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MAFAC Meeting

November 28-30, 2017

Sheraton Silver Spring Hotel

8777 Georgia Avenue

Silver Spring, Maryland

Agenda Topics and Advance Materials

November 28, 2017

Welcome, Introductions, and Agenda Review  (8:30 AM)

Terri Beideman, Chair

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

Report from the Assistant Administrator  (9:00 AM)

Chris Oliver, Assistant Administrator for Fisheries

Communications and Outreach  (9:30 AM)

Rebecca Ferro, Deputy Director, Fisheries Office of Communications

Laurel Bryant, Chief of External Affairs


NOAA Aquaculture Program Updates  (10:30 AM)

Michael Rubino, Director, Office of Aquaculture

Paul Doremus, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Operations


Columbia Basin Partnership (CBP) Task Force – Working Lunch  (11:45 AM)

Barry Thom, Regional Administrator for the West Coast

Kristin Meira, Executive Director, Pacific Northwest Waterways Association

Urban Eberhart, Secretary Manager, Kittitas Reclamation District

Katherine Cheney, Public Affairs Specialist, West Coast Region

Michael Tehan, Assistant Regional Administrator, Interior Columbia Basin Area Office

Presentation: Update on Columbia Basin Partnership Task Force

CBP Task Force Workplan and Members

Inventory of Columbia Basin salmon and steelhead

Report from the Acting Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere  (2:15 PM)

RDML Timothy Gallaudet, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and Acting Under Secretary


Subcommittee and Working Groups (3:15 PM):

Resilience Working Group Task 6—Management Approaches

Commerce Subcommittee  

November 29, 2017

Reports from the State Directors Meeting and Fisheries Commissions  (8:30 AM)

David Donaldson, Executive Director, Gulf States

Randy Fisher, Executive Director, Pacific States

Bob Beal, Executive Director, Atlantic States

NOAA Fisheries Budget Outlook & Administrative Update  (9:15 AM)

Brian Pawlak, Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator for Operations


Legislative Update & Regulatory Streamlining  (10:30 AM)

Alan Risenhoover, Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries

Annotated Agenda

CCC 2017 Working Paper on MSA Reauthorization Issues

Presentation: Magnuson-Stevens Act Reauthorization

Presentation: Regulatory Reform E.O.s and Implementation

Science Enterprise Update  (11:15 AM)

Cisco Werner, Director, Scientific Programs and Chief Science Advisor


Public Comment  (1:45 PM)

Climate Science Update  (2:00 PM)

Roger Griffis, Director, Climate Coordinator

Annotated Agenda


Chapter 9, Oceans and Marine Resources of the DRAFT, 4th U.S. National Climate Assessment

Subcommittee and Working Groups (2:45 PM):

Ecosystem Approaches Subcommittee

Discuss comments on the NCA4 from the Climate Task Force

Recreational Fisheries Subcommittee

Recreational Fisheries Update Presentation

NOAA Fisheries Role Regarding Artificial Reefs

GSFG Initiative Paper

MRIP Update Presentation

November 30, 2017

NOAA Fisheries Grant-making Processes  (9:00 AM)

Dan Namur, Director, External Funding Division, Office of Management and Budget

Annotated Agenda


Citizen Science  (10:00 AM)

Laura Oremland, Acting NOAA Citizen Science Coordinator, NMFS Office of Science and Technology

Rich Cody, MRIP Program Management Team Members, Office of Science and Technology

Annotated Agenda

Presentation: Possibilities and Challenges for Citizen Science in Fisheries

Subcommittee and Working Group Reports (11:15 AM)

Resilience Working Group, Task 6—Management Approaches – Harlon Pierce, Working Group Task 6 Lead; Terri Beideman, Working Group Chair

Commerce Subcommittee – Julie Bonnie, Subcommittee Chair

Ecosystem Approaches Subcommittee– Pam Yochem, Subcommittee Chair

Recreational Fisheries Subcommittee – Dick Brame, Subcommittee Chair

Close Out: Review of Decisions, Action Items, Next Steps, Next Meeting  (2:00 PM)

Terri Beideman, Chair

Jennifer Lukens, Director, Office of Policy

Meeting Agenda

Federal Register Notice

Meeting Transcript

Final Recommendations:

Letter to Sec Ross Supporting a National Aquaculture Initiative

Comments on the Draft 4th U.S. National Climate Assessment

Final Resilience Report - Executive Summary & Complete Reports (Appendices)