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Gulf States' Seaward Boundary Changes- Implications for Gulf Fisheries Management

When: September 27, 2012

The Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Legal Program and the Northern Gulf Institute present: WEBINAR: Gulf States' Seaward Boundary Changes- Implications for Gulf Fisheries Management. The event will be held Thursday, September 27 at 1:30 pm Central. This is a free webinar, and participation is first-come, first-served. Pre-registration is not required.
Participation is limited to the first 100 registrants.

Louisiana recently passed statutes and made proclamations to extend its state's seaward boundary for fisheries resources purposes. The change could have important reef fisheries management and non-resident fishing access implications. Several legal and fisheries resource management experts will discuss the importance of this change and related reactions by adjoining Gulf States.

Event Information:
1:30-1:35: Welcome and Introduction- Niki Pace, Research Counsel, Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Legal Program, University of Mississippi School of Law and Sharon Hodge, Environmental Policy Analyst, Northern Gulf Institute, Mississippi State University

1:35-2:00: History and Current Developments in the Laws Related to Gulf States' Seaward Boundaries- Stephanie Showalter Otts,  National Sea Grant Law Center, University of Mississippi School of Law and James Wilkins, Louisiana Sea Grant Law & Policy Program 

2:00-2:20: Fisheries Management Implications of Extended State Boundaries in the Gulf- Larry Simpson, Executive Director, Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission and Stephen Bortone, Executive Director, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council

2:20-2:30: Questions and Answers- Niki Pace will be the moderator for this session

Meeting Number: 803 263 071
Meeting Password: masglp1

To join online: Go to Webinar

If requested, enter your name and email address. If a password is required, enter the meeting password: masglp1. Click Join.

To join the audio conference only: Call-in toll number (US/Canada): +1-408-600-3600
Access code: 803 263 071

Presentations will be available online after the webinar at: http://masglp.olemiss.edu/gulfstates and