Sport Fish and Boating Partnership Council

Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council Meeting

November 29-30, 2016
Department of the Interior, North Penthouse Conference Room
1849 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20240

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

 

Draft Agenda

Meeting Minutes

(Closed meeting)

 

8:30-8:40 AM

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

8:45-9:45 AM

New Members Federal Advisory Committee Act and Ethics Training
Kimberly Hintz, Associate Ethics Counselor, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Headquarters Office

9:45-10:10 AM

All members- Council administration updates
Allan Brown, Assistant Regional Director, Fish and Aquatic Conservation Program, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Atlanta, Georgia

10:10-10:30 AM

Break

(Open Meeting)

 

10:30-10:45 AM

Introductions
Scott Kovarovics, Council Chair, Executive Director, Izaak Walton League of America, Gaithersburg, Maryland
Betty Huskins, Council Vice Chair, Former Director, Southeast Tourism Policy Council, Linville Falls, North Carolina.

10:45-12:15 AM

Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council discussion of priority recommendations for incoming administration
Scott Kovarovics, Council Chair

12:15-1:15PM

Lunch

1:15-2:15 PM

Update on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program
Bob Curry, Deputy Assistant Director, Wildlife Service Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Headquarters Office

2:15-2:30 PM

Council discussion on Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program requests on boating issues technology subcommittee and FAST Act implications for Boating Infrastructure/Clean Vessel Act programs’ administration
Scott Kovarovics, Council Chair

2:30-3:00 PM

Update on the Council’s boating infrastructure permit pilot projects with federal agencies
John Sprague, Council Boating Issues Committee Chair, representative Marine Industry Association of Florida, Stuart, Florida and Janine Belleque, representative States Organization for Boating Access, Salem, Oregon.

3:00-3:15 PM

BREAK

3:15-3:45 PM

Update on SFBPC/RBFF/AFWA/USFWS joint working group for the development of agreed upon performance metrics for the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation
Scott Kovarovics, Council Chair and Frank Peterson, President, Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation, Alexandria, Virginia

3:45-4:15 PM

Update on the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation
Frank Peterson, President, Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation, Alexandria, Virginia

4:15-4:45 PM

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recreational fisheries programs
Russ Dunn, National Recreational Fisheries Policy Advisor, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Headquarters Office

4:40-5:00 PM

Public comments and adjourn
Scott Kovarovics, Council Chair

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

(Closed Meeting)

 

8:30-9:00 AM

Council business meeting, election of Council chair and vice chair
Scott Kovarovics, Council Chair

(Open Meeting)

 

9:00- 9:30 AM

National Update on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Program and Activities
Steve Guertin, Deputy Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Headquarters Office

9:30-10:00 AM

Update on fiscal year 2017 priorities and activities of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Fish and Aquatic Conservation Program
David Hoskins, Assistant Director- Fish and Aquatic Conservation Program, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Headquarters Office

10:00-10:15 AM

Break

10:15-12:00 PM

Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council discussion and development of recommended priorities for the new administration
Scott Kovarovics, Council Chair

12:00-1:00

Lunch

1:00-1:30 PM

Update on the development of the National Park Service’s Director’s Order on recreational fishing
John Wullshleger, Fish Program Lead, National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado

1:30-1:45 PM

Update on the status of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service/American Boat & Yacht Council efforts on reducing aquatic invasive species
Craig Martin, Chief, Branch of Aquatic Invasive Species, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Headquarters Office

1:45-2:00PM

Council business including determining winter/spring meeting location
Scott Kovarovics, Council Chair

2:00-2:15 PM

Public comment and adjourn

Last updated: April 12, 2017