March 2016 Briefing Book

A. Call to Order

B. Open Comment Period

C. Habitat

D. Ecosystem Management

E. Salmon Management

F. Highly Migratory Species Management

G. Groundfish Management

H. Pacific Halibut Management

I. Administrative Matters

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

General Information, Chair’s Reception, Membership Roster

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  • Informational Report 1: “Draft Guidance for Conducting Reviews of Catch Share Programs” — proposed by the National Marine Fisheries Service and distributed on October 1, 2015; AND “Draft Council Staff Comments on Draft Guidance for Conducting Reviews of Catch Share Programs”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

September 2015 Briefing Book

The Council meeting proposed agendas, agenda item situation summaries, and attachments, for the September 2015 Council Meeting are found below.  Committee and advisory body memos and agendas are also posted to this webpage.

A. Call to Order

B. Open Comment Period

C. Administrative Matters

D. Ecosystem Management

E. Salmon Management

F. Habitat

G. Highly Migratory Species Management

H. Groundfish Management

I. Pacific Halibut Management

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

Ancillary Agendas

Committee and Advisory Body Memos

  • Ecosystem Memo: Ecosystem Advisory Subpanel,Ad Hoc Ecosystem Workgroup, and Interested Persons
  • Enforcement Memo: Enforcement Consultants
  • Groundfish Memo:  Groundfish Advisory Subpanel, Groundfish Management Team, and Groundfish Interested Persons
  • HMS Memo: Highly Migratory Species Advisory Subpanel, Highly Migratory Species Management Team, and 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 Reports

General Information, Chair’s Reception, Membership Roster

June 2015 Briefing Book

A. Call to Order

B. Open Comment Period

C. Habitat

D. Groundfish Management

E. Highly Migratory Species Management

F. Administrative Matters

G. Coastal Pelagic Species Management

H. Ecosystem Management

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

ANCILLARY AGENDAS

COMMITTEE AND ADVISORY BODY MEMOS

  • CPS 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
  • HMS Memo: Highly Migratory Species Advisory Subpanel, Highly Migratory Species Management Team, and Interested Persons
  • SSC Memo: Scientific and Statistical Committee

Informational Reports, General Information, and Membership Roster

INFORMATIONAL REPORTS

GENERAL INFORMATION, CHAIR’S RECEPTION, MEMBERSHIP ROSTER

PFMC

2015: Council looks at electronic monitoring for whiting and fixed-gear IFQ fleets

The Council received a report, cost analysis, and draft regulations for an electronic monitoring program for the whiting midwater trawl fishery in November. The Council confirmed its final preferred alternatives for the whiting fishery at the same meeting. The Council’s intent was to have regulations applicable fleet-wide in place by the 2017 season (May 15, 2017 or earlier).

Also in November, the Council received an update on potential implementation of an electronic monitoring program for the IFQ fixed gear fleet along with the whiting fishery electronic monitoring program. The Council asked the GEMPAC and GEMTAC to review regulations for the whiting and fixed gear fisheries over the winter.

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)

ANCILLARY AGENDAS

COMMITTEE AND ADVISORY BODY 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 REPORTS

  • 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, BANQUET INFORMATION, MEMBERSHIP ROSTER

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

March 2015 briefing book

A. Call to Order

B. Open Comment Period

C. Enforcement Issues

  • Agenda Item C.1: Annual U.S. Coast Guard Fishery Enforcement Report
    • Agenda Item C.1.b, USCG Report: 2014 U.S. Coast Guard District 11 and District 13 Report to the Pacific Fishery Management Council
    • Agenda Item C.1.b, Supplemental USCG PowerPoint (Electronic Only)

D. Habitat

E. Ecosystem Based Management

F. Salmon Management

G. Pacific Halibut Management

H. Highly Migratory Species Management

I. Administrative Matters

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

ANCILLARY AGENDAS

COMMITTEE AND ADVISORY BODY MEMOS

  • Ecosystem Memo: Ecosystem Advisory Subpanel, Ad Hoc Ecosystem Workgroup, and Interested Persons
  • Enforcement Memo: Enforcement Consultants
  • Highly Migratory Species Memo: Highly Migratory Species Advisory Subpanel, Highly Migratory Species Management Team, and 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 REPORTS

GENERAL INFORMATION, BANQUET INFORMATION, MEMBERSHIP ROSTER

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

Briefing Books: 2014

Each Agenda Item has been combined into one downloadable PDF document. Select the Agenda Item header to open. Bookmarks have been created to jump between documents.

March 2014 Briefing Book

A. Call to Order

  • A3_Agenda Item A.3, Supplemental NOAA Fisheries PowerPoint: Status of National Standard 2 Working Group
  • Agenda Item A.4: March 7-13, 2014 Proposed Council Meeting Agenda

B. Open Comment Period

  • No written open comments were received for this meeting

C. Ecosystem Management

  • Agenda Item C.1: California Current Ecosystem Report Including Integrated Ecosystem Assessment
    • Agenda Item C.1.a, Attachment 1: Annual State of the California Current Ecosystem Report
    • Agenda Item C.1.a, Attachment 2: Annual State of the California Current Ecosystem Report Supplement (Electronic Only)
    • Agenda Item C.1.a, Attachment 3: Integrated Ecosystem Assessment Summary Report
    • Agenda Item C.1.a, Attachment 4: California Current Integrated Ecosystem Assessment Report (available only on the NOAA website at: http://www.noaa.gov/iea/CCIEA-Report/index.html)
    • Agenda Item C.1.b, Supplemental CCIEAT PowerPoint (Wells/Harvey)
    • Agenda Item C.1.b, Supplemental Science Center PowerPoint (Stein/Werner)
    • Agenda Item C.1.b Supplemental HC Report
    • Agenda Item C.1.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item C.1.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item C.1.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item C.1.b, Supplemental SAS Report

D. Groundfish Management

  • Agenda Item D.1: National Marine Fisheries Service Report on Groundfish
    • Agenda Item D.1.b, Supplemental Federal Register Notices: Groundfish and Halibut Notices 11/1/13 through 2/18/2014
    • Agenda Item D.1.b, Supplemental NMFS Report: Midwater Trawl Restrictions and Prohibited Species Retention for the Shorebased Trawl Individual FishingQuota (IFQ) Program
    • Agenda Item D.1.c, NMFS NWFSC Report
    • Agenda Item D.1.c, Supplemental NWFSC PowerPoint: Groundfish Science Report (Stein/McClure)
  • Agenda Item D.2: EFH Evaluation Criteria and Phase 2 Report
    • Agenda Item D.2.b, EFHRC Report
    • Agenda Item D.2.c Supplemental NW/SWFSC Report: Response to Council Request: “Has Amendment 19 Worked?”
    • Agenda Item D.2.c, Supplemental NMFS Science Center PowerPoint: NMFS Science Center Report: Evaluating Amendment 19
    • Agenda Item D.2.c, Supplemental WDFW and OCNMS Report
    • Agenda Item D.2.c Supplemental Tribal Report (Quinault)
    • Agenda Item D.2.c, Supplemental Tribal Report 2 (Quileute)
    • Agenda Item D.2.c, Supplemental Tribal Report 3 (Makah)
    • Agenda Item D.2.c, Supplemental NMS Report: Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, West Coast Region Report
    • Agenda Item D.2.c, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item D.2.c, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item D.2.c, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item D.2.c, Supplemental HC Report
    • Agenda Item D.2.d, Public Comment
    • Agenda Item D.2.d, Supplemental Public Comment 2 (Full Version Electronic Only)
    • Agenda Item D.2.d, Supplemental Public Comment 3
    • Agenda Item D.2.d, Supplemental Public Comment PowerPoint (Oceana)
  • Agenda Item D.3: Barotrauma Device Mortality Rates
    • Agenda Item D.3.b, GMT Report: Groundfish Management Team Report on Proposed Discard Mortality for Cowcod, Canary Rockfish, and Yelloweye Rockfish Released Using Descending Devices in the Recreational Fishery
    • Agenda Item D.3.b, Supplemental GMT Report 2
    • Agenda Item D.3.b Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item D.3.b, Supplemental SSC Report
  • Agenda Item D.4: Inseason Adjustments, Including Carryover
    • Agenda Item D.4.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item D.4.b Supplemental GAP Report
  • Agenda Item D.5: Biennial Harvest Specifications for 2015-2016 and Beyond Groundfish Fisheries
    • Agenda Item D.5.a, Attachment 1: Proposed Overfishing Limits for Cowcod South of 40º10’ N lat., the Oregon and Washington Substocks of Kelp Greenling, and the Washington Substock of Cabezon
    • Agenda Item D.5.a, Supplemental Attachment 2: Adopted Schedule for Developing the 2015-2016 and Beyond Groundfish Harvest Specifications and Management Measures
    • Agenda Item D.5.a, Supplemental Attachment 3: MSA Section 306; State Jurisdiction
    • Agenda Item D.5.a, Supplemental REVISED Attachment 4: PowerPoint Presentation – Overview of the 2015 and Beyond Biennial Spex Process Progress to Date on the EIS and a Highlight of Select Management Issues
    • Agenda Item D.5.a, Supplemental Attachment 5: Excerpt from Groundfish FMP; Section 6.3.2, Formal Allocations
    • Agenda Item D.5.b, Supplemental NMFS PowerPoint: NMFS Analysis Recommendations (Lockhart)
    • Agenda Item D.5.b Supplemental WDFW/ODFW/CDFW Report
    • Agenda Item D.5.b Supplemental WDFW Report
    • Agenda Item D.5.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item D.5.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item D.5.b, Supplemental GAP Report
  • Agenda Item D.6: Trawl Rationalization Trailing Actions
    • Agenda Item D.6.a, Attachment 1: Glacier Fish Company LLC vs. Pritzker and Plaintiffs’ Appeal on Pacific Dawn II
    • Agenda Item D.6.b, Supplemental NMFS Report: Report on the Adapative Management Program for the Trawl Rationalization Program
    • Agenda Item D.6.b, Supplemental NMFS Report 2: Federal Register Notice dated February 19, 2014 – Proposed Rule: to revise the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery regulations pertaining to certified catch monitors and certified observers required for vessels in the Shorebased Individual Fishery Quota Program, the Mothership Coop Program, the Catcher/Processor Coop Program, and for processing vessels in the fixed gear or open access fisheries
    • Agenda Item D.6.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item D.6.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item D.6.b, Supplemental EC Report

E. Habitat

  • Agenda Item E.1: Current Habitat Issues
    • Agenda Item E.1.a, Attachment 1: Letter on KZO Sea Farms
    • Agenda Item E.1.a, Attachment 2: Background information on Pacific Marine Estuarine Fish Habitat Partnership
    • Agenda Item E.1.b, Supplemental HC Report
    • Agenda Item E.1.c, Supplemental CPSAS Report
    • Agenda Item E.1.c, Supplemental SAS Report
    • Agenda Item E.1.c, Supplemental Tribal Report of Hoopa Valley Tribe
    • Agenda Item E.1.d, Public Comment
    • Agenda Item E.1.d Supplemental Public Comment 2

F. Salmon Management

  • Agenda Item F.1: Review of 2013 Fisheries and Summary of 2014 Stock Abundance Forecasts
    • Review of 2013 Ocean Salmon Fisheries (Published February 2014)
    • Supplemental – Preseason Report I: Stock Abundance Analysis and Environmental Assessment Part 1 for 2014 Ocean Salmon Fishery Regulations (Published February 2014)
    • Agenda Item F.1.a, Attachment 1: Excerpts from Chapter 3 of the Pacific Coast Salmon Fishery Management Plan
    • Agenda Item F.1.b, Supplemental WDFW Report: Memo from PSC Chinook Technical Committee Regarding Biologically Based Escapement Goal for Grays Harbor fall Chinook, Washington
    • Agenda Item F.1.b, Supplemental SSC Report
  • Agenda Item F.2: Identification of Management Objectives and Preliminary Definition of 2014 Salmon Management Alternatives
    • Agenda Item F.2.a, Attachment 1: Guidance for Alternative Development and Assessment
    • Agenda Item F.2.a, Attachment 2: Emergency Changes to the Salmon FMP
    • Agenda Item F.2.a, Attachment 3: FR 97-22094: Policy Guidelines for the Use of Emergency Rules
    • Agenda Item F.2.b, Supplemental PSC Report
    • Agenda Item F.2.c, Supplemental NMFS Report: Letter Summarizing NOAA Fisheries’ Consultation Standards and Guidance Regarding the Potential Effects of the 2014 Season on Listed Salmonid Species
    • Agenda Item F.2.c, Supplemental WDFW/Tribal Report: Tribal and WDFW 2014 Management Objectives for Puget Sound Chinook and Coho Salmon
    • Agenda Item F.2.c, Supplemental WDFW/Tribal Report 2: Tribal and WDFW 2014 Management Objectives for Grays Harbor Fall Chinook Salmon
    • Agenda Item F.2.c, Supplemental SAS Report: SAS Proposed Initial Salmon Management Alternatives for 2014 Non-Indian Ocean Fisheries
    • Agenda Item F.2.c, Supplemental Tribal Report (CRITFC)
    • Agenda Item F.2.c, Supplemental Tribal Report 2: Preliminary Definition of 2014 Management Options to the Pacific Fishery Management Council, March 9, 2014
    • Agenda Item F.2.d, Supplemental Public Comment
  • Agenda Item F.3: National Marine Fisheries Service Report (Salmon)
    • Agenda Item F.3.b, Supplemental NMFS Science Center PowerPoint: Report on Science Center Activities (Lawson)
  • Agenda Item F.4: Council Recommendations for 2014 Management Alternative Analysis
    • Agenda Item F.4.b, Supplemental STT Report: Collation of Preliminary Salmon Management Alternatives for 2014 Ocean Fisheries
    • Agenda Item F.4.b, Supplemental EC Report
  • Agenda Item F.5: Further Council Direction for 2014 Management Alternatives
    • Agenda Item F.5.b, Supplemental STT Report: Initial Analysis of Preliminary Salmon Management Alternatives for 2014 Ocean Fisheries (March 12, 2014)
    • Agenda Item F.5.b, Supplemental EC Report
  • Agenda Item F.6: Adoption of 2014 Management Alternatives for Public Review
    • Agenda Item F.6.b, Supplemental STT Report: Analysis of Preliminary Salmon Management Alternatives for 2014 Ocean Fisheries
    • Agenda Item F.6.b, Supplemental ODFW Report
    • Agenda Item F.6.b, Supplemental Tribal Report: Testimony of the Columbia River Treaty Tribes Before the PFMC, March 13, 2014
  • Agenda Item F.7: Salmon Hearings Officers
    • Agenda Item F.7.a, Attachment 1: Schedule of Salmon Fishery Management Alternative Hearings
  • Agenda Item F.8: Sacramento Winter Chinook Harvest Control Rule
    • Agenda Item F.8.a, Attachment 1: August 1, 2013 letter from Dr. McIsaac to Mr. Will Stelle, NMFS West Coast Regional Administrator regarding SRWC
    • Agenda Item F.8.a, Attachment 2: Management Strategy Evaluation for Sacramento River winter Chinook salmon
    • Agenda Item F.8.a, Supplemental Attachment 3: Allowable or de minimis Fishery Impact Rates on Salmonid Stocks Listed under the Endangered Species List
    • Agenda Item F.8.a, Attachment 4: January 23, 2014 Federal Register Notice of Availability of a Management Strategy Evaluation, Request for Comments
    • Agenda Item F.8.b, Supplemental NMFS PowerPoint: Winter Run Discussion Slides (Turner)
    • Agenda Item F.8.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item F.8.b, Supplemental SAS Report
    • Agenda Item F.8.b, Supplemental STT Report
  • Agenda Item F.9: California Coastal Chinook Update
    • Agenda Item F.9.a, Attachment 1: California Coastal Salmonid Population Monitoring Strategy, Design, and Methods. CDFW, 2011
    • Agenda Item F.9.b, Supplemental NMFS Report: Letter to Chuck Bonham from NOAA Fisheries Regarding California Coastal Chinook
    • Agenda Item F.9.b, Supplemental CDFW PowerPoint: CDFW Priorities for Monitoring California Coastal Chinook Salmon (Lacy)
    • Agenda Item F.9.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item F.6.d, Supplemental Tribal Motion: Tribal Motion for the 2014 Treaty Ocean Troll Salmon Season

