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The NOAA Fisheries Service leadership met with the Marine Fisheries Agency Directors of 30 of the 35 coastal States, Territories and Islands, during April 11-13, 2005, in St. Pete Beach, FL.  The full report for this meeting will be available on this website shortly, but in the mean time, the following agenda of the meeting provides links to each of the presentations made during the formal portions of the meeting.  The final presentation (Wrap-up and Review) provides a brief summary of some of the major issues that were discussed during the course of this important management partnership meeting.  In addition, a link is provided to a list of participants in the meeting deliberations, including their affiliation.


2005 NOAA Fisheries - State Directors’ Meeting

11-13 April 2005


Monday April 11

11:00-1:00            Opportunity for Informal Discussions


1:00 – 2:15            Introductions & NOAA Fisheries Updates (Bill Hogarth)


2:15 – 3:00            Regional Perspectives and overviews- Issues from the States' perspective

Overviews from Atlantic (Vince O’Shea)

Gulf (Larry Simpson)

Pacific (Randy Fisher)

Caribbean (Barbara Kojis)

Pacific Islands (Francis Oishi, Richard Seman)


3:15- 4:00            Aquaculture update (Michael Rubino)


4:00- 5:00            Marine Protected Areas- (Joe Uravitch)


Tuesday April 12

8:30-9:15            Ocean Commission Follow-up; Ocean Action Plan (Bill Hogarth)


9:15-9:45            State issues- funding strategies  (Bill Hogarth)


9:45- 10:30            Essential Fish Habitat Guidelines- Update (Rollie Schmitten)

10:30-12:00            Data & Research Issues- (Steve Murawski)

-         National Data Workshop

-         NMFS Cooperative Research Program

-         NRC studies on:

o       Recreational fishery data

o       Ecosystem level effects of fishing

o       Benefits and risks of seafood consumption


1:00- 2:00              Magnuson-Stevens Act Reauthorization (Rebecca Lent)


2:00- 3:00            Ecosystem Approaches to Management (Jack Dunnigan)


3:45-5:00            Recreational Fisheries (Forbes Darby)


Wednesday April 13

8:30-9:30            Comments from the NOAA Administrator Vice Admiral Conrad Lautenbacher USN (Ret.)


9:45-10:15            Joint Enforcement Agreements (Mark Spurrier)


10:20-11:10            Protected Resources -update  (Phil Williams)


11:10- 12:00            Wrap-up and Review (Bill Hogarth)



List of Participants

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