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September 2002 Briefing Book

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2002

GENERAL SESSION 10 A.M. - Riverview Ballroom

A.  Call to Order

1.  Opening Remarks, Introductions
2.  Council Member Appointments - Swearing In of New Members
3.  Roll Call
4.  Executive Director's Report
5.  Council Action:  Approve Agenda
6.  Council Action:  Approve March and April 2002 Minutes

B.  Habitat Issues

1.  Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Issues

a.  Habitat Committee (HC) Report
b.  Reports and Comments of Advisory Bodies
c.  Public Comment
d.  Council Action:  Consider HC Recommendations

C.  Groundfish Management

1.  NMFS Report on Groundfish Management

a.  Agendum Overview
b.  Reports and Comments of Advisory Bodies
c.  Public Comment
d.  Council Discussion

2.  Final Harvest Levels and Other Specifications for 2003

a.  Agendum Overview
b.  Yelloweye Rockfish Stock Assessment
c.  Stock Assessment Review (STAR) Panel Report for Yelloweye Rockfish
d.  Groundfish ManagementTeam (GMT) Report
e.  Proposed Treaty Indian Harvest Levels
f.  Reports and Comments of Advisory Bodies
g.  Public Comment
h.  Council Action:  Adopt Final 2003 Specification Proposals

3.  2003 Groundfish Management Measures:  Tentative Adoption for Analysis

a.  Agendum Overview
b.  Summary of State Hearings
c.  Summary of Written Public Comments and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Scoping Meeting
d.  Report of the GMT
e.  Report of the Enforcement Consultants (EC) on the Vessel Monitoring System
f.  Report of the Ad Hoc Allocation Committee
g.  Reports and Comments of Advisory Bodies
h.  Tribal Comments and Recommendations
i.  Agency Comments and Recommendations
j.  Public Comments
k.  Council Action:  Tentatively Adopt 2003 Groundfish Management Measures

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2002

GENERAL SESSION 8 A.M. - Riverview Ballroom

A.  Call to Order (reconvene)

7.  Commencing Remarks

D.  Salmon Management

1.  NMFS Report

a.  Agendum Overview
b.  Reports and Comments of Advisory Bodies
c.  Public Comment
d.  Council Discussion

2.  Update of Ongoing Fisheries

a.  Sequence of Events
b.  Status of Fisheries
c.  Reports and Comments of Advisory Bodies
d.  Public Comment
e.  Council Discussion

3.  Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) Methodology Review Priorities

a.  Agendum Overview
b.  SSC Report
c.  Agency and Tribal Reports and Comments
d.  Reports and Comments of Advisory Bodies
e.  Public Comment
f.  Council Action:  Confirm Salmon Methodology Review Priorities.

E.  Marine Reserves

1.  Marine Reserve Proposals for Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary

a.  Agendum Overview
b.  Ad Hoc Marine Reserves Policy Committee Report
c.  Reports and Comments of Advisory Bodies
d.  Public Comment
e.  Council Action:  Develop Recommendations to the California Fish and Game Commission

2.  Update on Other Marine Reserves Processes

a.  Agendum Overview
b.  Reports and Comments of Advisory Bodies
c.  Public Comment
d.  Council Discussion

F.  Pacific Halibut Management

1.  Status of 2002 Pacific Halibut Fisheries

a.  Agendum Overview
b.  NMFS Report
c.  Reports and Comments of Advisory Bodies
d.  Public Comment
e.  Council Discussion

2.  Proposed Changes to the Catch Sharing Plan and Annual Regulations

a.  Agendum Overview
b.  State Proposals
c.  Tribal Comments
d.  Reports and Comments of Advisory Bodies
e.  Public Comment
f.  Council Action:  Adopt Proposed Changes for Public Review

C.  Groundfish Management (continued)

3.  2003 Groundfish Management Measures (continued):  Clarify Council Direction

l.  Agendum Overview
m.  Reports and Comments of Advisory Bodies
n.  Public Comment
o.  Council Guidance and Direction

4.  Status of Fisheries and Inseason Adjustments

a.  Agendum Overview
b.  Reports and Comments of Advisory Bodies
c.  Public Comment
d.  Council Action:  Consider Adjustments in 2002 Management Measures