G. Pacific Halibut Management

  • Agenda Item G.1: Report on the IPHC Meeting
    • Agenda Item G.1.a, Attachment 1: IPHC News Release
    • Agenda Item G.1.a, Attachment 2: 2014 Area 2A Pacific Halibut Allocations
    • Agenda Item G.1.a Supplemental Attachment 3: Federal Register Notice dated February 6, 2014, Proposed Rule, Halibut Catch Sharing Plan; and PFMC Comments Transmitted to NMFS
    • Agenda Item G.1.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item G.1.c, IPHC Meeting Summary: Report on the 2014 International Pacific Halibut Commission Annual Meeting
    • Agenda Item G.1.e, Supplemental Public Comment
    • Agenda Item G.1.b, Supplemental IPHC PowerPoint: Summary of the IPHC’s 90th Annual Meeting and Setline Expansion Survey (Leaman/Dykstra)
  • Agenda Item G.2: Incidental Catch Recommendations for the Salmon Troll and Fixed Gear Sablefish Fisheries
    • Agenda Item G.2.a, Attachment 1: Summary of Pacific Halibut Incidental Catch Management
    • Agenda Item G.2.b, Supplemental SAS Report
    • Agenda Item G.2.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item G.2.b, Supplemental EC Report

H. Enforcement Issues

  • Agenda Item H.1: Vessel Monitoring System Ping Rate
    • Agenda Item H.1.b, NMFS OLE Report: NMFS Office of Law Enforcement Report on Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) Ping Rate
    • Agenda Item H.1.c, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item H.1.c, Supplemental EC Report
    • Agenda Item H.1.c, Supplemental SAS, Report

I. Coastal Pelagic Species Management

  • Agenda Item I.1: Pacific Sardine Temperature Parameter Review
    • Agenda Item I.1.b, Revised Analysis: Revised Analyses Related to Pacific Sardine Harvest Parameters
    • Agenda Item I.1.b, Supplemental U of W PowerPoint: Revised Analyses Related to Evaluating Parameter Value Choices For Pacific Sardine; March 2014 (Hurtado-Ferro/Punt)
    • Agenda Item I.1.c, CPSMT Report
    • Agenda Item I.1.c, Supplemental CPSMT PowerPoint (Wargo)
    • Agenda Item I.1.c, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item I.1.c, Supplemental CPSAS Report
    • Agenda Item I.1.d, Public Comment
    • Agenda Item I.1.d, Supplemental Public Comment 2
    • Agenda Item I.1.d, Supplemental Public Comment 3
    • Agenda Item I.1.d, Supplemental Public Comment PowerPoint: Pacific Sardine Harvest Parameters (Oceana)

J. Administrative Matters

  • Agenda Item J.1: Magnuson-Stevens Act Reauthorization Priorities and Other Legislative Matters
    • Agenda Item J.1.a, Attachment 1: House MSA Reauthorization Bill Discussion Draft
    • Agenda Item J.1.a, Attachment 2: Staff Analysis of House Discussion Draft
    • Agenda Item J.1.a, Attachment 3: Western Pacific Fishery Management Council Perspectives on Discussion Draft
    • Agenda Item J.1.a, Attachment 4: Verbal Testimony of Dr. Donald McIsaac
    • Agenda Item J.1.a, Attachment 5: Written Testimony of Dr. Donald McIsaac
    • Agenda Item J.1.a, Attachment 6: Letter to Congress on Council MSA priorities
    • Agenda Item J.1.a, Attachment 7: March 2014 Staff Summary of Federal Legislation
    • Agenda Item J.1.a, Supplemental Attachment 8: New England Fishery Management Council Draft Comments on the MSA Discussion Draft
    • Agenda Item J.1.a, Supplemental Attachment 9: Testimony of Dorothy Lowman, Chair of the Pacific Fishery Management Council on Pacific Council Perspectives on Magnuson-Stevens Act Reauthorization Before U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources “Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act” Hearing February 28, 2014
    • Agenda Item J.1.a, Supplemental Attachment 10: Assembly Bill No. 2019; Introduced by Assembly Members Fong and Levine (Principal coauthor: Assembly Member Stone) (Coauthor: Assembly Member Rendon) February 20, 2014
    • Agenda Item J.1.a, Supplemental Attachment 11: Letter from Mr. Phil Anderson, WDFW, to the Honorable Doc Hastings, Regarding WDFW – Initial Comments on the December 18, 2013 “Discussion Draft” Proposal to Amend the MSA
    • Agenda Item J.1.b, Supplemental Legislative Committee Report
    • Agenda Item J.1.b, Supplemental DRAFT EC Report
    • Agenda Item J.1.b, Supplemental EC Report
    • Agenda Item J.1.c, Supplemental HMSAS Report
    • Agenda Item J.1.d, Supplemental Public Comment
  • Agenda Item J.2: Approval of Council Meeting Minutes
    • Agenda Item J.2.a, Attachment 1: Draft Minutes: 220th Session of the Pacific Fishery Management Council (September 2013)
  • Agenda Item J.3: Advisory Body Position Appointments and Council Operating Procedures
  • Agenda Item J.4: Future Council Meeting Agenda and Workload Planning
    • Agenda Item J.4.a, Attachment 1: Pacific Council Workload Planning: Preliminary Year-at-a-Glance Summary
    • Agenda Item J.4.a, Attachment 2: Draft Proposed Council Meeting Agenda, April 3-10, 2014 in Vancouver, WA
    • Agenda Item J.4.a, Supplemental Attachment 3: Process for Pacific Council Review of Allowable Fishery Impacts to Lower Columbia River Natural Coho (2014 March Draft)
    • Agenda Item J.4.a, Supplemental Attachment 4: Pacific Council Workload Planning: Preliminary Year-at-a-Glance Summary; AND DRAFT Proposed Pacific Council Meeting Agenda, April 3-10, 2014 in Vancouver, WA (March 2014 Briefing Book)
    • Agenda Item J.4.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item J.4.b, Supplemental SAS Report

K. Highly Migratory Species Management

  • Agenda Item K.1: National Marine Fisheries Service Report on HMS
    • Agenda Item K.1.b, NMFS Report: NMFS Highly Migratory Species Regulatory Report
    • Agenda Item K.1.c, NMFS SWFSC Report: Research Activities
    • Agenda Item K.1.c, Supplemental SWFSC PowerPoint 1: Southwest Fisheries Science Center, HMS Research Report (Vetter)
    • Agenda Item K.1.c, Supplemental SWFSC PowerPoint 2: Developing dynamic ocean decision-making applications for Pacific fisheries (Maxwell)
    • Agenda Item K.1.d, Supplemental HMSAS Report
    • Agenda Item K.1.e, Supplemental Public Comment
  • Agenda Item K.2: Vessel Monitoring Systems for Highly Migratory Species Fisheries
    • Agenda Item K.2.a, Attachment 1: 79 FR 7152, Establishment of Tuna Vessel Monitoring System in the Eastern Pacific Ocean
    • Agenda Item K.2.c, Supplemental HMSAS Report
  • Agenda Item K.3: Recommendations for International Management Activities
    • Agenda Item K.3.a, Attachment 1: Summary of CMMs adopted by the WCPFC
    • Agenda Item K.3.a, Attachment 2: Letter from Dr. Donald McIsaac to Mr. Michael Tosatto, Council recommendations to the U.S. Delegation to the Ninth Meeting of the Northern Committee
    • Agenda Item K.3.a, Attachment 3: Precautionary Management Framework for North Pacific Albacore (USA Concept paper), Attachment G to the Summary Report of the Ninth Regular Session of the Northern Committee
    • Agenda Item K.3.b, Supplemental HMSAS Report
  • Agenda Item K.4: U.S.-Canada Albacore Treaty Update
    • Agenda Item K.4.b, NMFS Report
    • Agenda Item K.4.b, Government of Canada Report on the 2013 Fishing Season
    • Agenda Item K.4.b, Supplemental HMSAS Report
    • Agenda Item K.4.c, Supplemental Public Comment
    • Agenda Item K.4.c, Supplemental Public Comment 2
  • Agenda Item K.5: Drift Gillnet Monitoring, Management, and Alternative Gear Report
    • Agenda Item K.5.a, Attachment 1: 78 FR 54548, September 4, 2014, Temporary Rule, Emergency Action
    • Agenda Item K.5.a, Supplemental Attachment 2: Letter from SWFSC Regarding Recent comments by Turtle Island Restoration Network on NOAA Fisheries Swordfish Research and Collaborative Fisheries Research (CFR) West Project
    • Agenda Item K.5.b, NMFS Report: Recommendations from the Pacific Offshore Cetacean Take Reduction Team to Minimize Sperm Whale Interactions in the West Coast Swordfish Drift Gillnet Fishery
    • Agenda Item K.5.b, NMFS SWFSC Report: Alternative Gear Research Update
    • Agenda Item K.5.b, Supplemental SWFSC PowerPoint 1: Deep-Set Longline Study (Vetter)
    • Agenda Item K.5.b, Supplemental SWFSC PowerPoint 2: Development and Trials of Deep-set Buoy Gear in the Southern California Bight (Chugey)
    • Agenda Item K.5.b, HMSMT Report: Drift Gillnet Management
    • Agenda Item K.5.b, Supplemental HMSMT Report 2
    • Agenda Item K.5.b, Supplemental HMSMT PowerPoint: HMSMT PowerPoint on Drift Gillnet Management
    • Agenda Item K.5.b, Supplemental NMFS Report 2: Pacific Offshore Take Reduction Team Recommendations and Implementation Plan
    • Agenda Item K.5.b, Supplemental NMFS Report 3: Response Letter to Assemblymember Mark Stone from Bob Turner
    • Agenda Item K.5.b, Supplemental HMSAS Report
    • Agenda Item K.5.c, Public Comment (Full Document Electronic Only With Signatories)
    • Agenda Item K.5.c, Supplemental Public Comment 2 (Full Version Electronic Only)
    • Agenda Item K.5.c, Supplemental Public Comment 3
    • Agenda Item K.5.c, Supplemental Public Comment 4
    • Agenda Item K.5.c, Supplemental Public Comment PowerPoint: Pacific swordfish drift gillnet proposal; Captain Gary Burke, F/V TYTAN
    • Agenda Item K.5.c, Supplemental Public Comment PowerPoint 2: California’s Drift Gillnet Swordfish Fishery (Oceana)
    • Agenda Item K.5.c, Supplemental Public Comment PowerPoint 3: California’s Driftnet Fishery for Swordfish and Shark – California’s Deadliest Catch (TIRN)

Informational Reports

  • Informational Report 1: Report on the Status of National Standard 2 Implementation (NW and SW Fisheries Science Centers, February 12, 2014)
  • Informational Report 2: Bevan Series on Sustainable Fisheries, Free Public Symposium on Magnsuon-Stevens Act; April 24-25, 2014; University of Washington
  • Supplemental Informational Report 3: Request for Report Sent Out to Regional Councils “Marine Cage Culture and the Environment: Twenty-first century science informing a sustainable industry” (Full version electronic only)
  • Supplemental Informational Report 4: NOAA Fisheries, Regional Recreational Fisheries Action Agenda 2014-2015
  • Supplemental Informational Report 5: Council Coordination Committee Meeting; February 19-20, 2014 Agenda
  • Supplemental Informational Report 6: Letter to Eileen Sobeck, Regarding FY 2014 Funding Allocation to Regional Fishery Management Councils

Ancillary Meetings (Advisory Body and Committee Agendas)

  • Coastal Pelagic Species Advisory Subpanel (CPSAS) Agenda
  • Enforcement Consultants (EC) Agenda
  • Groundfish Advisory Subpanel (GAP) Agenda
  • Groundfish Management Team (GMT) Agenda
  • Habitat Committee (HC) Agenda
  • Highly Migratory Species Advisory Subpanel (HMSAS) Agenda
  • Highly Migratory Species Management Team (HMSMT) Agenda
  • Legislative Committee (LC) Agenda
  • Salmon Advisory Subpanel (SAS) Agenda
  • Salmon Technical Team (STT) Agenda
  • Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) Agenda
  • DRAFT SSC November 2013 Minutes

Committee and Advisory Body Memos

  • Coastal Pelagic Species 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
  • Highly Migratory Species Memo: Highly Migratory Species Advisory Subpanel, Highly Migratory Species Management Team, and Interested Persons
  • Salmon Memo: Salmon Technical Team, Salmon Advisory Subpanel, Model Evaluation Workgroup, and Interested Persons
  • SSC Memo: Scientific and Statistical Committee

General Information and Membership Roster

  • General Information: Chair’s Reception (Public Invited), Driving Directions, Hotel Information, Restaurant Information, Tax Exempt Form, Council Member Seating Diagram
  • Membership Roster: (Dated March 4, 2014)

April 2014 Briefing Book

A. Call to Order

  • Agenda Item A.4: April 2014 Council Meeting Agenda

B. Habitat

  • Agenda Item B.1: Current Habitat Issues
    • Agenda Item B.1.a, Attachment 1: Letter on KZO Sea Farms
    • Agenda Item B.1.a, Attachment 2: Letter to USFWS
    • Agenda Item B.1.a, Supplemental Attachment 3: DRAFT Letter to NMFS Regarding the Bay-Delta Conservation Plan
    • Agenda Item B.1.a, Supplemental Attachment 4: DRAFT Letter to Jean Thurston, BOEM, Regarding the Request for Competitive Interest; Potential Marine Hydrokinetic Research Lease on the Outer Continental Shelf Offshore Oregon
    • Agenda Item B.1.a, Supplemental Attachment 5: Federal Register Notice dated March 24, 2014; Request for Competitive Interest; Potential Marine Hydrokinetic Research Lease on the Outer Continental Shelf Offshore Oregon
    • Agenda Item B.1.b, Supplemental HC Report
    • Agenda Item B.1.c, USFWS Report
    • Agenda Item B.1.c Supplemental USFWS Report 2: USFWS Announces It Will Release About 4.5 million Salmon Smolts from Coleman National Fish Hatchery Onsite Beginning Friday (News Release Dated April 3, 2014)
    • Agenda Item B.1.c, Supplemental Tribal Report of Hoopa Valley Tribe
    • Agenda Item B.1.c, Supplemental SAS Report
    • Agenda Item B.1.c, Supplemental GAP Report

