries Commissions

  • Outlook for year ahead

David Donaldson, Executive Director, Gulf States

Randy Fisher, Executive Director, Pacific States

10:15 - 10:30

15

Break

 

10:30 - 12:00

90

Columbia Basin Partnership Task Force ACTION for MAFAC Approval

  • Presentation and discussion - final Phase I report
    • Review of the process
    • Presentation on the quantitative and qualitative goals

Presentation (PDF, 38 pages)

Phase 1 Report of the
Columbia Basin Partnership Task Force to MAFAC (PDF, 112 pages)

Appendix A to Phase 1 Report; Provisional Quantitative Goal Summaries by Stock (PDF, 85 pages)

Mike Edmonson, Idaho Governor's Office of Species Conservation

Marla Harrison, Port of Portland, Oregon

B.J. Keiffer, Director of Natural Resources, Spokane Tribe

Katherine Cheney, Interior Columbia Basin Office, West Coast Region

 

12:00 - 1:30

90

Lunch

 

1:30 - 1:45

15

Columbia Basin Partnership Task Force - cont.

  • Next steps and initiation of Phase II

 

1:45 - 2:15

30

Ecosystems Approach Subcommittee Recommendation on CBP Task Force report

  • Recommendation for MAFAC final action

Raimundo Espinoza, Subcommittee Chair

2:15 - 3:15

60

Regional Topic: Wind Development in the Marine Environment  - Informational

Annotated Agenda (PDF, 1 page)

Presentation (PDF, 23 pages)

Jon Hare, Ph.D., Director, Northeast Fisheries Science Center, Woods Hole

Andrew Lipsky, Acting Chief of Staff, Northeast Fisheries Science Center

3:15 - 3:30

15

Break

 

 

 

 

 

 

3:30 - 5:00

 

 

 

 

 

90

Subcommittee Meetings - Ongoing Work

(Open to all members)

Recreational Fisheries Subcommittee

  • Work Task 1, ER reporting by anglers, and Task 2, improving our understanding of the universe of recreational fishermen.

Protected Resources Subcommittee

  • Discuss presentations to date and focus related to large marine mammal entanglements.

 

Bob Gill, Subcommittee Co-Chair

 

 

 

Sara McDonald, Subcommittee Chair

5:00

 

Adjourn

 

Last updated by Office of Policy on 05/11/2021