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Mid-Atlantic Catch Shares Workshop

Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council • March 16-18, 2010 • Williamsburg, VA

Final Agenda  •  Final Summary

The Mid-Atlantic Catch Shares Workshop was planned by the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council and the Fisheries Forum, in cooperation with the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission and NOAA Fisheries, as an educational opportunity for Council and Commission members and staff.

Workshop objectives

  • To learn from and interact with a diverse group of panelists with experience in catch share programs

  • To gain an understanding for the management potential of catch share programs as a management tool as well as the range of concerns associated with their design and use in management

  • To anticipate future management challenges and opportunities associated with catch share programs at the Council, ASMFC, and state levels

Workshop context and leadership remarks

Opening remarks

Welcome and introductions

Rick Robins, Chair, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council   Video

Lee Anderson, Vice Chair, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council  •  Video

Background and context

Overview of Mid-Atlantic Council Fisheries
Dan Furlong, Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council
Presentation  •  Video

Introduction to catch share programs
Mark Holliday, Director, NOAA Fisheries Office of Policy
Presentation  •  Video

Closing remarks

Where do we go from here?

Rick Robins, Chair, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council   Video • Presentation

Lee Anderson, Vice Chair, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council  •  Video

Rotating breakout sessions

Economic outcomes of catch share fisheries: Sustaining fishing communities

Alaska’s crab dependent communities and the Bering Sea-Aleutian Islands catch share program
Steve Minor, Executive Director, North Pacific Crab Association
Presentation  •  Video

A history of the commercial red snapper fishery in the Gulf of Mexico
David Krebs, President, Gulf of Mexico Reef Fish Shareholders Alliance
Video

Catch Shares: The Alaskan experience
Jessica Gharrett, Restricted Access Management Program, NOAA Fisheries Alaska Region
Presentation  •  Video

Catch shares as a biological management tool: Intersections between fisheries

Supporting accountability in British Columbia’s groundfish fishery
Howard McElderry, Archipelago Marine Research
Video

Balancing catch share optimization with bycatch minimization
John Henderschedt, Council Member, North Pacific Fishery Management Council
Presentation  •  Video

British Columbia’s multispecies groundfish fishery: A fisherman’s perspective
Wes Erikson, Fisherman, British Columbia
Presentation  •  Video

Allocation

History of South Atlantic catch shares development process
Kate Quigley, Economist, South Atlantic Fishery Management Council
Presentation  •  Video

Allocation and North Pacific catch share programs
Joe Childers, President, United Fishermen of Alaska
Video

Allocation and Gulf of Mexico catch share programs
Bob Gill, Vice Chair, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council 
Video

Markets and long term distribution of shares

Effects on communities of catch shares: It’s all in the design
Ed Backus, Vice President, Ecotrust
Presentation  •  Video

Markets for catch shares
Corbett Grainger, Doctoral Candidate, University of California Santa Barbara
Presentation  •  Video

New Zealand’s catch share program
Mike Arbuckle, Senior Fisheries Specialist, World Bank
Presentation  •  Video

Plenary sessions

Regional case studies

Alaska halibut and sablefish IFQ program
Jane DiCosimo, Senior Plan Coordinator, North Pacific Fishery Management Council
Presentation  •  Video

Gulf of Mexico red snapper IFQ program
Bob Gill, Vice Chair, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council
Presentation  •  Video

Australia’s catch share programs
David Galeano, Senior Economist, Australian Fisheries Management Authority
Presentation  •  Video

Catch shares and recreational fisheries

Proposed catch share plans for the Pacific Halibut charter sector in Alaska
Jane DiCosimo, Senior Plan Coordinator, North Pacific Fishery Management Council
Presentation  •  Video

Perspectives on the intersection between recreational fisheries and commercial catch share program

Greg Sutter, Alaska halibut charter captain  •  Video
Rick Bellavance, Rhode Island charter captain and President, Rhode Island Charter and Party Boat Association  •  Video
Dick Brame, Atlantic States Fisheries Director, Coastal Conservation Association  •  Video

Data collection and monitoring: The lynchpin for accountability and credibility

NMFS catch share accounting and quota management for Alaska fisheries
Jessica Gharrett, Restricted Access Management Program, NOAA Fisheries Alaska Region
Presentation  •  Video

Catch monitoring systems in British Columbia groundfish fisheries
Howard McElderry, Archipelago Marine Research
Presentation  •  Video

Catch shares, governance, and interjurisdictional fisheries

Virginia’s black seabass catch share program
Jack Travelstead, Chief of Fisheries Management, Virginia Marine Resources Commission
Presentation  •  Video