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Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction May 2022 Team Meeting

The Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Team will hold a virtual meeting from May 9-13 to discuss Phase 2 and Phase 3 amendments to the Take Reduction Plan.

Schedule

 

Day 1: Monday, May 9 (12:45 pm - 5:30 pm)

Welcome, our meeting goals, recalibrating and reconnecting as a team, informational briefings and initial review of potential measures.

Time

Participant agenda

12:45 p.m.

Tech Check

  • Team members join early for Zoom tech check and troubleshooting

1:00 p.m.

Welcome and Getting Started

  • Welcome and meeting objectives - Agency
  • Agenda review and ground rules
  • Technology tips
  • Participant check-ins 

1:30 p.m.

Recalibrating and reconnecting as a team

Small group and plenary discussions:

  • Why is this team’s work so challenging?  
  • What can we do as individuals to overcome these challenges?
  • What has this team done well? What can we build off of?

2:15 p.m.

Informational Briefings and Updates

  • DST updates
  • Relevant research

3:15 p.m.

Break

3:45 p.m.

Initial discussion:  Understanding conservation benefits tied to different OTP and Gillnet Measures 

5:15 p.m.

Public comment

5:30 p.m.

Wrap-Up, Next Steps and Adjourn

Day 2: Tuesday, May 10 (9:00 am - 6:30 pm)

Detailed discussion of potential Phase 2 measures for mid-Atlantic lobster trap/pot, U.S. East Coast multispecies trap/pot, and gillnet fisheries coastwide; crafting collections of measures to run through the Decision Support Tool. 

Time

Participant agenda

8:45 am

Tech Check

  • Team members may join early for Zoom tech check and troubleshooting

9:00 a.m.

Welcome and Review of Day

  • Day Two approach and objectives
  • Brief opportunity for questions and observations from Team members from Day 1

9:15 a.m.

Initial plenary discussion:  OTP and Gillnet Measures

  • Question 1:  Among these measures, which of these do you think should be most seriously considered?  Why?
  • Question 2:  If this type of measure were to be included in an eventual collection of measures, what would be the smartest way to design it - i.e. how could it be done to maximize benefit to NARW and minimize impacts to fishermen?
10:00 am Break

10:30 a.m.

Initial Cross-Caucus Discussion: OTP and Gillnet Measures:

  • What are preferred measures and why?
  • What strategies could be employed to design these measures as wisely as possible?

12:15 PM

Lunch/Break

1:45 p.m.

Building Collections of Measures to Test in the DST Model (Plenary, then Caucus)

  • In plenary: Brief opportunity for reflections from morning discussion
  • In caucus:  Start considering possible collections of measures to model in the DST this week (modeling ≠ commitment)

3:15 p.m.

Break

3:45 p.m.

Caucus Report Back

  • Provide feedback on collections of measures to run through DST

4:15 p.m.

Break

5:30 p.m.

DST Group Report Back

  • Review and confirm collection of measures for modeling over the next 24 hours

6:00 p.m.

Public Comment

6:15 p.m.

Wrap-Up, Next Steps and Adjourn

Day 3: Wednesday, May 11, 2022 - Phase 3 Preparation (9:00 am - 6:00 pm)

In the morning, Phase 3 preparation: review conservation value of Phase 1 rule and consider data & analysis needed to develop Phase 3 recommendations. In the afternoon, reviewing input so far on Phase 2 measures and receiving DST run results. 

Time

Participant agenda

8:45 am

Tech Check 

  • Team members may join early for Zoom tech check and troubleshooting

9:00 a.m.

Opening Session

  • Day Two approach and objectives
  • Brief opportunity for Team reflections
  • DST group check-in

9:30 a.m.

Preparing for Phase 3

  • Review conservation value of Phase 1 rule and where risk remains

10:45 a.m.

Break

11:00 a.m.

Preparing for Phase 3

  • Consider data and analysis needed to develop Phase 3 recommendations

12:30 p.m.

Lunch

2:00 p.m.

Touch Base with DST Group

  • Opportunity for DST group to pose clarifying modeling questions to Team

2:30 p.m.

Phase 2 Measures - Emerging Team Perspectives:

  • Review what we have heard so far and clarify areas of convergence and divergence among the Team

3:30 pm

Break

4:00 pm

Public Comment

4:15 pm

DST runs on Phase 2:  Check-in/Refine the “Asks”

  • DST shows (preliminary) results of runs requested on Tuesday regarding OTP and gillnet

5:45pm

Wrap-Up, Next Steps and Adjourn

Day 4: Thursday, May 12, 2022 - Finalize Phase 2 Work (9:00 am - 5:45 pm)

Reviewing and refining draft Team Phase 2 document

Time

Participant agenda

8:45 a.m.

Tech Check 

  • Team members may join early for Zoom tech check and troubleshooting

9:00 a.m.

Phase 2 Measures - Constructing a Team document

  • Reviewing the outline of an emerging Team Phase 2 document
  • DST run updates (if any)

10:30 a.m.

Break

11 a.m.

Phase 2 Measures:  Caucus Opportunity

  • Caucus meetings to review the emerging draft Team Phase 2 document 

12:30 p.m.

Lunch

2:00 p.m.

Phase 2 Measures:  Caucus Report Outs and Additional Discussions

  • Report back from each caucus; opportunity for Q&A
  • Additional discussions on potential collections of measures 

3:15 p.m.

Break

4:15 p.m.

Phase 2 Measures: Reviewing a revised draft Team Phase 2 document 

5:15 p.m.

Public Comment

5:30 p.m.

Wrap-Up, Next Steps and Adjourn

Friday, May 13, 2022 - Finalize Phase 2 Work (9:00 am - 12:30 pm)

Finalizing Team Phase 2 document 

Time

Participant agenda

8:45 a.m.

Tech Check 

  • Team members may join early for Zoom tech check and troubleshooting

9:00 a.m.

Modelers report back and discuss where we are

10-10:30 a.m.

Caucus discussions

10:30-10:45 a.m.

Break

10:45-11:40 a.m. Plenary discussions - needed next steps
11:40-11:50 a.m. Public Comment
11:50-12 p.m. Next Steps, Wrap Up, and Adjourn

Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on 05/13/2022

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