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Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission 2013 Lionfish Summit

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 1:30 PM - Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 12:30 PM (EDT)

Cocoa Beach, FL

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The 2013 FWC Lionfish Summit is a unique opportunity for the research community, resource managers and the public Lionfish photo by Jason Arnoldto review ongoing research efforts, identify research gaps, review current management efforts, and identify alternative management and control strategies and challenges.

Lionfish Researchers:  The deadline to submit abstracts has passed. Please stay tuned for more on the event agenda. 

Tradeshow Entries: If you would like to have a table at the event tradeshow Tuesday, Oct. 22, please email Saltwater@MyFWC.com. Self standing displays or table top displays can be used, 3' by 8' fold out tables will be provided. Banners, signs, etc. can be attached to back wall with double-sided tape,  electricity available for every booth, bring 25 ft. extension cord if you will need to utilize electricity.

Hotel Accommodations: Please visit: http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/C/CCBCHHF-FFWCC-20131022/index.jhtml to make your hotel reservations and to learn more, including rates.

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Lionfish Summit Agenda

October 22-24, 2013
Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront

Hosted by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission 

 

Goal: To develop a collaborative framework for partnering on future lionfish management actions that includes the following areas: research priorities, management actions and outreach initiatives. As part of this effort, we will provide an opportunity for stakeholder input.

Outcomes: Provide a clear understanding of actions and information gathered to date, receive and document stakeholder concerns, and develop potential efficiencies in managing lionfish throughout Florida waters.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

11:00-2:00     Registration opens

11:00 -2:00    Poster presenters and trade show exhibitors put up displays

Session I: Summit Opening

Moderator: Dan Ellinor, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

2:00-2:30        Welcome, Workshop Objective

Dan Ellinor, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Tallahassee, FL

2:30-4:00        Control strategies and management plans highlighting key elements, successes and challenges

Lad Akins, Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF)

4:00-4:15        BREAK

4:15-4:40        Cayman Islands, the Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) and Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation Lionfish Research Project

Tony Fins,Guy Harvey Foundation

4:40-5:00        Introduction of Desired Future Conditions for Lionfish

Kent Smith, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

5:30-7:30        Poster and Exhibits/Lionfish Tasting/Social [Cash Bar & Appetizers] (Sponsored by Guy Harvey Foundation)

                   *Posters will remain up until the end of the Summit.

 

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

7:00-8:15        Registration open

7:30-8:15        Morning refreshments (Sponsored by Guy Harvey Foundation)

Session II:   Lionfish Research Session

Moderator: John Hunt, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, Marathon, FL

8:15-8:25        Welcome, Session Objectives – John Hunt, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, Marathon, FL

8:25-8:45        Effects of the invasive Pacific red lionfish on Atlantic coral-reef fish communities

Mark A. Albins, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

8:45-9:05        Assessing the Efficacy of Lionfish Removals

Thomas K. Frazer, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

9:05-9:25        Lionfish in the Loxahatchee Estuary: The first documented estuarine invasion by Indo-Pacific lionfish (Pterois volitans / P. miles) in the Western Hemisphere (Loxahatchee River, Florida).

Emily Dark, Antioch University, Keene, NH

9:25-9:45        Lionfish Research in the Florida Panhandle Region.

William F. Patterson IIIUniversity of South Alabama, Mobile, AL

9:45-10:00     BREAK

10:00-10:20   Assessment of the Introduced Indo-Pacific Lionfishes (Pterois volitans and P. miles) in Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks, Florida.

Vanessa McDonough, Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks, Key West, FL

10:20-10:40   The spread of the Pterois Invasion; Southward, Northward.

RJ de Pedro Muñoz, Proyecto Pterois, San Juan, Puerto Rico

10:40-11:00   A better understanding of the lionfish invasion in Biscayne National Park through studies of invasion trends, recolonization rates, habitat affiliations, gut content analyses, and new capture methods.

Vanessa McDonough, Biscayne National Park, Homestead, FL          

11:00-12:00   Group Discussion: Identify Future Research Needs for Florida.

Moderators: Kent Smith/Keith Mille, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Tallahassee, FL

12:00- 1:30    LUNCH (On your own)

Session III: Potential Management Actions

Moderators: Keith Mille/Kent Smith, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

1:30-1:45        Management and Stakeholder Contribution Overview-Introduction of Afternoon Activities

Kent Smith, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Tallahassee, FL

1:45-2:05        Florida Saltwater Spearfishing and Lionfish Survey

Candy Hansard, Emerald Coast Reef Association, Niceville, FL

2:05-2:25        Creating a Commercial Market

Bill Kelly, Executive Director, Florida Keys Commercial Fisherman’s Association, Marathon, FL

2:25-2:45        Lionfish Management in Florida

Alan Peirce, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Tallahassee, FL

2:45-3:00        BREAK

3:00-3:30        Discussion of a Preferred Desired Future Condition

Moderators: Kent Smith/Keith Mille, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Tallahassee, FL

3:30-5:10        Potential Management Actions (Brainstorming)

Moderators: Kent Smith/Keith Mille, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Tallahassee, FL

3:30-4:00        Policy and Regulation

4:00-4:30        Control Strategies     

4:30-5:00        Education and Outreach

5:00-5:10        Other Actions?

5:10-:5:30       Summarize Day 2 and Framing Day 3

Moderator: Kent Smith, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Tallahassee, FL

5:45-7:45        Social - Pool Deck [cash bar, pasta & carving stations]

(Sponsored by Guy Harvey Foundation)

Thursday, October 24, 2013

 

Session III (Continued): Potential Management Actions

Moderator: Keith Mille/Kent Smith, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

8:30-9:00        Summary of List of Actions needed to achieve Desired Future Condition

Kent Smith, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

9:00-9:30        Review Desired Future Conditions and Actions. Do the actions proposed help us meet our Desired Future Condition?

Keith Mille, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

9:30-10:00     Identification of the Most Important Management Actions Needed to Achieve the Desired Future Condition

Kent Smith, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

10:00 10:15   BREAK

10:15-10:30   Discussion of Actions

10:30-11:00   Coordination/Next Steps

11:00             Closing Remarks and Evaluations

Dan Ellinor, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Tallahassee, FL

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Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront
1550 North Atlantic Avenue
Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 1:30 PM - Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 12:30 PM (EDT)


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