2012: Public scoping begins

In November 2012, the Council passed a motion to begin the public scoping process for electronic monitoring. A workshop was held in February, 2013 to begin developing electronic monitoring policy for the trawl catch share program.

In 2012, Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission received funds to test the feasibility of using electronic monitoring for catch and discard accounting. The project was meant to address some key questions, including whether video monitoring could be used to effectively track an individual’s catch and discards so they could be debited from a quota account, and how much such a program would cost the industry compared to human observers. For further details, see the PSMFC website.

Briefing Books: 2011

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 2011 Briefing Book

A. Call to Order

  • Agenda Item A.3: Executive Director’s Report
    • Agenda Item A.3, Attachment 1: Council Coordination Committee Interim Meeting Agenda, January 11-13, 2011
  • Agenda Item A.4: Proposed Council Meeting Agenda; March 4-10, 2011 Council Meeting; 207th Session

B. Open Comment Period

  • Agenda Item B.1: Open Comment 1 (FVOA)
  • Agenda Item B.1: Supplemental Open Comment 2 (MBNMS)
  • Agenda Item B.1: Supplemental Open Comment 3 (City of Monterey)

C. Coastal Pelagic Species Management

  • Agenda Item C.1: Exempted Fishing Permits for 2011
    • Agenda Item C.1.a, Attachment 1: Northwest Aerial Sardine Survey 2011 Application for Exempted Fishing Permit
    • Agenda Item C.1.a, Supplemental Attachment 2: Estimated NWSS EFP Project Budget – 2011 (Draft)
    • Agenda Item C.1.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item C.1.b, Supplemental CPSMT Report
    • Agenda Item C.1.b, Supplemental CPSAS Report
    • Agenda Item C.1.c, Supplemental Public Comment

D. Marine Protected Areas

  • Agenda Item D.1: Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Management Plan Review
    • Agenda Item D.1.a, Attachment 1: OCNMS Draft Management Plan. and Draft Environmental Assessment (Full Document Available Electronically Only)
    • Agenda Item D.1.a, Attachment 2: OCNMS Proposed Rule FR Notice
    • Agenda Item D.1.b, Supplemental OCNMS PowerPoint
    • Agenda Item D.1.c, Draft Letter from PFMC to OCNMS
    • Agenda Item D.1.c, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item D.1.c, Supplemental HC Report
    • Agenda Item D.1.d, Public Comment

E. Habitat

  • Agenda Item E.1: Current Habitat Issues
    • Agenda Item E.1.a, Attachment 1: Reply from Mr. Eric Schwaab to the Council’s Letter of Recommendation on NMFS’ Habitat Assessment Improvement Plan
    • Agenda Item E.1.b, Supplemental HC Report

F. Pacific Halibut Management

  • Agenda Item F.1: Report on the International Pacific Halibut Commission Meeting
    • Agenda Item F.1.a, Attachment 1: IPHC News Release
    • Agenda Item F.1.a, Attachment 2: 2011 Area 2A Pacific Halibut Allocations
    • Agenda Item F.1.b, Meeting Summary: Summary of International Pacific Halibut Commission Meeting
    • Agenda Item F.1.c, Supplemental IPHC PowerPoint
    • Agenda Item F.1.c, Supplemental GAP Report
  • Agenda Item F.2: Incidental Catch Regulations in the Salmon Troll and Fixed Gear Sablefish Fisheries
    • Agenda Item F.2.a, Attachment 1: Summary of Pacific Halibut Incidental Catch Management
    • Agenda Item F.2.b, Supplemental SAS Report
    • Agenda Item F.2.b, Supplemental Revised REVISED SAS Report
    • Agenda Item F.2.b, Supplemental GAP Report
  • Agenda Item F.3: Preliminary Alternatives for Incidental Catch Retention of Pacific Halibut in the Limited Entry and Open Access Fixed Gear Sablefish Fisheries
    • Agenda Item F.3.b, ODFW Report: Initial Consideration of Proposed Changes to Pacific Halibut Allocation for Bycatch and Catch Sharing in the Groundfish Fisheries
    • Agenda Item F.3.b, Supplemental ODFW Report 2
    • Agenda Item F.3.b, Supplemental ODFW PowerPoint
    • Agenda Item F.3.c, Supplemental IPHC Letter
    • Agenda Item F.3.c, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item F.3.c, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item F.3.d, Supplemental Public Comment

G. Salmon Management

  • Agenda Item G.1: Review of 2010 Fisheries and Summary of 2011 Stock Abundance Forecasts
    • Review of 2010 Ocean Salmon Fisheries
    • Supplemental – Preseason Report I: Stock Abundance Analysis and Environmental Assessment Part 1 for 2011 Ocean Salmon Fishery Regulations
    • Agenda Item G.1.b, Supplemental SSC Report
  • Agenda Item G.2: Identification of Stocks Not Meeting Conservation Objectives
    • Agenda Item G.2.a, Attachment 1: Excerpt from the Pacific Coast Salmon Plan – § 3.2. Overfishing Criteria
    • Agenda Item G.2.b Supplemental SSC Report
  • Agenda Item G.3: Sacramento River Fall Chinook Overfishing Assessment
    • Agenda Item G.3.a, Attachment 1: Excerpt from the Pacific Coast Salmon Plan
    • Agenda Item G.3.b, Supplemental SRFC Stock Assessment: Assessment of Factors Affecting Escapement Shortfalls of Sacramento River Fall Chinook Salmon in 2007-2009
    • Agenda Item G.3.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item G.3.b, Supplemental SAS Report
    • Agenda Item G.3.b, Supplemental HC Report
    • Agenda Item G.3.c, Public Comment
    • Agenda Item G.3.c, Supplemental Public Comment PowerPoint
  • Agenda Item G.4: Identification of Management Objectives and Preliminary Definition of 2011 Salmon Management Alternatives
    • Agenda Item G.4.a, Attachment 1: Guidance for Alternative Development and Assessment
    • Agenda Item G.4.a, Attachment 2: Emergency Changes to the Salmon FMP
    • Agenda Item G.4.a, Attachment 3: FR 97-22094: Policy Guidelines for the Use of Emergency Rules
    • Agenda Item G.4.c, Supplemental NMFS Recommendations
    • Agenda Item G.4.c, Supplemental NMFS Report: Overview of Current NMFS Ocean Fishery Management Guidance for Sacramento River Winter-Run Chinook
    • Agenda Item G.4.c, Supplemental SAS Report: Proposed Initial Salmon Management Alternatives for 2011 Non-Indian Ocean Fisheries
    • Agenda Item G.4.c, Supplemental WDFW/Tribal Recommendations
    • Agenda Item G.4.c, Supplemental Tribal Report
    • Agenda Item G.4.c, Supplemental Tribal Report 2: Preliminary Definitions of 2011 Management Options to the PFMC, March 6, 2011
    • Agenda Item G.4.d: Public Comment
    • Agenda Item G.4.d, Supplemental Public Comment 2
    • Agenda Item G.4.d, Supplemental Public Comment 3
  • Agenda Item G.5: Council Recommendations for 2011 Management Alternative Analysis
    • Agenda Item G.5.b, Supplemental STT Report
    • Agenda Item G.5 b Supplemental STT PowerPoint
  • Agenda Item G.6: National Marine Fisheries Service Report (Salmon)
    • Agenda Item G.6.a, Regulation Booklet Proposal: Proposal to Transition From Printed Salmon Regulations Booklets to Online Booklets and Updates
    • Agenda Item G.6.a, Klamath Chinook Petition: Petition to List Klamath River Spring Chinook Under the Endangered Species Act
    • Agenda Item G.6.a, Supplemental Amendment 16 Update: NMFS Report Update on Salmon FMP Amendment 16
    • Agenda Item G.6.b, GSI Report
    • Agenda Item G.6.b, Supplemental Attachment to GSI Report: Figures 4 and 5
    • Agenda Item G.6.b Supplemental GSI PowerPoint (Lawson/O’Farrell)
  • Agenda Item G.7: Further Council Direction for 2011 Management Alternatives
    • Agenda Item G.7.b, Supplemental STT Report: Initial Analysis of Preliminary Salmon Management Alternatives for 2011 Ocean Fisheries
    • Agenda Item G.7.c, Supplemental Public Comment
  • Agenda Item G.8: Adoption of 2011 Management Alternatives for Public Review
    • Agenda Item G.8.b, Supplemental STT Report
    • Agenda Item G.8.b, Supplemental Tribal Report
    • Agenda Item G.8.d, Supplemental Tribal Report
  • Agenda Item G.9: Salmon Hearings Officers
    • Agenda Item G.9.a, Attachment 1: Schedule of Salmon Fishery Management Alternative Hearings

H. Groundfish Management

  • Agenda Item H.1: National Marine Fisheries Service Report (Groundfish)
    • Agenda Item H.1.b, Attachment 1: NMFS Letter Regarding the Partial Disapproval of Amendment 23 and Full Disapproval of Amendment 16-5
    • Agenda Item H.1.b, Attachment 2: Federal Register Notices Published Since the Last Council Meeting
    • Agenda Item H.1.b, Supplemental Attachment 2: NMFS Letter Regarding Specific Issues in the Shorebased IFQ Program Associated With Observer Monitoring Requirements
    • Agenda Item H.1.b, Supplemental NMFS TIQ Team Slides
    • Agenda Item H.1.c, Supplemental NWFSC PowerPoint
    • Agenda Item H.1.d, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item H.1.d: Quileute Tribal Council Letter Regarding Participation in the 2011 Pacific Whiting Fishery
    • Agenda Item H.1.e, Supplemental Public Comment
  • Agenda Item H.2: Process for Implementing the 2011-2012 Specifications and Management Measures
    • Agenda Item H.2.a, Attachment 1: A Comparison of the Yelloweye Rockfish Allocations and Apportionments Between the Council’s 2011 Final Preferred Alternative and Actions Taken at the November 2010 Council Meeting
    • Agenda Item H.1.b, Attachment 1: NMFS Letter Regarding the Partial Disapproval of Amendment 23 and Full Disapproval of Amendment 16-5
    • Agenda Item H.2.b, Supplemental NMFS Report
    • Agenda Item H.2.c, WDFW Letter: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Public Comment Letter on the Proposed Rule to Implement the 2011-2012 Harvest Specifications and Management Measures and Amendments 16-5 and 23 (75FR67810)
    • Agenda Item H.2.c, ODFW Letter 1: Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Public Comment Letter on the Proposed Rule to Implement the 2011-2012 Harvest Specifications and Management Measures (75FR67810)
    • Agenda Item H.2.c, ODFW Letter 2: Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Public Comment Letter on the Proposed Rule to Implement the 2011-2012 Harvest Specifications and Management Measures (75FR67810)
    • Agenda Item H.2.c, CDFG Letter: California Department of Fish and Game Public Comment Letter on the Proposed Rule to Implement the 2011-2012 Harvest Specifications and Management Measures (75FR67810)
    • Agenda Item H.2.c, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item H.2.c, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item H.2.d, Public Comment
    • Agenda Item H.2.d, Supplemental Public Comment 2
  • Agenda Item H.3: Pacific Whiting Harvest Specifications for 2011
    • Agenda Item H.3.a, Supplemental Attachment 1: Assessment and Management Advice for Pacific Hake in U.S. and Canadian Waters in 2011 (Full Assessment Available Online Only)
    • Agenda Item H.3.a, Supplemental Attachment 2: Pacific Whiting – The Joint U.S.-Canada STAR Panel Report
    • Agenda Item H.3.a, Supplemental Attachment 3: The 2011 Pacific Whiting OFL, Depletion Rate, and Revised Decision Tables as Recommended by the SSC
    • Agenda Item H.3.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item H.3.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item H.3.b, Supplemental GAP Report
  • Agenda Item H.4: Considerations of Inseason Adjustments — Part I
    • Agenda Item H.4.b, Supplemental GMT Report 1
    • Agenda Item H.4.b, Supplemental GMT Report 2
    • Agenda Item H.4.b, Supplemental GMT PowerPoint
    • Agenda Item H.4.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item H.4.c, Public Comment
  • Agenda Item H.5: Trawl Rationalization Trailing Actions and Allocation Amendments
    • Agenda Item H.5.a, Attachment 1: Calendar for Trailing Amendments on Catch Shares
    • Agenda Item H.5.a, Attachment 2: Superseding Amendment 6 Allocations With Those Decided Under Amendment 21
    • Agenda Item H.5.a, Attachment 3: Trawl Catch Shares and Intersector Allocation Amendments, Issue: Groundfish Trawl Halibut Bycatch Mortality Allocation
    • Agenda Item H.5.a, Attachment 4: Trawl Catch Shares and Intersector Allocation Amendments, Issue: Severability of Whiting Mothership Catcher Vessel Endorsements/ Catch History
    • Agenda Item H.5, Supplemental Attachment 4 (2): Severability Table: Mothership Catcher Vessel Endorsement and Associated Whiting Catch History Assignments
    • Agenda Item H.5.a, Supplemental Council Staff PowerPoint (Seger)
    • Agenda Item H.5.b, Oregon Governor’s Letter
    • Agenda Item H.5.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item H.5.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item H.5.b, Supplemental EC Report
    • Agenda Item H.5.b, Supplemental Press Release: Cantwell Secures Commitment from Obama Administration to Make Groundfish Program a “Top Priority” in Budget
    • Agenda Item H.5.c, Public Comment
    • Agenda Item H.5.c, Supplemental Public Comment 2
    • Agenda Item H.5.c, Supplemental Public Comment 3
  • Agenda Item H.6: Consideration of Inseason Adjustments — Part II, If Necessary

I. Enforcement Issues

  • Agenda Item I.1: Current Enforcement Issues
    • Agenda Item I.1.b, Supplemental USCG Report
    • Agenda Item I.1.b, Supplemental USCG PowerPoint

J. Ecosystem Based Management

  • Agenda Item J.1: Ecosystem Fishery Management Plan
    • Agenda Item J.1.b, Attachment 1: February 10, 2011 Cover Letter and IEA Executive Summary from Dr. John Stein and Dr. Cisco Werner
    • Agenda Item J.1.b, Supplemental IEA PowerPoint (Stein/Werner)
    • Agenda Item J.1.c, Attachment 1: Discussion Document: Assessing Ecosystem Policy Principles and Bringing Ecosystem Science into the Pacific Fishery Management Council Process
    • Agenda Item J.1.c, Attachment 2: From the September 2010 EPDT Report: Ecosystem Fishery Management Planning for U.S West Coast Fisheries (Full Document Available Electronically Only)
    • Agenda Item J.1.c, Supplemental EPDT Report
    • Agenda Item J.1.c, Supplemental EPDT PowerPoint (deReynier)
    • Agenda Item J.1.d, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item J.1.d, Supplemental EAS Report
    • Agenda Item J.1.d, Supplemental HC Report
    • Agenda Item J.1.e, Public Comment
    • Agenda Item J.1.e, Supplemental Public Comment 2 (Includes Oceana PowerPoint)

K. Administrative Matters

  • Agenda Item K.1: Legislative Matters
    • Agenda Item K.1.a, Attachment 1: Staff Summary of Federal Legislation in the 112th U.S. Congress
    • Agenda Item K.1.a, Attachment 2: Draft DOC Aquaculture Policy
    • Agenda Item K.1.a, Attachment 3: Draft NOAA Aquaculture Policy
    • Agenda Item K.1.a, Attachment 4: U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources Oversight Plan, January 2011
    • Agenda Item K.1.a, Supplemental Attachment 5: An Act to Add Chapter 9 Forage Species to the California Department of Fish and Game Code
    • Agenda Item K.1.b, Supplemental LC Report
    • Agenda Item K.1.c, Supplemental HC Report
  • Agenda Item K.2: Approval of Council Meeting Minutes
    • Agenda Item K.2.a, Attachment 1: Draft Minutes: 202nd Session of the Pacific Fishery Management Council
  • Agenda Item K.3: Membership Appointments and Council Operating Procedures
  • Agenda Item K.4: Future Council Meeting Agenda and Workload Planning
    • Agenda Item K.4.a, Attachment 1: Pacific Council Workload Planning: “Preliminary Year at a Glance Summary”
    • Agenda Item K.4.a, Attachment 2: Preliminary Proposed Council Meeting Agenda, April 9-14, 2011, San Mateo, California
    • Agenda Item K.4.a, Supplemental Attachment 3: Pacific Council Workload Planning: Year-at-a-Glance Summary
    • Agenda Item K.4.a, Supplemental Attachment 4: Proposed Council Meeting Agenda, April 8-14, 2011, San Mateo, California
    • Agenda Item K.4.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item K.4.c, Supplemental Public Comment

Ancillary Meetings (Advisory Body and Committee Agendas)

  • Enforcement Consultants (EC) Agenda
  • Groundfish Advisory Subpanel (GAP) Agenda
  • Groundfish Management Team (GMT) Agenda
  • Habitat Committee (HC) Agenda
  • Legislative Committee (LC) Agenda
  • Salmon Advisory Subpanel (SAS) Agenda
  • Salmon Technical Team (STT) Agenda
  • Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) Agenda
  • DRAFT November 2010 SSC Minutes

General Information

  • General Information (Driving Directions, Seating Chart, Hotel Information, Restaurant Information)
  • Chairman’s Reception, Saturday, March 5, 2011 at 6 p.m.
  • Tax Exempt Form: Hilton Vancouver, Washington USA (Must Show Proper I.D.)

Salmon Management Documents

  • Review of 2010 Ocean Salmon Fisheries
  • Supplemental – Preseason Report I: Stock Abundance Analysis and Environmental Assessment Part 1 for 2011 Ocean Salmon Fishery Regulations

April 2011 Briefing Book

A. Call to Order

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

B. Open Comment Period

  • Agenda Item B.1: Supplemental Open Comment (Blanchard/Jones)
  • Agenda Item B.1: Supplemental Open Comment 2 (Trinity River Guide Association)

C. Coastal Pelagic Species Management

  • Agenda Item C.1: National Marine Fisheries Service Report (CPS)
    • Agenda Item C.1.a, Attachment 1: NMFS and SWFSC Report
    • Agenda Item C.1.b, Supplemental SWFSC PowerPoint (Vetter)
  • Agenda Item C.2: Exempted Fishing Permit for 2011 Northwest Aerial Sardine Survey
    • Agenda Item C.2.a, Attachment 1: West Coast Aerial Sardine Survey 2011 Application for Exempted Fishing Permit, Revised
    • Agenda Item C.2.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item C.2.b, Supplemental CPSAS Report
    • Agenda Item C.2.b, Supplemental CPSMT Report
  • Agenda Item C.3: Coastal Pelagic Species Survey Methodology Review
    • Agenda Item C.3.a, Attachment 1: Acoustic-Trawl Survey Method for Coastal Pelagic Species; Report of Methodology Review Panel Meeting
    • Agenda Item C.3.a Attachment 2: Zwolinski et al. Acoustic-Trawl Surveys of Pacific sardine Part I (Electronic Only)
    • Agenda Item C.3.a Attachment 3: Demer et al. Acoustic-Trawl Surveys of Pacific Sardine Part II (Electronic Only)
    • Agenda Item C.3.a Attachment 4: Simmonds Independent Report (Electronic Only)
    • Agenda Item C.3.a Attachment 5: Godo Independent Report (Electronic Only)
    • Agenda Item C.3.a Attachment 6: Gerlotto Independent Report (Electronic Only)
    • Agenda Item C.3.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item C.3.b, Supplemental CPSMT Report
    • Agenda Item C.3.b, Supplemental CPSAS Report

D. Habitat

  • Agenda Item D.1: Current Habitat Issues
    • Agenda Item D.1.a, Supplemental Attachment 1: Letter from Donald R. Glaser, Bureau of Reclamation to Donald O. McIsaac, Dated March 17, 2011
    • Agenda Item D.1.b, Supplemental HC Report
    • Agenda Item D.1.c, Supplemental SAS Report

E. Administrative Matters

  • Agenda Item E.1: Marine Spatial Planning Update
    • Agenda Item E.1.a, Attachment 1: Power Point Presentation to the CCC, January, 12, 2011
    • Agenda Item E.1.a, Attachment 2: Letter from the CCC to the NOC
    • Agenda Item E.1.a, Attachment 3: PowerPoint From Inaugural GCC Meeting
    • Agenda Item E.1.a: Supplemental Attachment 4: National Ocean Council, Plan for Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning Workshop Implementation
    • Agenda Item E.1.a, Supplemental Attachment 5: DRAFT Brochure; U.S. Regional Fishery Management Councils: Decades of Knowledge and Experience in Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning
    • Agenda Item E.1.b, Supplemental NOAA PowerPoint (Stein)
    • Agenda Item E.1.d, Supplemental HC Report
  • Agenda Item E.2: Legislative Matters (Cancelled)
  • Agenda Item E.3: Approval of Council Meeting Minutes
    • Agenda Item E.3.a, Attachment 1: Draft Minutes: 203rd Session of the Pacific Fishery Management Council
  • Agenda Item E.4: Membership Appointments and Council Operating Procedures
  • Agenda Item E.5: Future Council Meeting Agenda and Workload Planning
    • Agenda Item E.5.a, Attachment 1: Pacific Council Workload Planning: “Preliminary Year at a Glance Summary”
    • Agenda Item E.5.a, Attachment 2: Preliminary Proposed Council Meeting Agenda, June 8-13, 2011, Spokane, Washington
    • Agenda Item E.5.a, Supplemental Attachment 3: Pacific Council Workload “Year at a Glance”
    • Agenda Item E.5.a, Supplemental Attachment 4: Draft June 8-13, 2011 Quick Reference Agenda
    • Agenda Item E.5.b, Supplemental GMT Report

F. Pacific Halibut Management

  • Agenda Item F.1: Incidental 2011 Catch Regulations in the Salmon Troll Fishery
    • Agenda Item F.1.b, Supplemental SAS Report
    • Agenda Item F.1.b, Supplemental GAP Report

G. Salmon Management

  • Agenda Item G.1: National Marine Fisheries Service Report (Salmon)
    • Agenda Item G.1.a, Supplemental SWR PowerPoint (McInnis)
    • Agenda Item G.1.a, Supplemental SWFSC PowerPoint (Werner)
  • Agenda Item G.2: Tentative Adoption of 2011 Ocean Salmon Management Measures for Analysis
    • Preseason Report II: Proposed Alternatives and Environmental Assessment Part 2 for 2011 Ocean Salmon Fishery Regulations (March 2011)
    • Agenda Item G.2.a, Attachment 1: Emergency Changes to the Salmon FMP
    • Agenda Item G.2.a, Attachment 2: FR 97-22094: Policy Guidelines for the Use of Emergency Rules
    • Agenda Item G.2.b, STT Memo: March PFMC Alternatives for Chinook Following PSC-CTC Chinook Model Calibration
    • Agenda Item G.2.c, Supplemental Public Hearing Report 1: Summary of Public Hearing, Westport, Washington
    • Agenda Item G.2.c, Supplemental Public Hearing Report 2: Summary of Public Hearing, Coos Bay, Oregon
    • Agenda Item G.2.c, Supplemental Public Hearing Report 3: Summary of Public Hearing, Eureka, California
    • Agenda Item G.2.f, Supplemental SAS Report
    • Agenda Item G.2.f, Supplemental Tribal Report
    • Agenda Item G.2.g, Public Comment
    • Agenda Item G.2.g, Supplemental Public Comment 2
    • Agenda Item G.2.g, Supplemental Public Comment 3
    • Agenda Item G.2.h, Supplemental Tribal Motion
  • Agenda Item G.3: Methodology Review Process and Preliminary Topic Selection for 2011
    • Agenda Item G.3.b, TCW Report: Tule Chinook Workgroup Progress Report on Potential Abundance Based Management Approaches
    • Agenda Item G.3.b, Supplemental MEW Report
    • Agenda Item G.3.b, Supplemental STT Report
    • Agenda Item G.3.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item G.3.b, Supplemental SAS Report
    • Agenda Item G.3.b, Supplemental Tribal Report
  • Agenda Item G.4: Clarify Council Direction on 2011 Management Measures
    • Agenda Item G.4.b, Supplemental STT Report
    • Agenda Item G.4.b, Supplemental STT PowerPoint (O’Farrell)
  • Agenda Item G.5: Salmon Essential Fish Habitat Review Final Report
    • Agenda Item G.5.b, Attachment 1: Pacific Coast Salmon Essential Fish Habitat Review Final Report to the Pacific Fishery Management Council
    • Agenda Item G.5.b, Attachment 2: Summary Table of Major Recommendations
    • Agenda Item G.5.b, Attachment 3: Appendix A: Annotated Bibliography for 2010 Essential Fish Habitat Update (Electronic Only)
    • Agenda Item G.5.b, Supplemental NMFS Salmon EFH Oversight Panel PowerPoint (Stadler) – Large File
    • Agenda Item G.5.c, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item G.5.c, Supplemental STT Report
    • Agenda Item G.5.c, Supplemental SAS Report
    • Agenda Item G.5.c, Supplemental HC Report
    • Agenda Item G.5.c, Supplemental Tribal Report
    • Agenda Item G.5.d, Supplemental Public Comment
  • Agenda Item G.6: Final Action on 2011 Management Measures
    • Agenda Item G.6.b, Supplemental STT Report
    • Agenda Item G.6.b, Supplemental Tribal Report
    • Agenda Item G.6.b, Supplemental CDFG Report
    • Agenda Item G.6.d, Supplemental Tribal Motion

H. Highly Migratory Species Management

  • Agenda Item H.1: National Marine Fisheries Service Report (HMS)
    • Agenda Item H.1.a, SWR Report
    • Agenda Item H.1.a, Supplemental Attachment 1: Rulemaking to Modify HMS FMP Pre-Trip Notification Requirements
    • Agenda Item H.1.a, Supplemental Attachment 2: Letter to Chairman Cedergreen from Rodney R. McInnis, Regarding Overfishing on Pacific Bluefin Tuna
    • Agenda Item H.1.a, Supplemental Attachment 3: Letter from Rodney McInnis to Donald McIsaac Regarding VMS Requirements
    • Agenda Item H.1.b, Supplemental HMSAS Report
  • Agenda Item H.2: North Pacific Albacore Tuna Conservation and Management
    • Agenda Item H.2.b, HMSMT Report
    • Agenda Item H.2.b, Supplemental HMSMT Report 2
    • Agenda Item H.2.b, Supplemental HMSMT PowerPoint (Stohs)
    • Agenda Item H.2.b, Supplemental HMSAS Report

I. Groundfish Management

  • Agenda Item I.1: National Marine Fisheries Service Report (Groundfish)
    • Agenda Item I.1.b, Attachment 1: Federal Register Notices Published Since the Last Council Meeting
    • Agenda Item I.1.b, Supplemental NMFS Report: NMFS Memorandum Regarding Addition of Mandatory Reporting of Ex-Vessel Value on Electronic Fish Tickets in the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery’s Trawl Rationalization Program
    • Agenda Item I.1.b, Supplemental NWFSC PowerPoint
  • Agenda Item I.2: Proposed Process and Schedule for Completing the 2013-2014 Groundfish Biennial Fishery Specifications and Management Measures
    • Agenda Item I.2.a, Supplemental Staff Agenda Item Overview PowerPoint (Ames)
    • Agenda Item I.2.a, Supplemental Attachment 1: Possible Schedules for Groundfish Fishery Management Plan Amendment Considerations
    • Agenda Item I.2.a, Supplemental Attachment 2: Table 1. Summary of Council Action By Meeting for 2013-14, as Recommended by the Groundfish Process Improvement Committee
    • Agenda Item I.2.b, PIC Report: Groundfish Process Improvements Committee Report
    • Agenda Item I.2.b, Draft Proposed Schedule: Schedule and Process for Developing 2013-2014 Groundfish Harvest Specifications and Management Measures
    • Agenda Item I.2.c: Supplemental NMFS Report: Letter to Mark Cedergreen Regarding PIC Recommendations and Schedule
    • Agenda Item I.2.c, Supplemental NWFSC PowerPoint
    • Agenda Item I.2.c, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item I.2.c, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item I.2.c, Supplemental GAP Report
  • Agenda Item I.3: Periodic Groundfish Essential Fish Habitat Review Process
    • Agenda Item I.3.a, Attachment 1: Draft Proposed Changes to COP 22 – Process for Groundfish Essential Fish Habitat Review and Modification
    • Agenda Item I.3.a, Attachment 2: Strike-through version of Draft Proposed Changes to COP 22
    • Agenda Item I.3.a, Attachment 3: Call for Data and Information
    • Agenda Item I.3.a, Supplemental Attachment 4: Suggested Revision to Data Request
    • Agenda Item I.3.b, Supplemental NWIFC PowerPoint
    • Agenda Item I.3.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item I.3.b, Supplemental HC Report
    • Agenda Item I.3.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item I.3.c, Supplemental Public Comment PowerPoint (Oceana)
  • Agenda Item I.4: Informational Briefing on Risk Pools Under the Trawl Rationalization Program
    • Agenda Item I.4.b, Informational Letter from Presenter: Letter to Mark Cedergreen, Dated March 22, 2011
    • Agenda Item I.4.b, Supplemental Attachment 1: 2011 Risk Pool Agreement
    • Agenda Item I.4.b, Supplemental Informational Briefing PowerPoint (Burden/Sullivan)
  • Agenda Item I.5: Consideration of Inseason Adjustments – Part I
    • Agenda Item I.5.b, Supplemental GMT Report
  • Agenda Item I.6: Priority Trailing Actions Under Trawl Rationalization and Intersector Allocation
    • Agenda Item I.6.a, Attachment 1: Trawl Catch Shares and Regulatory Amendments Control Limit Safe Harbors for Community Fishing Associations, Draft Environmental Assessment
    • Agenda Item I.6.a, Attachment 2: Safe Harbor from Control Rule: Risk Pool Options
    • Agenda Item I.6.a, Attachment 3: Safe Harbor From Control Rule: Lender Options
    • Agenda Item I.6.a, Attachment 4: Adaptive Management Program QP Pass-through Options
    • Agenda Item I.6.a, Attachment 5: Recommended Process for Resolving the Council’s Intent Regarding Superseding Amendment 6 Allocations With Amendment 21 Allocations and Annual Management of Fishery Set-Asides
    • Agenda Item I.6.a, Supplemental Attachment 6: Additional Background Information on CFA Issues
    • Agenda Item I.6.a, Supplemental Council Staff PowerPoint (Seger/Boydstun)
    • Agenda Item I.6.b, Supplemental NMFS Report on Cost Recovery: Identifying Questions and Potential Answers for the Development of the Trawl Rationalization Cost Recovery Program
    • Agenda Item I.6.b, Supplemental NMFS Cost Recovery PowerPoint
    • Agenda Item I.6.b, Supplemental NMFS Report 2: NOAA Fisheries West Coast Groundfish Trawl Rationalization Program Implementation Costs
    • Agenda Item I.6.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item I.6.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item I.6.b, Supplemental EC Report
    • Agenda Item I.6.c, Public Comment
    • Agenda Item I.6.c, Supplemental Public Comment 2
    • Agenda Item I.6.c, Supplemental Public Comment 3 (PowerPoint)
    • Agenda Item I.6.c, Supplemental Public Comment 4
  • Agenda Item I.7: General Groundfish Fishery and Trawl Rationalization Issues to be Addressed by the NMFS Program Improvement and Enhancement Rule
    • Agenda Item I.7.a, Attachment 1: Trailing Action Calendar and Status
    • Agenda Item I.7.a, Attachment 2: Proposed Ad Hoc Committee Charge and Seats
    • Agenda Item I.7.b, NMFS Report 1: Draft Rulemaking Plan
    • Agenda Item I.7.b, Supplemental NMFS Report 2: NMFS Items for PIE Rule
    • Agenda Item I.7.b, Supplemental NMFS PIE Items PowerPoint (Goen)
    • Agenda Item I.7.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item I.7.b, Supplemental EC Report
    • Agenda Item I.7.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item I.7.c, Supplemental Public Comment PowerPoint
  • Agenda Item I.8: Consideration of Inseason Adjustments — Part II, If Necessary

Informational Reports

  • Informational Report 1: Letter to Chairpersons Duenas, Olson, and Cedergreen RE: Outcomes of the 7th Regular Session of the WCPFC From December 6-10, 2010
  • Supplemental Informational Report 2: Council Coordination Committee DRAFT May 3-5, 2011 Meeting Agenda
  • Supplemental Informational Report 3: USFWS Salmon Mass Marking Rates
  • Supplemental Informational Report 4: Active West Coast Hydrokinetic Projects, Updated March 22, 2011
  • Supplemental Informational Report 5: Letter from RADM Blore to Chairman Cedergreen Regarding USCG Annual Report and RADM Blore’s Retirement
  • Supplemental Informational Report 6: Federal Register Notice, April 12, 2011, NMFS Announces a 90-Day Finding for a Petition to List the Chinook Salmon in the Upper Klamath and Trinity Rivers as Threatened or Endangered and Designate Critical Habitat Under the ESA

Ancillary Meetings (Advisory Body and Committee Agendas)

  • 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
  • Salmon Advisory Supanel (SAS) Agenda
  • Salmon Technical Team (STT) Agenda
  • Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) Agenda
  • DRAFT March 2011 SSC Minutes

General Information

  • General Information (Driving Directions, Seating Chart, Hotel Information, Restaurant Information)
  • Chairman’s Reception, Saturday, April 9, 2011 at 6 p.m.
  • Tax Exempt Form: San Mateo Marriott Hotel, San Mateo, CA (Must Show Proper I.D.)

Salmon Management Documents

  • Preseason Report II: Proposed Alternatives and Environmental Assessment Part 2 for 2011 Ocean Salmon Fishery Regulations (March 2011)

Evening Presentation

  • Evening Presentation: “Learning from the Development of Sector Management in New England’s Groundfish Fishery”, Jonathan M. Labaree, Sector Program Manager, Gulf of Maine Research Institute

June 2011 Briefing Book

A. Call to Order

  • Agenda Item A.3, Supplemental Attachment 1: Fisheries Leadership & Sustainability Forum; East Coast Forum Agenda (May 10-13, 2011)
  • Agenda Item A.3, Supplemental Attachment 2: Agenda From June 2, 2011 West Coast Government Agreement on Ocean Health Meeting
  • Agenda Item A.3, Supplemental Attachment 3: Council Coordination Committee May 3-5, 2011 Agenda
  • Agenda Item A.4: June 6-13, 2011 Proposed Detailed Council Meeting Agenda

B. Open Comment Period

  • None Received at Time of Briefing Book Mailing

C. Salmon Management

  • Agenda Item C.1: Fishery Management Plan Amendment 16, Annual Catch Limits and Accountability Measures
    • Agenda Item C.1.a, Supplemental Attachment 1: Salmon FMP Amendment 16: Public Review Draft Description of Alternatives
    • Agenda Item C.1.b, SAC Report 1: Public Review Draft Environmental Assessment for Pacific Coast Salmon Fishery Management Plan Amendment 16: Classifying Stocks, Revising Status Determination Criteria, Establishing Annual Catch Limits and Accountability Measures, and De Minimis Fishing Provisions
    • Agenda Item C.1.b, SAC Report 2: Appendices A-G to Amendment 16 Public Review Draft Environmental Assessment
    • Agenda Item C.1.b, SAC Report 3: Appendix H to Amendment 16 Public Review Draft Environmental Assessment; Draft Proposed FMP Language implementing Amendment 16
    • Agenda Item C.1.b, U.S. v. Oregon Letter
    • Agenda Item C.1.b, STT Report
    • Agenda Item C.1.b, Supplemental STT Report 2
    • Agenda Item C.1.b, Supplemental NMFS Report 1: Letter to Mark Cedergreen from Will Stelle Regarding Klamath River Fall Chinook
    • Agenda Item C.1.b, Supplemental NMFS Report 2: Summary of Issues and Preliminary Recommendations for Salmon Plan Amendment 16 (Peter Dygert, May 31, 2011)
    • Agenda Item C.1.b, Supplemental WDFW/Tribal Report 1: Letter to Council on the Draft EA for Pacific Coast Salmon Amendment 16 From Northern Coastal Tribes
    • Agenda Item C.1.b, Supplemental WDFW/Tribal Report 2: Letter to Council Regarding DRAFT EA for Pacific Coast Salmon From NWIFC
    • Agenda Item C.1.b, Supplemental Yurok Tribal Report
    • Agenda Item C.1.b, Supplemental Comments of Hoopa Valley Tribe
    • Agenda Item C.1.b, Supplemental SAC PowerPoint
    • Agenda Item C.1.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item C.1.b, Supplemental SAS Report
    • Agenda Item C.1.c, Public Comment
    • Agenda Item C.1.c Supplemental Public Comment 2
    • Agenda Item C.1.d, Supplemental NMFS Motions
    • Agenda Item C.1.d, Supplemental Motions for De Minimis Fishing (With Amendments, as Displayed)
    • Agenda Item C.1.d, Supplemental Motion 7 Graphic (S. Williams)
    • Agenda Item C.1.d, Supplemental Motion 7 Graphic 2

D. Highly Migratory Species Management

  • Agenda Item D.1: North Pacific Albacore Tuna Fisheries Economic Analysis
    • Agenda Item D.1.b, Attachment 1: West Coast U.S. Commercial Albacore Fishery Economic Analysis
    • Agenda Item D.1.b, Supplemental LWC PowerPoint
    • Agenda Item D.1.c, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item D.1.c, Supplemental HMSMT Report
    • Agenda Item D.1.c, Supplemental HMSAS Report
  • Agenda Item D.2: Recommendations to International Fisheries Organizations
    • Agenda Item D.2.a, Attachment 1: Pacific Regional Fishery Management Organization Meetings in 2011
    • Agenda Item D.2.a, Attachment 2: Summary Report of Recent IATTC Committee Meetings and Upcoming Kobe III Meeting
    • Agenda Item D.2.a, Attachment 3: 2010 IATTC Stock Assessments (Partial Extracts; Full Document on Web and CD Only)
    • Agenda Item D.2.a, Attachment 4: WCPFC Conservation and Management Measure 2010-04 for Pacific Bluefin Tuna
    • Agenda Item D.2.a, Attachment 5: Guidance from the Executive Director to the HMSAS and HMSMT
    • Agenda Item D.2.b, Supplemental HMSMT Report
    • Agenda Item D.2.b, Supplemental HMSAS Report

