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2008 Council Training

2008 Council Member Training
Phoenix Park Hotel • Washington, DC
October 21-23, 2008
 
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Tuesday - October 21, 2008
TIMESUBJECTPRESENTER
8:00 - 8:30    - Breakfast -     (30 min)  
8:30 - 8:45
(15 min)
Welcome, Opening Remarks, Introduction to NOAA Fisheries
 
Dr. Jim Balsiger
Acting Assistant Administrator, Fisheries
8:45 - 8:50
(5 min)
Introductions; Goals and purposes of Council Training; Review of training manual; logistics
(MSA Sec. 302 (k)(1)(H))
William Chappell
Sustainable Fisheries
Heidi Lovett
Office of Policy
  •NMFS Organization Chart
  •NMFS Strategic Plan 2005-2010
  •NOAA Organization Chart
  •NOAA’s Strategic Plan, 2006-2011  
  •EEZ by Council Region
8:50 - 10:00
(70 min)
Intro to the Magnuson-Stevens Act & 10 National Standards
MSA Sec. 302 (k)(1)(E)
Marian Macpherson
Sustainable Fisheries
  •Overview: Magnuson-Stevens Act & 10 Natl Standards
  •Review of Recent Court Rulings: Regulatory Training
  •CFR Title 50, Part 600, Subpart D: National Standards 
10:00 - 10:15    - Break -     (15 min)  
10:15 - 11:15
(60 min)
Legal & Regulatory Requirements; Administrative Record
MSA Sec. 302 (k)(1)(F)
Caroline Park
General Council, Fisheries
  •Legal & regulatory requirements; administrative record
  •Brief overview of relevant laws and Executive Orders
11:15 - 12:00
(45 min)
Ecosystem Approaches to Management
MSA Sec. 302 (k)(1)(H)
Dr. Ned Cyr
Office of Science & Technology
  •Ecosystem approaches to management
12:00 - 1:30    - Working Lunch & Panel Presentation -     (90 min)
  Climate Change & Its Impact on Fisheries & Fisheries Management
Panel Leader:  Dr. Ned Cyr, Chief, Marine Ecosystems Division, Science & Technology
Panelists:  Dr. Michael Sigler, Alaska Science Center, Ruth Ann Lowery, NOAA Gen Counsel
1:30 - 2:30
(60 min)
Stock Assessments: The Science of Fisheries
MSA Sec. 302 (k)(1)(A)
Dr. Paul Rago
Northeast Fisheries Science Center
  •Stock assessments: The science of fisheries
  •A Guide to Fisheries Stock Assessment: From Data to Recommendations
2:30 - 3:00
(45 min)
Annual Catch Limits and Accountability Measures
MSA Sec. 302 (k)(1)(B) and (E)
 
Galen Tromble
Sustainable Fisheries
  •Annual catch limits (ACL) and accountability measures
3:00 - 3:15    - Break -     (15 min)  
3:15 - 3:45
(30 min)
ACLs(continued)Galen Tromble
Sustainable Fisheries
3:45 - 4:15
(30 min)
Overview of Fishery Management Strategies
MSA Sec. 302 (k)(1)(B) and (I)
 
Galen Tromble
Sustainable Fisheries
  •Overview of fishery management strategies
4:15 - 5:00
(45 min)
Protected Resources
Endangered Species Act and the Marine Mammal Protection Act
MSA Sec. 302 (k)(1)(F)
Dr. Dwayne Meadows
David Cottingham

Protected Resources
  •Endangered Species Act (ESA)
  •Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA)
  •ESA Section 7 regional coordinators
5:00 - 5:15
(15 min)
Summary
Discussion; Questions; Recap; Announcements
 
