Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council
Office of External Affairs

Spring 2012 Meeting Agenda

June 05, 2012
Department of the Interior
1849 C Street, NW
Washington, DC




**Meeting held in the “North Penthouse” (8th floor) Breakfast is on your own.

Breakfast is available at the Interior Cafeteria, The Bison Bistro.


Meeting Minutes

June 05, 2012:

8:00 A.M.

Light morning refreshments outside the meeting room

8:30 A.M


Welcome & Introductions
     - Thom Dammrich, SFBPC Chair

8:45 A.M.

Update briefing on the Removal of Inactive Oil/Gas Production Infrastructure from the Gulf of Mexico (TENTATIVE)
     - Presenter TBD

9:30 A.M

Federal Interagency Council on Outdoor Recreation update
     - Mike Pool, Acting Director, Bureau of Land Management & FICOR Chair
     - Jon Jarvis, Director, National Park Service (tentative)

10:00 A.M.

National Park Service briefing
     - Rich Weideman, Assistant Director, Partnerships and Civic Engagement, National Park Service
     - Bob Ratcliff, Chief, Conservation and Outdoor Recreation Programs, National Park Service

10:30 A.M.


11:00 A.M.

Update on the National Ocean Policy
     - Deerin Babb-Brott, Director, National Ocean Council

11:30 A.M.

Refuge Vision Implementation Plan update
     - Marcia Pradines, Chief, Division of Visitor Services & Communications National Wildlife Refuge System

12:00 P.M.

BREAK FOR LUNCH (Bison Bistro)

1:00 P.M.



1:05 P.M.

Update on the activities of the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation (RBFF)
     - Frank Peterson, Jr., President, RBFF


1:35 P.M.

Wildlife & Sport Fish Restoration program Update
     - Christy Vigfusson, Fish & Wildlife Service, Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program, Branch of Programs

2:05 P.M.

Welcome comments and Q&A
     - Dan Ashe, Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

3:00 P.M.


3:15 P.M.

Update on NOAA Fisheries activities & issues
     - Russell Dunn, National Policy Advisor for Recreational Fisheries, NOAA Fisheries

3:45 P.M.

Health of the smallmouth bass fishery in PA: National implications?
     - John Arway, SFBPC member & Executive Director, Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission

4:00 P.M.

Boating Issues Committee
     - John Sprague, Chair, SFBPC Boating Issues Committee

4:35 P.M.

Public comment

5:00 P.M.


Dinner plans TBD




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