March 2024 briefing book

March 2024 Council Meeting

A. Call to Order

B. Open Comment Period

C. Salmon Management

  • C.4 Situation Summary: Klamath River Fall Chinook Workgroup Report and 2024 Management Options – Final Guidance
    • C4 Attachment 1: Klamath River Fall Chinook Ad Hoc Workgroup Draft Terms of Reference and General Timeline (June 14, 2023)
    • C.4.a KRWG Report 1: Klamath River Fall Chinook Ad-Hoc Workgroup – Progress Report on 2024 Management Options
    • C.4.c Public Comment(If received, Electronic Only)
  • C.5 Situation Summary: Identify Management Objectives and Preliminary Definition of 2024 Management Alternatives
    • C.5 Attachment 1: Guidance for Alternative Development and Assessment
    • C.5 Attachment 2: Emergency Changes to the Salmon Fishery Management Plan (FMP) (Excerpt from Council Operating Procedure 10) Criteria for Requesting Emergency Changes to Salmon FMP
    • C.5 Attachment 3: Federal Register Notice
    • C.5.f Public Comment(If received, Electronic Only)

D. Habitat Issues

E. Cross Fishery Management Plan

  • E.2 Situation Summary: Office of National Marine Sanctuaries: Coral Restoration and Research Plan – Range of Alternatives and Preliminary Preferred Alternative
    • E.2 Attachment 1: Initial Review Draft Regulatory Impact Review/Regulatory Flexibility Analysis/MSA Analysis for Proposed Amendment to the Groundfish FMP for Deep Sea Coral Research and Restoration
    • E.2 Attachment 2: Proposed Fishery Management Plan Amendment Language to the Groundfish Fishery Management Plan
    • E.2.a NMFS Report 1: Deep Sea Coral Restoration and research
    • E.2.b Public Comment(If received, Electronic Only)

F. Groundfish Management

  • F.2 Situation Summary: Consideration of Additional California Quillback Rockfish Analyses and Adopt Rebuilding Analysis
    • F.2 Attachment 1: DRAFT 2023 Rebuilding Analysis for Quillback Rockfish in U.S. Waters off the Coast of California Based on the 2021 Stock Assessment
    • F.2 Attachment 2: Letter to the Council on Quillback Overfished Status
    • F.2.b Public Comment(If received, Electronic Only)
  • F.3 Situation Summary: Initial Stock Assessment Plan and Terms of Reference
    • F.3 Attachment 1: Groundfish Assessment Prioritization to Inform the Selection of Species for Assessment in 2025 and Additional Considerations
    • F.3 Attachment 2: Groundfish Assessment Prioritization Methodology to Inform the Selection of Species for Future Assessments
    • F.3 Attachment 3: California Collaborative Fisheries Research Program Data Availability for Stock Assessments
    • F.3 Supplemental Attachment 4: Summary of Available Data to Support U.S. West Coast Groundfish Stock Assessments (Electronic Only)
    • F.3.b Public Comment(If received, Electronic Only)
  • F.7 Situation Summary: 2025-26 Fisheries Analysis Update and Adopt California Quillback Rockfish Harvest Specifications and Rebuilding Parameter
    • F.7 Attachment 1: Clarification Regarding the 2025-2026 Canary Rockfish Alternative Harvest Control Rule (HCR) and the California Stock of Copper Rockfish Annual Catch Target (ACT)
    • F.7 Attachment 2: Correction to the Pacific Sand Lance Scientific Name and the Common Name for Pacific Spiny Dogfish in Federal Regulation
    • F.7 Attachment 3: Technical Corrections to Lingcod South of 40* 10′ N. Latitude and Petrale Sole 2025-2026 Harvest Specifications
    • F.7.b Public Comment(If received, Electronic Only)

G. Pacific Halibut Management

H. Ecosystem Management

I. Highly Migratory Species Management

J. Administrative Matters

Advisory body and committee agendas

Advisory body and committee memos

SSC materials

For SSC meeting discussion, the following items are available (Electronic Only)

Informational reports

General Information and Membership Roster

Recent reports