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Talking shop are Dr. John Boreman, Director of NMFS’ Office of Science and Technology, Don Hansen Special Recognition Award recipient, and Randy Fisher, Exec. Dir. of Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission. Don Hansen, recipient of a Special Recognition award, with his wife Ann. Dick Gutting, attorney at law and former member of MAFAC, with Jason Patlis, Director of Government Relations for World Wildlife Fund.
Bob Fletcher, Sportfishing Association of Calif. and member of MAFAC, with Jimmie Cooke and Anne Fletcher. Ralph Rayburn, Texas Sea Grant and MAFAC member, with Mary Hogarth, and his wife, Elaine Rayburn. Larry Simpson, Exec. Dir. Of Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission and Dr. Steve Murawski, Chief Scientist, National Marine Fisheries Service.
Rob Kramer, President of International Gamefish Assoc. and MAFAC member, Rich Ruais, Exec. Director of Blue Water Fishermen’s Association, and Jack Dunnigan, Assistant Administrator of the National Ocean Service. Melissa Fischer and Chris Fischer, Founder/CEO of Fischer Productions, host of ESPN’s “Offshore Adventures” and guest speaker at the 2007 Sustainable Fisheries Leadership Awards dinner. Melvin Kvilhaug, New England scallop vessel owner, with Special Recognition Award recipient Dr. Brian Rothschild of University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, and State Representative John F. Quinn, of Dartmouth, Mass.
Members of CCA Texas – Bay Debris Cleanup Committee, recipient of the Conservation Partnerships Award. Members featured here are Beth Stier, John Holmgreen, and Jay Gardner. Bob Schwartz, NOAA’s Production Studio, with his wife Ailyn Schwartz. Scott Rayder, Chief of Staff for NOAA, and his wife Catherine Rayder.
Dr. John Boreman, Fisheries’ Director of the Office of Science and Technology and formerly with the Northeast Fisheries Science Center, catches up on New England business with Mary Beth Tooley of The Small Pelagics Group in New England, and a member of MAFAC. Stewardship and Sustainability Award Recipient Don Kent, President of Hubbs Sea World Research Institute, with his daughter Rachel and wife Cara Kent. ‘Mingling MAFAC members’ - Jim Gilmore of At Sea Processors Association, Tony DiLernia Director of Marine Technology, Kingsborough Community, and Catherine Foy Steller Sea Lion Project Manager for Aleutians East Borough (woman in background).
Big Fish talking are Chris Fischer of ESPN’s “Offshore Adventures”, Rob Kramer, President of Int’l Gamefish Assoc. and MAFAC member, and Melissa Fischer. Jim Murray and Leon Cammen of the National Sea Grant College Program, Tom Raftican of United Anglers and member of MAFAC, and another MAFAC member Ralph Rayburn of Texas Sea Grant. Laurel Bryant, Exec. Dir. of MAFAC and Coordinator of the Leadership Awards, with Dr. William Hogarth, AA for Fisheries, and Jason Patlis of World Wildlife Fund.
Paula Sylvia of Hubbs SeaWorld Research Institute, and Rich Ruais, Exec. Director of Blue Water Fishermen’s Assoc. David Whaley, Natural Resources Committee, U.S. House of Representatives, with RADM Sam Debow of NOAA Corp, and Gloria Thompson, Special Assistant to the AA for Fisheries. Ed Ebisui of the Western Pacific Fishery Management Council and Kitty Simonds, Exec. Director of the W. Pacific FMC.
Catching up on New England news are Susan Rothschild and Special Recognition Award recipient Dr. Brian Rothschild, with Monica Allen of NOAA’s Public Affairs for Fisheries. As a news journalist, Monica was an editor at The Standard Times in New Bedford, Mass. Former and current MAFAC gal pals, Ann Hansen and a friend, along with Elaine Rayburn, Jimmie Cooke and Anne Fletcher. Enjoying the evening festivities are a few Amigos de Bolsa Chica, winner of the Coastal Habitat Conservation Award. Seen here are Brian Wescott, and Shirley and Robert Dettloff with their granddaughter Anna Bohannan. Shirley was a co-founder of the Amigos and served as their first President 30 years ago.
