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Date
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Location
  • Sheraton Silver Spring
  • 8777 Georgia Avenue
  • Silver Spring , MD 20910
Key Documents

About

NOAA Fisheries holds periodic meetings of the Atlantic HMS Advisory Panel to consider alternatives for the conservation and management of highly migratory species. 

Schedule

Conference call: 888-391-6752; Participant code: 7193058

Webinar: https://noaaevents2.webex.com/noaaevents2/onstage/g.php?MTID=e4d1bd4baffd1af8c49a0729ab9a95d5a; Event password: NOAA

Time

Subject

Presenter

8:30 - 9:30 New Member Orientation HMS Division Staff

9:30 - 9:45

Welcome and Introductions

Bennett Brooks, Facilitator & HMS Division Staff

9:45 - 10:15

Overview of Recent Activities/Rulemaking

Recent and Upcoming Regulatory Actions

2017 Landings and Tournament Updates

Exempted Fishing Permit Updates

2017 ICCAT Outcomes

Regulatory Reform Actions

Litigation Update

Other Business for Meeting Agenda

HMS Division Staff

10:15 - 10:45 Outcomes from the 2017 ICCAT Annual Meeting Dr. John Graves, ICCAT Advisory Committee

10:45 - 11:00

Break

 
11:00 - 12:15

Shortfin Mako Shark Emergency Interim Final Rule and Public Hearing

HMS Division Staff

12:15 - 1:45 

Lunch

 
1:45 - 2:15

NOAA Fisheries Leadership Remarks

Chris Oliver, Assistant Administrator for Fisheries (invited)

2:15 - 3:15

Amendment 11 Scoping Review: Shortfin Mako Sharks

HMS Division Staff

3:15 - 3:30

Break

 
3:30 - 4:15

Update on Pelagic Longline Closed Area Research EFP

HMS Division Staff

4:15 - 5:45

Discussion on Closed Area Data Collection

HMS Division Staff

5:45 - 6:00 Public Comment  

6:00

Adjourn/No Host Social

 

 

Conference call: 888-391-6752; Participant code: 7193058

Webinar: https://noaaevents2.webex.com/noaaevents2/onstage/g.php?MTID=eaeed4b1c318db2ac93b8a2782846d5bb; Event password: NOAA

Time

Subject

Presenter

8:30

Reconvene

Bennett Brooks, Facilitator

8:30 - 9:30

Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Management

Review of 2017 Fishery Trends and 2018 Management Issues

HMS Division Staff

9:30 - 10:15

Implementation of ICCAT Recommendations for Bluefin Tuna and Northern Albacore

HMS Division Staff

10:15 - 10:30

Break

 
10:30 - 11:30

Shark Stock Assessment Updates

HMS Division Staff

11:30 - 12:00

Office of Protected Resources Updates

Oceanic Whitetip Shark Endangered Species Act Listing

Pelagic Longline Take Reduction Team Updates

Office of Protected Resources Staff

12:00 - 1:30 

Lunch

 
1:30 - 2:15

Amendment 7 Three-Year Review: Bluefin Tuna

HMS Division Staff

2:15 - 3:30

Pelagic Longline Bluefin Tuna Weak Hook and Area-Based Management Regulatory Amendment

HMS Division Staff

3:30 - 3:45

Break

 

3:45 - 5:15

Recreational Issues

HMS MRIP Implementation/Priorities; LPS Redesign Next Steps

Angler & Tournament Survey Updates

Louisiana Creel Survey Presentation

Use of Circle Hooks in Billfish Tournaments

Request to Allow Filleting of Tunas at Sea on Headboats

HMS Division Staff; 
Office of Science and Technology Staff; 
Jason Adriance, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

5:15 - 5:30

Public Comment

 

5:30

Adjourn

 

 

Conference call: 888-391-6752; Participant code: 7193058

Webinar: https://noaaevents2.webex.com/noaaevents2/onstage/g.php?MTID=e2822679455ff002d9e809f397c0751f4; Event password: NOAA

Time

Subject

Presenter

8:30

Reconvene

Bennett Brooks, Facilitator

8:30 - 8:45

Update on Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council Chub Mackerel Amendment

Matt Seeley, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council

8:45 - 9:15

Caribbean Management Update

HMS Division Staff

9:15 - 10:00 Modifications to Shark Fishery Closure Criteria Rulemaking HMS Division Staff
10:00 - 10:30 Enforcement Updates

NOAA Fisheries Office of Law Enforcement;
United States Coast Guard;
HMS Division Staff

10:30 - 10:45

Break

 
10:45 - 11:30

International Updates: SPAW, CITES, WECAFC, MMPA Implementation, SIMP Implementation

Office of International Affairs and Seafood Inspection Staff

11:30 - 11:45

Public Comment

 
11:45 - 12:00

Wrap-Up/Priorities/Next Meeting Dates

HMS Division Staff

12:00

Adjourn