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Jun
4
8:00 AM08:00

NOAA Fisheries Mid-Atlantic Community Resilience Workshop

NOAA Fisheries’ Greater Atlantic Regional Office (GARFO) and Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC) will host a collaborative workshop to discuss the challenges and solutions to fishing community resilience within our region, with a focus on the mid-Atlantic states. The workshop will be held June 4, 2018 at the The Grand Hotel (1045 Beach Ave, Cape May, NJ 08204; Reservations: 609-884-5611).

The workshop convenes mayors, community leaders, researchers, state and federal agency representatives, and members of the fishing industry. The workshop will strengthen community resilience and improve our understanding of the challenges facing the fishing industry and communities due to changing environmental, regulatory, and economic conditions. 

View the workshop announcement on the GARFO website for additional details and registration information. 

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Mar
16
10:00 AM10:00

ACCSP eTrips Training Workshop (Riverhead, NY)

  • Cornell Cooperative Extension - 1st Floor Meeting Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Atlantic Coastal Cooperative Statistics Program (ACCSP) will host a workshop on SAFIS eTrips on Friday, March 16th in Riverhead, NY. View the announcement for complete details.

  • eTrips/Mobile (tablet version): 10am-12:30pm
  • eTrips online (computer/web-based version): 12:30pm-2:30pm

To register, please call 800-984-0810 and let the helpdesk know you intend on joining the class. Classes will be limited to the first 25 captains who sign up. 

Note: you should have your SAFIS eTrips username and password when you come to the class if you intend to set up your tablet/laptop for reporting. If you do not have a SAFIS account or are unsure, please call the helpdesk at 800-984-0810 prior to the workshop.

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Feb
24
9:00 AM09:00

For-Hire eVTR Training Workshop (Toms River, NJ)

  • Clarion Hotel & Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council will hold two workshops in February to help for-hire vessel operators prepare for upcoming electronic reporting requirements. Beginning March 12, 2018, all vessels with Federal charter or party permits for species managed by the Mid-Atlantic Council will be required to submit electronic vessel trip reports (eVTRs) while on trips carrying passengers for hire. eVTRs must be submitted through a NOAA-approved software application within 48 hours following the completion of a fishing trip.

While all software options for electronic reporting will be briefly discussed, the workshops will primarily focus on training for the SAFIS eTrips/mobile and eTrips Online systems developed by the Atlantic Coastal Cooperative Statistics Program (ACCSP). Participants will receive hands-on assistance with navigating the eTrips application, setting up favorites, and creating and editing trip reports. Instruction will be led by Rick Bellavance, Owner/Operator of Priority Fishing Charters in Point Judith, Rhode Island, and ACCSP staff.

For more information about for-hire electronic reporting requirements and software options, visit http://www.mafmc.org/for-hire-evtr/.

Workshop Dates and Locations

Saturday, February 10, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. DoubleTree by Hilton Boston North Shore, 50 Ferncroft Rd., Danvers, MA, 978-777-2500

Saturday, February 24, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Clarion Hotel & Convention Center, 815 Route 37 West, Toms River, NJ, 732-341-6101

Instruction for SAFIS eTrips/mobile (for use on tablets) will begin at 9:00 a.m. and conclude at 12:30 p.m. Instruction for eTrips Online (for use on desktop or laptop computers) will begin at 1:00 and conclude by 4:30. Each session will be preceded by a discussion of all options for reporting. In the event that demand for eTrips/online instruction is low, a second eTrips/mobile session may be added in the afternoon.

Registration

To register for one of the workshops, complete the registration form at http://www.mafmc.org/forms/evtr-workshop-registration or email the workshop coordinator at aloftus@andrewloftus.com. There are a limited number of spaces available. Participants are strongly encouraged to register early so that workshop personnel can work with each individual prior to the workshop to establish needed accounts for reporting systems.

What to Bring

Participants should bring an electronic tablet or laptop capable of connecting to the internet via W-Fi. For the mobile-based version, participants will need either a Google account (for Android systems) or an iTunes account (for Apple systems) to download the eTrips/mobile app. This will allow you to work along with the instructors and be set up and ready to begin electronic reporting once you leave the workshop.

Please direct any questions to workshop coordinator Andrew Loftus, aloftus@andrewloftus.com, (410) 295-5997.

