APPENDIX F Meeting Agendas

MEETING 1

Doubletree Hotel

Seattle, Washington

August 22-23, 2001

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22, 2001

OPEN SESSION

10:30 a.m.

Welcome and Introductions—Bob Paine, Chair, and Susan Roberts, Study Director

11:00

Presentations from the Sponsor—Chris Oliver and David Witherell, North Pacific Fishery Management Council

12:00 p.m.

Discussion

12:30

Lunch

1:00

Presentation from the National Marine Fisheries Service—Doug DeMaster, National Marine Mammal Laboratory, Alaska Fisheries Science Center

3:00

Discussion

3:30

Break

4:00

Presentation—Jack Tagart, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Olympia and Vice Chair, Science and Statistical Committee, North Pacific Fishery Management Council



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APPENDIX F Meeting Agendas MEETING 1 Doubletree Hotel Seattle, Washington August 22-23, 2001 WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22, 2001 OPEN SESSION 10:30 a.m. Welcome and Introductions—Bob Paine, Chair, and Susan Roberts, Study Director 11:00 Presentations from the Sponsor—Chris Oliver and David Witherell, North Pacific Fishery Management Council 12:00 p.m. Discussion 12:30 Lunch 1:00 Presentation from the National Marine Fisheries Service—Doug DeMaster, National Marine Mammal Laboratory, Alaska Fisheries Science Center 3:00 Discussion 3:30 Break 4:00 Presentation—Jack Tagart, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Olympia and Vice Chair, Science and Statistical Committee, North Pacific Fishery Management Council

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4:30 Discussion 5:00 Open session adjourns for the day THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 2001 OPEN SESSION 8:00 a.m. Breakfast 8:45 Welcome—Bob Paine, Chair, and Susan Roberts, Study Director 9:00 Review of the Alaska fisheries and Steller sea lions—Gordon Kruse, Chair, Alaska Steller Sea Lion Restoration Team 10:30 Break 10:45 Discussion 12:00 p.m. Meeting adjourns MEETING 2 Hotel Captain Cook Anchorage, Alaska October 29-30, 2001 MONDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2001 OPEN SESSION 8:00 a.m. Breakfast 8:15 Welcome—Bob Paine, Chair, and Susan Roberts, Study Director 8:30 Dave Fraser, Owner and Captain,F/V Muir Milach 9:00 Karl Haflinger, Sea State, Inc. 9:30 Discussion 9:45 Break 10:00 Oliver Holm, Kodiak 10:30 Helen Chythlook, Bristol Bay Native Association 11:00 Frank Logusak, Togiak Traditional Council 11:30 Discussion 12:00 p.m. Lunch 1:00 Jack Sterne, Trustees for Alaska An Overview of the Steller Sea Lion Litigation and Its Relationship to the National Research Council’s Committee on Alaska Groundfish Fishery and Steller Sea Lions 1:30 Ken Stump, consultant for Greenpeace and colitigants

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2:00 David Cline, World Wildlife Fund World Wildlife Fund Perspective on Steller Sea Lion Issues 2:30 Linda Larson, Attorney for United Catcher Boats in Greenpeace v. National Marine Fisheries Service 3:00 Break 3:30 Gordon Kruse, member of the Committee on the Alaska Groundfish Fishery and Steller Sea Lions Videotaped interview with Ed Opheim, Kodiak—an historical perspective on Steller sea lions and the Alaskan fisheries 4:00 Discussion and public comment 5:30 Meeting adjourns for the day TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2001 OPEN SESSION 8:00 a.m. Breakfast 8:15 Welcome and Introductions—Bob Paine, Chair, and Susan Roberts, Study Director 8:30 Shane Capron, National Marine Fisheries Service, Juneau Summary of the August 2001 Biological Opinion 9:00 Dan Goodman, Montana State University Findings from the Independent Reviews of Past Biological Opinions 9:30 Larry Cotter, Aleutian Pribilof Island Community Development Association (Chair of the RPA committee) Update on the Reasonable and Prudent Alternatives 10:00 Discussion 10:15 Break 10:30 Vladimir Burkanov, Natural Resources Consultants, Inc. Steller Sea Lion Populations in Japan and Russia 11:00 Ken Pitcher, Alaska Department of Fish & Game 11:30 Fritz Funk, Alaska Department of Fish & Game The Herring Fishery in Alaska 12:00 p.m. Discussion 12:15 Open session adjourns