C. Groundfish Management

  • Agenda Item C.1: Electronic Monitoring Program Informational Briefing
    • Agenda Item C.1.a, Supplemental Staff Overview: PowerPoint Electronic Monitoring Program Informational Briefing (Wiedoff)
    • Agenda Item C.1.b, Supplemental PSMFC PowerPoint: Electronic Monitoring Field Program (Colpo)
    • Agenda Item C.1.b, Attachment 1: PSMFC Preliminary 2013 Report
    • Agenda Item C.1.b, Attachment 2: PSMFC 2014 Supplemental Study Design
  • Agenda Item C.2: Fisheries in 2015-2016 and Beyond: Updates and Key Decision Points Informational Briefing
    • Agenda Item C.2.a, Supplemental REVISED Attachment 1: PFMC Staff Briefing on 2015-2016 Harvest Specifications and Management Measures
  • Agenda Item C.3: NMFS Report (Groundfish)
    • Agenda Item C.3.b, FR Notices: Federal Register Notices Published Since the Last Council Meeting
    • Agenda Item C.3.b, NMFS Report: NMFS Cost Recovery Annual Report for the Trawl Rationalization Program
    • Agenda Item C.3.b, NMFS Report 2: Trawl Rationalization Compliance Summary 2013
    • Agenda Item C.3.b, Supplemental NMFS Report 3: Federal Register Notice dated March 12, 2014 – Final Rule: Pacific Halibut Fisheries Catch Sharing Plan
    • Agenda Item C.3.b, Supplemental NMFS Report 4: Federal Register Notice Regarding Chafing Gear – Includes Clarifying Public Comment Address Correction (Electronic Only)
    • Agenda Item C.3.c, NMFS NWFSC Report: Groundfish Stock Assessment Prioritization for 2015
    • Agenda Item C.3.c, Supplemental NWFSC PowerPoint: Groundfish Science Center Report (McClure/Hastie)
    • Agenda Item C.3.d, Supplemental EC Report
    • Agenda Item C.3.d, Supplemental GAP Report
  • Agenda Item C.4: Fisheries in 2015-2016 and Beyond: Adopt Biennial Specifications Final Preferred Alternatives
    • Agenda Item C.4.a, Attachment 1: Action Item Checklist
    • Agenda Item C.4.a, Supplemental REVISED Attachment 2: Proposed 2015 and 2016 Harvest Specifications and Select Management Measures for Groundfish Stocks and Stock Complexes
    • Agenda Item C.4.a, Attachment 3: Excerpted Portions of the preliminary DEIS concerning the Biological Risk Analysis for Select Stocks and Stock Complexes
    • Agenda Item C.4.a, Attachment 4: Proposed FMP Language under the Amendment 24 Alternatives
    • Agenda Item C.4.a, Attachment 5: Preliminary Draft of the 2014 Stock Assessment and Fishery Evaluation Document (Electronic Only)
    • Agenda Item C.4.a, Attachment 6: Preliminary Draft “Groundfish Harvest Specifications and Management Measures and Amendment 24: Draft Environmental Impact Statement” (Electronic Only)
    • Agenda Item C.4.a, Attachment 7: Excel Workbook containing Historical Landings and Revenue Tables for the Groundfish Fishery (Electronic Only – Excel Workbook)
    • Agenda Item C.4.a, Attachment 8: Adopted Schedule for Developing the 2015-2016 and Beyond Groundfish Harvest Specifications and Management Measures
    • Agenda Item C.4.a, Supplemental Attachment 9: Table 1. Change in groundfish accounting net revenue impacts by shoreside commercial fishery sector from No Action under the 2015-16 alternatives (Published April 4, 2014)
    • Agenda Item C.4.b, REVISED GMT Report: Appendix B to Proposed Harvest Specifications and Management Measures for the 2015-2016 Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery and Amendment 24 to the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan Preliminary Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Electronic Only)
    • Agenda Item C.4.b, Supplemental GMT Report 2
    • Agenda Item C.4.b, ODFW Report: Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Comments Regarding the Recent Model Development and OFL Determination for Kelp Greenling for 2015-2016 Harvest Specifications
    • Agenda Item C.4.b, WDFW Report: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Report on Groundfish Biennial Harvest Specifications and Management Measures for 2015-2016 and Beyond
    • Agenda Item C.4.b, Supplemental NMFS Report: Letter dated April 3, 2014, to Chair Lowman from Frank Lockhart (Spex Request)
    • Agenda Item C.4.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item C.4.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item C.4.c, Public Comment
    • Agenda Item C.4.c, Public Comment 2
    • Agenda Item C.4.c, Supplemental Public Comment 3
    • Agenda Item C.4.c, Supplemental Public Comment 4
    • Agenda Item C.4.c, Supplemental Public Comment 5
    • Agenda Item C.4.c, Supplemental Public Comment 6
  • Agenda Item C.5: Implement the 2014 Pacific Whiting Fishery Under the U.S.-Canada Pacific Whiting Agreement
    • Agenda Item C.5.a, Attachment 1: Status of the Pacific Hake (Whiting) Stock in U.S. and Canadian Waters in 2014 with a Management Strategy Evaluation (Full Version Available Electronic Only)
    • Agenda Item C.5.a, Supplemental REVISED Attachment 2: Table 1. Estimates of Pacific whiting mortality from 2007-2012 for Research and the Pink Shrimp Fishery
    • Agenda Item C.5.c, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item C.5.c, Supplemental GAP Report
  • Agenda Item C.6: Sablefish Catch Share Program Review Phase I
    • Agenda Item C.6.a, Supplemental Staff Overview PowerPoint: Catch Share Program Review – Phase I (Seger)
    • Agenda Item C.6.a, Supplemental NMFS PowerPoint: Sablefish Permit Stacking Program-Action Issues, Electronic Fish Ticket Analysis
    • Agenda Item C.6.a, Attachment 1: Preliminary Draft and Outline, Pacific Coast Groundfish Limited Entry Fixed Gear Sablefish Permit Stacking Program Review
    • Agenda Item C.6.a, Attachment 2: Sablefish Permit Stacking Program – Action Issues: Draft Council Decision Analysis Document
    • Agenda Item C.6.a, Supplemental Attachment 3: Sablefish Permit Stacking Program – Action Issues, Electronic Fish Ticket Analysis
    • Agenda Item C.6.b, Supplemental NMFS PowerPoint: The Paper Suboption
    • Agenda Item C.6.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item C.6.b, Supplemental EC Report
    • Agenda Item C.6.b, Supplemental GAP Report
  • Agenda Item C.7: Electronic Monitoring Program Development Including Preliminary Approval of Exempted Fishing Permits
    • Agenda Item C.7.a, Supplemental Staff Overview PowerPoint: Electronic Monitoring Program Development and Preliminary Approval of Exempted Fishing Permits (Wiedoff)
    • Agenda Item C.7.a, Attachment 1: Table 1, General Introductory Display of Electronic Monitoring Alternatives
    • Agenda Item C.7.a, Attachment 2: Table 2, Medium Level Descriptive Display of EM Alternatives
    • Agenda Item C.7.a, Attachment 3: Table 3: Detailed Descriptive Display of EM Alternatives
    • Agenda Item C.7.a, Attachment 4: Notice Letter Regarding EM EFP Process
    • Agenda Item C.7.a, Attachment 5: Council Operating Procedure 19
    • Agenda Item C.7.a, Attachment 6: Silva EFP Application
    • Agenda Item C.7.a, Attachment 7: Leipzig EFP Application
    • Agenda Item C.7.a, Attachment 8: California Risk Pool EFP Application
    • Agenda Item C.7.a, Attachment 9: Mann/Paine EFP Application
    • Agenda Item C.7.a, Attachment 10: Adopted Process and Schedule to Consider EM Regulations
    • Agenda Item C.7.a, Supplemental Attachment 11: Timeline-EFPs vs. EM Regulatory Package
    • Agenda Item C.7.a, Supplemental Attachment 12: EFP – Use of EM in West Coast Trawl Fishery on Vessels Utilizing Fixed Gear (Eder, Parker, Corbin, Blue)
    • Agenda Item C.7.b, GEMTAC Report: GEMTAC Report to Council
    • Agenda Item C.7.b, NMFS Report: WCOP Impact Analysis
    • Agenda Item C.7.b, Supplemental NMFS PowerPoint: NWFSC Observer Program Considerations for EM/ER Implementation (McVeigh)
    • Agenda Item C.7.b, Supplemental EC Report
    • Agenda Item C.7.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item C.7.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item C.7.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item C.7.c, Supplemental Public Comment: EDF PowerPoint: Optimized Retention and Electronic Monitoring for California Risk Pool Groundfish IFQ Vessels in 2015 and 2016
  • Agenda Item C.8: Fisheries in 2015-2016 and Beyond: Stock Complex Restructuring
    • Agenda Item C.8.a, Attachment 1: Slope Rockfish Stock Complex Reorganization Alternatives
    • Agenda Item C.8.a, Attachment 2: Creating a Coastwide Rougheye/Shortraker Complex: An Alternative to Continued Management Within the Slope Rockfish Stock Complexes
    • Agenda Item C.8.a, Supplemental REVISED Attachment 3: Excerpted Portions of Appendix B of the Preliminary Draft 2015-2016 Groundfish Harvest Specifications and Management Measures Environmental Impact Statement Relevant to Slope Rockfish Complex Management
    • Agenda Item C.8.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item C.8.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item C.8.c, Supplemental Public Comment: PowerPoint Presentation from Mr. Ralph Brown on Agenda Item C.8 (Rougheye)
  • Agenda Item C.9: Fisheries in 2015-2016 and Beyond: Adopt Management Measures Preliminary Preferred Alternatives
    • Accompanying reference materials are provided under Agenda Item C.4
    • Agenda Item C.9.b, Supplemental EC Report
    • Agenda Item C.9.b, Supplemental GMT Report 1
    • Agenda Item C.9.b, Supplemental GMT Report 2
    • Agenda Item C.9.b, Supplemental GAP Report

D. Enforcement Issues

  • Agenda Item D.1: Annual U.S. Coast Guard Fishery Enforcement Report
    • Agenda Item D.1.b, Supplemental USCG Annual Report

E. Open Comment Period

  • Agenda Item E.1.a, Supplemental NMFS Report: Pacific Fishery-Specific Habitat Conservation Objectives; A Pilot Effort to Rebuild and Maintain Sustainable Fisheries Through Targeted Habitat Conservation
  • Agenda Item E.1.a, Supplemental HC Report
  • Agenda Item E.1, Open Comment 1: Letter from Turtle Island Restoration Network regarding the decisions made at the March 2014 Council meeting regarding drift gillnet monitoring, management, and alternative gear
  • Agenda Item E.1, Supplemental Open Comment 2: Letters From Peter Flournoy; Alaskan Observers, Inc.; and FVOA
  • Agenda Item E.1, Supplemental Open Comment 3: Catalina Sea Ranch Presentation

F. Salmon Management

  • Agenda Item F.1: Tentative Adoption of 2014 Ocean Salmon Management Measures for Analysis
    • Preseason Report II: Proposed Alternatives and Environmental Assessment Part 2 for 2014 Ocean Salmon Fishery Regulations; Regulation Identifier Number 0648-XD072
    • Agenda Item F.1.a, Attachment 1: Emergency Changes to the Salmon FMP
    • Agenda Item F.1.a, Attachment 2: FR 97-22094: Policy Guidelines for the Use of Emergency Rules
    • Agenda Item F.1.c, Supplemental Public Hearing Report 1: Westport, Washington, Public Hearing Summary
    • Agenda Item F.1.c, Supplemental Public Hearing Report 2: Coos Bay, Oregon, Public Hearing Summary
    • Agenda Item F.1.c, Supplemental Public Hearing Report 3: Santa Rosa, California, Public Hearing Summary
    • Agenda Item F.1.f, Supplemental SAS Report: Proposed 2014 Ocean Salmon Management Measures For Tentative Adoption
    • Agenda Item F.1.f, Supplemental Tribal Report (Hoopa Valley Tribe)
    • Agenda Item F.1.f, Supplemental Tribal Report 2 (CRITFC)
    • Agenda Item F.1.g, Public Comment
    • Agenda Item F.1.h, Supplemental Tribal Motion: Tentative Adoption fo 2014 Management Measures
  • Agenda Item F.2: Clarify Council Direction on 2014 Management Measures
    • Agenda Item F.2.b, Supplemental WDFW Report
    • Agenda Item F.2.b, Supplemental STT Report: Preliminary Analysis of Tentative 2014 Ocean Salmon Fishery Management Measures
  • Agenda Item F.3: Methodology Review Preliminary Topic Selection
    • Agenda Item F.3.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item F.3.b, Supplemental MEW Report
    • Agenda Item F.3.b, Supplemental STT Report
  • Agenda Item F.4: Lower Columbia River Natural Coho Harvest Rate Matrix Review
    • Agenda Item F.4.a, Attachment 1: Process for Pacific Council Review of Allowable Fishery Impacts to Lower Columbia Natural Coho
    • Agenda Item F.4.b, Supplemental LRC Workgroup Report
    • Agenda Item F.4.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item F.4.b, Supplemental SAS Report
  • Agenda Item F.5: Final Action on 2014 Salmon Management Measures
    • Agenda Item F.5.b, Supplemental NMFS Report
    • Agenda Item F.5.b, Supplemental Tribal Report (CRITFC)
    • Agenda Item F.5.b, Supplemental STT Report, April 9, 2014: Analysis of Tentative 2014 Ocean Salmon Fishery Management Measures

G. Pacific Halibut Management

  • Agenda Item G.1: Final Incidental Landing Restrictions for the 2014-2015 Salmon Troll Fishery
    • Agenda Item G.1.a, Attachment 1: Summary of Pacific Halibut Incidental Catch Management
    • Agenda Item G.1.b, Supplemental SAS Report
    • Agenda Item G.1.b, Supplemental EC Report

H. Coastal Pelagic Species Management

  • Agenda Item H.1: Sardine Assessment, Specifications, and Management Measures
    • Agenda Item H.1.a, Attachment 1: Letter from Ed Johnstone, Quinault Fisheries Policy Spokesperson, regarding the Quinault Indian Nation’s intent to establish a tribal allocation and to enter the 2014-15 Pacific sardine fishery
    • Agenda Item H.1.a, Attachment 2: Letter from Jerry Thon, NWSS Principal, withdrawing the EFP request for the upcoming fishing year
    • Agenda Item H.1.a, Attachment 3: 2014 Pacific Sardine STAR Panel Report
    • Agenda Item H.1.a, Attachment 4: Northwest Aerial Sardine Survey Sampling Results in 2013
    • Agenda Item H.1.b, Stock Assessment Report Executive Summary: Assessment of the Pacific Sardine Resource in 2014 for U.S.A. Management in 2014-15
    • Agenda Item H.1.b, Stock Assessment Report (Full Report Electronic Only): Assessment of the Pacific Sardine Resource in 2014 for U.S.A. Management in 2014-15
    • Agenda Item H.1.b, Supplemental Stock Assessment PowerPoint: Assessment of the Pacific Sardine Resource (Hill)
    • Agenda Item H.1.c, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item H.1.c, Supplemental CPSMT Report
    • Agenda Item H.1.c, Supplemental CPSMT Report 2 (Table)
    • Agenda Item H.1.c, Supplemental CPSAS Report
    • Agenda Item H.1.c, Supplemental Tribal Report (Quinault)
    • Agenda Item H.1.d, Public Comment
    • Agenda Item H.1.d, Supplemental Public Comment 2
    • Agenda Item H.1.d, Supplemental Public Comment 3
    • Agenda Item H.1.d, Supplemental Public Comment 4
    • Agenda Item H.1.d, Supplemental Public Comment 5

I. Ecosystem Management

  • Agenda Item I.1: Protecting Unfished and Unmanaged Forage fish Species Initiative
    • Agenda Item I.1.a, Attachment 1: Ecosystem Initiative 1 — Protecting Unfished and Unmanaged Forage Fish Species
    • Agenda Item I.1.b, EWG Report
    • Agenda Item I.1.b, Supplemental EWG PowerPoint (deReynier)
    • Agenda Item I.1.b, Highly Migratory Species Advisory Subpanel Report
    • Agenda Item I.1.b, Supplemental EAS Report
    • Agenda Item I.1.b, Supplemental HMSMT Report
    • Agenda Item I.1.b, Supplemental HC Report
    • Agenda Item I.1.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item I.1.b, Supplemental SAS Report
    • Agenda Item I.1.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item I.1.b, Supplemental CPSMT Report
    • Agenda Item I.1.b, Supplemental CDFW Report
    • Agenda Item I.1.b, Supplemental CPSAS Report
    • Agenda Item I.1.c, Public Comment
    • Agenda Item I.1.c, Supplemental Public Comment Summary
    • Agenda Item I.1.c, Supplemental Public Comment 2 (Electronic Only)
    • Agenda Item I.1.c, Supplemental Public Comment 3
    • Agenda Item I.1.c, Supplemental Public Comment 4
    • Agenda Item I.1.c, Supplemental Public Comment 5
    • Agenda Item I.1.c, Supplemental Public Comment 6