E. Groundfish Management

  • Agenda Item E.1: National Marine Fisheries Service Report
    • Agenda Item E.1.a, Attachment 1: Federal Register Notices Published Since the Last Council Meeting
    • Agenda Item E.1.b, Supplemental NWFSC Economic Data Collection PowerPoint
    • Agenda Item E.1.b, Supplemental NWFSC Groundfish Science PowerPoint
    • Agenda Item E.1.c, Supplemental Quileute Letter
  • Agenda Item E.2: Stock Assessments for 2013-2014 Groundfish Fisheries
    • Agenda Item E.2.a, Attachment 1: Status of Bocaccio, Sebastes paucispinis, in the Conception, Monterey and Eureka INPFC Areas as Updated for 2011 (Full Document; Electronic Only)
    • Agenda Item E.2.a, Attachment 2: Status Update of the U.S. Canary Rockfish Resource in 2011 (Full Document; Electronic Only)
    • Agenda Item E.2.a, Attachment 3: Cowcod Status Report
    • Agenda Item E.2.a, Attachment 4: Status and Future Prospects for the Darkblotched Rockfish Resource in Waters off Washington, Oregon, and California as Updated in 2011; (Full Document; Electronic Only)
    • Agenda Item E.2.a, Attachment 5: Status of the U.S. Yelloweye Rockfish Resource in 2011 (Update of 2009 Assessment Model); Full Document; Electronic Only
    • Agenda Item E.2.a, Attachment 6: Assessment Methods for Data-limited Stocks – Report of the Review Panel Meeting
    • Agenda Item E.2.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item E.2.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item E.2.b, Supplemental GAP Report
  • Agenda Item E.3: Groundfish Amendment 16-5 and 2012 Harvest Specifications and Measures
    • Agenda Item E.3.a, Attachment 1: December 27, 2010 Letter From Mr. William Stelle to Chairman Mark Cedergreen Concerning the NMFS Decision to Disapprove Amendment 16-5
    • Agenda Item E.3.a, Attachment 2: April 5, 2011 Letter from Dr. Donald McIsaac to Mr. William Stelle Concerning Pacific Council Recommendations on the National Marine Fisheries Service Final Decision on the 2011-12 Groundfish Fishery Specifications and Management Measures
    • Agenda Item E.3.a, Attachment 3: April 29, 2011 Letter from Mr. Frank Lockhart to Chairman Mark Cedergreen Concerning the NMFS Final Decision on 2011 Groundfish Harvest Specifications and Management Measures
    • Agenda Item E.3.a, Attachment 4: Comparison of the Target Year and Harvest Control Rule for Overfished Species Under the Current Regulations, the Council Preferred Alternative, and the NMFS Preferred Alternative
    • Agenda Item E.3.a, Attachment 5: May 19, 2011 Letter From Mr. Frank Lockhart to Chairman Mark Cedergreen Concerning the Secretarial Amendment Process
    • Agenda Item E.3.a, Attachment 6: Draft Schedule for 2012 Specifications and Revised FMP Amendment Under a Secretarial Amendment Process
    • Agenda Item E.3.b, Supplemental GAP Report
  • Agenda Item E.4: Final Schedule for Completing the 2013-14 Specifications and Management Measures and Considerations for Solving Biennial Cycle Process Issues
    • Agenda Item E.4.a, Attachment 1: Preliminary Preferred Schedule for Developing 2013-14 Groundfish Harvest Specifications and Management Measures
    • Agenda Item E.4.a, Attachment 2: Draft Proposed Changes to Council Operating Procedure 19 for Groundfish Exempted Fishing Permits
    • Agenda Item E.4.a, Supplemental Attachment 3 (Not Handed Out, Please See Agenda Item E.4.a, Supplemental Attachment 7)
    • Agenda Item E.4.a, Attachment 4: Programmatic Approaches to the Groundfish Harvest Specifications National Environmental Policy Act Process
    • Agenda Item E.4.a, Attachment 5: Possible Schedules for Groundfish Fishery Management Plan Amendment Considerations
    • Agenda Item E.4.a, Supplemental Attachment 6: Council Staff and NMFS Project Team Report
    • Agenda Item E.4.a, Supplemental Attachment 7: Report on the Intended Analysis in Consideration for Restructuring Groundfish Stock Complexes
    • Agenda Item E.4.b, GMT Report: Groundfish Management Team Clarification on a Suggested Review of the Conservation Performance of the Council’s Rebuilding Plans
    • Agenda Item E.4.b, Supplemental GMT Report 2
    • Agenda Item E.4.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item E.4.b, Supplemental GAP Report
  • Agenda Item E.5: Consideration of Inseason Adjustments – Part I
    • Agenda Item E.5.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item E.5.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item E.5.b, Supplemental GAP Report 2
    • Agenda Item E.5.b, Supplemental ODFW Report
    • Agenda Item E.5.b, Supplemental EC Report
  • Agenda Item E.6: Trawl Rationalization and Associated General Groundfish Fishery Issues Slated for Final Action, Including Those in the Program Improvements and Enhancement Rule
    • Agenda Item E.6.a, Attachment 1: Trailing Action Calendar and Status
    • Agenda Item E.6.a, Attachment 2: Intersector Allocation Issue: Recommended FMP and Regulatory Amendatory Language That Complies with the Council’s Intent Regarding Superseding Amendment 6 Allocations with Amendment 21 Allocations
    • Agenda Item E.6.a, Attachment 3: Intersector Allocation Issue: Recommended FMP and Regulatory Amendatory Language That Complies with the Council’s Intent Regarding Annual Management of Fishery Set-Asides
    • Agenda Item E.6.a, Attachment 4: Intersector Allocation Issue: Groundfish Trawl Pacific Halibut Bycatch Mortality Allocation, Council Decision Document
    • Agenda Item E.6.a, Attachment 5: Trawl Rationalization Issue: Severability of Whiting Mothership Catcher Vessel Endorsements/Catch History
    • Agenda Item E.6.a, Attachment 6: Trawl Rationalization Issue: Adaptive Management Program Quota Pound Pass-Through, Council Decision Document
    • Agenda Item E.6.b, NMFS Report 1: PIE Rule – Part 1, NMFS Items Unchanged from April
    • Agenda Item E.6.b, Supplemental NMFS Report 2: PIE Rule – Part 2, New or Changed NMFS Items from April
    • Agenda Item E.6.b, NMFS Report 3: Draft Rulemaking Plan
    • Agenda Item E.6.b, NMFS Report 4: NMFS’ Preliminary Determinations on the Appropriate Level of NEPA for Trailing Actions
    • Agenda Item E.6.b, Supplemental NMFS Report 5: NMFS Questions on Severability of Mothership Catcher Vessel Endorsement and Catch History Assignment from the Limited Entry Trawl Permit
    • Agenda Item E.6.b, ODFW Letter (Excerpt)
    • Agenda Item E.6.b, Supplemental IPHC Letter
    • Agenda Item E.6.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item E.6.b, REVISED Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item E.6.b, Supplemental EC Report
  • Agenda Item E.7: Priority Trailing Actions Under Trawl Rationalization Slated for Preliminary Action
    • Agenda Item E.7.a, Attachment 1: Trawl Rationalization Regulatory Amendments: Control Limit Safe Harbors for Community Fishing Associations and Risk Pools, Draft Environmental Assessment, May 2011
    • Agenda Item E.7.a, Supplemental Attachment 2: Inserts for Control Limit Safe Harbor Environmental Assessment
    • Agenda Item E.7.a Supplemental Attachment 3: Decision Tree for Use by Council at June 2011 Meeting Re: Preliminary Preferred Alternative for Designated CFAs
    • Agenda Item E.7.b, NMFS Report 1: Cost Recovery Program Options, Part One
    • Agenda Item E.7.b, WDFW Letter: April 27, 2011 Letter to Mr. Frank Lockhart From Mr. Phil Anderson
    • Agenda Item E.7.b, Supplemental NMFS Report 2: Cost Recovery Program Options, Part Two
    • Agenda Item E.7.b, Supplemental NMFS Report 3: Estimates West Coast Groundfish Trawl Rationalization Program (NMFS NWR, NWFSC, and OLE Implementation Costs)
    • Agenda Item E.7.b, Supplemental REVISED NMFS Report 4: PowerPoint – Cost Recovery: Preliminary Program Options
    • Agenda Item E.7.b, Supplemental ODFW Report: Letter to Frank Lockhart Regarding Oregon’s Current Groundfish Management, Monitoring, and Enforcement Programs in Relation to the TIQ ($Costs)
    • Agenda Item E.7.b, Supplemental CDFG Report: Letter to Frank Lockhart Regarding CDFG Enforcement and Monitoring Costs for Implementing the TIQ Program
    • Agenda Item E.7.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item E.7.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item E.7.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item E.7.b, Supplemental EC Report
    • Agenda Item E.7.c, Public Comment
    • Agenda Item E.7.c, Supplemental Public Comment 2
  • Agenda Item E.8: Consideration of Inseason Adjustments – Part II, If Necessary
    • Agenda Item E.8.b, Supplemental GMT Report: June 2011 Scorecard. Allocations and Projected Mortality Impacts (mt) of Overfished Groundfish Species for 2011

F. Administrative Matters

  • Agenda Item F.1: Legislative Matters
    • Agenda Item F.1.a, Attachment 1: June 2011 Staff Summary of Federal Legislation in the 112th U.S. Congress
    • Agenda Item F.1.a, Attachment 2: H.R. 946, the Endangered Salmon Predation Prevention Act
    • Agenda Item F.1.a, Attachment 3: May 5, 2011 Formal Request for Council comments on H.R. 946 from Congressman Hastings Via E-mail From Mr. Todd Ungerecht
    • Agenda Item F.1.a, Attachment 4: April 9, 2011 Letter from Dr. Donald McIsaac to Ms. Susan Bunsick Regarding Council Comments on the Draft NOAA and DOC Aquaculture Policies
    • Agenda Item F.1.a, Supplemental Attachment 5: Letter to Jim Kellogg from Rodney McInnis Regarding NOAA’s Review of the Forage Species Conservation and Management Act
    • Agenda Item F.1.a, Supplemental Attachment 6: HR 1837, A Bill to Address Certain Water-Related Concerns on the San Joaquin River, and for Other Purposes
    • Agenda Item F.1.a, Supplemental Attachment 7: DRAFT Letter from Concerned Fishery Organizations to Honorable Tom McClintock Regarding Opposition to HR 1837
    • Agenda Item F.1.b, Supplemental LC Report
  • Agenda Item F.2: Approval of Council Meeting Minutes
    • Agenda Item F.2.a, Attachment 1: DRAFT Minutes: 204th Session of the Pacific Fishery Management Council
    • Agenda Item F.2.a, Supplemental Attachment 2: DRAFT Minutes: 207th Session of the Pacific Fishery Management Council
  • Agenda Item F.3: Fiscal Matters
    • Agenda Item F.3.b, Supplemental Budget Committee Report
  • Agenda Item F.4: Membership Appointments and Council Operating Procedures
    • Agenda Item F.4.a, Attachment 1: Ad Hoc Committee Charge and Seats for the Trawl Rationalization Evaluation Committee
  • Agenda Item F.5: Future Council Meeting Agenda and Workload Planning
    • Agenda Item F.5.a, Attachment 1: Pacific Council Workload Planning: “Preliminary Year at a Glance Summary”
    • Agenda Item F.5.a, Supplemental Attachment 2: DRAFT Proposed Council Meeting Agenda, September 12-19, 2011 San Mateo, CA
    • Agenda Item F.5.a, Supplemental Attachment 3: Pacific Council Workload, Year At-A-Glance Summary
    • Agenda Item F.5.b, Supplemental GMT Report

G. Coastal Pelagic Species Management

  • Agenda Item G.1: National Marine Fisheries Service Report
    • Agenda Item G.1.b, Supplemental Pacific Sardine II Workshop Report: Workshop on Enhancing Stock Assessments of Pacific Sardine in the California Current through Coordinated Comparative Surveys (May 23-24, 2011)
    • Agenda Item G.1.b, Supplemental SWFSC PowerPoint (Crone)
    • Agenda Item G.1.b, Supplemental SWFSC PowerPoint (Ralston)
    • Agenda Item G.1.c, Supplemental CPSMT Report
    • Agenda Item G.1.c, Supplemental CPSAS Report
  • Agenda Item G.2: Pacific Mackerel Management for 2011-2012
    • Agenda Item G.2.b, Attachment 1: Pacific Mackerel (Scomber japonicus) Stock Assessment for USA Management in the 2011-2012 Fishing Year
    • Agenda Item G.2.b, Attachment 2: Pacific Mackerel STAR Panel Meeting Report
    • Agenda Item G.2.b, Supplemental SWFSC PowerPoint (Crone)
    • Agenda Item G.2.c, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item G.2.c, Supplemental CPSMT Report
    • Agenda Item G.2.c, Supplemental CPSAS Report

H. Ecosystem Based Management

  • Agenda Item H.1: Ecosystem Fishery Management Plan
    • Agenda Item H.1.a, Electronic Attachment 1: September 2010 EPDT Report, Ecosystem-Based Management Planning for U.S. West Coast Fisheries; (Electronic Only)
    • Agenda Item H.1.a, Electronic Attachment 2: March 2011 EPDT Report, Discussion Document: Assessing Ecosystem Policy Principles and Bringing Ecosystem Science into the Pacific Fishery Management Council Process; (Electronic Only)
    • Agenda Item H.1.a, Attachment 3: Draft Purpose and Need Statement submitted by Oceana at the March 2011 Council Meeting
    • Agenda Item H.1.b, EAS Report
    • Agenda Item H.1.b, SSC Ecosystem-Based Management Subcommittee Report
    • Agenda Item H.1.b, CPSMT Report
    • Agenda Item H.1.b, CPSAS Report
    • Agenda Item H.1.b, GMT Report
    • Agenda Item H.1.b, STT Report
    • Agenda Item H.1.b, SAS Report
    • Agenda Item H.1.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item H.1.b, Supplemental HMSMT Report
    • Agenda Item H.1.b, Supplemental HMSAS Report
    • Agenda Item H.1.b, Supplemental HMSAS Report 2
    • Agenda Item H.1.b, Supplemental HC Report
    • Agenda Item H.1.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item H.1.b, Supplemental EPDT Report
    • Agenda Item H.1.b, Supplemental Tribal Comment
    • Agenda Item H.1.c, Public Comment
    • Agenda Item H.1.c, Supplemental Public Comment 2
    • Agenda Item H.1.c, Supplemental Public Comment 3
    • Agenda Item H.1.c, Supplemental Public Comment PowerPoint (Oceana)

I. Habitat

  • Agenda Item I.1: Current Habitat Issues
    • Agenda Item I.1.a, Attachment 1: Draft Letter to Army Corps of Engineers
    • Agenda Item I.1.b, Supplemental HC Report

Informational Reports

  • Informational Report 1: Letter from Michael Bell, TNC, and Report From Archipelago Marine Research Ltd., Regarding Electronic Monitoring Pilot Study Report for West Coast Groundfish Trawl ITQ Program
  • Supplemental Informational Report 2: Letter from GoldenGate Salmon Association to the Bay-Delta Conservation Plan Coordinators
  • Supplemental Informational Report 3: Memo from Pacific Coast Salmon EFH Review Oversight Panel to the Council Regarding Revisions to the Final Report on the 5-year Review of EFH for Pacific Coast Salmon
    • Supplemental Informational Report 3, ELECTRONIC Attachment 1: Pacific Coast Salmon 5-Year Review of Essential Fish Habitat Final Report to the Pacific Fishery Management Council, Revised May 25, 2011
  • Supplemental Informational Report 4: Letter from RFMCs to Eric Schwaab Regarding NMFS Allocation Project

Ancillary Meetings (Advisory Body and Committee Agendas)

  • Budget Committee (BC) Agenda
  • Coastal Pelagic Species Advisory Subpanel (CPSAS) Agenda
  • Coastal Pelagic Species Management Team (CPSMT) Agenda
  • Ecosystem Plan Development Team (EPDT) 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 April 2011 SSC Minutes
  • SSC Groundfish Subcommittee Agenda

General Information

  • General Information (Driving Directions, Seating Chart, Hotel Information, Restaurant Information)
  • Chairs’ Reception, Wednesday, June 8, 2011 at 6 p.m.
  • Tax Exempt Form: DoubleTree Hotel Spokane City Center, Spokane, WA (Must Show Proper I.D.)

September 2011 Briefing Book

A. Call to Order

  • Agenda Item A.5: Proposed Council Meeting Agenda, September 12-19, 2011

B. Enforcement

  • Agenda Item B.1: Current Enforcement Issues
    • Agenda Item B.1.b, Supplemental CDFG Enforcement Report (PowerPoint With Embedded Video)

C. Marine Protected Areas

  • Agenda Item C.1: Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Proposed Ecosystem Based Management Initiative
    • Agenda Item C.1.b, Attachment 1: Letter from Sanctuary Superintendant Paul Michel regarding the MBNMS EBM Initiative
    • Agenda Item C.1.b, Attachment 2: Fact Sheet on the MBNMS EBM Initiative
    • Agenda Item C.1.b, Supplemental MBNMS PowerPoint
    • Agenda Item C.1.b, Supplemental HC Report
    • Agenda Item C.1.c, Supplemental Tribal Statement
    • Agenda Item C.1.c, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item C.1.c, Supplemental HMSAS Report
    • Agenda Item C.1.d, Public Comment
    • Agenda Item C.1.d, Supplemental Public Comment 2

D. Habitat

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

E. Highly Migratory Species Management

  • Agenda Item E.1: NMFS Report on HMS
    • Agenda Item E.1.a, Attachment 1: NMFS HMS Report
    • Agenda Item E.1.a, Attachment 2: Kobe III Recommendations
    • Agenda Item E.1.a, Attachment 3: Report of the Eleventh Meeting of the International Scientific Committee For Tuna and Tuna-Like Species in the North Pacific Ocean
    • Agenda Item E.1.a, Supplemental Attachment 4: Northern Committee Seventh Regular Session, Sapporo, Japan; 6-9 September 2011
    • Agenda Item E.1.a, Supplemental Attachment 5: NMFS Report on Proposed Rule to Implement IATTC Resolutions Adopted in 2011
    • Agenda Item E.1.b, Attachment 1: Stock Assessment of Albacore Tuna In The North Pacific Ocean in 2011
    • Agenda Item E.1.b, Supplemental SWFSC ISC PowerPoint (Kohin
    • Agenda Item E.1.b, Supplemental SWFSC Economics PowerPoint (Stohs)
    • 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.c, Supplemental EC Report
  • Agenda Item E.2: Swordfish Management Workshop Report
    • Agenda Item E.2.b, Supplemental Swordfish Workshop PowerPoint (Helvey)
    • Agenda Item E.2.c, Supplemental HMSMT Report
    • Agenda Item E.2.c, Supplemental HMSAS Report
    • Agenda Item E.2.d, Supplemental Public Comment
    • Agenda Item E.2.d, Supplemental Public Comment PowerPoint (Oceana)
    • Agenda Item E.2.d, Supplemental Public Comment PowerPoint 2 (TNC)

F. Administrative Matters

  • Agenda Item F.1: Legislative Matters
    • Agenda Item F.1.a, Attachment 1: September 2011 Staff Summary of Federal Legislation in the 112th U.S. Congress
    • Agenda Item F.1.a, Attachment 2: July 5, 2011 formal request for Council comments on H.R. 1837 from U.S. Congresswoman Grace Napolitano
    • Agenda Item F.1.a, Attachment 3: H.R. 1837, the San Joaquin Valley Water Reliability Act
    • Agenda Item F.1.b, Supplemental LC Report
    • Agenda Item F.1.d, Public Comment
    • Agenda Item F.1.d, Supplemental Public Comment 2
  • Agenda Item F.2: Approval of Council Meeting Minutes
    • Agenda Item F.2.a, Attachment 1: Draft Minutes: 209th Session of the Pacific Fishery Management Council (June 2011)
    • Agenda Item F.2.a, Attachment 2: Draft Minutes: 205th Session of the Pacific Fishery Management Council (September 2010)
  • Agenda Item F.3: Fiscal Matters
    • Agenda Item F.3.b, Supplemental BC Report
  • Agenda Item F.4: Membership Appointments and Council Operating Procedures
    • Agenda Item F.4.a, Supplemental Attachment 1: Quinault Tribal Sardine Allocation Request
  • Agenda Item F.5: Future Council Meeting Agenda and Workload Planning
    • Agenda Item F.5.a, Attachment 1: Pacific Council Workload Planning: “Preliminary Year at a Glance Summary”
    • Agenda Item F.5.a, Attachment 2: Preliminary Proposed Council Meeting Agenda, November 1-7, 2011, Costa Mesa, California
    • Agenda Item F.5.a, Supplemental Attachment 3: Pacific Council Workload Planning: Year-at-a-Glance Summary
    • Agenda Item F.5.a, Supplemental Attachment 4: Proposed Council Meeting Agenda, November 1-7, 2011 Costa Mesa, California
    • Agenda Item F.5.b, Supplemental HMSAS Report

G. Groundfish Management

  • Agenda Item G.1: National Marine Fisheries Service Report
    • Agenda Item G.1.a, Attachment 1: Federal Register Notices Published Since the Last Council Meeting
    • Agenda Item G.1.a, Attachment 2: Federal Register: Notice of Availability for Amendment 21-1
    • Agenda Item G.1.a, Supplemental Attachment 3: Federal Register Notice, Proposed Rule: Trawl Rationalization Program Improvement and Enhancement Rule
    • Agenda Item G.1.a, Supplemental Attachment 4: NMFS Solicits Public Comment on the Trawl Rationalization Proposed Rule and Notice of Availability for Amendment 21-1
    • Agenda Item G.1.a, Attachment 5: Letter from Will Stelle Regarding the Trawl Rationalization Program
    • Agenda Item G.1.a, Attachment 6: Risk Assessment of U.S. West Coast Groundfish Fisheries to Threatened and Endangered Seabirds
    • Agenda Item G.1.a, Supplemental Attachment 7: Surplus Quota Pounds Carryover Issue
    • Agenda Item G.1.a, Supplemental NMFS Report: PRELIMINARY Report for 2011 At-Sea and Tribal Pacific Whiting Fisheries
    • Agenda Item G.1.b, Supplemental NW & SW Fisheries Science Centers PowerPoint (Stein/McClure/Werner)
    • Agenda Item G.1.c, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item G.1.c, Supplemental GMT Report 2
    • Agenda Item G.1.c, Supplemental GMT Report 3
    • Agenda Item G.1.c, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item G.1.d, Public Comment: Washington Sea Grant: Bringing Albatross Conservation to West Coast Groundfish Fisheries: Progress on Outreach Efforts in the Longline Fleet
    • Agenda Item G.1.d, Supplemental Public Comment 2
  • Agenda Item G.2: Update and Joint NMFS/PFMC Hearing on the Proposed Secretarial Amendment for Groundfish Amendment 16-5 and 2012 Harvest Specifications and Management Measures
    • Agenda Item G.2.a, Supplemental Attachment 1: Pacific Coast Groundfish FMP, Appendix F: Overfished Species Rebuilding Plan
    • Agenda Item G.2.b, Supplemental NMFS Report 1: Letter to Don McIsaac Regarding Transmittal of Secretarial Amendment 1 to the Groundfish FMP
    • Agenda Item G.2.b, Supplemental NMFS Report 2: Groundfish FMP as Amended Through Amendment 23 INCLUDING Secretarial Amendment 1 (Redline/Strikeout Chapter 4 Version)
  • Agenda Item G.3: Review of Exempted Fishing Permits for 2012 Groundfish Fisheries
  • Agenda Item G.4: Stock Assessments for 2013-2014 Groundfish Fisheries (Full Stock Assessment Documents Available on Website and CD Only)
    • Agenda Item G.4.a, Attachment 1: Stock Assessment of Pacific Ocean Perch in Waters off of the U.S. West Coast in 2011
    • Agenda Item G.4.a, Supplemental Attachment 2: Pacific Ocean Perch STAR Panel Report
    • Agenda Item G.4.a, Attachment 3: Status of the U.S. Petrale Sole Resource in 2010
    • Agenda Item G.4.a, Attachment 4: Petrale Sole STAR Panel Report
    • Agenda Item G.4.a, Attachment 5: Status of the Widow Rockfish Report in 2011
    • Agenda Item G.4.a, Attachment 6: Widow Rockfish STAR Panel Report
    • Agenda Item G.4.a, Attachment 7: Status of the Spiny Dogfish Shark Resource off the Continental U.S. Pacific Coast in 2011
    • Agenda Item G.4.a, Attachment 8: Spiny Dogfish STAR Panel Report
    • Agenda Item G.4.a, Attachment 9: Status of the U.S. Sablefish Resource in 2011
    • Agenda Item G.4.a, Attachment 10: Sablefish STAR Panel Report
    • Agenda Item G.4.a, Attachment 11: The Status of Dover Sole off the U.S. West Coast in 2011
    • Agenda Item G.4.a, Attachment 12: Dover Sole STAR Panel Report
    • Agenda Item G.4.a, Attachment 13: Status of the Blackgill Rockfish, Sebastes melanostomus, in the Conception and Monterey INPFC Areas for 2011
    • Agenda Item G.4.a, Attachment 14: Blackgill Rockfish STAR Panel Report
    • Agenda Item G.4.a, Attachment 15: Status of Greenspotted Rockfish, Sebastes chlorostictus, in U.S. Waters off California
    • Agenda Item G.4.a, Attachment 16: Greenspotted Rockfish STAR Panel Report
    • Agenda Item G.4.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item G.4.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item G.4.b, Supplemental GAP Report
  • Agenda Item G.5: Biennial Management Process for 2013-2014 Groundfish — Part 1
    • Agenda Item G.5.a, Attachment 1: Schedule for Developing 2013-14 Groundfish Harvest Specifications and Management Measures
    • Agenda Item G.5.a, Supplemental REVISED Attachment 2: 2012 OFLs (mt) and Recommended 2013 and 2014 OFLs (mt) for West Coast Groundfish Stocks
    • Agenda Item G.5.a, Attachment 3: Relationship Between P* and the Percent Reduction of the OFL for Deciding the 2013 and 2014 ABCs for Category 1, 2, and 3 Stocks Based on Sigma Values of 0.36, 0.72, and 1.44, Respectively
    • Agenda Item G.5.a, Supplemental REVISED Attachment 4: 2012 ABCs and ACLs (mt) and Presumptive 2013 and 2014 ABCs (mt) for West Coast Groundfish Stocks Assuming the Status Quo P* and Stock Category Values Do Not Change
    • Agenda Item G.5.a, Attachment 5: Report of GMT Subgroup and Council Staff on Analysis of Stock Vulnerability and Configuration of Stock Complexes
    • Agenda Item G.5.a SUPPLEMENTAL PowerPoint for Attachment 5
    • Agenda Item G.5.a, Attachment 6: The Commercial Fisheries Landings Distribution Model
    • Agenda Item G.5.a, Supplemental Attachment 7: APPENDIX L: Catch-Based Allocation of the Overfishing Limit (OFL) for Greenspotted Rockfish (Sebastes chlorostictus) in Northern California, and a Yield Estimate for U.S. Waters off Oregon and Washington
    • Agenda Item G.5.a, Supplemental Attachment 8: Revisions to OFL Contributions for Category 3 Stocks
    • Agenda Item G.5.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item G.5.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item G.5.b, Supplemental GAP Report
  • Agenda Item G.6: Trawl Rationalization Trailing Actions
    • Agenda Item G.6.a, Attachment 1: Summary of Council Direction on Safe Harbors from June 2011
    • Agenda Item G.6.a, Attachment 2: Excerpts from: Trawl Rationalization Regulatory Amendments: Control Limit Safe Harbors for Community Fishing Associations and Risk Pools, Draft Environmental Assessment, May 2011
    • Agenda Item G.6.a, Supplemental Agenda Item Overview PowerPoint (Seger)
    • Agenda Item G.6.b, CRC Report: Report of the Cost Recovery Committee
    • Agenda Item G.6.b, Supplemental NMFS Report 1: Proposed Cost Recovery Program Structure
    • Agenda Item G.6.b, Supplemental NMFS Report 2: NMFS Options for Ensuring Payment of the Cost Recovery Fee
    • Agenda Item G.6.b, Supplemental NMFS PowerPoint (Lockhart)
    • Agenda Item G.6.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item G.6.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item G.6.b, Supplemental EC Report
    • Agenda Item G.6.c, Public Comment
  • Agenda Item G.7: Consideration of Inseason Adjustments — Part I
    • Agenda Item G.7.b, Supplemental ODFW Report: ODFW Report on Shorebased Individual Fishing Quota Program off Oregon
    • Agenda Item G.7.b, Supplemental NMFS Report
    • Agenda Item G.7.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item G.7.b, Supplemental GAP Report
  • Agenda Item G.8: Emerging Issues Under Trawl Rationalization and Intersector Allocation
    • Agenda Item G.8.a, Attachment 1: Potential Trailing Actions on Trawl Rationalization and Intersector Allocation
    • Agenda Item G.8.a, Supplemental PowerPoint (Seger)
    • Agenda Item G.8.b, Supplemental NMFS Report 1: Additional Potential Trailing Actions from NMFS
    • Agenda Item G.8.b, Supplemental NMFS Report 2: NMFS Preliminary List of Priorities
    • Agenda Item G.8.b, Supplemental NMFS Report 3: Regulatory History on Chafing Gear
    • Agenda Item G.8.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item G.8.b, Supplemental GMT Report 2
    • Agenda Item G.8.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item G.8.c, Public Comment
    • Agenda Item G.8.d, Supplemental WDFW Motion in Writing
  • Agenda Item G.9: Biennial Management Process for 2013-2014 Groundfish Fisheries – Part 2
    • Agenda Item G.9.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item G.9.b, Supplemental CDFG Report
    • Agenda Item G.9.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item G.9.b, Supplemental EC Report
    • Agenda Item G.9.c, Supplemental Public Comment
  • Agenda Item G.10: Science Improvements for the Next Groundfish Management Cycle
    • Agenda Item G.10.a, Attachment 1: Recommendations for Off-Year Science Improvements
    • Agenda Item G.10.b, Supplemental NWFSC PowerPoint (McClure)
    • Agenda Item G.10.c, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item G.10.c, Supplementary SSC Report
    • Agenda Item G.10.c, Supplemental GMT Report
  • Agenda Item G.11: Consideration of Inseason Adjustments — Part II, If Necessary
    • Agenda Item G.11.b, Supplemental GMT Report

H. Salmon Management

  • Agenda Item H.1: Progress Reports on Columbia River Tule and Sacramento Winter Run Chinook Management Issues
    • Agenda Item H.1.b, TCW Report: Exploration of Abundance-Based Management Approaches for Lower Columbia River Tule Chinook
    • Agenda Item H.1.b, Supplemental TCW PowerPoint
    • Agenda Item H.1.b, Supplemental NMFS Report: Progress Report on the Sacramento Winter Run Biological Opinion Reasonable and Prudent Alternative and Development of a New Management Framework
    • Agenda Item H.1.d, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item H.1.d, Supplemental SAS Report
  • Agenda Item H.2: 2011 Salmon Methodology Review
    • Agenda Item H.2.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item H.2.b, Supplemental MEW Report
    • Agenda Item H.2.b, Supplemental STT Report
    • Agenda Item H.2.b, Supplemental Tribal Comments

I. Pacific Halibut Management

  • Agenda Item I.1: 2012 Pacific Halibut Fishery Regulations
    • Agenda Item I.1.a, Attachment 1: 2011 Pacific Halibut Catch Sharing Plan for Area 2A
    • Agenda Item I.1.b, NMFS Report: Report on the 2011 Pacific Halibut Fisheries in Area 2A
    • Agenda Item I.1.b, IPHC Report: Letter to Dan Wolford from Bruce Leaman
    • Agenda Item I.1.b, ODFW Report: Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Report on Proposed Changes to the Pacific Halibut Catch Sharing Plan for the 2012 Fishery
    • Agenda Item I.1.b, WDFW Report: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Report on Proposed Changes to Catch Sharing Plan and 2012 Annual Regulations
    • Agenda Item I.1.b, Supplemental GAP Report
  • Agenda Item I.2: Proposed Procedures for Estimating Pacific Halibut Bycatch in the Groundfish Fishery
    • Agenda Item I.2.b, NMFS Report: Pacific Halibut Bycatch in the U.S. West Coast Groundfish Fishery from 2002 through 2010
    • Agenda Item I.2.b, Supplemental NMFS Report 2: ERRATA for I.2.b, NMFS Report
    • Agenda Item I.2.b, Supplemental NWFSC PowerPoint (Jannot, Bellman, Majewski)
    • Agenda Item I.2.c, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item I.2.c, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item I.2.c, Supplemental GAP Report

Informational Reports

  • Informational Report 1: Active West Coast Hydrokinetic Projects (Dated August 17, 2011)
  • Informational Report 2: Letter to Bureau of Reclamation From San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority Regarding Biological Opinion on Central Valley Project and California State Water Project Operations
  • Supplemental Informational Report 3: Status Report of the 2011 Ocean Salmon Fisheries off Washington, Oregon, and California. (Preliminary Data Through August 31, 2011)

Ancillary Meetings (Advisory Body and Committee Agendas)

  • Budget Committee (BC) 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
  • SSC DRAFT June 2011 Summary Minutes
  • SSC Economic Subcommittee Agenda

Open Comment Period (Written Only)

  • Open Comment: Letter From the PEW Environment Group Regarding Council Directed Task to Ecosystem Plan Development Team
  • Open Comment 2: Letter From Steve Bodnar Regarding Sablefish Stock Assessment
  • Supplemental Open Comment 3: Letter from Ella Renell, et al.
  • Supplemental Open Comment 4: Campaign Letter Regarding Forage Fish (Ecosystem Fishery Management Plan)
  • Supplemental Open Comment 5: Letter to Michael Connor from San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority and California State Water Contractors
  • Supplemental Open Comment 6: Letter from Quinault Indian Nation Regarding Treaty Right to Enter Pacific Sardine Fishery in 2012

General Information

  • General Information: Driving Directions, Seating Chart, Hotel Information, Restaurant Information
  • Revised Council Seating Chart
  • Chairs’ Reception: Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 6 p.m.
  • Tax Exempt Form: Marriott San Mateo, San Mateo, CA (Must Show Proper I.D.)

November 2011 Briefing Book

A. Call to Order

  • Agenda Item A.4: November 2011 Council Meeting Agenda

B. Open Comment

  • Open Comment 1: A Bilateral Scientific Workshop Process to Evaluate Effects of Salmon Fisheries on Southern Resident Killer Whales
  • Open Comment 2: Letter to Dr. McIsaac from Bruce Buckson Regarding NMFS Office of Law Enforcement Seeking Comments on Setting Annual Enforcement Priorities
    • Open Comment 2; Supplemental Revised SAS Report: Priority For Enforcement Issues
    • Open Comment 2: Supplemental Enforcement Consultants Report
    • Open Comment 2: Agenda Item B.1.a, Supplemental CPSAS Report
    • Open Comment 2: Supplemental EC Report 2
    • Open Comment 2: Supplemental GMT Report
  • Supplemental Open Comment 3: Letter from Oceana Regarding West Coast Swordfish Fishery
  • Supplemental Open Comment 4: Letter to Dan Basta from the Hoh Indian Tribe, Makah Tribe, Quileute Tribe, and the Quinault Indian Nation Regarding Initiatives Under Development in at Least Two Sanctuaries
  • Supplemental Open Comment 5: Forage Fish, Feeding the California Current Large Marine Ecosystem (Oceana)
  • Supplemental Open Comment 6: Jeff Miles, Ocean Frontiers, the Dawn of a New Era in Ocean Stewardship

C. Salmon Management

  • Agenda Item C.1: 2011 Salmon Methodology Review
    • Agenda Item C.1.a, Attachment 1: Exploration of Abundance-Based Management Approaches for Lower Columbia River Tule Chinook
    • Agenda Item C.1.a, Attachment 2: Sacramento River Winter Chinook Cohort Reconstruction: Analysis of Ocean Fishery Impacts
    • Agenda Item C.1.a, Attachment 3: The Winter-Run Harvest Model (WRHM)
    • Agenda Item C.1.a, Attachment 4: Application of Bias-corrected Methods for Estimating Mortality in Mark-Selective Fisheries to Coho FRAM
    • Agenda Item C.1.a, Attachment 5: Causes and Effects of Bias in Anticipated Mark Rates in Mark-Selective Fisheries for Coho Salmon
    • Agenda Item C.1.b, STT Report
    • Agenda Item C.1.b, MEW Report
    • Agenda Item C.1.b, Supplemental TCW Report (PowerPoint)
    • Agenda Item C.1.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item C.1.b, Supplemental NMFS Report
    • Agenda Item C.1.b, Supplemental SAS Report
    • Agenda Item C.1.b, Supplemental SSC Report
  • Agenda Item C.2: Preseason Salmon Management Schedule for 2012
    • Agenda Item C.2.a, Attachment 1: Pacific Fishery Management Council Schedule and Process for Developing 2012 Ocean Salmon Fishery Management Measures
    • Agenda Item C.2.b, STT Report: Salmon Technical Team Statement on the Preseason Management Schedule for 2012

D. Pacific Halibut Management

  • Agenda Item D.1: 2012 Pacific Halibut Regulations
    • Agenda Item D.1.a, Attachment 1: 2011 Pacific Halibut Catch Sharing Plan For Area 2A
    • Agenda Item D.1.a, Attachment 2: Fall 2011 Newsletter Excerpt
    • Agenda Item D.1.b, NMFS Report: Report on the 2011 Pacific Halibut Fisheries in Area 2A
    • Agenda Item D.1.b, ODFW Report: Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Report on Proposed Changes to the Pacific Halibut Catch Sharing Plan for the 2012 Fishery
    • Agenda Item D.1.b, WDFW Report: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Report on Proposed Changes to the Area 2A Pacific Halibut Catch Sharing Plan and 2012 Annual Regulations
    • Agenda Item D.1.b, Supplemental IPHC Report
    • Agenda Item D.1.b, Supplemental CDFG Report
    • Agenda Item D.1.b, Supplemental ODFW Report 2
    • Agenda Item D.1.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item D.1.c, Public Comment
    • Agenda Item D.1.c, Supplemental Public Comment 2

E. Groundfish Management

  • Agenda Item E.1: Stock Assessments for 2013-2014 Groundfish Fisheries
    • Agenda Item E.1.a, Attachment 1: Status of bocaccio, Sebastes paucispinis, in the Conception, Monterey and Eureka INPFC areas as Updated for 2011 (Full document electronic format only)
    • Agenda Item E.1.a, Attachment 2: Status and Future Prospects for the Darkblotched Rockfish Resource in Waters off Washington, Oregon, and California in 2011 (Full document electronic format only)
    • Agenda Item E.1.a, Attachment 3: Status of the Widow Rockfish Resource in 2011 (Full document electronic format only)
    • Agenda Item E.1.a, Attachment 4: Scientific and Statistical Committee Groundfish Subcommittee Report on Stock Assessments and Rebuilding Analyses for 2013-2014 Groundfish Fisheries
    • Agenda Item E.1.a, Attachment 5: Rebuilding Analysis for Bocaccio, Based on the 2011 Stock Assessment
    • Agenda Item E.1.a, Attachment 6: Rebuilding Analysis for Canary Rockfish Based on the 2011 Updated Stock Assessment
    • Agenda Item E.1.a, Supplemental REVISED Attachment 7: Rebuilding Analysis for Darkblotched Rockfish in 2011
    • Agenda Item E.1.a, Attachment 8: Rebuilding Analysis for Pacific Ocean Perch in 2011
    • Agenda Item E.1.a, Supplemental REVISED Attachment 9: Draft 2011 Petrale Sole Rebuilding Analysis
    • Agenda Item E.1.a, Attachment 10: Rebuilding Analysis for Yelloweye Rockfish Based on the 2011 Update Stock Assessment (Full document electronic format only)
    • Agenda Item E.1.a, Supplemental Attachment 11: An Alternative View of Widow Rockfish Productivity
    • Agenda Item E.1.b, Supplemental SSC Report
  • Agenda Item E.2: National Marine Fisheries Service Report on Groundfish
    • Agenda Item E.2.b, Attachment 1: Federal Register Notices Published Since the Last Council Meeting
    • Agenda Item E.2.c, NWFSC Report: Estimated Discard and Catch of Groundfish Species in the 2010 US West Coast Fisheries (Provided in electronic format only)
    • Agenda Item E.2.c, Supplemental Science Centers PowerPoint
  • Agenda Item E.3: Review of Exempted Fishing Permits for 2013-2014 Groundfish Fisheries
    • Agenda Item E.3.a, Attachment 1: Evaluation of an epibenthic trolled longline to selectively catch chilipepper rockfish (Sebastes goodei) off California
    • Agenda Item E.3.a, Attachment 2: Groundfish EFP Proposal: Yellowtail Rockfish Jig Fishing off California
    • Agenda Item E.3.a, Attachment 3: Supporting a Spatial Analysis of the Distribution and Size of Rebuilding Stocks in the Rockfish Conservation Area Through Directed Surveys
    • Agenda Item E.3.a, Supplemental Attachment 4: Electronic Monitoring Proposal for the IFQ Trawl Rationalization Program
    • Agenda Item E.3.a, Supplemental Attachment 5: Oregon Recreational Yellowtail Rockfish EFP, 2009 & 2011 Combined Final Report
    • Agenda Item E.3.b, NMS Letter
    • Agenda Item E.3.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item E.3.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item E.3.b, Supplemental EC Report
    • Agenda Item E.3.c, Public Comments
    • Agenda Item E.3.c, Supplemental Public Comment 2
  • Agenda Item E.4: Biennial Management Process for 2013-2014 Groundfish Fisheries — Part I
    • Agenda Item E.4.a, Supplemental P* Informational Briefing PowerPoint: An Overview of Scientific Uncertainty Buffers and Acceptable Biological Catch Specifications (DeVore)
    • Agenda Item E.4.a, Attachment 1: 2012 OFLs (mt) and Recommended 2013 and 2014 OFLs (mt) for West Coast Groundfish Stocks
    • Agenda Item E.4.a, Attachment 2: Relationship between P* and the percent reduction of the OFL for deciding the 2013 and 2014 ABCs for Category 1, Widow Rockfish, Category 2, and Category 3 Stocks Based on Sigma Values of 0.36, 0.41, 0.72, and 1.44, Respectively
    • Agenda Item E.4.a, Attachment 3: 2012 ABCs and ACLs (mt) and Presumptive 2013 and 2014 ABCs (mt) for West Coast Groundfish Stocks Assuming the Status Quo P* and Stock Category Values Do Not Change
    • Agenda Item E.4.a, Attachment 4: Estimated Time to Rebuild and Spawning Potential Ratio Harvest Rate Relative to Alternative 2013-2014 ACLs for Overfished West Coast Groundfish Stocks
    • Agenda Item E.4.a, Attachment 5: Historical Landings and Revenue in Groundfish Fisheries
    • Agenda Item E.4.a, Attachment 6: Landings and Revenue Tables
    • Agenda Item E.4.a, Supplemental Attachment 7: Table 5. 2013 OFLs (mt) and a Range of Alternative 2013 ABCs (mt) Varied by the Probability of Overfishing (P*) for West Coast Groundfish Stocks
    • Agenda Item E.4.a, Supplemental Attachment 8: Table 6. 2014 OFLs (mt) and a Range of Alternative 2014 ABCs (mt) Varied by the Probability of Overfishing (P*) for West Coast Groundfish Stocks
    • Agenda Item E.4.a, Supplemental Attachment 9: Final Preferred 2013 and 2014 OFLs (mt) and ABCs (mt) and Presumptive 2013 and 2014 ACLs (mt) for Non-Overfished West Coast Groundfish Stocks Assuming the Status Quo Basis for Deciding the ACLs
    • Agenda Item E.4.b, GMT Report: The Groundfish Management Team Report on the Suggested Range of Annual Catch Limit and Annual Catch Target Alternatives for Rebuilding Stocks
    • Agenda Item E.4.b, Supplemental GMT Report 2
    • Agenda Item E.4.b, Supplemental GMT Report 3
    • Agenda Item E.4.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item E.4.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item E.4.b, Supplemental Tribal Report
    • Agenda Item E.4.b, Supplemental Tribal Report 2
    • Agenda Item E.4.c, Supplemental Public Comment
    • Agenda Item E.4.c, Supplemental Public Comment 2
  • Agenda Item E.5: Further Direction on Biennial Management Specifications for 2013-2014 Groundfish Fisheries – Part 1 (If Needed)
    • Agenda Item E.5.b, Supplemental GMT Report 1: Recommendations for Off-The-Top Deductions (Set-Asides)
    • Agenda Item E.5.b, Supplemental GMT Report 2: Option 1, Council Requested Tables with 2012 Allocations and Allocation Percentages, Applied to the Council’s PPAs for 2013 and 2014 ACL Alternatives
    • Agenda Item E.5.b, Supplemental GMT Report 3: Report on Biennial Management Specifications for 2013-14, Part II — Stock Complex Evaluation
  • Agenda Item E.6: Status Reports on the Rationalized Trawl Fishery
    • Agenda Item E.6.b, NMFS Report 1: Current IFQ Catch Data Snapshot
    • Agenda Item E.6.b, Supplemental NMFS Report 2: PRELIMINARY Report for 2011 At-Sea and Tribal Pacific Whiting Fisheries (Report Not Generated For This Briefing Book)
    • Agenda Item E.6.c, Supplemental Mothership Co-op Report: An Amendment 20 Mothership Catcher Vessel Cooperative Preliminary WMC Report on the Current Year Pacific Whiting Fishery
    • Agenda Item E.6.c, Supplemental Mothership Co-Op Report 2: Data From Sea State, Inc.
    • Agenda Item E.6.c, Supplemental Whiting Mothership Cooperative PowerPoint
    • Agenda Item E.6.c, Catcher-Processor Co-op Report
    • Agenda Item E.6.d, Supplemental REVISED EC Report (PowerPoint)
  • Agenda Item E.7: Trawl Rationalization Trailing Actions
    • Agenda Item E.7.a, Supplemental PowerPoint
    • Agenda Item E.7.a, Attachment 1: Trailing Action Priorities And Status
    • Agenda Item E.7.a, Supplemental Attachment 2: Policy and Regulation on Allocations Upon Rebuilding That Affect Widow Rockfish Allocations
    • Agenda Item E.7.b, Supplemental NMFS Report: NMFS’ Preliminary Determinations on the Appropriate Level of NEPA for Trailing Actions
    • Agenda Item E.7.b, Supplemental TRREC Report: Trawl Rationalization Regulatory Evaluation Committee Report on Trailing Actions
    • Agenda Item E.7.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item E.7.b, Supplemental EC Report
    • Agenda Item E.7.c, Public Comment
    • Agenda Item E.7.c, Supplemental Public Comment 2
    • Agenda Item E.7.c, Supplemental Public Comment 3
    • Agenda Item E.7.c, Supplemental Public Comment 4
  • Agenda Item E.8: Consideration of Inseason Adjustments for 2011 and 2012 Fisheries
    • Agenda Item E.8.b, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Report: WDFW Report on Inseason Adjustments for 2012
    • Agenda Item E.8.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item E.8.b, Supplemental GAP Report
  • Agenda Item E.9: Biennial Management Specifications Process for 2013-2014 Groundfish Fisheries — Part 2
    • Agenda Item E.9.a, Attachment 1: Recent Year Catch Estimates Relevant to Deciding a Range of 2013-2014 Allocations
    • Agenda Item E.9.a, Supplemental Attachment 2: Table 1. Final preferred 2013 and 2014 OFLs (mt) and ABCs (mt) and preliminary preferred 2013 and 2014 ACLs (mt) for non-overfished west coast groundfish stocks and stock complexes (stocks with new assessments in bold; stocks without a preliminary preferred alternative identified have TBD in the 2013 and 2014 PPA ACL cells)
    • Agenda Item E.9.b, NMFS Report: NMFS Advice on the Preliminary List of Management Measures for 2013-14 Groundfish Fisheries
    • Agenda Item E.9.b, GMT Report: GMT Report on Off the Top Deductions (Set-Asides) for 2013-14
    • Agenda Item E.9.b, GMT Report 2: GMT Report on Preliminary Management Measures for 2013-14
    • Agenda Item E.9.b, Supplemental GMT Report 3
    • Agenda Item E.9.b, Supplemental GMT Report 4
    • Agenda Item E.9.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item E.9.b, Supplemental Tribal Report
    • Agenda Item E.9.b, Supplemental EC Report
    • Agenda Item E.9.b, CDFG Report: Preliminary Range of Management Measures for California’s 2013-2014 Commercial and Recreational Groundfish Fisheries
    • Agenda Item E.9.b, Supplemental CDFG Report 2: Retention of Shelf Rockfish in the Cowcod Conservation Area in 2013-14
    • Agenda Item E.9.b, Supplemental Joint ODFW/CDFG Report: Joint Proposal on Management Measures for 2013-2014 Fisheries
    • Agenda Item E.9.c, Public Comment
    • Agenda Item E.9.c, Supplemental Public Comment 2