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Feb
10
9:00 AM09:00

For-Hire eVTR Training Workshop (Danvers, MA)

  • DoubleTree by Hilton Boston North Shore (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council will hold two workshops in February to help for-hire vessel operators prepare for upcoming electronic reporting requirements. Beginning March 12, 2018, all vessels with Federal charter or party permits for species managed by the Mid-Atlantic Council will be required to submit electronic vessel trip reports (eVTRs) while on trips carrying passengers for hire. eVTRs must be submitted through a NOAA-approved software application within 48 hours following the completion of a fishing trip.

While all software options for electronic reporting will be briefly discussed, the workshops will primarily focus on training for the SAFIS eTrips/mobile and eTrips Online systems developed by the Atlantic Coastal Cooperative Statistics Program (ACCSP). Participants will receive hands-on assistance with navigating the eTrips application, setting up favorites, and creating and editing trip reports. Instruction will be led by Rick Bellavance, Owner/Operator of Priority Fishing Charters in Point Judith, Rhode Island, and ACCSP staff.

For more information about for-hire electronic reporting requirements and software options, visit http://www.mafmc.org/for-hire-evtr/.

Workshop Dates and Locations

Saturday, February 10, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. DoubleTree by Hilton Boston North Shore, 50 Ferncroft Rd., Danvers, MA, 978-777-2500

Saturday, February 24, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Clarion Hotel & Convention Center, 815 Route 37 West, Toms River, NJ, 732-341-6101

Instruction for SAFIS eTrips/mobile (for use on tablets) will begin at 9:00 a.m. and conclude at 12:30 p.m. Instruction for eTrips Online (for use on desktop or laptop computers) will begin at 1:00 and conclude by 4:30. Each session will be preceded by a discussion of all options for reporting. In the event that demand for eTrips/online instruction is low, a second eTrips/mobile session may be added in the afternoon.

Registration

To register for one of the workshops, complete the registration form at http://www.mafmc.org/forms/evtr-workshop-registration or email the workshop coordinator at aloftus@andrewloftus.com. There are a limited number of spaces available. Participants are strongly encouraged to register early so that workshop personnel can work with each individual prior to the workshop to establish needed accounts for reporting systems.

What to Bring

Participants should bring an electronic tablet or laptop capable of connecting to the internet via W-Fi. For the mobile-based version, participants will need either a Google account (for Android systems) or an iTunes account (for Apple systems) to download the eTrips/mobile app. This will allow you to work along with the instructors and be set up and ready to begin electronic reporting once you leave the workshop.

Please direct any questions to workshop coordinator Andrew Loftus, aloftus@andrewloftus.com, (410) 295-5997.

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Jun
27
to Jun 29

NMFS Workshop: Peer Review of a Calibration Model proposed by the Marine Recreational Information Program (MRIP)

  • Sheraton Hotel (Silver Spring, MD) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

NMFS is convening a peer review of a Calibration Model proposed by the Marine Recreational Information Program (MRIP) to support its planned transition from a legacy telephone survey to a new mail survey for collecting data needed to estimate marine recreational fishing effort by shore and private/rental boat anglers on the Atlantic coast and in the Gulf of Mexico. The peer review includes reviewers appointed by the Center for Independent Experts (CIE), as well as reviewers selected by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission and the New England, Mid-Atlantic, South Atlantic, and Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Councils.

Date and Location: The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. on June 27, 2017 until 12 p.m. on June 29, 2017 at the Sheraton Hotel, 8777 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD, 20910; Phone: 301/589-0800.

Webinar: For listen-only webinar access, go to http://mafmc.adobeconnect.com/fes-c-mrip/ and select "Enter as Guest."

Contact: For further information, contact Dr. David Van Voorhees, Chief of Fisheries Statistics Division of NMFS Office of Science and Technology; (301) 427-8189, email: Dave.Van.Voorhees@noaa.gov.

Background

The Marine Recreational Information Program formed a Transition Team in 2015 to plan transitions from legacy survey designs to new, or improved, survey designs for monitoring marine recreational fishing effort and catch. The Transition Team consists of representatives from NOAA Fisheries, the regional fishery management councils, the interstate fisheries commissions, and several state marine fisheries agencies. The team prepared a transition plan for implementing a new mail survey called the “Fishing Effort Survey” to replace the legacy telephone survey called the “Coastal Household Telephone Survey”. The plan requires development of a calibration model to account for consistent differences between the surveys in their statistical estimates of fishing effort.

The Peer Review Workshop will provide an assessment of the model developed by MRIP for this purpose. The product of the Workshop will be a Summary documenting panel opinions regarding the strengths and weaknesses of the proposed calibration model. The panel of reviewers will consist of three persons selected by the Center of Independent Experts, and four persons selected by the regional fishery management councils and ASMFC. The Panel will be chaired by an individual also selected by the councils and ASMFC. The Agenda is subject to change, and the latest version will be posted at http://www.countmyfish.noaa.gov.

