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MAFAC Meeting May 2013

May 9-10, 2013 
Washington, DC

Thursday, May 9, 2013  

Mayflower Renaissance Washington DC 
  1127 Connecticut Avenue NW 
  Washington DC 20036


Friday, May 10, 2013

Courtyard Washington Embassy Row 
1600 Rhode Island Avenue 
  Washington DC 20036




Welcome, introductions, and opening remarks

Keith Rizzardi, Chair 

Sam Rauch, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Programs

Managing Our Nation’s Fisheries 3 (MNF3)

Review priorities for discussion & trigger questions

Mark Holliday, MAFAC Executive Director

Seafood Certification

Annotated Agenda

Seafood Certification Working Group - Background and context for presentations

George Nardi, Seafood Certification  Working Group Chair

Panel Presentation by External Experts

      Kerry Coughlin, MSC Regional Director – Americas

    • Best Aquaculture Practices Certification standards of the Global Aquaculture Alliance-Presentation

      Molly Metcalf, Global Aquaculture Alliance

    • Systems Assessment of Federal/State Fishery Management Programs - Presentation

      Thor Lassen, Ocean Trust

      Laurel Bryant, Chief, External Affairs, NMFS Office of Communications

Seafood Certification Working Group Deliberation

Status of Prior MAFAC Meeting Outputs & Summer Subcommittee Plans

Mark Holliday, MAFAC Executive Director

Report from the National Working Waterfront & Waterways Symposium

Keith Rizzardi, Chair 

Presentation and Summary of the MAFAC-sponsored Panel Discussion

ESA Working Group Update

Julie Morris, ESA Working Group Chair 

Six-Month Progress Report and Options Matrix

Managing Our Nation’s Fisheries 3 Discussion

        MONF Findings Presentation (closing presentation on May 9)

  1. Recap of outcomes from the three meeting tracks
  2. MAFAC  discussion, findings, and recommendations



Federal Register Notice

Summary Report


Transcript - 

    Day 1 - Thurs., May 9

    Day 2 -  Fri., May 10