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FREE PUBLIC symposium


24 April–25 April, 2014
8:00 am–5:30 pm
Reception April 24, 6-9pm


Fishery Sciences Auditorium
FSH 102
1122 NE Boat Street
University of Washington

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David A. Armstrong
Dave McGowan


Funding for the Symposium is generously provided by Tanya Bevan, friends of Don Bevan, the UW School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, Alaska Fisheries Science Center, Northwest Fisheries Science Center, Washington Sea Grant, Marine Conservation Alliance, At Sea Processors Association, North Pacific Fishery Management Counci, Environmental Defense Fund, Packard Foundation, and Bering Sea Fisheries Research Foundation

April 24, 2014

Light Breakfast

7:30 A light breakfast will be served


8:15 David Armstrong & André Punt, Co-Chairs


Session One—MSA: Evolution to Revolution in U.S. Fishery Management

Penny Dalton and Margaret Spring, Chairs

8:30 Bud Walsh
Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Early years of the Magnuson–Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act of 1976

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9:00 Penelope Dalton
Director, Washington Sea Grant

Councils, Congress, Courts and Sustainable fisheries

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9:30 Margaret Spring
Vice President of Conservation and Science, Monterey Bay Aquarium

The Northwest Model—Turning the Corner on Overfishing

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10:00 Sam Rauch
Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Programs, NOAA Fisheries

U.S. Fisheries Management Today

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10:30 Session 1 Speakers

Q & A


11:00 15-min Break

11:15 Panel

Congressional Staff Members, moderated by John Henderschedt

Jean Flemma, Senior Policy Advisor, Democratic Staff, Committee on Natural Resources
Bob King, Legislative Assistant, Office of U.S. Senator Mark Begich (AK)
Nicole Teutschel, Legislative Assistant, Office of U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (WA)
Dave Whaley, Professional Staff Member, Committee on Natural Resources



12:30 1-hour Break

Boxed lunches will be provided

Keynote Address

1:30 Doc Hastings
US House of Representatives, WA (R)
Chairman, House Natural Resources Committee

Keynote Address


Session Two—The Big Lift - Ending Overfishing and Ensuring Accountability

André Punt, Chair

2:00 Rick Methot
NOAA Science Advisor for Stock Assessments, NOAA Fisheries

Scientific Perspective on Flexibility in Fishery Management

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2:40 Ana Parma
Research Scientist, Centro Nacional Patagonico

Has the MSA Led to Stock Rebuilding - a Synthesis of All U.S. Overfished Stocks?

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3:20 10-min Break

3:30 Steve Cadrin
Associate Professor, Department of Fisheries Oceanography, School for Marine Science and Technology, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Strengthening the Scientific Basis of the 2006 Management Requirements: Optimal Yield from Mixed-Stock Fisheries

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4:10 Chris Anderson
Associate Professor of Fisheries Economics, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington

Ecosystem-based Businesses: Managing for Economic Benefits in a Multispecies World

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4:50 Panel

Q&A: Science, Overfishing and Accountability

Rick Methot, Ana Parma, Chris Anderson, Steve Cadrin, Trevor Branch, Dan Holland, and Dave Witherell



End of Day 1




6:00 UW Center for Urban Horticulture

Join us from 6:00 - 9:00 pm for a standing reception at the UW Botanic Gardens Center for Urban Horticulture


April 25, 2014

Light Breakfast

7:30 A light breakfast will be served

Session Three—The West Coast Implementation Experience

Merrick Burden, Chair

8:15 Don McIsaac
Executive Director, Pacific Fishery Management Council

Chris Oliver
Executive Director, North Pacific Fishery Management Council

Regional Council Perspectives: Current Implementation Challenges and Recommendations for Change

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8:55 Stephen Ralston
Research Fishery Biologist (Emeritus), Fishery Ecology Division, NOAA Fisheries, SWFSC, Santa Cruz

West Coast Groundfish Case Study: Using ACLs and Other MSA Tools to Bring a Multispecies Fishery Back from the Brink

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9:25 Joe Sullivan

Rationalization, Coops and Risk Management

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9:55 15-min Break

10:10 Jodie Toft
Marine Ecologist, The Nature Conservancy

Michael Bell, Director, California Coastal and Marine Program, The Nature Conservancy

Fishing Community Sustainability and Co-Management: Lessons from Morro Bay and Ilwaco

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10:50 David Sones
Tribal Appointment: Northwest, Columbia River and Klamath River Tribal Nations, Pacific Fisheries Management Council

Treaty Rights and the MSA

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11:20 Panel

Q & A



12:00 1-hour Break

Boxed lunches will be provided

Session Four—Future Challenges: EBFM (Bycatch, Habitat, IEAs)

Tim Essington and Dave Fluharty, Chairs

1:00 David Fluharty
Associate Professor, School of Marine and Environmental Affairs, University of Washington

Progress in Implementing EBFM in the U.S.

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1:30 Anne Hollowed
Senior Scientist, NOAA Fisheries, Alaska Fisheries Science Center

Managing in an Ecosystem Context: Progress and Opportunities (ESA, MSFCMA, NEPA and Beyond)

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2:00 Tony Smith
Ecosystem Based Management Stream Leader, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

The Australian Experience with EBFM

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2:30 Stephanie Madsen
Executive Director, At-sea Processors Association

Stakeholder Perspective on Incorporating EBFM Principles in North Pacific Fisheries Management

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3:00 15-min Break

3:15 Selina Heppell
Associate Professor and Department Head for Academic Affairs, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Oregon State University

Is MSA Sufficient to Protect Vulnerable Species and Habitats?

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3:45 Tim Essington
Professor, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington

Barriers Between Principle and Practice - How Can We Foster EBFM in U.S. Fisheries?

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4:15 Panel

Closing Panel: Outlook for Policy, Regulatory and Legislative Change

Merrick Burden, André Punt, Rod Fujita, Dorothy Lowman, Steve Joner, and John Stein


To request disability accommodations, contact the University of Washington Disability Services Office at least 10 days in advance of the event: 206-543-6450; 206-685-7264 (fax); 206-543-6452 (TTY); or (email)

Photos, l to r: brytta/iStock/Thinkstock, University of Washington Archives, US Congress, Michael Brake/iStock/Thinkstock.