J. Administrative Matters

  • Agenda Item J.1: Approval of Council Meeting Minutes
    • Agenda Item J.1.a, Attachment 1: Draft Minutes: 221st Session of the Pacific Fishery Management Council (November 2013)
  • Agenda Item J.2: Advisory Body Position Appointments and Council Operating Procedures
    • Agenda Item J.2.a, Attachment 1: Proposed Revisions to COP 9, Annual Management Cycle and Activities Related to Pacific Halibut Management
    • Agenda Item J.2.b, Supplemental GMT Report
  • Agenda Item J.3: Future Council Meeting Agenda and Workload Planning
    • Agenda Item J.3.a, Attachment 1: Pacific Council Workload Planning: Preliminary Year-at-a-Glance Summary
    • Agenda Item J.3.a, Attachment 2: Draft Proposed Council Meeting Agenda, June 19-25, 2014 in Garden Grove, CA
    • Agenda Item J.3.a, Supplemental Attachment 3: Pacific Council Workload Planning: Preliminary Year-at-a-Glance Summary
    • Agenda Item J.3.a, Supplemental Attachment 4: Preliminary Proposed PFMC Agenda, June 19-25, 2014 in Garden Grove, California
    • Agenda Item J.3.b, Supplemental GMT Report

Informational Reports

  • None received at the time of advance briefing book mailing

Ancillary Meetings (Advisory Body and Committee Agendas)

  • Coastal Pelagic Species Advisory Subpanel (CPSAS) Agenda
  • Coastal Pelagic Species Management Team (CPSMT) Agenda
  • Ecosystem Advisory Subpanel (EAS) Agenda
  • Enforcement Consultants (EC) Agenda
  • Groundfish Advisory Subpanel (GAP) Agenda
  • Groundfish Management Team (GMT) Agenda
  • Habitat Committee (HC) Agenda
  • Lower Columbia Natural Coho Workgroup (LRC Workgroup) Agenda
  • Model Evaluation Workgroup (MEW) Agenda
  • Salmon Advisory Subpanel (SAS) Agenda
  • Salmon Technical Team (STT) Agenda
  • Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) Agenda
  • SSC Draft March 2014 Minutes

General Information and Membership Roster

  • General Information and Membership Roster: Chair’s Reception (Public Invited), Driving Directions, Hotel Information, Restaurant Information, Tax Exempt Form, Council Member Seating Diagram, Membership Roster

June 2014 Briefing Book

A. Call to Order

  • Agenda Item A.3: Executive Director’s Report
    • Agenda Item A.3.a, Attachment 1: Dropbox Sign-up Form
    • Agenda Item A.3.a, Attachment 2: Dropbox Tutorial Powerpoint
    • Agenda Item A.3.a, Attachment 3: Annual Council Coordination Committee Meeting Agenda, May 13-15, 2014
    • Agenda Item A.3.a, Attachment 4: Draft CCC May 13-15, 2014 – Action Items
  • Agenda Item A.4: Proposed June 18-25, 2014 Council Meeting Agenda

B. Open Comment Period

  • Agenda Item B.1: Comments on Non-Agenda Items
    • Agenda Item B.1.b Supplemental GAP Report: GAP Open Public Comment
    • Agenda Item B.1.c: Robinson Open Comment Regarding Trip Limit Table 2
    • Agenda Item B.1.c: Supplemental Aiello Open Comment Regarding Retrieval of Derelict Crab Pots in the RCA (VMS Rules)
    • Agenda Item B.1.c: Supplemental Oceana Open Comment (Video, mp4 format, very large file — use “save as” to download to your computer)

C. Administrative Matters

  • Agenda Item C.1: Approval of Council Meeting Minutes
    • Agenda Item C.1.a, Supplemental Attachment 1: Draft Minutes: 222nd Session of the Pacific Fishery Management Council (March 2014 Meeting)
  • Agenda Item C.2: Gulf of the Farallones and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary Boundary Expansion
    • Agenda Item C.2.a, Attachment 1: Informational flyer
    • Agenda Item C.2.a, Attachment 2: Frequently asked questions
    • Agenda Item C.2.a, Attachment 3: Draft EIS on expansion of National Marine Sanctuaries, Executive Summary
    • Agenda Item C.2.a, Attachment 4: Draft EIS on expansion of National Marine Sanctuaries, (Electronic Only)
    • Agenda Item C.2.a, Attachment 5: Proposed rule regarding plans for expansion of National Marine Sanctuaries (Electronic Only)
    • Agenda Item C.2.a, Attachment 6: Draft Gulf of the Farallones Revised Management Plan (Electronic Only)
    • Agenda Item C.2.a, Attachment 7: Draft Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary Revised Management Plan (Electronic Only)
    • Agenda Item C.2.b, Supplemental NMS PowerPoint: National Marine Sanctuaries Presentation: for CBNMS and GFNMS Proposed Boundary Expansion (DEIS, Proposed Rule, Management Plans)
    • Agenda Item C.2.c, Supplemental SAS Report
    • Agenda Item C.2.c, Supplemental HC Report
    • Agenda Item C.2.c, Supplemental CPSAS Report
    • Agenda Item C.2.c, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item C.2.c, Supplemental EC Report
    • Agenda Item C.2.c, Supplemental HMSAS Report
    • Agenda Item C.2.d, Public Comment
  • Agenda Item C.3: Legislative Matters
    • Agenda Item C.3.a, Attachment 1: Senate MSA Reauthorization Discussion Draft (Electronic Only)
    • Agenda Item C.3.a, Attachment 2: House MSA Reauthorization bill (HR 4742) (Electronic Only)
    • Agenda Item C.3.a, Attachment 3: Footnoted Version of MSA with House and Senate Changes (Electronic Only)
    • Agenda Item C.3.a, Attachment 4: Summary of Differences between House and Senate Versions of MSA
    • Agenda Item C.3.a, Attachment 5: Staff Summary of Federal legislation
    • Agenda Item C.3.a, Attachment 6: Comments of Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council on Senate discussion draft
    • Agenda Item C.3.a, Attachment 7: Comments of the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee on a Seafood Sustainability Registration Program
    • Agenda Item C.3.a, Attachment 8: Lowman Response to House Questions following Testimony
    • Agenda Item C.3.a, Attachment 9: Letter from Salmon Associations Regarding S. 2198
    • Agenda Item C.3.a, Attachment 10: Agenda from June 11, 2014, LC Webinar
    • Agenda Item C.3.a, Supplemental Attachment 11: WDFW Initial Comments on “Discussion Draft” proposal on the MSA Reauthorization Act
    • Agenda Item C.3.a, Supplemental Attachment 12: Addendum to Staff Summary of Federal Legislation
    • Agenda Item C.3.a, Supplemental CCC Letter: Letter From the CCC to the Honorable Senator Begich and Honorable Representative Hastings Dated June 20, 2014 Regarding MSA Reauthorization
    • Agenda Item C.3.b, Supplemental DRAFT Legislative Committee Report
    • Agenda Item C.3.b, Supplemental FINAL Legislative Committee Report
    • Agenda Item C.3.c, Supplemental HMSAS Report
    • Agenda Item C.3.c, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item C.3.c, Supplemental CPSAS Report
    • Agenda Item C.3.d, Supplemental Public Comment
    • Agenda Item C.3.d, Supplemental Public Comment 2
    • Agenda Item C.3.d, Supplemental Public Comment 3 (Electronic Only)
  • Agenda Item C.4: Fiscal Matters
    • Agenda Item C.4.b, Supplemental Budget Committee Report
  • Agenda Item C.5: Membership Appointments
  • Agenda Item C.6: Future Council Meeting Agenda and Workload Planning
    • Agenda Item C.6.a, Attachment 1: Pacific Council Workload Planning
    • Agenda Item C.6.a, Attachment 2: Draft Agenda for the September 2014, Spokane, Washington meeting
    • Agenda Item C.6.a, Supplemental Attachment 3: Pacific Council Workload Planning: Preliminary Year-at-a-Glance Summary
    • Agenda Item C.6.a, Supplemental Attachment 4: Draft Proposed Pacific Council Meeting Agenda, September 10-17, 2014 in Spokane, WA
    • Agenda Item C.6.b, Supplemental FSC Report: NMFS–NWFSC/SWFSC Groundfish EFH Tasking for September Council Meeting
    • Agenda Item C.6.b, Supplemental HMSAS Report
    • Agenda Item C.6.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item C.6.b, Supplemental HMSMT Report

D. Salmon Management

  • Agenda Item D.1: Lower Columbia River Natural Coho Harvest Matrix Update
    • Agenda Item D.1.a, Attachment 1: LRC Workgroup Progress Report
    • Agenda Item D.1.a, Attachment 2: Willamette River Coho and the Lower Columbia River Coho ESU Boundary Report
    • Agenda Item D.1.b, Supplemental SAS Report
    • Agenda Item D.1.b, Supplemental NOAA PowerPoint: Lower Columbia River Natural Coho Harvest Matrix Update (Jeromy Jording)
    • Agenda Item D.2: Columbia River Cormorant Management Plan
      • Agenda Item D.2.a, Attachment 1: September 30, 2013 letter from Dr. McIsaac to Ms. Ruckwardt regarding the Council request on the content and review of the draft EIS on cormorant predation on juvenile salmonids
      • Agenda Item D.2.a, Supplemental Attachment 2: Draft Environmental Impact Statement: Double-crested Cormorant Management Plan to Reduce Predation of Juvenile Salmonids in the Columbia River Estuary (Full Version Electronic Only)
      • Agenda Item D.2.a, Supplemental Attachment 3: PowerPoint Presentation that was provided to the Salmon Advisory Subpanel on June 12, 2014 Regarding Double-crested Cormorant Management Plan/EIS; (briefing was done by Joyce E. Casey, Chief, Environmental Resources Branch, Portland District, US Army Corps of Engineers
      • Agenda Item D.2.c, Supplemental SAS Report

E. Highly Migratory Species Management

  • Agenda Item E.1: Update on Regulatory Matters and International Activities
    • Agenda Item E.1.a, Supplemental Attachment 1: Table: Feature Comparison between the Council Proposal and NMFS Proposal
    • Agenda Item E.1.a, Supplemental Attachment 2: Draft Framework for a Precautionary Approach for North Pacific Albacore
    • Agenda Item E.1.b, REVISED NMFS Report: Regulatory and International Activities Update
    • Agenda Item E.1.b, SWFSC Report
    • Agenda Item E.1.b, Supplemental NMFS Report 2: Letter from Eileen Sobeck to PFMC Regarding Recommendations to Address Pacific Bluefin Tuna Overfishing
    • Agenda Item E.1.b, Supplemental NMFS Report 3: US-Canada Pacific Albacore Tuna Treaty
    • Agenda Item E.1.b, Supplemental REVISED NMFS Report 4: NMFS Proposal for IATTC Resolution
    • Agenda Item E.1.c, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item E.1.c, Supplemental HMSMT Report
    • Agenda Item E.1.c, Supplemental HMSAS Report
    • Agenda Item E.1.d Supplemental Public Comment
  • Agenda Item E.2: Drift Gillnet Fishery Transition Issues
    • Agenda Item E.2.a: Federal Register Notice 79 FR 29377
    • Agenda Item E.2.b, NMFS WCR Report
    • Agenda Item E.2.b, NMFS PRD Report
    • Agenda Item E.2.b, HMSMT Report
    • Agenda Item E.2.b, Supplemental HMSMT Report
    • Agenda Item E.2.b, Supplemental HMSMT PowerPoint: Comparing U.S. swordfish fisheries:Metrics for bycatch, economics, and commercial volume
    • Agenda Item E.2.b, Supplemental NMFS-CDFW Report: Joint NMFS and CDFW Report on Federal Management of the Large-Mesh Drift Gillnet Limited Entry California Swordfish Fishery: Issues and Solutions for Consideration
    • Agenda Item E.2.b, Supplemental HMSAS Report
    • Agenda Item E.2.c, Public Comment (Full Version Electronic Only)
    • Agenda Item E.2.c Supplemental Public Comment 2 (Full Version Electronic Only)
    • Agenda Item E.2.c, Supplemental Public Comment 3 (Full Version Electronic Only)
    • Agenda Item E.2.c, Supplemental Public Comment 4 (Online only)
    • Agenda Item E.2.c, Supplemental Public Comment PowerPoint: A Programmatic Approach to Understanding and Managing a Complicated Fishery and how it will benefit U.S. economies, U.S. seafood consumers, and ocean health; includes Cover Letter at end of presentation (J. Gonzalez)
    • Agenda Item E.2.c, Supplemental Public Comment PowerPoint 2: Transitioning from Drift Gillnets toward a Clean West Coast Swordfish Fishery (Shester)
  • Agenda Item E.3 : Exempted Fishing Permit Process
    • Agenda Item E.3.a, Attachment 1: Example EFP Solicitation Notice Letter
    • Agenda Item E.3.b, HMSMT Report
    • Agenda Item E.3.b, Supplemental HMSMT Report
    • Agenda Item E.3.b, Supplemental HMSAS Report
    • Agenda Item E.3.c, Public Comment
  • Agenda Item E.4: Initial Scoping of Biennial Specifications and Management Measures
    • Agenda Item E.4.b, HMSMT Report
    • Agenda Item E.4.b, Supplemental HMSMT Report
    • Agenda Item E.4.b, Supplemental HMSMT PowerPoint: Pacific Bluefin Tuna Conservation
    • Agenda Item E.4.b, Supplemental HMSAS Report
    • Agenda Item E.4.b, Supplemental EC Report
    • Agenda Item E.4.c, Public Comment (Full Document Electronic Only)
    • Agenda Item E.4.c Supplemental Public Comment 2
    • Agenda Item E.4.c Supplemental Public Comment Video Presentation: Pete Depuy; Ventura Fish Company & Pacific Seafood

