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Fisheries Management Workshop Agenda - Tampa, FL

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

7:30 am - 8:30 am 
Breakfast at Hotel
8:30 am - 10:00 am 
Welcome & Introductions with John Carmichael
  • Intro and Overview
  • Quick recap of where we left off with science workshop
  • Recall Fishery dependent and fishery independent data collection
  • Recall stock assessment process, and high level outputs of this
  • Big picture overview of council regions, SERO, Sci Ctrs nationally use a map
10:00 am - 10:30 am 
Break
10:30 am - 12:00 pm 
Fishery Management Council Process by Emily Muehlstein
  • Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act
  • Why/how the Councils came about
  • Council membership makeup/rationale
  • What is a Fishery Management Plan and how are they developed?
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm 
Lunch
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm 
Role of Science in Management by John Carmichael
Roles of Commissions by John Carmichael
  • Overview of how science is used by the SSCs and Councils in developing FMPs
  • Dealing with uncertainty
  • Best available science vs. Best possible science
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm 
Break
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm 
How to Get Involved by Kim Iverson and Charlene Ponce
  • Attending a Council Meeting
  • How the agendas are developed; required publication in Federal Register including timing requirements
  • Understanding Roberts Rules of Order
  • Offering oral and written testimony
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm 
Wrap-up Day One
  • Introduce Day 2 role play and pre-reading
  • Questions/Comments
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm 
Coctails and Dinner

Wednesday, September 24, 2013

7:30 am - 8:30 am 
Breakfast at Hotel
8:30 am - 9:00 am 
Welcome and Introduction
9:00 am - 11:00 am 
Overview of Federal Fisheries Management
Southeast Regional Office: Bridging the Gap Between Science and Management by Andy Strelcheck
Southeast Regional Office: Role in the Fishery Management Process by Rick DeVictor

  • NOAA Fisheries Roles and Responsibilities & the Southeast Region Office
  • Other laws and their involvement - MMPA, ESA, other regulations the councils and NOAA Fisheries must consider
  • Overview of the Commissions why they were created, and where they fit in the management picture
11:00 am - 11:15 am 
Break

11:15 am - 12:00 pm 
The Legal Framework by Monica Smit-Brunello

  • What is required of the Councils
  • Staff roles

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm 
Lunch

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm 
Enforcement Overview and Consideration by Tracy Dunn
  • NOAA Law Enforcement
  • Role of the U.S. Coast Guard
  • States with Cooperative Law Enforcement Agreements
2:00 pm - 2:15 pm 
Break
2:15 pm - 4:30 pm 
Hypothetical Council Scenario
  • Break out groups
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm 
Wrap-up
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm 
Coctails and Dinner

Thursday, September 26, 2013

7:00 am - 8:00 am 
Breakfast at hotel
8:00 am - 9:00 am 
Welcome and debrief
9:00 am - 10:00 am 
Role of Congress and Judiciary in Federal Fisheries Management by Shep Grimes, Rob Moller
10:00 am - 10:30 am 
Break
10:30 am - 12:30 pm 
Sustainable Fisheries, Visioning, and Current Issues
Current and Future Sustainable Fisheries Actions and Activities by Bob Mahood
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council by Carrie Simmons
Caribbean Fishery Management Council by Miguel Rolon
  • Overview from each council E.D.s
  • Vision for next 1-3 years, issues coming down the road
  • Q&A panel to help compare and contrast approaches in different regions
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Evaluations, Discussion, Box Lunch
Thank you and safe travels home!