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2009 Council Training

2009 Council Member Training
Crowne Plaza Hotel • Silver Spring, MD
October 27-29, 2009
 
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Tuesday - October 27, 2009
TIMESUBJECTPRESENTER
8:00 - 8:30    - Breakfast -     (30 min)  
8:30
(5 min)
Introductions; Goals & purposes of Council Training
Review of Training Manual, logistics
(MSA Sec. 302 (k)(1)(H))
Bill Chappell
Tara Scott

Sustainable Fisheries
8:35
(15 min)
Welcome and opening Remarks, Introduction to NOAA Fisheries
 
John Oliver
Deputy Administrator for Operations
Monica Medina
Senior Advisor to NOAA Administrator
8:50
(70 min)
Intro to the Magnuson-Stevens Act and 10 National Standards
(MSA Sec. 302 (k)(1)(E))
Marian Macpherson
Sustainable Fisheries
  •Introduction to the MSA
  •Review of Recent Court Rulings
  •NMFS National Standards Guidelines
  •Title 50-Wildlife and Fisheries, ChapterVI Fishery Conservation and Management
10:00 - 10:15    - Break -     (15 min)  
10:15
(60 min)
Legal and Regulatory Requirements and Building an Administrative Record
(MSA Sec. 302 (k)(1)(F))
Stacey Nathanson
General Counsel, Fisheries
  •NOAA General Counsel for Fisheries
11:15
(45 min)
Design and Use of Catch Shares Under the MSA
(MSA Sec. 302 (k)(1)(B) and (I))
Mark Holliday
Office of Policy
  •Design & Use of Catch Shares Under MSA
12:00 - 1:30    - Working Lunch & Panel Presentation -     (90 min)
 Discussion of Catch Shares   Panel Leader: Mark Holliday, Office of Policy
 Panelists: John Pappalardo, NEFMC; Steve Bortone, GMFMC; Dorothy Lowman,  PFMC; Dave Benson, NPFMC
1:30
(30 min)
Ecosystem Approaches to Management
(MSA Sec. 302 (k)(1)(H))

Dr. Ned Cyr
Science & Technology

  •Ecosystem Approaches to Fisheries Management: Why the Interest & Aren’t We Doing this Already?
2:00
(60 min)
Stock Assessments: The Science of Fisheries
(MSA Sec. 302 (k)(1)(A))

Richard Methot
Science & Technology  

  •Stock Assessments:The Science of Fisheries
3:00 - 3:15    - Break -     (15 min)  
3:15
(60 min)
Annual Catch Limits (ACL) and Accountability Measures
(MSA Sec. 302 (k)(1)(B) and (E))
Galen Tromble
Sustainable Fisheries
  •Annual Catch Limit Guidance & Other Requirements
4:15
(45 min)
Protected Resources: Endangered Species Act (ESA)
Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA)
(MSA Sec. 302 (k)(1)(F))
Dr. Dwayne Meadows
Kristy Long

Protected Resources
  •Conservation of Threatened and Endangered Species
  •Fisheries & the Marine Mammal Protection Act
  •Species of Concern by FMC Area
5:00
(15 min)
Questions; Recap; Announcements

Moderators

5:15    - Adjourn -
Wednesday - October 28, 2009
TIMESUBJECTPRESENTER
8:00 - 8:25    - Breakfast -     (25 min)  
8:25
(5 min)
Expectations for Day 2Moderators
8:30
(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 Process & Development of Fishery Mgmt Plans
9:30
(30 min)
Essential Fish Habitat (EFH)
(MSA Sec. 302 (k)(1)(E))
Kara Meckley
Office of Habitat Conservation
  •Essential Fish Habitat: What Do Council Members Need to Know?
  •NOAA Habitat Program 2008 Accomplishments
10:00 - 10:15    - Break -     (15 min)  
10:15
(45 min)
Economic Analysis
(MSA Sec. 302 (k)(1)(C))
Rita Curtis
Office of Science and Technology
  •Economic Analysis
  •Guidelines for Economic Reviews of NMFS Regulatory Actions
11:00
(45 min)
Guidance for Use of Social Science in Fishery Management
(MSA Sec. 302 (k)(1)(C)
Peter Fricke
Office of Sustainable Fisheries
  •Assessing Social and Community Impacts of Fishery Management Actions
  •Guidelines for Assessment of the Social Impact of Fishery Management Actions
  •Anthropological Applicationsin the Management of Federally Managed Fisheries
  •Scale & Method in Social Science Research for North Pacific & West Coast Fishing Communities
  •Monitoring Environmental Impacts
  •Toward a Model for Fisheries Social Impact Assessment
  •Some NMFS Social Science Publications
11:45
(15 min)
Recap and QuestionsModerators
12:00 - 1:30    - Working Lunch & Panel Presentation -     (90 min)
Collaborative Decision-Maing On Public Policy Issues
Panel Leader: Laura Cantral, Sr. Mediator, Meridian Institute
1:30
(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
2:30
(60 min)
Fisheries Enforcement NOAA/USCG
(MSA Sec. 302 (k)(1)(E) and (H))
Dale Jones
NMFS Enforcement
Patrick Barelli

Fisheries Enforcement, US Coast Guard
3:30 - 3:45    - Break -     (15 min)  
3:45
(30 min)
Federal Tribal Trust Responsibilities in Context of the MSA
(MSA Sec. 302 (k)(1)(D)
Dr. Gary Sims
Northwest Regional Office
  •Federal Tribal Trust Responsibilities in Context of MSA
  •American Indian & Alaska Native Policy of the US DOC
  •Endangered Species Act & Subsistence Uses in Alaska
  •Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments
  •American Indian Tribal Rights, Federal-Tribal Trust Responsibilities, and Endangered Species Act
4:15
(45 min)
Discussion; Questions; Group Exercise to Recap; AnnouncementsModerators
5:00    - Adjourn -
Thursday - October 29, 2009
TIMESUBJECTPRESENTER
8:00 - 8:25    - Breakfast -     (25 min)  
8:25
(5 min)
Expectations for Day 3Moderators
8:30
(30 min)
International fisheries Issues Impacting Councils
(MSA Sec. 302 (k)(1)(H))  
 
Rebecca Lent
International Affairs
  •NOAA Fisheries Office of International Affairs
9:00
(60 min)
Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Provisions, Rules of Conduct, Lobbying Restrictions, and Other Legal Requirements of All Council Members
(MSA Sec. 302 (k)(1)(E))
Will Jacobi, Dana Jacob
Office of the Assistant General Counsel for Administration
  •Ethics Rules for Fishery Mgmt Council Members
  •Rules of Conduct for RFMC Members
  •Rules of Conduct for Employees, Advisors & Contractors of Regional FMCs
10:00 - 10:15    - Break -     (15 min)  
10:15
(90 min)
Putting it all together
(MSA Sec. 302 (k)(1)(G))
Marian Macpherson
Sustainable Fisheries
  •Putting it All Together:The Complete Process
  •Fishery Management Timeline Options
  •Timelines Options Explained
  •Hypothetical Fishery Management Regulation with EA
  •Council Approval Process Flowchart
  •Overview of Statutory Timelines
11:45
(15 min)
SummaryModerators
12:00    - Adjourn -