For more information, visit the MRIP Calibration Review Workshop Website.

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Apr
27
9:00 AM09:00

For-Hire Electronic Vessel Trip Report Workshop

  • Doubletree by Hilton Baltimore-BWI Airport (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) is hosting two workshops in late April to help the for-hire community prepare for submitting Vessel Trip Reports (VTRs) electronically.  The Council approved a measure last year that will phase out the current paper-based reports over the coming year. For-hire vessel operators/owners who must report VTRs for species managed by the Mid-Atlantic Council will need to report using their mobile device or personal computer in order to be in compliance. Such options are already available on a voluntary basis.

While all options for electronic reporting will be briefly discussed, the workshops will focus on hands-on training for the eTrips/mobile and eTrips/PC system, a free program developed by the Atlantic Coastal Cooperative Statistics Program (ACCSP). Instruction and guidance will be led by Rick Bellavance, Owner/Operator of Priority Fishing Charters in Point Judith, Rhode Island, and ACCSP staff.

When:

April 25th, 2017, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 pm at the Hilton Mystic Hotel 20 Coogan Blvd., Mystic CT 06355. Phone: (860) 572-0731.

April 27th. 2017, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Doubletree by Hilton Baltimore-BWI Airport, 890 Elkridge Landing Rd, Linthicum Heights, MD21090. Phone:  (410) 859-8400.

Participation is limited to 30 individuals per workshop!

Registration: To register for one of the workshops, visit http://www.mafmc.org/forms/evtr-workshop-registration.

What to Bring: It would be extremely helpful to bring an electronic tablet or laptop capable of connecting to the internet via W-Fi. For the mobile-based version, participants will need either a Google account (for Android systems) or an iTunes account (for Apple systems) to download the eTrips/mobile app. This will allow you to work along with the instructors and be set up and ready to begin electronic reporting once you leave the workshop.

Please direct any questions to workshop coordinator Andrew Loftus (aloftus@andrewloftus.com; 410-295-5997).

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Apr
25
9:00 AM09:00

For-Hire Electronic Vessel Trip Report Workshop

The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) is hosting two workshops in late April to help the for-hire community prepare for submitting Vessel Trip Reports (VTRs) electronically.  The Council approved a measure last year that will phase out the current paper-based reports over the coming year. For-hire vessel operators/owners who must report VTRs for species managed by the Mid-Atlantic Council will need to report using their mobile device or personal computer in order to be in compliance. Such options are already available on a voluntary basis.

While all options for electronic reporting will be briefly discussed, the workshops will focus on hands-on training for the eTrips/mobile and eTrips/PC system, a free program developed by the Atlantic Coastal Cooperative Statistics Program (ACCSP). Instruction and guidance will be led by Rick Bellavance, Owner/Operator of Priority Fishing Charters in Point Judith, Rhode Island, and ACCSP staff.

When:

April 25th, 2017, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 pm at the Hilton Mystic Hotel 20 Coogan Blvd., Mystic CT 06355. Phone: (860) 572-0731.

April 27th. 2017, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Doubletree by Hilton Baltimore-BWI Airport, 890 Elkridge Landing Rd, Linthicum Heights, MD21090. Phone:  (410) 859-8400.

Participation is limited to 30 individuals per workshop!

Registration: To register for one of the workshops, visit http://www.mafmc.org/forms/evtr-workshop-registration.

What to Bring: It would be extremely helpful to bring an electronic tablet or laptop capable of connecting to the internet via W-Fi. For the mobile-based version, participants will need either a Google account (for Android systems) or an iTunes account (for Apple systems) to download the eTrips/mobile app. This will allow you to work along with the instructors and be set up and ready to begin electronic reporting once you leave the workshop.

Please direct any questions to workshop coordinator Andrew Loftus (aloftus@andrewloftus.com; 410-295-5997).

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Mar
15
11:00 AM11:00

NEFMC Workshops on Deep Sea Coral Management Areas (Portsmouth, NH)

  • Sheraton Harborside (Portsmouth, NH) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The New England Fishery Management Council is hosting two workshops to bring together active fishermen who use bottom-tending mobile and fixed gear to discuss issues related to its Deep-Sea Coral Amendment. Advance registration is strongly encouraged.

