Aquaculture scientists, extension agents, consultants and farmers offer this session and training workshop to the participants of Aquaculture American 2012 to give them tools to work with their communities and implemented CMSP in their region.
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Coastal Marine Spatial Planning for sustainable US coastal development
Session Chairs: Peter Becker & Tetsuzan Benny Ron
The US imports 80-85% of its seafood resulting in a $10.6 billion trade deficit in 2010. More than half of that seafood comes from foreign aquaculture production, but aquaculture as a commodity is not covered under World Trade Organization rules. As a result, current foreign sources of aquaculture based seafood cannot be relied on in the future. Domestic aquaculture production is the only assurance we have of a reliable domestic seafood supply and assured seafood trade.
Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning (CMSP), it is one of nine strategic actions of the federal government’s new National Ocean Policy. CMSP has been promoted by the federal government to address current and future uses of our coasts and marine environment. Among the future uses supported by the federal government are offshore energy and aquaculture to offset our dependence on foreign sources of both.
While the federal government works out the details of the National Ocean Policy strategic action plans and the Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning (CMSP), we as aquaculture scientists, extension agents, consultants and farmer believe it is time to offer this session and training workshop to the participants of the Aquaculture American 2012 in order to elevate their awareness and give them tools to train their own to communities so that they will be prepared when the Regional Planning Body is created and CMSP is implemented in their region.
On the East and West Coast of the U.S. Continent, several attempts were made to bring aquaculture development forward in the recent past with varying degrees of success. Some have resulted in net loss of capacity but several more in expanded capability and new, community supported aquaculture development. Also, the rapidly developing West Coast offshore renewable energy industry has canvassed coastal communities and found joint aquaculture/energy development was seen as a positive thing at the community level. Finally, Involving Indigenous Americans in West Coast states with the coastal community economic development that will come with sustainable aquaculture will follow the goal of advancing technology transfer for green jobs and is a primary goal of the COEXISTPROJECT.
In the Pacific, while indigenous island peoples are not “federally recognized tribes,” we are advocating that they have a seat at the table at the national and regional levels and not just be offered a mechanism for engagement in the CMSP process and the other National Ocean Policy strategic action plans. We also wish to bring about awareness and send a call to initiate training in the sub-regional planning bodies and sub-regional CMSP plans for the US Pacific Islands, as our island areas are geographically, culturally and socially distinct and separated.
Aquaculture Hub and the Pacific Aquaculture Caucus, Inc. have brought together speakers from the European Union and North America, already involved in the Coastal Marine Spatial Planning process in their regions in COEXISTPROJECT.US to address what works and what doesn’t. This will be an all day practical, hands on training session on Thursday, March 1 at Aquaculture America 2012 in Las Vegas, NV. Come share with us in learning the art and science of the process of developing effective Coastal Marine Spatial Planning in your communities.
The History of Aquaculture: CMSP, Culture and Farming
Peter Becker, Pacific Aquaculture Caucus Inc., USA
What Adaptive Management Can Offer Aquaculture
Jeremy Gault, University College, Cork, Ireland
The History of Political-Economic Interaction with Aquaculture
Gunnar Knapp, University of Alaska, Anchorage, AK USA
Visioning the Future of a Defunct Pulp Mill in Humboldt Bay, CA as
a Community Supported and Jobs Producing Aquaculture Innovation Center
Erika Guevara Blackwell, Humboldt Abalone, Eureka, CA USA
Lessons Learned regarding Ocean Use, Sharing Space and Place in the US West
Flaxen Conway, COAS, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR USA
Integrating Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) Into The Ecosystem-Based Management Of Coastal Aquaculture – Challenges and Opportunities,
Stephen F. Cross, Coastal Aquaculture Research &Training Network, University Of Victoria, BC, Canada
A National Perspective On Aquaculture – NOAA’S Aquaculture Policy
Alan Everson, National Marine Fisheries Service
Maritime Spatial Planning in Europe: Experiences from Sectors and Sites
Anne Marie O’Hagen, University College Cork, Ireland
COEXIST: Interaction In Coastal Waters:
A roadmap To Sustainable Integration
Of Aquaculture And Fisheries In Europe
Gavin Burnell, University College Cork, Ireland.
US: East Coast: Case study: MD Oyster Aquaculture Project
Donald Webster, University of Maryland, Queenstown, MD, USA
U.S.: Alaska – Case study: Community Spatial Planning based
shellfish aquaculture programs
Ray RaLonde, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, AK, USA
Tetsuzan Benny Ron, Malia Chow, Joseph Paulin, Donna Ching
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Honolulu, HI, USA
Afternoon Session - 2:00 PM
Merging Mapping and Modeling: A free online decision tool for marine aquaculture
Tessa Getchis, Cary Chadwick, Kristin Frank and David Carey
Connecticut Sea Grant, University of Connecticut
Stakeholder engagement in aquaculture planning: hands on practice training sessions and techniques in small groups.
Tetsuzan Benny Ron, Donna Ching, Malia Chow and Joseph Paulin
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Honolulu, HI, USA
Join us in creating the future for coastal aquaculture in the USA.
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