November 14-15, 2012

Arlington, Virginia


Hotel reservations can be made at the Holiday Inn Arlington at Ballston under the block name of USFWS-ANSTF.

The cut off day for bookings is set for October 12, 2012.

Visit the Holiday Inn Arlington at Ballston website or call 703-243-9800.

The hotel is within short walking distance of the meeting room at U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and the Ballston Station for the Metro Rail system. Access to everything you may need can be reached via the Metro.

Wednesday, November 14

8:00-8:30 AMRegistration
8:30-8:35 AMWelcome from Co-chairs/Housekeeping

(Mike Weimer, Chief, Division of Fisheries and Aquatic Resource Conservation/Peg Brady, NOAA Fisheries)
8:35-8:40 AM(#1) Self Introductions (name and agency)
8:40-8:50 AM(#2) Adoption of Agenda/Approval of Minutes/Review of Previous Action Items

Action items from the Annapolis, MD, meeting
  • Executive Secretary will follow-up with Brian Goodwin (American Boat and Yacht Council) about

  • Disseminate GAO audit letter to ANSTF members (Stephanie Carman, BLM/Susan Mangin, ANSTF)
  • Explore opportunities for ANSTF and panels to assist with planning NISAW activities (Session #22)
  • Establish an ad-hoc committee to develop an operational plan supporting the ANSTF Strategic Plan

    (Session #13)
  • Resend draft recreational guidelines to ANSTF and panels for review (Session #12)
  • ANSTF co-chairs, NISC and Doug Austen meet to discuss opportunities to work with LCCs. Provide

    an update at the Fall ANSTF meeting. (Susan Mangin, ANSTF)
  • Develop a scoping committee to explore whether an invasive crayfish ad-hoc committee should be

    established (Susan Mangin, ANSTF)

    Decisional - The ANSTF approves the establishment of an ad-hoc committee to explore whether a bait

    pathway management and control plan should be developed.

    Yes   __________     No   __________   Additional Action   __________

  • ANSTF agreed to re-establish the New Zealand Mud Snail Management and Control Committee to update

    the plan. (Susan Mangin, ANSTF)
  • Highlights of annual panel meeting (TBD)
8:50-9:05 AM(#3) Discussion: Status of NAS Database

(Sharon Gross, USGS)
9:05-9:15 AM(#4)  Discussion: Addressing AIS Issues at Federally-managed Water Bodies

(Susan Mangin, ANSTF/Craig Martin, FWS/Lori Williams, NISC)
9:15-9:20 AM(#5) Informational: Lake Meade Update

(Susan Mangin, ANSTF)
9:20-9:35 AM(#6) Informational: Canada’s New Aquatic Animal Importation Regulations

(Christa L. Speekmann, APHIS /Joel Bader, FWS)

9:35-10:05 AM(#7) Informational: Water Hyacinth Update

(Craig Martin, FWS)
10:05-10:35 AMBREAK
10:35-10:45 AM(#8) Decisional: Revised Ohio ANS Management Plan

(John Navarro, Ohio DNR)

Decision – The ANSTF approves the revised Ohio ANS Management Plan

Yes   __________     No   __________   Additional Action   __________
10:5-11:05 AM(#9) Discussion: Asian Carp Session

(Paul Angelone, CEQ )
11:05-11:15 AM(#10) Informational: National Invasive Lionfish Prevention and Management Plan Update

(James Ballard, Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission)
11:15-11:25 AM(#11) Informational: Snakehead Management and Control Plan

(Laura Norcutt, FWS)
11:25-11:50 AM(#12) Decisional: ANSTF Recreational, Water Garden and Classroom Guidelines

(Laura Norcutt, FWS)

Decision – The ANSTF approves the recreational guidelines

Yes   __________     No   __________   Additional Action   __________

Decision – The ANSTF approves the water garden guidelines

Yes   __________     No   __________   Additional Action   __________

Decision – The ANSTF approves the classroom guidelines

Yes   __________     No   __________   Additional Action   __________
11:50-1:00 PMLUNCH
1:00-1:45 PM(#13) Decisional: ANSTF Strategic Plan Reporting

