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Improving the Use of the "Best Scientific Information Available" Standard in Fisheries Management (2004)

Chapter: Appendix B: Participants at the Workshop on Defining Best Available Science for Fisheries Management

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Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Participants at the Workshop on Defining Best Available Science for Fisheries Management." National Research Council. 2004. Improving the Use of the "Best Scientific Information Available" Standard in Fisheries Management. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/11045.
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Appendix B
Participants at the Workshop on Defining Best Available Science for Fisheries Management

September 8-9, 2003

National Academy of Sciences

Washington, D.C.

NRC Committee on Defining the Best Available Science for Fisheries Management:

Jon Sutinen (Chair), University of Rhode Island

George Boehlert, Oregon State University

Louis Botsford, University of California, Davis

Felicia Coleman, Florida State University

Robert Ditton, Texas A&M University

Terrance Quinn, University of Alaska, Fairbanks

William Rodgers, University of Washington

Edella Schlager, University of Arizona

Ocean Studies Board Staff:

Susan Roberts, Study Director

Joanne Bintz, Study Director

Denise Greene, Senior Project Assistant

Speakers and Panel Members:

Carli Bertrand, Oceans, Fisheries and Coast Guard Subcommittee

Eric Bilsky, Oceana

David Fluharty, Former Member, North Pacific Council

Daniel Furlong, Mid-Atlantic Council

Graciela Garcia-Moliner, Caribbean Council

Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Participants at the Workshop on Defining Best Available Science for Fisheries Management." National Research Council. 2004. Improving the Use of the "Best Scientific Information Available" Standard in Fisheries Management. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/11045.
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Justin LeBlanc, National Fisheries Institute

Andrew Minkiewicz, Oceans, Fisheries and Coast Guard Subcommittee

Jake Rice, Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Department of Fisheries and Ocean

John Sibert, The Pelagic Fisheries Research Program

Margaret Spring, Senate Subcommittee on Ocean, Fisheries and Coast Guard

Pat Sullivan, Cornell University

Catherine Ware, House Subcommittee on Fisheries Conservation, Wildlife and Oceans

Dave Whaley, House Subcommittee on Fisheries Conservation, Wildlife and Oceans

Pat White, Maine Lobstermen’s Association and Pew Oceans Commission

Workshop Attendees:

Laurie Allen, National Marine Fisheries Service

Beth Bryant, University of Washington

Eugene Buck, Congressional Research Service

John DePersenaire, Recreational Fishing Alliance

Bridget Ferriss, Oceans, Fisheries and Coast Guard Subcommittee

F. Kelly Finn, National Marine Fisheries Service

Bill Fox, National Marine Fisheries Service

Rachel Gallant, Office of U.S. Representative Tom Allen

Jessica Geubtner, American Fisheries Society

Peter Huhtala, Pacific Marine Conservation Council

Jennifer Jeffries, National Marine Fisheries Service

Amanda Leland, Office of U.S. Representative Sam Farr

William Lindberg, University of Florida

Rick Marks, Robertson, Monagle & Eastaugh

Sunshine Menezes, Office of U.S. Representative Frank Pallone, Jr.

Mark Millikin, National Marine Fisheries Service

Jonathan Phinney, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Ellen Pikitch, Wildlife Conservation Society

Jim Preacher, U.S. Geological Survey

Tim Reagan, Marine Mammal Commission

Malia Rivera, Office of U.S. Representative Eni Faleomavaega

Robin Schrock, U.S. Geological Survey

Heather Silber, Office of U.S. Representative John Tierney

Edith Thompson, Office of U.S. Representative Wayne Gilcrest

Jim Uphoff, Maryland Fisheries Service

Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Participants at the Workshop on Defining Best Available Science for Fisheries Management." National Research Council. 2004. Improving the Use of the "Best Scientific Information Available" Standard in Fisheries Management. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/11045.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Participants at the Workshop on Defining Best Available Science for Fisheries Management." National Research Council. 2004. Improving the Use of the "Best Scientific Information Available" Standard in Fisheries Management. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/11045.
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Under the Magnuson-Stevens Fisheries Conservation and Management Act (FCMA), managers are required to use the “best scientific information available” in the preparation of federal fishery management plans (National Standard 2 in the FCMA). However, the Act provides no further guidance as to how conformance to this standard should be determined. Because adherence to this standard has often been contentious, Congress has considered adding a definition for what constitutes “best scientific information available” in the reauthorization of the FCMA. This report examines both the current application and the controversy over the standard and concludes that a legislative definition would be too inflexible to accommodate regional differences and future advances in science and technology. Instead, the report recommends that NOAA Fisheries adopt procedural guidelines to ensure that the scientific information used in the development of fishery management plans is relevant and timely and is the product of processes characterized by inclusiveness, transparency and openness, timeliness, and peer review.

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