PLEASE NOTE: As a result of the winter storm that’s forecasted for our region on Tuesday, the New England Fishery Management Council is modifying the schedule for its two Coral Workshops.  Here are the details.

  • CORAL WORKSHOP #1, NEW BEDFORD, MA:  This workshop will begin as planned at 9 a.m. on Monday, March 13 and extend into the early evening to accommodate as much of the original two-day agenda as possible.  The second day of the workshop — Tuesday, March 14 — has been cancelled to avoid unnecessary travel.  The workshop will be held at the Fairfield Inn & Suites, 185 MacArthur Drive, New Bedford, MA 02740.
  • CORAL WORKSHOP #2, PORTSMOUTH, NH:  This workshop will take place on Wednesday, March 15 as originally scheduled, but the start-time has been advanced by two hours — from 9:00 a.m. to 11 a.m. — to allow additional travel time.  The workshop will be held at the Sheraton Harborside, 250 Market Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801.

CORAL INFORMATION:  Visit the Council’s Coral Workshops webpage to access all meeting materials, including the agendas for both workshops, maps, and presentations.

QUESTIONS:  Email Michelle Bachman at mbachman@nefmc.org.

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Mar
14
to Mar 16

MREP Mini Recreational Workshop

  • Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick (Airport) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

NOTE: Date, time, and location details are subject to change. Please refer to the main MREP page on the GMRI website for the most up-to-date information.

MREP Mini Recreational

March 14–16, 2017
Crowne Plaza
Warwick, RI

Apply here:  http://www.gmri.org/our-work/fisheries-convening/mrep-northeast/apply

Learn more about MREP here: http://www.gmri.org/our-work/fisheries-convening/mrep-northeast

About the Marine Resource Education Program

MREP New England and Mid-Atlantic was created by fishermen, for fishermen. It provides an inside look at the fisheries science and management processes, demystifies the acronyms and vocabulary, and equips fishermen with the tools to engage in shaping regulatory action and participating in collaborative science. In a neutral setting, fishermen work through the ‘how and why’ of the whole process, meet the people behind agency jobs, and share important feedback from the fishing community.

The program is offered as a series of workshops that build upon each other: a three-day Fishery Science Workshop, followed by a three-day Fishery Management Workshop. Presenters are drawn from NMFS Regional Office and Science Center, the Fishery Management Councils, research institutions, and the fishing community. Workshops are designed and held as a collaborative effort, with members of the community moderating the meeting and assisting fellow fishermen to articulate issues, keeping the discussion real.

Participants leave the workshops with better understanding of how, when and where to engage effectively in fishery management.

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Mar
13
9:00 AM09:00

NEFMC Workshops on Deep Sea Coral Management Areas (New Bedford, MA)

  • Fairfield Inn and Suites (New Bedford, MA) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The New England Fishery Management Council is hosting two workshops to bring together active fishermen who use bottom-tending mobile and fixed gear to discuss issues related to its Deep-Sea Coral Amendment. Advance registration is strongly encouraged.

PLEASE NOTE: As a result of the winter storm that’s forecasted for our region on Tuesday, the New England Fishery Management Council is modifying the schedule for its two Coral Workshops.  Here are the details.

  • CORAL WORKSHOP #1, NEW BEDFORD, MA:  This workshop will begin as planned at 9 a.m. on Monday, March 13 and extend into the early evening to accommodate as much of the original two-day agenda as possible.  The second day of the workshop — Tuesday, March 14 — has been cancelled to avoid unnecessary travel.  The workshop will be held at the Fairfield Inn & Suites, 185 MacArthur Drive, New Bedford, MA 02740.
  • CORAL WORKSHOP #2, PORTSMOUTH, NH:  This workshop will take place on Wednesday, March 15 as originally scheduled, but the start-time has been advanced by two hours — from 9:00 a.m. to 11 a.m. — to allow additional travel time.  The workshop will be held at the Sheraton Harborside, 250 Market Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801.

CORAL INFORMATION:  Visit the Council’s Coral Workshops webpage to access all meeting materials, including the agendas for both workshops, maps, and presentations.

QUESTIONS:  Email Michelle Bachman at mbachman@nefmc.org.

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Jan
17
to Jan 19

MREP Management 100 Workshop

  • Sheraton Atlantic City Convention Center Hotel (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

NOTE: Date, time, and location details are subject to change. Please refer to the main MREP page on the GMRI website for the most up-to-date information.

