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Friday, January 7, 2011

Supporting Marine Spatial Closures in Florida

January 13, 2011 – Tampa, FL
I. Introductions (9:00 am – 9:05 am)
II. Adoption of Agenda (9:10 am – 9:15 am)
III. Update from previous AP meeting (9:10 am – 9:30 am) – Froeschke
IV. The role of VMS in enhanced seafood traceability (9:30 am – 11:30 am)
a. Status and future directions of seafood traceability in Gulf of Mexico fisheries – Ocean
b. How can VMS be used to help fish and seafood traceability and support marine spatial
closure issues?
What can be done to automatically increase seafood safety using VMS, electronic
reporting, and compatible software?
V. Lunch (11:30 am – 12:00 pm)
VI. VMS Communications (12:00 pm – 2:00 pm) – Miglini
a. How can VMS be used more effectively in communications?
b. How can these communications become more user friendly?
c. Can routine messages be stored and sent automatically (with minimal updating) thereby
eliminating the need to write new text messages for the same reporting activity?
VII. Future roles and applications of VMS software (2:00 pm – 3:30 pm)
a. What is the interface between VMS, national security, food safety and security, and
fisheries management?
b. Improving VMS protocols and VMS standards
VIII. Other Business (3:30 pm – 4:00 pm)
List of Invitees
IX. AP Panel
a. Bart Niquet
b. Bob Spaeth
c. Brad Kenyon
d. Chris Blankenship
e. Daniel MacMahon
f. Dave McKinney
g. Dennis O’Hern
h. Elbert Whorton
i. Gary Jarvis
j. Glen Brooks
k. Jason DeLaCruz
l. John Schmidt
m. Martin Fisher
n. Michael Kelly
o. Russell Stewart
p. Tracy Redding
a. Tracy Dunn
b. Pat O’Shaughnessy
XI. Council
a. Robin Riechers
XII. Others
a. Representative from Ocean Conservancy to discuss seafood traceability
XIII. Council Staff
a. John Froeschke

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