April 2015 briefing book

A. Call to Order

B. Open Comment Period

C. Habitat

D. Salmon Management

E. Groundfish Management

F. Administrative Matters

G. Coastal Pelagic Species Management

H. Pacific Halibut Management

I. Enforcement Issues

J. Considerations to Schedule Emergency Action to Close the 2014-2015 Pacific Sardine Directed Fishery

Ancillary Meetings (Advisory Body and Committee Agendas and Committee Memos)



  • Coastal Pelagics Memo: Coastal Pelagic Species Management Team, Coastal Pelagic Species Advisory Subpanel, and Interested Persons
  • Enforcement Memo: Enforcement Consultants
  • Groundfish Memo: Groundfish Advisory Subpanel, Groundfish Management Team, and Groundfish Interested Persons
  • Salmon Memo: Salmon Advisory Subpanel, Salmon Technical Team, Model Evaluation Workgroup, and Interested Persons
  • SSC Memo: Scientific and Statistical Committee

Informational Reports, General Information, and Membership Roster


  • Informational Report 1: Letters and Responses RE: bycatch reduction in and the transition of the West Coast swordfish fishery from the use of drift gillnets
  • Informational Report 2: Whiting Mothership Cooperative; An Amendment 20 Mothership Catcher Vessel Cooperative Final Report on the 2014 Pacific Whiting Fishery Prepared by: Dave Fraser, WMC Coop Manager
  • Informational Report 3: Pacific Whiting Conservation Cooperative; Amendment 20 Catcher/Processor Cooperative; Final Annual Report 2014
  • Informational Report 4: NMFS Report on Analysis of Seafloor Contact in Midwater Trawls Engaged in the US West Coast Pacific Hake Fishery
  • Informational Report 5: NMFS Report – A Summit on the Role of Deep-Sea Corals and Sponges as Habitat for Managed Species off the West Coast and Alaska – Summary Outcomes
  • Informational Report 6: Vessel Monitoring System Pink Shrimp Bottom Trawl Report Distribution North of 40° 10’ N. LAT., 2011-2013, and 2009-2013
  • Informational Report 7: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Electronic Monitoring and Reporting Grant Program 2015 Request for Proposals
  • Informational Report 8: Letter from NMFS dated March 23, 2015, approving Amendment 14 to the Coastal Pelagic Species Fishery Management Plan
  • Supplemental Informational Report 9: Letters from the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, West Coast Region (Full Version Electronic Only)
  • Supplemental Informational Report 10: MOU referenced in the letters from Members of Congress included in Informational Report 1; Morocco and the United States


  • General Information, April 2015: General Information, April 2015: Chair’s Reception, Hotel Information, Council Seating Chart, Membership Roster