November 2015 Briefing Book

A. Call to Order

B. Open Comment Period

C. Enforcement Issues

D. Salmon Management

E. Habitat

F. Administrative Matters

G. Highly Migratory Species Management

H. Coastal Pelagic Species Management

I. Groundfish Management

J. Pacific Halibut Management

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

Ancillary Agendas

Committee and Advisory Body Memos

Informational Reports, General Information, and Membership Roster

Informational Reports

  • Informational Report 1: “Draft Guidance for Conducting Reviews of Catch Share Programs” — proposed by the National Marine Fisheries Service and distributed on October 1, 2015; AND “Draft Council Staff Comments on Draft Guidance for Conducting Reviews of Catch Share Programs”
  • Informational Report 2: Letter from WDFW to NMFS regarding responsibilities of NMFS as it relates to Tribal Fisheries usual and accustomed fishing grounds and groundfish essential fish habitat
  • Informational Report 3: Usual and Accustomed Fishing Areas Regulatory Update
  • Informational Report 4: Bycatch Reduction Engineering
    Program Grant Awards by Region (NOAA Fisheries Report)
  • Informational Report 5: Response letter from NMFS to PFMC regarding a request for information regarding the deep-set buoy gear exempted fishing permit that NMFS recently issued to the Pfleger Institute of Environmental Research
  • Informational Report 6: Operational Guidelines for the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act Fishery Management Process, September 30, 2015 (Full Version Electronic Only)
  • Informational Report 7: Recommendations of the Permanent Advisory Committee to the United States Section to the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission
  • Supplemental Informational Report 8: 19th Western Groundfish Conference, Newport, Oregon February 8-12, 2016
  • Supplemental Informational Report 9: Status Report of the 2015 Ocean Salmon Fisheries off Washington, Oregon, and California

General Information, Annual Banquet, Membership Roster