F. Coastal Pelagic Species Management

  • Agenda Item F.1: NMFS Report on Coastal Pelagic Species Management
    • Agenda Item F.1.c, Supplemental SWFSC PowerPoint
  • Agenda Item F.2: Pacific Sardine Stock Assessment and Coastal Pelagic Species Management Measures for 2012
    • Agenda Item F.2.a, Attachment 1: August 31, 2011 Letter From Ed Johnstone, Quinault Fisheries Policy Spokesperson, Regarding the Quinault Indian Nation’s Intent to Establish a Tribal Allocation and to Enter the 2012 Pacific Sardine Fishery
    • Agenda Item F.2.a, Attachment 2: Management Questions and Relevant CPS FMP Excerpt Regarding the Quinault Indian Nation’s Intents for 2012
    • Agenda Item F.2.b, Attachment 1: Assessment of the Pacific Sardine Resource in 2011 for U.S. Management in 2012, Executive Summary
    • Agenda Item F.2.b, Attachment 2: Southwest Fisheries Science Center’s Daily Egg Production Model Survey Report (Electronic only)
    • Agenda Item F.2.b, Attachment 3: Northwest Aerial Sardine Survey – Sampling Results in 2011 (Electronic only)
    • Agenda Item F.2.b, Attachment 4: SWFSC’s Acoustic-Trawl Survey Report, 2011 (Electronic only)
    • Agenda Item F.2.b, Attachment 5: 2011 Pacific Sardine STAR Panel Report
    • Agenda Item F.2.b, Attachment 6: Proposal to Review Canadian Swept Area Trawl Survey Methodology
    • Agenda Item F.2.b, Supplemental Attachment 7: CIE Independent STAR Panel Report
    • Agenda Item F.2.b, Supplemental (Electronic Only) Attachment 8: Assessment of the Pacific Sardine Resource in 2011 for U.S. Management in 2012
    • Agenda Item F.2.b, Supplemental Survey and Assessment PowerPoint (Hill)
    • Agenda Item F.2.c, Supplemental WDFW Report
    • Agenda Item F.2.c, Supplemental ODFW Report
    • Agenda Item F.2.c, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item F.2.c, Supplemental CPSMT Report
    • Agenda Item F.2.c, Supplemental CPSAS Report
    • Agenda Item F.2.d, Public Comment
    • Agenda Item F.2.d, Supplemental Public Comment
    • Agenda Item F.2.d, Supplemental Public Comment 2
    • Agenda Item F.2.d, Supplemental Public Comment 3
    • Agenda Item F.2.d, Supplemental Public Comment PowerPoint

G. Habitat

  • Agenda Item G.1: Current Habitat Issues
    • Agenda Item G.1.a, Attachment 1: Draft Letter on Klamath Dam Removal
    • Agenda Item G.1.a, Supplemental REVISED Attachment 2: Draft Letter on a Columbia Basin Stakeholder Forum
    • Agenda Item G.1.b, Supplemental HC Report
    • Agenda Item G.1.c, Supplemental SAS Report

H. Ecosystem Based Management

  • Agenda Item H.1: Integrated Ecosystem Assessment Report
    • Agenda Item H.1.b, Attachment 1: Discussion Document: Development of an Annual Report on Conditions in the California Current Ecosystem (Complete document in electronic format only)
    • Agenda Item H.1.b, Supplemental IEA PowerPoint (Werner/Stein)
    • Agenda Item H.1.c, Supplemental EPDT Report
    • Agenda Item H.1.c, Supplemental EAS Report
    • Agenda Item H.1.c, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item H.1.c, Supplemental CPSMT Report
    • Agenda Item H.1.c, Supplemental CPSAS Report
    • Agenda Item H.1.c, Supplemental HC Report
  • Agenda Item H.2: Development of a Council Fishery Ecosystem Plan
    • Agenda Item H.2.a, Attachment 1: Draft Pacific Coast Fishery Ecosystem Plan
    • Agenda Item H.2.b Supplemental EPDT PowerPoint
    • Agenda Item H.2.b, Supplemental EPDT Report
    • Agenda Item H.2.b, Supplemental EAS Report
    • Agenda Item H.2.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item H.2.b, Supplemental SAS Report
    • Agenda Item H.2.b, Supplemental CPSMT Report
    • Agenda Item H.2.b, Supplemental CPSAS Report
    • Agenda Item H.2.b, Supplemental HC Report
    • Agenda Item H.2.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item H.2.c, Public Comment
    • Agenda Item H.2.c, Supplemental Public Comment 2
    • Agenda Item H.2.c, Supplemental Public Comment 3
    • Agenda Item H.2.c, Supplemental Public Comment PowerPoint (Oceana)

I. Highly Migratory Species Management

  • Agenda Item I.1: Council Recommendations on International Highly Migratory Species Management
    • Agenda Item I.1.a, Attachment 1: Canada-U.S. Treaty on Pacific Albacore Tuna Vessels and Port Privileges, Including Annex Amendments
    • Agenda Item I.1.a, Attachment 2: Canadian Albacore Landings at Selected U.S. West Coast Ports
    • Agenda Item I.1.a, Attachment 3: WCPFC Circular 2011-24, Discussion of a Possible Way Forward in the Development of a Conservation and Management Measure for Bigeye, Yellowfin, and Skipjack Tuna in the WCPFC Convention Area
    • Agenda Item I.1.a, Attachment 4: WCPFC-TCC7-2011-DP/17, Japan’s Comments on WCPFC Circular 2011-24
    • Agenda Item I.1.a, Supplemental Attachment 5: WCPFC Circular 2011/30; Conservation and Management of Skipjack, Bigeye, and Yellowfin Tuna
    • Agenda Item I.1.b, Supplemental HMSMT Report
    • Agenda Item I.1.b, Supplemental HMSAS Report
    • Agenda Item I.1.c, Public Comment: Letter from the Western Fishboat Owners Association
    • Agenda Item I.1.c, Supplemental Public Comment
  • Agenda Item I.2: Consideration of Pacific Bluefin Tuna Overfishing Status
    • Agenda Item I.2.a, Attachment 1: Pacific Bluefin Tuna Overfishing Overview, including annexes
    • Agenda Item I.2.b, Supplemental HMSMT Report
    • Agenda Item I.2.b, Supplemental HMSAS Report

J. Administrative Matters

  • Agenda Item J.1: Approval of Council Meeting Minutes
    • Agenda Item J.1.a, Supplemental Attachment 1: Draft Minutes: 210th Session of the Pacific Fishery Management Council (September 2011 Meeting)
  • Agenda Item J.2: Fiscal Matters
    • Agenda Item J.2.b, Supplemental Budget Committee Report
  • Agenda Item J.3: Membership 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: Preliminary Proposed Council Meeting Agenda, March 2-7, 2012, Sacramento, California
    • Agenda Item J.4.a, Supplemental Attachment 3: Pacific Council Workload Planning; Year-at-a-Glance
    • Agenda Item J.4.a, Supplemental Attachment 4: Proposed Council Meeting Agenda, March 1-7, 2012 in Sacramento, CA
    • Agenda Item J.4.a, Supplemental Attachment 5: Proposed Workshops and SSC Subcommittee Meetings for 2011; Tentative – Depended on Funding; Dates Subject to Change
    • Agenda Item J.4.b, GMT Report: Suggested Issues and Questions on Rebuilding for the Scientific and Statistical Committee
    • Agenda Item J.4.b, Supplemental GMT Report 2: Report on SSC’s Suggested Approach for Addressing Issues and Questions on Rebuilding
    • Agenda Item J.4.b, Supplemental SSC Report

Informational Reports

  • Informational Report 1: Status Report of the 2011 Ocean Salmon Fisheries off Washington, Oregon, and California; Preliminary Data Through September 30, 2011

Ancillary Meetings (Advisory Body and Committee Agendas)

  • Committee Room Locations Map
  • 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
  • Highly Migratory Species Advisory Subpanel (HMSAS) Agenda
  • Highly Migratory Species Management Team (HMSMT Agenda)
  • Salmon Advisory Subpanel (SAS) Agenda
  • Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) Agenda
  • DRAFT September 2011 SSC Minutes

General Information

  • General Information: (Driving Directions, Seating Chart, Hotel Information, Restaurant Information)
  • Annual Banquet: Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at 6 p.m. (Honoring Mark Cedergreen, Jerry Mallet, and Rod Moore)
  • Committee Room Locations Map
  • Tax Exempt Form: Hilton Hotel Orange County/Costa Mesa (Must Show Proper I.D.)

2011 newsletters

2011 in brief

On March 11, a 9.0 earthquake in Japan led to a devastating tsunami that, apart from wreaking havoc in Japan, caused $48 million in damage to the ports of Santa Cruz and Crescent City. In Washington, the process of removing the Elwha, Glines Canyon, and Condit dams began.

Salmon. Ocean salmon seasons provided both recreational and commercial opportunities coastwide. Greatly improved abundance of Sacramento River fall Chinook fueled the first substantial ocean salmon fisheries off California and Oregon since 2007, and Klamath and Sacramento stocks were officially declared rebuilt. In June, the Council selected final preferred alternatives for de minimis fishing provisions, status determination criteria, annual catch limits, salmon stock classification, and accountability measures.

Habitat and ecosystem. NMFS and the Council finished their five-year review of essential fish habitat for salmon. The Council continued to pursue its Fishery Ecosystem Plan, approving a purpose and needs statement in June and creating an outline for the plan. The Habitat Committee discussed a new Army Corps of Engineers policy on removing vegetation on levees which they believed could have damaged salmon habitat. The Council encouraged the regional marine spatial planning body to include a seat for a Council representative. A DEIS for removing the four lower Klamath dams was released. NMFS provided its first Integrated Ecosystem Assessment report to the Council.

Groundfish. Widow rockfish were found to be rebuilt in an assessment presented in November. The Council adopted harvest specifications and management measures for 2011-2012 groundfish fisheries. The council continued to work on an adaptive management program, trawl/nontrawl allocations, and “safe harbors” from quota share control limits as a follow up to the trawl catch share program. The Council adopted stock assessments for 2013-2014 management; the size of the overfished bocaccio stock was found to be higher than expected.

Coastal pelagic species: The Quinault Indian Nation requested a sardine harvest allocation.

Highly migratory species: An assessment concluded that the albacore stock was healthy, but another assessment found that Pacific bluefin tuna were overfished.

Admin: Mark Cedergreen, Rod Moore and Jerry Mallet left the Council, and Rich Lincoln and Jeff Feldner joined.

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2011: Early exploration of electronic monitoring

In 2011, National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) implemented a Council-developed catch share program for the West Coast limited entry groundfish trawl fishery (the trawl catch share program). The program requires that each vessel acquire quota pounds to cover its catch (including discards) of nearly all groundfish species. Exceptions were made for some species that are rarely caught in the trawl groundfish fishery.

The program required some form of at-sea monitoring to ensure that discards are tracked for each vessel, and specified that this be done through 100% at-sea observer coverage. Program participants would be responsible for the full cost of observer coverage, so the industry was interested in finding a less costly way to monitor catch and discards at sea.

Some participants have experienced difficulties in securing observers in a timely or consistent manner, so vessels may prefer the flexibility to turn on an electronic monitoring (or video monitoring) system and leave port immediately instead of waiting for an observer. Such a system would work to monitor compliance with individual fishing quotas. Therefore, electronic monitoring was explored as a flexible and less expensive substitute for human observers in the catch share program.

Briefing Books: 2010

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 2010 Briefing Book

A. Call to Order

  • Agenda Item A.3, Supplemental Attachment 1: Council Coordination Committee Agenda, January 13-14, 2010
  • Agenda Item A.3, Supplemental Executive Director’s PowerPoint on “A Healthy, Sustainable Salmon Fishery off California and Oregon: Ideas for Bringing It Back”
  • Agenda Item A.4: Proposed Council Meeting Agenda

B. Open Comment Period

None received at time of briefing book mailing

C. Habitat

  • Agenda Item C.1: Current Habitat Issues
    • Agenda Item C.1.a, Supplemental REVISED Attachment 1: Draft Letter on the Columbia Basin Biological Opinion
    • Agenda Item C.1.a, Attachment 1: Letter to Secretary Locke (Original)
    • Agenda Item C.1.a, Attachment 2: Letter from BOR to NMFS on EFH Conservation Recommendations for the Central Valley Water Project
    • Agenda Item C.1.a, Supplemental Attachment 2: 2nd DRAFT Letter to Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke
    • Agenda Item C.1.b, Supplemental Habitat Committee Report
    • Agenda Item C.1.d, Public Comment

D. Administrative Matters

  • Agenda Item D.1: NOAA Report on Activities of the Ocean Policy Task Force and Catch Shares Task Force
    • Agenda Item D.1.a, Attachment 1: NMFS Briefing Presentation on the Ocean Policy Task Force Process
    • Agenda Item D.1.a, Attachment 2: Draft NOAA Catch Share Policy
    • Agenda Item D.1.a, Supplemental Attachment 3: Letter to Dr. Lubchenco Regarding Catch Share Policy
    • Agenda Item D.1.a, Supplemental REVISED Attachment 3; Letter to Dr. Lubchenco
  • Agenda Item D.2: Council Comments on Proposed Revisions to National Standard 2 Guidelines–Scientific Information
    • Agenda Item D.2.a, Attachment 1: Proposed Rule Regarding Revised Guidelines for National Standard 2 – Scientific Information (74 FR 65724)
    • Agenda Item D.2.b, Supplemental SSC Report
  • Agenda Item D.3: Legislative Matters
    • Agenda Item D.3.a, Attachment 1: Staff Summary of Federal Legislation in the 111th U.S. Congress of Particular Interest to the Pacific Fishery Management Council
    • Agenda Item D.3.a, Attachment 2: April 29, 2009 Letter From Council Executive Director, Dr. Donald McIsaac to U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell of Washington
    • Agenda Item D.3.a, Attachment 3: Substitute Senate Bill 6350
    • Agenda Item D.3.a, Supplemental Attachment 4: Letter From Members of Congress to Hon. Dianne Feinstein on Draft “Emergency Temporary Water Supply Amendment”
    • Agenda Item D.3.b, Supplemental LC Report
  • Agenda Item D.4: Council Meeting Minutes
    • Agenda Item D.4.a, Supplemental Attachment 1: DRAFT June 2009 Council Meeting Minutes
  • Agenda Item D.5: Membership Appointments and Council Operating Procedures
  • Agenda Item D.6: Future Council Meeting Agenda and Workload Planning
    • Agenda Item D.6.a, Attachment 1: Pacific Council Workload Planning: “Preliminary Year at a Glance Summary”
    • Agenda Item D.6.a, Attachment 2: Preliminary Proposed Council Meeting Agenda, April 8-15, 2010, Portland, Oregon
    • Agenda Item D.6.a, Supplemental Attachment 3: Proposed May Groundfish Allocation Committee Meeting
    • Agenda Item D.6.a, Supplemental Attachment 3: Pacific Council Workload Planning: Revised Year at a Glance Summary
    • Agenda Item D.6.a, Supplemental Attachment 4: Proposed April 8-15, 2010 Council Meeting Agenda
    • Agenda Item D.6.b, Supplemental HC Report on Agenda and Workload Planning

E. Groundfish Fishery Management

  • Agenda Item E.1: National Marine Fisheries Service Report on Groundfish
    • Agenda Item E.1.a, Attachment 1: Federal Register Notices Published Since the Last Council Meeting
    • Agenda Item E.1.a, Attachment 2: Letter from Frank Lockhart Declaring Petrale Sole Overfished
    • Agenda Item E.1.a, Supplemental NMFS Report: Pacific Whiting Fishery Summary, All Sectors, 2009
  • Agenda Item E.2: Stock Assessment Planning for 2013-2014 Management Measures
    • Agenda Item E.2.a, Attachment 1: Terms of Reference for the Groundfish Stock Assessment and Review Process for 2009-2010
    • Agenda Item E.2.a, Attachment 2: Terms of Reference for Groundfish Rebuilding Analyses
    • Agenda Item E.2.a, Supplemental Attachment 3: Draft Summary Minutes, Yelloweye Rockfish Survey Design Workshop
    • Agenda Item E.2.a, Supplemental Attachment 4: DRAFT Terms of Reference for the Groundfish Stock Assessment and Review Process for 2011-2012
    • Agenda Item E.2.b, NMFS Report: Possible Schedule for West Coast Groundfish Assessments in 2011 and Beyond
    • Agenda Item E.2.b, GMT Report: GMT Report on Assigning Vulnerability Scores to All Species in the Groundfish FMP
    • Agenda Item E.2.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item E.2.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item E.2.b, Supplemental GAP Report
  • Agenda Item E.3: Pacific Whiting Harvest Specifications for 2010
    • Agenda Item E.3.a, Attachment 1: Executive Summary of Assessment and Management Advice for Pacific Hake in U.S. and Canadian Waters in 2010
    • Agenda Item E.3.a, Attachment 2: Stock Assessment of Pacific Hake, Merluccius productus, (a.k.a. Whiting) in U.S. and Canadian Waters in 2010 (full version on web/cd only)
    • Agenda Item E.3.a, Attachment 3: Pacific Whiting – The Joint U.S.-Canada STAR Panel Report
    • Agenda Item E.3.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item E.3.b, Supplemental SSC Report 2
    • Agenda Item E.3.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item E.3.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item E.3.b, Supplemental Tribal Report 1
  • Agenda Item E.4: Fishery Management Plan Amendment 23 – Annual Catch Limits and Accountability Measures
    • Agenda Item E.4.a, Attachment 1: A Brief Overview of Harvest Specifications Under the Current FMP Framework Compared With Those Contemplated Under Amendment 23
    • Agenda Item E.4.a, Attachment 2: Draft Groundfish Fishery Management Plan Amendatory Language Proposed Under Amendment 23
    • Agenda Item E.4.a, Attachment 3: Options For Defining The 40-10 Control Rule Under The Amendment 23 Framework
    • Agenda Item E.4.a, Attachment 4: Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the Current Groundfish Management System To Prevent Overfishing in Consideration of the Annual Catch Target Specification Under Amendment 23
    • Agenda Item E.4.a, Attachment 5: Table 2-1. Specified 2009 and 2010 ABCs (mt) and Projected 2011 and 2012 OFLs (mt) for Assessed stocks and Initial FMP Species Categorizations
    • Agenda Item E.4.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item E.4.b, Supplemental GMT SLIDE
    • Agenda Item E.4.b, Supplemental SSC Report 1: “An Approach to Quantifying Scientific Uncertainty in West Coast Stock Assessments”
    • Agenda Item E.4.b, Supplemental SSC Report 2 on FMP 23 – ACLs and AMs
    • Agenda Item E.4.b, Supplemental GAP Report
  • Agenda Item E.5: Consideration of Inseason Adjustments (Including Pacific Whiting Management Measures and Bycatch Limits)
    • Agenda Item E.5.b, Supplemental WDFW Informational Report
    • Agenda Item E.5.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item E.5.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item E.5.c, Supplemental Public Comment
  • Agenda Item E.6: Regulatory Deeming For Fishery Managements Amendment 20-Trawl Rationalization and Amendment 21-Intersector Allocation, and Planning for Community Fishery Associations
    • Agenda Item E.6.a, Attachment 1: Trawl Rationalization Approval and Implementation Process
    • Agenda Item E.6.a, Attachment 2: Council Preferred Groundfish Trawl Rationalization Alternative
    • Agenda Item E.6.a, Attachment 3: Staff Draft Groundfish Fishery Management Plan Amendatory Language For Amendment 21
    • Agenda Item E.6.a, Supplemental Attachment 4: Alternative Implementation Schedules
    • Agenda Item E.6.a, Supplemental Attachment 5: Council Staff Review of Draft NMFS Regulations
    • Agenda Item E.6.a, Supplemental Attachment 6: List of Reports
    • Agenda Item E.6.a, Supplemental Attachment 7: Table 1, Detailed schedule for the Groundfish Trawl Rationalization Implementation Process After Final Council Action at the November 2009 PFMC Meeting
    • Agenda Item E.6.b, Supplemental REVISED NMFS Report 1: Clarifications Requested of Council
    • Agenda Item E.6.b, Supplemental REVISED NMFS Report 2: NMFS Interpretation of Council Intent
    • Agenda Item E.6.b, Supplemental REVISED NMFS Report 4: Draft Proposed Regulations for Amendments 20 and 21
    • Agenda Item E.6.b, NMFS Report 1: NMFS Interpretations of Council Intent
    • Agenda Item E.6.b, NMFS Report 2: Clarifications Requested of Council
    • Agenda Item E.6.b, NMFS Report 3: Draft Regulatory Outline
    • Agenda Item E.6.b, NMFS Report 4: Draft Proposed Regulations for Amendments 20 and 21
    • Agenda Item E.6.b, NMFS Report 5: Mandatory Economic Data Collection Program Design For Groundfish Trawl Rationalization
    • Agenda Item E.6.b, Supplemental NMFS Report 6: Groundfish TIQ Schedule Options for Council Consideration
    • Agenda Item E.6.b, Supplemental NMFS PowerPoint (Goen)
    • Agenda Item E.6.b, Supplemental NMFS PowerPoint 2 (Lee)
    • Agenda Item E.6.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item E.6.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item E.6.b, Supplemental EC Report
    • Agenda Item E.6.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item E.6.c, Public Comment
    • Agenda Item E.6.c, Supplemental Public Comment 2
    • Agenda Item E.6.c, Supplemental PC PowerPoint (Burden)
    • Agenda Item E.6.c, Supplemental Public Comment 3
    • Agenda Item E.6.c, Supplemental Public Comment 4
    • Agenda Item E.6.c, Supplemental Public Comment 5
    • Agenda Item E.6.c, Supplemental Public Comment 6
    • Agenda Item E.6.c, Supplemental Public Comment 7
    • Agenda Item E.6.c, Supplemental Public Comment 8
  • Agenda Item E.7: Informational Briefing on Environmental Impact Statement Development for the 2011-2012 Management Specifications and Measures
  • Agenda Item E.8: Final Consideration of Inseason Adjustments – If Needed
    • Agenda Item E.8.b, Supplemental GMT Report

F. Pacific Halibut Management

  • Agenda Item F.1: Report on the International Pacific Halibut Commission Meeting
    • Agenda Item F.1.a, Attachment 1: IPHC News Release
    • Agenda Item F.1.a, Attachment 2: 2010 Area 2A Pacific Halibut Allocations
    • Agenda Item F.1.b, Meeting Summary: Summary of International Pacific Halibut Commission Meeting
  • Agenda Item F.2: Incidental Catch Regulations in the Salmon Troll and Fixed Gear Sablefish Fisheries
    • Agenda Item F.2.a, Attachment 1: Summary of Pacific Halibut Incidental Catch Management
    • Agenda Item F.2.b, Supplemental SAS Report
    • Agenda Item F.2.b, Supplemental GAP Report

G. Salmon Management

  • Agenda Item G.1: National Marine Fisheries Report on Salmon
    • Agenda Item G.1.a Supplemental NWR LCR PowerPoint (Dygert)
    • Agenda Item G.1.a Supplemental WC GSI PowerPoint (P. Lawson)
    • Agenda Item G.1.c, Supplemental WDFW Report
  • Agenda Item G.2: Review of 2009 Fisheries and Summary of 2010 Stock Abundance Forecasts
    • Review of 2009 Ocean Salmon Fisheries
    • Preseason Report I: Stock Abundance Analysis for 2010 Ocean Salmon Fisheries (Published February 2010)
    • Agenda Item G.2.b: Model Evaluation Workgroup Progress Report: FRAM Modifications to Address Mark-Selective Fisheries Bias
    • Agenda Item G.2.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item G.2.b, Supplemental Hoopa Valley Tribe
  • Agenda Item G.3: Identification of Stocks Not Meeting Conservation Objectives
    • Agenda Item G.3.a, Attachment 1: Excerpt from the Pacific Coast Salmon Plan – § 3.2. Overfishing Criteria
    • Preseason Report I: Stock Abundance Analysis for 2010 Ocean Salmon Fisheries
    • Agenda Item G.3.b, STT Report 1: Salmon Technical Team Report on Queets Coho Overfishing Assessment
    • Agenda Item G.3.b, STT Report 2: Salmon Technical Team Report on Western Strait Juan de Fuca Coho Overfishing Assessment
    • Agenda Item G.3.b, Supplemental STT Report on Identification of Stocks Not Meeting Conservation Objectives
    • Agenda Item G.3.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item G.3.b, Supplemental SAS Report
    • Agenda Item G.3.b, Supplemental Tribal Report (Quinault)
  • Agenda Item G.4: Identification of Management Objectives and Preliminary Definition of 2010 Salmon Management Options
    • Agenda Item G.4.a, Attachment 1: Guidance for Option Development and Assessment
    • Agenda Item G.4.a, Attachment 2: Emergency Changes to the Salmon FMP
    • Agenda Item G.4.a, Attachment 3: FR 97-22094: Policy Guidelines for the Use of Emergency Rules
    • Agenda Item G.4.c, Supplemental NMFS Report: Guidance Letter
    • Agenda Item G.4.c, Supplemental NMFS SWR PowerPoint “Sacramento River Winter Chinook:Approach to the 2010 Biological Opinion on the Ocean Salmon Fishery”
    • Agenda Item G.4.c, Supplemental WDFW/Tribal Recommendations: 2010 Management Objectives for Puget Sound Chinook and Coho Salmon
    • Agenda Item G.4.c, Supplemental SAS Report: Proposed Initial Salmon Management Options for 2010 Non-Indian Ocean Fisheries
    • Agenda Item G.4.c, Supplemental Tribal Report (Columbia River Treaty Tribes)
    • Agenda Item G.4.c, Supplemental Tribal Report 2: Preliminary Definition of 2010 Management Options
    • Agenda Item G.4.c, Supplemental Tribal Report 3: Hoopa Valley Tribe
    • Agenda Item G.4.c, Supplemental Tribal Report 4: Quileute and Hoh Tribes
    • Agenda Item G.4.c, Supplemental STT (Dr. Michael O’Farrell Slide)
    • Agenda Item G.4.d, Supplemental Public Comment
    • Agenda Item G.4.d, Supplemental Public Comment 2
  • Agenda Item G.5: Council Recommendations for 2010 Management Option Analysis
    • Agenda Item G.5.b, Supplemental STT Report
  • Agenda Item G.6: Further Council Direction for 2010 Management Options
    • Agenda Item G.6.b, Supplemental STT Report
    • Agenda Item G.6.c, Supplemental Public Comment
  • Agenda Item G.7: Adoption of 2010 Management Options for Public Review
    • Agenda Item G.7.b, Supplemental STT Report
    • Agenda Item G.7.b, Supplemental Tribal Report
    • Agenda Item G.7.b, Supplemental Tribal Report 2
    • Agenda Item G.7.d, Supplemental Tribal Motion
  • Agenda Item G.8: Salmon Hearings Officers
    • Agenda Item G.8.a, Attachment 1: Schedule of Salmon Fishery Management Option Hearings

H. Coastal Pelagic Species Management

  • Agenda Item H.1: National Marine Fisheries Service Report on CPS
    • Agenda Item H.1.a: NMFS Report (SWR)
    • Agenda Item H.1.c, Supplemental CPSAS Report
  • Agenda Item H.2: Fishery Management Plan Amendment 13: Annual Catch Limits and Accountability Measures
    • Agenda Item H.2.a, Attachment 1: Preliminary Alternatives and Analyses for Amendment 13 to the Coastal Pelagic Species Fishery Management Plan
    • Agenda Item H.2.a, Supplemental Attachment 2: Document to Provide Clarity and Correct Errors in Attachment 1
    • Agenda Item H.2.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item H.2.b, Supplemental CPSMT Report
    • Agenda Item H.2.b, Supplemental CPSMT Report 2
    • Agenda Item H.2.b, Supplemental CPSAS Report
    • Agenda Item H.2.c, Supplemental Public Comment
    • Agenda Item H.2.c, Supplemental Public Comment 2
    • Agenda Item H.2.c, Supplemental Public Comment 3
  • Agenda Item H.3: Exempted Fishing Permits for 2010
    • Agenda Item H.3.a, Attachment 1: West Coast Aerial Sardine Survey 2010 Application for Exempted Fishing Permit
    • Agenda Item H.3.a, Supplemental Attachment 2: West Coast Sardine Survey – 2010; Response to September 2009 STAR panel Research Recommendations
    • Agenda Item H.3.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item H.3.b, Supplemental CPSMT Report
    • Agenda Item H.3.b, Supplemental CPSAS Report
    • Agenda Item H.3.c, Public Comment
    • Agenda Item H.3.c, Supplemental Public Comment 2
    • Agenda Item H.3.c, Supplemental Public Comment 3

Ancillary Meeting Agendas

  • Coastal Pelagic Species Advisory Subpanel (CPSAS) Agenda
  • Coastal Pelagic Species Management Team (CPSMT) Agenda
  • Enforcement Consultants (EC) Agenda
  • Groundfish Advisory Subpanel (GAP) Agenda
  • Groundfish Management Team (GMT) Agenda, March 2010 Briefing Book
  • Habitat Committee (HC) Agenda
  • Legislative Committee (LC) Agenda
  • Salmon Advisory Subpanel (SAS) Agenda
  • Salmon Technical Team (STT) Agenda
  • Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) Agenda
    • Draft November 2009 SSC Minutes

General Information

  • General Information driving directions, seating chart, hotel information, restaurant information
  • Chair’s Reception; Monday, March 8 at 6 p.m.
  • Tax Exempt Form – DoubleTree Hotel Sacramento Must also show proper I.D.

Informational Reports

  • Informational Session on New Council Website
  • Informational Report 1: Council Staff Activities and Comments Concerning Implementation of the Deep Sea Coral Research and Technology Program
  • Supplemental Informational Report 2: Letter From Mr. David Cottingham on Proposed Rule to Revise Leatherback Sea Turtle Critical Habitat
  • Supplemental Informational Report 3: Letter to Mr. William Michaels on NS2 Guidelines

Salmon Management Documents

  • Review of 2009 Ocean Salmon Fisheries
  • Preseason Report I: Stock Abundance Analysis for 2010 Ocean Salmon Fisheries (Published February 2010)

April 2010 Briefing Book

A. Call to Order

  • Agenda Item A.4: Proposed April 9-15, 2010 Council Meeting Agenda

B. Open Comment Period

  • Agenda Item B.1  Comments on Non-Agenda Items (No Items Received at Time of Briefing Book Mailing)
    • Agenda Item B.1.b, Supplemental Open Public Comment (Pettis)
    • Agenda Item B.1.b, Supplemental Public Comment 2 (Oceana)

C. Enforcement Issues

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

D. Marine Protected Areas

  • Agenda Item D.1: Update on Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Management Plan Review
    • Agenda Item D.1.b, Attachment 1: March 23, 2010 Letter From Carol Bernthal to Chairman Ortmann, Providing an Update on the OCNMS Management Review Process
    • Agenda Item D.1.b, Attachment 2: OCNMS Preliminary Draft Action Plans
    • Agenda Item D.1.c, Supplemental HC Report
    • Agenda Item D.1.d, Supplemental Public Comment (PowerPoint)

E. Habitat

  • Agenda Item E.1: Current Habitat Issues
    • Agenda Item E.1.a, Attachment 1: Draft Letter on the Bureau of Reclamation/CVPIA
    • Agenda Item E.1.b, Supplemental HC Report

F. Coastal Pelagic Species

  • Agenda Item F.1: Exempted Fishing Permit for Sardine Aerial Survey Research
    • Agenda Item F.1.a, Attachment 1: West Coast Aerial Sardine Survey 2010 Application for Exempted Fishing Permit, Revised
    • Agenda Item F.1.a, Supplemental Attachment 2: Guide to the EFP Application With Respect to Requests Made by PFMC in March 2010
    • Agenda Item F.1.a, Supplemental Attachment 3: West Coast Sardine Survey 2010 EFP Application Addendum: 4-10-2010
    • Agenda Item F.1.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item F.1.b, Supplemental CPSMT Report
    • Agenda Item F.1.b, Supplemental CPSAS Report
    • Agenda Item F.1.c, Public Comment

G. Highly Migratory Species

  • Agenda Item G.1: National Marine Fisheries Service Report on HMS
    • Agenda Item G.1.a, Attachment 1: Report on International HMS Activities of Interest to the Pacific Council
    • Agenda Item G.1.b, Attachment 1: Memorandum of Understanding Regarding Council Participation in International Regional Fishery Management Organizations Governing Pacific Highly Migratory Species Management
    • Agenda Item G.1.c, Attachment 1: Letter from Bill Robinson to Council Chairs
    • Agenda Item G.1.c, Attachment 2: National Marine Fisheries Service Highly Migratory Species Report
    • Agenda Item G.1.d, Supplemental HMSAS Report
  • Agenda Item G.2: Fishery Management Plan Amendment 2–Annual Catch Limits and Accountability Measures
    • Agenda Item G.2.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item G.2.b, HMSMT Report
    • Agenda Item G.2.b, Supplemental HMSMT Report 2
    • Agenda Item G.2.b, Supplemental HMSMT PowerPoint
    • Agenda Item G.2.b, Supplemental HMSAS Report
  • Agenda Item G.3: Consideration of Effort Limitation in the Albacore Tuna Fishery
    • Agenda Item G.3.a, Attachment 1: North Pacific Albacore “White Paper”; Possible Management Options for the U.S. West Coast Albacore Fishery
    • Agenda Item G.3.a, Attachment 2: Information on Participation in the West Coast Pole (Baitboat) and Troll Albacore Surface Fishery Relative to Consideration of Fishing Effort Limitation
    • Agenda Item G.3.b, HMSMT Report
    • Agenda Item G.3.b, Supplemental HMSAS Report
    • Agenda Item G.3.b, Supplemental SAS Report
    • Agenda Item G.3.c, Public Comment
    • Agenda Item G.3.c, Supplemental Public Comment 2
    • Agenda Item G.3.c, Supplemental Public Comment 3
  • Agenda Item G.4: Critical Habitat Designation for Leatherback Turtles
    • Agenda Item G.4.a, Attachment 1: Proposed Rule to Revise the Critical Habitat Designation for the Endangered Leatherback Sea Turtle (75 FR 319)
    • Agenda Item G.4.a, Attachment 2: Maps of Proposed and Excluded Leatherback Sea Turtle Critical Habitat Designations
    • Agenda Item G.4.b, Supplemental NMFS Powerpoint (Petras)
    • Agenda Item G.4.b, Supplemental HMSAS Report
    • Agenda Item G.4.c, Supplemental HMSMT Report
    • Agenda Item G.4.c, Supplemental HC Report
    • Agenda Item G.4.c, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item G.4.d, Supplemental Public Comment PowerPoint (Oceana)
    • Agenda Item G.4.d, Supplemental Public Comment

H. Salmon Management

  • Agenda Item H.1: Tentative Adoption of 2010 Ocean Salmon Management Measures for Analysis
    • Preseason Report II Analysis of Proposed Regulatory Options for 2010 Ocean Salmon Fisheries
    • Agenda Item H.1.a, Attachment 1: Emergency Changes to the Salmon FMP
    • Agenda Item H.1.a, Attachment 2: FR 97-22094: Policy Guidelines for the Use of Emergency Rules
    • Agenda Item H.1.c, Supplemental Public Hearing Report 1: Summary of Public Hearings (Westport)
    • Agenda Item H.1.c, Supplemental Public Hearing Report 2: Summary of Public Hearings (Coos Bay)
    • Agenda Item H.1.c, Supplemental Public Hearing Report 3: Summary of Public Hearings (Eureka)
    • Agenda Item H.1.f, NMFS Report; Letter to Mr. David Ortmann From Mr. Rodney McInnis Regarding Consultation Standards
    • Agenda Item H.1.f, Supplemental SAS Report
    • Agenda Item H.1.f, Supplemental SAS Report 2
    • Agenda Item H.1.f, Supplemental Tribal Report
    • Agenda Item H.1.f, Supplemental Tribal Report 2 (CRITFC)
    • Agenda Item H.1.f, Supplemental Comments of Hoopa Valley Tribe
    • Agenda Item H.1.g, Public Comment
    • Agenda Item H.1.g, Supplemental Public Comment 2
    • Agenda Item H.4.c, Supplemental Public Comment 3
    • Agenda Item H.4.c, Supplemental Public Comment 4
    • Agenda Item H.4.c, Supplemental Public Comment 5
  • Agenda Item H.2: Clarify Council Direction for 2010 Management Measures
    • Agenda Item H.2.b, Supplemental STT Report
    • Agenda Item H.2.b, Supplemental Tribal Testimony (Upper Skagit)
  • Agenda Item H.3: NMFS Report (Salmon Fisheries Issues) — This Agenda Item Was Cancelled
  • Agenda Item H.4: Methodology Review Process and Preliminary Topic Selection for 2010
    • Agenda Item H.4.b, Supplemental STT Report
    • Agenda Item H.4.b, Supplemental MEW Report
    • Agenda Item H.4.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item H.4.b, Supplemental Staff Report
    • Agenda Item H.4.b, Supplemental Tribal Report
    • Agenda Item H.4.b, Supplemental SAS Report
  • Agenda Item H.5: Final Action on 2010 Salmon Management Measures
    • Agenda Item H.5.b, Supplemental STT Report
    • Agenda Item H.5.b, Supplemental NMFS Report
    • Agenda Item H.5.b, Supplemental Tribal Report
    • Agenda Item H.5.b, Supplemental Tribal Report 2
    • Agenda Item H.5.c, Supplemental Public Comment