5.  Exempted Fishing Permits (EFP):  Update and New Proposals

a.  Agendum Overview
b.  Agency and Tribal Proposals
c.  Reports and Comments of Advisory Bodies
d.  Public Comment
e.  Council Action:  Preliminary Consideration of Proposals and Recommendations to NMFS

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2002

GENERAL SESSION 8 A.M. - Riverview Ballroom

A.  Call to Order (reconvene)

8.  Commencing Remarks

G.  Coastal Pelagic Species Management

1.  NMFS Report

a.  Agendum Overview
b.  Reports and Comments of Advisory Bodies
c.  Public Comment
d.  Council Discussion

2.  Pacific Sardine Fishery Update

a.  Agendum Overview
b.  State Agency Reports and Comments
c.  Reports and Comments of Advisory Bodies
d.  Public Comment
e.  Council Action:  Consider Reallocation of Harvest Guideline per Coastal Pelagic Species Fishery Management Plan (FMP) Inseason Action

C.  Groundfish Management (continued)

6.  Groundfish Programmatic and EFH FMP EIS

a.  Agendum Overview
b.  NMFS Report
c.  Reports and Comments of Advisory Bodies
d.  Public Comment
e.  Council Guidance on EIS Process

7.  Update on Amendment 16 - Rebuilding Plans

a.  Agendum Overview
b.  Reports and Comments of Advisory Bodies
c.  Public Comment
d.  Council Discussion

8.  Groundfish Stock Assessment Priorities for 2003

a.  Agendum Overview
b.  NMFS Northwest Fisheries Science Center Report
c.  Reports and Comments of Advisory Bodies
d.  Public Comment
e.  Council Discussion

9.  Amendment 17 - Multi-Year Management

a.  Agendum Overview
b.  NMFS Report
c.  Reports and Comments of Advisory Bodies
d.  Public Comment
e.  Council Action:  Further Consideration of Management Alternatives

4.  Status of Fisheries and Inseason Adjustments (continued if necessary)

e.  Agendum Overview
f.  Reports and Comments of Advisory Bodies
g.  Public Comment
h.  Council Action:  Consider Adjustments in 2002 Management Measures

3.  2003 Groundfish Management Measures (continued):  Clarify Council Direction

p.  Agendum Overview
q.  Reports and Comments of Advisory Bodies
r.  Public Comment
s.  Council Guidance and Direction

10.  Scoping for Delegation of Nearshore Management Authority

a.  Agendum Overview
b.  California Department of Fish and Game Report
c.  Reports and Comments of Advisory Bodies
d.  Public Comment
e.  Council Action:  Consider Initiating FMP Amendment Process

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2002

GENERAL SESSION 8 A.M. - Riverview Ballroom

A.  Call to Order (reconvene)

9.  Commencing Remarks

C.  Groundfish Management (continued)

3.  2003 Groundfish Management Measures:  Final Action

t.  Agendum Overview
u.  GMT Analysis of Impacts
v.  Reports and Comments of Advisory Bodies
w.  Agency and Tribal Comments
x.  Public Comment
y.  Council Action:  Adopt Final Proposed 2003 Regulations

H.  Administrative and Other Matters

1.  Legislative Matters

a.  Agendum Overview
b.  Legislative Committee Report
c.  Reports and Comments of Advisory Bodies
d.  Public Comment
e.  Council Action:  Consider Council Response to Legislative Issues

2.  Financial Matters

a.  Budget Committee Report
b.  Council Action:  Consider Recommendations of the Budget Committee

3.  Appointments to Advisory Bodies, Standing Committees, and Other Forums

a.  Appointments to Advisory Bodies
i.  Tribal Salmon Advisory Subpanel Seats
ii.  Additional GMT State Seats
iii.  Other Advisory Body Appointments and Miscellaneous Issues
b.  Reports and Comments of Advisory Bodies
c.  Council Action:  Consider Membership Revisions and Appoint New Members

4.  Council Staff Work Load Priorities

a.  Agendum Overview
b.  Council Discussion and Guidance

5.  November 2002 Council Meeting Draft Agenda

a.  Consider Agenda Options
b.  Identify Priorities for Advisory Body Consideration
c.  Council Action:  Adopt Draft Agenda for the November 2002 Meeting

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