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NOAA Fisheries to Implement Bycatch Reduction Regulations for False Killer Whales; Based on CONCUR-Facilitated Consensus Team Recommendations
NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries) recently published a Take Reduction Plan and implementing regulations to protect false killer whales in Hawaii. The Plan is based largely on recommendations developed by a CONCUR-facilitated False Killer Whale Take Reduction Team.
“The steps NOAA Fisheries is taking will help mitigate the impacts on these populations of [...]
The field of Coastal Marine Spatial Planning (CMSP) has gained increased attention, and CONCUR is active in this work, drawing from its long experience in coastal management and marine policy. In September and October, CONCUR Principal Scott McCreary served as a commentator and advisor on CMSP efforts in Oregon and Japan.
Wave Energy In Oregon
Scott served [...]
CONCUR teamed with UC Santa Barbara’s Institute for Energy Efficiency to co-facilitate a Technology Roundtable to more fully explore the future of CPV.
The Technology Roundtable brought together key stakeholders from the private sector, academia, and government for a highly interactive, facilitated discussion on July 25 and 26, 2012. The 35 participants focused on topics such [...]
Five years after a collaborative planning effort was launched with help from CONCUR, the Governor of the State of Washington, Transportation Secretary Paula Hammond, and other political leaders joined on June 6 to break ground on the State Rte. 99 tunnel in downtown Seattle. The next milestone in the project is to create a [...]
CONCUR Facilitates Second NMFS Workshop on Rights Based Management in Monterey, California (April 2012)
CONCUR teamed with the National Marine Fisheries Service’s Southwest Regional Office and Southwest Fisheries Science Center to convene a two-day workshop on April 24-25, 2012, in Monterey, California to explore rights-based management (RBM) approaches for improving the management and operations of the U.S. West Coast coastal pelagic species fishery. The fishery targets Pacific sardine, [...]
Strengthening Fisheries Management: CONCUR Conducts Performance Review of International Pacific Halibut Commission (2012)
CONCUR was jointly chosen by the United States Department of State and the Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans to examine recent performance of the International Pacific Halibut Commission relative to achievement of the goals set out in the body’s founding Treaty.
Authorized by the 1923 “Convention for the Preservation of the Halibut Fishery of the [...]
Scott McCreary conferred with Professor Kenji Baba of Tokyo University on the application of joint fact-finding methods as they might apply to energy siting issues in Japan. Dr. Baba is part of a team funded by the Japan Science and Technology Agency (Japanese equivalent of NSF) to pursue the institutionalization of joint fact-finding approaches to [...]
Building on the outcomes of the 2007 Serious Injury Technical Workshop facilitated by CONCUR, NMFS has completed the primary recommendation for distinguishing whether injuries to marine mammals incidental to commercial fishing should be considered serious or non-serious. The final Policy Directive and Procedural Directive was in effect as of January 27, 2012.
The Directives provide technical [...]
CONCUR to Facilitate Coastal Pelagic Species Workshop II: Considerations for Rights-Based Management in the Pacific Sardine Fishery
CONCUR has been retained by the Southwest Regional Office of the National Marine Fisheries Service to convene Coastal Pelagic Species Workshop II: Considerations for Rights-Based Management in the Pacific Sardine Fishery. This two-day workshop will explore rights-based management approaches in the context of whether they have the potential to enhance social and economic sustainability in [...]
Work to replace Seattle’s aging and at-risk elevated Alaskan Way Viaduct highway with a deep-bore tunnel continues to make important progress.
Starting in November 2011, construction crews began demolishing an 1,100-foot stretch of the Alaskan Way Viaduct’s southern end – a key early milestone in the $4.2 billion project to replace the waterfront highway. Another [...]