Beth Stier of CCA Texas and Ailyn Schwartz and Bob Schwartz, NOAA Production Studio. Barbara Heffernan of Anheuser Busch, and David Russell of Bryan Cave Strategies. Ed Ebisui, Western Pacific FMC, with Special Recognition Award recipient Don Hansen of the Pacific FMC, and Pete Leipzig, Exec. Dir. Fishermen's Marketing Assoc. and member of MAFAC.
The ‘Leading man and Lady of Fisheries’, Dr. William T. Hogarth and his wife Mary Hogarth. Some of New Englands elite clebrate Dr. Rothschild's award. Seen here are Roy Enoksen, Owner of Eastern Fisheries Inc., his wife Arlene Enoksen, Susan Rothschild, and Dr. Steve Murawski, Chief Scientist for NOAA’s Fisheries Service. David Russell of Bryan Cave Strategies, Tony DiLernia, Director of Maritime Technology at Kingsborough Comm. College and MAFAC member, and Mary Hope Katsouros, President of Fish for the Future Foundation. Fish for the Future Foundation hosts the Leadership Awards.
Scott Rayder, Chief of Staff for NOAA, Catherine Rayder, RADM Sam Debow, NOAA Corp, and John Rayfield, Transportation Committee, House of Representatives. Tom Billy, President of International Seafood Consulting, Inc. and member of MAFAC, talks shop with Dick Gutting, attorney at law and former member of MAFAC. Dr. William Hogarth, AA for Fisheries chats with Ginette Hemley, Acting Chief Conservation Officer for World Wildlife Fund. WWF’s Smart Gear Competition was this year’s recipient of the Science, Research and Technology Award.
Benjamin and Justin Beideman, sons of Nelson Beideman, with Nelson's sister and her husband, Lael and James Rutherford. Nelson was honored posthumously for his life's contributions to the sustainable use of living marine resources. Pat Montanio, Director of Habitat Conservation in NOAA’s Fisheries Service, with Gary Reisner, CFO for Fisheries, and Vicki Cornish, Director, Marine Life Conservation at Ocean Conservancy. Amy Hammer, Hubbs Sea World Research Institute representative, with VADM Conrad C. Lautenbacher, Under Secretary for Oceans and Atmosphere.
VADM Conrad C. Lautenbacher, Under Secretary for Oceans and Atmosphere, with Jason Patlis of World Wildlife Fund and Scott Rayder, Chief of Staff for NOAA. Randy Fisher, Exec. Director of Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission, Jack Dunnigan, AA for Oceans, and Dr. Rebecca Lent, Director, International Affairs for Fisheries. David Whaley, Natural Resources Committee, House of Representatives, and Laurel Bryant, MAFAC Exec. Dir. and Coordinator of the Leadership Awards.
Dr. Bill Hogarth, Assist. Administrator for Fisheries, Jimmie Cooke, and Jack Dunnigan, AA for Oceans. VADM Conrad C. Lautenbacher, Under Secretary for Oceans and Atmosphere, with Ginette Hemley, Kim Davis and Jason Patlis of the World Wildlife Fund, and Scott Smullen Deputy Director of NOAA’s Public Affairs. Usha Varanasi, Director, Northwest Fisheries Science Center, and VADM Conrad C. Lautenbacher, Under Secretary for Oceans and Atmosphere.
Dorothy Lowman, natural resources consultant and MAFAC member, Dr. William Fox, Director, Southwest Fisheries Science Center, and VADM Conrad C. Lautenbacher, Under Secretary for Oceans and Atmosphere. New England royalty turns out for Dr. Rothschild. Seen here are Chancellor Dr. Jean F. MacCormack, U. Mass Dartmouth, and State Representative John Quinn, Dartmouth Mass. and his wife Jane Quinn. LTjg Paul Hemmick, NOAA Corp, Scott Smullen, Deputy Director of NOAA’s Public Affairs, and Jessica Kondel, Fisheries Liaison with NOAA’s Policy Coordination Office.
