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2015 Council Training

2015 Council Member Training
Sheraton Hotel • Magnolia Ballroom • Silver Spring, MD
October 27-29, 2015
 
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Tuesday - October 27, 2015
 
TIME SUBJECT PRESENTER
 
8:00 - 8:30     - Breakfast -      (30 min)
  8:30 - 8:35
(5 min)
Introduction: Goals and Purposes of Council Training, Review of Training Manual, Logistics Brian Fredieu
Tracey Thompson

Sustainable Fisheries
  8:35 - 8:40
(5 min)
Welcome Remarks   Alan Risenhoover
Director, Sustainable Fisheries
Module 1:  Council's Role and Responsibilities
  8:40 - 9:10
(30 min)
Introduction to the Magnuson-Stevens Act (MSA) Establishment of the Councils (including Tribal Fishing Rights)
MSA Sec. 302 (k)(1)(E) and (D)  TAB A
Marian Macpherson
Sustainable Fisheries
» Introduction to the MSA
  •  Our Fisheries Management Regime – The MSA
  •  Appendix 1. Abbreviations and General Terminology
  •  MSA Provisions Pertaining to tribal rights, native customs, and Western Pacific indigenous communities
  •  Background and History of MSA: Public Trust Management Issues
  9:10 - 9:40
(30 min)
Council Process and Organization
MSA Sec. 302 (k)(1)(B) and (G)  TAB B
Jessica Coakley
Mid-Atlantic FMC
» Council Process and Organization
  •  FMC Diagrams:
   - NEFMC  - MAFMC  - SAFMC  - CFMC
   - GMFMC  - WPFMC  - PFMC  - NPFMC
  9:40 - 10:20
(40 min)
Overview of the NMFS/Council Operational Guidelines
MSA Sec. 302 (k)(1)(E)  TAB C
Marian Macpherson
Sustainable Fisheries
» Overview of the Operational Guidelines
  •  Operational Guidelines - Appendices
  •  Operational Guidelines for the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act Fishery Management Process
  •  2015 Operational Guidelines Activity
 
10:20 - 10:35     - Break -      (15 min)
  10:35 - 11:05
(30 min)
Development of FMPs and Regional Operating Agreements
MSA Sec. 302 (k)(1)(E) and (G) TAB D
Jessica Coakley
Mid-Atlantic FMC
» Development of Fishery Management Plans & Regional Operating Agreements
  •  Operating Agreement Between MAFMC; NERO; NEFSC; and OLE
  11:05 - 11:20
(15 min)
NMFS Priorities and Role of Councils Samuel Rauch
Deputy Assistant Administrator, NMFS
 
  11:20 - 12:05
(45 min)
Legal and Regulatory Requirements & Building an Administrative Record
MSA Sec. 302 (k)(1)(F)  TAB G
Katie Renshaw
General Counsel, Fisheries
» Building an Administrative Record: Legal & Regulatory Requirements
  12:05 - 12:25
(20 min)
Rules of Conduct, Lobbying Restrictions, and Other Legal Requirements of All Council Members
MSA Sec. 302 (k)(1)(E)  TAB E
Will Jacobi
DOC Office of the Asst. General Counsel for Administration
» Ethics Rules for Fishery Management Councils
  •  Rules of Conduct for Members
  •  Rules of Conduct for Employees and Visitors
 
12:25 - 1:25     - Lunch -      (60 min)
  1:25 - 1:45
(20 min)
Conflict of Interest and Financial Disclosure Provisions
MSA Sec. 302 (k)(1)(E)  TAB F
Lauren Smoker
General Counsel, Fisheries
» Financial Disclosure and Recusal Provisions: A Closer Examination
  •  Statement of Financial Interests For RFMC Voting Members, Nominees, and Members of a Scientific and Statistical Committee
  •  Statement of Financial Interests Form FAQs
  1:45 - 2:10
(25 min)
Group Activity – Financial Disclosure Requirements Lauren Smoker
General Counsel, Fisheries
  •  Descriptions of Fictional Central Fishery Management Council and SSC Members
  2:10 - 3:10
(60 min)
Parliamentary Procedures
MSA Sec. 302 (k)(1)(G)  TAB H
Collette Collier Trohan
A Great Meeting, Inc.
 
 
3:10 - 3:20     - Break -      (10 min)
Module 2:  MSA & Other Applicable Laws
  3:20 - 4:00
(40 min)
Magnuson-Stevens Act and 10 National Standards
MSA Sec. 302 (k)(1)(E)  TAB I
Marian Macpherson
Sustainable Fisheries
» Introduction to the MSA
  •  NMFS’s National Standards Guidelines
  •  2015 Activity - Puzzle Sentences
  4:00 - 4:35
(35 min)
Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) and Deep-Sea Coral Authorities
MSA Sec. 302 (k)(1)(F)  TAB J
Kara Meckley
Habitat Conservation
» Habitat Protection in the Magnuson-Stevens Act: Opportunities and requirements for essential fish habitat and deep-sea coral protection
  4:35 - 5:10
(35 min)
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
MSA Sec. 302 (k)(1)(F)  TAB K
Steve Leathery
NMFS National NEPA Coordinator
» The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969
  5:10 - 5:20
(10 min)
Summary  
Discussion; Questions; Recap; Announcements
Moderators
 
5:20     - Adjourn -

 

Wednesday - October 28, 2015
 
TIME SUBJECT PRESENTER
 
8:00 - 8:30     - Breakfast -      (30 min)
  8:30 - 8:40
(10 min)
Expectations for Day 2 & Refresh Moderators

