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

 

 

Time

Subject

Presenter

9:00-9:30

Reports from the State Directors Meeting and Fisheries Commissions

  • Outlook for year ahead

David Donaldson, Executive Director, Gulf States

Randy Fisher, Executive Director, Pacific States

9:30-10:15

NOAA Fisheries Budget Outlook

Paul Doremus, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Operations

10:15-10:30

Break

 
10:30-11:30

NOAA Aquaculture Program Update

Michael Rubino, Director, Office of Aquaculture

 

11:30-12:00

Working Group Report

Resilience Task 5

Erika Feller, Working Group Task Lead
12:00-12:15

Public Comment

 

12:15-1:45

Lunch

 

1:45-3:15

SUBCOMMITTEES & WORKING GROUPS

Resilience Task 6 – Management Approaches 

  • Discuss/finalize work on focus areas: framework and emergency actions

  • Discuss draft data paper; and Communications/collaboration

Resilience Task 4 – Social & Economic Community Impacts 

  • Discuss results of interviews with representative fishing communities & review draft report or report outline for summarizing results

  • Identify next steps

 

Harlon Pearce, Working Group Task Lead

 

 

 

Julie Bonney, Working Group Task Lead

3:15-3:30

Break

 
3:30-5:00

Commerce Subcommittee

  • Aquaculture actions and request

Optional Subcommittee meeting time

 

Julie Bonney, 

Subcommittee Chair

5:00

Adjourn

 

 

Time

Subject

Presenter

9:00-9:30

Update on first meeting and activities of the Columbia Basin Partnership Task Force

Peter Shelley, Ecosystems Approach Subcommittee

9:30-10:00

Ecosystems Approach Subcommittee Report

Pam Yochem, Ecosystems Approach Subcommittee Chair

10:00-10:30

Commerce Subcommittee Report

Julie Bonney, Commerce Subcommittee Chair

10:30-10:45

Break

 
10:45 - 11:30

Resilience Working Group Report

  • White paper on frameworks and emergency actions (Pearce)

  • Draft paper on data issues - Management Approaches (Pearce)

  • Update on Social & Economic Community Impacts (Bonney)

Terri Beideman & Ted Ames, Co-Chairs and Task Group Chairs

 

11:30 - 12:00

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

Julie Morris, Chair

Jennifer Lukens, Director, Office of Policy

12:00

Adjourn

 

 

Last updated on 01/12/2018