September 2017 HMS Advisory Panel Meeting

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

Schedule

Time

Subject

Presenter

8:45 - 9:00

Welcome and Introductions

Bennett Brooks, Facilitator

9:00 - 9:30

NOAA Fisheries Leadership Remarks

 

Invited

9:30 - 10:15

Overview of Recent Activities/Rulemaking

Regulatory Actions, Landings, and Tournament Updates

National Policy Updates

International Updates

Reporting, Permitting & Other Issues

Other Business for Meeting Agenda

  > Presentation: Atlantic HMS Management Overview (PDF, 26 pages)

HMS Division Staff

10:15 - 10:30

Break

 
10:30 - 11:15

Upcoming Rulemakings

HMS Charter/Headboat Permit Proposed Rule

  > Presentation (PDF, 5 pages)

Individual Bluefin Tuna Quota Accountability Proposed Rule

  > Presentation (PDF, 8 pages)

HMS Division Staff

11:15 - 12:00

Enforcement Updates

  > Presentation: OLE HMS Enforcement Overview (PDF, 10 pages)

  > Presentation: Coast Guard Enforcement Overview (PDF, 13 pages)

NOAA Fisheries Office of Law Enforcement & U.S. Coast Guard Staff

12:00 - 1:30 

Lunch

 
1:30 - 2:00

Caribbean Management Update

  > Presentation (PDF, 14 pages)

HMS Division Staff

2:00 - 3:15

Pelagic Longline Closed Area Research Exempted Fishing Permit Update

  > Presentation (PDF, 15 pages)

HMS Division Staff

3:15 - 3:30

Break

 
3:30 - 4:30

Recreational Issues

HMS Tournament Survey Update

  > Presentation (PDF, 9 pages)

MRIP & LPS Priorities

  > Presentation (PDF, 8 pages)

HMS Tournament Registry Overview

  > Presentation (PDF, 4 pages)

Billfish Circle Hook Tournament Requirements

  > Presentation (PDF, 8 pages)

HMS Division Staff

4:30 - 5:30

Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Management: Review of 2017 Year to Date

  > Presentation (PDF, 16 pages)

HMS Division Staff

5:30 - 5:45 Public Comment  

5:45

Adjourn

 
6:00 No Host Social at Sheraton Lobby Lounge  

 

Time

Subject

Presenter

8:30 - 8:45

Reconvene

Bennett Brooks, Facilitator

8:45 - 9:15

Electronic HMS Dealer Process Overview & Updates

> Presentation (PDF, 19 pages)

HMS Division Staff

9:15 - 9:45

Upcoming Rulemaking: Commercial Shark Closure Threshold & Advanced Notice Proposed Rule

  > Presentation (PDF, 11 pages)

HMS Division Staff

9:45 - 10:00

Break

 
10:00 - 12:00

Ongoing Issues: Pelagic Longline Fishery

Overview of Swordfish Landings in the Pelagic Longline Fishery

  > Presentation (PDF, 37 pages)

Area-Based Management

  > Presentation (PDF, 12 pages)

Weak Hooks in the Gulf of Mexico

  > Presentation (PDF, 6 pages)

Individual Bluefin Quota Program Update and 3-Year Review

  > Presentation (PDF, 13 pages)

HMS Division Staff

12:00 - 1:30 

Lunch

 
1:30 - 2:30

Ongoing Issues: Bluefin Tuna General Category "January" Fishery

  > Presentation (PDF, 5 pages)

  > Handout: Background Paper (PDF, 13 pages)

HMS Division Staff

2:30 - 3:00

Amendment 10 on Essential Fish Habitat

  > Presentation (PDF, 22 pages)

HMS Division Staff

3:00 - 3:15

Public Comment

 
3:15 - 3:30

Meeting Wrap Up & HMS Division Priorities Presentation

  > Presentation (PDF, 25 pages)

HMS Division Staff

3:30

Adjourn

 

 

Last updated by Office of Sustainable Fisheries on 02/13/2018

Atlantic Highly Migratory Species