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Agenda for GOM Regional Sea Grant Extension Meeting
March 12 – March 14, 2007
Beau Rivage Resort in Biloxi, MS

Monday — March 12, 2007

8:00am – 5:00pm
Registration GSMFC
8:30am – 12 noon
Sea Grant participants welcome to sit in on Commission subcommittee meetings
First Plenary Session
2:00pm – 2:15pm
Welcome from MS-AL Sea Grant Consortium
Dave Burrage, MS-AL Sea Grant Extension Program
LaDon Swann (43KB PDF)
, Director, MS-AL Sea Grant Consortium
2:15pm – 3:00pm
The View from Washington
Kola Garber (6.43MB PDF), Assistant Director for Administration, NOAA Sea Grant
3:00pm – 3:15pm
3:15pm – 5:00pm
Program Staff Introductions & Updates
Texas (1.05MB PDF) 3:15 – 3:35
Louisiana (1.83MB PDF) 3:35 – 3:55
4:00pm – 4:15pm
  MS–AL (831KB PDF) 4:15 – 4:35
Florida (525KMB PDF) 4:35 – 5:00
5:30pm – 6:30pm
Welcome Reception with GSMFC
Tuesday — March 13, 2007
Second Plenary Session
8:30am – 8:40am
Announcements & Introductions
8:40am – 9:15am
The National Center for Maritime and Port Security
Brigadier General Gary Brown (792MB PDF), U.S. Marine Corps (retired)
9:15am – 10:10am
Updates on Regional Programs
Gulf of Mexico Alliance – Bill Walker (204KB PDF), MS DMR
GOM Regional Research Summary – Steve Sempier (459KB PDF), Regional Coordinator, MS-AL Sea Grant Consortium
Regional RFP on Community Resilience – LaDon Swann
GCOOS – Mike Spranger (897KB PDF)– FL, Sea Grant Program
10:10am – 10:30am
10:30am – 10:45am
LNG in the Gulf
Jeff Rester (658KB PDF), GSMFC
Concurrent Sessions

10:45am – Noon

Special Fisheries Session
Update on Red Snapper/Shrimp Proposal (Wallace/Gregory)
Report on New Trawl Boards (Gary Graham)

10:45am – Noon

Current SGE Programs of Regional Interest/Opportunities
Coastal Development (Mike Spranger (372KB PDF))
Sea Grant Coastal Community Development Extension Delegation (2.25MB PDF)

12 noon – 1:00pm

Buffet Luncheon with GSMFC
Concurrent Sessions (cont.)
1:00pm – 2:45pm
Special Fisheries Session
Bycatch I Update from NMFS (Dan Foster, NMFS)
Electronic Log Books (Benny Gallaway (916KB PDF), LGL Ecological Research Assoc., Inc.)
Bycatch II (Garry Graham)
Charter Boat Log Books
1:00pm – 2:45pm

Programs of Regional Interest:
Ports & Harbors (Jim Kruse (99KB PDF), TX Sea Grant)
; Justin Farrell (1.79MB PDF), LA Sea Grant)
Aquatic Nuisance Species (Ron Lukens, GSMFC)
Water Quality (Brian Le Blanc, LA, Sea Grant)
Other issues from the floor (facilitated as needed)

2:45pm – 3:00pm
Third Plenary Session
3:00pm – 5:00pm
Coastal Hazards/Resilient Communities
Mike Liffman, LA Sea Grant
5:30pm – 6:30pm
Reception with GSMFC
Wednesday — March 14, 2007
Fourth Plenary Session
8:30am – 8:40am
8:40am –- 9:00am
Awards & Presentation by Winner
Mike Liffman
9:00am – 10:00am
Special Topics
Gulf Coastal Services Center (Becky Allee (181KB PDF), NOAA)
Coastal Storms Program (Kola Garber, NOAA)
Sea Grant Legal Program (Stephanie Showalter, SG Legal Program)
10:00am – 10:20am
10:20am – 11:20am
Group Meetings/Discussions:
Clean Marina Programs (Hollins/ Borden)
Monofilament Recovery/Recycle (O'Connell)
Working Water Front (Clemmons/Thompson)
Fisheries (Wallace)
11:30am – Noon
Summary & Adjourn
2:00pm – 5:00pm
Directors etc. meet with Kola on Coastal Storms Pilot MSU Coastal Research and Extension Center


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