Module 2:  ... Continued
  8:40 - 9:30
(50 min)
Protected Resources
MSA Sec. 302 (k)(1)(F)  TAB L
Marta Nammack
Kristy Long
Protected Resources
» ESA Overview
» Fisheries and the Marine Mammal Protection Act
  9:30 - 10:00
(30 min)
Protected Resources Group Activity   Marta Nammack
Kristy Long
  •  MMPA / ESA Scenarios
 
10:00 - 10:15     - Break -      (15 min)
Module 3:  Science Behind Fisheries Management
  10:15 - 11:15
(60 min)
Stock Assessments in Support of U.S. Fisheries
MSA Sec. 302 (k)(1)(A)  TAB M
Patrick D. Lynch
Stock Assessment Coordinator
» Stock Assessments in Support of U.S. Fisheries
  11:15 - 12:00
(45 min)
Stock Assessment Exercise   Patrick D. Lynch
  •  Stock Assessment Exercise
 
12:00 - 1:30     - Lunch -      (90 min)     Optional: Fisheries Forum Lunch Presentation
  1:30 - 2:30
(60 min)
Annual Catch Limits (ACL) & Accountability Measures
MSA Sec. 302 (k)(1)(A) and (B)  TAB N
Regina Spallone
Sustainable Fisheries
» Annual Catch Limits and Accountability Measures
  2:30 - 3:15
(45 min)
ACL Group Activity   Regina Spallone
  •  Implementing ACLs and AMs
 
3:15 - 3:30     - Break -      (15 min)
  3:30 - 4:15
(45 min)
Economic Analysis & Allocation Guidelines
MSA Sec. 302 (k)(1)(C)  TAB O
Tara Scott
Sustainable Fisheries
» Economic Analysis of Regulatory Actions
  •  Important Economic and Social Issues and Associated Legal Mandates
» Fisheries Allocation Guidelines
  •  Steps in the Adaptive Management of Allocations
  •  CCC Criteria for Initiating Fisheries Allocation Reviews
  •  NMFS Recommended practices and factors to consider when reviewing and making allocation decisions
  4:15 - 4:45
(30 min)
Guidance for the Use of Social Science in Fishery Management
MSA Sec. 302 (k)(1)(C)  TAB P
Trish Clay
Northeast Fisheries Science Center
» Guidance for the Use of Social Science in Fishery Management
  •  Development of Social Indicators of Fishing Community Vulnerability and Resilience in the U.S. Southeast and Northeast Regions
  •  In Their Own Words
  •  Putting the seafood in sustainable food systems
  •  Understanding and contextualizing social impacts from the privatization of fisheries: An overview
  •  Cultural Dimensions of Socioecological Systems: Key Connections and Guiding Principles for Conservation in Coastal Environments
  •  Some Sociocultural Publications by NMFS and Council Social Scientists
  4:45 - 5:15
(30 min)
Socioeconomic Group Activity Tara Scott
Trish Clay
  •  TBA
  5:15 - 5:25
(10 min)
Summary  
Discussion; Questions; Announcements
Moderators
 
5:25     - Adjourn -

 

Thursday - October 29, 2015
 
TIME SUBJECT PRESENTER
 
8:00 - 8:30     - Breakfast -      (30 min)
  8:30 - 8:45
(15 min)
Expectations for Day 3 & Refresh Moderators

Module 4:  Other Factors Affecting Management Decisions
  8:45 - 9:15
(30 min)
Recreational Fisheries Data Improvements & Policy Discussion
MSA Sec. 302 (k)(1)(I)  TAB Q
Russ Dunn
Sustainable Fisheries
» Recreational Fisheries Discussion
  9:15 - 10:00
(45 min)
Climate Change - Impacts on Fisheries Management
MSA Sec. 302 (k)(1)(H)  TAB R
Roger Griffis
Science &Technology
» Climate Change: Impacts on Fisheries Management
  •  East Coast Climate Change and Fisheries Governance Workshop
  •  NOAA Fisheries Climate Science Strategy Highlights
  •  Emerging Adaptation Approaches for Climate-Ready Fisheries Management
 
10:00 - 10:15     - Break -      (15 min)
  10:15 - 11:00
(45 min)
Observer Program and Electronic Monitoring – Tools for Information Needs
MSA Sec. 302 (k)(1)(A)  TAB S
Jane DiCosimo
Science &Technology
» U.S. National Observer Program and Regional Electronic Technology Implementation Plans for 2016 -2018
  11:00 - 11:30
(30 min)
International Fisheries Issues Impacting Councils
MSA Sec. 302 (k)(1)(H)  TAB T
John Henderschedt
International Affairs
» International Issues
  •  Regional Summaries
 
11:30 - 1:00     - Lunch -      (90 min)
  1:00 - 1:30
(30 min)
Marine Aquaculture Science and Issues Affecting Councils
MSA Sec. 302 (k)(1)(H)  TAB U
Michael Rubino
Aquaculture
» Marine Aquaculture and Fishery Management Councils
  1:30 - 2:15
(45 min)
Fisheries Enforecement NOAA/USCG
MSA Sec. 302 (k)(1)(E)  TAB V
Jim Landon
NMFS Enforcement
CDR Jay Caputo
Fisheries Enforcement, USCG
» NOAA Fisheries Enforcement Programs and Operations
 
2:15 - 2:30     - Break -      (15 min)
  2:30 - 3:00
(30 min)
Putting It All Together
MSA Sec. 302 (k)(1)(G)  TAB W
Marian Macpherson
Sustainable Fisheries
» Putting it All Together: The Complete Process
  3:00 - 3:15
(15 min)
Summary  
Wrap Up and Questions
Moderators
 
5:20     - Adjourn -