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November 2002 Briefing Book

Situation Summaries and Agendas for the November 2002 Council Meeting

Ancillary Meetings (links are to agendas)

Various technical and administrative committees, advisory bodies, work groups, and state delegations will meet throughout the week of Monday, October 28 - Friday, November 1, 2002.

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Monday, October 28

CLOSED SESSION
3:30 P.M.
Magellan Ballroom

(Closed to all except Council members, their designees, and others designated by the Chair to discuss litigation and personnel matters.)

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Tuesday, October 29

GENERAL SESSION
8 A.M.
Magellan Ballroom

A.  Call to Order

1.  Opening Remarks, Introductions
2.  Roll Call
3.  Executive Director's Report
4.  Council Action:  Approve Agenda
5.  Council Action:  Approve April 2002 Minutes

B.  Habitat Issues

1.  Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Issues

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

C.  Salmon Management

1.  NMFS Report on Salmon Management

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.  Salmon Management 2003 Option Hearing Sites and Preseason Schedule

a.  Agendum Overview
b.  Agency and Tribal Comments
c.  Reports and Comments of Advisory Bodies
d.  Council Action:  Approve Hearing Sites and Management Schedule

4.  SSC Methodology Review Report

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:  Adopt Methodology Changes as Appropriate

D.  Highly Migratory Species Management

1.  NMFS Report on Highly Migratory Species Management (HMS)

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

2.  Adoption of Final HMS Fishery Management Plan (FMP)

a.  Agendum Overview
b.  Highly Migratory Species Plan Development Team (HMSPDT) Report
c.  Agency and Tribal Comments
d.  Reports and Comments of Advisory Bodies
e.  Public Comment
f.  Council Action:  Adopt Final HMS FMP

E.  Pacific Halibut Management

1.  Proposed Changes to the 2003 Catch Sharing Plan and Annual Regulations

a.  Agendum Overview
b.  Fishery Report for 2002
c.  State Proposals (WDFW/ODFW)
d.  Tribal Proposal and Comments
e.  Reports and Comments of Advisory Bodies
f.  Public Comment
g.  Council Action:  Adopt Proposed Regulation Changes for 2003

4 PM Public Comment Period

Public comments on fishery issues not on the agenda are accepted at this time.

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Wednesday, October 30

GENERAL SESSION
8 A.M.
Magellan Ballroom

A.  Call to Order (reconvene)

6.  Commencing Remarks by Don McIsaac

F.  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 Stock Assessment and Harvest Guideline for 2003

a.  Agendum Overview
b.  Report of Stock Assessment Team
c.  Reports and Comments of Advisory Bodies
d.  Public Comment
e.  Council Action:  Adopt Harvest Guideline for 2003

3.  Consideration of Long-Term Sardine Harvest Allocation

a.  Agendum Overview
b.  Report of the Coastal Pelagic Species Management Team
c.  Reports and Comments of Advisory Bodies
d.  Public Comment
e.  Council Action: Consider Need and Process for Long-Term Allocation Plan

G.  Groundfish Management

1.  NMFS Report on Groundfish Management

a.  Agendum Overview (Including Update on 2003 Regulations and U.S./Canada Whiting Meeting)
b.  Reports and Comments of Advisory Bodies
c.  Public Comment
d.  Council Discussion

2.  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

3.  Status of Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) Plans

a.  Agendum Overview
b.  Report of the Ad Hoc VMS Committee
c.  Reports and Comments of Advisory Bodies
d.  Public Comment
e.  Council Action: Provide Guidance and Approval

4.  Stock Assessment Review (STAR) Panel Process Review of 2002 and Planning for 2003

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

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Thursday, October 31

GENERAL SESSION
8 A.M.
Magellan Ballroom

A.  Call to Order (reconvene)

7.  Commencing Remarks by Don McIsaac

G.  Groundfish Management (continued)

5.  Amendment 17 - Multi-Year Management

a.  Agendum Overview
b.  NMFS Report
c.  Reports and Comments of Advisory Bodies
d.  Public Comment
e.  Council Action:  Final Adoption of Amendment 17

6.  Exempted Fishing Permits (EFPs): 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:  Consideration of Proposals and Recommendations to NMFS

7.  Groundfish FMP Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)

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

8.  Groundfish FMP EFH EIS

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

9.  Groundfish Strategic Plan Two-Year Review

a.  Agendum Overview
b.  Summary of Achievements Toward Goals and Objectives
c.  Planning to Resolve Ongoing Issues
i.  Trawl Permit Stacking
ii.  Fixed Gear Permit Stacking
iii.  Open Access Permitting
d.  Agency and Tribal Comments and Reports
e.  Reports and Comments of Advisory Bodies
f.  Public Comment
g.  Council Action:  Guidance and Planning to Achieve Objectives

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Friday, November 1

GENERAL SESSION
8 A.M.
Magellan Ballroom

A.  Call to Order (reconvene)

8.  Commencing Remarks by Don McIsaac

G.  Groundfish Management (continued)

10.  Further Refinement of Amendment 16 - Rebuilding Plans

a.  Agendum Overview
b.  Reports and Comments of Advisory Bodies
c.  Public Comment
d.  Council Action:  Provide Direction for Final Revisions

11.  Planning for Bycatch and B0/MSY Workshops

a.  Agendum Overview
b.  Report of the Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC)
c.  Agency and Tribal Reports and Comments
d.  Reports and Comments of Advisory Bodies
e.  Public Comment
f.  Council Action:  Consider Need and Process for Workshops

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.  Other Advisory Body Appointments; Groundfish Advisory Subpanel Composition; Miscellaneous Issues
b.  Reports and Comments of Advisory Bodies
c.  Council Action:  Consider Membership Revisions and Appoint New Members

4.  Election of Council Chair and Vice Chair

a.  Nominations
b.  Advisory Body Comments
c.  Public Comments
d.  Council Action:  Elect Chair and Vice Chair

5.  Council Staff Work Load Priorities

a.  Agendum Overview
b.  Council Discussion and Guidance

6.  March 2003 Council Meeting Draft Agenda

a.  Consider Agenda Options
b.  Identify Priorities for Advisory Body Consideration
c.  Council Action:  Adopt Draft Agenda for the March 2003 Meeting

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Informational Reports

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