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

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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

 

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

Teleconference

Teleconference Line: 888-566-7603
Participant Passcode: 6492868

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Day 2 – Tuesday, June 30, 2020   Subcommittee work, 1:00 -4:30 PM Eastern

Time

Min.

Subject

Presenter

1:00 -1:55

55

Ecosystems Approach Subcommittee

  • Update on Phase 2 work of the Columbia Basin Partnership Task Force

Presentation (PDF, 11 pages)

Detailed Outline for CBP Phase 2 Report (PDF, 2 pages)

Sample CBP Phase 2 Report Section: Social, Cultural, Economic, and Ecological Considerations Chapter (PDF, 13 pages)

MAFAC CBP Task Force Draft Scenarios (PDF, 51 pages)

Raimundo Espinoza, Chair, Ecosystems Subcommittee

Members of the Task Force (tentative)

Katherine Cheney, Interior Columbia Basin Office, West Coast Region

1:55 – 2:00

5

Break/Stretch

 

2:00 – 3:00

60

Subcommittee Meetings – Final work

(as needed)

Commerce Subcommittee

  • Consider discussion during Monday’s presentation and public comment.
  • Finalize report for MAFAC consideration

Draft Transmittal Letter to the Secretary (PDF, 1 page)

Sebastian Belle and Roger Berkowitz, Chairs, Commerce Subcommittee

3:00 – 3:30

30

Break/Lunch

 

3:30 – 4:30

60

Wind Ad Hoc Working Group

  • Consider discussion during Monday’s presentation and public comment.
  • Finalize report for MAFAC consideration

Draft Transmittal Letter to the Secretary (PDF, 1 page)

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

 

4:30 pm

 

Adjourn

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

Teleconference

Teleconference Line: 888-566-7603
Participant Passcode: 6492868

WebEx

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Day 3 – Wednesday, July 1, 2020         1:00 – 4:30 PM Eastern

Time

Min.

Subject

Presenter

1:00 -2:30

90

MAFAC Discussion: Potential strategic planning topics for future MAFAC consideration

  • Identify tasks for the Strategic Planning, Budget, and Program Management Subcommittee

Erika Feller, MAFAC Chair

Donnie McMahon

Jennifer Lukens, Director, Office of Policy

 

2:30 – 3:00

30

Break/Lunch

 

Subcommittee Reports and Committee Action

3:00 – 4:20

80

  • National Seafood Council Recommendations (Commerce Subcommittee) –  ACTION
  • Offshore Wind Ad Hoc Working Group Recommendations ACTION
  • Recreational Fisheries – Update
  • Initiation of the Recreational Electronic Reporting Task Force

Chairs of the Subcommittees and Working Groups

4:20 – 5:30

10

Close Out: Review of Decisions, Action Items, Next Steps, Next Meeting

Erika Feller, Chair

Jennifer Lukens, Director, Office of Policy

4:30 pm

 

Adjourn

 

Last updated by Office of Policy on 07/21/2020