(Susan Pasko, NOAA)

Decision – The ANSTF agrees to the reporting matrix and timeframes

Yes   __________     No   __________   Additional Action   __________
1:45-2:30 PM(#14) Informational: Marine Debris Update

(Peg Brady, NOAA/Jim Carlton, Williams College)
2:30-2:55 PMBREAK
2:55-4:45 PM(#15) Member Updates

(All members/5 minutes each including FY 13 budget information)
4:45-4:50 PM(#16) Public Comment
4:50-5:00 PM(#17) Wrap up
5:00 PMAdjourn

Thursday, November 15

8:00-8:30 AMRegistration
8:30-9:00 AM(#18) Discussion: Rapid Screening

(Mike Hoff, FWS)
9:00-10:00 AM(#19) Informational: Ballast Water Issues including the Ballast Water Workshop, NPS Efforts in Lake Superior, and

USCG Ballast Water Discharge Standard

(John Darling, EPA/Alan Ellsworth, NPS/ John Morris, USCG)
10:00-10:30 AMBREAK
10:30-11:00 AM(#20) Informational and Decisional: Attorneys General Workshop Results

(Paula Cotter, National Association of Attorneys General, Leah Elwell, Invasive Species Action Network)

Decision – The ANSTF approves the establishment of an ad-hoc committee to define Federal roles and responsibilities

of all Federal ANSTF and NISC member agencies associated with the management of Dreissena mussels.

Yes   __________     No   __________   Additional Action   __________
11:00-11:20 AM(#21) Informational: Zequanox Use for Controlling Zebra and Quagga Mussels

(Dave Roberts, Marrone Bio Innovations)
11:20-11:35 AM(#22) Informational: NISAW Update

(Lori Williams, NISC/Laura Norcutt, FWS)
11:35-11:50 AM(#23) Informational: Research and Prevention Committee Updates

(Susan Pasko, NOAA/Stas Burgiel, NISC)
11:50-1:00 PMLUNCH
1:00-1:25 PM(#24) Discussion: SAH! MOU

(Doug Grann, Wildlife Forever/Joe Starinchak, FWS)
1:25-2:25 PM(#25) Informational: Panel Updates (10 min. each)

1:25-1:35 Mid-Atlantic Panel

1:35-1:45 Western Regional Panel

1:45-1:55 Gulf and South Atlantic Regional Panel

1:55-2:05 Northeast Panel

2:05-2:15 Great Lakes Regional Panel

2:15-2:25 Mississippi River Basin Regional Panel
2:25-3:10 PM(#26) Panel Recommendations

  Western Regional Panel:
  1. The ANSTF provide support to build capacity in marine debris management, specific to Alaska.
  2. The ANSTF provide funding to support implementation components of QZAP.

Gulf and South Atlantic Panel:

That the ANSTF incorporate evaluation measures into the outreach efforts of the newly revised Recreational

Guidelines, to be able to assess the impact they have on the public’s behavior.

Mississippi River Basin Panel

  1. The MRBP recommends that the ANS Task Force explore methods to establish and institutionalize an ANS

    screening process that would evaluate species prior to importation.
  2. Annual reporting of ANS Task Force activities is a high priority and is necessary to elevate issues and regional

    panel efforts. At a minimum, the ANSTF should resume annual 
    Congressional reporting of ANS issues, including

    progress on implementation of national management plans and unmet needs.
  3. The MRPB thanks the ANS Task Force members for their efforts to implement recommendations in the National

    Asian Carp Management Plan, specifically the FWS recent funding for the national analysis and review of Grass Carp

    regulations and use in the United States. The MRBP recommends that the ANS Task Force members continue to explore

    ways to implement components of the National Asian Carp Management Plan, beginning with the 40 highest priority

    recommendations as prioritized by the Regional Panels.
3:10-3:40 PMBREAK
3:40-4:00 PM(#27) Discussion: Incentives for Harvesting Invasive Species

(Susan Pasko, NOAA)
4:00-4:05 PM(#28) Public Comment
4:05-4:15 PM(#29) Meeting Summary
4:15 PMAdjourn