F. Groundfish Management

  • Agenda Item F.1 : NMFS Report on Groundfish
    • Agenda Item F.1.b, FR Notices: Federal Register Notices Published Since the Last Council Meeting
    • Agenda Item F.1.b, NMFS Report: Draft Rulemaking Plan for 2014: Groundfish and Halibut
    • Agenda Item F.1.c, FSC Report: National Marine Fisheries Service Report – Groundfish Science
    • Agenda Item F.1.c, Supplemental Fisheries Science Center PowerPoint: Groundfish Science Report (McClure)
    • Agenda Item F.2: Electronic Monitoring Regulatory Process
      • Agenda Item F.2.a, Supplemental Electronic Monitoring Regulatory Process Overview: PowerPoint (Wiedoff/Seger)
      • Agenda Item F.2.a, Attachment 1: Draft Analysis of an Electronic Monitoring Program for the Pacific Coast Limited Entry Trawl Groundfish Fishery Catch Shares Program
      • Agenda Item F.2.a, Supplemental Attachment 2: Letter from the Honorable Peter A. DeFazio, Ranking Member, Committee on Natural Resources, to Chair Lowman, urging the PFMC to prioritize the adoption of a regulatory framework for the use of electronic monitoring
      • Agenda Item F.2.b, GEMPAC Report: GEMTAC Report to Council
      • Agenda Item F.2.b, PSMFC Report: PSMFC Final 2013 Report
      • Agenda Item F.2.b, NMFS Report: Net Revenue Analysis for Electronic Monitoring on the West Coast
      • Agenda Item F.2.b Supplemental GMT Report
      • Agenda Item F.2.b, Supplemental GAP Report
      • Agenda Item F.2.b, Supplemental EC Report
      • Agenda Item F.2.c, Supplemental Public Comment (Full Version Electronic Only)
    • Agenda Item F.3: Omnibus Regulation Changes Part 1
      • Agenda Item F.3.a, Attachment 1: Trawl Rationalization Issue: Adaptive Management Program QP Pass-Through, Council Decision Document
      • Agenda Item F.3.a, Attachment 2: Initial Compilation of Possible Groundfish Management Measures for Council Consideration
      • Agenda Item F.3.a, Attachment 3: Considerations for Prioritizing the List of Groundfish Management Measures
      • Agenda Item F.3.b Supplemental GMT Report
      • Agenda Item F.3.b, Supplemental GAP Report
      • Agenda Item F.3.b, Supplemental ODFW Report
      • Agenda Item F.3.b Supplemental EC Report
      • Agenda Item F.3.c, Public Comment
      • Agenda Item F.3.c, Supplemental Public Comment
    • Agenda Item F.4: Consideration of Inseason Adjustments
      • Agenda Item F.4.a, Attachment 1: NMFS Letter re: Council Recommendations for the Trawl Rockfish Conservation Area Configuration for 2013-2014 Groundfish Fisheries
      • Agenda Item F.4.a, Attachment 2: Final RCA Rule: Federal Register Notice 79FR21639; NOAA Fisheries announces change to the Pacific coast groundfish trawl Rockfish Conservation Area boundaries; effective April 17, 2014
      • Agenda Item F.4.a, Attachment 3: RCA Rule Correction: Federal Register Notice 79FR28455 Correction to the 2013-2014 Pacific coast groundfish fishery harvest specifications and management measures, effective May 16, 2014
      • Agenda Item F.4.a, Attachment 4: NMFS Letter re: Shorebased IFQ Surplus Carryover Decision for 2014
      • Agenda Item F.4.b, Supplemental NMFS Report: West Coast Groundfish Shorebased IFQ Program Inseason Catch Report, June 2014
      • Agenda Item F.4.b, Supplemental GMT Report
      • Agenda Item F.4.b, Supplemental GAP Report
      • Agenda Item F.4.c, Public Comment
    • Agenda Item F.5: Final Exempted Fishing Permit Approval for 2015-2016
      • Agenda Item F.5.a, Attachment 1: Leipzig Fishermen’s Marketing Association EFP Application
      • Agenda Item F.5.a, Attachment 2: California Risk Pool EFP Application
      • Agenda Item F.5.a, Attachment 3: Mann/Paine Whiting EFP Application
      • Agenda Item F.5.a, Attachment 4: Eder et al. Fixed Gear EFP Application
      • Agenda Item F.5.a, Attachment 5: San Francisco Community Fishing Association EFP Application: Yellowtail Rockfish Jig Fishing off California
      • Agenda Item F.5.a, Attachment 6: Table 1. Summary of EM EFP applications
      • Agenda Item F.5.b, Supplemental IPHC Report: Letter from IPHC to PFMC RE: Agenda Item F.5. Final Exempted Fishing Permit Approval for 2015-2016
      • Agenda Item F.5.b, Supplemental GMT Report
      • Agenda Item F.5.b, Supplemental GMT PowerPoint: GMT Supplemental Report
      • Agenda Item F.5.b, Supplemental SSC Report
      • Agenda Item F.5.b, Supplemental GAP Report
      • Agenda Item F.5.b, Supplemental EC Report
      • Agenda Item F.5.c, Supplemental Public Comment
      • Agenda Item F.5.c, Supplemental Public Comment Video Clip: Video Clip submitted by Pete Leipzig (Electronic Only, AVI format)
    • Agenda Item F.6: Fixed Gear Sablefish Catch Share Program Review, Including Federal Electronic Fish Tickets for Open Access Sablefish Deliveries
      • Agenda Item F.6.a, Supplemental Agenda Item Overview: Sablefish Catch Share Program Review – Phase I (Jim Seger)
      • Agenda Item F.6.a, Supplemental Agenda Item Overview: Implementation of Electronic Fish Tickets for Sablefish Landings (Ariel Jacobs)
      • Agenda Item F.6.a, Attachment 1: Public Review Draft Pacific Coast Groundfish Limited Entry Fixed Gear Sablefish Permit Stacking (Catch Shares) Program Review
      • Agenda Item F.6.a, Attachment 2: Action to the Fixed Gear Sablefish Fishery Managed under the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan, Including Measures to: Implement electronic fish tickets for sablefish landings; and Modify the own/control limit – Council Decision Document and Draft Environmental Assessment and Regulatory Impact Review
      • Agenda Item F.6.b, NMFS Report 1: Implementation Issues Associated with Electronic Fish Tickets
      • Agenda Item F.6.b, Supplemental NMFS PowerPoint Re: Agenda Item F.6.b, NMFS Report 1: Implementation Issues Associated with Electronic Fish Tickets
      • Agenda Item F.6.b, NMFS Report 2: Addendum to the Own/Control Limits Measure: A NMFS-Proposed Alternative and Concerns Regarding the Existing Preliminary Preferred Alternative (PPA)
      • Agenda Item F.6.b, Supplemental NMFS PowerPoint Re: Agenda Item F.6.b, NMFS Report 2: Addendum to the Own/Control Limits Measure: A NMFS-Proposed Alternative and Concerns Regarding the Existing Preliminary Preferred Alternative (PPA)
      • Agenda Item F.6.b, Supplemental SSC Report
      • Agenda Item F.6.b, Supplemental GMT Report
      • Agenda Item F.6.b, Supplemental GAP Report
      • Agenda Item F.6.b , Supplemental EC Report
      • Agenda Item F.6.c Supplemental Public Comment
    • Agenda Item F.7: Fisheries in 2015-2016 and Beyond: Harvest Specifications, Management Measures, and Amendment 24
      • Agenda Item F.7.a, Attachment 1: Action Item Checklist
      • Agenda Item F.7.a, Attachment 2: Preferred 2015 and 2016 Harvest Specifications for Groundfish Stocks and Stock Complexes
      • Agenda Item F.7.a, Attachment 3: Executive Summary and Description of the Preferred Season Structures and Management Measures, An Excerpt from the Preliminary DEIS
      • Agenda Item F.7.a, Attachment 4: Preliminary Draft of, “Groundfish Harvest Specifications and Management Measures and Amendment 24: Draft Environmental Impact Statement” (Electronic Only)
      • Agenda Item F.7.a, Attachment 5: Appendix B to Proposed Harvest Specifications and Management Measures for the 2015-2016 Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery and Amendment 24 to the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan Preliminary Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Electronic Only)
      • Agenda Item F.7.a, Attachment 6: Excerpted Portions of Appendix B of the Preliminary Draft 2015-2016 Groundfish Harvest Specifications and Management Measures Environmental Impact Statement Relevant to the Preferred Alternative
      • Agenda Item F.7.a, Attachment 7: Preliminary Draft of the 2014 Stock Assessment and Fishery Evaluation Document (Electronic Only)
      • Agenda Item F.7.a, Attachment 8: Proposed Groundfish FMP Amendment Language for Default Harvest Control Rules and for Designation of Ecosystem Component Species under Amendment 24
      • Agenda Item F.7.a, Supplemental Attachment 9: Economic Impacts Under the Harvest Guideline Options for Minor Nearshore Rockfish North of 40 10 North Latitude
      • Agenda Item F.7.a, Supplemental Attachment 10: Supplemental Analyses for Appendix B of the Preliminary Draft 2015-2016 Groundfish Harvest Specifications and Management Measures
      • Agenda Item F.7.a Supplemental REVISED Attachment 11: Updated version of Section 4.4 in Preliminary Draft of “Groundfish Harvest Specifications and Management Measures and Amendment 24: Draft Environmental Impact Statement”
      • Agenda Item F.7.a, Supplemental Attachment 12: Revised version of Section 4.8 of the Preliminary DEIS (Electronic Only)
      • Agenda Item F.7.a, Supplemental Attachment 13: Recommended Clarification in Proposed Amendment 24 FMP Language Changes
      • Agenda Item F.7.a, Supplemental Attachment 14: Trip Limit Tables
      • Agenda Item F.7.b, Supplemental WDFW/ODFW Report
      • Agenda Item F.7.b, Supplemental CDFW Report 1
      • Agenda Item F.7.b, REVISED Supplemental CDFW Report 2
      • Agenda Item F.7.b, Supplemental GMT Report 1
      • Agenda Item F.7.b, REVISED Supplemental GMT Report 2
      • Agenda Item F.7.b, Supplemental GMT Report 3
      • Agenda Item F.7.b, Supplemental SSC Report
      • Agenda Item F.7.b, Supplemental GAP Report
      • Agenda Item F.7.b, Supplemental Tribal Report: Letter from Marc D. Slonim Re: Makah Treaty Groundfish Fisheries in 2015-2016
      • Agenda Item F.7.b, Supplemental Tribal Report 2: Proposed 2015-2016 Tribal Management Measures
      • Agenda Item F.7.c, Public Comment
      • Agenda Item F.7.c, Supplemental Public Comment 2
      • Agenda Item F.7.c, Supplemental Public Comment 3 (Link to video clip, part of Ken Franke testimony, Electronic only)
    • Agenda Item F.8: Initial Stock Assessment Plans and Terms of Reference for Groundfish and Coastal Pelagic Species
      • Agenda Item F.8.a, Attachment 1: Available Age and Length Composition Data for the Nine Data-Moderate Stocks Assessed in 2013
      • Agenda Item F.8.a, Attachment 2: Draft Terms of Reference for the Groundfish and Coastal Pelagic Species Stock Assessment and Review Process for 2015-2016
      • Agenda Item F.8.a, Attachment 3: Draft Terms of Reference for the Groundfish Rebuilding Analysis for 2015-2016
      • Agenda Item F.8.a, Attachment 4: Draft Terms of Reference for the Methodology Review Process for Groundfish and Coastal Pelagic Species
      • Agenda Item F.8.a, Attachment 5: Recommended Changes to the Groundfish/CPS Stock Assessment Terms of Reference, Reflecting Coastal Pelagic Species Management and Assessment Schedules
      • Agenda Item F.8.b, NWFSC Report: Initial Stock Assessment Plans and TOR, Northwest Fisheries Science Center Report
      • Agenda Item F.8.b, Supplemental NWFSC PowerPoint: Initial Stock Assessment Plans For 2015 (Dr. James Hastie)
      • Agenda Item F.8.b, ODFW Report: Stock Assessment Data Available for Kelp Greenling, and China, Copper and Quillback Rockfishes for the 2015-16 Stock Assessment Cycle
      • Agenda Item F.8.b, Supplemental SSC Report
      • Agenda Item F.8.b, Supplemental GAP Report
      • Agenda Item F.8.b, Supplemental CPSMT Report
      • Agenda Item F.8.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item F.9: Omnibus Regulation Changes Part II
      • Agenda Item F.9.a, Supplemental Attachment 1: Updated Compilation of Possible Groundfish Management Measures for Council Consideration
      • Agenda Item F.9.b, Supplemental GAP Report
      • Agenda Item F.9.b, Supplemental EC Report 

G. Coastal Pelagic Species Management

  • Agenda Item G.1: NMFS Report on CPS
    • Agenda Item G.1.b, NMFS Report
    • Agenda Item G.1.c, Supplemental SWFSC PowerPoint: Fisheries Science Center Activities (Sweetnam)
  • Agenda Item G.2: Pacific Mackerel Harvest Specifications and Management Measures for 2014-2015
    • Agenda Item G.2.b, NMFS Report: Pacific Mackerel Biomass Projection Estimate for USA Management (2014-15)
    • Agenda Item G.2.b, Supplemental Pacific Mackerel Biomass Projection PowerPoint: Pacific Mackerel Biomass Projection Estimate for USA Management in 2014-15 (Hill)
    • Agenda Item G.2.c, Supplemental CPSMT Report
    • Agenda Item G.2.c, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item G.2.c, Supplemental CPSAS Report

H. Habitat

  • Agenda Item H.1: Current Habitat Issues
    • Agenda Item H.1.a, Attachment 1: Letter to NOAA on fisheries-specific habitat objectives
    • Agenda Item H.1.a, Attachment 2: Letter to Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
    • Agenda Item H.1.a, Supplemental Attachment 3: DRAFT letter regarding the Bay/Delta Conservation Plan
    • Agenda Item H.1.a, Attachment 4: Draft Letter to Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary
    • Agenda Item H.1.a, Attachment 5: Draft letter to the Northwest Power and Conservation Council on their Fish and Wildlife Program
    • Agenda Item H.1.a, Supplemental Attachment 6: DRAFT Letter from PFMC to DOI RE: Action Requested to Prevent Klamath River Fish Kill
    • Agenda Item H.1.a, Supplemental Attachment 7: Sanctuary Nomination Process Flyer, Summer 2014
    • Agenda Item H.1.b, Supplemental HC Report
    • Agenda Item H.1.b, Supplemental HC Report 2

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


September 2014 Briefing Book

A. Call to Order

  • Agenda Item A.4: September 10-17, 2014 Council Meeting Agenda

B. Open Comment Period

  • Agenda Item B.1: Comments on Non-Agenda Items
    • Agenda Item B.1.c, Public Comment 1: Tri-Marine Letter Regarding Squid Fleet Capacity
    • Agenda Item B.1.c, Supplemental Public Comment 2: Letter from PCFFA in Support for Petition for Review in North Coast Rivers Alliance v. Westlands Water District, Docket No. S220532

C. Coastal Pelagic Species Management

  • Agenda Item C.1: Pacific Sardine Harvest Fraction
    • Agenda Item C.1.a, Attachment 1: Preliminary Draft Environmental Assessment for incorporating best available science into harvest management control rules for Pacific sardine
    • Agenda Item C.1.b, Supplemental CPSMT PowerPoint (Wargo)
    • Agenda Item C.1.b, Supplemental CPSMT Report
    • Agenda Item C.1.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item C.1.b, Supplemental CPSAS Report
    • Agenda Item C.1.c, Public Comment
    • Agenda Item C.1.c, Supplemental Public Comment 2 (Full Version Electronic Only)
    • Agenda Item C.1.c, Supplemental Public Comment 3 (Shester PowerPoint)

D. Salmon Management

  • Agenda Item D.1: Salmon Methodology Review
    • Agenda Item D.1.a, Attachment 1: May 14, 2014 email to the agencies from Mike Burner regarding preliminary topic selection
    • Agenda Item D.1.b, Supplemental MEW Report
    • Agenda Item D.1.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item D.1.b, Supplemental STT Report
  • Agenda Item D.2: Lower Columbia River Natural Coho Harvest Matrix
    • Agenda Item D.2.a, Attachment 1: Review of Allowable Fishery Impacts to Lower Columbia River Natural Coho
    • Agenda Item D.2.a, Supplemental Attachment 2: Lower Columbia Natural Coho Model Runs highlighted during the September 3rd meeting of the Salmon Advisory Subpanel and the ad hoc Lower Columbia River Natural Coho Workgroup
    • Agenda Item D.2.b, LRC Workgroup Report
    • Agenda Item D.2.b, Supplemental LRC Workgroup PowerPoint (presented by Stuart Ellis)
    • Agenda Item D.2.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item D.2.b, Supplemental STT Report
    • Agenda Item D.2.b, Supplemental SAS Report

E. Enforcement Issues

  • Agenda Item E.1: Tri-State Fishery Enforcement Report
    • Agenda Item E.1.b, Supplemental Tri-State Enforcement Report (Large file, MP4 Video, use Windows Media Player)

F. Habitat

  • Agenda Item F.1: Current Habitat Issues
    • Agenda Item F.1.b, Supplemental Habitat Committee Report

