Take Reduction Team Agenda

Take Reduction Team Agenda




Take Reduction Team

To Review Progress

and Offer Advice









Contact:
George Liles
PH: (508) 495-2378
or
Teri Frady
PH: (508) 495-2239


Advisory 00-01a

NMFS Northeast Region

A         D         V         I         S         O         R         Y

Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Team

February 22-24, 2000

Sheraton Ferncroft, 50 Ferncroft Road, Danvers, MA 01923

Reservations: 1-800-325-3535; Phone: 978-777-2500; Fax: 978-750-7959

Tuesday, February 22, 2000

1:00 - 1:15 Welcome and charge to the TRT (Note - Include TRP Implementation Schedule)

1:15 - 2:15 Opening business

Introductions

Review and approval of agenda

Review ground rules

Meeting logistics

2:15 - 5:00 Information Update

TRP implementation schedule

NMFS action on last TRT recommendations

Proposed FY2000 right whale spending plan

Right whale status and new PBR

PBR and stock structure issues for other whale species (humpback, fin, and minke)

Entanglement data summary & gear investigation reports

Whale/gear overlap analysis

5:00 - 6:30 Other Management Measures Affecting Fishing Effort and the ALWTRP

Multispecies FMP

(a) Framework 33

(b) Amendment 13

Lobster FMPs

6:30 - 8:00 Dinner

8:00 - 10:00 Possible Work Group Sessions

Wednesday, February 23, 2000

ALWTRP OPTIONS 8:00 -12:00 Gear

Gear restrictions (Status, immediate actions, long term actions)

Gear Technology Lists (Status, immediate actions, long term actions)

Gear Research (Status, immediate actions, long term actions)

12:00 - 1:00 Lunch

1:00 - 4:15 Time/Area Closures

Current Status (ALWTRP, HBPTRP, FMP's, Other)

Immediate Actions (Implement this season or by Fall 2000)

Long-Term Actions (Phase- in schedule or begin in 2001)

Contingency Measures (If *** then *** is automatically implemented)

3:00 - 3:15 Break

3:15 - 4:15 Disentanglement Program

Current Status

Immediate Actions

Long-Term Actions (Expand, more gear, R&D on new gear, more teams, other training)

4:15 - 5:15 Outeach Programs

Current Status

Immediate Actions

Long-Term Actions

5:15 - 6:15 Monitoring

In season monitoring

(1) Sighting Advisory System (SAS) and other entanglement monitoring systems

(2) Other (e.g. gear marking)

Long-term entanglement monitoring

(1) Scarification analyses

(2) Other

6:15 - 8:00 Dinner

8:00 - 10:00 Work Groups

Thursday, February 24, 2000

8:00 - 8:15 Assessment of Progress and Agenda Items

8:15 - 12:00 Immediate Action Options.

12:00 - 1:00 Lunch

1:15 - 2:30 Continued Discussion Immediate Options

2:30 - 3:30 Process for Development of Long-Term Actions

Time Frame

Number of Meetings

Information Needs (Between and during meetings)

Process Issues

(1) Dividing TRT

(2) Membership



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