June 2020 Briefing Book

A. Call to Order

B. Open Comment Period

C. Administrative Matters

D. Highly Migratory Species Management

E. Salmon Management

F. Groundfish Management

  • F.1 Situation Summary: Final Action to Adopt Management Measures and Exempted Fishing Permits for 2021-2022 Fisheries
    • F.1, Attachment 1: Year-Round Coastwide Midwater Rockfish EFP: Monitoring and Minimizing Salmon Bycatch When Targeting Rockfish in the Shorebased IFQ Fishery, 2021-2022. (West Coast Seafood Processors Association; Oregon Trawl Commission; Midwater Trawlers Cooperative; Environmental Defense Fund)
    • F.1, Attachment 2: California Department of Fish and Wildlife; 2021-2022 Exempted Fishing Permit Application (CDFW)
    • F.1, Attachment 3: Groundfish EFP Proposal: Yellowtail Rockfish Jig Fishing off California (San Francisco Community Fishing Association and Dan Platt)
    • F.1, Attachment 4: Commercial Midwater Hook-and-Line Rockfish in RCA off Oregon (Scott Cook)
    • F.1, Attachment 5:  Proposal for an Exempted Fishery Permit, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Enhanced Yelloweye Recreational Fishery Biological Sampling (WDFW)
    • F.1, Attachment 6:  Monterey Bay Regional Exempted Fishing Permit Targeting Chilipepper Rockfish (Real Good Fish)
    • F.1, Attachment 7: Preferred 2021 and 2022 harvest specifications, acceptable biological catches, and annual catch limits for West Coast groundfish stocks and stock complexes under preferred harvest control rules
    • F.1, Attachment 8:  Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery 2021-2022 Harvest Specifications and Management Measures Analytical Document. Organized as a Draft Environmental Assessment Chapters 1-5 (Electronic Only)
    • F.1, Attachment 9: Action Item Checklist
    • F.1.a, ODFW Report 1
    • F.1.a, GMT Report 1: Shortbelly Rockfish Mitigation Options
    • F.1.b, Public Comments (If received, Electronic Only)
  • F.2 Situation Summary: Stock Assessment Plan and Terms of Reference (TOR) – Final Action
    • F.2, Attachment 1: Summary of the NWFSC West Coast Groundfish Bottom Trawl Survey Data for Select Species from 2003-2019
    • F.2, Attachment 2: NMFS Assessment Prioritization Workbook (Electronic Only)
    • F.2, Attachment 3: Draft Revised Terms of Reference for the Groundfish and Coastal Pelagic Species Stock Assessment Process for 2021 and 2022
    • F.2.b, Public Comments (If received, Electronic Only)

G. Coastal Pelagic Species Management

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

Ancillary Agendas

Advisory Body and Committee Memos

Informational Reports, General Information, and Membership Roster

Informational Reports

  • Informational Report 1: Sablefish Management and Trawl Allocation Attainment Committee: Final Report to the Council
  • Informational Report 2: Preliminary Assessment of Trawl Under-Attainment Issues and SaMTAAC Alternative Qualification Criteria
  • Informational Report 3: Annual Report to the Pacific Fishery Management Council; West Coast Enforcement Division
  • Informational Report 4: Groundfish Advisory Subpanel Informational Report for High Priority Groundfish Items
  • Informational Report 5: Letter dated April 15, 2020 to Chris Oliver and Barry Thom from U.S. Congress Members re: Request NOAA work with our partners and constituents in the fisheries industry to give them the flexibility they need to protect both their workers and their businesses during the coronavirus pandemic
  • Informational Report 6: NOAA News: Commerce Secretary Announces Allocation of $300 Million in CARES Act Funding
  • Informational Report 7: Federal Register Notice; Executive Order 13921 of May 7, 2020: Promoting American Seafood Competitiveness and Economic Growth
  • Informational Report 8: FY20 Successful Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant Applicants
  • Informational Report 9: 2019 West Coast Whale Entanglement Summary
  • Informational Report 10: List of Fisheries Summary Tables
  • Informational Report 11: Preliminary Report on the 2019 Swordfish Longline EFP Fishery Captains David Haworth and John Gibbs
  • Informational Report 12: Deep-Set Buoy Gear Exempted Fishing Permit Reports

General Information and Membership Roster

Recent reports