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September 2015 HMS Advisory Panel Meeting

 
 
Fall 2015 Advisory Panel Meeting
Sheraton Silver Spring • 8777 Georgia Ave. • Silver Spring, MD 20814
September 9-10, 2015

 
 

 
 
     

Draft Agenda & Meeting Materials

 
 
Wednesday - September 9, 2015
Conference Call: phone number 1-866-509-5013; Participant Code: 1475429
Webinar:
https://noaaevents2.webex.com/noaaevents2/onstage/g.php?d=999136478&t=a ;
event password: NOAA
TIME SUBJECT PRESENTER
9:00 - 9:15
(15 min)
Welcome
Introductions of Facilitator, Advisory Panel, and Staff
Agenda Adoption
Suzanne Lea,
Facilitator
9:15 - 9:45
(30 min)
Overview of Recent Activities / General Updates
Regulatory Actions, Landings, & Tournament Updates
Exempted Fishing Permit Updates
Endangered Species Act Updates
IMO Number Implementation Status
Office of Sustainable Fisheries Strategic Plan Status
HMS Staff
  •   Presentation: HMS Management Overview
 •   Materials: Recent Federally Funded Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Research
9:45 - 10:15
(30 min)
Deepwater Horizon Pelagic Longline Gear Project Update
 
NOAA Fisheries Office of Habitat Staff
  •   Presentation: Deepwater Horizon PLL Gear Project
    - Break -    10:0</span>
10:15 - 10:45
(30 min)
Law Enforcement Updates NOAA Fisheries Law Enforcement, General Counsel, & USCG Staff
Presentation, Questions, and Answers
HMS Advisory Panel Discussion
  •   Presentation: Coast Guard                     
  • Presentation: NOAA Law Enforcement
10:45 - 11:00     - Break  -    
11:00 - 12:30
(90 min)
Bluefin Tuna Management
Overview of Amendment 7, 2015 Quota Rule, Purse Seine EFP
Presentation, Questions, and Answers
HMS Advisory Panel Discussion
  •   Presentations: Bluefin Tuna Management Presentation
NOAA Fisheries Staff
12:30 - 1:45     - Lunch  -    
1:45 - 2:15
(30 min)
NMFS Leadership Remarks
Remarks, Questions, and Answers
Eileen Sobeck, Assistant Administrator for Fisheries
2:15 - 3:30
(75 min)
Amendment Atlantic Shark Management
Amendment 5b, Final Amendment 6, Proposed 2016 Shark Specifications, Amendment 9, Smoothhound Shark Assessment Results, Future Stock Assessments
Presentation, Questions, and Answers
HMS Advisory Panel Discussion
HMS Division Staff
 •   Presentation: Amendment 6                      
 • Presentation: Amendment 5b
3:30 - 3:45     - Break  -    
3:45 - 4:30
(75 min)
Amendment Atlantic Shark Management - Continued
Amendment 5b, Final Amendment 6, Proposed 2016 Shark Specifications, Amendment 9, Smoothhound Shark Assessment Results, Future Stock Assessments
Presentation, Questions, and Answers
HMS Advisory Panel Discussion
HMS Division Staff
 •   Presentation: Amendment 9                      
 • Presentation: Shark Stock Assessments
4:30 - 5:00
(30 min)
Public Comment  
5:00 - 6:00
(60 min)
Breakout Sessions (Concurrent)
Bluefin Tuna Amendment 7 Implementation and Current Status
HMS Recreational Fishing Policy Implementation Plan & Tournament Economics Study
Presentation: Atlantic HMS Tournament Expenditures Survey
Materials: National Saltwater Recreational Fisheries Policy
Materials: National Saltwater Recreational Fisheries Implementation Plan  
Materials: Regional Recreational Fisheries Action Agenda Atlantic Highly Migratory Species 2014–2015
Materials: Economic Studies of Atlantic HMS Recreational Fisheries
 
5:45     - Adjourn -      
Thursday - September 10, 2015
Conference Call: Phone Number 1-866-509-5013; Participant Code: 1475429
Webinar:  
https://noaaevents2.webex.com/noaaevents2/onstage/g.php?d=995421572&t=a ;
event password: NOAA
 
TIME SUBJECT PRESENTER
8:30 - 8:45
(15 min)
Reconvene Suzanne Lea,
Facilitator
8:45 - 9:15
(30 min)
Atlantic HMS Essential Fish Habitat 5-Year Review & Amendment 10
Presentation, Questions, and Answers
HMS Advisory Panel Discussion
HMS  Division Staff
  •   Presentation: Amendment 10 - HMS EFH            
9:15 - 10:30
(75 min)
International Updates
Illegal, Unregulated, and Unreported (IUU) Task Force Updates
International Trade Data System Testing and Updates
Marine Mammal Protection Act Proposed Rule Updates
Presentation, Questions, and Answers
HMS Advisory Panel Discussion
NOAA Fisheries Office of International Affairs and Seafood Inspection
Staff
  •   Presentation: International Update - IUU                        
10:30 - 10:45     - Break -    
10:45 - 11:15
(30 min)
Electronic Bluefin Tuna Catch Document (eBCD) rulemaking update
Presentation, Questions, and Answers
HMS Advisory Panel Discussion
HMS Division Staff
  •   Presentation: Electronic Bluefin Tuna Catch Document Presentation
 • Materials: Electronic Bluefin Tuna Catch Document System Walkthrough
11:15 - 11:30
(15 min)
Public Comment  
11:30 - 12:00
(30 min)
Wrap-Up
  •   Presentation: HMS Advisory Panel: Priorities and Next Steps
 
3:00     - Adjourn -