I. Groundfish Management

  • Agenda Item I.1: Regulatory Deeming for FMP Amendment 20 (Trawl Rationalization) and Amendment 21 (Intersector Allocation)
    • Agenda Item I.1.a, Attachment 1: Select Council Motions on Trawl Rationalization
    • Agenda Item I.1.a, Attachment 2: Council Preferred Groundfish Trawl Rationalization Alternative
    • Agenda Item I.1.a, Attachment 3: Final Groundfish Fishery Management Plan Amendatory Language For Amendment 21
    • Agenda Item I.1.a, Attachment 4: Council Staff Detailed Schedule for the West Coast Groundfish Trawl Rationalization Amendment Deeming, Review, and Implementation Process
    • Agenda Item I.1.a, Supplemental Attachment 5: Staff Report on Draft Initial Issuance Rule
    • Agenda Item I.1.b, Supplemental NMFS Report 1: NMFS Rulemaking Schedule
    • Agenda Item I.1.b, Supplemental NMFS Report 2: Issues for Further Deliberation
    • Agenda Item I.1.b, Supplemental NMFS Report 3: NMFS Interpretations of Council Intent
    • Agenda Item I.1.b, Supplemental NMFS Report 4: Clarifications Requested of Council
    • Agenda Item I.1.b, Supplemental NMFS Report 5: Draft Regulatory Outline
    • Agenda Item I.1.b, NMFS Report 6: Draft Proposed Initial Issuance and Appeals Regulations
    • Agenda Item I.1.b, Supplemental NMFS Report 7: Draft Proposed Regulations for Amendment 20 & 21; Program Components Rule
    • Agenda Item I.1.b, Supplemental NMFS PowerPoint (Goen)
    • Agenda Item I.1.b, Supplemental WDFW Report: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Report on Regulatory Deeming for Fishery Management Plan Amendment 20
    • Agenda Item I.1.b, Supplemental PSMFC Report: Groundfish Trawl Catch Share Tracking and Implementation Plan
    • Agenda Item I.1.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item I.1.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item I.1.b, Supplemental EC Report
    • Agenda Item I.1.c, Public Comment
    • Agenda Item I.1.c, Supplemental Public Comment 2
    • 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.2: Harvest Specifications for 2011-2012 Fisheries
    • Agenda Item I.2.a, Attachment 1: Tables and Other Information Relevant to Deciding 2011-2012 Groundfish Overfishing Limits and Acceptable Biological Catches
    • Agenda Item I.2.a, Attachment 2: Tables and Graphics Relevant to Deciding 2011-2012 Groundfish Annual Catch Limits
    • Agenda Item I.2.a, Supplemental Attachment 3: (Revised) Tables and Graphics Relevant to Deciding 2011-2012 Groundfish Annual Catch Limits
    • Agenda Item I.2.a, Supplemental Attachment 4: (Slides) Harvest Specifications for 2011-2012 Fisheries
    • Agenda Item I.2.a, Supplemental REVISED Attachment 5: Table 2-1f. Specified 2010 ABCs (mt), 2011 and 2012 OFLs (mt), and preliminary 2011 and 2012 ABCs
    • Agenda Item I.2.a, Supplemental Attachment 6: REVISED Table 2-1f. Specified 2010 ABCs, 2011 and 2012 OFLs, and preliminary 2011 and 2012 ABCs
    • Agenda Item I.2.b, Supplemental REVISED GMT Report
    • Agenda Item I.2.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item I.2.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item I.2.b, Supplemental GAP Report 2
  • Agenda Item I.3: National Marine Fisheries Service Report on Groundfish
    • Agenda Item I.3.a, Attachment 1: Federal Register Notices Published Since the Last Council Meeting
  • Agenda Item I.4: Part I of Management Measures for 2011-2012 Fisheries
    • Agenda Item I.4.a, Attachment 1: Considerations for Draft Alternatives Including Overfished Species Annual Catch Limits and Management Measures
    • Agenda Item I.4.a, Attachment 2: Preliminary Range of Management Measures for 2011-2012 Groundfish Fisheries
    • Agenda Item 1.4.a, Attachment 3: Recent Year Catch Estimates Relevant to Deciding a Range of 2011-2012 Allocations
    • Agenda Item I.4.b, ODFW Report 1: Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Report on Preliminary Management Measure Alternatives for the 2011-2012 Oregon Recreational Groundfish Fisheries
    • Agenda Item I.4.b, ODFW Report 2: Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Report on Management Measures for the 2011-2012 Commercial Nearshore Groundfish Fishery
    • Agenda Item I.4.b, Supplemental WDFW Report: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Report on Preliminary Management Measure Alternatives for the 2011-2012 Washington Recreational Groundfish Fisheries
    • Agenda Item I.4.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item I.4.b, Supplemental GMT Report 2
    • Agenda Item I.4.b, Supplemental GMT Report 3
    • Agenda Item I.4.b, Supplemental CDFG Report
    • Agenda Item I.4.b, Supplemental EC Report
    • Agenda Item I.4.b, Supplemental Tribal Report
    • Agenda Item I.4.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item I.4.c, Public Comment
    • Agenda Item I.4.c, Supplemental Public Comment 2
    • Agenda Item I.4.d, Supplemental Decision Making “Check List”
  • Agenda Item I.5: Consideration of Inseason Adjustments
    • Agenda Item I.5.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item I.5.c, Supplemental Public Comment
  • Agenda Item I.6: Part II of Management Measures for 2011-2012 Fisheries
    • Agenda Item I.6.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item I.6.d, Supplemental PowerPoint (Decision List)

J. Pacific Halibut Management

  • Agenda Item J.1: Incidental 2010 Catch Regulations in the Salmon Troll Fishery
    • Agenda Item J.1.b, Supplemental SAS Report

K. Administrative Matters

  • Agenda Item K.1: Legislative Matters
    • Agenda Item K.1.a, Attachment 1: Staff Summary of Federal Legislation in the 111th U.S. Congress on the Legislative Committee Agenda
    • Agenda Item K.1.a, Attachment 2: H.R. 4363, the National Sustainable Offshore Aquaculture Act of 2009
    • Agenda Item K.1.a, Attachment 3: S. 2870, the International Fisheries Stewardship and Enforcement Act (online/CD only)
    • Agenda Item K.1.b, Supplemental LC Report
  • Agenda Item K.2: Membership Appointments and Council Operating Procedures
    • Agenda Item K.2.a, Supplemental Attachment 1: Proposed New Ad Hoc Committees
  • Agenda Item K.3: Future Council Meeting Agenda and Workload Planning
    • Agenda Item K.3.a, Attachment 1: Pacific Council Workload Planning: “Preliminary Year at a Glance Summary”
    • Agenda Item K.3.a, Attachment 2: Preliminary Proposed Council Meeting Agenda, June 10-17, 2010, Foster City, California
    • Agenda Item K.3.a, Supplemental Attachment 3: Pacific Council Workload Planning; Year at a Glance Summary
    • Agenda Item K.3.b, Supplemental Attachment 4: Council Review Draft of Proposed Council Meeting Agenda, June 10-17, 2010
    • Agenda Item K.3.b, Supplemental HMSAS Report

Ancillary Meetings (Advisory Body and Committee Agendas)

  • 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 March 2010 SSC Minutes
  • SSC Highly Migratory Species Subcommittee and HMSMT Joint Session Agenda

General Information

  • General Information driving directions, seating chart, hotel information, restaurant information
  • Chair’s Reception, Saturday, April 10, 2010 at 6 p.m.
  • Tax Exempt Form, Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel (Must Show Proper I.D.)

Informational Reports

  • Informational Report 1: FWS Mass Marking
  • Informational Report 2: West Coast Hydrokinetic Energy Projects Database
  • Supplemental Informational Report 3: Informational Briefing: Scientific Uncertainty Buffers, Amendment 23 Technicalities, and Agenda Item I.2

Salmon Management Documents

  • Preseason Report II Analysis of Proposed Regulatory Options for 2010 Ocean Salmon Fisheries

June 2010 Briefing Book

A. Call to Order

  • Agenda Item A.3, Attachment 1: Council Coordination Committee May 19-21, 2010 Agenda
  • Agenda Item A.3, Attachment 2: DRAFT Terms of Reference for the Council Coordination Committee
  • Agenda Item A.3, Attachment 3: Review of NOAA Fisheries Enforcement Programs and Operations
  • Agenda Item A.3, Attachment 4: Annual Meeting of the US/Canada Treaty on Pacific Albacore (Rod Moore)
  • Agenda Item A.3, Supplemental EC Report
  • Agenda Item A.4: Proposed Council Meeting Agenda

B. Groundfish Management

  • Agenda Item B.1: National Marine Fisheries Service Report on Groundfish
    • Agenda Item B.1.a, Attachment 1: Federal Register Notices Published Since the Last Council Meeting
  • Agenda Item B.2: Fishery Management Plan Amendment 23, Annual Catch Limits and Accountability Measures
    • Agenda Item B.2.a, Attachment 1: Preliminary Draft Environmental Assessment for Amendment 23 — Considerations for a New Harvest Specification Framework That Incorporate Revised National Standard 1 Guidelines to Prevent Overfishing
    • Agenda Item B.2.a, Attachment 2: Draft Groundfish Fishery Management Plan Amendatory Language Proposed Under Amendment 23
    • Agenda Item B.2.b, Supplemental NMFS Comment: Letter from Mr. Frank Lockhart to Chairman David Ortmann Regarding FMP Amendment 23
    • Agenda Item B.2.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item B.2.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item B.2.c, Public Comment
    • Agenda Item B.2.c, Supplemental Public Comment PowerPoint
  • Agenda Item B.3: Tentative Adoption of Harvest Specifications, Rebuilding Plan Revisions, and Management Measures for 2011-2012 Fisheries
    • Agenda Item B.3.a, Attachment 1: Preliminary Analysis of the Integrated Alternatives and Management Measures for 2011-2012 Groundfish Fisheries
    • Agenda Item B.3.a, Attachment 2: Description of Harvest Specifications Alternatives, Rebuilding Alternatives, and 2011-2012 Management Measures
    • Agenda Item B.3.a, Attachment 3: Appendix F: Historical Landings and Revenue in the Groundfish Fisheries
    • Agenda Item B.3.a, Attachment 4: Update of the 2006 Community Vulnerability Analysis
    • Agenda Item B.3.a, Supplemental Attachment 6: Appendix C, Description of Catch Projection Models
    • Agenda Item B.3.a, Supplemental Attachment 7; Estimating Yield for Unassessed Species in the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan, REVISED DRAFT for SSC Review
    • Agenda Item B.3.a, Supplemental Attachment 8: Summary of Community Impacts Based on Changes to Projected Ex-Vessel Revenue Under the Groundfish Harvest Specifications Alternatives
    • Agenda Item B.3.a, Supplemental Online Attachment: Summary of Community Impacts Based on Changes to Projected Ex-Vessel Revenue Under the Groundfish Harvest Specifications Alternatives; Detailed Ex-Vessel Revenue Projections (Excel Workbook)
    • Agenda Item B.3.a, Supplemental Attachment 9: Groundfish Biennial Spex (Chapters 3.0 and 4.0)
    • Agenda Item B.3.b, GMT Report 1: Groundfish Management Team Report on Harvest Specifications for Complexes and Sub-Complexes
    • Agenda Item B.3.b, WDFW Report: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Report on Management Measure Alternatives for the 2011-2012 Washington Recreational Groundfish Fisheries
    • Agenda Item B.3.b, ODFW Report: Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Report Summarizing Public Comment Received Regarding 2011-12 Commercial and Recreational Groundfish Management Measures
    • Agenda Item B.3.b, CDFG Report: Proposed Changes to the California Commercial and Recreational Groundfish Fishery Management Measures for the 2011-2012 Season
    • Agenda Item B.3.b, Joint ODFW/CDFG Report: Oregon and California Departments of Fish and Wildlife Joint Proposal on Management Measures for 2011-2012 Fisheries
    • Agenda Item B.3.b, Supplemental CDFG Report 1: California Department of Fish and Game Report on Changes to Rockfish Conservation Area Lines for 2011-2012
    • Agenda Item B.3.b, Supplemental CDFG Report 2: California Department of Fish and Game Proposed Management Measures for the Recreational Groundfish Fishery in 2011 and 2012
    • Agenda Item B.3.b, Supplemental ODFW Report 2: Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Report on Additional Proposed RCA Modifications
    • Agenda Item B.3.b, Supplemental ODFW Report 3
    • Agenda Item B.3.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item B.3.b, Supplemental GMT Report 2
    • Agenda Item B.3.b, Supplemental GMT Report 3
    • Agenda Item B.3.b, Supplemental GMT Report 4
    • Agenda Item B.3.b, Supplemental EC Report
    • Agenda Item B.3.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item B.3.b, Supplemental Tribal Report
    • Agenda Item B.3.c, Public Comment
    • Agenda Item B.3.c, Supplemental Public Comment 2
    • Agenda Item B.3.c, Supplemental Public Comment 3
    • Agenda Item B.3.c, Supplemental Public Comment 4
    • Agenda Item B.3.c, Supplemental Public Comment 5
    • Agenda Item B.3.d, Supplemental Bullet List; Part One of Decision Steps and Relevant Reports for Each Decision Step
    • Agenda Item B.3.d, Supplemental Bullet List; Part TWO of Decision Steps and Relevant Reports for Each Decision Step
    • Agenda Item B.3.d, Supplemental WDFW Motion
  • Agenda Item B.4: Stock Assessment Planning for 2013-2014 Fishery Guidance
    • Agenda Item B.4.a, Attachment 1: Draft Terms of Reference for the Groundfish Stock Assessment and Review Process for 2011-2012
    • Agenda Item B.4.a, Attachment 2: Draft Terms of Reference for Groundfish Rebuilding Analyses
    • Agenda Item B.4.a, Attachment 3: Considerations for a New Stock Assessment Terms of Reference
    • Agenda Item B.4.b, NMFS Report: Possible Schedule for West Coast Groundfish Assessments in 2011
    • Agenda Item B.4.b, Supplemental NMFS PowerPoint: Groundfish Stock Assessment Priorities for 2011 (Hastie)
    • Agenda Item B.4.c, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item B.4.c, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item B.4.d, Public Comment
  • Agenda Item B.5: Consideration of Inseason Adjustments
    • Agenda Item B.5.b, NMFS Letter: Letter from Mr. Frank Lockhart Regarding the Court Ruling
    • Agenda Item B.5.b, GMT Report: Groundfish Management Team Report on Inseason Management Measures Related to the Court Ruling
    • Agenda Item B.5.b, Supplemental CDFG Report: CDFG Recreational Inseason Update for 2010
    • Agenda Item B.5.b, Supplemental GMT Report 2
    • Agenda Item B.5.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item B.5.c, Public Comment
    • Agenda Item B.5.c, Supplemental Public Comment 2
  • Agenda Item B.6: Continuation of Regulatory Deeming for FMP Amendment 20 (Trawl Rationalization) and Amendment 21 (Intersector Allocation)
    • Agenda Item B.6.a, Attachment 1: Proposed Groundfish Fishery Management Plan Amendment 20 (Trawl Rationalization)
    • Agenda Item B.6.a, Attachment 2: Draft Program Components Rule (5/19/2010)
    • Agenda Item B.6.a, Supplemental NMFS PowerPoint 1 (Goen)
    • Agenda Item B.6.a, Supplemental NMFS PowerPoint 2 (T. Lee)
    • Agenda Item B.6.b, Regulatory Deeming Workgroup Report
    • Agenda Item B.6.b, Congressional Letter
    • Agenda Item B.6.b, Supplemental NMFS Report 1: NMFS Rulemaking Schedule
    • Agenda Item B.6.b, Supplemental NMFS Report 2: Draft Program Components Rule (June 2010)
    • Agenda Item B.6.b, Supplemental NMFS Report 3: NMFS Interpretations and Request for Clarifications
    • Agenda Item B.6.b, Supplemental Regulatory Deeming Workgroup Report 2
    • Agenda Item B.6.b, Supplemental EC Report
    • Agenda Item B.6.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item B.6.c, Public Comment
    • Agenda Item B.6.c, Supplemental Public Comment 2
    • Agenda Item B.6.c, Supplemental Public Comment 3
    • Agenda Item B.6.c, Supplemental Public Comment 4
  • Agenda Item B.7: Final Adoption of Harvest Specifications, Rebuilding Plan Revisions, and Management Measures for 2011-2012 Fisheries
    • Agenda Item B.7.a, Supplemental Attachment 1: Table 1. Specified 2010 ABCs and OYs (mt) and preliminary preferred 2011 and 2012 OFLs , ABCs, ACLs, and ACTs
    • Agenda Item B.7.a, Supplemental Attachment 2: Preliminary Estimates of Recreational Angler Trips of the 2011-2012 Groundfish Harvest Specifications Alternatives
    • Agenda Item B.7.a, Supplemental Attachment 3: GMT Report, Table 1 and June 2010 Scorecard After Inseason Action
    • Agenda Item B.7.a, Supplemental Attachment 4: Estimated Groundfish Ex-Vessel Revenue by Groundfish Sector Under the Council’s PPA
    • Agenda Item B.7.a, Supplemental Attachment 5: Cowcod South of 40° 10 N. Latitude for 2011-2012
    • Agenda Item B.7.a, Supplemental Attachment 6: Yelloweye and Canary; and Bocaccio South of 40° 10 N. Latitude for 2011-2012
    • Agenda Item B.7.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item B.7.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item B.7.b, Supplemental CDFG Report: Revised Charts and Tables for the Analysis of the Proposed 30 and 40 fm Recreational Depth Restrictions Within the Cowcod Conservation Area
    • Agenda Item B.7.b, Supplemental ODFW Report 1: ODFW Report on Estimated Anglers Trip Projections Under Various Depth Restrictions Due to Reduced Yelloweye Rockfish ACLs
    • Agenda Item B.7.b, Supplemental ODFW Report 2: ODFW Report Detailing the Preferred Alternative for Management of the Oregon Recreational and Commercial Groundfish Fisheries in 2011 and 2012
    • Agenda Item B.7.b, Supplemental EC Report
    • Agenda Item B.7.d, Supplemental CDFG Motion in Writing

C. Salmon Management

  • Agenda Item C.1: Fishery Management Plan Amendment 16 — Annual Catch Limits and Accountability Measures
    • Agenda Item C.1.a, Attachment 1: National Standard 1 Guidelines
    • Agenda Item C.1.b, SAC Report: Progress Report on Alternatives for Pacific Coast Salmon Plan Amendment 16: Classifying Stocks, Revising Status Determination Criteria, Establishing Annual Catch Limits and Accountability Measures, and Establishing De Minimis Fishing Provisions
    • Agenda Item C.1.b, Supplemental SAC Report 2
    • Agenda Item C.1.b, Supplemental SAC PowerPoint
    • Agenda Item C.1.b, Supplemental SAS Report
    • Agenda Item C.1.b, Supplemental SSC Report

D. Habitat

  • Agenda Item D.1: Current Habitat Issues
    • Agenda Item D.1.a, Attachment 1: Draft Letter on the Reedsport OPT Wave Park Project
    • Agenda Item D.1.a, Attachment 2: Draft WSJF Coho Overfishing Report
    • Agenda Item D.1.b, Supplemental HC Report

E. Highly Migratory Species

  • Agenda Item E.1: Recommendations to International Fishery Management Organizations
    • Agenda Item E.1.a, Attachment 1: Proposed New Ad Hoc Committee
    • Agenda Item E.1.b, Supplemental HMSMT Report
    • Agenda Item E.1.b, Supplemental HMSAS Report
    • Agenda Item E.1.c, Supplemental Public Comment
  • Agenda Item E.2: Fishery Management Plan Amendment 2 — Annual Catch Limits and Accountability Measures
    • Agenda Item E.2.a, Attachment 1: DRAFT Environmental Assessment (Partial), Amendment 2 to the HMS FMP
    • Agenda Item E.2.a, Attachment 2: Draft Amendment Language, HMS FMP Amendment 2
    • Agenda Item E.2.b, Supplemental HMSMT PowerPoint
    • Agenda Item E.2.b, Supplemental HMSMT Report
    • Agenda Item E.2.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item E.2.b, Supplemental HMSAS Report
  • Agenda Item E.3: Changes to Routine Management Measures for 2011-2012
    • Agenda Item E.3.b, WDFW Report
    • Agenda Item E.3.b, Supplemental HMSMT Report
    • Agenda Item E.3.c, Supplemental Public Comment

F. Coastal Pelagic Species

  • Agenda Item F.1: Pacific Mackerel Management for 2010-2011
    • Agenda Item F.1.a, Attachment 1: DRAFT Status of the Pacific Coast Coastal Pelagic Species Fishery and Recommended Acceptable Biological Catches – Stock Assessment and Fishery Evaluation 2010
    • Agenda Item F.1.a, Attachment 2: July 29, 2009 Letter from Dr. McIsaac to Dr. Bartoo Regarding Pacific Mackerel Assessment Schedule and Research Needs
    • Agenda Item F.1.a, Attachment 3: August 4, 2009 Letter from Dr. Bartoo to Dr. McIsaac Regarding Research Plans in Support of Pacific Mackerel Assessment
    • Agenda Item F.1.b, Supplemental CPSMT Report
    • Agenda Item F.1.b, Supplemental CPSAS Report
    • Agenda Item F.1.b, Supplemental HC Report
    • Agenda Item F.1.b, Supplemental SSC Report
  • Agenda Item F.2: Fishery Management Plan Amendment 13 – Annual Catch Limits and Accountability Measures
    • Agenda Item F.2.a, Attachment 1: Draft Environmental Assessment for Amendment 13 to the Coastal Pelagic Species Fishery Management Plan
    • Agenda Item F.2.a, Attachment 2: Draft CPS FMP Amendatory Language Proposed Under Amendment 13
    • Agenda Item F.2.a, Supplemental Attachment 3: ERRATA to Amendment 13 to the CPS FMP – Partial Draft EA
    • Agenda Item F.2.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item F.2.b, Supplemental HC Report
    • Agenda Item F.2.b, Supplemental Tribal Report
    • Agenda Item F.2.b, Supplemental CPSMT Report
    • Agenda Item F.2.b, Supplemental CPSAS Report
    • Agenda Item F.2.c, Public Comment
    • Agenda Item F.2.c, Supplemental Public Comment 2

G. Administrative Matters

  • Agenda Item G.1: Approval of Council Meeting Minutes
    • Agenda Item G.1.a, Supplemental Attachment 1: DRAFT September 11-17, 2009 Council Meeting Minutes
  • Agenda Item G.2: Fiscal Matters
    • Agenda Item G.2.b, Supplemental Budget Committee Report; June 2010 Briefing Book
  • Agenda Item G.3: Membership Appointments and Council Operating Procedures
    • Agenda Item G.3.a, Supplemental Attachment 1: Proposed Ad Hoc Tule Chinook Workgroup
  • Agenda Item G.4: Future Council Meeting Agenda and Workload Planning
    • Agenda Item G.4.a, Attachment 1: Pacific Council Workload Planning – Preliminary Year at a Glance Summary
    • Agenda Item G.4.a, Attachment 2: Preliminary Proposed Council Meeting Agenda, September 11-16, 2010, Boise, Idaho
    • Agenda Item G.4.a, Supplemental Attachment 3: Pacific Council Workload Planning: Year at a Glance Summary
    • Agenda Item G.4.a, Supplemental Attachment 4: Proposed Council Meeting Agenda, September 10-16, 2010 in Boise, Idaho
    • Agenda Item G.4.b, Supplemental Habitat Committee Report
    • Agenda Item G.4.b, Supplemental CPSAS Report
    • Agenda Item G.4.b, Supplemental CPSMT Report

Ancillary Meetings (Advisory Body and Committee Agendas)

  • Budget Committee (BC) Agenda
  • Coastal Pelagic Species Advisory Subpanel (CPSAS) Agenda
  • Coastal Pelagic Species Management Team (CPSMT) 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
  • Regulatory Deeming Workgroup (RDW) Agenda
  • Salmon Technical Team (STT) Agenda
  • Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) Agenda
  • SSC DRAFT April 2010 Summary Minutes

General Information

  • General Information: driving directions, seating chart, hotel information, restaurant information
  • Chair’s Reception: Saturday, June 12, 2010 at 6 p.m.
  • Tax Exempt Form: Crowne Plaza Hotel (Must Show Proper I.D.)

Informational Reports

  • Supplemental Informational Report 1: Invitation to Fisheries Leadership & Sustainability Forum, September 19-22, 2010

September 2010 Briefing Book

A. Call to Order

  • Agenda Item A.5: Proposed Council Meeting Agenda; September 10-16, 2010

B. Open Comment Period

  • Agenda Item B.1.a: Open Comment Period (Oceana)

C. Salmon Management

  • Agenda Item C.1: 2010 Salmon Methodology Review
    • Agenda Item C.1.a, Attachment 1: Email to the Agencies From Chuck Tracy Dated July 21, 2010
    • Agenda Item C.1.b, NMFS Report: Letter from Will Stelle to Mark Cedergreen
    • Agenda Item C.1.b, Supplemental MEW Report
    • Agenda Item C.1.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item C.1.b, Supplemental STT Report
    • Agenda Item C.1.b, Supplemental Tribal Comments
  • Agenda Item C.2: Fishery Management Plan Amendment 16, Annual Catch Limits and Accountability Measures
    • Agenda Item C.2.a, Attachment 1: National Standard 1 Guidelines
    • Agenda Item C.2.b, SAC Report: Draft Environmental Assessment for Pacific Coast Salmon Plan Amendment 16: Classifying Stocks, Revising Status Determination Criteria, Establishing Annual Catch Limits and Accountability Measures, and De Minimis Fishing Provisions
    • Agenda Item C.2.b, Supplemental SAC Report 2
    • Agenda Item C.2.b, Supplemental SAC PowerPoint
    • Agenda Item C.2.b, Supplemental SAS Report
    • Agenda Item C.2.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item C.2.b, Supplemental Hoopa Valley Report
    • Agenda Item C.2.b, Supplemental Yurok Tribal Report
    • Agenda Item C.2.d, Supplemental Motion in Writing
  • Agenda Item C.3: Mitchell Act Hatchery Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)
    • Agenda Item C.3.a, Attachment 1: Draft Environmental Impact Statement to Inform Columbia River Basin Hatchery Operations and the Funding of Mitchell Act Hatchery Programs: Fact Sheet and Executive Summary
    • Agenda Item C.3.a, Attachment 2: Draft Environmental Impact Statement to Inform Columbia River Basin Hatchery Operations and the Funding of Mitchell Act Hatchery Programs: (Large File, CD/Web Only)
    • Agenda Item C.3.b, Supplemental NMFS PowerPoint (Turner)
    • Agenda Item C.3.b, Supplemental SAS Report
    • Agenda Item C.3.c, Supplemental Public Comment
    • Agenda Item C.3.d, Supplemental Staff Report: List of Potential Issues for Addressing the Mitchell Act DEIS
  • Agenda Item C.4: NMFS Report on Salmon Fishery Management
    • Agenda Item C.4.a, NMFS Science Centers Report: NMFS Salmon Research Report
    • Agenda Item C.4.a, Supplemental FSC PowerPoint (Lawson/Lindley)
  • Agenda Item C.5: Salmon Essential Fish Habitat Review
    • Agenda Item C.5.a, Attachment 1: Pacific Coast Salmon Essential Fish Habitat Review Draft Report
    • Agenda Item C.5.a, Attachment 2: Appendix A – Annotated Bibliography for 2010 Essential Fish Habitat Update
    • Agenda Item C.5.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item C.5.b, Supplemental HC Report

D. Pacific Halibut Management

  • Agenda Item D.1: 2011 Pacific Halibut Fishery Regulations
    • Agenda Item D.1.a, Attachment 1: 2010 Pacific Halibut Catch Sharing Plan for Area 2A
    • Agenda Item D.1.b, ODFW Report: Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Report on Proposed Changes to the Pacific Halibut Catch Sharing Plan for the 2011 Fishery
    • Agenda Item D.1.b, Supplemental NMFS Report
    • Agenda Item D.1.b, Supplemental GAP Report
  • Agenda Item D.2: Proposed Procedures for Estimating Pacific Halibut Bycatch in the Groundfish Fisheries
    • Agenda Item D.2.b, NMFS Report: Pacific Halibut Bycatch in the U.S. West Coast Groundfish Fishery from 2002 through 2009
    • Agenda Item D.2.b, Supplemental NWFSC PowerPoint (Heery, Bellman, Majewski);
    • Agenda Item D.2.c, WDFW Report: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Report on the International Pacific Halibut Commission’s Bycatch Work Group
    • Agenda Item D.2.c, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item D.2.c, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item D.2.c, Supplemental GAP Report
  • Agenda Item D.3: Initial Considerations of Proposed Changes to Pacific Halibut Allocation for Bycatch and Catch Sharing in the Groundfish Fisheries
    • Agenda Item D.3.b, ODFW Report: Initial Consideration of Proposed Changes to Pacific Halibut Allocation for Bycatch and Catch Sharing in the Groundfish Fisheries
    • Agenda Item D.3.b, WDFW Report: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Report on Changes to Halibut Allocation for Bycatch and Catch Sharing
    • Agenda Item D.3.b, Supplemental ODFW Report 2: Initial Consideration of Proposed Changes to Pacific Halibut Allocation for Bycatch and Catch Sharing in the Groundfish Fisheries–Part II
    • Agenda Item D.3.b, Supplemental ODFW PowerPoint Regarding Initial Consideration of Proposed Changes to Pacific Halibut Allocation for Bycatch and Catch Sharing in the Groundfish Fisheries
    • Agenda Item D.3.b, Supplemental IPHC Report
    • Agenda Item D.3.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item D.3.c, Public Comment

E. Habitat

  • Agenda Item E.1: Current Habitat Issues
    • Agenda Item E.1.a, Attachment 1: Bureau of Reclamation Response Letter
    • Agenda Item E.1.b, Supplemental HC Report
  • Agenda Item E.2: National Marine Fisheries Service National Habitat Assessment Plan Briefing
    • Agenda Item E.2.a, Attachment 1: Summary of HAIP Report
    • Agenda Item E.2.b, Supplemental SWFSC PowerPoint (Yoklavich)

F. Marine Protected Areas

  • Agenda Item F.1: Update and Further Review of the National System of Marine Protected Areas
    • Agenda Item F.1.a, Attachment 1: August 14, 2009 letter and list of potential MPA sites from Mr. Barry Thom to the Council
    • Agenda Item F.1.a, Attachment 2: Staff White Paper on the National System of MPAs
    • Agenda Item F.1.a, Attachment 3: Benefits of a National System of Marine Protected Areas
    • Agenda Item F.1.a, Attachment 4: Joining the National System of MPAs, FAQs
    • Agenda Item F.1.a, Attachment 5: Implementing the National System, Nomination Process
    • Agenda Item F.1.a, Attachment 6: Priority Conservation Objectives
    • Agenda Item F.1.a, Attachment 7: NMFS Policy Directive 01-114, Regional Fishery Management Council Consultation in MPA Nomination Process
    • Agenda Item F.1.a, Attachment 8: Executive Order 13158 on Marine Protected Areas
    • Agenda Item F.1.a, Attachment 9: Framework for the National System of Marine Protected Areas of the United States of America (Full Version on Web/CD Only)
    • Agenda Item F.1.a, Attachment 10: February 13, 2007 Letter from Dr. Donald McIsaac to Mr. Joseph Uravitch re: Council Comments on the Draft Framework
    • Agenda Item F.1.a, Attachment 11: April 30, 2009 Letter from Dr. Mark Hixon, Providing FAC Recommendations on Assessing Ecological Resilience and Conservation Gaps
    • Agenda Item F.1.a, Supplemental NMPAC PowerPoint (Wenzel)
    • Agenda Item F.1.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item F.1.b, Supplemental HC Report

G. Administrative Matters

  • Agenda Item G.1: Briefing on Marine Spatial Planning
    • Agenda Item G.1.a, Attachment 1: Framework for Effective Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning (Part Four of the Final Recommendations of the Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force)
    • Agenda Item G.1.a, Attachment 2: Executive Order 13547
    • Agenda Item G.1.a, Attachment 3: Title IV: Coordination and Planning (Excerpt from House Bill 3534)
    • Agenda Item G.1.b, Supplemental NOAA PowerPoint (Rauch)
  • Agenda Item G.2: Legislative Matters
    • Agenda Item G.2.a, Attachment 1: Staff Summary of Federal Legislation in the 111th U.S. Congress
    • Agenda Item G.2.a, Attachment 2: H.R. 5180, the National Marine Fisheries Service Ombudsman Act of 2010
    • Agenda Item G.2.a, Attachment 3: H.R. 4914, the Coastal Jobs Creation Act of 2010
    • Agenda Item G.2.a, Attachment 4: Written Statements from the July 27, 2010 Hearing of the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Insular Affairs, Oceans and Wildlife
    • Agenda Item G.2.a, Attachment 5: H.R. 3534, the Consolidated Land, Energy, and Aquatic Resources Act of 2010, Title VI – Coordination and Planning (Entire Bill on CD/Web Only)
    • Agenda Item G.2.a, Attachment 6: S.3594, the Fishery Conservation Transition Act
  • Agenda Item G.3: Approval of Council Meeting Minutes
    • Agenda Item G.3.a, Attachment 1: September 2009 Correction
  • Agenda Item G.4: Fiscal Matters
    • Agenda Item G.4.b, Supplemental Budget Committee Report
  • Agenda Item G.5: Membership Appointments and Council Operating Procedures
  • Agenda Item G.6: Future Council Meeting Agenda and Workload Planning
    • Agenda Item G.6.a, Attachment 1: Pacific Council Workload Planning: Preliminary Year at a Glance Summary
    • Agenda Item G.6.a, Attachment 2: Preliminary Proposed Council Meeting Agenda, November 3-9, 2010, Costa Mesa, California
    • Agenda Item G.6.a, Supplemental Attachment 3: Pacific Council Workload Planning: Year-at-a-Glance Summary
    • Agenda Item G.6.a, Supplemental Attachment 4: PROPOSED Council Meeting Agenda, November 3-9, 2010 in Costa Mesa, California
    • Agenda Item G.6.b, Supplemental GMT Report

H. Ecosystem Based Management

  • Agenda Item H.1: Ecosystem Fishery Management Plan
    • Agenda Item H.1.a, Supplemental EFMP History PowerPoint (Burner)
    • Agenda Item H.1.b, Attachment 1: Ecosystem-Based Management Planning for U.S. West Coast Fisheries
    • Agenda Item H.1.b, Attachment 2: Summary Minutes of the July 21, 2010 Meeting of the EPDT
    • Agenda Item H.1.b, Supplemental EPDT Report
    • Agenda Item H.1.b, Supplemental EPDT PowerPoint (deReynier)
    • Agenda Item H.1.c, Attachment 1: Summary Minutes of the May 4, 2010 meeting of the EAS
    • Agenda Item H.1.c, Supplemental EAS Report
    • Agenda Item H.1.c, Supplemental HC Report
    • Agenda Item H.1.c, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item H.1.c, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item H.1.c, Supplemental Tribal Report
    • Agenda Item H.1.d, Supplemental Public Comment
    • Agenda Item H.1.d, Supplemental Public Comment 2 (PowerPoint)

I. Groundfish Management

  • Agenda Item I.1: Groundfish Essential Fish Habitat Review
    • Agenda Item I.1.a, Attachment 1: COP 22 – Draft Proposed Changes to Council Operating Procedure 22, Process for Groundfish Essential Fish Habitat Review and Modification
    • Agenda Item I.1.a, Attachment 2: Proposed Groundfish Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Review Process and Schedule
    • Agenda Item I.1.b, Supplemental HC Report
    • Agenda Item I.1.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item I.1.d, Supplemental Public Comment (PowerPoint)
  • Agenda Item I.2: Consideration of Inseason Adjustments – Part I
    • Agenda Item I.2.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item I.2.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item I.2.b, Supplemental EC Report
    • Agenda Item I.2.c, Supplemental Public Comment
  • Agenda Item I.3: Preliminary Review of Exempted Fishing Permits for 2011
    • Agenda Item I.3.a, Attachment 1: Application to the Pacific Fishery Management Council for an Exempted Fishing Permit to Collect Biological Information from Yelloweye Rockfish Encountered in the Oregon Sport Charter Fishery
    • Agenda Item I.3.a, Attachment 2: Exempted Fishing Permit – Trolled Longline for Chilipepper Rockfish
    • Agenda Item I.3.a, Attachment 3: Morro Bay/Port San Luis Exempted Fishing Permit: Progress Report for the Pacific Fishery Management Council
    • Agenda Item I.3.a, Attachment 4: Oregon Recreational Yellowtail Rockfish EFP 2009 Activities Report
    • Agenda Item I.3.a, Supplemental Attachment 5: RFA Oregon Yellowtail Rockfish EFP Application
    • Agenda Item I.3.a, Supplemental Attachment 6: West Coast Sanddab EFP
    • Agenda Item I.3.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item I.3.b, Supplemental EC Report
    • Agenda Item I.3.b, Supplemental GAP Report
  • Agenda Item I.4: National Marine Fisheries Service Report on Groundfish Activities
    • Agenda Item I.4.a, Attachment 1: Federal Register Notices Published Since the Last Council Meeting
    • Agenda Item I.4.c, WDFW Report: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife White Paper on the Setting of 2011-2012 Harvest Specifications for Stocks Managed Under a Rebuilding Plan
  • Agenda Item I.5: Status and Follow-Up on Implementation of Amendment 20 and Amendment 21
    • Agenda Item I.5.a, Attachment 1: Letter From Will Stelle Approving Amendments 20 and 21 (Dated August 9, 2010)
    • Agenda Item I.5.a, Attachment 2: Amendment 20 to the Groundfish FMP
    • Agenda Item I.5.a, Attachment 3: Amendment 21 to the Groundfish FMP
    • Agenda Item I.5.a, Supplemental Attachment 4 Was Not Available On Time (Rule Published After the Council Meeting)
    • Agenda Item I.5.a, Attachment 5: Proposed Components Rule
    • Agenda Item I.5.a, Attachment 6: Excerpts from the Preamble of the Proposed Components Rule
    • Agenda Item I.5.a, Supplemental Attachment 7: NMFS Response to Council Staff Document — “Areas of the Proposed Components Rule on Which NMFS Has Requested Specific Comment”
    • Agenda Item I.5.c, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item I.5.c, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item I.5.c, Supplemental EC Report
    • Agenda Item I.5.d, Supplemental Public Comment
  • Agenda Item I.6: Potential Trailing Actions to Amendment 20 on Trawl Rationalization
    • Agenda Item I.6.a, Attachment 1: Regulatory Amendment Process Provisions of the Pacific Coast Groundfish FMP
    • Agenda Item I.6.a, Attachment 2: Potential Trailing Actions on Trawl Rationalization
    • Agenda Item I.6.a, Supplemental Attachment 3: Initial List of Potential Trailing Actions and Possible Calendar
    • Agenda Item I.6.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item I.6.c, Public Comment
    • Agenda Item I.6.c, Supplemental Public Comment 2
    • Agenda Item I.6.c, Supplemental Public Comment 3
    • Agenda Item I.6.c, Supplemental Public Comment PowerPoint (Sullivan)
  • Agenda Item I.7: Consideration of Inseason Adjustments – Part II, If Necessary
    • Agenda Item I.7.b, Supplemental GMT Report

J. Coastal Pelagic Species Management

  • Agenda Item J.1: Terms of Reference for Stock Assessment and Methodology Review Panels
    • Agenda Item J.1.a, Attachment 1: Draft Terms of Reference for a Coastal Pelagic Species Stock Assessment Review Process
    • Agenda Item J.1.a, Attachment 2: Draft Terms of Reference for Coastal Pelagic Species Stock Assessment Methodology Review
    • Agenda Item J.1.b, Supplemental CPSMT Report
    • Agenda Item J.1.b, Supplemental CPSAS Report
    • Agenda Item J.1.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item J.1.c, Supplemental Public Comment

K. Highly Migratory Species Management

  • Agenda Item K.1: NMFS Report on Highly Migratory Species
    • Agenda Item K.1.a, NMFS Report: NMFS Report on Highly Migratory Species
    • Agenda Item K.1.b, Supplemental SWFSC PowerPoint (Shoffler)
    • Agenda Item K.1.c, Supplemental HMSAS Report
  • Agenda Item K.2: Changes to Biennial Management Measures for 2011-2012
    • Agenda Item K.2.a, Attachment 1: Background Information on Swordfish Retention Limits for the Shallow-set Longline Fishery
    • Agenda Item K.2.b, WDFW Report
    • Agenda Item K.2.b, Supplemental HMSMT Report
    • Agenda Item K.2.b, Supplemental HMSAS Report
    • Agenda Item K.2.c, Public Comment
    • Agenda Item K.2.c, Supplemental Public Comment 2
  • Agenda Item K.3: Recommendations to International Fishery Management Organizations
    • Agenda Item K.3.a, Attachment 1: Recommendations to International Fishery Management Organizations (Excerpted from June 2010 Council Decision Document)
    • Agenda Item K.3.a, Attachment 2: Meetings Relevant to Pacific Tuna RFMOs, June-September 2010
    • Agenda Item K.3.a, Attachment 3: Report of the Tenth Meeting of the International Scientific Committee for Tuna and Tuna-like Species in the North Pacific Ocean, Plenary Session (Full Report on CD/Web Only)
    • Agenda Item K.3.a, Supplemental Attachment 4: Sixth Meeting of the Northern Committee, Summary of Outcomes
    • Agenda Item K.3.a, Supplemental Attachment 5: IATTC 81st Meeting, Document IATTC-81-06b, Conservation Recommendations
    • Agenda Item K.3.b, Supplemental HMSMT Report
    • Agenda Item K.3.b, Supplemental HMSAS Report

Ancillary Meetings (Advisory Body and Committee Agendas)

  • Budget Committee (BC) Agenda
  • Enforcement Consultants (EC) Agenda
  • Groundfish Advisory Subpanel Agenda (GAP)
  • 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 Agenda (SAS)
  • Salmon Amendment Committee (SAC) Agenda
  • Salmon Technical Team (STT) Agenda
  • Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) Agenda
    • SSC DRAFT June 2010 Minutes

General Information

  • General Information (Driving Directions, Seating Chart, Hotel Information, Restaurant Information)
  • Chair’s Reception: Saturday, September 11, 2010 at 6 p.m.
  • Tax Exempt Form: DoubleTree Hotel Boise Riverside (Must Show Proper I.D.)

