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March 2017 Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee Meeting

A primary focus of this meeting is to discuss the MAFAC recommendations to the incoming Administration and opportunities for MAFAC engagement on some of the topics raised, as well as to advance MAFAC’s work on coastal resiliency. Subcommittee sessions a

Schedule

 

Time

Subject

Presenter

9:00-9:30

Welcome, Introductions, & Agenda Review

Julie Morris, Chair

Jennifer Lukens, Director, Office of Policy

9:00-9:30

Impressions of the Seafood Expo- Discussion

Julie Morris, Chair

9:30-10:30

Science Enterprise Update

Introductions to Dr. Cisco Werner

Updates on Climate Science Regional Action Plans, MRIP Transition, and other topics

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

10:30-10:45

Break

 
10:45-11:45

Development of a new Mitigation Policy

NOAA is developing a Mitigation Policy to address mitigation issues encountered throughout the U.S. as well as mitigation issues unique or of particular importance in coastal areas. It is intended that a NOAA Mitigation Policy will serve as an umbrella policy under which we may choose to develop program-specific guidance at a later time. Goal is to get MAFAC input on the scope of issues of interest to stakeholders.

Susan-Marie Stedman, Office of Habitat Conservation

 

11:45-1:15

Lunch

 

1:15-2:30

Update on Agency's Transition & Discussion of topics in MAFAC's Recommendations to New Administration & Other Updates

 

 

Sam Rauch, Acting Assistant Administrator for Fisheries

 

2:30-4:00

SUBCOMMITTEES

Ecosystem Approaches Subcommittee

  • Update on Columbia Basin Partnership Task Force

  • Discuss strategy for engagement on Mitigation Policy - identify scope of issues for it to address

Resilience Task 5 - Communications

  • Analyze survey results and report

  • Identify next steps

Pam Yochem, Subcommittee Chair

Erika Feller, Working Group Task Lead

4:00-5:00

International Affairs and Trade

John Henderschedt, Director, Office of International Affairs and Seafood Inspection

5:00

Adjourn, No Host Social at Hyatt Bar

 

Last updated on 06/07/2021