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MAFAC Meeting October 2015

October 13-15, 2015

Sheraton Silver Spring Hotel
8777 Georgia Avenue 
Silver Spring, Maryland

AGENDA AND ADVANCE MATERIALS
 

Welcome, Introductions, and Agenda Review

Keith Rizzardi, Chair

Jennifer Lukens, Director, Office of Policy, NOAA Fisheries Service

Eileen Sobeck, Assistant Administrator for Fisheries                                                                            

Coastal Resiliency - A NOAA Priority

Holly Bamford, PhD, Assistant Administrator for NOAA's National Ocean Service, performing the duties of the Assistant Secretary for Conservation and Management

Presentation: Resilient Communities-- NOAA’s Strategy to Help Ocean and Coastal Communities

Coastal Resiliency and NOAA Fisheries

Eileen Sobeck, Assistant Administrator for Fisheries

Jennifer Lukens, Director, Office of Policy, NOAA Fisheries Service

Annotated agenda

Discussion paper on Charge to MAFAC

Presentations

  1. Literature Review of Fishery Management Approaches in a Changing Climate  - Wendy Morrison, PhD, Fisheries Ecologist, ERT Inc. Contractor, in support of Domestic Fisheries Division
  2. Assessing the Vulnerability of Marine Fish and Shellfish Species to a Changing Climate - Wendy Morrison, PhD, Fisheries Ecologist, ERT Inc. Contractor, in support of Domestic Fisheries Division
  3. Social indicators of coastal community vulnerability and fishery dependence - Lisa Colburn, PhD, Social Scientist, Northeast Fisheries Science Center
  4. Habitat conservation in support of coastal and community resiliency - Pat Montanio, Director, Office of Habitat Conservation
  5. Sea Grant Efforts in Support of Resilient Communities and Economies - Nikola Garber, PhD, Acting Director, National Sea Grant College Program
  6. Investigating climate change impacts on Atlantic fish stock distributions and potential harvest re-allocations - Patrick Campfield, Science Director, Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission
  7. Managing fisheries in a changing environment through strategic planning - Rick Robins, Chair, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council

Other Documents:

DRAFT Habitat Enterprise Strategic Plan, 2016–2020

Protected Species Recovery

Annotated Agenda

Presentation: Species in the Spotlight - Survive to Thrive - Donna Wieting, Director, Office of Protected Resources

MAFAC Species Recovery Project - Julie Morris, Chair, Protected Resources Subcommittee

Draft Project Report

Seven Interviews - Score Sheet

NOAA Fisheries Climate Science Strategy - Update 

Annotated Agenda

Presentation - Update on the Strategy and Regional Action Plans - Roger Griffis, Climate Change Coordinator, NOAA Fisheries Service

Report from the Assistant Administrator - Eileen Sobeck

NOAA Fisheries Budget Outlook

Presentation: Budget Outlook - Paul Doremus, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Operations

MAFAC Consultant Reports: Trends from Pacific, Gulf, and Atlantic Commissions

Randy Fisher, Executive Director, Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission

David Donaldson, Executive Director, Gulf States

Robert Beal, Executive Director, Atlantic States

Recreational Fishing

Annotated Agenda

Presentations

  1. Update on the development of regional implementation plans and other Recreational Fisheries Initiative Activities - Russ Dunn, Senior Advisor for Recreational Fisheries

  2. Cost-Earnings of Independent Marine Bait & Tackle Retail Stores - Cliff Hutt, PhD, Research Associate, Economics & Social Analysis Division, Office of Science and Technology

  3. Recreational Fisheries Economic Surveys: 2014-2016 - Sabrina Lovell, PhD, Economist, Economics & Social Analysis Division, Office of Science and Technology

Recreational Fisheries Working Group  - Ken Franke, Chair, Recreational Fisheries Subcommittee

Marine Aquaculture

Annotated Agenda - Strategic Plan

Presentation:  Draft Marine Aquaculture Strategic Plan, FY 2016 -2020 - Michael Rubino, PhD, Director, Office of Aquaculture

Recommendations of the Commerce Subcommittee and Aquaculture Task Force - John Corbin, Co-Chair, Commerce Subcommittee, and Bob Rheault, PhD, Subcommittee member

Annotated Agenda - Mock permit

Update on Mock Permit Project for the Gulf of Mexico - John Corbin, Co-Chair, Commerce Subcommittee, and Bob Rheault, PhD, Subcommittee member

Public comment period

Subcommittee meetings (as needed)

  • Coastal Resiliency
  • Protected Resources
  • Recreational Fisheries

MAFAC Discussion and Brainstorming on Coastal Resilience

NOAA Fisheries Communications and Outreach

Presentation:  Strategic Communications and Outreach Updates - Rebecca Ferro, Acting Deputy Director, NOAA Fisheries Communications Office and Laurel Bryant, Chief, External Affairs, Office of Communications

Final Subcommittee Reports

  • Protected Resources 
  • Recreational Fisheries 
  • Commerce 
  • Strategic Planning, Budget, and Program Management

Close Out: Review of Decisions, Action Items, Next Steps - Keith Rizzardi, Chair

Agenda

Federal Register Notice

Summary Report 

Transmittal

Transcript - 

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3