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September 2012 HMS Advisory Panel Meeting

The fall HMS Advisory Panel (AP) meeting was held September 19-21, 2012.

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

 

TimeDiscussion ItemPresenter
1:00-1:30 pmWelcomeScott McCreary, Facilitator
1:30-2:15 pm

Recent Activities & Upcoming Actions/Issues

HMS Staff

2:15-3:00 pm

Update on Weak Hook Research/Preliminary Analysis

Daniel Foster, SEFSC

3:00-3:30 pm

Law Enforcement Update

NOAA Fisheries/USCG Staff
3:30-3:45pmBreak
3:45-5:45 pm

Amendment 5 Pre-Draft: Atlantic Shark Rebuilding & Ending Overfishing

HMS Staff
5:45-6:00 pmPublic Comment 
TimeDiscussion ItemPresenter
8:30-8:45 amReconvene 
8:45-9:30am

Year to Date in Review

HMS Staff
9:30-10:15am

PreDraft Amendment 7 on Bluefin Tuna Management

HMS Staff
10:15-10:30amBreak
10:30am-12:00pm

Predraft Amendment 7 - Bluefin Tuna Management

  • HMS Advisory Panel Discussion
  • Next Steps
HMS Staff
12:00-1:30pmLunch 
1:30-2:00pmRemarks from Samuel D. Rauch, III, Deputy Assistant Administrator for FisheriesSamuel D. Rauch
2:00-2:30pm

Draft Amendment 4 on Caribbean HMS Management

HMS Staff
2:30-3:00pm

Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species Updates

NOAA Fisheries Staff
3:00-3:30pmFinal HMS Research PlanNOAA Fisheries Staff
3:30-3:45pmBreak 
 3:45-4:30pm

Draft Amendment 8 on Swordfish Commercial Access

 HMS Staff
 4:30-5:15pm

United States - Bahamas Maritime Boundary

  • For information on the US - Bahamas Maritime Boundary, please contact Brian Melchior at MelchiorBR@state.gov.
Department of State Staff
5:15-5:30pmPublic Comment
TimeDiscussion ItemPresenter
8:30-8:45amReconvene
8:45-9:45pm

Recreational HMS Issues/Updates

 

 

NOAA Fisheries Staff

 

9:45-10:00amBreak
10:00-10:45am

Electronic HMS Dealer Reporting Final Rule Overview

 

HMS Staff

10:45-11:00amPublic Comment
11:00am-12:00pmHMS Advisory Panel: Priorities & Next StepsHMS Staff