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April 2004 Briefing Book

Situation Summaries (WITH AVAILABLE attachments at the time of briefing book mailing, March 25, 2004) and Agendas for the April 2004 Council Meeting.

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A.  Call to Order

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B.  Administrative Matters

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C.  Groundfish Management

  • Exhibit C.1  National Marine Fisheries Service Report on Groundfish Management
  • Exhibit C.2  Groundfish Allocation Recommendations for 2005-06 Management
  • Exhibit C.3   Groundfish Management Team (GMT) Check-In on Inseason Management Issues (Available at Meeting - If Necessary)
  • Exhibit C.4  Observer Data and Model Implementation
  • Exhibit C.5  Policy on Groundfish Management Information Usage
  • Exhibit C.6  Groundfish Essential Fish Habitat Environmental Impact Statement Analytical Model (Attachments PROVIDED for your download convenience:)
    • Exhibit C.6.b, Attachment 1 Pacific Coast Groundfish EFH Analytical Framework
    • Exhibit C.6.b, Attachment 2, Appendices to EFH Analytical Framework:
      • Appendix 1:  Interim Seafloor Lithology Maps For Oregon And Washington, Version 1.0, Final Report
      • Appendix 2:  Essential Fish Habitat Characterization And Mapping Of The California Continental Margin
      • Appendix 3:  Shadow Maps Of Data Density & Quality For The Seafloor Habitat And Lithology Maps Of Oregon & Washington
      • Appendix 4:  List Of Groundfish Species In Life Histories
      • Appendix 5:  Description Of Habitat Suitability Index (HSI) Modeling Conducted By NOS
      • Appendix 6:  Useful Websites On Bayesian Belief Networks
      • Appendix 7:  Identification Of Essential Fish Habitat For The Pacific Groundfish FMP
      • Appendix 8:  NMFS Survey HSP Data Comparison With The Life Histories Appendix
      • Appendix 9:  Pacific Coast Groundfish FMP Habitat Use Database User Manual For Version 15b (Draft)
      • EFH Species Habitat Suitability Probability GIS Maps
    • Exhibit C.6.b, Attachment 3:   Revised Draft Timeline and Major Milestones for the Environmental Impact Statement on Essential Fish Habitat for Pacific Coast Groundfish
    • Exhibit C.6.b, Attachment 4:  Previous Draft Timeline and Major Milestones for the Environmental Impact Statement on Essential Fish Habitat for Pacific Coast Groundfish
    • Exhibit C.6.c, Attachment 1:   A Review of Analytical Portions of the Environmental Impact Statement for Designating Groundfish Essential Fish Habitat; A Report of the SSC Groundfish Subcommittee
  • Exhibit C.7  Status of Groundfish Fisheries and Inseason Adjustments
  • Exhibit C.8  Preferred Alternative Harvest Levels for 2005-06 Fisheries
  • Exhibit C.9  Review of Exempted Fishing Permit Activities for 2003 and Initial Concepts for 2005-2006
  • Exhibit C.10  Initial Refinement of Management Measure Alternatives for 2005-06 Measures
  • Exhibit C.11  Stock Assessment Planning for 2007-08 Management
  • Exhibit C.12  FMP Amendment 16-3: Rebuilding Plans for Bocaccio, Cowcod, and Widow and Yelloweye Rockfish
    • PROVIDED for your download convenience:  Exhibit C.12.a, Attachment 2  Appendices to Amendment 16-3 Draft Environmental Impact Statement:
    • Exhibit C.13  Bycatch Monitoring Program Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement
    • Exhibit C.14  Clarify Council Direction on 2005-06 Management Measures (If Necessary)
    • Exhibit C.15  Adoption of 2005-06 Management Alternatives for Public Review
    • Exhibit C.16  Update on Trawl Individual Quotas Program (If Necessary)
    • Exhibit C.17  Latent Limited Entry Trawl Permits

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    D.  Salmon Management

    • Exhibit D.1  Identification of Stocks Not Meeting Conservation Objectives for Three Consecutive Years
    • Exhibit D.2  Tentative Adoption of 2004 Ocean Salmon Mangement Measures for Analysis
    • Exhibit D.3  Methodology Review Process for 2004
    • Exhibit D.4  Clarify Council Direction on 2004 Management Measures (If Necessary)
    • Exhibit D.5  Final Action on 2004 Salmon Management Measures
    • Exhibit D.6  Clarification of Final Action on Salmon Management Measures (If Necessary)

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    E.  Habitat

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    F.  Pacific Halibut Management

    • Exhibit F.1  Adopt Final 2004 Incidental Catch Regulations for the Salmon Troll and Fixed Gear Sablefish Fisheries

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    G.  Highly Migratory Species Management

    • Exhibit G.1  National Marine Fisheries Service Report on Highly Migratory Species
    • Exhibit G.2  Endangered Species Act Considerations Related to Sea Turtle/Longline Fishery Interactions
    • Exhibit G.3  Fishery Management Plan Amendment for Limited Entry in the High Seas Pelagic Longline Fishery

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    Ancillary Meetings (links are to agendas)

    Various technical and administrative committees, advisory bodies, work groups, and state delegations will meet throughout the week of Sunday, April 4 through Friday, April 9, 2004.

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    General Information

    • General Information  Hotel Map/Directions, Restaurant Information, and Council Seating Chart

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    Informational Reports

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    PFMC
    03/24/04