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MAFAC Meeting December 2013

December 3-5, 2013

Silver Spring Civic Building
One Veterans Plaza, Fenton Room
Silver Spring, Maryland


Introductions and opening remarks

Keith Rizzardi, JD, Chair 

Report from the NOAA Administrator

Dr. Mark Schaefer, Assistant Secretary for Conservation and Management/Deputy Administrator of NOAA, with introduction by Sam Rauch, Acting Assistant Administrator


Paul Doremus, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Operations

2014 NOAA Fisheries Priorities Document

Paul Doremus, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Operations

MAFAC Consultant Reports: Trends from Pacific & Gulf Commissions

Randy Fisher, Executive Director, Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission

David Donaldson, Executive Director, Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission

MAFAC Executive Director: Update on status of prior MAFAC meeting outputs

Dr. Mark Holliday, Director, Office of Policy, NOAA Fisheries Service

Magnuson-Stevens Act (MSA) Reauthorization

Conference outcomes; priority issues for Congress, NMFS; hearings status; National Standard 1 revision status and strategy;  Emily Menashes, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries

MAFAC review of May 2013 MSA reauthorization priorities;   Heidi Lovett, Policy Analyst, Office of Policy.

Subcommittee Meetings

ESA Section 7 Consultation Process Working Group Report Out

        Julie Morris, Chair

Seafood Certification Working Group Report Out         

NOAA Recreational Fisheries Update

Russell Dunn, National Policy Advisory for Recreational Fisheries

Recreational Fisheries Subcommittee Report Out

Ken Franke, Chair

Subcommittee Reports

Ecosystem - David Wallace

Budget & Strategic Planning - Tony Chatwin

Commerce - Bob Rheault

Protected Resources - Julie Morris


Federal Register Notice

Summary Report 


ESA consultation coordination

Sustainable Seafood  Certification

Recreational fisheries white paper

Transcript - 

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3