October 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

Tuesday, October 20, 2020    12:30 – 4:45 PM Eastern

This meeting is accessible to the public via webinar and teleconference. Please use the following information to access today's meeting. You must dial in separately for audio.

Teleconference

Teleconference Line: 888-324-9617
Participant Passcode: 2892469

WebEx

Webinar Link:  https://noaanmfs-meets.webex.com/noaanmfs-meets/onstage/g.php?MTID=e52cfc0aede64a9406813bf51c5ecba7a 
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Time

Min.

Subject

Presenter

12:00- 12:30

 

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12:30 -12:40

10

Welcome, Roll Call, & Agenda Review

Erika Feller, MAFAC Chair

Jennifer Lukens, Director, Office of Policy

12:40 -1:10

30

Report from the Assistant Administrator

Letter from Dr. Jacobs on proposed National Seafood Council (PDF, 1 page)

Chris Oliver, Assistant Administrator for Fisheries

1:10 – 1:15

5

Break/Stretch

 

1:15 – 2:15 

60

Columbia Basin Partnership Task Force

ACTION for MAFAC Approval

  • Presentation and discussion - final Phase 2 report
    • Review of the process
    • Presentation on the final goals, scenarios, key findings, and path forward.

Presentation (PDF, 22 pages)

Letters of Support (PDF, 16 pages)

Phase 2 Report, A Vision for Salmon and Steelhead, Goals to Restore Thriving Salmon and Steelhead to the Columbia River Basin (PDF, 80 pages)

Phase 2 Report Appendices (PDF, 178 pages)

Barry Thom, Regional Administrator, West Coast Region

Jennifer Anders, Northwest Power and Conservation Council, Montana, Salish-Kootenai Tribes and Kootenai, Tribe of Idaho

Paul Arrington, Idaho Water Users Association

Scott Hauser, Snake River Tribes Foundation, Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley Reservation, Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of the Fort Hall Reservation, Fort McDermitt Paiute and Shoshone Tribe, and Burns Paiute Tribe.

Jim McKenna, Governor Brown’s Natural Resource Policy Office, Oregon

2:15 -2:20

5

Public Comment

 

2:20 – 2:25

5

Break/Stretch

 

2:25 – 3:00

25

MAFAC Final Action

Ecosystems Approach Subcommittee Recommendation on CBP Task Force report

Raimundo Espinoza, Subcommittee Chair

3:00 – 3:30

30

Break/Lunch

 

3:30 -4:30

60

Update of the Recreational Electronic Reporting Task Force

Presentation (PDF, 7 pages)

Report: Better Defining the Universe of Offshore Recreational Anglers

Final Action

  • Presentation by the Recreational Fisheries Subcommittee

Draft Report, Better Defining the Universe of Offshore Recreational Anglers (PDF, 14 pages)

Heather Sagar, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Policy

 

Bob Gill, Chair, Recreational Fisheries Subcommittee

Robert Jones, Lead, Universe of Offshore Anglers task

4:30 – 4:35

5

Public Comment

 

4:35 - 4:45

10

Recap  - overview of Tuesday’s working sessions

Erika Feller, MAFAC Chair

Jennifer Lukens, Director, Office of Policy

4:45

 

Adjourn

Wednesday, October 21, 2020    12:30 – 5:00 PM Eastern

This meeting is accessible to the public via webinar and teleconference.  Please use the following information to access today's meeting: You must dial in separately for audio.

Teleconference

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Participant Passcode: 7267062

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Time

Min.

Subject

Presenter

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12:30 -1:10

40

Marine Heatwaves– Informational

  • Review, current understanding, and next steps

Presentation (PDF, 14 pages)

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

1:10 -1:50

40

NOAA Fisheries Budget Outlook & Administrative Update –

Informational

  • Budget update, Pandemic challenges
  • Federal Grants Performance
  • Funding & financial relief for stakeholders
  • Aquaculture update

Presentation (PDF, 28 pages)

Paul Doremus, PhD, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Operations

1:50 – 2:05

15

Reports from the State Directors Meeting and Fisheries Commissions

  • Distribution of CARES Act funding
  • Outlook for year ahead

 

David Donaldson, Executive Director, Gulf States

Randy Fisher, Executive Director, Pacific States

2:05 – 2:10

5

Break/Stretch

 

2:10 – 3:10

60

Aquaculture

  • Aquaculture Office and program update

Presentation (PDF, 23 pages)

  • Presentation on the new Economic Development Task Force of the Interagency Subcommittee on Aquaculture (under the National Science & Technology Council)

Presentation (PDF, 11 pages)

Danielle Blacklock, Director, Office of Aquaculture

David O’Brien, Deputy Director, Office of Aquaculture

3:10 – 3:40

30

Break/Lunch

 

3:40 - 3:50 10

Final Action - Report of the Recreational Fisheries Subcommittee

Report: Better Defining the Universe of Offshore Recreational Anglers (PDF, 14 pages)

Bob Gill, Chair, Recreational Fisheries Subcommittee

Robert Jones, Lead, Universe of Offshore Anglers Task

3:50 – 4:45

55

Strategic Planning Subcommittee

  • Focus on prioritizing topics for  Strategic Planning, Budget, and Program Management Subcommittee work

Erika Feller, MAFAC Chair

Donnie McMahon, Subcommittee Chair

4:45 – 5:00

15

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

Erika Feller, Chair

Jennifer Lukens, Director, Office of Policy

5:00 pm

 

Adjourn

Last updated by Office of Policy on 10/20/2020

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