MREP Management 100
January 17-19, 2016
Sheraton, Atlantic City, NJ

Apply here:  http://www.gmri.org/our-work/fisheries-convening/mrep-northeast/apply

Learn more about MREP here: http://www.gmri.org/our-work/fisheries-convening/mrep-northeast

About the Marine Resource Education Program

MREP New England and Mid-Atlantic was created by fishermen, for fishermen. It provides an inside look at the fisheries science and management processes, demystifies the acronyms and vocabulary, and equips fishermen with the tools to engage in shaping regulatory action and participating in collaborative science. In a neutral setting, fishermen work through the ‘how and why’ of the whole process, meet the people behind agency jobs, and share important feedback from the fishing community.

The program is offered as a series of workshops that build upon each other: a three-day Fishery Science Workshop, followed by a three-day Fishery Management Workshop. Presenters are drawn from NMFS Regional Office and Science Center, the Fishery Management Councils, research institutions, and the fishing community. Workshops are designed and held as a collaborative effort, with members of the community moderating the meeting and assisting fellow fishermen to articulate issues, keeping the discussion real.

Participants leave the workshops with better understanding of how, when and where to engage effectively in fishery management.

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Jan
3
8:00 AM08:00

MREP Science 100 Workshop

  • Sheraton Atlantic City Convention Center Hotel (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

NOTE: Date, time, and location details are subject to change. Please refer to the main MREP page on the GMRI website for the most up-to-date information.

MREP Science 100
January 3-5, 2016
Sheraton, Atlantic City, NJ

Apply here:  http://www.gmri.org/our-work/fisheries-convening/mrep-northeast/apply

Learn more about MREP here: http://www.gmri.org/our-work/fisheries-convening/mrep-northeast

About the Marine Resource Education Program

MREP New England and Mid-Atlantic was created by fishermen, for fishermen. It provides an inside look at the fisheries science and management processes, demystifies the acronyms and vocabulary, and equips fishermen with the tools to engage in shaping regulatory action and participating in collaborative science. In a neutral setting, fishermen work through the ‘how and why’ of the whole process, meet the people behind agency jobs, and share important feedback from the fishing community.

The program is offered as a series of workshops that build upon each other: a three-day Fishery Science Workshop, followed by a three-day Fishery Management Workshop. Presenters are drawn from NMFS Regional Office and Science Center, the Fishery Management Councils, research institutions, and the fishing community. Workshops are designed and held as a collaborative effort, with members of the community moderating the meeting and assisting fellow fishermen to articulate issues, keeping the discussion real.

Participants leave the workshops with better understanding of how, when and where to engage effectively in fishery management.

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Nov
18
9:00 AM09:00

Summer Flounder Allocation Peer Review Meeting

The Council will convene a peer review panel consisting of members of the MAFMC’s Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) and other outside experts, to review a summer flounder allocation model project. The meeting will be held on Friday, November 18, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton BWI Airport (890 Elkridge Landing Rd, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090; telephone: (410) 859-8400.)

The MAFMC contracted the development of this project to inform consideration of potential changes to the allocation of annual catch and landings limits between the commercial and recreational sectors of the summer flounder fishery. This analysis aims to determine which allocations would maximize benefits to the commercial and recreational sectors. The results of this project and peer review are scheduled to be presented to the MAFMC in December 2016.

Meeting Materials

These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities.  Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aid should be directed to M. Jan Saunders, (302) 526-5251, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date.

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Oct
31
to Nov 2

MREP Science 200 Workshop

  • Holiday Inn Cape Cod-Falmouth (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

NOTE: Date, time, and location details are subject to change. Please refer to the main MREP page on the GMRI website for the most up-to-date information.

For MREP Alumni:
MREP Science 200
October 31–November 02, 2016
Holiday Inn, Cape Cod - Falmouth, MA

Apply here:  http://www.gmri.org/our-work/fisheries-convening/mrep-northeast/apply

Learn more about MREP here: http://www.gmri.org/our-work/fisheries-convening/mrep-northeast

About the Marine Resource Education Program

MREP New England and Mid-Atlantic was created by fishermen, for fishermen. It provides an inside look at the fisheries science and management processes, demystifies the acronyms and vocabulary, and equips fishermen with the tools to engage in shaping regulatory action and participating in collaborative science. In a neutral setting, fishermen work through the ‘how and why’ of the whole process, meet the people behind agency jobs, and share important feedback from the fishing community.

The program is offered as a series of workshops that build upon each other: a three-day Fishery Science Workshop, followed by a three-day Fishery Management Workshop. Presenters are drawn from NMFS Regional Office and Science Center, the Fishery Management Councils, research institutions, and the fishing community. Workshops are designed and held as a collaborative effort, with members of the community moderating the meeting and assisting fellow fishermen to articulate issues, keeping the discussion real.

