November 13, 2019
Meeting room: Wentworth Ballroom
8:00 – 9:00 am
Registration (coffee and breakfast provided)
9:00 – 9:20 am
Welcome and introductions
- Brett Alger, NOAA Fisheries Electronic Technologies Coordinator
- John Quinn, Chairman, New England Fishery Management Council
- Sam Rauch, NOAA Fisheries Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Programs
9:20 – 10:00 am
National EM Policy: Where have we been, and where are we now?
Objective: Reflect on the history of EM policy development, including outcomes from the 2014 and 2016 National EM Workshops; review EM basics, and provide an overview of current national EM policy.
- George Lapointe, George Lapointe Consulting
- Brett Alger
10:00 – 11:15 am
Regional EM experiences
Objective: Share regional experiences with EM program development and implementation, reflect on the role of national EM policy, and identify successes, challenges, and lessons learned.
- Atlantic HMS – Ian Miller, NOAA Fisheries, Highly Migratory Species Division
- Canadian fisheries – Amy Williams, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Canada
- West Coast – Neil Riley, NOAA Fisheries, Northwest Fisheries Science Center
11:15 – 11:30 am
11:30 – 12:15 pm
Regional EM experiences, New England
- Claire Fitz-Gerald, NOAA Fisheries, Greater Atlantic Regional Office
- Melissa Sanderson, Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen’s Alliance
- Ben Martens, Maine Coast Fishermen’s Association
- Jim Ford, Commercial Fisherman, F/V Lisa Ann III; Maximized Retention EM Program Participant
12:15 – 1:30 pm
1:30 – 2:45 pm
Vendor panel and discussion
Objective: Gain additional insight into EM successes and challenges from the perspective of third-party EM service providers.
- Phillip Meintzer Archipelago Marine Research Ltd.
- Josh Wiersma, Integrated Monitoring
- Greg Hammann, Marine Instruments
- Morgan Wealti Saltwater Inc.
- Jillian DiMaio, Teem Fish Monitoring Inc
- Q&A and group discussion
- How does collaboration between vendors, managers, and stakeholders support the successful development and implementation of EM?
- From your perspective (as a stakeholder, manager, etc.), what you need from EM service providers? What do you think is important for vendors to understand?
2:45 – 3:15 pm
3:15 – 4:00 pm
Integrating fishery-dependent data into stock assessments in the Northeast
Objective: Discuss considerations involved in integrating fishery-dependent data, including EM data, into groundfish stock assessments in the Northeast region.
- Tara Trinko Lake, NOAA Fisheries, Northeast Fisheries Science Center
- Vito Giacalone, Northeast Seafood Coalition
- Chris McGuire, The Nature Conservancy
4:00 – 4:45 pm
Exploring EM: Accountability and electronic technologies
Objective: Share stakeholder perspectives on drivers for considering EM in the Gulf of Mexico, and reflect on regional lessons learned from exploring the potential of EM as a monitoring tool.
- Lisa Schmidt, Gulf of Mexico Reef Shareholders’ Alliance
- Scott Hickman, Charter Fishermen’s Association
- Gary Jarvis, Charter Fishermen’s Association
4:45 – 5:00 pm
5:00 – 7:00 pm
EM vendor expo and networking
Location: Wentworth Ballroom Foyer
EM vendors will be available with their EM equipment or services for demonstrations and questions. Attendees are invited to interact with EM vendors and meet with workshop participants.