FACA Committee Purpose & Justification The information in this plan was imported from the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) database and transformed into StratML Part 1, Strategic Plan, format. Fiscal Year:2011 Committee Type: National Policy Issue Advisory Board Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee DOC 6a867c8a-9866-415c-9f82-fa6eab3f6228 [359]: http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/ocs/mafac Department of Commerce [12]: http://www.doc.gov Sponsoring Agency Beneficiary Mr. Terry Alexander Owner, Jordan Lynn, Inc. Committee Member Special Government Employee (SGE) Performer Mr. Tom J. Billy International Seafood Safety and Health Committee Member Special Government Employee (SGE) Performer Mr. Randy Cates President, Cates International, Inc. (Marine aquaculture) Committee Member Special Government Employee (SGE) Performer Dr.. Anthony Chatwin Director, Marine & Coastal Conservation, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Committee Member Special Government Employee (SGE) Performer Mr. Paul Clampitt Owner, F/V Augustine Committee Member Special Government Employee (SGE) Performer Mr. John P. Connelly President, National Fisheries Institute Committee Member Special Government Employee (SGE) Performer Dr. Pamela J. Dana Owner, Sure Lure Charter Company Committee Member Special Government Employee (SGE) Performer Mr. Bill Dewey Taylor Shellfish Company Committee Member Special Government Employee (SGE) Performer Ms. Patricia Doerr Director of Conservation, NJ Chapter, The Nature Conservancy Committee Member Special Government Employee (SGE) Performer Mr. Phillip J. Dyskow Recreational boating industry Committee Member Special Government Employee (SGE) Performer Mr. Edwin Ebisui Jr. Attorney, Wahiawa, Hawaii Committee Member Special Government Employee (SGE) Performer Ms. Erika Feller Marine Project Coordinator, The Nature Conservancy Committee Member Special Government Employee (SGE) Performer Mr. Martin Fisher Owner, Rising Sun Fisheries, Inc Committee Member Special Government Employee (SGE) Performer Catherine L. Foy Aleutians East Borough, Steller Sea Lion Project Mngr. Committee Member Special Government Employee (SGE) Performer Mr. Ken Franke President, Sportfishing Association of California Committee Member Special Government Employee (SGE) Performer Steve Joner Chief Biologist, Makah Tribe Fisheries Management Committee Member Special Government Employee (SGE) Performer Heather D. McCarty Heather McCarty and Associates, Consultant - Alaska Committee Member Special Government Employee (SGE) Performer Ms. Julie Morris Provost, New College of Florida Committee Member Special Government Employee (SGE) Performer Mr. George Nardi GreatBay Aquaculture, LLC Committee Member Special Government Employee (SGE) Performer Mr. Tom Raftican President, The Sportfishing Conservancy Committee Member Special Government Employee (SGE) Performer Mr. Keith Rizzardi Lawyer Committee Member Special Government Employee (SGE) Performer Mr. Va'amua Henry Sesepasara Representative, House of Representatives, American Samoa Committee Member Special Government Employee (SGE) Performer Mr. David H. Wallace Owner, Wallace and Associates Committee Member Special Government Employee (SGE) Performer Not Available 1d5f91d9-1c76-4cfd-a81e-04b9b8f84bcc Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee (MAFAC) is a national advisory body with diverse expertise and member viewpoints. As NOAA is a regulatory agency with responsibility for managing and sustaining living marine resources, many of the actions, decisions and priorities of the agency are controversial. MAFAC provides an invaluable forum in which controversial and key issues can be discussed, mutual understanding developed, and common ground is established for expanded public dialogue and debate to occur. The value and importance of this role has increased in recent years as the Administration seeks guidance and input on the contemporary challenges in its strategic plan: climate adaptation and mitigation; sustaining healthy and productive ecosystems to support marine fisheries, habitats and biodiversity; protecting and restoring threatened and endangered species and coastal and marine habitat; ensuring coastal communities are resilient and supporting healthy communities and economies; and supporting new planning and management strategies for appropriate uses of offshore areas through coastal and marine spatial planning. 3d82b09b-5648-43bf-88f1-94513c9ea17b Recommandations Not Available 4e8ae45b-be3e-4134-8d02-6e5bf995ee1e Make, Accept, Implement 8ebe8403-2040-431b-9b18-0a2ba1c09dcb 5e5fe1c0-0ce4-4614-85f6-944766bcbc6c Recommendations Made Number Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee Department of Commerce Unspecified n/a 2010-10-01 2011-09-30 The MAFAC usually produces advisory recommendations at the end of each meeting. These advisory recommendation reports tend to be short, concise and reasonably feasible for the agency to pursue. Prior to FY2006, there was no FACA requirement to track recommendations. Therefore, the answer to this question is an estimate based on the recent DFO's experience. The Committee historically produced 4 to 6 recommendations annually, but this has increased significantly in the past few years. The Committee is approximately 40 years old. 206 2010-10-01 2011-09-30 e644f120-b381-4a55-ae66-dc8508601191 Recommendations Fully Accepted Percentage Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee Department of Commerce For a variety of its own reasons not applicable to the Committee, the agency may implement all/most of the recommendations, but few times recommendations are not implemented. n/a 2010-10-01 2011-09-30 The final report and minutes of each meeting along with any advisory recommendations are distributed throughout the agency and targeted to the appropriate staff responsible for the issue of focus. The 85 percent is based on the recent DFO's experience and is not a reflection of what has been implemented over the lifetime of the Committee. In FY2011 - nearly 100% of the Committee's recommendations were implemented or are in progress. In particular, most of the recommendations provided in writing to NOAA and DOC Leadership concerning the new national ocean policy were incorporated into the Final Report of the Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force. 85 2010-10-01 2011-09-30 61422171-9263-4cf2-86c9-0b19ca30ab26 Recommendations Partially Accepted Percentage Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee Department of Commerce There are sometimes a few proposals which were not funded in their entirety, those few being scaled back from their original level of requested funding (allowable under the program). n/a 2010-10-01 2011-09-30 Although nearly 100 percent of the Committee's recent recommendations were acted on or implemented in FY 2011, recommendations for budget increases in certain areas are ultimately beyond the control and authority of the Executive branch. 15 2010-10-01 2011-09-30 2010-10-01 2011-09-30 2013-07-09 http://explore.data.gov/resource/datasets/c5i3-bb9j Gannon (J.) Dick gannon_dick@yahoo.com Submit error.