G. Highly Migratory Species Management

  • Agenda Item G.1: National Marine Fisheries Service Report on HMS
    • Agenda Item G.1.b, NMFS Report: NMFS Regulatory Activities Report
    • Agenda Item G.1.b, Supplemental NMFS Report 2: NMFS Announces Commercial Pacific Bluefin Tuna Fishery Closure
    • Agenda Item G.1.e, Supplemental Public Comment (Full Version Electronic Only)
  • Agenda Item G.2: International Activities
    • Agenda Item G.2.a, Attachment 1: Japan and U.S.A. Proposals, Measures for the Conservation and Management of Pacific Bluefin Tuna in the Eastern Pacific Ocean
    • Agenda Item G.2.a, Attachment 2: Resolutions adopted by the IATTC at its 87th Meeting
    • Agenda Item G.2.a, Supplemental Attachment 3: Draft Conservation and Management Measure to Establish a Multi-Annual Rebuilding Plan for Pacific Bluefin
    • Agenda Item G.2.a, Supplemental Attachment 4: Precautionary Management Framework for North Pacific Albacore (WCPFC)
    • Agenda Item G.2.b, NMFS Report: NMFS Report on International Activities Tuna (WCPFC-NC10-2014/DP-06-Rev.1)
    • Agenda Item G.2.c, Supplemental SWFSC PowerPoint (Werner)
    • Agenda Item G.2.d, Supplemental HMSMT Report
    • Agenda Item G.2.d, Supplemental HMSAS Report
    • Agenda Item G.2.e, Supplemental Public Comment
  • Agenda Item G.3: Preliminary Approval of Exempted Fishing Permits for 2015 Fisheries
    • Agenda Item G.3.a, Attachment 1: July 2, 2014, Letter Soliciting Exempted Fishing Permits to Test Alternative Gears and/or New Approaches or Methods for the California Large Mesh Drift Net Fishery
    • Agenda Item G.3.a, Attachment 2: Council Operating Procedure 20, Protocol for Consideration of Exempted Fishing Permits for Highly Migratory Species Fisheries
    • Agenda Item G.3.a, Attachment 3: HMSMT Report, June 2014
    • Agenda Item G.3.a, Attachment 4: Preliminary Exempted Fishing Permit Application: Alternative Swordfish Target Fishing Gears and Methods, Submitted by The Alliance of Communities for Sustainable Fisheries
    • Agenda Item G.3.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item G.3.b, Supplemental HMSMT Report
    • Agenda Item G.3.b, Supplemental HMSAS Report
    • Agenda Item G.3.b, Supplemental EC Report
    • Agenda Item G.3.c, Supplemental Public Comment
  • Agenda Item G.4: New or Routine Management Measures for 2015-2016 HMS Fisheries
    • Agenda Item G.4.a, Attachment 1: July 14, 2014, Notice from Comisión Nacional de Acuacultura y Pesca, Government of Mexico
    • Agenda Item G.4.a, Attachment 2: Notice of Receipt of Rulemaking Petition to Prohibit Pacific Bluefin Tuna Fishing and Request for Comments (79 FR 43017, July 24, 2014)
    • Agenda Item G.4.a, Attachment 3: Policy Guidelines for the Use of Emergency Rules
    • Agenda Item G.4.a, Supplemental Attachment 4: Federal Register notice dated August 2, 2014: Taking of Threatened or Endangered Marine Mammals Incidental to Commercial Fishing Operations; Modification of Permit (draft amended Negligible Impact Determination)
    • Agenda Item G.4.b, California Fish and Game Commission Report
    • Agenda Item G.4.b, CDFW Report 1
    • Agenda Item G.4.b, CDFW Report 2
    • Agenda Item G.4.b, CDFW Report 3
    • Agenda Item G.4.b, Supplemental CDFW Report 4
    • Agenda Item G.4.b, Supplemental CDFW PowerPoint 1: Recreational Bluefin Tuna Bag Size Options
    • Agenda Item G.4.b, Supplemental CDFW PowerPoint 2: Update on Pacific Bluefin Tuna in California for 2014; California Recreational and Commercial Fisheries
    • Agenda Item G.4.b, HMSMT Report 1
    • Agenda Item G.4.b, HMSMT Report 2 (Pacific Bluefin Tuna)
    • Agenda Item G.4.b, HMSMT Report 3 (DGN Hard Caps/Bycatch Reduction)
    • Agenda Item G.4.b, Supplemental HMSMT Report 4
    • Agenda Item G.4.b, Supplemental HMSMT Report 5
    • Agenda Item G.4.b, Supplemental HMSMT PowerPoint 1: New or Routine HMS Management Measures for 2015-2016 (Cyreis)
    • Agenda Item G.4.b, Supplemental HMSMT PowerPoint 2: Bootstrap Analysis of Drift Gillnet Fishery Operation under Hard Caps (Stohs)
    • Agenda Item G.4.b, Supplemental NMFS Report: Letter to Mr. Dupuy from NMFS, regarding SSLL fishing
    • Agenda Item G.4.b, Supplemental NMFS PowerPoint 1: Requirements of the ESA and MMPA on Federally Managed Fisheries (Penny Ruvelas)
    • Agenda Item G.4.b, Supplemental NMFS PowerPoint 2: Potential Biological Removal Management Framework under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (Ballance and Moore)
    • Agenda Item G.4.b, Supplemental HMSAS Report
    • Agenda Item G.4.b, REVISED Supplemental EC Report
    • Agenda Item G.4.c, Public Comment
    • Agenda Item G.4.c, Supplemental Public Comment 2
    • Agenda Item G.4.c, Supplemental Public Comment 3
    • Agenda Item G.4.c, Supplemental Public Comment 4
    • Agenda Item G.4.c, Supplemental Public Comment 5
    • Agenda Item G.4.c, Supplemental Public Comment 6
    • Agenda Item G.4.c, Supplemental Public Comment 7
    • Agenda Item G.4.c, Supplemental Public Comment 8 (Gonzalez Letter and PowerPoint)
    • Agenda Item G.4.c, Supplemental Public Comment 9 (Oceana PowerPoint)

H. Ecosystem Based Management

  • Agenda Item H.1: Unamanaged Forage Fish Initiative
    • Agenda Item H.1.a, Attachment 1: Comprehensive Ecosystem-Based Amendment 1: Protecting Unfished and Unmanaged Forage Fish Species
    • Agenda Item H.1.b, Ecosystem Workgroup Report: Ecosystem Workgroup Summary Report on the Unmanaged Forage Fish Protection Initiative
    • Download the “Reader’s Guide to the September 2014 Ecosystem Workgroup Report on Comprehensive Ecosystem-Based Amendment 1” (Recorded video presentation by Ms. Yvonne deReynier)
    • Agenda Item H.1.a & H.1.b: Supplemental Ecosystem Workgroup Presentation (PowerPoint by Yvonne deReynier)
    • Agenda Item H.1.b, Supplemental EAS Report
    • Agenda Item H.1.b, Supplemental STT Report
    • Agenda Item H.1 b, Supplemental HMSMT Report
    • Agenda Item H.1.b, Supplemental CPSMT Report
    • Agenda Item H.1.b, Supplemental CPSAS Report
    • Agenda Item H.1.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item H.1.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item H.1.c, Public Comment
    • Agenda Item H.1.c, Supplemental Public Comment 2 (Full Version Electronic Only)
    • Agenda Item H.1.c, Supplemental Public Comment 3
    • Agenda Item H.1.c, Supplemental Public Comment 4
    • Agenda Item H.1.c, Supplemental Public Comment 5
    • Agenda Item H.1.c, Supplemental Public Comment 6
    • Agenda Item H.1.c, Supplemental Public Comment 7

I. Administrative Matters

  • Agenda Item I.1: Legislative Matters
    • Agenda Item I.1.a, Attachment 1: Second Senate Draft MSA Reauthorization Bill (Electronic Only)
    • Agenda Item I.1.a, Attachment 2: Footnoted Version of MSA with House and Senate Changes (Electronic Only)
    • Agenda Item I.1.a, Attachment 3: Staff Summary of Differences between House and Senate Draft Versions of MSA
    • Agenda Item I.1.a, Attachment 4: Gulf Fishery Management Council letter commenting on House discussion draft
    • Agenda Item I.1.a, Attachment 5: Letter to Chairman Hastings and Senator Begich
    • Agenda Item I.1.a, Attachment 6: Summary of Advisory Body Comments on MSA Reauthorization
    • Agenda Item I.1.a, Attachment 7: Staff Summary of Federal Legislation
    • Agenda Item I.1.a, Attachment 8: S 2608, Improved National Monument Designation Process Act
    • Agenda Item I.1.a, Attachment 9: Summary of Murkowski Bill
    • Agenda Item I.1.a, Attachment 10: Request for Council Comment on Murkowski Bill
    • Agenda Item I.1.b, Supplemental Legislative Committee Report
    • Agenda Item I.1.c, Supplemental EAS Report
    • Agenda Item I.1.c Supplemental GAP Report
  • Agenda Item I.2: Comments on Executive Actions
    • Agenda Item I.2.a, Attachment 1: Fact sheet: Leading at Home and Internationally to Protect Our Oceans and Coasts
    • Agenda Item I.2.a, Attachment 2: WPFMC Letter to President Obama
    • Agenda Item I.2.a, Attachment 3: WPFMC Press Release
    • Agenda Item I.2.a, Attachment 4: WPFMC Reaction
    • Agenda Item I.2.a, Attachment 5: Letter from Marine Conservation Alliance on Proposed Monument Expansion
    • Agenda Item I.2.a, Attachment 6: Presidential Memorandum on Seafood Fraud Prevention
    • Agenda Item I.2.a, Attachment 7: Federal Register Notice on Public Meetings and Request for Comment on Seafood Fraud
    • Agenda Item I.2.a, Supplemental Attachment 8: Pacific Council Comments on Final Meeting with Presidential Task Force on IUU Fishing and Seafood Fraud
    • Agenda Item I.2.a, Supplemental Attachment 9: WPFMC News Release dated September 10, 2014: At White House, Pacific Island Delegation Warns that the President’s Proposed Marine Monument Expansion Will Fail American Fisher
    • Agenda Item I.2.b, Supplemental LC Report (Although listed on the situation summary, the LC did not have a report for I.2.b)
    • Agenda Item I.2.b, Supplemental EAS Report
    • Agenda Item I.2.b, Supplemental HMSAS Report
    • Agenda Item I.2.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item I.2.c, Supplemental Public Comment
  • Agenda Item I.3: Albatross Avoidance Briefing (CANCELLED)
  • Agenda Item I.4: Fiscal Matters
    • Agenda Item I.4.b, Supplemental Budget Committee Report
  • Agenda Item I.5: Membership Appointments
    • Agenda Item I.5.a, Attachment 1: Current COP 9
    • Agenda Item I.5.a, Attachment 2: Staff Recommended Updates to COP 9
    • Agenda Item I.5.a, Supplemental Attachment 3: Staff Recommended Updates to COP 9 – Revised
    • Agenda Item I.5.b, Supplemental SSC Report
  • Agenda Item I.6: Future Council Meeting Agenda and Workload Planning
    • Agenda Item I.6.a, Attachment 1: Pacific Council Workload Planning: Preliminary Year-at-a-Glance Summary
    • Agenda Item I.6.a, Attachment 2: Draft Proposed Council Meeting Agenda, November 13-19, 2014 in Costa Mesa, California
    • Agenda Item I.6.a, Supplemental Attachment 3: Pacific Council Workload Planning: Preliminary Year-at-a-Glance Summary
    • Agenda Item I.6.a, Supplemental Attachment 4: Draft Proposed Pacific Council Meeting Agenda, November 13‐19, 2014 in Costa Mesa, California
    • Agenda Item I.6.a, Supplemental Joint Council/NMFS Staff Report: Workload Response to Council Motion Under J.1, Adjusting NMFS Priorities in Agenda Item J.1.b, NMFS Report 2
    • Agenda Item I.6.b, Supplemental SAS Report
    • Agenda Item I.6.b, Supplemental CPSAS Report
    • Agenda Item I.6.b, Supplemental HMSAS Report
    • Agenda Item I.6.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item I.6.b, Supplemental EC Report
    • Agenda Item I.6.b, Supplemental CPSMT Report
    • Agenda Item I.6.c, Supplemental Public Comment

J. Groundfish Management

  • Agenda Item J.1: Omnibus Regulation Change Priorities
    • Agenda Item J.1.a, Attachment 1: Groundfish Management Measures for Council Consideration
    • Agenda Item J.1.a, Attachment 2: Considerations for Identifying Groundfish Management Measure Priorities
    • Agenda Item J.1.a, Supplemental Attachment 3: Revised References and Schedules for Items in Agenda Item J.1.a, Attachment 1 – Sections A AND B
    • Agenda Item J.1.b, NMFS Report 1: Rulemaking Plan for 2014
    • Agenda Item J.1.b, NMFS Report 2: NMFS Groundfish Priorities
    • Agenda Item J.1.b, Supplemental NMFS PowerPoint (Goen)
    • Agenda Item J.1.b, NMFS OLE Report 1: OLE VMS/Incursion Violation Investigation Summary
    • Agenda Item J.1.b, NMFS OLE Report 2: VMS Unit Cost and Capabilities Survey Results – August 2014
    • Agenda Item J.1.c, ODFW Report: Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Report on Recovering Derelict Crab Gear During Groundfish Trips
    • Agenda Item J.1.c, WDFW Report: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Report on the Council’s Recommended 2015-2016 Sorting Requirements for Slope Rockfish
    • Agenda Item J.1.c, Supplemental NMFS Letter: Letter to The Honorable Peter DeFazio dated August 21, 2014, regarding the West Coast Groundfish Trawl Catch Share Program
    • Agenda Item J.1.c, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item J.1.c, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item J.1.c, Supplemental EC Report
    • Agenda Item J.1.d, Public Comment
    • Agenda Item J.1.d, Supplemental Public Comment 2
    • Agenda Item J.1.d, Supplemental Public Comment 3
  • Agenda Item J.2: Stock Assessment Planning
    • Agenda Item J.2.a, Attachment 1: Draft Terms of Reference for the Groundfish and Coastal Pelagic Species Stock Assessment and Review Process for 2015-2016
    • Agenda Item J.2.a, Attachment 2: Draft Terms of Reference for the Groundfish Rebuilding Analysis for 2015-2016
    • Agenda Item J.2.a, Attachment 3: Draft Terms of Reference for the Methodology Review Process for Groundfish and Coastal Pelagic Species
    • Agenda Item J.2.b, NMFS Report: National Marine Fisheries Service Suggestions for 2015 Groundfish Stock Assessments
    • Agenda Item J.2.b, Supplemental NMFS PowerPoint: 2015 Stock Assessment Planning: NMFS Recommendations (Hastie)
    • Agenda Item J.2.b, Supplemental NMFS PowerPoint 2: Research Projects in the California RCA (Lindley)
    • Agenda Item J.2.b, WDFW Report: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Report on Groundfish Stock Assessment Planning
    • Agenda Item J.2.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item J.2.b, Supplemental CPSMT Report
    • Agenda Item J.2.b, Supplemental CPSAS Report
    • Agenda Item J.2.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item J.2.b, Supplemental GMT Report
  • Agenda Item J.3: Electronic Monitoring Regulatory Process Final Preferred Alternatives and Next Steps
    • Agenda Item J.3.a, Supplemental Staff Overview PowerPoint (Wiedoff)
    • Agenda Item J.3.a, Attachment 1: Analysis of an Electronic Monitoring Program for the Pacific Coast Limited Entry Trawl Groundfish Fishery Catch Shares Program (Full Version Electronic Only)
    • Agenda Item J.3.b NMFS Report: Net Revenue Analysis for Electronic Monitoring on the West Coast (Electronic Only)
    • Agenda Item J.3.b, Supplemental NMFS Report 2: NMFS Response to Ms. Heather Mann’s Concerns Regarding NMFS’ Approach and Capabilities Relative to Electronic Monitoring EFP and Regulatory Initiatives
    • Agenda Item J.3.b, Supplemental GEMPAC Report
    • Agenda Item J.3.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item J.3.b, Supplemental EC Report
    • Agenda Item J.3.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item J.3.c, Supplemental Public Comment
  • Agenda Item J.4: Consideration of Inseason Adjustments
    • Agenda Item J.4.b, NMFS Report: West Coast Groundfish, Shorebased IFQ Program September 2014 Catch Report
    • Agenda Item J.4.b, Supplemental GMT Report: Consideration of Inseason Adjustments
    • Agenda Item J.4.b, Supplemental GMT Report 2: Informational Report on The Selected Species Scorecard
    • Agenda Item J.4.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item J.4.c, Public Comment