Moderators
5:00    - Adjourn -
Wednesday - October 22, 2008
TIMESUBJECTPRESENTER
8:00 - 8:25    - Breakfast -     (25 min)  
8:25 - 8:30
(5 min)
Expectations for Day 2Moderators
8:30 - 9:30
(60 min)
Council procedures/process and development of fishery management plans
(MSA Sec. 302 (k)(1)(B) and (G))
Jane DiCosimo
North Pacific Fishery Management Council
  •Council procedures/process and development of fishery management plans
  •CFR Title 50, Part 600, Subpart B: Statements of organization, practices and procedures (SOPPs) 
9:30 - 10:00
(30 min)
Essential fish habitat (EFH)
(MSA Sec. 302 (k)(1)(E))
Karen Abrams
Habitat Conservation
  •Essential fish habitat
  •NMFS Habitat Program: 2007 Accomplishments
  •EFH Factsheet 
10:00 - 10:15    - Break -     (15 min)  
10:15 - 11:00
(45 min)
Fishery Economics
MSA Sec. 302 (k)(1)(C)
Dr. Rita Curtis
Science & Technology
  •Fishery economics
  •Guidelines for Economic Review of National Marine Fisheries Service Regulatory Actions - 01-111-05
10:15 - 11:00
(45 min)
Social Science
MSA Sec. 302 (k)(1)(C)
Dr. Peter Fricke
Sustainable Fisheries
  •Social science
  •NMFS Operational Guidelines – Fishery Management Process, Appendix 2(g), Guidelines for Assessment of the Social Impact of Fishery management Actions
  •Anthropological Applications in the Management of Federally Managed Fisheries
  •Fish Scales: Scale and Method in Social Science Research for North Pacific and West Coast Fishing Communities
  •Monitoring Environmental Justice Impacts: Vietnamese -American Longline Fishermen Adapt to the Hawaii Swordfish Fishery Closure
  •Toward a Model for Fisheries Social Impact Assessment
  •NMFS Social Science Publications
11:00 - 11:45
(45 min)
Recap and QuestionsModerators
12:00 - 1:30    - Lunch Presentation -     (90 min)
  Collaborative Decision-making on Public Policy Issues
  Laura Cantral, Senior Mediator, Meridian Institute
1:30 - 2:30
(60 min)
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA): Overview of current and proposed rules
(MSA Sec. 302 (k)(1)(F))
Steve Leathery
NMFS National NEPA Coordinator
  •National Environmental Policy Act
2:30 - 3:30
(60 min)
Fisheries Enforcement Considerations
(MSA Sec. 302 (k)(1)(H))
Dale Jones
NMFS Enforcement

LCDR Chris Barrows
Fisheries Enforcement USCG
  •Fisheries enforcement considerations
  •Map of US Coast Guard Sector Commands with Fishery Enforcement Specialists contact details
  •Enforcement Considerations for Regional Fishery Management Councils
3:30 - 3:45    - Break -     (15 min)  
3:45 - 4:15
(30 min)
Tribal Treaty Rights, Native Customs Access and Other Rights of Western Pacific Indigenous Communities
(MSA Sec. 302 (k)(1)(D))
Dr. Gary Sims
Northwest Regional Office
  •Tribal treaty rights, native customs access and other rights of Western Pacific indigenouscommunities
  •EO 13175: Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments
  •SECRETARIAL ORDER: American Indian Tribal Rights, Federal-Tribal Trust Responsibilities, and the Endangered Species Act
  •Department of Commerce Tribal Policy
  •Department of Interior Secretarial Order No. 3225 (ESA Consultation)
4:15 - 5:00
(45 min)
Summary
Discussion; Questions; Group Exercise to Recap; Announcements
Moderators
5:00    - Adjourn -
Thursday - October 23, 2008
TIMESUBJECTPRESENTER
8:00 - 8:25    - Breakfast -     (30 min)  
8:25 - 8:30
(5 min)
Expectations for Day 3Moderators
8:30 - 9:00
(30 min)
International fisheries issues impacting Councils
(MSA Sec. 302 (k)(1)(H))
Dr. Dean Swanson International Affairs
  •International fisheries issues impacting Councils
  •Information on each Regional Fishery Management Organizations
  •Implementation of Title IV of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation & Management Reauthorization Act of 2006
9:00 - 10:00
(60 min)
Council Member Legal Requirements
(MSA Sec. 302 (k)(1)(E))
Gaye Williams
Assistant General Counsel for Administration
  •Rules, restrictions & other legal requirements of all Council members
  •Rules of Conduct: FMC Members
  •Rules of Conduct: FMC employees/advisors/contractors
10:00 - 10:15    - Break -     (10 min)  
10:15 - 11:45
(90 min)
Working the Complete FMP Process w/ Exercise
(MSA Sec. 302 (k)(1)(G))
Heidi Lovett
Office of Policy
Marian Macpherson
Sustainable Fisheries
  •Working the complete FMP process
  •Putting it All Together:  Planning Activity
  •Fishery management timeline options
  •Timeline options explanation
  •Hypothetical fishery management regulation with environmental action
  •Approval Process Flowchart
  •Overview of Statutory Timelines
11:45 - 12:00
(15 min)
Summary; Wrap UpModerators
12:00    - Adjourn -