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September 2017 HMS Advisory Panel Meeting

 
 
September 2017 Advisory Panel Meeting
Sheraton Silver Spring • 8777 Georgia Ave.  • Silver Spring, MD 20910
September 6-7, 2017

 

Draft Agenda & 
Meeting Materials



 
Wednesday - September 6, 2017

Conference call: 888-982-4617; Participant code: 7004340
Webinar: https://noaaevents2.webex.com/noaaevents2/onstage/g.php?MTID=e6033c55c6fea05034b8f29ae2f0ca8cf; Event password: NOAA

TIME SUBJECT PRESENTER
8:45 - 9:00
(15 min)
Welcome and Introductions
Bennett Brooks, Facilitator
9:00 - 9:30
(30 min)
NOAA Fisheries Leadership Remarks Invited
9:30 - 10:15 (45 min) Overview of Recent Activities/Rulemaking
HMS Division Staff
 • Regulatory Actions, Landings, and Tournament Updates
 • National Policy Updates
 • International Updates
 • Reporting, Permitting & Other Issues
 • Other Business for Meeting Agenda
  •   Presentation: Atlantic HMS Management Overview
10:15 - 10:30     - Break -    
10:30 - 11:15
(45 min)
Upcoming Rulemakings:
1) HMS Charter/Headboat Permit Proposed Rule
2) Individual Bluefin Tuna Quota Accountability Proposed Rule
HMS Division Staff
 • Presentation, Questions & Answers
 • HMS Advisory Panel Discussion
  •   Presentation: Charter/Headboat Permit and Sale of HMS
  •   Presentation: IBQ Program Accountability Measures
11:15 - 12:00 (45 min) Enforcement Updates
NOAA Fisheries Office of Law Enforcement & U.S. Coast Guard Staff
 
 • Presentation, Questions & Answers
 • HMS Advisory Panel Discussion
  •   Presentation: OLE HMS Enforcement Overview
  •   Presentation: Coast Guard Enforcement Overview
12:00 - 1:30     - Lunch -    
1:30 - 2:00
  (30 min)   
Caribbean Management Update
HMS Division Staff
 
 • Presentation, Questions & Answers
 • HMS Advisory Panel Discussion
  •   Presentation: Atlantic HMS Caribbean Fisheries Update
2:00 - 3:15
  (75 min)   
Pelagic Longline Closed Area Research Exempted Fishing Permit Update
HMS Division Staff
 
 • Presentation, Questions & Answers
 • HMS Advisory Panel Discussion
  •   Presentation: EFP to Evaluate PLL Catch Rates
3:15 - 3:30     - Break -    
3:30 - 4:30
  (60 min)   
Recreational Issues:
1) HMS Tournament Survey Update
2) MRIP & LPS Priorities
3) HMS Tournament Registry Overview
4) Billfish Circle Hook Tournament Requirements

HMS Division Staff
 
 • Presentation, Questions & Answers
 • HMS Advisory Panel Discussion
  •   Presentation: Atlantic HMS Recreational Economic Surveys
  •   Presentation: MRIP Atlantic HMS Regional Implementation Plan and MRIP/LPS Priorities
  •   Presentation: Atlantic Tournament Registration and Reporting Online System
  •   Presentation: Consideration of Circle Hook Requirement in Atlantic Billfish Tournaments
4:30 - 5:30
  (60 min)   
Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Management: Review of 2017 Year to Date
HMS Division Staff
 
 • Presentation, Questions & Answers
 • HMS Advisory Panel Discussion
  •   Presentation: 2017 Handgear Fisheries Year in Review
5:30 - 5:45
(15 min)
Public Comment  
5:45     - Adjourn -      
6:00
No Host Social at Sheraton Lobby Lounge
 
Thursday - September 7, 2017

Conference call: 888-982-4617; Participant code: 7004340
Webinar: https://noaaevents2.webex.com/noaaevents2/onstage/g.php?MTID=e5d35a1aa03a6b871ff5b0801765696f1; Event password: NOAA

TIME SUBJECT PRESENTER
8:30 - 8:45
(15 min)
Reconvene Bennett Brooks, Facilitator
8:45 - 9:15
(30 min)
Electronic HMS Dealer Process Overview & Updates
HMS Division Staff
 
   • Presentation, Questions & Answers
   • HMS Advisory Panel Discussion
 
  •   Presentation: eDealer and Quota Monitoring of Atlantic HMS Fisheries
9:15 - 9:45
(30 min)
Upcoming Rulemaking: Commercial Shark Closure Threshold & Advanced Notice Proposed Rule
HMS Division Staff
 
   • Presentation, Questions & Answers
   • HMS Advisory Panel Discussion
 
  •   Presentation: Revising the Atlantic Shark Fishery Closure Regulations
9:45 - 10:00     - Break -    
10:00 - 12:00
(120 min)
Ongoing Issues: Pelagic Longline Fishery
1) Overview of Swordfish Landings in the Pelagic Longline Fishery
2) Area-Based Management
3) Weak Hooks in the Gulf of Mexico
4) Individual Bluefin Quota Program Update and 3-Year Review

HMS Division Staff
 
   • Presentation, Questions & Answers
   • HMS Advisory Panel Discussion
 
  •   Presentation: Swordfish Pelagic Longline Fishery Characterization and Trends
  •   Presentation: Pelagic Longline Closed Area and Gear Restricted Issues and Options
  •   Presentation: Weak Hooks and the Gulf of Mexico
  •   Presentation: IBQ Program Update and 3-Year Review Progress Report
12:00 - 1:30     - Lunch -    
1:30 - 2:30
(60 min)
Ongoing Issues: Bluefin Tuna General Category "January" Fishery HMS Division Staff 
   • Presentation, Questions & Answers
 • HMS Advisory Panel Discussion
 
  •   Presentation: Management of the Atlantic Bluefin Tuna General Category "January" Fishery
  •   Handout: Background Paper
2:30 - 3:00
  (30 min)   
Amendment 10 on Essential Fish Habitat
HMS Division Staff
 
 • Presentation, Questions & Answers
 • HMS Advisory Panel Discussion
  •   Presentation: Final Amendment 10: Essential Fish Habitat
3:00 - 3:15
(15 min)
Public Comment  
3:15 - 3:30
(15 min)
Meeting Wrap Up & HMS Division Priorities Presentation HMS Division Staff 
   • Presentation, Questions & Answers
 
  •   Presentation: September 2017 AP Meeting Wrap Up
3:30     - Adjourn -      
Meeting Transcripts
Wednesday, September 6  
Thursday, September 7