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April 2008 HMS Advisory Panel Meeting

NOAA Fisheries held an HMS Advisory Panel (AP) meeting on April 15-17, 2008.

Below is an outline of the agenda, presentations, and handouts.


TimeDiscussion Item
1:30-2:15 pmOverview of HMS Actions for Past Six Months
2:15-3:00 pmEnforcement Update
3:00-3:15 pmBreak
3:15-4:00 pmShark Final Amendment 2 Update
4:00-4:45 pmGroup Discussion on Amendment 2
4:45-5:15 pmPublic Comment
Time Discussion Item
8:30-9:30 am Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Reauthorization Act
9:30-10:15 am Greenstick/Harpoon/Turtle Tether Gear Proposed Rule Presentation
10:15-10:30 am Break
10:30-11:15 am Tuna Longline Permit/Workshop Proposed Rule Presentation
11:15 am -12:00 pm

Permit Reform

12:00-1:30 pm Lunch
1:30-2:30 pm Permit Reform Breakout Session
2:30-3:15 pm Permit Reform Report Back/Group Discussion
3:15-3:30 pm Break
3:30-4:15 pm International Trade Permit Proposed Rule Presentation
4:15-5:00 pm Caribbean Amendment Presentation and Group Discussion
5:00-5:15 pm Public Comment
TimeDiscussion Item
8:30-9:30 amTuna Fishery Update
9:30-10:15 amPelagic Longline Research and Fishery Update
10:15-10:30 amBreak
10:30-11:30 amHMS Management Closing Remarks - Looking Forward, Priorities, and Possible Next Meeting Dates
11:30 am - 12:00 pmAP and Public Closing Remarks