The Managing Our Nation's Fisheries 3 Conference has adjourned. Please go to Program Information>Conference Results for materials released during and after the conference. The audio record of the plenary sessions is now being prepared for posting, and the in-conference findings are being finalized. Conference proceedings will be released later in 2013.
Representative Doc Hastings (R-WA), and Eric Schwaab, speaking for the Administration, will speak during a plenary session on the morning of Tuesday, May 7. Later that morning, Keith Colburn, skipper of the Wizard on the Deadliest Catch television show, and Barton Seaver, seafood chef and host of "In Search of Food," will share their perspectives on sustainable fisheries. Senator Mark Begich (D-AK) will speak at a banquet on Wednesday evening, May 8.
February 26 Press Release Announcing Featured Speakers
- Annual catch limit (ACL) science and implementation issues, including managing "data-limited" stocks
- Rebuilding program requirements and timelines
- International fisheries management: Leveling the playing field
Speaker Papers for Session 1
Speaker Papers for Session 2
- Assessing ecosystem effects and adapting to climate change
- Forage fish management
- Integrating habitat considerations
Speaker Papers for Session 3
- Recreational and subsistence fishery connections
- Integrating community protection, jobs emphasis, and seafood quality assurance
- Assessment and integration of social and economic tradeoffs
The following panel will be convened on the last day of the conference to offer perspectives on the results of the three concurrent sessions.
|National Marine Fisheries Service||Sam Rauch|
|House of Representatives, Natural Resources Committee||Dave Whaley|
|Senate, Commerce Sub-Committee on Fisheries and Oceans||Jeff Lewis|
|Commercial fishing industry||Stephanie Madsen|
|Recreational fishing industry||Bob Hayes|
|Environmental nongovernmental organizations||Lee Crockett|
|Interstate marine fisheries commissions||Randy Fisher|
|State fish and wildlife agencies||Philip Anderson|
|Indigenous people||David Sones|
|Regional fishery management councils||Rick Robins|
|Socioeconomic academics||Bonnie McCay|
These backgrounders present an overview of fishery management successes and challenges for each Council, in the context of the reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Act.