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2018
Wednesday, April 4th
1:30 PM

Cumulative Effects on Southern Resident Killer Whales (Orcinus orca)

Why we need to look at cumulative effects on Blackfish, a cultural and ecological icon of the Salish Sea

Ray Harris, Chemainus First Nation, United States

1:30 PM - 1:45 PM

Session Description: Cumulative Effects on Southern Resident Killer Whales (Orcinus orca)

Cumulative Effects on Southern Resident Killer Whales (Orcinus orca)

Sharlene Shaikh, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Canada
Cecilia Wong, Environement and Climate Change Canada
Michael Rylko, United States Environmental Protection Agency
Todd Hass, Puget Sound Partnership

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1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

1:45 PM

Cumulative Effects on Southern Resident Killer Whales (Orcinus orca)

Sightings of Southern Resident killer whales in the Salish Sea 1976-2014

Shawn Larson, Whale Museum, United States
Jennifer Olsen, Whale Museum, United States
Richard Osborne, Whale Museum, United States

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1:45 PM - 2:00 PM

2:00 PM

Cumulative Effects on Southern Resident Killer Whales (Orcinus orca)

Evaluating anthropogenic threats to endangered killer whales to inform effective recovery plans

Robert Lacy, Chicago Zoological Society, United States
Rob Williams, Oceans Initiative, United States
Erin Ashe, Oceans Initiative, United States
Chris Clark, Cornell Univ., United States
Ken C. Balcomb, Ctr. for Whale Research, United States
Lauren Brent, Univ. of Exeter, United Kingdom
Daren Croft, Univ. of Exeter, United Kingdom
Deborah Giles, Ctr. for Whale Research, United States
Paul C. Paquet, Raincoast Conservation Foundation, Canada
Misty MacDuffee, Raincoast Conservation Foundation, Canada

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2:00 PM - 2:15 PM

2:15 PM

Cumulative Effects on Southern Resident Killer Whales (Orcinus orca)

Mortality risk and social network position in southern resident killer whales (Orcinus orca): sex differences and the importance of salmon abundance

Sam Ellis, Univ. of Exeter, United Kingdom
Daniel Franks, Univ. of York, United Kingdom
Stuart Nattrass, Univ. of York, United Kingdom
Michael Cant, Univ. of Exeter, United Kingdom
Michael Weiss, Univ. of Exeter, United Kingdom
Deborah Giles, Univ. of Washington, United States
Kenneth C. Balcomb, Ctr. for Whale Research, United States
Darren Croft, Univ. of Exeter, United Kingdom

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2:15 PM - 2:30 PM

2:30 PM

Cumulative Effects on Southern Resident Killer Whales (Orcinus orca)

Phocoenacide: the killing of porpoise (Phocoenidae) by fish eating Southern Resident killer whales (Orcinus orca)

Deborah Giles, Univ. of Washington, United States
Courtney Smith, Univ. of Southern Mississippi, United States
Samuel Ellis, Univ. of Exeter, United Kingdom
Darren Croft, Univ. of Exeter, United Kingdom
Jennifer Olson, Whale Museum, United States
Michael Weiss, Ctr. for Research in Animal Behaviour, United Kingdom

2:30 PM - 2:45 PM

2:45 PM

Cumulative Effects on Southern Resident Killer Whales (Orcinus orca)

The Ecosystem Approach: recovering rivers to help save the Southern Resident killer whales

Colleen Weiler, Whale and Dolphin Conservation, United States
Deborah Giles, Univ. of California, Davis, United States
Regina Asmutis-Silvia, Whale and Dolphin Conservation, United States

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2:45 PM - 3:00 PM

3:30 PM

Session Description: Transboundary Actions to Address Threats to Southern Resident Killer Whales (SRKW)

Transboundary Actions to Address Threats to Southern Resident Killer Whales (SRKW)

Cecilia Wong, Environement and Climate Change Canada
Penny A. Becker, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Lisa Ann Jones, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Transboundary Actions to Address Threats to Southern Resident Killer Whales (SRKW)

Management options that address cumulative effects and aid recovery of SRKW

Misty MacDuffee, Raincoast Conservation Foundation, Canada

3:30 PM - 3:45 PM

3:45 PM

Transboundary Actions to Address Threats to Southern Resident Killer Whales (SRKW)

Southern Resident killer whale SRKW females and the tragedy of the commons

Kenneth Balcomb III, Ctr. for Whale Research, United States

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3:45 PM - 4:00 PM

4:00 PM

Transboundary Actions to Address Threats to Southern Resident Killer Whales (SRKW)

Is silence golden? The recovery rationale for yielding—and enforcing—the maritime right-of-way to Southern Resident killer whales and their access to prey

Todd Hass, Puget Sound Partnership, United States

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4:00 PM - 4:15 PM

4:15 PM

Transboundary Actions to Address Threats to Southern Resident Killer Whales (SRKW)

Managing disposal at sea in the Salish Sea to protect Southern Resident killer whale habitat

Rebecca Seifert, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Canada
Adam La Rusic, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Canada

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4:15 PM - 4:30 PM

4:30 PM

Transboundary Actions to Address Threats to Southern Resident Killer Whales (SRKW)

Are Southern Resident killer whales on a path to extinction?

