Sport Fish and Boating Partnership Council

Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council Meeting

May 3-4, 2016
Eco-Discovery Center
Key West, Florida

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

 

Final Agenda

Meeting Minutes

8:30-8:40 AM

Introductions
Scott Kovarovics, Council chair
Betty Huskins, Council Vice-chair

8:40-9:00 AM

Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary overview
Beth Sean Morton, Sanctuary Superintendent, Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Key West, Florida

9:00-9:20 AM

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Southeast Region Fish and Aquatic Conservation Program Update
Allan Brown, Assistant Regional Director, Fish and Aquatic Conservation Program, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Atlanta, Georgia

9:20-9:40 AM

NOAA/National Marine Fisheries Service Update
Russ Dunn, National Policy Advisor, Office of the Assistant Administrator, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries Service, Florida

9:40-10:00 AM

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Fish and Aquatic Conservation Program strategic plan update
David Miko, Chief, Division of Fish and Aquatic Conservation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Falls Church, Virginia

10:00-10:20 AM

Break

10:20-10:40 AM

Invited speaker
Premier Materials Technology’s joint research and results of a quagga mussel veliger toxicant-  Keith Boulais, Chief Executive Officer, Premier Materials Technology Inc, Minneapolis, Minnesota

10:40-11:00 AM

Blue Ribbon Panel Update
Mike Nussman, President, American Sportfishing Association, Alexandria, Virginia and Gary Kania, Vice President, Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation, Washington, DC

11:00-11:20 AM

Status of the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies National Fishing, Hunting and Wildlife - Associated Recreation Survey pilot program
John Arway, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

11:20-12:00 PM

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service budget update and other priorities
Steve Guertin, Deputy Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Washington, DC

12:00-1:00 PM

Lunch (on site)

1:00-3:00 PM

South Florida Water Management Panel Discussion
Shannon Estenoz, Director, Office of Everglades Restoration Initiatives, U.S. Department of the Interior, Davie, Florida, and James Erskine, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Tallahassee, Florida

3:00-3:20 PM

BREAK

3:20-4:20 PM

South Florida Water Management Panel Discussion wrap up

4:20-4:40 PM

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation agency updates
Tom Champeau, Director, Division of Freshwater Fisheries Management, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Tallahassee, Florida

4:40-5:00 PM

Public comments and adjourn

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

8:15-8:20 AM

Introductions

8:20- 10:00 AM

Council assessment of the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation (FY2013-2015)
Betty Huskins, Council vice chair and Phil Seng, Vice President, DJ Case and Associates, Mishawaka, Indiana

10:00-10:20 AM

Break

10:20-11:00 AM

Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation Initiatives Update
Frank Peterson, President, Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation, Alexandria, Virginia and Ken Hammond, Chairman of the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation Board of Directors, Chicago, Illinois

11:00-11:20 AM

Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation Performance Metrics Update
Scott Kovarovics, Council chair

11:20-11:40 AM

Status of Our Florida Reefs initiative
Gary Jennings, American Sport Fishing Association

11:40-12:00 PM

National Fish Habitat Plan 10 Year Anniversary Update
Tom Champeau, Chair, National Fish Habitat Plan Board of Directors, Tallahassee, Florida

12:00-1:00

Lunch (on site)

1:00-1:20 PM

Marine National Monument Recommendations
Gary Kania, Vice President, Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation,
Washington, DC

1:20-1:40 PM

Key West National Wildlife Refuge Update
Dan Clark, Refuge Supervisor, U.S.. Fish and Wildlife Service, Key West, Florida

1:40-1:50 PM

Update on the 2016-2018 Council charter renewal and member selection
Brian Bohnsack, Designated Federal Officer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Falls Church, Virginia

1:50-2:20 PM

Council committee updates

2:00-2:20 PM

General Council business

2:20-2:40 PM

Public comment

2:45 PM

Adjourn

Last updated: April 12, 2017