YUKON RIVER PANEL and R & E FUND COMMITTEE MEETINGS March 21-24, 2011

Westmark Hotel, 201 Wood Street
Whitehorse, Yukon

YUKON RIVER PANEL and R & E FUND COMMITTEE MEETINGS March 21-24, 2011 [PDF]

Agenda

NOTE: This tentative agenda is subject to change throughout the course of the meeting. This tentative agenda is provided to give a general idea to the public of the Panel’s anticipated schedule. The Panel will attempt to hold to this schedule; however, the Panel is not constrained by this tentative agenda. Opportunities to comment/testify will be announced at the beginning of the meeting. The Panel meeting and Restoration and Enhancement Fund committee meeting are open to the public. The US and Canada section meetings are closed to the public.

Monday, March 21, 8:30 am

Morning
(Closed Session)

Canadian Section delegation meeting
US Section delegation meeting

Lunch 12:00 – 1:30 pm

1:30 – 5:00 pm

Afternoon
(Closed Session)

Canadian Section delegation meeting
US Section delegation meeting

Tuesday, March 22, 8:30 am

Morning

RESTORATION AND ENHANCEMENT FUND COMMITTEE (Closed Session)

1. Opening Remarks to the Panel – Co-Chairs
2. Review of Detailed Project Proposals – H. Leba, E. MacDonald
a. Recommendations
b. Other R & E Fund recommendations
3. Discussion of R & E Priorities – Co-Chairs
4. Action on R & E Committee Recommendations on R & E Program for 2012
5. Action on other R & E Program Committee Recommendations

Lunch 11:30 – 1:00 pm

1:00 – 4:30 pm

Afternoon

[Sign up for Public Comment/Testimony due by 4 pm]

Continuation of R & E Fund Committee (as needed). JTC Reports will begin at the conclusion of the R & E Fund Committee meeting.

US/CANADA YUKON RIVER PANEL MEETING

6. Opening Prayer
7. Welcoming Remarks and Introductions – Co-Chairs
8. Review & Approval of Agenda – Co-Chairs
9. Review & Approval of December 2010 meeting summary – Co-Chairs

JTC REPORTS

10. Spring JTC Meeting Summary – S. Smith
11. 2011 Chinook and Fall Chum Salmon Outlooks – J. Estensen, Dr. K. Howard, T. Tanner
12. 2011 Escapement Goal Recommendations – J. Estensen, Dr. K.Howard, T. Tanner

4:30 – 5:00 pm

Public Comment/Testimony Opportunity

6:00 – 8:00 pm

Welcoming Reception courtesy of the Yukon River Panel, YRDFA and Virgil Umphenour at the Westmark Hotel

Wednesday, March 23, 8:30 am

Morning

[Sign up for Public Comment/Testimony due by Noon]

Continued JTC (Joint Technical Committee) REPORTS

13. YRDFA (Yukon River Drainage Fisheries Association)Pre-Season Preparedness Plan – J. Hale
14. Ichthyophonus – Dr. L. Dehn
15. Results of the Federal Subsistence Board – G. Maschmann, A. Martin
16. Bering Sea Marine Update – Dr. P.Hagen

Lunch 12:00 – 1:30 pm

Afternoon

1:30 – 4:30 pm

YUKON RIVER PANEL MEETING (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

17. Wild Salmon Policy Yukon Conservation Units – Dr. B. Holtby, W. Hamilton
18. Alaskan Management Regime Presentation – J. Estensen, S.Hayes

4:30 – 5:00 pm

Public Comment/Testimony Opportunity

6:00 – 8:00 pm

Presentation on the Wild Salmon Policy Yukon Conservation Units – Dr. B. Holtby, W. Hamilton

Thursday, March 24, 8:30 am

Morning

[Sign up for Public Comment/Testimony due by Noon]

YUKON PANEL MEETING

19. Proposal for Administration of R & E Fund – A. Mackay
20. Fox Creek Incubation Survival Project – D. Jolkowski, D. Blakeburn
21. Ta’an Kwäch’än Council Subsistence Fishery – E. Fairclough
22. Other

Lunch 12:00 – 1:30 pm

Afternoon

1:30 – 4:00 pm

Public Testimony Comment/Opportunity

Continued YUKON RIVER PANEL MEETING

23. Panel Budget & Administration

Miscellaneous Business

24. Correspondence
25. Next meeting
26. Other business

Closing remarks

Closing prayer

MEETING ADJOURNS 4:00 pm