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March 2012 HMS Advisory Panel Meeting

The spring HMS Advisory Panel (AP) meeting was held March 13-15, 2012.

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

 

TimeDiscussion ItemPresenter
8:30-9:30 am

HMS Advisory Panel 101 for New Members

Margo Schulze-Haugen
9:30-10:00 amWelcome

Scott McCreary

10:00-11:00 am

Overview: Recent Activities & Upcoming Actions/Issues

  • Vessel Monitoring Systems – Update and Next Steps
  • eDealer Update/Demo
  • Litigation - Porbeagle; Bluefin Tuna
  • Shark Updates
  • Weak Hook Implementation/Preliminary Analyses

Margo Schulze-Haugen

11:00-11:30 am

International Affairs Update

  • Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated fishing
  • Port State Measures
  • CITES Conference of the Parties 16 meeting
Dr. Rebecca Lent
Angela Somma
11:30 am - 12 pm

ICCAT 2011: Update and Next Steps

Dr. John Graves
12:00-1:00 pmLunch
1:30 - 2:00 pm

Law Enforcement Update

Lt. Elizabeth Buendia
John Reghi
Meggan Engelke-Ros
2:00-3:15 pm

Bluefin Tuna Issues and Options

HMS Staff
3:15-3:30 pmBreak
3:30-5:15 pmBluefin Tuna Issues and Options (continued)HMS Staff
5:15-5:30 pmPublic Comment
5:45 pmPublic Hearing: Bluefin Tuna 2012 Specifications Proposed Rule
TimeDiscussion ItemPresenter
8:30-8:45 amReconvene
8:45-10:00 am

Amendment 5 Pre-Draft: Atlantic Shark Rebuilding

HMS Staff

10:00-10:15 amRemarks from Samuel D. Rauch, III, Acting Assistant Administrator for FisheriesSamuel D. Rauch
10:15-10:30 amBreak
10:30-11:00 amAmendment 5 Pre-Draft (continued)HMS Staff
11:00 am - 12 pm

Amendent 6 Scoping: Consideration of Catch Shares in Shark Fishery Update

HMS Staff
12:00-1:30 pmLunch
1:30-2:00 pmHMS Research Plan & Remarks from Dr. Richard Merrick Director Scientific Programs & Chief Science Advisor for FisheriesDr. Richard Merrick
2:00-3:00 pmAmendment 4 Caribbean Management Proposed RuleHMS Staff
3:00-3:15 pmAmendment 4 Caribbean Management Proposed Rule - Public Comment
3:15-3:30 pmBreak
3:30-4:30 pm

Amendment 8 Pre-Draft: Swordfish Commercial Access

HMS Staff
4:30-5:15 pmSwordfish 2012 Quotas, Minimum Sizes, & Other MeasuresHMS Staff
5:15-5:30 pmPublic Comment
TimeDiscussion ItemPresenter
8:30-8:45 amReconvene 
8:45-10:00 am

Recreational HMS Issues/Updates

Forbes Darby
Ron Salz
Jason Adriance
Russ Dunn
HMS Staff
10:00-10:15 amBreak
10:15-11:00 amEndangered Species Act Petition Updates: Scalloped Hammerhead Shark & MarlinMargaret Miller
Marta Nammack
11:00-11:15 amPublic Comment
11:15 am - 12 pmHMS Advisory Panel Priorities & Next StepsMargo Schulze-Haugen