Informational Reports

  • Informational Report 1: Active West Coast Hydrokinetic Projects, Report Developed by the PFMC, Monday, August 23, 2010
  • Informational Report 2: Status Report of the 2010 Ocean Salmon Fisheries off Washington, Oregon, and California

November 2010 Briefing Book

A. Call to Order

  • Agenda Item A.4: Proposed Council Meeting Agenda; November 3-9, 2010 Council Meeting; 206th Session

B. Open Comment Period

  • Agenda Item B.1: Open Comment Period
  • Agenda Item B.1: Supplemental Open Comment Period 2
  • Agenda Item B.1. Supplemental Open Comment 3 Period PowerPoint (Dunn)

C. Enforcement Issues

  • Agenda Item C.1: Enforcement Issues
    • Agenda Item C.1.b, Supplemental WDFW Report
    • Agenda Item C.1.c, Supplemental USCG Report
    • Agenda Item C.1.c, Supplemental WDFW PowerPoint (Anderson)
    • Agenda Item C.1.c, Supplemental Proposed Penalty Schedule
    • Agenda Item C.1.c, Supplemental EC Report 1
    • Agenda Item C.1.c, Supplemental EC Report 2
    • Agenda Item C.1.c, Supplemental NMFS Report: Letter From Alan Risenhoover Soliciting Comments on Setting Annual Priorities at the National and Regional Level
    • Agenda Item C.1.c, Supplemental CPSAS Report
    • Agenda Item C.1.c, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item C.1.c, Supplemental HMSAS Report

D. Ecosystem Based Management

  • Agenda Item D.1: Ecosystem Science Information Session
    • Agenda Item D.1.a, Attachment 1: Overview of the North Pacific Fishery Management Council’s Aleutian Islands Fishery Ecosystem Plan
    • Agenda Item D.1.b, Supplemental North Pacific PowerPoint (Livingston)

E. Habitat

  • Agenda Item E.1: Current Habitat Issues
    • Agenda Item E.1.a, Attachment 1: Letter to Bureau of Reclamation
    • Agenda Item E.1.b, Supplemental HC Report
  • Agenda Item E.2: Deepwater Coral Information Report
    • Agenda Item E.2.a, Attachment 1: West Coast Deep-Sea Coral Workshop Report
    • Agenda Item E.2.a, Attachment 2: Report to Congress on Implementation of the Deep Sea Coral Research and Technology Program (Available on Website and CD Only)
    • Agenda Item E.2.a, Attachment 3: NOAA Strategic Plan for Deep-Sea Coral and Sponge Ecosystems (Available on Website and CD Only)
    • Agenda Item E.2.b: NMFS Report on 2010 Deep-Sea Corals Research off the U.S. West Coast
    • Agenda Item E.2.b Supplemental NOAA PowerPoint (Clarke)
    • Agenda Item E.2.c, Supplemental HC Report
    • Agenda Item E.2.c Supplemental Tribal Comment
    • Agenda Item E.2.d, Supplemental Public Comment 1

F. Salmon Management

  • Agenda Item F.1: Preseason Salmon Management Schedule for 2011
    • Agenda Item F.1.a, Attachment 1: Pacific Fishery Management Council Schedule and Process for Developing 2011 Ocean Salmon Fishery Management Measures
    • Agenda Item F.1.b, Supplemental STT Report
  • Agenda Item F.2: Fishery Management Plan Amendment 16, Annual Catch Limits and Accountability Measures
    • Agenda Item F.2.a, Attachment 1: Salmon FMP Amendment 16: Tentative Range of Alternatives for Public Review
    • Agenda Item F.2.a, Attachment 2: Letter to Co-Managers Regarding Status Determination Criteria for Washington Coastal and Puget Sound Coho Stocks
    • Agenda Item F.2.b, SAC Report: Salmon Amendment Committee Issue Paper Regarding Alternative for Amendment 16 to the Salmon Fishery Management Plan
    • Agenda Item F.2.b, Supplemental SAC PowerPoint
    • Agenda Item F.2.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item F.2.b, Supplemental SAS Report
    • Agenda Item F.2.b, Supplemental Tribal Comments
    • Agenda Item F.2.c, Public Comment
    • Agenda Item F.2.c, Supplemental Public Comment 2
  • Agenda Item F.3: Progress Report on Sacramento River Fall Chinook Overfishing Assessment
    • Agenda Item F.3.b, Supplemental STT Report
    • Agenda Item F.3.b, Supplemental SAS Report
  • Agenda Item F.4: Mitchell Act Hatchery Draft Environmental Impact Statement
    • Mitchell Act DEIS Available Online at: http://www.nwr.noaa.gov/Salmon-Harvest-Hatcheries/Hatcheries/MA-EIS.cfm
    • Agenda Item F.4.a, Attachment 1: List of Questions for Consideration in Preparing Comments on Mitchell Act Hatchery Draft Environmental Impact Statement
    • Agenda Item F.4.b: Management Entity Response to Council Questions Concerning Preparation of Comments on the MA DEIS
    • Agenda Item F.4.b, Supplemental STT Report
    • Agenda Item F.4.b, Supplemental SAS Report
    • Agenda Item F.4.b, Supplemental MAC Report (Includes DRAFT Letter)
    • Agenda Item F.4.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item F.4.b, Supplemental Management Entity Comments
    • Agenda Item F.4.c, Public Comment
  • Agenda Item F.5: 2010 Salmon Methodology Review
    • Agenda Item F.5.a, Attachment 1: Bias in the Estimation of Impacts of Simultaneous Mark-Selective and Non-selective Fisheries on Ocean Salmon-Sep 23 2010 Draft
    • Agenda Item F.5.a, Attachment 2: Bias-corrected Estimates of Mortality in Mark-selective Fisheries for Coho Salmon
    • Agenda Item F.5.a, Attachment 3: Forecast Models for Oregon Coastal Natural Coho Salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) Adult Recruitment
    • Agenda Item F.5.a, Attachment 4: Salmon Methodology Review: Coded-Wire Tag Representation for Columbia River Summer Chinook in FRAM
    • Agenda Item F.5.b, Supplemental MEW Report
    • Agenda Item F.5.b, Supplemental TCW Report
    • Agenda Item F.5.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item F.5.b, Supplemental STT Report
    • Agenda Item F.5.b, Supplemental SAS Report

G. Pacific Halibut Management

  • Agenda Item G.1: 2011 Pacific Halibut Regulations
    • Agenda Item G.1.a, Attachment 1: 2010 Pacific Halibut Catch Sharing Plan For Area 2A
    • Agenda Item G.1.a, Attachment 2: Fall 2010 Newsletter Excerpt
    • Agenda Item G.1.b, NMFS Report: Report on the 2010 Pacific Halibut Fisheries in Area 2A
    • 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 2011 Fishery
    • Agenda Item G.1.b, Supplemental NMFS Report 2: NMFS Proposed Changes to Federal Regulations and the 2011 Pacific Halibut CSP for Area 2A
    • Agenda Item G.1.b, Supplemental GAP Report

H. Groundfish Management

  • Agenda Item H.1: Initial Consideration of Revisions to the Groundfish Biennial Management Process
    • Agenda Item H.1.a, Attachment 1: Relevant Excerpts from the Groundfish Fishery Management Plan
    • Agenda Item H.1.a, Supplemental Attachment 2: Initial Consideration of Revisions to the Groundfish Biennial Harvest Specifications and Management Measures Process
    • Agenda Item H.1.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item H.1.b, Supplemental GAP Report
  • Agenda Item H.2: National Marine Fisheries Service Report (Groundfish)
    • Agenda Item H.2.a, Attachment 1: Federal Register Notices Published Since the Last Council Meeting
    • Agenda Item H.2.a, Supplemental NMFS PowerPoint (Lockhart)
    • Agenda Item H.2.b Supplemental NWFSC PowerPoint
    • Agenda Item H.2.b, Supplemental NMFS Mortality Report (Website Distribution Only)
    • Agenda Item H.2.b, Supplemental NMFS Pacific Halibut Bycatch Report (Website Distribution Only)
  • Agenda Item H.3: Consideration of Inseason Adjustments — Part 1
    • Agenda Item H.3.b, Supplemental GMT Report (2010)
    • Agenda Item H.3.b, Supplemental GMT Report 2 (2011)
    • Agenda Item H.3.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item H.3.b, Supplemental EC Report
  • Agenda Item H.4: Final Review of Exempted Fishing Permits for 2011
    • Agenda Item H.4.a, Attachment 1: Application to the Pacific Fishery Management Council for an EFP to Collect Biological Information From Yelloweye Rockfish Encountered in the Oregon Sport Charter Fishery
    • Agenda Item H.4.a, Attachment 2: Morro Bay/Port San Luis Exempted Fishing Permit Progress Report for the Pacific Fishery Management Council
    • Agenda Item H.4.a, Attachment 3: Morro Bay/Port San Luis Exempted Fishing Permit Electronic Monitoring Pilot Project Progress Report for the Pacific Fisheries Management Council
    • Agenda Item H.4.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item H.4.b, Supplemental GAP Report
  • Agenda Item H.5: Implementation Update for Amendment 20 (Trawl Rationalization) and Amendment 21 (Intersector Allocation) as Well as Scoping of Prioritized Trailing Amendments
    • Agenda Item H.5.a, Attachment 1: Fall 2010 Scoping Information on Trailing Actions for the Groundfish Trawl Catch Share Program
    • Agenda Item H.5.a, Supplemental Attachment 2: Community Fishing Association Hearing Summaries
    • Agenda Item H.5.a, Attachment 3: Historic Data on Trawl Bycatch of Pacific Halibut and Hindcast Allocations
    • Agenda Item H.5.a, Attachment 4: Calendar for Trailing Actions on Trawl Catch Shares
    • Agenda Item H.5.a, Supplemental Attachment 5: PCFFA Lawsuit
    • Agenda Item H.5.a, Supplemental Attachment 6: Pacific Dawn et. al Lawsuit
    • Agenda Item H.5.a, Supplemental Attachment 7: NOAA Catch Share Policy
    • Agenda Item H.5.b, Supplemental NMFS Report: Background Documents for Council Cost Recovery Discussion
    • Agenda Item H.5.c, WDFW Report: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Report on the Calculation of Halibut Individual Bycatch Quota for the Trawl Rationalization Program
    • Agenda Item H.5.c, Supplemental WDFW Report 2: Letter from Honorable Christine Gregoire, Washington Governor to Honorable Gary Lock, Secretary of Commerce
    • Agenda Item H.5.c, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item H.5.c, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item H.5.c, Supplemental Tribal Comment
    • Agenda Item H.5.d, Public Comment
    • Agenda Item H.5.d, Supplemental Public Comment 2
    • Agenda Item H.5.d, Supplemental Public Comment 3
    • Agenda Item H.5.d, Supplemental Attachment 1: Template for Council Action
  • Agenda Item H.6: Consideration of Inseason Adjustments — Part II, If Necessary
    • Agenda Item H.6.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item H.6.b, Supplemental GMT Report 2
    • Agenda Item H.6.b, Supplemental GMT Report 3
    • Agenda Item H.6.b, Supplemental GAP Report

I. Coastal Pelagic Species Management

  • Agenda Item I.1: National Marine Fisheries Service Report (Coastal Pelagic Species)
    • Agenda Item I.1.a, Supplemental NMFS SWR PowerPoint (Helvey)
    • Agenda Item I.1.b, Attachment 1: Workshop on Enhancing Stock Assessments of Pacific Sardine in the California Current through Cooperative Surveys
    • Agenda Item I.1.b, Supplemental NMFS SWFSC PowerPoint (Sakagawa)
    • Agenda Item I.1.b, Supplemental NMFS SWFSC PowerPoint (Vetter)
  • Agenda Item I.2: Pacific Sardine Stock Assessment and Coastal Pelagic Species Management Measures for 2011
    • Agenda Item I.2.b, Attachment 1: West Coast Aerial Sardine Survey Sampling Results in 2010
    • Agenda Item I.2.b, Attachment 2: Assessment of the Pacific Sardine Resource in 2010 for U.S. Management in 2011 (Full Document Available on Website and CD Only)
    • Agenda Item I.2.b, Supplemental Aerial Sardine PowerPoint (Jagielo)
    • Agenda Item I.2.b, Supplemental SWFSC PowerPoint (Hill)
    • Agenda Item I.2.c, CPSMT Report 1: Management Measures for Monitored Stocks
    • Agenda Item I.2.c, Supplemental CPSMT Report 1 Addendum
    • Agenda Item I.2.c, Supplemental CPSMT Report 2
    • Agenda Item I.2.c, Supplemental CPSAS Report
    • Agenda Item I.2.c, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item I.2.d, Public Comment
    • Agenda Item I.2.d, Supplemental Public Comment PowerPoint (Oceana)
  • Agenda Item I.3: Terms of Reference for Stock Assessment and Methodology Review Panels
    • Agenda Item I.3.a, Attachment 1: Draft Terms of Reference for a Coastal Pelagic Species Stock Assessment Review Process
    • Agenda Item I.3.a, Attachment 2: Draft Terms of Reference for Coastal Pelagic Species Stock Assessment Methodology Review
    • Agenda Item I.3.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item I.3.b, Supplemental CPSMT Report
    • Agenda Item I.3.b, Supplemental CPSAS Report
    • Agenda Item I.3.c, Public Comment
    • Agenda Item I.3.c, Supplemental Public Comment 2
    • Agenda Item I.3.c, Supplemental Public Comment PowerPoint (Thon)
  • Agenda Item I.4: CPS Essential Fish Habitat Five Year Review
    • Agenda Item I.4.a, Attachment 1: CPSMT Report on Review of Essential Fish Habitat for Coastal Pelagic Species
    • Agenda Item I.4.a, Attachment 2: Appendix D to the CPS FMP (EFH Descriptions
    • Agenda Item I.4.a, Attachment 3: Excerpt From Amendment 12 to the CPS FMP (EFH Description for Krill Species)
    • Agenda Item I.4.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item I.4.b, Supplemental CPSMT Report 2 (First CPSMT Report is under Agenda Item I.4.a, Attachment 1)
    • Agenda Item I.4.b, Supplemental CPSAS Report
    • Agenda Item I.4.b, Supplemental HC Report

J. Highly Migratory Species Management

  • Agenda Item J.1: National Marine Fisheries Service Report (Highly Migratory Species)
    • Agenda Item J.1.b, SWFSC Report
    • Agenda Item J.1.b, Supplemental SWFSC PowerPoint (Vetter)
    • Agenda Item J.1.c, Supplemental HMSAS Report
    • Agenda Item J.1.d, Supplemental Public Comment
    • Agenda Item J.1.d, Supplemental Public Comment PowerPoint (Bissell)
  • Agenda Item J.2: Changes to Biennial Management Measures Beginning April 2011
    • Agenda Item J.2.a, Attachment 1: Implement Trip Bag Limits for North Pacific Albacore Caught by Recreational Anglers in Federal Exclusive Economic Zone Waters Adjacent to Washington
    • Agenda Item J.2.a, Attachment 2: Modify Federal Regulations for Swordfish Trip Limits the Deep-set Tuna Longline Fishery (Action Pursuant to Modification of Routine Management Measures under the Framework in the Fishery Management Plan for U.S. West Coast Fisheries for Highly Migratory Species) November 2010 Briefing Book
    • Agenda Item J.2.b, Supplemental HMSMT Report
    • Agenda Item J.2.b, Supplemental HMSAS Report
    • Agenda Item J.2.b, Supplemental WDFW Report
    • Agenda Item J.2.c, Public Comment
    • Agenda Item J.2.c, Supplemental Public Comment 2
    • Agenda Item J.2.c, Supplemental Public Comment 3
  • Agenda Item J.3: Recommendations to Regional Fishery Management Organizations
    • Agenda Item J.3.a, Attachment 1: 81st Meeting of the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission Summary of Outcomes
    • Agenda Item J.3.a, Attachment 2: Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission Seventh Regular Session Provisional Annotated Agenda
    • Agenda Item J.3.a, Attachment 3: Issues Arising at the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission Seventh Regular Session
    • Agenda Item J.3.a, Attachment 4: Western Pacific Fishery Management Council Recommendations on Conservation and Management of Bigeye Tuna
    • Agenda Item J.3.a, Supplemental Attachment 5: Recommendations of the WCPFC Technical and Compliance Committee
    • Agenda Item J.3.a, Supplemental Attachment 6: WCPFC Advice and Recommendations on Conservation and Management Measures
    • Agenda Item J.3.a, Supplemental Attachment 7: WCPFC FFA Members Proposed CMM for North Pacific Blue Striped Marlin
    • Agenda Item J.3.b, Supplemental HMSMT Report
    • Agenda Item J.3.b, Supplemental HMSAS Report
    • Agenda Item J.3.c, Supplemental Public Comment

K. Administrative Matters

  • Agenda Item K.1: Approval of Council Meeting Minutes
    • Agenda Item K.1.a, Attachment 1: Draft Minutes: 201st Session of the Pacific Fishery Management Council
  • Agenda Item K.2: Fiscal Matters
    • Agenda Item K.2.b, Supplemental Budget Committee Report
  • Agenda Item K.3: Membership Appointments and Council Operating Procedures
    • Agenda Item K.3.a, Supplemental Attachment 1: Response to Final Rule for Regional Council Operations and 2010 Advisory Body Stipend Program
    • Agenda Item K.3.b, Supplemental Tribal Report (Quileute)
  • Agenda Item K.4: Future Council Meeting Agenda and Workload Planning
    • Agenda Item K.4.a, Supplemental Attachment 1: Pacific Council Workload Planning: “Preliminary Year at a Glance Summary”
    • Agenda Item K.4.a, Supplemental Attachment 2: Preliminary Proposed Council Meeting Agenda, March 4-10, 2011, Vancouver, Washington
    • Agenda Item K.4.a, Supplemental Attachment 3: Pacific Council Workload Planning; Year-at-a-Glance Summary
    • Agenda Item K.4.a, Supplemental Attachment 4: Proposed Council Meeting Agenda, March 4-10, 2011 in Vancouver, Washington
    • Agenda Item K.4.b, Supplemental HMSAS Report

Ancillary Meetings (Advisory Body and Committee Agendas)

  • Budget Committee (BC) Agenda
  • Coastal Pelagic Species Advisory Subpanel (CPSAS) Agenda
  • Coastal Pelagic Species Management Team (CPSMT) 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
  • Mitchell Act Committee (MAC) Agenda
  • Salmon Advisory Subpanel (SAS) Agenda
  • Salmon Technical Team (STT) and Salmon Amendment Committee (SAC) Agenda
  • Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) Agenda
  • SSC DRAFT September 2010 Minutes

General Information

  • General Information (Driving Directions, Seating Chart, Hotel Information, Restaurant Information)
  • Annual Banquet, Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at 6 p.m. (Honor of Eileen Cooney, Steve Ralston, and Usha Varanasi
  • Tax Exempt Form: Hilton Hotel Orange County/Costa Mesa (Must Show Proper I.D.)

Informational Reports

  • Informational Report 1: West Coast Salmon Genetic Identification Collaboration, Project Summary as of October 15, 2010
  • Supplemental Informational Report 2: Status Report of the 2010 Ocean Salmon Fisheries off Washington, Oregon, and California

2010 newsletters

2010 in brief

Salmon: After two years of poor seasons, in 2010 salmon season were opened coastwide. The commercial season in California was very limited, but the recreational season was closer to normal. Sacramento River fall Chinook were listed as “overfished” (although fishing was believed to be a minor factor in the decline). The Council adopted a range of alternatives for Amendment 16 to the salmon FMP (annual catch limits).

Groundfish: Amendment 23 (which responded to the new National Standard 1 guidelines and requirements) was adopted. The Council clarified trawl rationalization regulations and worked on cost recovery and “safe harbors” amendments to the trawl catch share program. The Council adopted a rebuilding plan for petrale sole, and Council staff worked with NMFS to consider ways to improve the biennial groundfish management process.

Highly migratory species: The Council continued thinking about a limited entry program for the albacore fishery. The Council approved Amendment 2 to the HMS FMP (annual catch limits) and made recommendations on proposed leatherback sea turtle critical habitat. The Council also considered trip limit proposals for the Washington state recreational albacore fishery.

Habitat: The Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary updated its management plan. The HC continued to focus on Sacramento River water issues and began discussing the Ocean Power Technologies wave energy park off Reedsport (which was never built). The Council reviewed essential fish habitat for salmon and coastal pelagic species.

Ecosystem: The Ecosystem Fishery Management Plan continued to take shape.

Coastal pelagic species: The Council approved Amendment 13 to the Coastal Pelagic Species Fishery Management Plan (annual catch limits).

Admin: Herb Pollard was appointed to the Council.

Elsewhere, the Gulf states struggled to contain the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and the FDA considered approving genetically modified salmon for human consumption.

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Briefing Books: 2009

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 2009 Briefing Book

A. Call to Order

  • Agenda Item A.4 March 7-13, 2009 Council Meeting Agenda

B. Open Comment (Non-Agenda Items)

  • Agenda Item B.1Supplemental Open Comment (PWCC, Hensel, Makah)
  • Agenda Item B.1 Supplemental Open Comment 2 (Collins)

C. Coastal Pelagic Species Management

  • Agenda Item C.1 Stock Assessment Review (STAR) Panel Terms of Reference for 2009
    • Agenda Item C.1.b, Attachment 1 Review Draft Terms of Reference for a Coastal Pelagic Species Stock Assessment Review Process (including tracked edits to the document since November 2008, to review the document without tracked edits, visit the following webpage: http://www.pcouncil.org/cps/cpsstar.html
    • Agenda Item C.1.c, Supplemental Revised SSC Report
    • Agenda Item C.1.c, CPSMT Report
    • Agenda Item C.1.c, CPSAS Report
  • Agenda Item C.2 Exempted Fishing Permit for Sardine Research
    • Agenda Item C.2.a, Attachment 1 West Coast Sardine Survey, Justification for an Exempted Fishing Permit in 2009
    • Agenda Item C.2.a, Attachment 2 California Aerial and Acoustic Sardine Survey, Justification for an Exempted Fishing Permit in 2009
    • Agenda Item C.2.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item C.2.b, Supplemental CPSMT Report
    • Agenda Item C.2.b, Supplemental CPSAS Report
    • Agenda Item C.2.c, Public Comment 1 February 18, 2009 letter to Mr. Mike Burner from Mr. Jerry Thon, Northwest Sardine Survey, LLC
    • Agenda Item C.2.c, Public Comment 2 February 18, 2009 letter to Mr. Don Hansen and Dr. Donald McIsaac from Ms. Diane Pleschner-Steele, California Wetfish Producers Association
    • Agenda Item C.2.c, Public Comment 3 Letter and Powerpoint from California Wetfish Producers Association
  • Agenda Item C.3 Fishery Management Plan Amendments to Implement Annual Catch Limit Requirements
    • Agenda Item C.3.a, Attachment 1 Final Rule to Amend the NMFS Guidelines for National Standard 1 (74 FR 3178)
    • Agenda Item C.3.a, Attachment 2 NMFS Presentation on NMFS Guidelines for National Standard 1
    • Agenda Item C.3.a, Attachment 3 Summary of Potential Issues and Timelines for Amending the CPS FMP for Compliance With NS1
    • Agenda Item C.3.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item C.3.b, Supplemental CPSMT Report
    • Agenda Item C.3.b, Supplemental CPSAS Report
    • Agenda Item C.3.c, Supplemental Public Comment (Oceana, Very Large File, 10 MB)

D. Salmon Management

  • Agenda Item D.1 Review of 2008 Fisheries and Summary of 2009 Stock Abundance Estimates
    • Review of 2008 Ocean Salmon Fisheries
    • Preseason Report I: Stock Abundance Analysis for 2009 Ocean Salmon Fisheries
    • Agenda Item D.1.b, Supplemental SSC Report
  • Agenda Item D.2 Identification of Stocks Not Meeting Conservation Objectives
    • Agenda Item D.2.a, Attachment 1 Excerpt from the Pacific Coast Salmon Plan – § 3.2. Overfishing Criteria
    • Agenda Item D.2.b, Supplemental STT Report
    • Agenda Item D.2.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Preseason Report I: Stock Abundance Analysis for 2009 Ocean Salmon Fisheries
  • Agenda Item D.3 Identification of Management Objectives and Preliminary Definition of 2009 Salmon Management Options
    • Agenda Item D.3.a, Attachment 1 Guidance for Option Development and Assessment
    • Agenda Item D.3.a, Attachment 2 Emergency Changes to the Salmon Fishery Management Plan
    • Agenda Item D.3.a, Attachment 3 FR 97-22094: Policy Guidelines for the Use of Emergency Rules
    • Agenda Item D.3.c, NMFS Report 1 GSI Sampling Plan Letter
    • Agenda Item D.3.c, Supplemental NMFS Report 2 ESA Guidance Letter
    • Agenda Item D.3.c, Supplemental NMFS Powerpoint (Lawson/Grimes – Large File 3 MB)
    • Agenda Item D.3.d, Supplemental Hoopa Valley Tribe Report
    • Agenda Item D.3.d, Supplemental Tribal Comment 2 (CRITFC)
    • Agenda Item D.3.d, Supplemental Tribal Comment 3 (Preliminary Definition of 2009 Management Options to the PFMC)
    • Agenda Item D.3.d/e, Supplemental WDFW/Tribal Recommendations for Puget Sound Chinook and Coho Salmon
    • Agenda Item D.3.f, Supplemental SAS Report, Proposed Initial Salmon Management Options for 2009 Non-Indian Ocean Fisheries
    • Agenda Item D.3.h, Public Comment
    • Agenda Item D.3.h, Supplemental Public Comment 2
  • Agenda Item D.4 Council Recommendations for 2009 Management Option Analysis
    • Agenda Item D.4.b, Supplemental STT Report Collation of Preliminary Salmon Management Options for 2009 Ocean Fisheries
  • Agenda Item D.5 Council Direction for 2009 Management Options (If Necessary)
    • Agenda Item D.5.b, Supplemental STT Report
  • Agenda Item D.6 Fishery Management Plan Amendments to Implement Act Requirements
    • Agenda Item D.6.a, Attachment 1 Council Operating Procedure 11 – Plan Amendment Cycles
    • Agenda Item D.6.a, Attachment 2 Summary of Potential Issues and Timelines for amending the Salmon FMP for compliance with NS1
    • Agenda Item D.6.b, Supplemental NMFS Report
    • Agenda Item D.6.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item D.6.b, Supplemental SAS Report
    • Agenda Item D.6.b, Supplemental STT Report
    • Agenda Item C.3.a, Attachment 1 Final Rule to Amend the NMFS Guidelines for National Standard 1 (74 FR 3178)
  • Agenda Item D.7 Adoption of 2009 Management Options for Public Review
    • Agenda Item D.7.b, Supplemental STT Report Analysis of Preliminary Salmon Management Options for 2009 Ocean Fisheries
    • Agenda Item D.7.c, Supplemental Comments of Hoopa Valley Tribe
    • Agenda Item D.7.c, Supplemental Tribal Comment 2
    • Agenda Item D.7.e, Supplemental Treaty Troll Motion
  • Agenda Item D.8 Salmon Hearings Officers
    • Agenda Item D.8.a, Attachment 1 Schedule of Salmon Fishery Management Option Hearings

E. Enforcement Issues

  • Agenda Item E.1 U.S. Coast Guard Annual West Coast Fishery Enforcement Report
    • Agenda Item E.1.b, USCG Report

F. Pacific Halibut Management

  • Agenda Item F.1 Report on the International Pacific Halibut Commission Meeting
    • Agenda Item F.1.a, Attachment 1 IPHC News Release
    • Agenda Item F.1.a, Attachment 2 2009 Area 2A Pacific Halibut Allocations
    • Agenda Item F.1.b, Meeting Summary Summary of International Pacific Halibut Commission Meeting
  • Agenda Item F.2 Incidental Catch Regulations in the Salmon Troll and Fixed Gear Sablefish Fisheries
    • Agenda Item F.2.a, Attachment 1 Summary of Pacific Halibut Incidental Catch Management
    • Agenda Item F.2.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item F.2.b, Supplemental SAS Report

G. Groundfish Management

  • Agenda Item G.1 Pacific Whiting Harvest Specifications and Management Measures for 2009
    • Agenda Item G.1.a, Attachment 1 Entire Document and Executive Summary of Stock Assessment of Pacific Hake, Merluccius productus, (a.k.a. Whiting) in U.S. and Canadian Waters in 2009 (entire document on website and CD)
    • Agenda Item G.1.a, Attachment 2 Pacific Whiting – The Joint U.S.-Canada STAR Panel Report
    • Agenda Item G.1.b, NMFS Report January 14 letter from Frank Lockhart to Don Hansen regarding the NMFS plan to prosecute the 2009 shoreside whiting fishery under an EFP
    • Agenda Item G.1.b, Tribal Report November 3, 2008 letter from Mr. Mel Moon, Jr. of the Quileute Indian Tribe to the Pacific Fishery Management Council regarding the 2009 tribal whiting set-asides
    • Agenda Item G.1.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item G.1.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item G.1.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item G.1.b, Supplemental EC Report
  • Agenda Item G.2 Consideration of Inseason Adjustments Including Pacific Whiting Bycatch Limits
    • Agenda Item G.2.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item G.2.b, Supplemental GAP Report
  • Agenda Item G.3 Fishery Management Plan Amendment 20 – Trawl Rationalization – Ownership and Miscellaneous Issues
    • Agenda Item G.3.a, Attachment 1 Trawl Rationalization – Schedule for 2009
    • Agenda Item G.3.a, Attachment 2 Pacific Council Recommendations for Rationalization of the Groundfish Trawl Fishery (Including Whiting)
    • Agenda Item G.3.a, Attachment 3 Trawl Rationalization Council Action November 2008 Draft Staff Notes on Discussion
    • Agenda Item G.3.a, Attachment 4 Eligibility to Own IFQ; Council Staff Report to the GAC on Trailing Action Considerations
    • Agenda Item G.3.a, Attachment 5 Examples of “Eligible to Own” Issue in Other Rationalized Fisheries
    • Agenda Item G.3.a, Attachment 6 Accountability for Species by Sector
    • Agenda Item G.3.a, Attachment 7 Analysis Illustrating the Effect of Two Different Finer Area Bycatch Rate Overfished Species Allocation Formulas
    • Agenda Item G.3.a, Attachment 8 Select Excerpts Pertaining to Pacific Halibut Initial Allocation South of 40 Degrees 10 Minutes North Latitude
    • Agenda Item G.3.a, Supplemental Attachment 9 Example Identification Criteria for the Eligible to Own Issue
    • Agenda Item G.3.a, Supplemental Attachment 10 Comparison of “Eligible to Own” Language From Amendment 6 and Amendment 20
    • Agenda Item G.3.a, Supplemental Powerpoint (Burden)
    • Agenda Item G.3.c, GAC Report Eligible to Own Issue and Other Clarifications
    • Agenda Item G.3.c, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item G.3.c, Supplemental IPHC Report
    • Agenda Item G.3.c, Supplemental WDFW Report 1, Amendment 20: Trawl Rationalization
    • Agenda Item G.3.c, Supplemental REVISED WDFW Report 2, Pacific Halibut Individual Bycatch Quota
    • Agenda Item G.3.d, Public Comment
    • Agenda Item G.3.d, Supplemental Public Comment 2
    • Agenda Item G.3.d, Supplemental Public Comment 3
    • Agenda Item G.3.d, Supplemental Public Comment 4
  • Agenda Item G.4 Fishery Management Plan Amendment 20 – Trawl Rationalization – Accumulation Limits
    • Agenda Item G.4.a, Staff Report Summary of Accumulation Limit Issues and Analysis
    • Agenda Item G.4.a, Supplemental PowerPoint (Niles/Burden)
    • Agenda Item G.4.a, Supplemental PowerPoint 2
    • Agenda Item G.4.b, GAC Report Groundfish Allocation Committee Report On Amendment 20 – Trawl Rationalization – Accumulation Limits
    • Agenda Item G.4.b, GMT Report Groundfish Management Team (GMT) and Council Staff Report On Amendment 20 – A Framework Approach For Setting Control and Vessel Usage Limits For Non-Whiting Target Species
    • Agenda Item G.4.b, Supplemental WDFW Report
    • Agenda Item G.4.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item G.4.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item G.4.b, Supplemental GMT Report 2
    • Agenda Item G.4.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item G.4.b, Supplemental NMFS 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.d, Supplemental Motion in Writing (Rod Moore)
  • Agenda Item G.5 Fishery Management Plan Amendment 22: Open Access License Limitation
    • Agenda Item G.5.a, Attachment 1 Open Access Fishery License Limitation Informational Flyer
    • Agenda Item G.5.a, Attachment 2 Open Access Fishery License Limitation Qualification Criteria Report requested by Groundfish Allocation Committee
    • Agenda Item G.5.a, Attachment 3 Draft Environmental Assessment (Updated) for Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan Amendment 22: Conversion of the Open Access Fishery to Federal Permit Management
    • Agenda Item G.5.a, Attachment 4 Possible Open Access Groundfish Fishery Conversion to Limited Entry and Permit Implementation Schedule
    • Agenda Item G.5.b, GAC Report
    • Agenda Item G.5.b, Supplemental NMFS Report
    • Agenda Item G.5.b, Supplemental EA Writing Team Report Supplemental Open Acess Fishery Report: Preliminary Analysis of 2006-2008 Post-Window Period Directed Fishery Landings
    • Agenda Item G.5.b, Supplemental EA Writing Team Powerpoint (Boydstun)
    • Agenda Item G.5.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item G.5.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item G.5.b, Supplemental ODFW Report
    • Agenda Item G.5.b, Supplemental CDFG Report
    • Agenda Item G.5.c, Public Comment
    • Agenda Item G.5.c, Supplemental Public Comment 2
    • Agenda Item G.5.c, Supplemental Public Comment 3
    • Agenda Item G.5.c, Supplemental Public Comment 4
    • Agenda Item G.5.d, Supplemental Motion in Writing (Rod Moore)
  • Agenda Item G.6 National Marine Fisheries Service Report
    • Agenda Item G.6.a, Attachment 1 Federal Register Notices Published Since the Last Council Meeting
    • Agenda Item G.6.a, Supplemental NMFS Report Pacific Whiting Fishery Summary, All Sectors, 2008
  • Agenda Item G.7 Final Consideration of Inseason Adjustments — If Needed
    • Agenda Item G.7.b, Supplemental GMT Report
  • Agenda Item G.8 Essential Fish Habitat Review Committee Terms of Reference
    • Agenda Item G.8.b, EFHRC Report Statement of Intent and Terms of Reference
    • Agenda Item G.8.b, Supplemental HC Report
    • Agenda Item G.8.b, Supplemental Tribal Recommendation

H. Habitat

  • Agenda Item H.1 Current Habitat Issues
    • Agenda Item H.1.b, Supplemental HC Report
    • Agenda Item H.1.c, Supplemental SAS Report

I. Administrative Matters

  • Agenda Item I.1 Membership Appointments and Council Operating Procedures
  • Agenda Item I.2 Approval of Council Meeting Minutes
    • Agenda Item I.2.a, Attachment 1 DRAFT Minutes, March 8-14, 2008
    • Agenda Item I.2.a, Attachment 2 DRAFT Minutes, September 7-12, 2008
  • Agenda Item I.3 Future Council Meeting Agenda and Workload Planning
    • Agenda Item I.3.a, Attachment 1 Draft Preliminary “Year at a Glance Summary” of Council Meeting Agenda Topics and Council Floor Time Estimate
    • Agenda Item I.3.a, Attachment 2 Draft Preliminary Three-Meeting Outlook for the Pacific Council
    • Agenda Item I.3.a, Attachment 3 Supplemental REVISED Draft Preliminary Proposed Council Meeting Agenda, April 2-9, 2009, Millbrae, California
    • Agenda Item I.3.a, Supplemental Attachment 4 Pacific Council Workload Planning: Year at a Glance Summary
    • Agenda Item I.3.a, Supplemental Attachment 5 Preliminary Proposed Council Meeting Agenda for April 2-9, 2009, Millbrae, California
    • Agenda Item I.3.a, Supplemental Attachment 6 Preliminary Proposed Council Meeting Agenda for June 11-18, 2009, Spokane, Washington
    • Agenda Item I.3.b Supplemental NMFS Policy Directive (RFMC Consultation to MPA Nomination Process)
    • Agenda I.3.b, Supplemental HC Report
    • Agenda Item I.3.c, Supplemental Public Comment

Ancillary Meetings (links are to agendas)

Various technical and administrative committees, advisory bodies, work groups, and state delegations will meet throughout the week.

