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June-July 2020 Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee Meeting

This is a virtual 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 and teleconference.  Please use the following information to access today's meeting:

Teleconference

Teleconference Line: 888-603-9214
Participant Passcode: 6492868

WebEx

Web Access https://noaanmfs-meets.webex.com/noaanmfs-meets/onstage/g.php?MTID=efbff86043a569d68341e847ab9ec0836

Password: noaa

Day 1 – Monday, June 29, 2020   12:30 – 5:00 PM Eastern

Time

Min.

Subject

Presenter

 

12:30–12:40

10

Welcome, Roll Call, & Agenda Review

Erika Feller, MAFAC Chair

Jennifer Lukens, Director, Office of Policy

12:40–2:05

85

Report from Leadership & Discussion

  • Response to COVID-19 and impacts on communities and operations, regulatory programs, and science operations
NOAA Fisheries Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

New E.O. Promoting American Seafood Competitiveness and Economic Growth

Chris Oliver, Assistant Administrator for Fisheries

Paul Doremus, PhD, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Operations

Sam Rauch, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Services

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

2:05–2:10

5

Break/Stretch

 

2:10–3:00

50

Recommendations from the Offshore Wind Ad Hoc Working Group

Presentation & Discussion

  • Presentation by the Ad Hoc Working Group on its findings and recommendations to address impacts from offshore wind citing and operations on all fishing and marine science operations of the Agency.

Draft Report of the Offshore Wind Ad Hoc Working Group (PDF, 13 pages)

Bob Gill, Peter Moore, and Michael Okoniewski, Co-Chairs, Working Group

3:00–3:05

5

Public Comment

 

3:05–3:35

30

Break/Lunch

 

3:35–4:45

70

Recommendations on a National Seafood Council

Presentation & Discussion

  • Presentation by the Commerce Subcommittee and its Seafood Promotion Task Group on draft findings and recommendations to create a National Seafood Council

Presentation (PDF, 27 pages)

Draft Report: Establishing a National Seafood Council:
Report and Recommendations from the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee (PDF, 50 pages)

Background on the work of the Seafood Promotion Task Group

 

Megan Davis, Chair, Seafood Task Group

Sebastian Belle and Roger Berkowitz, Chairs, Commerce Subcommittee

4:45–4:50

5

Public Comment

 

4:50–5:00

10

Recap  - overview of Tuesday's working sessions

Erika Feller, MAFAC Chair

Jennifer Lukens, Director, Office of Policy

5:00

 

Adjourn

 

 

Last updated by Office of Policy on 04/09/2021