K. Pacific Halibut Management

  • Agenda Item K.1: 2015 Pacific Halibut Regulations
    • Agenda Item K.1.a, Attachment 1: 2014 Pacific Halibut Catch Sharing Plan for Area 2A
    • Agenda Item K.1.a, Supplemental Attachment 2: Visual Representation of the 2014 Area 2A Catch Sharing Plan for Pacific Halibut
    • Agenda Item K.1.b, NMFS Report: Report on the 2014 Pacific Halibut Fisheries in Area 2A
    • Agenda Item K.1.b, NMFS Report 2: NMFS Proposed Changes to Federal Regulations and 2015 Pacific Halibut Catch Sharing Plan for Area 2A
    • Agenda Item K.1.b, WDFW Report: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Report on Proposed Changes to the Catch Sharing Plan and 2015 Annual Regulations
    • Agenda Item K.1.b, ODFW Report: Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Report on Proposed Changes to the Pacific Halibut Catch Sharing Plan for the 2015 Fishery
    • Agenda Item K.1.b, Tri-State Report: California, Oregon, and Washington Report on Changes to the Pacific Halibut Catch Sharing Plan for 2015
    • Agenda Item K.1.b, Supplemental CDFW Report
    • Agenda Item K.1.b, Supplemental SAS Report
    • Agenda Item K.1.b, Supplemental IPHC Report
    • Agenda Item K.1.b, Supplemental EC Report
    • Agenda Item K.1.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item K.1.c, Public Comment
    • Agenda Item K.1.c, Supplemental Public Comment 2
    • Agenda Item K.1.c, Supplemental Public Comment 3

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

Ancillary Agendas

  • Budget Committee (BC) Agenda
  • Coastal Pelagic Species Advisory Subpanel (CPSAS) Agenda
  • Coastal Pelagic Species Management Team (CPSMT) Agenda
  • Ecosystem Advisory Subpanel (EAS) Agenda
  • Enforcement Consultants (EC) Agenda
  • Groundfish Advisory Subpanel (GAP) Agenda
  • Groundfish Electronic Monitoring Policy Advisory Committee (GEMPAC) Agenda
  • Groundfish Management Team (GMT) Agenda
  • Habitat Committee (HC) Agenda
  • Highly Migratory Species Advisory Subpanel (HMSAS) Agenda
  • Highly Migratory Species Management Team (HMSMT) Agenda
  • Legislative Committee (LC) Agenda
  • Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) Agenda
  • SSC Economics Subcommittee Agenda
  • SSC DRAFT September 2014 Minutes

Committee and Advisory Body Memos

  • Coastal Pelagic Species Memo: Coastal Pelagic Species Management Team, Coastal Pelagic Species Advisory Subpanel, and Interested Persons
  • Ecosystem Memo: Ecosystem Advisory Subpanel,Ad Hoc Ecosystem Workgroup, and Interested Persons
  • Enforcement Memo: Enforcement Consultants
  • Groundfish Memo: Groundfish Advisory Subpanel, Groundfish Management Team, and Groundfish Interested Persons
  • Highly Migratory Species Memo: Highly Migratory Species Advisory Subpanel, Highly Migratory Species Management Team, and Interested Persons
  • Salmon Memo: Salmon Advisory Subpanel, Salmon Technical Team, Model Evaluation Workgroup, ad hoc Lower Columbia River Natural Coho Workgroup, and Interested Persons
  • SSC Memo: Scientific and Statistical Committee

Informational Reports, General Information, and Membership Roster

Informational Reports

  • Informational Report 1: Regional Electronic Technologies Implementation Plan for Marine Fisheres in the West Coast Region
  • Informational Report 2: Oceana Bycatch Response Letter dated July 14, 2014 to the 2014 Council Coordination Committee
  • Informational Report 3: Pacific Halibut Bycatch in U.S. West Coast Groundfish Fisheries (2002-2013); Publication Date: August 2014
  • Supplemental Informational Report 4: NOAA Announcement of proposed rule for Regulating Offshore Marine Aquaculture in the Gulf of Mexico
  • Supplemental Informational Report 5: Letter dated August 27, 2014, from the Olympic Coast Intergovernmental Policy Council (IPC) to invite Stephen Gittings, NOAA’s National Marine Sanctuary Program Science Director, to participate in a scientific technical working group off the Washington Coast
  • Supplemental Informational Report 6: Revision of Seafood Watch Guidelines
  • Supplemental Informational Report 7: NMFS Report – NMFS Response to Council’s Questions Concerning the Effectiveness, Accuracy, and Completeness of Pacific Coast Groundfish EFH
  • Supplemental Informational Report 8: Status Report of the 2014 Ocean Salmon Fisheries off Washington, Oregon, and California; Preliminary Data Through August 31, 2014
  • Supplemental Informational Report 9: NMFS Notification – Release of the Columbia River Hatchery Final Environmental Impact Statement (“The Mitchell Act EIS”)
  • Supplemental Informational Report 10: West Coast Region Report on Salmon Related Management Items
  • Supplemental Informational Report 11: President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts; Press Release dated September 9, 2014
  • Supplemental Informational Report 12: Approval Letter for Amendment 18 to the Pacific Coast Salmon Fishery Management Plan

General Information

  • General Information: Chairs’ reception, hotel information, seating chart, restaurant information, Membership Roster

October 2014 Briefing Book (Emergency Meeting)

Meeting held via conference call and webinar

A. Call to Order

B. Groundfish Management


November 2014 Briefing Book

A. Call to Order

  • Agenda Item A.4: Proposed November 12-19, 2014 Council Meeting Agenda

B. Open Comment Period

  • Agenda Item B.1: Comments on Non-Agenda Items
    • Agenda Item B.1.c, Supplemental Public Comment 1: Tony Vultaggio; Gear Conflict between IFQ trap boats and Southern CA LE community
    • Agenda Item B.1.c, Supplemental Public Comment 2: John Colgate (Commercial Fishermen of Santa Barbara); Gear conflict between IFQ trap boat and Southern CA LE longline community
    • Agenda Item B.1.c, Supplemental Public Comment 3: Letter from Jason Robinson, SCGA, regarding regarding the “VMS enhancement” proposal by the Office of Law Enforcement to increase the VMS “ping rate” from once hourly four times an hour
    • Agenda Item B.1.c, Supplemental Public Comment 4: Letter from Forrest Braden, F/V Pisces, regarding an issue related to trap boats fishing shore-based sablefish IFQ in the Conception (South of 36 degrees) management area
    • Agenda Item B.1.c, Supplemental Public Comment 5: Email from Greg Shaughnessy; unexpected passing of Mr. Dennis Rydman, President and CEO of Ocean Gold Seafoods, Inc.
    • Agenda Item B.1.c, Supplemental Public Comment 6: Letter from Jason Robinson, F/V Miss Conception expressing concerns about the ITQ fishery in the Point Conception area, primarily the sablefish fishery
    • Agenda Item B.1.c, Supplemental Public Comment 7: Letter from Midwater Trawlers Association expressing their gratitude for the efforts to address the recent crisis in the whiting mothership fishery sector
    • Agenda Item B.1.c, Supplemental Public Comment 8: Email from Newport Fishermen’s Wives asking the Council to write a letter to the US Coast Guard in opposition to the closure of the US Coast Guard air station in Newport, OR
    • Agenda Item B.1.c, Supplemental Public Comment 9: Letter from Arctic Storm Management Group, LLC expressing appreciation for taking action in October 2014 to extend the MS whiting fishery with an inseason reallocation of darkblotched rockfish
    • Agenda Item B.1.c, Supplemental Public Comment 10: Letter from Jason Robinson requesting an amendment to Table 2 in the Federal Registry for trip limits for Near Shore and Deeper Near Shore species
    • Agenda Item B.1.c, Supplemental Public Comment 11: Brad Pettinger, Oregon Trawl Commission; Whole Foods TV Seafood Campaign (Electronic Only)
    • Agenda Item B.1.c, Supplemental Public Comment 12: IUU Executive Brief, Frequentz (Electronic Only)

C. Administrative Matters

  • Agenda Item C.1: Marine Planning Update
    • Agenda Item C.1.a, Attachment 1: Marine Planning Fact Sheet
    • Agenda Item C.1.b, Supplemental NWFSC PowerPoint: West Coast Regional Marine Planning Update (Electronic Only)
  • Agenda Item C.2: Recreational Fishing Policy Update
    • Agenda Item C.2.a, Attachment 1: 2014 Recreational Saltwater Fishing Summit Summary Report (Electronic Only)
    • Agenda Item C.2.b, Supplemental NMFS Report: PUBLIC COMMENT DRAFT – National Saltwater Recreational Fisheries Policy of the National Marine Fisheries Service
    • Agenda Item C.2.c, Supplemental EC Report
    • Agenda Item C.2.c, Supplemental SAS Report
    • Agenda Item C.2.c, Supplemental HMSAS Report
    • Agenda Item C.2.c, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item C.2.c, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item C.2.c, Supplemental CPSAS Report
  • Agenda Item C.3: Legislative Matters
    • Agenda Item C.3.a, Attachment 1: Staff Summary of Federal legislation
    • Agenda Item C.3.a, Attachment 2: Letter from Council to Senator Murkowski
    • Agenda Item C.3.a, Attachment 3: Letter from Council to President Obama
    • Agenda Item C.3.a, Attachment 4: Letter from ODFW to Senators Begich and Rubio
    • Agenda Item C.3.b, Supplemental LC Report
  • Agenda Item C.4: Electronic Technology Plan
    • Agenda Item C.4.a, Attachment 1: National Marine Fisheries Service Policy Directive 30-133, May 3, 2013: Policy On Electronic Technologies And Fishery-Dependent Data Collection
    • Agenda Item C.4.a, Attachment 2: Draft Regional Electronic Technologies Implementation Plan for Marine Fisheries in the West Coast Region, October 2014
    • Agenda Item C.4.c, Supplemental SAS Report
    • Agenda Item C.4.c, Supplemental CPSAS Report
    • Agenda Item C.4.c, Supplemental EC Report
    • Agenda Item C.4.c, Supplemental CDFW Report
    • Agenda Item C.4.c, Supplemental HMSMT Report
    • Agenda Item C.4.c, Supplemental HMSAS Report
    • Agenda Item C.4.c, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item C.4.c, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item C.4.c, Supplemental GAP Report
  • Agenda Item C.5: NMFS West Coast Region Strategic Plan
    • Agenda Item C.5.b, Supplemental REVISED NMFS Report 1: Development of a Strategic Plan for NOAA Fisheries’ West Coast Region
    • Agenda Item C.5.b, Supplemental NMFS Report 2: Draft Strategic Plan for NOAA Fisheries’ West Coast Region
    • Agenda Item C.5.b, Supplemental NMFS PowerPoint: NOAA Fisheries West Coast Region; DRAFT Strategic Plan (Electronic Only)
    • Agenda Item C.5.c, Supplemental HMSAS Report
    • Agenda Item C.5.c, Supplemental SAS Report
    • Agenda Item C.5.c, Supplemental CPSAS Report
  • Agenda Item C.6: Approval of Council Meeting Minutes
    • Agenda Item C.6.a, Attachment 1: Draft Minutes: 223rd Session of the Pacific Fishery Management Council (April 2014)
  • Agenda Item C.7: Fiscal Matters
    • Agenda Item C.7.b, Supplemental Budget Committee Report
  • Agenda Item C.8: Advisory Body Position Appointments and Council Operating Procedures
    • Agenda Item C.8.b, Supplemental GMT Report
  • Agenda Item C.9: Future Council Meeting Agenda and Workload Planning
    • Agenda Item C.9.a, Attachment 1: Preliminary Proposed Council Meeting Agenda, March 6 to 11, 2015 in Vancouver, Washington; USA
    • Agenda Item C.9.a, Attachment 2: Preliminary Proposed Council Meeting Agenda, April 10 to 15, 2015 in Rohnert Park, California
    • Agenda Item C.9.a, Attachment 3: Pacific Council Workload Planning: Preliminary Year-at-a-Glance Summary
    • Agenda Item C.9.a, Supplemental Attachment 4: Proposed Pacific Council Meeting Agenda, March 6-12, 2015 In Vancouver, Washington, USA
    • Agenda Item C.9.a, Supplemental Attachment 5: Proposed Pacific Council Meeting Agenda, April 11-16, 2015 In Rohnert Park, CA
    • Agenda Item C.9.a, Supplemental Attachment 6: Pacific Council Workload Planning: Preliminary Year-at-a-Glance Summary
    • Agenda Item C.9.a Supplemental Attachment 7: Staff Review of Materials on the Issue of Retention of Halibut and Salmon When Catching Albacore
    • Agenda Item C.9.a, Supplemental Attachment 8: (From September 2014) Initial workload response for Council consideration
    • Agenda Item C.9.b Supplemental NWFSC Report
    • Agenda Item C.9.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item C.9.b, Supplemental SAS Report
    • Agenda Item C.9.b, Supplemental HMSAS Report
    • Agenda Item C.9.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item C.9.b, Supplemental SWFSC Report
    • Agenda Item C.9.c, Supplemental Public Comment

D. Habitat

  • Agenda Item D.1: Current Habitat Issues
    • Agenda Item D.1.b, Supplemental HC Report

E. Coastal Pelagic Species Management

  • Agenda Item E.1: NMFS Report (CPS)
    • Agenda Item E.1.c, Supplemental SWFSC PowerPoint: Update on Southwest Fisheries Science Center Activities; Dale Sweetman (Electronic Only)
    • Agenda Item E.1.e, Supplemental Public Comment
  • Agenda Item E.2: Sardine Harvest Fraction Final Preferred Alternative
    • Agenda Item E.2.a, Attachment 1: Draft Environmental Assessment for incorporating best available science into harvest management control rules for Pacific sardine
    • Agenda Item E.2.a, Supplemental Attachment 2: (PowerPoint) Incorporating the Use of a New Temperature Index into the Calculation of the Pacific Sardine Harvest Guideline Formula (Electronic Only)
    • Agenda Item E.2.b, CPSMT Report
    • Agenda Item E.2.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item E.2.b, Supplemental Tribal Report (Quinault)
    • Agenda Item E.2.b, Supplemental CPSAS Report
    • Agenda Item E.2.c, Public Comment (full document with signatories electronic only)
    • Agenda Item E.2.c, Supplemental Public Comment 2
    • Agenda Item E.2.c, Supplemental Public Comment 3 (Electronic Only)
  • Agenda Item E.3: Methodology Preliminary Topic Selection and Review Process
  • Agenda Item E.4: 2015 Exempted Fishing Permit Notice of Intent – CANCELLED by adopted agenda

F. Salmon Management

  • Agenda Item F.1: National Marine Fisheries Service Report (Salmon)
    • Agenda Item F.1.c, Supplemental SWFSC PowerPoint: Report on the September 2014 NMFS/CDFW California coastal Chinook salmon fishery management workshop (Electronic Only)
  • Agenda Item F.2: Salmon Methodology Review
    • Agenda Item F.2.a, Attachment 1: Status Determination Criteria for Willapa Bay Natural Coho
    • Agenda Item F.2.a, Attachment 2: Development of escapement goals for Grays Harbor fall Chinook using spawner-recruit models
    • Agenda Item F.2.a, Attachment 3: Standardized Method to Calculate Chinook Age 2 FRAM Stock Recruit Scalars, Based Upon the Age 3 Forecast
    • Agenda Item F.2.a, Attachment 4: A Method for Utilizing Recent Coded Wire Tag Recovery Data to Adjust FRAM Base Period Exploitation Rates
    • Agenda Item F.2.a, Attachment 5: An evaluation of the effectiveness of the Cape Flattery Control Zone closure at reducing non-treaty troll fishery impacts on Puget Sound Chinook
    • Agenda Item F.2.a, Attachment 6: Conservation Objective for Southern Oregon Coastal Chinook
    • Agenda Item F.2.a, Attachment 7: Comparing Income Impact Estimates from IOPAC and FEAM (Salmon Review) Models
    • Agenda Item F.2.b, Supplemental MEW Report
    • Agenda Item F.2.b, Supplemental STT Report
    • Agenda Item F.2.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item F.2.b, Supplemental SAS Report
  • Agenda Item F.3: Preseason Salmon Management Schedule for 2015
    • Agenda Item F.3.a, Attachment 1: Pacific Fishery Management Council Schedule and Process for Developing 2015 Ocean Salmon Fishery Management Measures
  • Agenda Item F.4: Lower Columbia Coho Harvest Matrix
    • Agenda Item F.4.b, LRC Workgroup Report 1: Allowable Fishery Impacts to Lower Columbia River Natural Coho: A Review of the 2006 Harvest Control Rule for Possible Policy Reconsideration
    • Agenda Item F.4.b, LRC Workgroup Report 2: Coho Matrix
    • Agenda Item F.4.c, Supplemental STT Report
    • Agenda Item F.4.c, Supplemental HC Report
    • Agenda Item F.4.c, Supplemental HC Report 2
    • Agenda Item F.4.c, Supplemental SAS Report