  • Ancillary A Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) Agenda
    • Ancillary A Draft November 2008 SSC Minutes
  • Ancillary B Groundfish Management Team (GMT) Agenda
  • Ancillary C Groundfish Advisory Subpanel (GAP) Agenda
  • Ancillary D Salmon Advisory Subpanel (SAS) Agenda
  • Ancillary E Salmon Technical Team (STT) Agenda
  • Ancillary F Enforcement Consultants (EC) Agenda
  • Ancillary G Habitat Committee (HG) Agenda

General Information

  • General Information driving directions, hotel information, restaurant information
  • Tax Exempt Form – Marriott Must also show proper I.D.
  • Chair’s Reception

Informational Reports

  • Informational Report 1 Information Regarding the U.S. Coast Guard Expanding Automatic Identification System Carriage
  • Supplemental Informational Report 2 Council Coordination Committee February 25-26, 2009 Meeting Agenda
  • Supplemental Informational Report 3 Letter from Mr. Roy Elicker and Mr. Phil Anderson to Mr. Robert D. Mecum, NMFS, Regarding the Steller Sea Lion Recovery Plan; Request for Delisting
  • Supplemental Informational Report 4 Council Staff White Paper on Adaptive Management Program Options

Salmon Management Documents

  • Review of 2008 Ocean Salmon Fisheries
  • Preseason Report I: Stock Abundance Analysis for 2009 Ocean Salmon Fisheries

April 2009 Briefing Book

A. Call to Order

  • Agenda Item A.4 April 2-9, 2009 Council Meeting Agenda

B. Open Comment Period

  • Agenda Item B.1 Comment on Non-Agenda Items (Oceana)
  • Agenda Item B.1 Supplemental Comment on Non-Agenda Items (Kawahara)

C. Habitat

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

D. Highly Migratory Species Management

  • Agenda Item D.1 National Marine Fisheries Service Report
    • Agenda Item D.1.a, Attachment 1 Southwest Region NMFS Report
    • Agenda Item D.1.a, Attachment 2 Undated and March 6, 2009, Letters from the Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management to the California Coastal Commission on California’s Request to Review an Exempted Fishing Permit Application to NMFS for Exploratory Longline Fishing in the West Coast Exclusive Economic Zone
    • Agenda Item D.1.b, Attachment 1 Draft Report on Swordfish and Leatherback Use of Temperate Habitat (SLUTH) Workshop
    • Agenda Item D.1.b, Supplemental NMFS Powerpoint (Squires)
    • Agenda Item D.1.c, Supplemental HMSAS Report
  • Agenda Item D.2 FMP Amendment 2 — High Seas Shallow-Set Longline
    • Agenda Item D.2.a, Attachment 1 Preliminary DRAFT Amendment 2 to the Fishery Management Plan for U.S. West Coast Fisheries for Highly Migratory Species: Authorize a Shallow-set Longline Fishery Seaward of the EEZ; Preliminary Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement
    • Agenda Item D.2.a, Attachment 2 Notice of Availability of WPFMC Pelagics FMP Amendment 18 for Public Comment (74 FR 11518)
    • Agenda Item D.2.a, Supplemental Attachment 3 Decision Summary for HMS FMP Amendment 2, SSLL Fishery
    • Agenda Item D.2.a, Supplemental Powerpoint Presentation (Dahl)
    • Agenda Item D.2.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item D.2.b, Supplemental HMSMT Report
    • Agenda Item D.2.b, Supplemental HMSAS Report
    • Agenda Item D.2.c, Supplemental Public Comment
    • Agenda Item D.2.c, Supplemental Public Comment 2 (Oceana PowerPoint)
  • Agenda Item D.3 FMP Amendments to Implement Annual Catch Limit Requirements
    • Agenda Item D.3.a, Attachment 1 Final Rule, Amendments to National Standard 1 Guidelines
    • Agenda Item D.3.a, Attachment 2 Revisions to the National Standard 1 Guidelines; Guidance on Annual Catch Limits and Other Requirements; NMFS Presentation
    • Agenda Item D.3.a, Attachment 3 Excerpt from 2008 HMS SAFE
    • Agenda Item D.3.a, Attachment 4 HMS MUS, Monitored Species, and UNCLOS Annex I Species
    • Agenda Item D.3.a, Attachment 5 Draft Schedule for Council Action on HMS FMP ACL Amendment
    • Agenda Item D.3.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item D.3.b, Supplemental HMSMT Report
    • Agenda Item D.3.b, Supplemental HMSAS Report
    • Agenda Item D.3.c, Supplemental Public Comment
  • Agenda Item D.4 International Regional Fishery Management Organization Matters
    • Agenda Item D.4.a, Attachment 1 Letter from Donald McIsaac to Rod McInnis Containing Recommendations for the U.S. Delegation to the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission
    • Agenda Item D.4.a, Attachment 2 Status of Yellowfin Tuna in the Eastern Pacific Ocean in 2007 and Outlook for the Future (Entire Document on CD and Web Only)
    • Agenda Item D.4.a, Attachment 3 Status of Bigeye Tuna in the Eastern Pacific Ocean in 2007 and Outlook for the Future (Entire Document on CD and Web Only)
    • Agenda Item D.4.b, Attachment 1 Letter from Donald McIsaac to Donald Hansen Regarding Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission Fifth Annual Meeting Report
    • Agenda Item D.4.b, Attachment 2 Conservation and Management Measures Adopted at the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission Fifth Annual Meeting (Entire Document on CD and Web Only)
    • Agenda Item D.4.b, Supplemental PowerPoint Presentation (McIsaac)
    • Agenda Item D.4.c, Supplemental Attachment 1 MOU Regarding RFMC Participation in International Regional Fishery Management Organizations Governing Pacific Ocean HMS
    • Agenda Item D.4.d, Supplemental HMSMT Report
    • Agenda Item D.4.d, Supplemental HMSAS Report
    • Agenda Item D.4.e, Supplemental Public Comment

E. Marine Protected Areas

  • Agenda Item E.1 Update on Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Management Plan Review Process
    • Agenda Item E.1.b, Attachment 1 Final OCNMS Condition Report 2008 (Electronic Distribution Only)
    • Agenda Item E.1.b, Attachment 2 OCNMS Public Scoping and Issues Analysis Part 1: Scoping Summary (Electronic Distribution Only)
    • Agenda Item E.1.b, Attachment 3 OCNMS Public Scoping and Issues Analysis Part 2: Topics Analysis Report (Electronic Distribution Only)
    • Agenda Item E.1.b, Attachment 4 OCNMS Public Scoping and Issues Analysis Part 3: Advisory Council Issue Prioritization Workshop Report (Electronic Distribution Only)
    • Agenda Item E.1.b, Attachment 5 Draft OCNMS Public Scoping and Issues Analysis Part 4: Priority Issue Work Plan (Electronic Distribution Only)
    • Agenda Item E.1.b, Attachment 6 OCNMS Management Plan Review Update
    • Agenda Item E.1.c, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item E.1.c, Supplemental HC Report

F. Groundfish Management

  • Agenda Item F.1 National Marine Fisheries Service Report
    • Agenda Item F.1.a, Attachment 1 Federal Register Notices Published Since the Last Council Meeting
  • Agenda Item F.2 Consideration of Inseason Adjustments
    • Agenda Item F.2.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item F.2.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item F.2.c, Public Comment
    • Agenda Item F.2.c, Supplemental Public Comment 2
    • Agenda Item F.2.c, Supplemental Public Comment 3
    • Agenda Item F.2.c, Supplemental Public Comment 4
    • Agenda Item F.2.c, Supplemental Public Comment 5
  • Agenda Item F.3 Fishery Management Plan 21 – Intersector Allocation
    • Agenda Item F.3.a, Attachment 1 Allocation of Harvest Opportunity Between Sectors of the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery; Chapters 1, 2, and 4 of the Preliminary Draft Environmental Impact
    • Agenda Item F.3.a, Supplemental Attachment 2 PowerPoint Presentation (DeVore)
    • Agenda Item F.3.b, GAC Report Groundfish Allocation Committee Report from January 2009 Regarding Intersector Allocation: Amendment 21
    • Agenda Item F.3.b, Supplemental NMFS Report
    • Agenda Item F.3.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item F.3.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item F.3.c, Public Comment
    • Agenda Item F.3.c, Supplemental Public Comment 2
    • Agenda Item F.3.d, Supplemental WDFW Motions in Writing
  • Agenda Item F.4 Fishery Management Plan Amendment 20 — Trawl Rationalization – Community Fishery Association and Miscellaneous Clarification Issues
    • Agenda Item F.4.a, Attachment 1 Excerpts from the NOAA Memorandum: Design and Use of Limited Access Privilege Programs
    • Agenda Item F.4.a, Attachment 2 Public Comment from The Nature Conservancy
    • Agenda Item F.4.a, Attachment 3 Excerpts from the Magnuson-Stevens Conservation and Fishery Management Act
    • Agenda Item F.4.a, Attachment 4 Outline of Potential Elements for Community Fishing Associations (CFA) Provisions
    • Agenda Item F.4.a, Attachment 5 Miscellaneous Trawl Rationalization Clarifications Related to the Whiting Fishery
    • Agenda Item F.4.a, Supplemental Attachment 5 PowerPoint Whiting Clarifications (Burden)
    • Agenda Item F.4.a, Attachment 6 Pacific Council Recommendations for Rationalization of the Groundfish Trawl Fishery (Including Whiting) (On CD and Web Only)
    • Agenda Item F.4.a, Supplemental Attachment 7 Defining Community Fishing Associations (PowerPoint, Brandon)
    • Agenda Item F.4.b, Supplemental WDFW Report
    • Agenda Item F.4.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • 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.4.c, Public Comment 2
    • Agenda Item F.4.c, Public Comment 3 (Misc. Suppl.)
    • Agenda Item F.4.d, Supplemental Motion (CDFG Motion)
  • Agenda Item F.5 Fishery Management Plan Amendment 20 — Trawl Rationalization – Analysis Parameters for Adaptive Management Program
    • Agenda Item F.5.a Council Staff White Paper on Adaptive Management Program Options
    • Agenda Item F.5.a Supplemental Staff Report on Adaptive Management Program – Summary of Decision Points, Including Program Examples
    • Agenda Item F.5.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item F.5.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item F.5.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item F.5.c, Public Comment
    • Agenda Item F.5.c, Supplemental Public Comment 2
    • Agenda Item F.5.c, Supplemental Public Comment 3
    • Agenda Item F.5.d, Supplemental Motion in Writing
  • Agenda Item F.6 Final Consideration of Inseason Adjustments — If Needed
    • Agenda Item F.6.b, Supplemental GMT Report (Informational Only)
  • Agenda Item F.7 FMP Amendments to Implement Annual Catch Limit Requirements
    • Agenda Item D.3.a, Attachment 1 Final Rule to Amend the NMFS Guidelines for National Standard 1 (74 FR 3178)
    • Agenda Item D.3.a, Attachment 2 NMFS Presentation on NMFS Guidelines for National Standard 1
    • Agenda Item F.7.a, Attachment 1 Draft Schedule for Council Action on a Groundfish Fishery Management Plan amendment for National Standard 1 Guideline Changes
    • Agenda Item F.7.b, Supplemental SSC Reort
    • Agenda Item F.7.c, Supplemental Public Comment 2
  • Agenda Item F.8 Review of Implementing Regulations for the Vessel Monitoring System
    • Agenda Item F.8.b, Supplemental NMFS Office of Law Enforcement Report (Powerpoint)
    • Agenda Item F.8.c, Supplemental EC Report
    • Agenda Item F.8.c, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item F.8.d, Supplemental Public Comment
    • Agenda Item F.8.d, Supplemental Public Comment 2
    • Agenda Item F.8.d, Supplemental Public Comment 3

G. Administrative Matters

  • Agenda Item G.1 Legislative Matters
    • Agenda Item G.1.a, Attachment 1 Staff Summary of Federal Legislation in the 111th U.S. Congress of Particular Interest to the Pacific Fishery Management Council
    • Agenda Item G.1.b, Supplemental LC Report
    • Agenda Item G.1.d, Public Comment
  • Agenda Item G.2 Approval of Council Meeting Minutes
    • Agenda Item G.2.a, Attachment 1 Draft Minutes, November 1-7, 2008
  • Agenda Item G.3 Membership Appointments and Council Operating Procedures
  • Agenda Item G.4 Review of Proposed Rule on Council Statement of Organization, Practices, and Procedures
  • Agenda Item G.5 Future Council Meeting Agenda and Workload Planning
    • Agenda Item G.5.a, Attachment 1 Draft Preliminary “Year at a Glance Summary” of Council Meeting Agenda Topics and Council Floor Time Estimate
    • Agenda Item G.5.a, Supplemental Attachment 2 Draft Preliminary Three-Meeting Outlook for the Pacific Council
    • Agenda Item G.5.a, Supplemental Attachment 3 Preliminary Proposed Council Meeting Agenda, June 12-18, 2009, Spokane, Washington
    • Agenda Item G.5.a, Supplemental Attachment 4 Pacific Council Workload Year at a Glance Summary
    • Agenda Item G.5.a, Supplemental Attachment 5 Proposed Council Meeting Agenda, June 12-18, 2009 – Spokane, Washington
    • Agenda Item G.5.a, Supplemental Attachment 6 Council Work Load Priorities April 10 Through June 18, 2009
    • Agenda Item G.5.a, Supplemental Attachment 7 Council Staff Trawl Rationalization Analysis Tasks for May GAC and June Council Meeting Decision Making

H. Salmon Management

  • Agenda Item H.1 Update on NMFS Draft Biological Opinion for California Water Projects and Winter Run Chinook Fisheries
    • Agenda Item H.1.a, Attachment 1 Draft Biological Opinion on the Long-Term Central Valley Project and State Water Project Operations Criteria and Plan (on CD and WEB only)
    • Agenda Item H.1.b, Supplemental NMFS Report (Update on Salmon ESA BO and Recovery Plans)
    • Agenda Item H.1.c, Supplemental HC Report
  • Agenda Item H.2 Work Group Report on Causes of the 2008 Salmon Failure
    • Agenda Item H.2.b, Work Group Report What Caused the Sacramento River Fall Chinook Salmon Stock Collapse?
    • Agenda Item H.2.b, Supplemental WGR PowerPoint (Grimes, Stein)
    • Agenda Item H.2.c, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item H.2.c, Supplemental STT Report
    • Agenda Item H.2.c, Supplemental SAS Report
    • Agenda Item H.2.c, Supplemental HC Report
  • Agenda Item H.3 Tentative Adoption of 2009 Ocean Salmon Management Measures for Analysis
    • Preseason Report II Analysis of Proposed Regulatory Options for 2009 Ocean Salmon Fisheries
    • Agenda Item H.3.b, Supplemental STT Report
    • Agenda Item H.3.c, Supplemental Public Hearing Report 1 (Westport)
    • Agenda Item H.3.c, Supplemental Public Hearing Report 2 (Coos Bay)
    • Agenda Item H.3.c, Supplemental Public Hearing Report 3 (Eureka)
    • Agenda Item H.3.d, Supplemental Attachment 1 Report of the Pacific Salmon Commission
    • Agenda Item H.3.f, Supplemental SAS Report
    • Agenda Item H.3.f, Supplemental CDFG Report
    • Agenda Item H.3.f, Supplemental Tribal Comment
    • Agenda Item H.3.g, Public Comment
    • Agenda Item H.3.g, Supplemental Public Comment 2
    • Agenda Item H.3.g, Supplemental Public Comment 3
    • Agenda Item H.3.h, Supplemental Tentative Adoption of Treaty Troll Quotas
  • Agenda Item H.4 Clarify Council Direction on 2009 Management Measures
    • Agenda Item H.4.b, Supplemental STT Report
  • Agenda Item H.5 Methodology Review Process and Preliminary Topic Selection for 2009
    • Agenda Item H.5.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item H.5.c, Supplemental MEW Report
    • Agenda Item H.5.c, Supplemental STT Report
    • Agenda Item H.5.c, Supplemental SAS Report
    • Agenda Item H.5.c, Supplemental Tribal Report
    • Agenda Item H.5.c, Supplemental Tribal Report 2
  • Agenda Item H.6 Update on Mitchell Act Hatchery Environmental Impact Statement
    • Agenda Item H.6.a, Attachment 1 FR 74-10724 Notice of Decision to Expand the Environmental Impact Statement Analyzing Mitchell Act Funding and Operation of Columbia River Hatcheries
    • Agenda Item H.6.b, Supplemental NMFS PowerPoint (Turner)
    • Agenda Item H.6.c, Supplemental CRITFC Report
  • Agenda Item H.7 Final Action on 2009 Salmon Management Measures
    • Agenda Item H.7.a, Attachment 1 Emergency Changes to the Salmon FMP
    • Agenda Item H.7.a, Attachment 2 FR 62-44421: Policy Guidelines for the Use of Emergency Rules
    • Agenda Item H.7.b, Supplemental STT Report
    • Agenda Item H.7.c, Supplemental Hoopa Valley Tribe Report
    • Agenda Item H.7.c, Supplemental Tribal Comment
    • Agenda Item H.7.e, Supplemental Treay Indian Ocean Troll Motion

I. Pacific Halibut Management

  • Agenda Item I.1 Incidental 2009 Catch Regulations in the Salmon Troll and Fixed Gear Sablefish Fisheries
    • Agenda Item I.1.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item I.1.b, Supplemental SAS Report
    • Agenda Item I.1.b, Supplemental EC Report

Ancillary Meetings (links are to agendas)

Various technical and administrative committees, advisory bodies, work groups, and state delegations will meet throughout the week.

  • Ancillary A Highly Migratory Species Management Team (HMSMT) Agenda
  • Ancillary B Highly Migratory Species Advisory Subpanel (HMSAS) Agenda
  • Ancillary C Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) Agenda
    • Ancillary C DRAFT SSC March 2009 Minutes
  • Ancillary D Habitat Committee (HC) Agenda
  • Ancillary E Legislative Committee (LC) Agenda
  • Ancillary F Enforcement Consultants (EC) Agenda
  • Ancillary G Groundfish Advisory Subpanel (GAP) Agenda
  • Ancillary H Groundfish Management Team (GMT) Agenda
  • Ancillary I Salmon Advisory Subpanel (SAS) Agenda
  • Ancillary J Salmon Technical Team (STT) Agenda

General Information

  • General Information driving directions, hotel information, restaurant information
  • Tax Exempt Form – Westin Must also show proper I.D.
  • Chair’s Reception

Informational Reports

  • Informational Report 1 Mass Marking, FWS
  • Supplemental Informational Report 2 CDFG Update on Constant Fractional Marking/Tagging Program for Central Valley and Klamath River Fall-run Chinook Salmon

Salmon Management Documents

  • Preseason Report II Analysis of Proposed Regulatory Options for 2009 Ocean Salmon Fisheries

June 2009 Briefing Book

A. Call to Order

  • Agenda Item A.4 June 11-18 Council Meeting Agenda

B. Open Comment Period

  • Agenda Item B.1 Open Comment Period
  • Agenda Item B.1 Supplemental Public Comment 2
  • Agenda Item B.1 Supplemental Open Public Comment 3
  • Agenda Item B.1 Supplemental Open Comment Period 4

C. Habitat

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

D. Pacific Halibut Management

  • Agenda Item D.1 Proposed Procedures for Estimating Pacific Halibut Bycatch in the Groundfish Setline Fisheries
    • Agenda Item D.1.b, NWFSC Report Letter Regarding Mortality of Pacific Halibut in the Fixed Gear Fishery
    • Agenda Item D.1.b, Supplemental NWFSC PowerPoint (Hastie)
    • Agenda Item D.1.c, Supplemental IPHC Report
    • Agenda Item D.1.c, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item D.1.c, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item D.1.d, Public Comment

E. Groundfish Management

  • Agenda Item E.1 Groundfish Essential Fish Habitat Modifications
    • Agenda Item E.1.a, Attachment 1 EFHRC Terms of Reference
    • Agenda Item E.1.a, Attachment 2 Proposal to Modify the Northeast Boundary of the Eel River EFH No-trawl Area
    • Agenda Item E.1.a, Attachment 3 Proposal to the Pacific Fishery Management Council to Modify Groundfish EFH Conservation Areas – Juan De Fuca Coral Canyons and Grays Canyon Sponge Reefs Important Ecological Areas
    • Agenda Item E.1.b, EFHRC Report EFHRC Evaluation of Proposals to Modify Areas Closed to Bottom Trawl Fishing Gear
    • Agenda Item E.1.c, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item E.1.c, Supplemental HC Report
    • Agenda Item E.1.c, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item E.1.c, Supplemental Tribal Comment
    • Agenda Item E.1.d, Public Comment
    • Agenda Item E.1.d, Supplemental Public Comment 2
    • Agenda Item E.1.d, Supplemental Public Comment 3
    • Agenda Item E.1.d, Supplemental Public Comment 4
  • Agenda Item E.2 Proposed Process and Schedule for Developing 2011-2012 Biennial Harvest Specifications and Management Measures
    • Agenda Item E.2.a, Attachment 1 Pacific Fishery Management Council and National Marine Fisheries Service Schedule and Process for Developing 2011-2012 Groundfish Harvest Specifications and Management Measures
    • Agenda Item E.2.a, Attachment 2 Scoping Matrix for 2001-2012 Groundfish Biennial Specifications and Management Measures
    • Agenda Item E.2.c, Supplemental Public Comment
  • Agenda Item E.3 Fishery Management Plan Amendment 22 — Open Access Fishery Limitation
    • Agenda Item E.3.a, Attachment 1 March 2009 Draft Meeting Minutes: Council Action on Open Access License Limitation
    • Agenda Item E.3.a., Attachment 2 EA Description and Analysis of Alternative 2
    • Agenda Item E.3.a, Attachment 3 April 2009 Preliminary Initial Draft Meeting Minutes: Open Access Fishery Discussion
    • Agenda Item E.3.b NMFS Report on March 2009 Adopted Motion on Fishery Management Plan Amendment 22: Open Access License Limitation
    • Agenda Item E.3.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item E.3.c, Public Comment
  • Agenda Item E.4 Fishery Management Plan Amendment 23 — Implementing Annual Catch Limit Requirements
    • Agenda Item E.4.a, Attachment 1 The Report of the NMFS Vulnerability Evaluation Working Group Entitled, “Use of Productivity and Susceptibility Indices to Determine the Vulnerability of a Stock: With Example Applications to Six U.S. Fisheries”
    • Agenda Item E.4.a, Attachment 2 Table of West Coast Groundfish Species That are Candidate “Ecosystem Component” Species
    • Agenda Item E.4.b, Supplemental SSC Report
  • Agenda Item E.5 National Marine Fisheries Service Report
    • Agenda Item E.5.a, Attachment 1 Federal Register Notices Published Since the Last Council Meeting
    • Agenda Item E.5.c, Supplemental EC Report
  • Agenda Item E.6 Stock Assessments for 2011-2012 Groundfish Fisheries
    • Agenda Item E.6.a, Attachment 1 Executive Summary of “Draft Status of the U.S. Petrale Sole Resource in 2008”
    • Agenda Item E.6.a, Attachment 2 Petrale Sole STAR Panel Report
    • Agenda Item E.6.a, Attachment 3 May 27 Letter from Frank Lockhart to Don McIsaac Regarding SSC Considerations for Managing Petrale Sole
    • Agenda Item E.6.a, Attachment 4 Executive Summary of “Status of the U.S. Splitnose Rockfish (Sebastes diploproa) resource in 2009″
    • Agenda Item E.6.a, Attachment 5 Splitnose Rockfish STAR Panel Report
    • Agenda Item E.6.a, Attachment 6 Executive Summary of “Status of the U.S. Canary Rockfish Resource in 2009 (Update of the 2007 Assessment Model)”
    • Agenda Item E.6.a, Attachment 7 Executive Summary of “Updated Status of Cowcod, Sebastes levis, in the Southern California Bight”
    • Agenda Item E.6.a, Attachment 8 Executive Summary of “Status and Future Prospects for the Darkblotched Rockfish Resource in Waters off Washington, Oregon, and California as Updated in 2009”
    • Agenda Item E.6.a, Attachment 9 Executive Summary of “Status and Future Prospects for the Pacific Ocean Perch Resource in Waters off Washington and Oregon as Updated in 2009”
    • Stock Assessments (Full Versions Available on CD and Web Only)
    • Agenda Item E.6.b, Supplemental Petrale PowerPoint Presentation (Allan Hicks)
    • Agenda Item E.6.b, Supplemental Splitnose PowerPoint Presentation (Vladlena Gertseva)
    • Agenda Item E.6.c, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item E.6.d, Supplemental GMT Report
  • Agenda Item E.7 Consideration of Inseason Adjustments
    • Agenda Item E.7.a, Attachment 1 Fishery Management Plan Language on Inseason Adjustments to ABCs and OYs
    • Agenda Item E.7.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item E.7.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item E.7.c, Public Comment
    • Agenda Item E.7.c, Supplemental Public Comment 2
    • Agenda Item E.7.c, Supplemental Public Comment 3
  • Agenda Item E.8 Preliminary Review of Exempted Fishing Permits for 2010
    • Agenda Item E.8.a, Attachment 1 Application for an Exempted Fishing Permit Sponsored by Steve Fosmark Entitled, “Evaluation of an Epibenthic Trolled Longline to Selectively Catch Chilipepper Rockfish (Sebastes goodei)”
    • Agenda Item E.8.a, Attachment 2 Application for Issuance of an Exempted Fishing Permit to Fish Trawl Permits with Longline, Trap, Pot, and Hook-and-line Gear in a Community Based Fishing Association off the Central California Coast
    • Agenda Item E.8.a, Attachment 3 Testing a Community-Based Fishing Association: Report on Implementation of the 2008 Morro Bay/Port San Luis Exempted Fishing Permit
    • Agenda Item E.8.a, Attachment 4 Application for an Exempted Fishing Permit sponsored by the Recreational Fishing Alliance Entitled, “Oregon Recreational Yellowtail Rockfish EFP”
    • Agenda Item E.8.a, Attachment 5 Application for an Exempted Fishing Permit sponsored by the Recreational Fishing Alliance and the Golden Gate Fishermen’s Association Entitled, “Recreational Rockfish Catch Composition Seaward of the Rockfish Conservation Area”
    • Agenda Item E.8.a, Attachment 6 Report on Implementation of the 2008 Exempted Fishing Permit Activities (“Recreational Rockfish Catch Composition Seaward of the Rockfish Conservation Area”) Sponsored by the Recreational Fishing Alliance and the Golden Gate Fishermen’s Association
    • Agenda Item E.8.a, Attachment 7 Application for an Exempted Fishing Permit sponsored by the San Francisco Fishermen’s Cooperative Entitled, “Evaluation of Modified Vertical Hook and Line Gear to Avoid Depressed Rockfish Species While Fishing in Certain Parts of the Rockfish Conservation Area (RCA)”
    • Agenda Item E.8.a, Attachment 8 Application for an Exempted Fishing Permit sponsored by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Entitled, “Application to the Pacific Fishery Management Council for an Exempted Fishing Permit to Collect Biological Information from Yelloweye Rockfish Encountered in the Oregon Sport Charter Fishery”
    • Agenda Item E.8.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item E.8.b, Supplemental GAP Report
  • Agenda Item E.9 Final Consideration of Inseason Adjustments
    • Agenda Item E.9.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item E.9.b, Supplemental GAP Report
  • Agenda Item E.10 FMP Amendments 20 and 21 — Trawl Rationalization and Intersector Allocation – Regulatory Overview and Final Action on Miscellaneous Outstanding Issues and FMP Language
    • Agenda Item E.10.a, Attachment 1 Calendar of Activities for Groundfish Fishery Management Plan Amendments 20 and 21
    • Agenda Item E.10.a, Attachment 2 Pacific Council Recommendations For Groundfish Trawl Rationalization, Updated With Trailing Actions Through April 2009
    • Agenda Item E.10.a, Attachment 3 Staff Recommendation on Amending the Groundfish FMP to Incorporate the Trawl Rationalization Program
    • Agenda Item E.10.a, Attachment 4 Miscellaneous Remaining Issues
    • Agenda Item E.10.a, Attachment 5 Intersector Allocation (Amendment 21) Description of Final Council Action, April 2009
    • Agenda Item E.10.a, Supplemental Attachment 6 Proposed Modifications to Recommendations on Amending the Groundfish FMP to Incorporate the Trawl Rationalization Program
    • Agenda Item E.10.b, NMFS NWR Report on Miscellaneous Clarifications for Amendment 20: Trawl Rationalization
    • Agenda Item E.10.b, NMFS NWFSC Report Letter from Northwest Fisheries Science Center on Monitoring Halibut Mortality, May 26, 2009
    • Agenda Item E.10.b, GAC Report on Trawl Rationalization
    • Agenda Item E.10.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item E.10.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item E.10.b, Supplemental EC Report
    • Agenda Item E.10.c, Supplemental Public Comment (IPHC)
    • Agenda Item E.10.c, Supplemental Public Comment 2 (EDF)
    • Agenda Item E.10.d, Supplemental WDFW Motion in Writing
  • Agenda Item E.11 FMP Amendment 20 – Trawl Rationalization – Final Action on Accumulation Limits and Divestiture
    • Agenda Item E.11.a, Attachment 1 Issue Summary and Analysis: Accumulation Limits, Divestiture and Related Provisions
    • Agenda Item E.11.a, Supplemental Attachment 1 Replacement Table 7
    • Agenda Item E.11.a, Supplemental Staff PowerPoint (Seger)
    • Agenda Item E.11.b, GAC Report GAC Recommendations on Accumulation Limits, Divestiture and Related Matters
    • Agenda Item E.11.b, GMT Report
    • Agenda Item E.11.b, Supplemental GMT Report 2
    • Agenda Item E.11.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item E.11.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item E.11.b, Supplemental ODFW Report
    • Agenda Item E.11.c, Public Comment
    • Agenda Item E.11.c, Supplemental Public Comment 2
    • Agenda Item E.11.d, Supplemental Side by Side Control Limits
    • Agenda Item E.11.d, Supplemental Motion in Writing (CDFG)
    • Agenda Item E.11.d, Supplemental Motions on Accumulation Limits
  • Agenda Item E.12 FMP Amendment 20 – Trawl Rationalization – Final Action for Adaptive Management Program
    • Agenda Item E.12.a, Attachment 1 April 2009 Supplemental Motion in Writing
    • Agenda Item E.12.a, Attachment 2 GAC Report Excerpts
    • Agenda Item E.12.b, GMT Report
    • Agenda Item E.12.b, Supplemental GMT Report 2
    • Agenda Item E.12.b, Supplemental GMT PowerPoint
    • Agenda Item E.12.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item E.12.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item E.12.c, Public Comment
    • Agenda Item E.12.c, Supplemental Public Comment 2 (On Screen)

F. Highly Migratory Species Management

  • Agenda Item F.1 Council Recommendations to International Regional Fishery Management Organizations
    • Agenda Item F.1.a, Attachment 1 Summary Report of the Fourth Regular Session of the Northern Committee, September 9-11, 2008, Tokyo, Japan (Main Report Only Available in Hard Copy, Full Report with Appendices on Web and CD-ROM)
    • Agenda Item F.1.a, Supplemental Attachment 2 Federal Register Notice: NMFS Proposes Regulations to Implement, in Part, the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Convention Implementation Act
    • Agenda Item F.1.a, Supplemental Attachment 3 Letter from WFOA to Mr. Bill Robinson, NMFS, Regarding Proposed Rule for WCPFC – Identifier #0648-AV63
    • Agenda Item F.1.a, Supplemental Attachment 4 WCPFC Northern Committee, Fifth Regular Session, 7-10 September 2009, Provisional Annotated Agenda
    • Agenda Item F.1.b, Supplemental HMSMT Report
    • Agenda Item F.1.b, Supplemental HMSAS Report

G. Administrative Matters

  • Agenda Item G.1 Membership Appointments and Council Operating Procedures
    • Agenda Item G.1.a, Supplemental Attachment 1 Salmon Plan Amendment Committee
  • Agenda Item G.2 Fiscal Matters
    • Agenda Item G.2.b, Supplemental Budget Committee Report
  • Agenda Item G.3 Proposed Rule on Council Operations
    • Agenda Item G.3.a, Attachment 1 Staff Comments on Proposed Changes to Regulations That Address the Operations and Administration of Regional Fishery Management Councils
    • Agenda Item G.3.a, Attachment 2 Federal Register Notice Proposing Changes in Council Operations and Administration (74 FR 13386, March 27, 2009)
    • Agenda Item G.3.a, Supplemental Attachment 3 Proposed Draft Reponse Letter to NMFS Regarding Council Operations
    • Agenda Item G.3.a, Supplemental Attachment 4 Stipend Payments to a Subset of Members on the SSC and Advisory Panels
  • Agenda Item G.4 Approval of Council Meeting Minutes
    • Agenda Item G.4.a Draft March 2009 Council Meeting Mnutes
  • Agenda Item G.5 Future Council Meeting Agenda and Workload Planning
    • Agenda Item G.5.a, Attachment 1 Draft Preliminary “Year at a Glance Summary” of Council Meeting Agenda Topics and Council Floor Time Estimate
    • Agenda Item G.5.a, Attachment 2 Draft Preliminary Proposed Council Meeting Agenda, September 10-17, 2009, Foster City, California
    • Agenda Item G.5.a, Supplemental Attachment 3 Pacific Council Workload Planning: Year at a Glance Summary
    • Agenda Item G.5.a, Supplemental Attachment 4 Council Meeting Agenda Worksheet, September 10-17, 2009, Foster City, California
    • Agenda Item G.5.b, Supplemental CPSAS Report
    • Agenda Item G.5.c, Public Comment

H. Coastal Pelagic Species Management

  • Agenda Item H.1 Pacific Mackerel Management for 2009-2010
    • Agenda Item H.1.a, Supplemental Electronic Attachment 1 Draft Status of the Pacific Coast Coastal Pelagic Species Fishery and Recommended Acceptable Biological Catches – Stock Assessment and Fishery Evaluation 2009 (electronic attachment, available on web site)
    • Agenda Item H.1.b, Attachment 1 Pacific Mackerel (Scomber japonicus) Stock Assessment for U.S. Management in the 2009-2010 Season
    • Agenda Item H.1.b, Attachment 2 Pacific Mackerel, STAR Panel Meeting Report
    • Agenda Item H.1.b, Supplemental Pacific Mackerel PowerPoint (Crone)
    • Agenda Item H.1.c, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item H.1.c, Supplemental CPSMT Report
    • Agenda Item H.1.c, Supplemental CPSAS Report
  • Agenda Item H.2 Survey Methodology Review and Exempted Fishing Permit
    • Agenda Item H.2.a, Attachment 1 West Coast Sardine Survey Application for Exempted Fishing Permit in 2009
    • Agenda Item H.2.a, Attachment 2 Spawning Biomass of Pacific Sardine (Sardinops sagax) Off U.S. in 2008, NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS
    • Agenda Item H.2.a, Attachment 3 STAR Panel Report, Aerial Survey Methods for Pacific Sardine, May 2009
    • Agenda Item H.2.a, Attachment 4 STAR Panel Report, Daily Egg Production Methods for Pacific Sardine, May 2009
    • Agenda Item H.2.a, Attachment 5 NMFS Proposed Rule, Coastal Pelagic Species Fisheries, Annual Specifications Modification, (74FR20897)
    • Agenda Item H.2.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item H.2.b, Supplemental CPSMT Report
    • Agenda Item H.2.b, Supplemental CPSAS Report
    • Agenda Item H.2.b, Supplemental EC Report
    • Agenda Item H.2.c, Public Comment

Ancillary Meetings (links are to agendas)

Various technical and administrative committees, advisory bodies, work groups, and state delegations will meet throughout the week.

  • Ancillary A Scientific and Statistical Committee Groundfish Subcomittee Agenda
  • Ancillary B Groundfish Advisory Subpanel (GAP) Agenda
  • Ancillary C Groundfish Management Team (GMT) Agenda
  • Ancillary D Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) Agenda
    • Ancillary D DRAFT April 2009 SSC Minutes
  • Ancillary E Highly Migratory Species Management Team (HMSMT) Agenda
  • Ancillary F Budget Committee (BC) Agenda
  • Ancillary G Highly Migratory Species Advisory Subpanel (HMSAS) Agenda
  • Ancillary H Enforcement Consultants (EC) Agenda
  • Ancillary I Coastal Pelagic Species Advisory Subpanel (CPSAS) Agenda
  • Ancillary J Coastal Pelagic Species Management Team (CPSMT) Agenda

General Information

  • General Information driving directions, hotel information, restaurant information
  • Tax Exempt Form – DoubleTree Must also show proper I.D.
  • Chair’s Reception

Informational Reports

  • Informational Report 1 Project CROOS (Collaborative Research on Oregon Ocean Salmon)
  • Supplemental Informational Report 2 Council Coordination Committee, May 19-22, 2009 Agenda
  • Supplemental Informational Report 3 Council Coordination Committee, Letters from RFMC Chairmen to NOAA Officials
  • Supplemental Informational Report 4 Capitol Hill Ocean Week 2009 Agenda and PowerPoint Presentation (Dr. Donald O. McIsaac)
  • Supplemental Informational Report 5 Letter and FR Notice, List of Fisheries for 2010

September 2009 Briefing Book

A. Call to Order

  • Agenda Item A.4 Supplemental Attachement 1 Council Member Training Invitation From the Fisheries Leadership and Sustainability Forum
  • Agenda Item A.5 September 11-17 Council Meeting Agenda

B. Habitat

  • Agenda Item B.1 Current Habitat Issues
    • Agenda Item B.1.b, Supplemental HC Report
  • Agenda Item B.2 Ocean Acidification and Sea Level Rise
    • Agenda Item B.2.b, Supplemental NWFSC PowerPoint (Stein)
  • Agenda Item B.3 Proposed Offshore Aquaculture Demonstration Project
    • Agenda Item B.3.b, Supplemental Hubbs Sea World PowerPoint (Kent)
    • Agenda Item B.3.c, Supplemental HC Report
    • Agenda Item B.3.d, Supplemental Public Comment PowerPoint (Ocean Conservancy)

C. Marine Protected Areas

  • Agenda Item C.1 Marine Resources Public Opinion Polls
    • Agenda Item C.1.b, Attachment 1 Compendium of Three Reports Regarding the Monterey Bay Area Fisheries, Data from Five Surveys Conducted 2007-2009 (Full document is on the September Briefing Book CD and Website Only)
    • Agenda Item C.1.b, Supplemental PowerPoint on Poll Results (Fosmark, Jones)
    • Agenda Item C.1.c, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item C.1.d, Public Comment
    • Agenda Item C.1.d, Supplemental Public Comment 2
  • Agenda Item C.2 Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Marine Protected Areas
    • Agenda Item C.2.a, Attachment 1 July 29, 2008 Letter from Executive Director McIsaac Providing Council Input to the Sanctuary on the Process of Considering MPAs
    • Agenda Item C.2.b, Attachment 1 August 26, 2009 Letter from Superintendent Paul Michel to the Council, Re: An Update on the Sanctuary’s Plans for Considering MPAs
    • Agenda Item C.2.b, Supplemental MBNMS PowerPoint
    • Agenda Item C.2.c, Supplemental HC Report
    • Agenda Item C.2.c, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item C.2.d, Public Comment
    • Agenda Item C.2.d, Public Comment 2
  • Agenda Item C.3 National System of Marine Protected Areas
    • Agenda Item C.3.b, Attachment 1 Framework for the National System of Marine Protected Areas of the United States of America (Full document is on the September Briefing Book CD, the Briefing Book Website and at http://mpa.gov/ only)
    • Agenda Item C.3.b, Attachment 2 Benefits of a National System of Marine Protected Areas
    • Agenda Item C.3.b, Attachment 3 Joining the National System of MPAs, FAQs
    • Agenda Item C.3.b, Attachment 4 Implementing the National System, Nomination Process
    • Agenda Item C.3.b, Attachment 5 NMFS Policy Directive 01-114, Regional Fishery Management Council Consultation in MPA Nomination Process
    • Agenda Item C.3.b, Attachment 6 August 14, 2009 Letter and List of Potential MPA Sites from Mr. Barry Thom to the Council
    • Agenda Item C.3.b, Attachment 7 February 13, 2007 Letter from Dr. Donald McIsaac to Mr. Joseph Uravitch Re: Council Comments on the Draft Framework
    • Agenda Item C.3.b, Attachment 8 April 30, 2009 Letter from Dr. Mark Hixon, Providing FAC Recommendations on Assessing Ecological Resilience and Conservation Gaps
    • Agenda Item C.3.b, Supplemental MPA PowerPoint (Wahle)
    • Agenda Item C.3.c, Supplemental WDFW Report
    • Agenda Item C.3.c, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item C.3.c, Supplemental HC Report
    • Agenda Item C.3.c, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item C.3.d Public Comment
    • Agenda Item C.3.d Supplement Public Comment 2

D. Highly Migratory Species Management

  • Agenda Item D.1 National Marine Fisheries Service Report
    • Agenda Item D.1.a, Attachment 1 Southwest Region NMFS Report
    • Agenda Item D.1.a, Supplemental NMFS Report on the Northern Committee, Fifth Regular Session, Nagasaki, Japan
    • Agenda Item D.1.b, Attachment 1 NMFS Southwest Science Center Report
    • Agenda Item D.1.b, Supplemental SWFSC PowerPoint (Shoffler)

E. Groundfish Management

  • Agenda Item E.1 National Marine Fisheries Service Report
    • Agenda Item E.1.a, Attachment 1 Federal Register Notices Published Since the Last Council Meeting
    • Agenda Item E.1.d, Supplemental Public Comment
  • Agenda Item E.2 Part II of Stock Assessments for 2011-2012 Groundfish Fisheries
    Full Stock Assessments and STAR Panel Reports on the CD and Website
    • Agenda Item E.2.a, Attachment 1 Entire Report “Draft Status of the U.S. Petrale Sole Resource in 2008”
    • Agenda Item E.2.a, Attachment 2 Petrale Sole STAR Panel Report
    • Agenda Item E.2.a, Attachment 3 Entire Report “2009 Petrale Sole Stock Assessment Addendum: SSC Requests”
    • Agenda Item E.2.a, Attachment 4 Entire Report “Status of Bocaccio, Sebastes paucispinis, in the Conception, Monterey, and Eureka INPFC Areas in 2009″
    • Agenda Item E.2.a, Attachment 5 Bocaccio Rockfish STAR Panel Report
    • Agenda Item E.2.a, Attachment 6 Entire Report “Draft Status of the Widow Rockfish Resource in 2009”
    • Agenda Item E.2.a, Attachment 7 Widow Rockfish STAR Panel Report
    • Agenda Item E.2.a, Attachment 8 Entire Report “Draft Status and Future Prospects for Lingcod in Waters off Washington, Oregon, and California as Assessed in 2009”
    • Agenda Item E.2.a, Attachment 9 Lingcod STAR Panel Report
    • Agenda Item E.2.a, Attachment 10 Entire Report “Draft Status of Cabezon (Scorpaenichthys marmoratus) in California and Oregon Waters as Assessed in 2009″
    • Agenda Item E.2.a, Attachment 11 Cabezon STAR Panel Report
    • Agenda Item E.2.a, Attachment 12 Entire Report “Status of the U.S. Yelloweye Rockfish Resource in 2009”
    • Agenda Item E.2.a, Attachment 13 Yelloweye Rockfish STAR Panel Report
    • Agenda Item E.2.a, Attachment 14 Entire Report “Draft Status of Greenstriped Rockfish (Sebastes elongatus) Along the Outer Coast of California, Oregon, and Washington”
    • Agenda Item E.2.a, Attachment 15 Greenstriped Rockfish STAR Panel Report
    • Agenda Item E.2.c, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item E.2.c, Supplemental SSC PowerPoint (Ralston)
    • Agenda Item E.2.d, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item E.2.d, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item E.2.e, Supplemental Public Comment PowerPoint (Pettinger)
  • Agenda Item E.3 Off-Year Science Improvements
    • Agenda Item E.3.a, Attachment 1 Recommendations for Off-year Science Improvements
    • Agenda Item E.3.c, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item E.3.c, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item E.3.c, Supplemental GAP Report
  • Agenda Item E.4 Inseason Adjustments to 2009 and 2010 Groundfish Fisheries – Part I
    • Agenda Item E.4.b, NMFS Report Draft Environmental Assessment – Proposed Interim 2009 and 2010 Harvest Specifications and Management Measures for Petrale Sole and Canary Rockfish off the Pacific Coast
    • Agenda Item E.4.b, Supplemental NMFS Report 2 Federal Register Notice Announcing Proposed Rule to Revise the 2010 Harvest Specifications and Management Measures for Petrale Sole and Canary Rockfish
    • Agenda Item E.4.b, Supplemental REVISED GMT Report
    • Agenda Item E.4.b, Supplemental GAP Report
  • Agenda Item E.5 Fishery Management Plan Amendment 23 – Annual Catch Limits and Accountability Measures
    • Agenda Item E.5.a, Attachment 1 Table of West Coast Groundfish Species That are Candidate for “Ecosystem Component” Species
    • Agenda Item E.5.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item E.5.b, Supplemental SSC PowerPoint (Ralston)
    • Agenda Item E.5.b, Supplemental GMT Report
  • Agenda Item E.6 Fishery Management Plan Amendment 20 – Trawl Rationalization Regulation Language Review and Miscellaneous Implementation Matters
    • Agenda Item E.6.a, Attachment 1 Appendix D Council Preferred Groundfish Trawl Rationalization Alternative
    • Agenda Item E.6.b, NMFS Report on Amendment 20 and 21 — Deeming Round 1
    • Agenda Item E.6.b, Supplemental NMFS Report 2 (Federal Register Notice on NMFS Proposed Rule to Collect Data to Support Implementation of a Future Trawl Rationalization Program)
    • Agenda Item E.6.b, Supplemental NMFS PowerPoint – Amendment 20 & 21 (TIQ & ISA) Deeming – Round 1
    • Agenda Item E.6.b, Supplemental NWFSC PowerPoint (TIQC Observer Planning Cusick/Clarke)
  • Agenda Item E.7 Inseason Adjustments to 2009 and 2010 Groundfish Fisheries – Part II
    • Agenda Item E.7.b, Supplemental GMT Report (Updated Scorecard)
  • Agenda Item E.8 Report on Catch of Unidentified Rockfish Species in the Recreational Fishery
    • Agenda Item E.8.b, ODFW Report Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Report on Unidentified Rockfish from the Recreational Fishery
    • Agenda Item E.8.b, Supplemental CDFG Report California Department of Fish and Game Report on Unidentified Rockfish in the California Recreational Fishery
    • Agenda Item E.8.b, Supplemental WDFW Report Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Report on Unidentified Rockfish in the Recreational Fishery
    • Agenda Item E.8.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item E.8.b, Supplemental GMT Report

F. Enforcement Issues

  • Agenda Item F.1 Oregon State Police Fisheries Enforcement Report
    • Agenda Item F.1.b, Supplemental OSP PowerPoint (Lt. Samuels)
    • Agenda Item F.1.c, Supplemental NMFS Report (SWR Enforcement Actions)

G. Salmon Management

  • Agenda Item G.1 Fishery Management Plan Amendment 16 — Annual Catch Limits and Accountability Measures
    • Agenda Item G.1.a, Attachment 1 National Standard 1 Guidelines
    • Agenda Item G.1.b SAC Report Report of the Salmon Amendment Committee – Overview of Scoping Considerations for Salmon Fishery Management Plan Amendment 16
    • Agenda Item G.1.b, Supplemental SAC PowerPoint
    • Agenda Item G.1.b, Supplemental STT Report
    • Agenda Item G.1.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item G.1.b, Supplemental SAS Report
  • Agenda Item G.2 2009 Salmon Methodology Review
    • Agenda Item G.2.a, Attachment 1 Email to the Agencies from Chuck Tracy, Dated July 13, 2009
    • Agenda Item G.2.b, Supplemental MEW Report
    • Agenda Item G.2.b, Supplemental STT Report
    • Agenda Item G.2.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item G.2.b, Supplemental SAS Report
  • Agenda Item G.3 Central Valley Endangered Species Act Biological Opinion and Sacramento River Fall Chinook Stock Collapse
    • Agenda Item G.3.a, Attachment 1 News Release Regarding the Biological Opinion on the Long-Term Central Valley Project and State Water Project Operations Criteria and Plan
    • Agenda Item G.3.a, Attachment 2 Executive Summary of the Biological Opinion on the Long-Term Central Valley Project and State Water Project Operations Criteria and Plan
    • Agenda Item G.3.a, Attachment 3 Essential Fish Habitat Conservation Consultation
    • Agenda Item G.3.a, Attachment 4 Biological Opinion on the Long-Term Central Valley Project and State Water Project Operations Criteria and Plan (on CD and Website only)
    • Agenda Item G.3.a, Attachment 5 Letter to Dr. Jane Lubchenco Recommending Steps to Optimize California Salmon Production
    • Agenda Item G.3.a, Supplemental Attachment 6 Letter from Dr. Jane Lubchenco to Dr. McIsaac Regarding Request to Establish a Forum to Improve West Coast Salmon Fisheries
    • Agenda Item G.3.b, Supplemental NMFS PowerPoint 2009 Biological Opinion on the California’s Central Valley Water Project
    • Agenda Item G.3.c, Supplemental HC Report
    • Agenda Item G.3.c, Supplemental SAS Report
  • Agenda Item G.4 National Marine Fisheries Service Report on Salmon Management
    • Agenda Item G.4.a, Supplemental NMFS Handout (Klamath River Basin 2009 Report to Congress)
    • Supplemental Informational Report 3 Lower Columbia River Tule Fall Chinook Life-Cycle Analysis; DRAFT

H. Pacific Halibut Management

  • Agenda Item H.1 2010 Pacific Halibut Fishery Regulations
    • Agenda Item H.1.a, Attachment 1 2009 Pacific Halibut Catch Sharing Plan for Area 2A
    • Agenda Item H.1.b, WDFW Report Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Report on Proposed Changes to Catch Sharing Plan and 2010 Annual Regulations
    • Agenda Item H.1.b, ODFW Report Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Report on Proposed Changes to the Pacific Halibut Catch Sharing Plan for the 2010 Fishery
    • Agenda Item H.1.b, Supplemental NMFS Report
    • Agenda Item H.1.b, Supplemental GAP Report
  • Agenda Item H.2 Proposed Procedures for Estimating Pacific Halibut Bycatch in the Groundfish Fisheries
    • Agenda Item H.2.d Public Comment
    • Agenda Item H.2.b, Supplemental NMFS Report Pacific Halibut Bycatch in IPHC Area 2A in the 2008 Groundfish Bottom Trawl Survey
    • Agenda Item H.2.b, Supplemental NMFS Report 2 Observed and Estimated Total Discard of Pacific Halibut in the 2002-2008 U.S. West Coast Groundfish Non-Nearshore Fixed Gear Fishery
    • Agenda Item H.2.b, Supplemental NMFS PowerPoint (Hastie)
    • Agenda Item H.2.c, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item H.2.c, Supplemental GMT Report

I. Open Comment Period

  • Agenda Item I.1.a, Supplemental GAP Report (Comments on “Air Clearing Session”)
  • Agenda Item I.1.b Open Comment Period
  • Agenda Item I.1.b Open Comment Period 2
  • Agenda Item I.1.b Open Comment Period 3
  • Agenda Item I.1.b Open Comment Period 4
  • Agenda Item I.1.b Open Comment Period 5

J. Administrative Matters

  • Agenda Item J.1 Fiscal Matters
    • Agenda Item J.1.b, Supplemental Budget Committee Report
  • Agenda Item J.2 Approval of Council Meeting Minutes
  • Agenda Item J.3 Membership Appointments and Council Operating Procedures
    • Agenda Item J.3.b, Supplemental HC Report
    • Agenda Item J.3.b, Supplemental SSC Report
  • 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 Preliminary Proposed Council Meeting Agenda, October 29 through November 5, 2009, Costa Mesa, California
    • Agenda Item J.4.a, Supplemental Attachment 3 Council Meeting Worksheet, October 29-November 5, 2009, Costa Mesa, California
    • Agenda Item J.4.b, Supplemental NMFS Agenda Request (Request for Ms. Monica Medina to Attend November Council Meeting)
    • Agenda Item J.4.d, Supplemental WDFW Motion (Regarding Groundfish FMP Amendment 20 and Adaptive Management Program

Ancillary Meetings (links are to agendas)

Various technical and administrative committees, advisory bodies, work groups, and state delegations will meet throughout the week.

