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Mar
2
10:00 AM10:00

For-Hire eVTR Training Webinar

Webinar URL: http://mafmc.adobeconnect.com/evtr2018/  
Telephone instructions are provided upon connecting, or you can call direct: 800-832-0736, Rm: *7833942#.

The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council will hold a public webinar on Friday, March 2, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., to help for-hire vessel operators prepare for upcoming electronic reporting requirements. This webinar will be recorded and made available on the Council’s website for later viewing for those who cannot attend.

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. This action only changes the required method of transmitting VTRs and the submission date; the required data elements and all other existing reporting requirements will not change. This regulation impacts any for-hire vessel holding Federal charter or party permits for Council-managed species, regardless of home port or fishing location. For more information about for-hire electronic reporting requirements, visit the For-Hire eVTR page or review the For-Hire eVTR Q&A summary.

This webinar will provide participants with information on the new requirements and training on select systems in preparation for this action. While all options for electronic reporting will be briefly discussed, the webinar will focus primarily on training for the SAFIS eTrips/mobile system developed by the Atlantic Coastal Cooperative Statistics Program (ACCSP). Instruction will be led by Rick Bellavance, Owner/Operator of Priority Fishing Charters in Point Judith, Rhode Island, and ACCSP staff.

Registration: Pre-registration is encouraged at www.mafmc.org/for-hire-evtr/. Pre-registration will allow us to assist you with setting up accounts and systems needed to comply with this requirement.

To join the webinar, go to http://mafmc.adobeconnect.com/evtr2018/, select “Enter as Guest,” and type your name in the box. Telephone instructions are provided upon connecting, or you can call direct: 800-832-0736, Rm: *7833942#.  

Questions? Contact workshop coordinator Andrew Loftus, aloftus@andrewloftus.com, (410) 295-5997.

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Nov
9
10:00 AM10:00

Webinar on Chub Mackerel in the Diets of Highly Migratory Species

Webinar Summary, posted 11/28/2017

The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council will hold a public webinar on Thursday November 9, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.

The goal of this webinar is to understand the importance of Atlantic chub mackerel (Scomber colias) to the diets of highly migratory species (HMS) predators in U.S. waters, with a focus on recreationally-important predators such as large tunas and billfish. The objectives of the meeting are to:

  1. Convene a panel of scientific experts on HMS diets,
  2. Clarify what is known about the importance of chub mackerel to HMS diets based on currently available data, and
  3. Develop recommendations for future studies to quantify the role of chub mackerel in HMS diets.

Meeting these objectives will help the Council analyze the potential impacts of chub mackerel management alternatives on HMS predators as well as on recreational fisheries for those predators. The Council is developing a chub mackerel amendment to the Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Fishery Management Plan. More information on the amendment is available here.

Meeting Materials

Public Participation

To facilitate productive discussions among the invited experts, public participation during this webinar will be limited to designated question and answer and comment periods. Members of the public are invited to email questions for the invited experts to Council staff (jbeaty@mafmc.org) in advance of the meeting.

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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Aug
30
3:00 PM15:00

Saltonstall-Kennedy Informational Webinar

NOAA Fisheries is holding an informational webinar on how to find and apply for Fiscal Year 17 Saltonstall-Kennedy funding on August 30th at 3:00pm EST.

All potential applicants are encouraged to attend this webinar to learn more about the S-K program, its objectives, this year's priorities, the application process, and the timeline for this year's solicitation.

Join by audio: 
Dial-in: 888-790-2009
Participant Code: SK2017

Event address for attendees:
https://noaaevents3.webex.com/noaaevents3/onstage/g.php?MTID=e060de01f22f87874427b40050ccbd73c

Event number: 994 713 673
Event password: NOAA

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Apr
7
7:00 PM19:00

Public Information Meeting – Spiny Dogfish Trip Limits

The Council will hold a public information meeting on Thursday, April 7, 2016 from 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. to gather input on the likely impacts of alternative spiny dogfish trip limits. The meeting will be held via webinar with a telephone-only connection option (you will need to call on the phone to participate).

