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Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force Webinar
June 17, 2013
1:00 – 4:00 Eastern Daylight Time

Draft Agenda
(Updated 6/14/2013)

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1:00 – 1:10      (#1) Informational:  Welcome for Co-chairs/Introductions/Adoption of Agenda/Approval of Minutes (Peg Brady, NOAA Fisheries/Jeff Underwood, Acting Assistant Director-Fish and Aquatic Conservation, FWS)
ANSTF Minutes of the Fall Meeting 2012

1:00 – 1:15      (#2) Informational:  Welcome for Co-chairs/Introductions/Adoption of Agenda/Approval of Minutes (Peg Brady, NOAA Fisheries/Jeff Underwood, Acting Assistant Director-Fish and Aquatic Conservation, FWS) 1:15 – 1:30      (#2) Informational:  Review of Action Items from November 2013 Meeting
  1. Update on ANSTF opportunities to work with LCCs at next meeting (Stas Burgiel, NISC)
    ANSTF/NISC Ad Hoc Working Group on Climate Change and Invasive Species

  2. Prevention Committee provide guidance for pathway management plans and a list of pathways to be considered for plan development (Stas Burgiel, NISC)

  3. Schedule an e-DNA session for the next ANSTF meeting in consultation with ANSTF members (Bill Bolen, EPA)

  4. Provide a link on the ANSTF website to the Invasive Lionfish: A Guide to Control and Management (Susan Mangin, ANSTF)

  5. Provide Laura Norcutt with Snakehead Plan comments by 12/21 (This date was moved back to give time for the WO to incorporate changes for consistency and format.) (Laura Norcutt, FWS)
    National Control and Management Plan for Members of the Snakehead Family (Channidae)

  6. Hold a members call to discuss agency processes for populating ANSTF Strategic Plan reporting matrix (Susan Mangin, ANSTF)
    ANSTF Strategic Plan

  7. Establish 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 (Laura Norcutt, FWS)

  8. Have the Outreach Committee incorporate evaluation measures into the outreach efforts of the newly revised Recreational Guidelines to assess their impact on public behavior (Susan Mangin, ANSTF)
    Draft Recreational Guidelines

  9. The ANSTF will review the top 40 priorities for the National Asian Carp Plan by end of December (Susan Mangin, ANSTF)

  10. Crosswalk 40 priorities from the National Asian Carp Plan with the Asian Carp Framework to seek collaboration opportunities (Don MacLean, FWS/Bill Bolen, EPA)
    Draft 40 priorities for Asian Carp

  11. Address concerns about the Classroom Guidelines and have them ready for approval at the May 2013 meeting (Susan Mangin, ANSTF)

  12. Develop ANSTF report to Congress for FY13 (Susan Mangin, FWS)

1:30 – 1:40      (#3) Informational:  Classroom Guidelines (Laura Norcutt, FWS)

1:40 – 1:45      (#5) Informational:  National Invasive Species Awareness Week Update
                         
(Lori Williams, NISC)

1:45 – 2:15      (#6) Decisional:  Michigan and Mississippi ANS Manageme
nt Plans
                  
(Don MacLean, FWS)
                   Michigan's Aquatic Invasive Species State Management Plan 2013 Update

                          Decision – The ANSTF approves the Michigan ANS Management

                                Yes____                      No_____         Additional Action Required____

                          Mississippi State Management Plan for Aquatic Invasive Species

                          Decision – The ANSTF approves the Mississippi ANS Management

                                Yes____                      No_____         Additional Action Required____

2:15 – 2:25      (#6) Informational:  Ballast Water Regulations Update (John Morris, U.S. Coast Guard, John Darling, EPA)

2:25 – 2:35      (#7) Informational:  Asian Carp Surveillance Plan for Areas outside of the Great Lakes (Craig Martin, FWS)

2:35 – 3:05      (#8) Informational:  Panel Updates (5 minutes/panel)

2:35 – 2:40      Great Lakes Panel

2:40 – 2:45      Northeast Panel               

2:45 – 2:50      Gulf and South Atlantic Panel

2:50 – 2:55      Western Regional Panel                        

2:55 – 3:00      Mississippi River Basin Panel   
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3:00 – 3:05      Mid-Atlantic Panel

3:05 – 3:15      (#9) Panel Recommendations Western Regional Panel:

  1. Funding to support implementation components of QZAP.

  2.  Increased support to the panel(s) i. Increase funding to allow the panel to conduct  business; ii. Create new vehicles to allow the panel to receive funding as current restrictions limit panels from soliciting funds such as membership or registration fees. Alternative methods of soliciting funding are needed.  (Note: The FY13 panel funding will be included in this discussion.)

  3. Provide an update on the Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers! Program at the fall 2013 ANSTF meeting. The WRP is interested and concerned about the fate of this program.

3:15 – 3:25      (#10) National Ocean Policy Implementation Plan Update (Peg Brady, NOAA/Lori Williams and Chris Dionigi, NISC)
National Ocean Policy Implementation Plan

3:25 – 3:55      (#11) Member Updates (Hot Topics Only)

3:55 – 4:00      (#12) Public Comment

4:00                 (#13) Meeting Wrap up/Adjourn


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