  • Ancillary A Enforcement Consultants (EC) Agenda
  • Ancillary B Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) Agenda
    • Ancillary B Draft Summary Minutes, SSC June 12-14, 2009 Meeting
  • Ancillary C Habitat Committee (HC) Agenda
  • Ancillary D Budget Committee (BC) Agenda
  • Ancillary F Groundfish Advisory Subpanel (GAP) Agenda
  • Ancillary G Groundfish Management Team (GMT) Agenda
  • Ancillary H & J Highly Migratory Species Management Team (HMSMT) and SSC HMS Subcommittee Agenda
  • Ancillary I Salmon Technical Team (STT) Agenda
  • Ancillary K Salmon Advisory Subpanel (SAS) Agenda
  • Ancillary L & M Coastal Pelagic Species Management Team (CPSMT) and SSC CPS Subcommittee Agenda

General Information

  • General Information driving directions, hotel information, restaurant information
  • Chairman’s Reception; Sunday, September 13 at 6 p.m.
  • Tax Exempt Form – Crowne Plaza Must also show proper I.D.

Informational Reports

  • Informational Report 1 West Coast Hydrokinetic Energy Projects
  • Informational Report 2 Work Plan for the Five-Year Review of Essential Fish Habitat for Pacific Coast Salmon
  • Supplemental Informational Report 3 Lower Columbia River Tule Fall Chinook Life-Cycle Analysis; DRAFT
  • Supplemental Informational Report 4 Press Release, Obama Administration Officials to Hold Ocean Policy Task Force Public Meeting in San Francisco on September 17, 2009
  • Supplemental Informational Report 5 Status Report of the 2009 Ocean Salmon Fisheries Off Washington, Oregon, and California – Preliminary Data Through August 31, 2009 (September 7 for KMZ)

Groundfish Advisory Subpanel Special Session on Catch Share Allocation

A special session of the Groundfish Advisory Subpanel was held to address questions that were raised on quota share estimates provided to groundfish limited entry trawl permit holders after final action at the June Council meeting on the Trawl Rationalization Program. Below are the presentations and handouts (tables/graphs) provided by Council staff that facilitated the discussion:

  • Agenda for the Special Open Session on Catch Share Allocation
  • Presentation: Review of Final Council Action on Quota Share (QS) Allocation Formulas
  • Presentation: Quota Pound Estimates Provided in Mailing to Permit Holders
  • Presentation: Comparison to Recent Years
  • Presentation: Review of Council Action on Overfished Species QS Initial Allocation Formula (for non-whiting)
  • Handout (Tables) from the Open Session on Initial Allocation for Trawl Rationalization
  • Handout (Graphs) from the Open Session on Initial Allocation for Trawl Rationalization
  • Handout Allocating Overfished Species on a Bycatch Rate (Proxy Species)

Groundfish Stock Assessment Briefing

An informational session on “Groundfish Stock Assessment Briefing” was held following Agenda Item A.5 on the Council floor. It was not a formal Council meeting agenda item. There was not a public comment period and no Council decision-making actions. It provided an opportunity for Council members to receive information and ask questions on the results of stock assessments for petrale sole, lingcod, and cabezon; and bocaccio, widow, yelloweye, and greenstriped rockfish. Focus was on those species which are likely to be most critical in establishing impact levels for the 2011-2012 groundfish fisheries. Further review and final action on approving these assessments occured under Council Agenda Item E.2.

  • Status of the widow rockfish resource in 2009
  • Status of bocaccio, Sebastes paucispinis, in the Conception, Monterey and Eureka INPFC areas for 2009
  • Overview of the 2009 yelloweye rockfish stock assessment
  • Status of Cabezon (Scorpaenichthys marmoratus) in California and Oregon Waters as Assessed in 2009
  • Draft status of the U.S. petrale sole resource in 2008
  • DRAFT Status of greenstriped rockfish along the outer coast of CA, OR, and WA

Salmon Research Presentation

A special presentation was held to provide information on research into the relationship of ocean environmental factors to salmon growth, survival, and maturation. Dr. Brian Wells, NMFS SWFSC, presented this information on Monday, September 14, 2009 at 7 p.m. in the Council chambers. The presentation was not a formal Council meeting agenda item; there was not a public comment period and no Council decision-making actions. The information was was in the form of the powerpoint presentation below, followed by a question and answer period.

  • Southwest Fisheries Science Center Presentation: Relationship of Ocean Environmental Factors to Salmon Growth, Survival, and Maturation

November 2009 Briefing Book

A. Call to Order

  • Agenda Item A.4 October 31-November 5 Council Meeting Agenda

B. Open Comment Period

  • Agenda Item B.1 Supplemental Open Comment Period

C. Pacific Halibut Management

  • Agenda Item C.1 2010 Pacific Halibut Fishery Regulations
    • Agenda Item C.1.a, Attachment 1 2009 Pacific Halibut Catch Sharing Plan For Area 2A
    • Agenda Item C.1.a, Attachment 2 Fall 2009 Newsletter Excerpt
    • Agenda Item C.1.b, NMFS Report
    • Agenda Item C.1.b, ODFW Report
    • Agenda Item C.1.b, Supplemental WDFW Report
    • Agenda Item C.1.b, Supplemental ODFW Report 2

D. Ecosystem Management

  • Agenda Item D.1 Ecosystem Based Fishery Management Plan
    • Agenda Item D.1.a, Attachment 1 Council Staff White Paper: Development of an Ecosystem Fishery Management Plan
    • Agenda Item D.1.a, Supplemental Attachment 2 Potential Initial Tasks for the EPDT and/or the Ecosystem Advisory Subpanel Derived From Previous Council Actions, Council Staff, and NMFS Recommendations
    • Agenda Item D.1.b, NMFS Report
    • Agenda Item D.1.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item D.1.b, Supplemental HC Report

E. Habitat

  • Agenda Item E.1 Current Habitat Issues
  • Agenda Item E.1.a, Supplemental REVISED Attachment 1 Draft Letter to the California Board of Forestry on Measures to Protect Salmonids
  • Agenda Item E.1.a, Supplemental REVISED Attachment 2 Draft Letter to the Bureau of Reclamation on the Central Valley Biological Opinion
  • Agenda Item E.1.b, Supplemental HC Report
  • Agenda Item E.1.d, Public Comment

F. Highly Migratory Species Management

  • Agenda Item F.1 National Marine Fisheries Service Report
    • Agenda Item F.1.a, Attachment 1 North Pacific Albacore ‘White Paper’ Report
    • Agenda Item F.1.c, Supplemental North Pacific Albacore PowerPoint Presentation (Laurs/Powers)
    • Agenda Item F.1.d, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item F.1.d, Supplemental HMSAS Report
  • Agenda Item F.2 Recommendations to the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission
    • Agenda Item F.2.a, Attachment 1 Provisional Annotated Agenda, WCPFC6
    • Agenda Item F.2.a, Attachment 2 (CD-ROM and Web Only) Report of the Ninth Meeting of the International Scientific Committee for Tuna and Tuna-Like Species in the North Pacific Ocean Plenary Session
    • Agenda Item F.2.a, Attachment 3 Excerpt of Conservation Recommendations from the ISC9 Plenary Report
    • Agenda Item F.2.a, Attachment 4 Summary Report of the Fifth Regular Session of the Scientific Committee by the SC Chair
    • Agenda Item F.2.a, Attachment 5 Summary Report of the Northern Committee Fifth Regular Meeting
    • Agenda Item F.2.a, Attachment 6 Summary Report by the United States of the WCPFC Technical and Compliance Committee Fifth Regular Meeting
    • Agenda Item F.2.a, Supplemental Attachment 7 Summary Report (Pre-Edited Version) of the Technical and Compliance Committee, Fifth Regular Session of the WCPFC
    • Agenda Item F.2.a, Supplemental Attachment 8 Statement of the Views of the IATTC Scientific Staff on the Current Status of Pacific Bluefin
    • Agenda Item F.2.b, Supplemental REVISED HMSMT Report
    • Agenda Item F.2.b, Supplemental HMSAS Report
  • Agenda Item F.3 Fishery Management Plan Amendment 2: Annual Catch Limits and Accountability Measures
    • Agenda Item F.3.a, Supplemental Attachment 1 Consistency Analysis for ACL FMP Amendments
    • Agenda Item F.3.b, HMSMT Report HMS FMP Amendment 2 Application of National Standard 1 Guidelines
    • Agenda Item F.3.b, Supplemental HMSMT Report on FMP Amendment 2
    • Agenda Item F.3.b, Supplemental HMSAS Report
    • Agenda Item F.3.b, Supplemental SSC Report

G. Groundfish Management

  • Agenda Item G.1 National Marine Fisheries Service Report
    • Agenda Item G.1.a Attachment 1 Federal Register Notices Published Since the Last Council Meeting
    • Agenda Item G.1.b, Supplemental NMFS Report Estimated Discard and Total Catch of Selected Groundfish Species in the 2008 U.S. West Coast Fisheries
  • Agenda Item G.2 Stock Assessments and Rebuilding Analyses for 2011-2012 Groundfish Fisheries
    • Agenda Item G.2.a, Attachment 1 Draft Bocaccio Rebuilding Analysis for 2009
    • Agenda Item G.2.a, Attachment 2 Rebuilding Analysis for Canary Rockfish Based on the 2009 Updated Stock Assessment
    • Agenda Item G.2.a, Attachment 3 Draft Cowcod Rebuilding Analysis
    • Agenda Item G.2.a, Attachment 4 2009 Darkblotched Rockfish Rebuilding Analysis
    • Agenda Item G.2.a, Attachment 5 Draft Rebuilding Update for Pacific Ocean Perch in 2009
    • Agenda Item G.2.a, Attachment 6 Draft: Rebuilding Analysis for Widow Rockfish in 2009
    • Agenda Item G.2.a, Attachment 7 Rebuilding Analysis for Yelloweye Rockfish Based on the 2009 Stock Assessment
    • Agenda Item G.2.a, Attachment 8 2009 Petrale Sole Rebuilding Analysis
    • Agenda Item G.2.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item G.2.c, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item G.2.d, Public Comment
  • Agenda Item G.3 Council Recommendations for Exempted Fishing Permits
    • Agenda Item G.3.a, Attachment 1 Application for an Exempted Fishing Permit Sponsored by Steve Fosmark Entitled, “Evaluation of an Epibenthic Trolled Longline to Selectively Catch Chilipepper Rockfish (Sebastes goodei)”
    • Agenda Item G.3.a, Attachment 2 Application for Issuance of an Exempted Fishing Permit (EFP) to Fish Trawl Permits with Longline, Trap, Pot, and Hook-and-line Gear in a Community Based Fishing Association off the Central California Coast
    • Agenda Item G.3.a, Attachment 3 Application for an Exempted Fishing Permit sponsored by the Recreational Fishing Alliance Entitled, “Oregon Recreational Yellowtail Rockfish EFP”
    • Agenda Item G.3.a, Attachment 4 Application for an Exempted Fishing Permit sponsored by the Recreational Fishing Alliance and the Golden Gate Fishermen’s Association Entitled, “Recreational Rockfish Catch Composition Seaward of the Rockfish Conservation Area”
    • Agenda Item G.3.a, Attachment 5 Application for an Exempted Fishing Permit sponsored by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Entitled, “Application to the Pacific Fishery Management Council for an Exempted Fishing Permit to Collect Biological Information from Yelloweye Rockfish Encountered in the Oregon Sport Charter Fishery”
    • Agenda Item G.3.b, Supplemental NMFS Report Letter From Mr. Frank Lockhart to Chairman Dave Ortmann Regarding Pacific Whiting EFPs
    • Agenda Item G.3.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item G.3.c, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item G.3.c, Supplemental Public Comment
    • Agenda Item G.3.c, Supplemental Public Comment 2
  • Agenda Item G.4 Part 1 — Inseason Adjustments to 2009 and 2010 Groundfish Fisheries
    • Agenda Item G.4.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item G.4.b, Supplemental GMT Report 2
    • Agenda Item G.4.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item G.4.b, Supplemental Tribal Comment
    • 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.5 Fishery Management Plan Amendment 23: Annual Catch Limits and Accountability Measures
    • Agenda Item G.5.a, Attachment 1 Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the Current Groundfish Management System To Prevent Overfishing in Consideration of the Annual Catch Target Specification Under Amendment 23
    • Agenda Item G.5.a, Supplemental Attachment 2 Draft Groundfish Fishery Management Plan Amendatory Language Proposed Under Amendment 23
    • Agenda Item G.5.b, Supplemental SSC Groundfish and CPS Subcommittees Report An Approach to Quantifying Scientific Uncertainty in West Coast Stock Assessments
    • Agenda Item G.5.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item G.5.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item G.5.b, Supplemental GMT PowerPoint (Cope)
    • Agenda Item G.5.c, Supplemental Public Comment
  • Agenda Item G.6 Part 1 – Management Recommendations for 2011-2012 Groundfish Fisheries
    • Agenda Item G.6.a, Attachment 1 Table 2-1(a-b). DRAFT GMT-Recommended Alternatives for 2011 and 2012 Annual Catch Limits (mt)
    • Agenda Item G.6.a, Attachment 2 Table 2-2. Basis for the 2011-2012 Annual Catch Limits Alternatives Recommended by the GMT for Analysis
    • Agenda Item G.6.a, Attachment 3 Table 2-3. Estimated Time to Rebuild Relative to Alternative 2011-2012 ACLs for Depleted West Coast Groundfish Species
    • Agenda Item G.6.a, Supplemental Attachment 4 Federal Register Notice Dated November 3, 2009, Announcing Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the 2011-2012 Biennial Harvest Specifications and Management Measures
    • Agenda Item G.6.b, CDFG Report The California Department of Fish and Game (CDFG) Report on Greenstriped Rockfish Management in 2011-2012
    • Agenda Item G.6.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item G.6.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item G.6.b, Supplemental GAP Report
  • Agenda Item G.7 National Catch Share Task Force Report
  • Agenda Item G.8 Fishery Management Plan Amendment 20: Trawl Rationalization
    • Agenda Item G.8.a, Attachment 1 Appendix D Council Preferred Groundfish Trawl Rationalization Alternative
    • Agenda Item G.8.a, Attachment 2 Use of Canary Quota Share for the Adaptive Management Program in the Context of the Initial Allocation of Overfished Species QS
    • Agenda Item G.8.a, Supplemental PFMC Staff PowerPoint (Jim Seger)
    • Agenda Item G.8.b, Supplemental NMFS Report on Amendment 20 & 21 (Trawl Rationalization and ISA) — Deeming Round 2
    • Agenda Item G.8.b, Supplemental NMFS Presentation (Frank Lockhart)
    • Agenda Item G.8.b, Supplemental NMFS Presentation 2 (Steve Freese)
    • Agenda Item G.8.c, Supplemental EC Report
    • Agenda Item G.8.c, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item G.8.d, Public Comment
    • Agenda Item G.8.d, Supplemental Public Comment 2
    • Agenda Item G.8.d, Supplemental Public Comment 3
    • Agenda Item G.8.d, Supplemental Public Comment 4
    • Agenda Item G.8.d, Supplemental Public Comment 5
  • Agenda Item G.9 Part 2 — Management Recommendations for 2011-2012 Groundfish Fisheries
    • Agenda Item G.9.a, Attachment 1 A Preliminary Listing of Issues to Consider in the 2011-2012 Groundfish Specifications and Management Measures Process
    • Agenda Item G.9.b, CDFG Report California Department of Fish and Game Practical Range of Management Specifications for California’s 2011-2012 Commercial and Recreational Groundfish Fisheries
    • Agenda Item G.9.b, VMSC Report Ad Hoc Vessel Monitoring System Committee Report on Part 2 – Management Recommendations for 2011-2012 Fisheries
    • Agenda Item G.9.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item G.9.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item G.9.b, Supplemental GMT Report 2
    • Agenda Item G.9.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item G.9.b, Supplemental EC Report
    • Agenda Item G.9.c, Public Comment
    • Agenda Item G.9.c, Supplemental Public Comment 2
  • Agenda Item G.10 Part 2 — Inseason Adjustments to 2009 and 2010 Groundfish Fisheries
    • Agenda Item G.10.b, Supplemental GMT Report

H. Salmon Management

  • Agenda Item H.1 2009 Salmon Methodology Review
    • Agenda Item H.1.a, Attachment 1 Multiple Encounters in Salmon Mark Selective Fisheries: Bias Levels Introduced in FRAM Estimated Exploitation Rate of Unmarked Coho and Chinook Stocks
    • Agenda Item H.1.a, Attachment 2 Assessment of Fall Ocean Chinook Salmon Fisheries South of Cape Falcon, Oregon
    • Agenda Item H.1.a, Attachment 3 Is the September 1 River Return Date Approximation Appropriate for Klamath River Fall Chinook?
    • Agenda Item H.1.a, Attachment 4 Proposed Updates for Puget Sound Coho Conservation Objectives
    • Agenda Item H.1.a, Attachment 5 Salmon Fishery Management Plan Table 3-1 Coho Excerpt
    • Agenda Item H.1.b, STT Report
    • Agenda Item H.1.b, MEW Report
    • Agenda Item H.1.b, NMFS Report
    • Agenda Item H.1.b, Supplemental Tribal Comments
    • Agenda Item H.1.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item H.1.b, Supplemental SAS Report

I. Coastal Pelagic Species Management

  • Agenda Item I.1 Pacific Sardine Stock Assessment and Management Measures
    • Agenda Item I.1.b, Attachment 1 West Coast Aerial Sardine Survey, (Full Document on the Briefing Book CD and Website Only)
    • Agenda Item I.1.b, Attachment 2 Assessment of the Pacific Sardine Resource in 2009 for U.S. Management in 2010. (Full Document on the Briefing Book CD and Website Only)
    • Agenda Item I.1.b, Attachment 3 Satellite Sardine Imaging Report (Color Images Best Viewed from the Briefing Book CD or the Council Website)
    • Agenda Item I.1.b, Supplemental Aerial Sardine PowerPoint (Tom Jagielo)
    • Agenda Item I.1.b, Supplemental Sardine PowerPoint (Kevin Hill)
    • Agenda Item I.1.c, STAR Panel Report
    • Agenda Item I.1.c, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item I.1.c, Supplemental CPSMT 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 (On-Screen)
  • Agenda Item I.2 Fishery Management Plan Amendment 13: Annual Catch Limits and Accountability Measures
    • Agenda Item I.2.a, Supplemental Attachment 1 Amendment 13 to the Coastal Pelagic Species Fishery Management Plan: National Standard 1 Guidelines, Annual Catch Limits and Accountability Measures; Summary of Issues and Potential Alternatives
    • Agenda Item I.2.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item I.2.b, Supplemental CPSMT Report
    • Agenda Item I.2.b, Supplemental CPSAS Report
    • Agenda Item I.2.c, Supplemental Public Comment
    • Agenda Item I.2.c, Supplemental Public Comment 2
    • Agenda Item I.2.c, Supplemental Public Comment 3

J. Administrative Matters

  • Agenda Item J.1 Fiscal Matters
    • Agenda Item J.1.b, Supplemental Budget Committee Report
  • Agenda Item J.2 Approval of Council Meeting Minutes
    • Agenda Item J.2.a, Attachment 1 Draft April 2009 Council Meeting Minutes
  • Agenda Item J.3 Membership Appointments and Council Operating Procedures
    • Agenda Item J.3.a, Supplemental Attachment 1 Complete Listing of Nominations for the 2010-2012 Advisory Body Term
    • Agenda Item J.3.a, Supplemental Attachment 2 Letter from Mr. Russell Svec
    • Agenda Item J.3.a, Supplemental Attachment 3 All Advisory Body Nominations for 2010-2012 Term
  • 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 Council Meeting Agenda Worksheet, March 5-11, 2010, Sacramento, California
    • Agenda Item J.4.a, Supplemental Attachment 3 Letter to Churchill Grimes Regarding About Integrating Research Results Into the Council’s Salmon Management Process
    • Agenda Item J.4.a, Supplemental Attachment 4 Pacific Council Workload Planning; Revised Preliminary Year at a Glance Summary (March 2010-November 2010)
    • Agenda Item J.4.a, Supplemental Attachment 5 Revised Council Meeting Agenda Worksheet, March 5-11, 2010, Sacramento, CA
    • Agenda Item J.4.b, Supplemental SAS Report
    • Agenda Item J.4.b, Supplemental HC Report

Ancillary Meetings (links are to agendas)

Various technical and administrative committees, advisory bodies, work groups, and state delegations will meet throughout the week.

  • Ancillary A Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) Agenda
    • Ancillary A DRAFT Summary Minutes, September 11-13, 2009 SSC Meeting
  • Ancillary B Habitat Committee (HC) Agenda
  • Ancillary C Highly Migratory Species Advisory Subpanel (HMSAS) Agenda
  • Ancillary D Highly Migratory Species Management Team (HMSMT) Agenda
  • Ancillary E Budget Committee (BC) Agenda
  • Ancillary F Groundfish Advisory Subpanel (GAP) Agenda
  • Ancillary G Groundfish Management Team (GMT) Agenda
  • Ancillary H Enforcement Consultants (EC) Agenda
  • Ancillary I Coastal Pelagic Species Advisory Subpanel (CPSAS) Agenda
  • Ancillary J Coastal Pelagic Species Management Team (CPSMT) Agenda

General Information

  • General Information driving directions, hotel information, restaurant information
  • Annual Banquet Flyer Sunday, November 1 – Honoring Outgoing Council Members: Ms. Kathy Fosmark, Mr. Donald K. Hansen, Mr. Frank Warrens; and Honoring Outgoing Council Staff: Mr. Merrick Burden and Ms. Carrie Montgomery
  • Tax Exempt Form – Hilton Must also show proper I.D.

Informational Reports

  • Informational Report 1 Preaseason Salmon Management Schedule for 2010
  • Informational Report 2 Status Report of the 2009 Ocean Salmon Fisheries Off Washington, Oregon, and California
  • Informational Report 3 Letter to Dr. Donald McIsaac from Ms. Carol Bernthal, Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary (OCNMS), Regarding Revisions to the OCNMS Management Plan

2009 newsletters

2009 in brief

Salmon: As in 2008, the Council once again adopted very restrictive salmon seasons. The commercial fishery and most recreational fisheries off the coast of California were closed in response to the collapse of the Sacramento River fall Chinook stock. However, fisheries north of Cape Falcon were better than in 2008, with much more coho opportunity. In April, the Council was briefed on the causes of the Sacramento River fall Chinook collapse, which included poor ocean conditions, degraded habitat, water withdrawals, and changes in hatchery operations. Queets River and Western Strait of Juan de Fuca coho met the Overfishing Concern threshold.

Ecosystem: The Council began the process of developing a new Ecosystem-Based Fishery Management Plan (now called the Fishery Ecosystem Plan). The Ecosystem Plan Development Team and Ecosystem Advisory Subpanel were formed.

Halibut management was routine, but the total allowable catch for Area 2A was down about 22 percent from 2008. The Council adopted landing restrictions for incidental halibut catch in commercial salmon and longline sablefish fisheries.

Highly migratory species: The Council decided not to move ahead with a West Coast high seas shallow-set longline fishery, which they had been considering for two years. There were concerns about the take of protected species, such as loggerhead sea turtles, in the fishery. NMFS asked the Council to consider ways to limit albacore fishing; the Council began the process of considering a limited entry program for the fishery.

All species: The Council worked to establish annual catch limits for all of its managed species in response to requirements in the reauthorized Magnuson-Stevens Act. The new requirements were incorporated into Amendment 23 to the groundfish FMP and Amendment 16 to the salmon FMP.

Groundfish:

  • Essential fish habitat: The Council began reviewing essential fish habitat for groundfish and solicited proposals for changes to groundfish EFH.
  • Trawl catch shares: Intersector allocations for trawl and non-trawl sectors were adopted for Amendment 21 species. The Council finalized language to implement the trawl rationalization program and worked on trailing actions, including accumulation limits, eligibility criteria for ownership of individual fishing quota, and an adaptive management program. The Council discussed allocation of quota shares for overfished species and discussed allocating more canary rockfish that had been set aside for the adaptive management program.
  • Vessel monitoring systems (VMS): The ad hoc VMS Committee began evaluating performance of VMS systems, and the effects of VMS on small vessel fleets.
  • Open access:  The Council recommended a preseason registration process for open access fishing vessels seeking to take certain groundfish species.
  • Overfished species: Petrale sole was declared overfished late in 2009. Canary rockfish and Pacific ocean perch were rebuilding more slowly than expected, but bocaccio, cowcod, darkblotched and widow rockfish were rebuilding faster than expected.

Coastal pelagic species: The Council reviewed proposals for aerial survey research on Pacific sardine and discussed CPS essential fish habitat requirements.

Habitat: The Habitat Committee focused on Klamath dam removal, the Columbia River Biological Opinion, and the proposed Bradwood Landing liquified natural gas terminal (which was never built). The Council sent a letter on the Central Valley Biological Opinion. Hubbs-Sea World presented to the Council on their offshore aquaculture demonstration project.

Admin: Dorothy Lowman, David Crabbe and Buzz Brizendine were appointed to the Council. Council staff attended Capital Hill Oceans Week.

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Briefing Books: 2008

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 2008 Briefing Book

A. Call to Order

  • Agenda Item A.4 March 8-14, 2008 Council Meeting Agenda

B. Administrative Matters

  • Agenda Item B.1 Future Council Meeting Agenda Planning
    • Agenda Item B.1.a, Attachment 1 Council Meeting Decision Points for Groundfish Trawl Rationalization, Intersector Allocation, and 2009-2010 Biennial Management Specifications
    • Agenda Item B.1.a, Attachment 2 Preliminary Draft Four-Meeting Outlook for the Pacific Council
    • Agenda Item B.1.a, Attachment 3 Preliminary Proposed Council Meeting Agenda, April 6-12, 2008, Seattle, Washington
    • Agenda Item B.1.a, Attachment 4 Preliminary Proposed Council Meeting Agenda, June 6-13, 2008, Foster City, California
    • Agenda Item B.1.a, Attachment 5 Preliminary Proposed Council Meeting Agenda, September 7-12, 2008, Boise, Idaho
    • Agenda Item B.1.a, Attachment 6 Preliminary Proposed Council Meeting Agenda, November 2-7, 2008, San Diego, California
    • Agenda Item B.1.b, Supplemental HMSAS Report
    • Agenda Item B.1.c, Public Comments 1-4
    • Agenda Item B.1.c, Supplemental Public Comment 5
    • Agenda Item B.1.c, Supplemental Public Comment 6
  • Agenda Item B.2 Magnuson-Stevens Act Reauthorization Implementation
    • Agenda Item B.2.a, Attachment 1 Implementation of the Magnuson-Stevens Reauthorization Act of 2006: 1-Year Status Report, NMFS
    • Agenda Item B.2.a, Attachment 2 Proposed Rule Regarding New and Revised Definitions for Certain Regulatory Terms, and Procedural and Technical Changes to the Regulations Addressing Scientific Research Activities, Exempted Fishing, and Exempted Educational Activities
    • Agenda Item B.2.a, Attachment 3 January 30, 2007 Letter from Mr. Chris Oliver to Mr. Steve Leathery Regarding Proposed Environmental Review Requirements
    • Agenda Item B.2.a, Supplemental Attachment 4 Letter to Mr. Alan Risenhoover from Mr. John Papparlardo, New England Fishery Management Council Regarding NEFMC Comments on the December 21, 2007 Proposed Rule: Experimental Fishing Permit Process, Exempted Fishing Permits and Scientific Research Activities
  • Agenda Item B.3 Membership Appointments and Council Operating Procedures
    • Agenda Item B.3.a, Attachment 1 COP 15, Salmon Estimation Methodology Updates and Review
    • Agenda Item B.3.a, Supplemental Attachment 2 Proposed Edits to First Paragraph of COP 15
  • Agenda Item B.5 Future Council Meeting Planning, April 2008 Council Meeting Agenda, and Workload Priorities
    • Agenda Item B.5.a, Supplemental Attachment 1 Preliminary Draft Four-Meeting Outlook for the Pacific Council
    • Agenda Item B.5.a, Supplemental Attachment 2 Proposed Council Meeting Agenda, April 6-12, 2008, Seattle, Washington
    • Agenda Item B.5.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item B.5.c, Supplemental Public Comment

C. Highly Migratory Species Management

  • Agenda Item C.1 NMFS Report on HMS Management
    • Agenda Item C.1.a NMFS Highly Migratory Species Report
    • Agenda Item C.1.b Southwest Fisheries Science Center Research Report
    • Agenda Item C.1.b, Supplemental Southwest Science Center Report PowerPoint Presentation
    • Agenda Item C.1.c, Supplemental HMSAS Report
    • Agenda Item C.1.c, Supplemental HMSAS Report Attachment 1
    • Agenda Item C.1.c, Supplemental HMSAS Report Attachment 2
  • Agenda Item C.2 Yellowfin Tuna Overfishing
    • Agenda Item C.2.a, Attachment 1 Document IATTC-77-04, Proposal for Conservation of Yellowfin and Bigeye Tuna in the Eastern Pacific Ocean
    • Agenda Item C.2.a, Attachment 2 Potential Pacific Fishery Management Council Response to International Overfishing of Yellowfin Tuna: A Pacific Council Staff White Paper
    • Agenda Item C.2.b, Supplemental HMSMT Report
    • Agenda Item C.2.b, Supplemental HMSAS Report
  • Agenda Item C.3 High Seas Shallow-Set Longline Amendment
    • Agenda Item C.3.b HMSMT Report
    • Agenda Item C.3.b, Supplemental HMSAS Report
    • Agenda Item C.3.b, Supplemental HMSMT Report
    • Agenda Item C.3.c, Supplemental Public Comment
  • Agenda Item C.4 Exempted Fishing Permit for Longline Fishing in the West Coast Exclusive Economic Zone
    • Agenda Item C.4.a, Attachment 1 Application for an Exempted Fishing Permit to Fish with Longline Gear in the West Coast Exclusive Economic Zone
    • Agenda Item C.4.a, Supplemental Attachment 2 Additional Modifications to the EFP Application
    • Agenda Item C.4.b, Supplemental HMSAS Report
    • Agenda Item C.4.c, Supplemental Public Comment
  • Agenda Item C.5 Public Comment Session on the High Seas SSLL Amendment and Shallow-Set Longline EFP
    • Agenda Item C.5.b, Attachment 1 October 29, 2007, letter from Mr. Chuck Janisse on Federalizing the Current California Drift Gillnet Limited Entry Permit Program
    • Agenda Item C.5.b, Attachment 2 February 16, 2008, Letter from Mr. John Gibbs on SSLL Fishery
    • Agenda Item C.5.b, Supplemental Attachment 3 February 26, 2008, Letter from Mr. John Gibbs to Mr. Craig Heberer on Items to Consider When Planning the Structure for the SSLL Fishery
    • Agenda Item C.5.b, Supplemental Public Comment
    • Agenda Item C.5.b, Supplemental Public Comment 2 (Received at the Meeting)

D. Salmon Management

  • Agenda Item D.1 Review of 2007 Fisheries and Summary of 2008 Stock Abundance Estimates
    • Review of 2007 Ocean Salmon Fisheries
    • Preseason Report I: Stock Abundance Analysis for 2008 Ocean Salmon Fisheries
    • Agenda Item D.1.a, NOAA News Release Unfavorable Ocean Conditions Likely Cause of Low 2007 Salmon Returns Along West Coast
    • Agenda Item D.1.b, CDFG Report
    • Agenda Item D.1.b, Supplemental NMFS Report
    • Agenda Item D.1.c, Supplemental SAS Report
    • Agenda Item D.1.c, Supplemental HC Report
    • Agenda Item D.1.d, Public Comment
    • Agenda Item D.1.d, Supplemental Public Comment
  • Agenda Item D.2 Identification of Stocks Not Meeting Conservation Objectives
    • Agenda Item D.2.a, Attachment 1 Excerpt from the Pacific Coast Salmon Plan � § 3.2. Overfishing Criteria
    • Agenda Item D.2.a, Attachment 2 Table D2_Att_2.
    • Agenda Item D.2.b, Supplemental Tribal Comments
    • Agenda Item D.2.c, Supplemental SSC Report
  • Agenda Item D.3 Klamath River Fall Chinook Stock Assessment and Management Recommendations
    • Agenda Item D.3.a, Attachment 1 Excerpt from the Pacific Coast Salmon Plan
    • Agenda Item D.3.b, KRFC Stock Assessment Assessment of Factors Affecting Natural Area Escapement Shortfall of Klamath River Fall Chinook Salmon in 2004-2006
    • Agenda Item D.3.c, Supplemental Tribal Report
    • Agenda Item D.3.d, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item D.3.d, Supplemental REVISED SAS Report
    • Agenda Item D.3.d, Supplemental HC Report
  • Agenda Item D.4 Identification of Management Objectives and Preliminary Definition of 2008 Salmon Management Options
    • Agenda Item D.4.a, Attachment 1 Guidance for Option Development and Assessment
    • Agenda Item D.4.a, Attachment 2 Emergency Changes to the Salmon FMP
    • Agenda Item D.4.a, Attachment 3 FR 97-22094: Policy Guidelines for the Use of Emergency Rules
    • Agenda Item D.4.b, Supplemental PSC Comments
    • Agenda Item D.4.c, Supplemental NMFS Guidance Letter
    • Agenda Item D.4.d, Supplemental Tribal Recommendations
    • Agenda Item D.4.d, Tribal Recommendations (Columbia River Treaty Tribes)
    • Agenda Item D.4.d, Supplemental Comments of Hoopa Valley Tribe
    • Agenda Item D.4.d/e, Supplemental WDFW/Tribal Recommendations
    • Agenda Item D.4.f, Supplemental SSC Statement
    • Agenda Item D.4.f, Supplemental SAS Report
    • Agenda Item D.4.g, Public Comment
    • Agenda Item D.4.g, Supplemental Public Comment
  • Agenda Item D.5 Council Recommendations for 2008 Management Option Analysis
    • Agenda Item D.5.b, Supplemental STT Report
    • Agenda Item D.5.c, Supplemental Comments of Hoopa Valley Tribe
  • Agenda Item D.6 Council Direction for 2008 Management Options (If Necessary)
    • Agenda Item D.6.b, Supplemental STT Report
  • Agenda Item D.7 Adoption of 2008 Management Options for Public Review
    • Agenda Item D.7.b, Supplemental STT Report
    • Agenda Item D.7.d, Supplemental Tribal Report (Testimony of the Columbia River Treaty Tribes)
    • Agenda Item D.7.f, Supplemental Tribal Motion
  • Agenda Item D.8 Salmon Hearings Officers
    • Agenda Item D.8.a, Attachment 1 Schedule of Salmon Fishery Management Option Hearings

E. Habitat

  • Agenda Item E.1 Current Habitat Issues
    • Agenda Item E.1.a, Supplemental HC Report
    • Agenda Item E.1.c, Public Comment

F. Groundfish Management

  • Agenda Item F.1 NMFS Report
    • Agenda Item F.1.a, Attachment 1 FR Notices Published Since the Last Council Meeting
    • Agenda Item F.1.a, Supplemental Attachment 2 Letter to Don Hansen From Frank Lockhart Regarding a Proposal for a 2008 Pacific Whiting Shoreside Fishery Maximized Retention and Monitoring Exemption Program
    • Agenda Item F.1.b, Supplemental Attachment 1 Comparison of 2004-2006 Trawl Discard Estimates Obtained Using Retained Tonnage and Trawl Hours as Measures of Effort
    • Agenda Item F.1.b, Supplemental Attachment 2 Observed and Estimated Total Bycatch of Salmon in the 2005-2006 West Coast Limited-Entry Bottom Trawl Groundfish Fishery
    • Agenda Item F.1.b, Supplemental Science Center Activity Report PowerPoint Presentation
  • Agenda Item F.2 Stock Assessment Planning for 2011-2012 Management Measures
    • Agenda Item F.2.a, Attachment 1 Draft Summary Minutes of the December 19, 2007 Groundfish Stock Assessment Review Workshop
    • Agenda Item F.2.b, Attachment 1 Table 1. Possible Schedule for West Coast Groundfish Assessments in 2009 and Beyond
    • Agenda Item F.2.b, Supplemental Science Center Discussion Assessment List PowerPoint Presentation
    • Agenda Item F.2.c, Supplemental Attachment 1 Draft Terms of Reference for the Groundfish Stock Assessment and Review Process for 2009-2010
    • Agenda Item F.2.c, Supplemental Attachment 2 Draft Terms of Reference for Groundfish Rebuilding Analyses
    • Agenda Item F.2.d, Supplemental WDFW Report
    • Agenda Item F.2.d, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item F.2.d, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item F.2.d, Supplemental GAP Report
  • Agenda Item F.3 Pacific Whiting Harvest Specifications and Management Measures for 2008
    • Agenda Item F.3.a, REVISED Attachment 1 Entire Document: Stock Assessment of Pacific Hake (Whiting) in U.S. and Canadian Waters in 2008 (Entire document on Web and CD)
    • Agenda Item F.3.a, Attachment 2 Report of the 2008 U.S. / Canada Pacific Hake (Whiting) Stock Assessment Review (STAR) Panel
    • Agenda Item F.3.a, Attachment 3 Abstract of Canadian Fishery Distribution, Index Analysis, and Virtual Population Analysis of Pacific Hake, 2008
    • Agenda Item F.3.a, Attachment 4 Executive Summary of Assessment and Management Advice for Pacific Hake in U.S. and Canadian Waters in 2008
    • Agenda Item F.3.a, Supplemental Attachment 5 Minority Report to the 2008 Pacific Hake STAR Panel Report
    • Agenda Item F.3.a, Supplemental Attachment 6 Addendum to the Report of the 2008 U.S. / Canada Pacific Hake (Whiting) Stock Assessment Review (STAR) Panel – STAR Panel Response to the Minority Report
    • Agenda Item F.3.a, Supplemental NMFS Report Table: Pacific Whiting Fishery Summary, All Sectors, 2007
    • Agenda Item F.3.a, Supplemental NMFS Report 2 NWFSC Response to Technical Issues Regarding the 2008 Pacific Hake Assessment Raised in the “Minority Report to the 2008 Pacific Hake STAR Panel Report”
    • Agenda Item F.3.a Supplemental NWFSC Response PowerPoint Presentation
    • Agenda Item F.3.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item F.3.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item F.3.c, Supplemental Public Comment
  • Agenda Item F.4 Amendment 22: Open Access License Limitation
    • Agenda Item F.4.a, Attachment 1 Preliminary Draft Environmental Assessment for Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan Amendment 22: Conversion of the Open Access Fishery to Federal Permit Management
    • Agenda Item F.4.a, Attachment 2 Proposed Open Access Groundfish Fishery Conversion to Limited Entry and Permit Implementation Schedule
    • Agenda Item F.4.a, Supplemental Attachment 3 Errata Table ES-3 to the Preliminary Draft EA for Groundfish Amendment 22
    • Agenda Item F.4.a, Supplemental Attachment 4 Amendment 22: Open Access License Limitation PowerPoint by Mr. LB Boydstun
    • Agenda Item F.4.b, Supplemental GAC Report on FMP Amendment 22
    • Agenda Item F.4.b, Supplemental WDFW and ODFW Joint Report
    • Agenda Item F.4.b, Supplemental WDFW Report
    • Agenda Item F.4.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item F.4.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item F.4.b, Supplemental EC Report
    • Agenda Item F.4.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item F.4.c, Public Comments
    • Agenda Item F.4.c, Supplemental Public Comments
    • Agenda Item F.4.c, Supplemental Public Comment 2
  • Agenda Item F.5 Consideration of Inseason Adjustments
    • Agenda Item F.5.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item F.5.c, Supplemental REVISED CDFG Report
  • Agenda Item F.6 Tracking and Monitoring for Trawl Rationalization Program
    • Agenda Item F.6.a, Attachment 1 Current Tracking and Monitoring Program Provisions
    • Agenda Item F.6.b, Supplemental T&M Draft Revisions
    • Agenda Item F.6.d, Groundfish Allocation Committee Report
    • Agenda Item F.6.d, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item F.6.d, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item F.6.d, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item F.6.d, Supplemental EC Report
  • Agenda Item F.7 Final Consideration of Inseason Adjustments — If Needed
    • Agenda Item F.7.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item F.7.c, Supplemental GAP Report

G. Pacific Halibut Management

  • Agenda Item G.1 Report on International Pacific Halibut Commission Annual Meeting
    • Agenda Item G.1.a, Attachment 1 IPHC News Release
    • Agenda Item G.1.a, Attachment 2 Area 2A Pacific Halibut Allocations
    • Agenda Item G.1.b, Meeting Summary Summary of International Pacific Halibut Commission Meeting
  • Agenda Item G.2 Incidental Catch Regulations in 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.e, Supplemental SAS Report
    • Agenda Item G.2.e, Supplemental GAP Report

Ancillary Meetings (links are to agendas)

Various technical and administrative committees, advisory bodies, work groups, and state delegations will meet throughout the week.