Samuel Wasser, Univ. of Washington, United States
Jessica I. Lundin, Univ. of Washington, United States

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4:30 PM - 4:45 PM

Thursday, April 5th
1:30 PM

Federal Initiatives I: Puget Sound Federal Task Force

The Puget Sound federal task force: an orientation to the task force, reflections on the first year and preview of what's ahead

Gina Bonifacino, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, United States
Peter Murchie, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, United States

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1:30 PM - 1:45 PM

1:45 PM

Federal Initiatives I: Puget Sound Federal Task Force

Puget Sound federal task force: federal collaboration to correct fish passage barriers

Gina Bonifacino, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, United States
Richard Vacirca, U.S Forest Service, United States

1:45 PM - 2:00 PM

2:00 PM

Federal Initiatives I: Puget Sound Federal Task Force

Puget Sound federal task force: federal coordination and collaboration to protect and restore Puget Sound shorelines

Gina Bonifacino, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, United States
Susan Meyer, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, United States

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2:00 PM - 2:15 PM

2:15 PM

Federal Initiatives I: Puget Sound Federal Task Force

Puget Sound federal task force: federal coordination and collaboration on Puget Sound science and monitoring

Gina Bonifacino, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, United States
Bill Labiosa, U.S. Geological Survey, United States

2:15 PM - 2:30 PM

2:30 PM

Federal Initiatives I: Puget Sound Federal Task Force

Puget Sound federal task force: federal collaboration to prevent and respond to vessel traffic pollution in Puget Sound

Gina Bonifacino, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, United States
Bob McFarland, U.S. Coast Guard, United States

2:30 PM - 2:45 PM

2:45 PM

Federal Initiatives I: Puget Sound Federal Task Force

Puget Sound federal task force: federal coordination and collaboration to protect and restore Puget Sound shellfish

Gina Bonifacino, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, United States
Laura Hoberecht, National Marine Fisheries Service, United States

2:45 PM - 3:00 PM

3:30 PM

Federal Initiatives II: Oceans Protection Plan (OPP)

Oceans protection plan overview

Lorraine Gill, Transport Canada, Canada

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3:30 PM - 3:45 PM

3:45 PM

Federal Initiatives II: Oceans Protection Plan (OPP)

Maritime awareness information system

Kelly Larkin, Transport Canada, Canada

3:45 PM - 4:00 PM

4:00 PM

Federal Initiatives II: Oceans Protection Plan (OPP)

Regional response planning

Timothy McCann, Canadian Coast Guard, Canada
Daniel Reid, Transport Canada, Canada

4:00 PM - 4:15 PM

4:15 PM

Federal Initiatives II: Oceans Protection Plan (OPP)

Canadian Coast Guard initiatives

Timothy McCann, Canadian Coast Guard, Canada
Philip Murdock, Canadian Coast Guard, Canada

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4:15 PM - 4:30 PM

4:30 PM

Federal Initiatives II: Oceans Protection Plan (OPP)

Oil spill preparedness planning: filling critical species data gaps using habitat suitability modelling

Candice St. Germain, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Canada
Jessica Finney, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Canada
Cole Fields, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Canada
Edward Gregr, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Canada
Lucie Hannah, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Canada
Sharon Jeffery, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Canada

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4:30 PM - 4:45 PM

Friday, April 6th
8:30 AM

British Columbia / Washington Collaboration on Transboundary Water Quality: Fecal Coliform Bacteria and Nitrogen in the Nooksack River

Transboundary cooperation to reduce bacterial pollution in Washington's lower Nooksack Basin

Doug Allen, Washington State Dept. of Ecology, United States
Steve Hood, Washington State Dept. of Ecology, United States

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8:30 AM - 8:45 AM

8:45 AM

British Columbia / Washington Collaboration on Transboundary Water Quality: Fecal Coliform Bacteria and Nitrogen in the Nooksack River

Prompt data sharing promotes engagement and generates change

Michael Isensee, Washington State Dept. of Agriculture, United States

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8:45 AM - 9:00 AM

9:00 AM

British Columbia / Washington Collaboration on Transboundary Water Quality: Fecal Coliform Bacteria and Nitrogen in the Nooksack River

Efforts of Washington and British Columbia agricultural producers to address fecal coliform bacteria pollution in the lower Nooksack watershed

Geoff Hughes-Games, British Columbia Agriculture Council, Canada
Rich Appel, Appel Dairy, United States
Mark Raymond, British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture, Canada

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9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

9:15 AM

British Columbia / Washington Collaboration on Transboundary Water Quality: Fecal Coliform Bacteria and Nitrogen in the Nooksack River

The Nooksack River Transboundary Water Quality Task Group

Sheldon Reddekopp, British Columbia Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, Canada

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9:15 AM - 9:30 AM

9:30 AM

British Columbia / Washington Collaboration on Transboundary Water Quality: Fecal Coliform Bacteria and Nitrogen in the Nooksack River

Nitrogen Inventory in the Nooksack-Fraser Transboundary Watershed

Jiajia Lin, National Research Council, United States
Jana Compton, EPA, United States
Jill Baron, U.S. Geological Survey, United States
Chris Clark, Whatcom Conservation District, United States
Donna Schwede, EPA, United States
Shabtai Bittman, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Canada
David Hooper, Western Washington Univ., United States
Barb Carey, Washington State Dept. of Ecology, United States
Peter Homann, Western Washington University
Hanna Winter, Lummi Natural Resources Department, United States
Peter Kiffney, NOAA, United States
Nichole Embertson, Whatcom Conservation District, United States
Heather MacKay, FHB Consulting Services, United States
Robert Black, U.S. Geological Survey, United States
Gary Bahr, Washington State Dept. of Agriculture, United States

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9:30 AM - 9:45 AM