Michele Shea of Fish for the Future Foundation with John Oliver, Deputy AA of Operations, NOAA’s Fisheries Service. Guest speaker Chris Fischer, Founder and CEO of Fischer Productions and host of ESPN’s “Offshore Adventures” give the evening’s remarks, focusing on the importance of cooperation among users to sustain the oceans, and the need for greater international compliance with ocean stewardship laws. VADM Lautenbacher, Dr. William Hogarth, Melissa and Chris Fischer.
VADM Lautenbacher and Dr. William Hogarth with Ben Beideman and Terri Beideman accept the posthumous recognition given in honor of Nelson Beideman. Nelson passed away in May, 2006, and was a key supporter of the international conservation and science initiatives over highly migratory species in the Atlantic. Terri Beideman, Nelson Beideman’s widow, gives some heart-felt thanks. She is joined here by her two sons Justin and Benjamin Beideman. VADM Lautenbacher with Benjamin Beideman.
VADM Lautenbacher, Dr. Hogarth and Don Kent, President of Hubbs Sea World Research Institute, recipient of the Stewardship and Sustainability Award for advancing the science of aquaculture. Don Kent, President of Hubbs Sea World Research Institute, thanks NOAA and the National Marine Fisheries Service for their recognition. VADM Lautenbacher and Dr. Hogarth with CCA Texas – Bay Debris Cleanup Committee members Troy Williamson (between VADM and Dr. Hogarth), Jay Gardner, John Holmgreen, Mark Ray, Beth Stier and Stan Stanley.
Troy Williamson speaks on behalf of CCA Texas – Bay Debris Cleanup Committee’ receipt of the Conservation Partnerships Award. VADM Lautenbacher and Dr. Hogarth with Ginette Hemley, Kimberly Davis and Mike Osmond of the World Wildlife Fund. WWF’s Smart Gear Competition received the Science, Research and Technology Award. Ginette Hemley accepts the Award on behalf of WWF and reminds everyone that this is the third year of the Smart Gear Competition, with proposals still being accepted through the end of July.
Amigos de Bolsa Chica receive the Coastal Habitat Restoration Awards. Accepting on behalf of the 2000 members of the organization are Amigos Dr. David Carlberg, Shirley Dettloff, (standing between VADM Lautenbacher and Dr. Hogarth), Tom Anderson, Brian Wescott, Craig Frampton, and Margaret Carlberg. Speaking on behalf of the Amigos is Shirley Dettloff, co-founder and first President of the Amigos de Bolsa Chica. Rachel Bergren and Michele Jost of the John G. Shedd Aquarium’s Conservation Awareness Program accept the Public Education, Community Service and Media Award on behalf of the Shedd Aquarium.
Rachel Bergren and Michele Jost, Director and Manager of the John G. Shedd Aquarium’s Conservation Awareness programs respectively. VADM Lautenbacher, Dr. Hogarth and Don Hansen share a laugh. Don received a Special Recognition Award for his long term contributions to sustainable fisheries management practices along the west coast. In keeping with his recognized strength as bridge builder and conciliator, Special Recognition Award recipient, Don Hansen, entertains the crowd!
Dr. Brian Rothschild, U. of Massachusetts Dartmouth, receives a Special Recognition Award for his lifetime commitment and outstanding contributions to fisheries science, management and education. Dr. Hogarth closes the evening with a thank you to all the Award recipients for their contributions, and an encouragement to everyone to help the agency identify and recognize the leaders who are inspiring and investing in sustainability practices.

VADM Lautenbacher and Mary Hope Katsouros, Fish for the Future Foundation – applaud the night. Fish for the Future Foundation hosted the evening’s event and without whose support the awards ceremony would not be possible.

   
A good night was had by all. Hope to see you next year.    
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