June 2018 Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee Meeting

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Primary goals of this meeting are to introduce eight new MAFAC members to Committee and NMFS leadership and to receive an in depth report on the activities and progress of the Columbia Basin Partnership Task Force to date from Task Force members and the West Coast Regional Administrator. There will be discussion and updates on other topics noted below:

MEETING ACTIONS AND OUTCOMES

Decisions will be made on the following:
  • Date extension on the Terms of Reference for the Columbia Basin Partnership Task Force
  • Engagement of the Aquaculture Task Force members for expertise on science and research needs
 Discussion and Potential New Topics:
  • Building consumer confidence and support for U.S. seafood
Informational Briefings and Updates:
  • Legislative, administrative, budget and transition updates
  • Recreational Fisheries Summit outcomes
  • Response to Resilience Report recommendations
  • Update on science activities: new research technologies, modeling, stock assessment improvements
  • Update on aquaculture efforts

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Schedule

Time

Subject

Presenter

8:30 - 9:00
Welcome and Introductions

Introduction of new leadership and members 

Terri Beideman, Chair

Jennifer Lukens, Director, Office of Policy

9:00 - 9:30

Report from the Assistant Administrator

  • Administration priorities 

Chris Oliver, Assistant Administrator for Fisheries

9:30 - 10:00

Report from the Deputy Assistant Administrator 

  • Response on MAFAC's Resilience Report 

Samuel Rauch, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Programs

10:00 - 10:15

Break

 
10:15 - 11:15

Science Enterprise Update 

  • New research technologies, modeling, or other strategies in development to improve science and stock assessments
  • Science response on Resilience recommendations

Francisco (Cisco) Werner, Director, Scientific Programs and Chief Science Advisor

11:15 - 12:00

Recreational Fisheries Update

Russ Dunn, Senior Advisory on Recreational Fisheries

Tim Sartwell, Recreational Fishery Management Specialist, Office of Sustainable Fisheries 

12:00 - 1:30

Lunch - walk to Airport restaurants

 

1:30-2:00

Administrative Session- MAFAC members only

 

2:00-2:10

Public Comment

 

2:10-2:30

Reports from the State Directors Meeting and Fisheries Commissions

  • Outlooks for year ahead

David Donaldson, Executive Director, Gulf States

Randy Fisher, Executive Director, Pacific States

2:30-3:30

Report from the Deputy Assistant Administrator

  • Budget update
  • NOAA Aquaculture Program updates
Paul Doremus, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Operations 

3:30-3:45

Break

 
3:45-5:00

Building Consumer Confidence and Support for U.S. Seafood

  • Overview of current outreach work, FishWatch, etc.
  • Topics raised at North American Seafood Show
  • Stakeholder viewpoints
  • "Brainstorm" with MAFAC members
Laurel Bryant, Chief, External Affairs, Office of Communications 
5:00-5:15 MAFAC Discussion on Day's Activities & Preview for Wednesday's Activities

Terri Beideman, Chair

Heidi Lovett, Assistant Designated Federal Officer to MAFAC

5:15

Adjourn, No Host Happy Hour at Embassy Suites by Hilton, Portland Airport

 

 

Time

Subject

Presenter

8:30 - 11:30

(break when needed)

Columbia Basin Partnership Task Force topics

 

Barry Thom, Regional Administrator for the West Coast

Jeff Grizzel, Grant County Public Utility Distrcit

Guy Norman, State of Washington and Northwest Power Conservation Council

Randy Friedlander, Coleville Tribes

Bob Austin, Upper Snake River Tribes

BJ Kieffer, Spokane Tribe

Kevin Scribner, Salmon Safe 

11:30-11:45

Close Out: Action Items, Next Steps, Next Meeting

Terri Beideman, Chair

Jennifer Lukens, Federal Officer

11:45

Adjourn, prepare for afternoon site visit for MAFAC members only

 

 

Last updated by Office of Policy on 06/18/2018