TRINATIONAL SARDINE FORUM
FORO TRINACIONAL DE LA SARDINA
13th ANNUAL MEETING
Seattle, Washington U.S.A. 98105
November 28 and 29th, 2012
2012 TRINATIONAL SARDINE FORUM PROGRAM
LOCATION, TIME AND DATE:
The 13th Annual Trinational Sardine Forum will be held at the Hotel Deca located at 507 Brooklyn Avenue NE, Seattle, WA, U.S.A.
The meeting will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 28th and end by 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 29th.
The Hotel Deca is best reached by car rental or by taxi from the airport. An off-site dinner is being planned for the evening of the 28th.
OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR VISITING THE UNITED STATES:
All visitors to the United States must have a valid passport. Mexican citizens are required to obtain a non-immigrant visa or be in possession of a Border Crossing Card. Canadian citizens do not need a visa unless they are members of the Canadian government, in which case a visa is required.
It is important to apply for a visa early as visa applications are now subject to a greater degree of scrutiny than in the past. Please visit this website for more information about visiting the United States:
4507 Brooklyn Avenue NE
Seattle, WA, 98105
• $119 special government rate (plus tax). Participants must use a credit card to hold the reservation no later than October 27th, 2012 to get this rate
• Overnight parking is available at the hotel.
Individuals must identify themselves as part of Trinational Sardine Forum at the time of making reservations in order to be eligible for the special group rate. Reservations must be made by each individual calling the hotel directly at 1-800-899-0251 or by faxing reservations to 1-206-545-2103.
After October 27th, 2012 we cannot guarantee the special room rate. Robert Emmett needs to have ahead count of people who will stay at Hotel Deca to ensure availability, so please send an email to Robert.Emmett@noaa.gov indicating whether or not you will stay at the hotel by October 27th.
Seattle is a major coastal seaport and the largest city in the Pacific Northwest. Seattle metropolitan area currently houses 3.4 million inhabitants. Seattle's first major industry was logging, but by the late 19th century the city had become a commercial and shipbuilding center and was used as a gateway to Alaska during the Klondike Gold Rush. By 1910, Seattle was one of the 25 largest cities in the country. Boeing Company established Seattle as a center for aircraft manufacturing after World War II. The city developed as a technology center in the 1980s. Between 1990 and 2000, new software, biotechnology, and internet companies increased economic activity and the city's population by 50,000.
There are many commercial fishing companies that work out of Seattle and it is the home port for many fishing boats. Many of these vessels fish in Alaska waters.
Seattle has a noteworthy musical history. Ray Charles, Quincy Jones, Ernestine Anderson and Jimi Hendrix are from Seattle. Grunge rock music was made famous by local groups Melvins, Nirvana, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, and Pearl Jam.
Seattle Sea-Tac Airport (https://www.portseattle.org/Sea-Tac/Pages/default.aspx) is located south of Seattle. The best options for transportation from the airport are rental cars and taxis. The Hotel Deca does not offer a shuttle. Mass Transit bus service is available but is not very convenient to use.
Weather at the end of November in Seattle is usually rainy. The high average temperature in November is 51°F. If you plan on rain and bringing several layers, you will be prepared. Attire for the meeting is casual,
FORUM INFORMATION REGISTRATION:
2012 TRINATIONAL SARDINE FORUM REGISTRATION FORM
There will be a $100 registration fee which is due by November 1st, 2012. Payment is accepted by cash, check, or PayPal. Checks must be from a U.S. bank and made out to “California Wetfish Producers Association.” Please note on the check what it is for. The California Wetfish Producers Association address is P.O. Box 1951, Buellton, CA. 93427
To pay with a major credit card using PayPal, visit www.paypal.com. If you do not already have an account, you must create one with an email address and password. There is no charge to create an account. Then go to the “Send Money” tab, and fill in $100 to the Trinational account email address email@example.com. If you want to attend the Banquet on 28 November, please send an additional $50/person. The next page will allow you to fill in your credit card information and submit your payment.
Regardless of payment method, please submit the registration form to Robert Emmett by November 1st, 2012.
Individuals interested in attending the November 28th Banquet at Ivar’s Fish House must also register for this by November 1st, 2012. The cost will be $50. Individuals can identify this payment when registering and paying for Forum registration. Please note if you are including additional guests besides yourself.
October 27th, 2012 Final deadline for hotel reservations at Hotel Deca
November 1st, 2012 Draft Abstracts for verbal presentations and posters due
November 1st, 2012 Registration fees due
November 28th, 2012 9:00 a.m. Beginning of Forum
November 28th, 2012 Dinner at Ivar’s Fish House
November 29th, 2012 12:00 p.m. End of Forum
13th TRINATIONAL SARDINE FORUM COMMITTEES:
Dr. Nancy Lo, SWFSC, La Jolla, CA
Dr. Robert Emmett, NOAA, Hammond, OR
Lorna Wargo, WDFW, Montesano, WA
Mike Okoniewski, Pacific Seafood, Woodland, WA
Dr. Nancy Lo, SWFSC
Dr. Sharon Herzka, CICESE
Dr. Robert Emmett, NWFSC
Linnea Flostrand, DFO, Nainamo, BC Canada
Stephanie Schott, SWFSC, La Jolla, CA
The principal goal of the working groups is to promote coast-wide cooperation in producing information needed regarding the biology and dynamics of the population:
WG1: Regional biomass-Nancy Lo
WG2: Stock structure, age structure and adult sampling - John Hyde
WG3: Industry trends and issues – Mike Okoniewski
An agenda is being developed but needs your input. If you would like to make a contributed presentation during the Research Plans and Reports session, please e-mail a title and abstract at your earliest convenience prior to November 1st to Robert.Emmett@noaa.gov and Lorna.Wargo@dfw.wa.gov.
Tuesday, November 27th
Afternoon Arrival in Seattle. Travel to Hotel Deca
18:00-21:00 Welcome gathering (information about will be forth coming)
Wednesday, November 28th
9:00 Welcome and opening remarks
9:20 Meeting Logistics – Robert Emmett, Northwest Fisheries Science Center
9:25 Regional Sardine Fisheries Reports (15 minutes each)
10:15 Regional Sardine Fisheries Reports (continued)
13:30 Research Plans and Reports
Stock structure (genetics, microchemistry, traditional approaches, others)
Taking stock of the integration of environmental indicators into the stock assessment
18:30-21:00 Dinner at Ivars Fish House
Thursday, November 29th
8:00 Research Plans and Reports (continued)
10:30 Working group (WG) breakout sessions
WG1) Regional biomass-Nancy Lo
WG2) Stock structure, age structure and adult sampling- John Hyde
WG3) Industry trends and issues- Mike Okoniewski
11:30 Plenary Sessions results of WG discussions
12:00 Closing remarks
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
If you have any questions please contact:
Robert Emmett, Ph.D.
NOAA/NMFS/Fish Ecology Division
Pt. Adams Research Station
P.O. Box 155
520 HECETA PL
Hammond, OR 97121
Tel: 503-861-1818 ext 31