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MEETING 3 The University Inn 4140 Roosevelt Way, NE Seattle, WA 98105 December 9-12, 2001 MONDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2001 OPEN SESSION 8:00 a.m. Breakfast 8:15 Welcome—Bob Paine, Chair, and Susan Roberts, Study Director 8:30 Kerim Aydin, University of Washington Ecopath and Ecosim in the Eastern Bering Sea: An Evaluation Focusing on Steller Sea Lion Issues 9:00 Andrew Trites, Research Director, North Pacific Universities Marine Mammal Research Consortium, University of British Columbia North Pacific Universities Marine Mammal Research Consortium: Recent Research Findings 9:30 Discussion 9:45 Break 10:00 Herb Maschner, Department of Anthropology, Idaho State University 10:30 Boris Worm, Biology Department, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia Cascading Fishery Effects and Multiple Stable States in Ocean Food Webs 11:00 Doug DeMaster, Director, Alaska Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Population Trends in Several Marine Mammal Populations in the North Pacific 11:30 Discussion 12:00 p.m. Lunch 1:00 Alan Springer, Institute of Marine Science, University of Alaska, Fairbanks 1:30 George Hunt, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Irvine 2:00 Vernon Byrd, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Homer, Alaska Patterns of Change in Populations of Seabirds in the Western Gulf of Alaska and Southern Bering Sea Regions Since the Mid-1970s 2:30 Discussion

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2:45 Break 3:00 Doug Eggers, Alaska Department of Fish & Game, Juneau An Overview of the Spatial and Temporal Distribution of Fisheries for Herring, Salmon, and Pacific Cod, Managed by the State of Alaska 3:30 Lowell Fritz, Alaska Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration North Pacific Groundfish, Groundfish Fisheries, and Steller Sea Lions 4:00 Glenn VanBlaricom, University of Washington Viability Models for the Conservation Status of Steller Sea Lions 4:30 Discussion 5:30 Meeting adjourns for the day TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2001 OPEN SESSION 8:00 a.m. Breakfast 8:30 Welcome and Introductions—Bob Paine, Chair, and Susan Roberts, Study Director 8:45 Lee Alverson, Natural Resource Consultants, Inc. Setting the Scene: Trends in Fisheries, Fish Stocks, and Sea Lion Populations 9:15 Russ Andrews, University of British Columbia Foraging Ecology of Steller Sea Lions 9:45 Discussion 10:15 Break 10:30 Kate Wynne, Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program, University of Alaska Prey Use by Steller Sea Lions Near Kodiak: Recent Findings of the Gulf Apex Predator-Prey Study 11:00 Terrie Williams, University of California, Santa Cruz Predator-Prey Energetics for the Steller Sea Lions 11:30 Discussion 12:00 p.m. Lunch 1:00 Tom Loughlin and Anne York, National Marine Mammal Laboratory, Alaska Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service Steller Sea Lion and Northern Fur Seal Status and Trends 1:45 Tom Gelatt, Alaska Department of Fish & Game Alaska Fish and Game Steller Sea Lion Research, Questions,

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  Answers, and More Questions 2:15 Discussion 2:45 Break 3:00 Gary Thomas, Prince William Sound Science Center Steller Sea Lions and Herring 3:30 Tim Ragen, Scientific Program Director, Marine Mammal Commission The Scientific Analysis of Competition Between Alaska Groundfish Fisheries and the Steller Sea Lion 4:00 Discussion 5:30 Meeting adjourns for the day