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MAFAC Meeting

March 20-22, 2017

Hyatt Regency Boston Harbor
101 Harborside Drive 
Boston, Massachusetts 02128

Agenda Topics and Advance Materials

March 20, 2017

Welcome, Introductions, and Agenda Review

Julie Morris, Chair

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

Impressions of Seafood Expo - Julie Morris, Chair


Science Enterprise Update - Cisco Werner, Acting Director, Scientific Programs and Chief Science Advisor 


Development of a new Mitigation Policy (presentation and discussion)- Susan-Marie Stedman, NOAA Fisheries, Office of Habitat Conservation

Annotated agenda


Update on Agency's Transition & Discussion of topics in MAFAC's Recommendations to New Administration & Other Updates- Sam Rauch, Acting Assistant Administrator for Fisheries

Discussion of MAFAC's recommendations to new Administration: Abundant Seas: Making the Most of America’s Marine Resources

Subcommittee and Working Groups: Ecosystem Approaches Subcommittee, Resilience Task 5- Communications

International Affairs and Trade- John Henderschedt, Director, Office of International Affairs and Seafood Inspection 

Annotated agenda


March 21, 2017

Reports from the State Directors Meeting and Fisheries Commissions

David Donaldson, Executive Director, Gulf States

Randy Fisher, Executive Director, Pacific States

NOAA Fisheries Budget & Operations Outlook -Paul Doremus, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Operations


NOAA Aquaculture Program Update- Michael Rubino, Director, Office of Aquaculture


National Aquaculture Association Letter to MAFAC, January 2017

Working Group Report, Resilience Task 5- Erika Feller, Working Group Task Lead

Public Comment 

March 22, 2017

Update on first meeting and activities of the Columbia Basin Partnership Task Force - Peter Shelley, Ecosystems Approach Subcommittee 

Subcommittee and Working Group Reports

Meeting Close Out: Review of Decisions, Action Items, Next Steps - Julie Morris, Chair; and Jennifer Lukens, Director, Office of Policy


Subcommittees and Working Groups

Ecosystem Approaches Subcommittee - Pam Yochem, Subcommittee Chair

Commerce Subcommittee - Julie Bonney, Subcommittee Chair

Resilience Working Group - Terri Beideman & Ted Ames, Subcommittee Chairs

Task 4 - Social and Economic Community Impacts - Julie Bonney, Task Lead

Task 5 - Communications - Erika Feller, Task Lead

Task 6 - Management Approaches - Harlon Pearce, Task Lead




Federal Register Notice

Summary Report


Transcript - 

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3