G. Pacific Halibut Management

  • Agenda Item G.1: 2015 Pacific Halibut Catch Sharing Plan and Regulations
    • Agenda Item G.1.a, Attachment 1: 2014 Pacific Halibut Catch Sharing Plan for Area 2A
    • Agenda Item G.1.a, Attachment 2: Visual Representation of the 2014 Pacific Halibut Catch Sharing Plan for Area 2A
    • Agenda Item G.1.a, Attachment 3: Council Blog Summarizing Proposed Changes to the 2015 Pacific Halibut Catch Sharing Plan and Annual Fishery Regulations
    • Agenda Item G.1.b, Supplemental NMFS Report 1: National Marine Fisheries Service Report on Pacific Halibut Catch Sharing Plan Changes for 2015
    • Agenda Item G.1.b, NMFS Report 2: Environmental Assessment and Regulatory Impact Review of Continuing Implementation of the Catch Sharing Plan for Pacific Halibut in Area 2A, 2014-2016 (Electronic Only)
    • Agenda Item G.1.b, NMFS Report 3: NMFS recommended changes for Catch Sharing Plan and Regulation changes for 2015
    • Agenda Item G.1.b, NMFS Report 4: Report on the 2014 Pacific Halibut Fisheries in Area 2A
    • Agenda Item G.1.b, WDFW Report: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Report on Proposed Changes to the Catch Sharing Plan and 2015 Annual Regulations
    • Agenda Item G.1.b, WDFW Report 2: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Report on Pacific Halibut Catch Sharing Plan Changes
    • Agenda Item G.1.b, Supplemental WDFW Report 3: WDFW Report on Pacific Halibut Catch Sharing Plan Changes (Additional Report to introduce two options for the Columbia River alternatives)
    • Agenda Item G.1.b, ODFW Report: Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Report on Proposed Changes to the Pacific Halibut Catch Sharing Plan for the 2015 Fishery
    • Agenda Item G.1.b, Supplemental IPHC Report: Letter to WDFW/ODFW/CDFW from IPHC
    • Agenda Item G.1.b, Supplemental CDFW Report
    • Agenda Item G.1.b, Supplemental CDFW Report 2
    • Agenda Item G.1.b, Supplemental EC Report
    • Agenda Item G.1.b, Supplemental SAS Report
    • Agenda Item G.1.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item G.1.c, Public Comment
    • Agenda Item G.1.c, Supplemental Public Comment 2
    • Agenda Item G.1.c, Supplemental Public Comment 3 (Electronic Only)

H. Ecosystem Based Management

  • Agenda Item H.1: Report on the Atlantis Model Review
    • Agenda Item H.1.a, Attachment 1: Atlantis Model for the California Current; Report of the Methodology Review Panel Meeting
    • Agenda Item H.1.b, Supplemental NWFSC PowerPoint: Atlantis Model for the California Current Report of Methodology Review Panel; Isaac Kaplan (Electronic Only)
    • Agenda Item H.1.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item H.1.b, Supplemental EAS Report
    • Agenda Item H.1.b Supplemental HC Report
    • Agenda Item H.1.b, Supplemental CPSAS Report
    • Agenda Item H.1.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item H.1.c, Supplemental Public Comment

I. Highly Migratory Species Management

  • Agenda Item I.1: NMFS Report (HMS)
    • Agenda Item I.1.b, NMFS Report
  • Agenda Item I.2: International Activities
    • Agenda Item I.2.a, Attachment 1: Draft Conservation and Management Measure to Establish a Multi-Annual Rebuilding Plan for Pacific Bluefin Tuna
    • Agenda Item I.2.a, Attachment 2: Precautionary Management Framework for North Pacific Albacore
    • Agenda Item I.2.a, Attachment 3: Work Programme for the Northern Committee
    • Agenda Item I.2.a, Attachment 4: Proposal IATTC-87 J-1 Submitted by the United States, Evaluation of Candidate Target and Limit Reference Points and Decision Framework for North Pacific Albacore
    • Agenda Item I.2.a, Attachment 5: Provisional Annotated Agenda, Eleventh Regular Session of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission
    • Agenda Item I.2.a, Supplemental Attachment 6: Proposal IATTC-87 I-3A; Submitted by Mexico, Japan, and the United States: Measures for the Conservation and Management of Pacific Bluefin Tuna in the Eastern Pacific Ocean
    • Agenda Item I.2.c, Supplemental NMFS Report
    • Agenda Item I.2.d, Supplemental HMSMT Report
    • Agenda Item I.2.d, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item I.2.d, Supplemental HMSAS Report
  • Agenda Item I.3: Bluefin Tuna Management Measures for 2015-2016 Fisheries
    • Agenda Item I.3.a, Attachment 1: Daily-bag-limits, Possession Limits, and At-Sea Processing of Pacific Bluefin Tuna in California Recreational Fisheries, Draft Environmental Assessment
    • Agenda Item I.3.b, Supplemental HMSMT PowerPoint: Potential Economic Impacts of Bluefin Tuna Management Measures for 2015-2016 Fisheries
    • Agenda Item I.3.b, Supplemental HMSMT Report
    • Agenda Item I.3.b, Supplemental HMSMT Report 2
    • Agenda Item I.3.b, Supplemental NMFS Report
    • Agenda Item I.3.b, Supplemental CDFW Report
    • Agenda Item I.3.b, Supplemental CDFW Report 2
    • Agenda Item I.3.b, Supplemental NMFS/CDFW Report: NMFS/CDFW Preliminary Proposal for Consideration on Recreational Bluefin Management Measures for 2015‐2016 Fisheries
    • Agenda Item I.3.b, Supplemental HMSAS Report
    • Agenda Item I.3.b, Supplemental REVISED EC Report
    • Agenda Item I.3.c, Supplemental Public Comment (Full Version Electronic Only)
    • Agenda Item I.3.c, Supplemental Public Comment 2
  • Agenda Item I.4: Drift Gillnet Hard Caps and Other Priorities for 2015-2016 Fisheries
    • Agenda Item I.4.a, Attachment 1: Range of Alternatives for Protected Species Hard Caps, Finfish Bycatch Reduction, and Enhanced Monitoring in the California Large Mesh Drift Gillnet Fishery Adopted at the September 2014 Council Meeting
    • Agenda Item I.4.b, Supplemental NMFS Report
    • Agenda Item I.4.b, Supplemental WDFW Report
    • Agenda Item I.4.b, Supplemental HMSMT PowerPoint: Bootstrap Analysis of Drift Gillnet Fishery Operation under Hard Caps (Electronic Only)
    • Agenda Item I.4.b, Supplemental HMSMT Report
    • Agenda Item I.4.b, Supplemental HMSAS Report
    • Agenda Item I.4.c, Public Comment
    • Agenda Item I.4.c, Supplemental Public Comment 2 (Full Version Electronic Only)
    • Agenda Item I.4.c, Supplemental Public Comment 3
    • Agenda Item I.4.c, Supplemental Public Comment 4
    • Agenda Item I.4.c, Supplemental Public Comment 5 (Electronic Only, Includes Letter and PowerPoint)
    • Agenda Item I.4.c, Supplemental Public Comment 6 (Electronic Only)
    • Agenda Item I.4.c, Supplemental Public Comment 7 (Electronic Only)
    • Agenda Item I.4.c, Supplemental Public Comment 8 (Electronic Only)

J. Groundfish Management

  • Agenda Item J.1: National Marine Fisheries Service Report (Groundfish)
    • Agenda Item J.1.b, FR Notices: Federal Register Notices Published Since the Last Council Meeting
    • Agenda Item J.1.b, Supplemental NMFS Report 1: Rulemaking Plan for 2014; Groundfish and Halibut
    • Agenda Item J.1.b, Supplemental NMFS Report 2: Omnibus Update
    • Agenda Item J.1.c, Supplemental NWFSC PowerPoint: Groundfish Science Report, Northwest Fisheries Science Center (Electronic Only)
    • Agenda Item J.1.d, Supplemental GAP Report
  • Agenda Item J.2 : Widow Rockfish Reallocation and Divestiture Issues
    • Agenda Item J.2.a Supplemental Agenda Overview PowerPoint: Widow Rockfish Reallocation and Divestiture Issues; Jim Seger (Electronic Only)
    • Agenda Item J.2.a, Attachment 1: Calendars for Action and Implementation
    • Agenda Item J.2.a, Attachment 2: Widow QS Reallocation Consideration: Initial Public Scoping Document (Draft)
    • Agenda Item J.2.a, Attachment 3: Guidance for Making Allocation Decisions Related to Catch Shares
    • Agenda Item J.2.b, NMFS Report: Considerations for IFQ Widow Rockfish Divestiture
    • Agenda Item J.2.b, Supplemental NMFS Report 2: Widow Rockfish Divestiture Considerations; “NMFS Handout to Supplement Presentation by Colby Brady”
    • Agenda Item J.2.b, Supplemental NMFS PowerPoint: Divestiture Considerations Widow reallocation, Individual, and Aggregate species limits (Electronic Only, Colby Brady Presentation)
    • Agenda Item J.2.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item J.2.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item J.2.c, Supplemental Public Comment
    • Agenda Item J.2.c, Supplemental Public Comment 2
  • Agenda Item J.3 : Initial Blackgill Rockfish Reallocation Consideration
    • Agenda Item J.3.a, Attachment 1: Reallocation of Blackgill Rockfish South of 40⁰10’ N Latitude
    • Agenda Item J.3.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item J.3.b, Supplemental GAP Report
  • Agenda Item J.4: Ongoing Groundfish Rulemakings
    • Agenda Item J.4.a, Attachment 1: Midwater Trawl Restrictions and Prohibited Species Retention for the Shorebased Trawl Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Program, March 2014
    • Agenda Item J.4.a, Attachment 2: Reconsideration of Select 2015 and 2016 Groundfish Harvest Specifications
    • Agenda Item J.4.b, Supplemental NMFS Report 1: Season Date Change for midwater trawl fishery (whiting and non-whiting) – NMFS interpretation
    • Agenda Item J.4.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item J.4.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item J.4.b, Supplemental GAP Report
  • Agenda Item J.5: Economic Data Collection Program Report on Fishery Status and Overview of Social Science Research
    • Agenda Item J.5.b, NWFSC Report 1: Economic Data Collection Program First Receiver and Shorebased Processor Report (Full report electronic only)
    • Agenda Item J.5.b, NWFSC Report 2: Economic Data Collection Program Catcher Vessel Report (Full report electronic only)
    • Agenda Item J.5.b, NWFSC Report 3: Economic Data Collection Program Catcher-Processor Report (Full report electronic only)
    • Agenda Item J.5.b, NWFSC Report 4: Economic Data Collection Program Mothership Report (Full report electronic only)
    • Agenda Item J.5.b, NWFSC Report 5: The Pacific Groundfish Fishery Social Study: An Initial Theme-Based Report
    • Agenda Item J.5.b, Supplemental NWFSC Report 6: The Pacific Groundfish Fishery Social Study: An Overview of Initial Theme-Based Results – Slides Presented in Video
    • Agenda Item J.5.b, Supplemental NWFSC PowerPoint 1: Economic Data Collection Program Report; 2009-2012 (Electronic Only)
    • Agenda Item J.5.b, Supplemental NWFSC PowerPoint 2: Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Social Study: An Overview of Initial Theme Based Results (Electronic Only)
    • Agenda Item J.5.c, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item J.5.c, Supplemental GAP Report
  • Agenda Item J.6: Methodology Review Process Council Operating Procedure
    • Agenda Item J.6.a, Attachment 1: Proposed Draft of Council Operating Procedure 25
    • Agenda Item J.6.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item J.6.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item J.6.b, Supplemental GAP Report
  • Agenda Item J.7: Reconsideration of Open Access Registration Under Amendment 22
    • Agenda Item J.7.b, Supplemental GAP Report
  • Agenda Item J.8: Consideration of Inseason Adjustments
    • Agenda Item J.8.a, Attachment 1: 2014 Pacific Coast Groundfish Trip Limits and RCA Boundaries
    • Agenda Item J.8.b, NMFS Report: National Marine Fisheries Service Report on Inseason Adjustments for 2015
    • Agenda Item J.8.b, Supplemental CDFW Report: California Scorpionfish Fishery to Close Nov. 15
    • Agenda Item J.8.b, Supplemental CDFW Report 2
    • Agenda Item J.8.b, Supplemental GMT Report 1
    • Agenda Item J.8.b, Supplemental GMT Report 2
    • Agenda Item J.8.b, Supplemental GAP Report

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

Ancillary Agendas

  • Budget Committee (BC) Agenda
  • Coastal Pelagic Species Advisory Subpanel (CPSAS) Agenda
  • Enforcement Consultants (EC) Agenda
  • Groundfish Advisory Subpanel (GAP) Agenda
  • Groundfish Management Team (GMT) Agenda
  • Habitat Committee (HC) Agenda
  • Highly Migratory Species Advisory Subpanel (HMSAS) Agenda
  • Highly Migratory Species Management Team (HMSMT) Agenda
  • Legislative Committee (LC) Agenda
  • Salmon Advisory Subpanel (SAS) Agenda
  • Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) Agenda
  • SSC Groundfish Subcommittee Agenda
  • DRAFT SSC September 2014 Minutes

Committee and Advisory Body Memos

  • Coastal Pelagic Species 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
  • Highly Migratory Species Memo: Highly Migratory Species Advisory Subpanel, Highly Migratory Species Management Team, and Interested Persons
  • Salmon Memo: Salmon Advisory Subpanel, Salmon Technical Team, Model Evaluation Workgroup, ad hoc Lower Columbia River Natural Coho Workgroup, and Interested Persons
  • SSC Memo: Scientific and Statistical Committee

Informational Reports, General Information, and Membership Roster

Informational Reports

  • Informational Report 1: Vessel Movement Monitoring Informational Report
  • Informational Report 2: PEW Reception; Sunday, November 16, 2014, 6-8 p.m.
  • Informational Report 3: PFMC Request for Comments on Draft FMP Amendments Protecting Unfished and Unmanaged Forage Fish Species
  • REVISED Informational Report 4: Estimated Discard and Catch of Groundfish Species in the 2013 US West Coast Fisheries (WCGOP Report); Full Version Electronic Only
  • Supplemental Informational Report 5: Secretary of Commerce Appoints Four New Committee Members to NOAA’s Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee (October 20, 2014 NOAA News Release)
  • Supplemental Informational Report 6: NMFS Ad‐hoc Mid‐Water Gear Bottom Contact Meeting (Monday evening November 17th at 7:00 PM, Laguna Beach 1-2 Room)
  • Supplemental Informational Report 7: Letter from NMFS regarding the tribal seat on the Pacific Fishery Management Council
  • Supplemental Informational Report 8: NMFS Report: Response to Council’s Questions Concerning the Effectiveness, Accuracy, and Completeness of Pacific Coast Groundfish EFH
  • Supplemental Informational Report 9: Status Report of the 2014 Ocean Salmon Fisheries Off Washington, Oregon and California. Preliminary Data Through October 31, 2014

General Information, Banquet Information, Membership Roster

  • General Information, November 2014: Chair’s Banquet (Form due to Renee Dorval no later than Friday, November 10, 2014), Driving Directions, Hotel Information, Restaurant Information, Council Seating Chart, Tax Exempt Information, Membership Roster