Webinar Link: http://mafmc.adobeconnect.com/dogtriplimits2016/

**The only way to participate/talk is to call into the webinar on the phone**  Phone connection information pops up when you join the webinar.  If folks happen to be away from their computer at the meeting time, you can also call in directly:  800-832-0736RM: *7833942#

Background: For 2016-2018 specifications, the Mid-Atlantic and New England Fishery Management Councils took no action on the spiny dogfish trip limit, which would maintain the current 5,000 pound trip limit.  The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) has requested that the trip limit be increased to 6,000 pounds (http://www.mafmc.org/s/2016_Spiny-Dogfish-to-GARFO_trip-limits-REB-edits_AH-2.pdf), and this webinar-based meeting will gather public input on the potential impacts of changing the spiny dogfish trip limit.

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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Sep
22
6:00 PM18:00

Spiny Dogfish Public Information Webinar

The Council will host a public information webinar on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at 6 p.m. to gather public perspectives on spiny dogfish management. The results of this meeting will be summarized for the Council when it meets in October 2015 to set spiny dogfish specifications and associated management measures.

Earlier on the same day, the Council's Spiny Dogfish Monitoring Committee will meet to develop spiny dogfish management measure recommendations for 2016-2018 based on the Acceptable Biological Catch (ABC) recommendations of the Council’s Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC). A summary of current spiny dogfish management is available here

Webinar Link: http://mafmc.adobeconnect.com/dogfish2015/

Contact Jason Didden at 302-526-5254 if you have questions about using a webinar to participate in a meeting.

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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May
21
12:00 PM12:00

MRIP Transition Plan - Informational Webinar

NOAA Fisheries has released a comprehensive, three-year Transition Plan for incorporating estimates from the new mail-based Fishing Effort Survey (FES) into stock assessments and management decisions. The FES will replace the Coastal Household Telephone Survey (CHTS) currently being used to measure saltwater recreational fishing effort in shore and private boat modes on the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts.   

MRIP will be hosting two webinars to provide an overview of the Transition Plan. Both webinars will cover the same information, therefore please attend whichever fits your schedule. 

Monday May 18, 2015 - 12-1 p.m. Eastern

Thursday May 21, 2015 - 12-1 p.m. Eastern

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May
18
12:00 PM12:00

MRIP Transition Plan - Informational Webinar

NOAA Fisheries has released a comprehensive, three-year Transition Plan for incorporating estimates from the new mail-based Fishing Effort Survey (FES) into stock assessments and management decisions. The FES will replace the Coastal Household Telephone Survey (CHTS) currently being used to measure saltwater recreational fishing effort in shore and private boat modes on the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts.   

MRIP will be hosting two webinars to provide an overview of the Transition Plan. Both webinars will cover the same information, therefore please attend whichever fits your schedule. 

Monday May 18, 2015 - 12-1 p.m. Eastern

Thursday May 21, 2015 - 12-1 p.m. Eastern

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Mar
25
1:30 PM13:30

BOEM Presentation Webinar

The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s Ecosystem and Ocean Planning Committee will meet as a Committee of the Whole  on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EST to receive a presentation from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM). The meeting will be held via webinar and is open to the public. The presentation will include an overview of the permitting process for geological and geophysical (G&G) activities on the Outer Continental Shelf and a summary of BOEM’s Draft 2017—2022 Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Draft Proposed Program, which is currently available for public comment.

BOEM staff will be available to answer any questions following the presentation.

To join the Webinar, go to: http://mafmc.adobeconnect.com/marchboem/

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

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Oct
3
10:00 AM10:00

MRIP Question and Answer Webinar

The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will conduct a question and answer session via webinar on Friday, October 03, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. with NMFS’s Marine Recreational Information Program (MRIP). The purpose of the meeting is to brief the Council on ongoing MRIP efforts to improve recreational data collection and to provide a forum for Council Members to ask questions regarding MRIP.  NMFS MRIP staff will be on the webinar to respond to questions.  There will also be an opportunity for questions and comments from any public attendees.  The meeting will be informational in nature.

Webinar Link: http://mafmc.adobeconnect.com/mrip-qa/.

When the webinar begins, once attendees click/navigate to this link audio connection details are provided.

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