Participants leave the workshops with better understanding of how, when and where to engage effectively in fishery management.

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Oct
27
to Oct 28

Summer Flounder, Scup, Black Sea Bass Recreational Data Analysis Workshop

  • Courtyard by Marriott Baltimore BWI Airport (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The MAFMC’s Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Monitoring Committee, with the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Technical Committee, will hold a workshop October 27 - 28, 2015 to review methods, datasets, and considerations for recommending and evaluating recreational management measures for these three species.

The meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 27 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Wednesday, October 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Courtyard by Marriott Baltimore BWI Airport, 1671 West Nursery Road, Linthicum, Maryland, 21090; telephone: (410)-859-8855.

The workshop will focus on specific technical methods for calculating adjustments to bag limits, size limits, and seasonal limits, as well as current and potential supporting recreational datasets, tools, and models. The objective of the meeting is for the Committees to identify potential improvements to the current processes and methods for recommending and evaluating recreational measures. 

Meeting Materials

Supplemental Materials

This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities.  Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aid should be directed to M. Jan Saunders, (302) 526-5251, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date.

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Oct
27
to Oct 28

MREP 200: Introduction to Stock Assessments

This two-day workshop provides an in-depth look at the trawl survey methodology and the collection and processing of data used in stock assessments.

The workshop includes a visit to the NMFS gear loft to explore the trawl nets and scallop dredges used in survey work, a trip aboard the Henry Bigelow research vessel with a tour of the onboard labs and sample handling stations, a visit to the Woods Hole Age and Growth lab, a discussion with port agents on data reporting, and time spent at the northeast Observer facility. The program concludes with an in-depth discussion about how the various pieces all contribute to stock assessments.

Find more information about this event at http://www.gmri.org/our-work/fisheries-convening/mrep-northeast and at www.mafmc.org/mrep

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Jun
30
to Jul 1

Northeast Federal Fishery Dependent Data Visioning Workshop

Harvesters, dealers, and fishermen are invited to attend the Northeast Federal Fishery Dependent Data Visioning Workshop on June 30 - July 1 in New Bedford, MA. This workshop is part of the Northeast Federal Fishery Dependent Data Visioning project, a coordinated effort aimed at improving the usefulness, timeliness, and delivery of fishery dependent data in the Greater Atlantic Region. Convened by GMRI and SMAST in partnership with NOAA Fisheries, the workshop aims to characterize future fishery dependent data needs and systems for the Greater Atlantic region. 

Workshop participants will:

  • Learn about the Northeast Federal Fisheries Dependent Data Visioning Project.
  • Reflect on existing fishery dependent data systems.
  • Identify key characteristics of an ideal fishery dependent data system.

More Information:

Contact:

  • Patty Collins- patty@gmri.org, (207) 228-1625
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Apr
8
8:30 AM08:30

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Offshore Wind Leasing Workshop

  • Montauk Yacht Club - Vanderbilt Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management will be holding a workshop on April 8 in Montauk, NY immediately prior to the Council's April Council meeting. The workshop will focus on the Federal offshore wind energy leasing process and how it relates to fishing.

In November 2013, BOEM released a draft report of fishing best management practices for offshore wind lease holders to use in their wind energy facility development plans. BOEM is continuing to collect comments on this draft document. Additionally, BOEM and the State of New York are reaching out to fishery stakeholders in New York to describe BOEM’s offshore wind leasing process, listen to stakeholder views on the draft best management practices related to fishing, and discuss the status of studies BOEM has undertaken related to fishing and offshore wind energy development.

BOEM staff will be on hand to discuss the Federal leasing process, the status of projects along the Atlantic coast, environmental studies, and the draft fishing best management practices.  

Workshop registration will begin at 8:30 am registration, and the workshop will take place from 9:00 am to 12:15 pm.

Please RSVP to Cara Sanders (cara.sanders@boem.gov; 703-787-1746) March 28 to ensure that adequate seating is available for all participants.

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Apr
18
9:00 AM09:00

Deep Sea Corals Workshop- Baltimore, MD

April 18, 2013, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Hilton Garden Inn, Baltimore/Arundel Mills

Federal Register Notice

Workshop Materials

All materials will be stored and updated on the Deep Sea Corals Website

Previous MAFMC Deep Sea Corals Documents

Additional Resources

New England Fishery Management Council deep sea corals documents:

NOAA Links and Documents:

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