  • Ancillary A and B Highly Migratory Species Advisory Subpanel (HMSAS) and Highly Migratory Species Management Team (HMSMT)
  • Ancillary C Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC)
    • Ancillary C Draft November 2007 SSC Minutes
  • Ancillary D Groundfish Advisory Subpanel (GAP)
  • Ancillary E Groundfish Management Team (GMT)
  • Ancillary F Enforcement Consultants (EC)
  • Ancillary G Salmon Advisory Subpanel (SAS)
  • Ancillary H Salmon Technical Team (STT)
  • Ancillary I Habitat Committee (HC)

General Information

  • General Information driving directions, hotel information, restaurant information
  • Tax Exempt Form – DoubleTree Must also show proper I.D.
  • Tax Exempt Form – Hilton Must also show proper I.D.

Informational Reports

  • Informational Report 1 NOAA Policy Directive 30-120, NMFS Permit Fees
  • Informational Report 2 Letter to Senators Boxer, Feinstein, Smith, and Wyden Regarding a Fair and Science-Based Flow Plan for Klamath River Salmon
  • Informational Report 3 NOAA Names Balsiger Acting Director for NMFS
  • Supplemental Informational Report 4 Preliminary DRAFT Research and Data Needs 2008

Salmon Management Documents

  • Review of 2007 Ocean Salmon Fisheries
  • Preseason Report I: Stock Abundance Analysis for 2008 Ocean Salmon Fisheries

April 2008 Briefing Book

A. Call to Order

  • Agenda Item A.4 April 6-12 Council Meeting Agenda

B. Open Public Comment

  • Agenda Item B.1.a Open Public Comment
  • Agenda Item B.1.a Supplemental Open Public Comment 2
  • Agenda Item B.1.a Supplemental Open Public Comment 3
  • Agenda Item B.1.a Supplemental Open Public Comment 4

C. Administrative Matters

  • Agenda Item C.1 Future Council Meeting Agenda and Workload Planning
    • Agenda Item C.1.a, Attachment 1 Draft Preliminary Three-Meeting Outlook for the Pacific Council
    • Agenda Item C.1.a, Attachment 2 Draft Preliminary Proposed Council Meeting Agenda, June 6-13, 2008, Foster City, California
    • Agenda Item C.1.a, Attachment 3 Draft Preliminary Proposed Council Meeting Agenda, September 7-12, 2008, Boise, Idaho
    • Agenda Item C.1.a, Attachment 4 Preliminary Proposed Council Meeting Agenda, November 2-7, 2008, San Diego, California
    • Agenda Item C.1.a, Supplemental Attachment 5 Preliminary Three-Meeting Outlook for the Pacific Council
    • Agenda Item C.1.a, Supplemental Attachment 6 Preliminary Proposed Council Meeting Agenda, June 6-13, 2008, Foster City, California
    • Agenda Item C.1.a, Supplemental Attachment 7 Council Work Load Priorities April 14, 2008 Through June 13, 2008
    • Agenda Item C.1.a, Supplemental Attachment 8 September Council Meeting and WCPFC Northern Committee Scheduling Conflict: Alternatives for 2009 and Beyond
    • Agenda Item C.1.a, Supplemental Attachment 9 PFMC Future Meeting Schedule
    • Agenda Item C.1.b, Supplemental GMT Report
  • Agenda Item C.2 Legislative Matters
    • Agenda Item, C.2.a, Attachment 1 H.R. 5425, Flexibility in Rebuilding American Fisheries Act of 2008
    • Agenda Item, C.2.a, Attachment 2 October 9, 2007 letter from Dr. McIsaac to U.S. Senator Smith (R-OR) regarding H.R. 1187
    • Agenda Item C.2.a, Attachment 3 Written statement of Mr. Douros to the House Committee on Natural Resources on reauthorization of the NMSA
    • Agenda Item C.2.a, Attachment 4 Written statement of Mr. Jim Martin to the House Committee on Natural Resources on reauthorization of the NMSA
    • Agenda Item C.2.a, Attachment 5 Convention for the Strengthening of the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (Antigua Convention)
    • Agenda Item C.2.a, Attachment 6 Administration Bill implementing the Antigua Convention
    • Agenda Item C.2.a, Attachment 7 NMFS Report on implementation of the Antigua Convention
    • Agenda Item C.2.a, Attachment 8 California Assembly Bill Number 2712, Forage Species Management Plan
    • Agenda Item C.2.a, Attachment 9 California Senate Concurrent Resolution Number 85, Relative to the Pacific Bluefin Tuna
    • Agenda Item C.2.a, Supplemental Attachment 10 Recent Federal Legislation Pertaining to Vessel Discharge
    • Agenda Item C.2.a, Supplemental Attachment 11 H.R. 1187, An Act to Expand the Bundaries of the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary and the Cordell Bank National Marine Santuary
    • Agenda Item C.2.a, Supplemental Attachment 12 Title 16–Conservation; Chapter 16–Tuna Conventions
    • Agenda Item C.2.a, Supplemental Attachment 13 Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 85–Relative to the Pacific Bluefin Tuna
    • Agenda Item C.2.a, Supplemental Attachment 14 S. 2635, A Bill to Expand the Boundaries of the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary and the Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary
    • Agenda Item C.2.b, Supplemental LC Report
    • Agenda Item C.2.c, Supplemental HMSAS Report
    • Agenda Item C.2.d, Public Comment
    • Agenda Item C.2.d, Supplemental Public Comment 2
  • Agenda Item C.3 Update on Magnuson-Stevens Act Reauthorization Implementation
  • Agenda Item C.4 Membership Appointments and Council Operating Procedures
    • Agenda Item C.4.a, Supplemental Attachment 1 Proposed Process for Initiating the Review of Potential Changes to Groundfish Essential Fish Habitat Closures

D. Enforcement Issues

  • Agenda Item D.1 US Coast Guard Annual West Coast Fisheries Enforcement Report
    • Agenda Item D.1.b, Supplemental USCG Overheads

E. Habitat

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

F. Salmon Management

  • Agenda Item F.1 Tentative Adoption of 2008 Ocean Salmon Management Measures
    • Preseason Report II: Analysis of Proposed Regulatory Options for 2008 Ocean Salmon Fisheries
    • Agenda Item F.1.c, Supplemental Public Hearing Report 1
    • Agenda Item F.1.c, Supplemental Public Hearing Report 2
    • Agenda Item F.1.c, Supplemental Public Hearing Report 3
    • Agenda Item F.1.i, Supplemental SAS Report
    • Agenda Item F.1.j Summary of Written Public Comment
    • Agenda Item F.1.k Public Comment
    • Agenda Item F.1.k Supplemental Public Comment
    • Agenda Item F.1.k, Supplemental Public Comment 2
    • Agenda Item F.1.k, Supplemental Public Comment 3
    • Agenda Item F.1.k, Supplemental Public Comment 4
  • Agenda Item F.2 Clarify Council Direction on 2008 Management Measures (If Necessary)
    • Agenda Item F.2.b, Supplemental STT Report
    • Agenda Item F.2.c, Supplemental SAS Report
  • Agenda Item F.3 Pacific Salmon Commission Coded-Wire Tag Working Group Report
    • Agenda Item F.3.b, Supplemental PSC Report: An Action Plan in Response to Coded-wire tag (CWT) Expert Panel Recommendations (Entire Report on Web and CD Only)
    • Agenda Item F.3.b, Supplemental PSC CWT PowerPoint
    • Agenda Item F.3.d, Supplemental SSC Report
  • Agenda Item F.4 Methodology Review Process and Preliminary Topic Selection for 2008
    • Agenda Item F.4.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item F.4.d, Supplemental MEW Report
    • Agenda Item F.4.d, Supplemental STT Report
    • Agenda Item F.4.d, Supplemental SAS Report
  • Agenda Item F.5 Final Action on 2008 Salmon Management Measures
    • Agenda Item F.5.a, Attachment 1 Proposed Klamath River Fall Chinook Rebuilding Strategy
    • Agenda Item F.5.b, Supplemental STT Report
    • Agenda Item F.5.c, Hoopa Valley Tribal Comments Hoopa Valley Tribal Comments on Criteria for Ending Overfishing Concern for Klamath River Fall Chinook
    • Agenda Item F.5.c, Supplemental Comments of Hoopa Valley Tribe For Final Action on 2008 Salmon Management Measures
    • Agenda Item F.5.c, Supplemental Yurok Tribal Comments
    • Agenda Item F.5.c, (Supplemental Treaty Troll Comments) on Final Action on 2008 Measures
    • Agenda Item F.5.d, Supplemental SAS Report
    • Agenda Item F.5.f, Supplemental Motion in Writing For the Ocean Treaty Troll Fishery
  • Agenda Item F.6 Clarify Final Action on 2008 Management Measures (If Necessary)

G. Pacific Halibut Management

  • Agenda Item G.1 Incidental Catch Regulations for the Salmon Troll and Fixed Gear Sablefish Fisheries
    • Agenda Item G.1.c, Supplemental SAS Report
    • Agenda Item G.1.c, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item G.1.c, Supplemental EC Report

H. Groundfish Management

  • Agenda Item H.1 Harvest Specifications for 2009-2010 Fisheries
    • Agenda Item H.1.a, Attachment 1 Pacific Fishery Management Council and National Marine Fisheries Service Schedule and Process for Developing 2009-2010 Groundfish Harvest Specifications and Management Measures
    • Agenda Item H.1.a, Attachment 2 Tables and Graphics Relevant to Deciding 2009-2010 Groundfish Harvest Specifications
    • Agenda Item H.1.a, November 2007 SSC Report on Rebuilding Analyses Scientific and Statistical Committee Report on Rebuilding Analyses for 2009-2010 Groundfish Fisheries
    • Agenda Item H.1.c, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item H.1.c, Supplemental GMT Report 2 (Corrected Tables)
    • Agenda Item H.1.c, Supplemental GMT Report 3 (Additional Corrected Table)
    • Agenda Item H.1.c, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item H.1.c, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item H.1.d, Supplemental Public Comment
  • Agenda Item H.2 National Marine Fisheries Service Report
    • Agenda Item H.2.a, Supplemental Attachment 1 Federal Register Notice, Availability of Amendment 15 to the Pacific Coast Groundfish FMP
    • Agenda Item H.2.a, Supplemental Attachment 2 Federal Register Notices for Groundfish and Halibut Published March 2, 2008 through March 28, 2008
    • Agenda Item H.2.a, Supplemental IPHC Letter From Bruce M. Leaman to Frank Lockhart on the EFP Concerning Full Retention in the Pacific Whiting Fishery
  • Agenda Item H.3 Fishery Management Plan Amendment 21: Intersector Allocation
    • Agenda Item H.3.a, Attachment 1 Allocation of Harvest Opportunity Between Sectors of the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery; Draft Environmental Assessment Including Regulatory Impact Review and Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
    • Agenda Item H.3.b, GAC Report Groundfish Allocation Report on Intersector Allocation from Their February 2008 Meeting
    • Agenda Item H.3.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item H.3.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item H.3.c, Supplemental Public Comment
    • Agenda Item H.3.c, Supplemental Public Comment (Addition)
    • Agenda Item H.3.c, Supplemental Public Comment 2
  • Agenda Item H.4 Consideration of Inseason Adjustments
    • Agenda Item H.4.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item H.4.b, Supplemental GAP Report
  • Agenda Item H.5 Part I of Management Measures for 2009-2010 Fisheries
    • Agenda Item H.5.a, Attachment 1 2009-2010 Management Issues Recommended by the GMT in November 2007
    • Agenda Item H.5.a, Attachment 2 California Department of Fish and Game Practical Range of Management Specifications for California�s 2009-2010 Commercial and Recreational Groundfish Fisheries
    • Agenda Item H.5.a, Attachment 3 Recent Year Catch Estimates Relevant to Deciding a Range of 2009-2010 Management Measures
    • Agenda Item H.5.b, ODFW Report Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Report on Preliminary Management Measure Alternatives for the 2009-2010 Oregon Recreational Groundfish Fisheries
    • Agenda Item H.5.b, Supplemental CDFG Report Preliminary Practical Range of Management Specification Options for California’s 2009-2010 Commercial and Recreational Groundfish Fisheries
    • Agenda Item H.5.b, Supplemental NMFS Report Letter from Russell Woodruff to Robert Lohn Providing Written Notification of the Quileute Tribe’s Interest in Harvesting Pacific Whiting Starting in 2009
    • Agenda Item H.5.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item H.5.b, Supplemental Tribal Report
    • Agenda Item H.5.b, Supplemental Tribal Report 2
    • Agenda Item H.5.b, Supplemental Tribal Report 3
    • Agenda Item H.5.b, Supplemental WDFW Report
    • Agenda Item H.5.c, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item H.5.c, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item H.5.c, Supplemental EC Report
    • Agenda Item H.5.d, Public Comment
    • Agenda Item H.5.d, Supplemental Public Comment 2
    • Agenda Item H.5.e, Supplemental WDFW Motion in Writing
  • Agenda Item H.6 Final Consideration of Inseason Adjustments — If Needed
  • Agenda Item H.7 Part II of Management Measures for 2009-2010 Fisheries
    • Agenda Item H.7.b, Supplemental Joint ODFW/CDFG Report
    • Agenda Item H.7.b, Supplemental ODFW Report
    • Agenda Item H.7.b, Supplemental ODFW Report 2
    • Agenda Item H.7.b, Supplemental CDFG Report
    • Agenda Item H.7.c, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item H.7.c, Supplemental GAP Report

I. Marine Protected Areas

  • Agenda Item I.1 Marine Protected Areas “Need Criteria” for the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
    • Agenda Item I.1.a, Attachment 1 July 26 email from Mr. Paul Michel to Mr. Rod McInnis, Dr. Donald McIsaac, and Mr. Mark Helvey, with Attached Letter of Same Date, Both Describing a Process to Identify the Need for MPAs in Federal Waters of the MBNMS
    • Agenda Item I.1.a, Attachment 2 December 11, 2007 letter from Dr. Donald McIsaac to Mr. Paul Michel regarding scheduling input from the Council on determining the need for MPAs in federal waters of the MBNMS
    • Agenda Item I.1.a, Attachment 3 Excerpts from September 2000 Council Minutes and “Marine Reserves to Supplement Management of West Coast Groundfish Resources, Phase I Technical Analysis, February, 2001.”
    • Agenda Item I.1.b, Attachment 1 March 19, 2008 Cover Letter from Mr. Paul Michel to the Council
    • Agenda Item I.1.b, Attachment 2 February 15, 2008 Letter from Mr. Paul Michel to the MPA Working Group and the Sanctuary Advisory Council Conveying Rationale and Criteria for the Need for MPAs
    • Agenda Item I.1.b, Attachment 3 February 15, 2008 Letter from Mr. Paul Michel to the Sanctuary Advisory Council Including Concepts and a Draft Timeline for the MPA Process
    • Agenda Item I.1.d, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item I.1.d, Supplemental HC Report
    • Agenda Item I.1.d, Supplemental HMSAS Report
    • Agenda Item I.1.d, Supplemental SAS Report
    • Agenda Item I.1.d, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item I.1.e, Attachment 1 February 11, 2008 Cover Letter from Mr. Emerson to Mr. Paul Michel Presenting the Analyses Conducted on Behalf of ACFS
    • Agenda Item I.1.e, Attachment 2 Summary of the ACFS Reports and Analyses
    • Agenda Item I.1.e, Attachment 3 October 10, 2007 Memorandum from Mr. Walsh to ACSF Regarding Legal Guidance on MBNMS Authority
    • Agenda Item I.1.e, Attachment 4 Socioeconomic Report to ACFS
    • Agenda Item I.1.e, Attachment 5 MPAs and Research Needs Report to ACFS
    • Agenda Item I.1.e, Attachment 6 Report on Fishery Management in the MBNMS to ACSF
    • Agenda Item I.1.e, Attachment 7 Report on Ecosystem Consequences of MPAs to ACSF
    • Agenda Item I.1.e, Attachment 8 National Marine Sanctuary Staff Report “State and Federal Laws, Regulations, and Programs Other Than Those of the State Department of Fish and Game and Pacific Fishery Management Council that Contribute to the Protection of Marine Resources”
    • Agenda Item I.1.e, Supplemental Public Comment 1
    • Agenda Item I.1.e, Supplemental Public Comment 2
    • Agenda Item I.1.e, Supplemental Public Comment 3
    • Agenda Item I.1.e, Supplemental Public Comment 4
    • Agenda Item I.1.e, Supplemental Public Comment 5
  • Agenda Item I.2 Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Condition Report
    • Agenda Item I.2.a, Attachment 1 March 11, 2008 Letter from OCNMS Superintendant Carol Bernthal to Dr. McIsaac Regarding Council Review of the OCNMS Condition Report
    • Agenda Item I.2.b, Attachment 1 Background Material for the OCNMS Condition Report
    • Agenda Item I.2.b, Supplemental OCNMS Draft Condition Report
    • Agenda Item I.2.d, Supplemental HC Report
    • Agenda Item I.2.d, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item I.2.d, Supplemental GAP Report

J. Highly Migratory Species

  • Agenda Item J.1 National Marine Fisheries Service Report
    • Agenda Item J.1.a, Attachment 1 NMFS Highly Migratory Species Report
    • Agenda Item J.1.b, REVISED Supplemental HMSAS Report
  • Agenda Item J.2 Recommendations to the US Section of the IATTC
    • Agenda Item J.2.a, Attachment 1 Report of the Seventh Meeting of the International Scientific Committee for Tuna and Tuna-like Species in the North Pacific Ocean. October 30, 2007 (Complete document on web and CD-ROM)
    • Agenda Item J.2.a, Attachment 2 Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission Fishery Status Report Number 5. 2008 (Complete document on web and CD-ROM)
    • Agenda Item J.2.a, Attachment 3 Document IATTC-77-04 Rev; Proposal for Conservation of Yellowfin and Bigeye Tuna in the Eastern Pacific Ocean.
    • Agenda Item J.2.b, Supplemental HMSMT Report
    • Agenda Item J.2.b, Supplemental HMSAS Report
    • Agenda Item J.2.c, Supplemental Public Comment
  • Agenda Item J.3 Exempted Fishing Permit for Longline Fishing in the West Coast EEZ
    • Agenda Item J.3.a, Attachment 1 Summary of the Exempted Fishing Permit Fishing Activity and Terms and Conditions Placed on the Activity.
    • Agenda Item J.3.a, Attachment 2 Environmental Assessment on Issuance of an Exempted Fishing Permit to Fish with Longline Gear in the West Coast Exclusive Economic Zone. (Full document on web and CD-ROM)
    • Agenda Item J.3.a, Attachment 3 Endangered Species Act Section 7 Consultation Biological Opinion on Issuance of a Shallow-set Longline Exempted Fishing Permit under the Fishery Management Plan for U.S. West Coast Fisheries for Highly Migratory Species. (Full document on web and CD-ROM)
    • Agenda Item J.3.b, Supplemental HMSMT Report
    • Agenda Item J.3.b, Supplemental HMSAS Report
    • Agenda Item J.3.c, Supplemental Public Comment
    • Agenda Item J.3.c, Supplemental Public Comment 2

Ancillary Meetings (links are to agendas)

Various technical and administrative committees, advisory bodies, work groups, and state delegations will meet throughout the week.

  • Ancillary A Groundfish Advisory Subpanel (GAP)
  • Ancillary B Groundfish Management Team (GMT)
  • Ancillary C Legislative Committee
  • Ancillary D Salmon Advisory Subpanel (SAS)
  • Ancillary E Salmon Technical Team (STT)
  • Ancillary F Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC)
    • Ancillary F DRAFT March 2008 SSC Minutes
  • Ancillary G Habitat Committee (HC)
  • Ancillary H Enforcement Consultants (EC)
  • Ancillary I Highly Migratory Species Advisory Subpanel (HMSAS)
  • Ancillary J Highly Migratory Species Management Team (HMSMT)
  • Ancillary K Model Evaluation Workgroup (MEW)

General Information

  • General Information driving directions, hotel information, restaurant information
  • Tax Exempt Form – Marriott Must also show proper I.D.

Informational Reports

  • Informational Report 1 Letters from Seafood Processors Encouraging the Council to Adopt Fishery Management Rules That are Fair to Both Fishermen and Processors
  • Informational Report 2 FWS Chinook Mass Marking Information
  • Supplemental Informational Report 3 Council Coordination Committee Meeting Tentative Agenda May 6-9, 2008
  • Supplemental Informational Report 4 Northwest Sardine Survey Materials
  • Supplemental Informational Report 5 Letter to Jim Balsiger from Donald O. McIsaac Regarding Pacific Fishery Management Council Request for Scientific Review of Factors Affecting Certain West Coast Salmon Stocks
  • Informational Session Presentations: Trawl Rationalization Analytical Briefing

Additional Documents Mailed with the April Briefing Book

  • Preseason Report II: Analysis of Proposed Regulatory Options for 2008 Ocean Salmon Fisheries
  • Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Stock Assessment and Fishery Evaluation, Volume 1 (Groundfish SAFE Document), March 2008

June 2008 Briefing Book

A. Call to Order

  • Agenda Item A.4 June 6-13 Council Meeting Agenda
  • Agenda Item A.4 Agenda Information

B. Open Public Comment

  • Agenda Item B.1.a Supplemental Open Public Comment (Mr. Peter Flournoy)

C. Administrative Matters

  • Agenda Item C.1 Future Council Meeting Agenda and Workload Planning
    • Agenda Item C.1.a, Attachment 1 Draft Preliminary Three-Meeting Outlook for the Pacific Council
    • Agenda Item C.1.a, Attachment 2 Draft Preliminary Proposed Council Meeting Agenda, September 7-12, 2008, Boise, Idaho
    • Agenda Item C.1.a, Attachment 3 Draft Preliminary Proposed Council Meeting Agenda, November 2-7, 2008, San Diego, California
    • Agenda Item C.1.a, Attachment 4 Excerpts from Council Meeting Minutes Regarding CPS Amendment 11 Review
    • Agenda Item C.1.a, Supplemental Attachment 6 Preliminary Three-Meeting Outlook for the Pacific Council
    • Agenda Item C.1.a, Supplemental Attachment 7 Preliminary Proposed Council Meeting Agenda, September 7-12, 2008, Boise, Idaho
    • Agenda Item C.1.a, Supplemental Attachment 8 Council Work Load Priorities June 16, 2008 through September 12, 2008
    • Agenda Item C.1.a, Supplemental Attachment 9 NOAA Fisheries Scientific Forum 2008 Collapse of Sacramento Fall Chinook Stock and Decline of Other West Coast Salmon Stocks
    • Agenda Item C.1.a, Supplemental Attachment 10 Preliminary Proposed Council Meeting Agenda, November 1-7, 2008, San Diego, California
    • Agenda Item C.1.a, Supplemental PowerPoint Presentation MS-Act Section 303(c)
    • Agenda Item C.1.b, CPSMT Report
    • Agenda Item C.1.b, CPSAS Report
    • Agenda Item C.1.b, Supplemental HMSAS Report
    • Agenda Item C.1.b, Supplemental HC Report
    • Agenda Item C.1.c, Public Comment
  • Agenda Item C.2 Magnuson-Stevens Act Reauthorization Implementation
    • Agenda Item C.2.a, Supplemental Attachment 1 Council Staff Perspectives on Revised MSA NEPA Procedures, Proposed Rule
    • Agenda Item C.2.b, Attachment 1 Proposed Rule Regarding a Revised Environmental Review Process for Fishery Management Actions Under the MSA (73 FR 27998)
    • Agenda Item C.2.b, Supplemental Attachment 2 Excess Harvesting Capacity in US Fisheries, A Report to Congress
    • Agenda Item C.2.b, Supplemental Attachment 3 Federal Register Notice Announcing Public Meetings on the Proposed Rule to Revise and Update NMFS Procedures for Complying with NEPA
    • Agenda Item C.2.b, Supplemental Attachment 4 Federal Register Notice – NMFS Proposes Revisions to the Guidelines for National Standard 1; Annual Catch Limits
    • Agenda Item C.2.b, Supplemental NMFS PowerPoint 1 (Leathery/Rauch)
    • Agenda Item C.2.b, Supplemental NMFS PowerPoint 2 (Ise/Wright)
    • Agenda Item C.2.c, Supplemental SSC Report
  • Agenda Item C.3 Update and Communication of Research and Data Needs
    • Agenda Item C.3.a, Attachment 1 Draft Research and Data Needs, 2008
    • Agenda Item C.3.b, CPSAS Report
    • Agenda Item C.3.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item C.3.b, Supplemental HMSMT Report
    • Agenda Item C.3.b, Supplemental HMSAS Report
    • Agenda Item C.3.b, Supplemental SAS Report
    • Agenda Item C.3.b, Supplemental HC Report
    • Agenda Item C.3.c, Public Comment
    • Agenda Item C.3.c, Supplemental Public Comment
  • Agenda Item C.4 Fiscal Matters
    • Agenda Item C.4.b, Supplemental Budget Committee Report
  • Agenda Item C.5 Membership Appointments and Council Operating Procedures
    • Agenda Item C.5.a, Supplemental Attachment 1 Supplemental Nominations and Information for Prospective Groundfish EFH Review Committee Members

D. Highly Migratory Species Management

  • Agenda Item D.1 Changes to Routine Management Measures for 2009-2010 Seasons
    • Agenda Item D.1.a, Supplemental Attachment 1 Letter to Honorable Mark Leno from Mr. Rod McInnis Regarding an SSLL EFP Application
    • Agenda Item D.1.b, Supplemental HMSMT Report
    • Agenda Item D.1.b, Supplemental HMSAS Report
    • Agenda Item D.1.c, Supplemental Public Comment
  • Agenda Item D.2 Council Recommendations to Regional Fishery Management Organizations
    • Agenda Item D.2.a, Attachment 1 Letter to Rodney McInnis Containing Council€™s Recommendations to the U.S. Delegation to the IATTC
    • Agenda Item D.2.a, Attachment 2 Document SARM-9-06a Status Of Yellowfin Tuna in the Eastern Pacific Ocean in 2007 and Outlook For The Future (Complete Document on Web and CD-ROM Only)
    • Agenda Item D.2.a, Attachment 3 Document SARM-9-06b Status Of Bigeye Tuna in the Eastern Pacific Ocean (Complete Document on Web and CD-ROM Only)
    • Agenda Item D.2.a, Attachment 4 Document SARM-9-06c Evaluation of the Effect of Resolutions C-04-09 and C-06-02
    • Agenda Item D.2.a, Attachment 5 Document SARM-9-05 Summary of Conservation Proposals
    • Agenda Item D.2.b, Supplemental HMSMT Report
    • Agenda Item D.2.b, Supplemental HMSAS Report

E. Salmon Management

  • Agenda Item E.1 Klamath River Fall Chinook Overfishing Concern
    • Agenda Item E.1.a, Attachment 1 Summary and Background for the Salmon Fishery Management Plan and Overfishing Concerns
    • Agenda Item E.1.a, Attachment 2 Excerpt from the Pacific Coast Salmon Plan
    • Agenda Item E.1.a, Attachment 3 Alternative Rebuilding Plans for Klamath River Fall Chinook
    • Agenda Item E.1.a, Attachment 4 Tribal and Advisory Body Statements from the April 2008 Council Meeting Concerning the Klamath River Fall Chinook Overfishing Concern
    • Agenda Item E.1.b, Hoopa Valley Tribal Comments Hoopa Valley Tribal Comments on Klamath River Fall Chinook Overfishing Concern
    • Agenda Item E.1.c, STT Report Salmon Technical Team Analysis of Risks and Benefits of Alternative Rebuilding Criteria for Klamath River Fall Chinook
    • Agenda Item E.1.c, Supplemental STT Report 2
    • Agenda Item E.1.c, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item E.1.c, Supplemental SAS Report

F. Groundfish Management

  • Agenda Item F.1 National Marine Fisheries Service Report
    • Agenda Item F.1.a, Attachment 1 Federal Register Notices Published Since the Last Council Meeting
    • Agenda Item F.1.b, Supplemental Science Center Activities PowerPoint
  • Agenda Item F.2 Stock Assessment Planning for 2011-2012 Groundfish Fishery Decision Making
    • Agenda Item F.2.a, Attachment 1 Table 1. Possible Schedule for West Coast Groundfish Assessments in 2009 and Beyond
    • Agenda Item F.2.a, Attachment 2 Draft Terms of Reference for the Groundfish Stock Assessment and Review Process for 2009-2010
    • Agenda Item F.2.a, Attachment 3 Draft SSC Terms of Reference for Groundfish Rebuilding Analysis
    • Agenda Item F.2.b, Supplemental Stock Assessment Options PowerPoint
    • Agenda Item F.2.c, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item F.2.d, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item F.2.e, Supplemental Public Comment
  • Agenda Item F.3 Preliminary Review of Exempted Fishing Permits (EFP) for 2009
    • Agenda Item F.3.a, Attachment 1 Application for an EFP sponsored by Steve Fosmark entitled, “Evaluation of an epibenthic trolled longline to selectively catch chilipepper rockfish (Sebastes goodei)”
    • Agenda Item F.3.a, Attachment 2 Application for Issuance of an EFP to Fish Trawl Permits with Longline, Trap, Pot, and Hook-and-line Gear in a Community Based Fishing Association off the Central California Coast
    • Agenda Item F.3.a, Attachment 3 Application for an EFP sponsored by the Recreational Fishing Alliance and the Golden Gate Fishermen€™s Association Entitled, “Recreational Rockfish Catch Composition in the Rockfish Conservation Area Using Gear-Based Harvest Controls”
    • Agenda Item F.3.a, Attachment 4 Application for an EFP sponsored by the Recreational Fishing Alliance Entitled, “Oregon Recreational Yellowtail Rockfish EFP”
    • Agenda Item F.3.a, Attachment 5 Application for an EFP sponsored by Gerald Mikell Entitled, “Request for Experimental Fisheries Permit for Yellowtail Rockfish”
    • Agenda Item F.3.a, Attachment 6 Application for an EFP sponsored by the Recreational Fishing Alliance and the Golden Gate Fishermen€™s Association Entitled, “Recreational Flatfish Catch Composition in the Area Around and Seaward of the Rockfish Conservation Area”
    • Agenda Item F.3.a, Supplemental Attachment 7 Bycatch Amounts Proposed by the EFP Proposals
    • Agenda Item F.3.c, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item F.3.c, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item F.3.c, Supplemental EC Report
    • Agenda Item F.3.d, Supplemental Public Comment on Exempted Fishing Permits
  • Agenda Item F.4 Tentative Adoption of 2009-2010 Groundfish Harvest Specifications, Management Measures, and Rebuilding Plan Revisions
    • Agenda Item F.4.a, Attachment 1 Excerpted Portions of the Preliminary Draft Environmental Impact Statement on Proposed Acceptable Biological Catch and Optimum Yield Specifications and Management Measures for the 2009-2010 Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery (DEIS)
    • Agenda Item F.4.a, Supplemental Attachment 2 Preliminary Draft Chapter 4 of the 2009-10 Groundfish Harvest Specifications and Management Measures EIS; Appending Agenda Item F.4.a, Attachment 1
    • Agenda Item F.4.a, Supplemental Attachment 3 Rebuilding Consequences of Delaying the Yelloweye Rockfish Ramp-Down and Maintaining an OY of 17 mt in 2010
    • Agenda Item F.4.b, CDFG Report Yelloweye Rockfish Recreational Harvest Guideline Catch-Sharing Options for the 2009-2010 Regulatory Specifications and Implications for the California Recreational Fishery
    • Agenda Item F.4.b, CDFG Report 2 Practical Range of Management Specification Options for California€™s 2009-2010 Commercial and Recreational Groundfish Fisheries
    • Agenda Item F.4.b, Supplemental CDFG Report 3 Revisions to Chapter 2 and Chapter 4 for the 2009-2010 California Recreational Fishery Management Measures
    • Agenda Item F.4.b, Supplemental CDFG Report 4 Changes to Commercial RCA Lines
    • Agenda Item F.4.b, Supplemental ODFW Report ODFW Report Summarizing Public Comment Received Regarding 2009-2010 Commercial and Recreational Groundfish Management Measures
    • Agenda Item F.4.b, Supplemental ODFW Report 2
    • Agenda Item F.4.b, Supplemental ODFW Report 3
    • Agenda Item F.4.b, Supplemental NMFS Report Response to Request for Spatial Analysis of NWFSC Groundfish Bottom Trawl Survey and Observer Program Data for Canary and Yelloweye Rockfish
    • Agenda Item F.4.b, Supplemental WDFW Report 1
    • Agenda Item F.4.b, Supplemental WDFW Report 2
    • Agenda Item F.4.b, Supplemental Tribal Report (Quileute Tribe)
    • Agenda Item F.4.c, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item F.4.c, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item F.4.d, Public Comments
    • Agenda Item F.4.d, Supplemental Public Comments 2
    • Agenda Item F.4.d, Supplemental Public Comments 3 (Items Received at Meeting)
  • Agenda Item F.5 Consideration of Inseason Adjustments
    • Agenda Item F.5.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item F.5.d, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item F.5.e, Public Comment
  • Agenda Item F.6 Amendment 20 Trawl Rationalization Alternatives
    • Agenda Item F.6.a, Attachment 1 Trawl Rationalization Decision Points
    • Agenda Item F.6.a, Supplemental Attachment 2 Public Testimony for Agenda Item F.6, (Public Encouraged to Assemble Panels)
    • Agenda Item F.6.a, Alternatives Goals, Objectives, and Alternatives, Excerpts from Chapters 1, 2, and 6 of the EIS
    • Agenda Item F.6.b, Analysis – Chapters 4 & 10 Excerpts from the Analysis, Chapters 4 and 10
    • Agenda Item F.6.b, Analysis – Appendices Excerpts from the Analysis, Appendices A (excerpts), B, and C
    • Agenda Item F.6.b, Supplemental Analysis
    • Agenda Item F.6.b, Supplemental Analysis Overview PowerPoint Presentations
    • Agenda Item F.6.b, GAC Meeting Presentation
    • Agenda Item F.6.c, GAC Report Groundfish Allocation Committee Report on Amendment 20: Trawl Rationalization Alternatives
    • Agenda Item F.6.d, TIQC Report Trawl Individual Quota Committee Report on Amendment 20: Trawl Rationalization Alternatives
    • Agenda Item F.6.d, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item F.6.d, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item F.6.d, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item F.6.d, Supplemental EC Report
    • Agenda Item F.6.e, Public Comment
    • Agenda Item F.6.e, Supplemental Public Comment 2
    • Agenda Item F.6.e, Supplemental Public Comment 3
    • Agenda Item F.6.e, Supplemental Public Comment 4
    • Agenda Item F.6.e, Supplemental Public Comment 5
    • Agenda Item F.6.e, Supplemental Public Comment 6
    • Agenda Item F.6.e, Supplemental Public Comment 7
    • Agenda Item F.6.e, Supplemental Public Comment 8
    • Agenda Item F.6.e, Supplemental Public Comment 9
    • Agenda Item F.6.f, Supplemental WDFW Motions
    • Agenda Item F.6.f, Supplemental WDFW Attachment 1
  • Agenda Item F.7 Council Clarification of Tentatively Adopted 2009-2010 Groundfish Harvest Specifications, Management Measures, and Rebuilding Plan Revisions (If Needed)
  • Agenda Item F.8 Final Consideration of Inseason Adjustments
  • Agenda Item F.9 Final Adoption of 2009-2010 Groundfish Harvest Specifications, Management Measures, and Rebuilding Plan Revisions
    • Agenda Item F.9.a, Supplemental Economic Analysis Preliminary Economic Analysis of the 2009-10 Groundfish Spex Management Alternatives
    • Agenda Item F.9.b, Supplemental WDFW Report
    • Agenda Item F.9.b, Supplemental WDFW Report 2
    • Agenda Item F.9.b, Supplemental CDFG Report
    • Agenda Item F.9.b, Supplemental ODFW Report
    • Agenda Item F.9.b, Supplemental Tribal Report (Makah)
    • Agenda Item F.9.b, Supplemental Tribal Report 2
    • Agenda Item F.9.b, Supplemental Quinault Tribal Comments
    • Agenda Item F.9.c, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item F.9.c, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item F.9.c, Supplemental GMT Report 2

G. Coastal Pelagic Species Management

  • Agenda Item G.1 Pacific Mackerel Management for 2008-2009
    • Agenda Item G.1.a, Attachment 1 Draft Status of the Pacific Coast Coastal Pelagic Species Fishery and Recommended Acceptable Biological Catches €” Stock Assessment and Fishery Evaluation 2008 (Electronic Copy on Council Briefing Book CD and Website Only)
    • Agenda Item G.1.b, Attachment 1 Pacific Mackerel (Scomber japonicus) Stock Assessment for U.S. Management in the 2008-2009 Season
    • Agenda Item G.1.b, Supplemental NMFS PowerPoint (E. Dorval)
    • Agenda Item G.1.c, CPSMT Report
    • Agenda Item G.1.c, CPSAS Report
    • Agenda Item G.1.c, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item G.1.d, Public Comment
    • Agenda Item G.1.d, Supplemental Public Comment 2

H. Habitat

  • Agenda Item H.1 Current Habitat Issues
    • Agenda Item H.1.a, Attachment 1 Draft Letter to Minerals Management Service
    • Agenda Item H.1.a, Supplemental REVISED Attachment 1 Draft Letter to Minerals Management Service
    • Agenda Item H.1.a, Supplemental REVISION 2 of Attachment 1 Draft Letter to Minerals Management Service
    • Agenda Item H.1.a, Supplemental Attachment 2 State of California Letters on Wave Energy
    • Agenda Item H.1.b, Supplemental HC Report

I. Marine Protected Areas

  • Agenda Item I.1 Review of Rationale for Marine Protected Areas in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
    • Agenda Item I.1.b, Attachment 1 April 23, 2008 Cover Letter From Mr. Paul Michel to Dr. Donald McIsaac
    • Agenda Item I.1.b, Attachment 2 April 15, 2008 Letter From Mr. Paul Michel to the MBNMS SAC Regarding Clarification on the Authority and Scientific Justification for Moving Forward With MPA Planning
    • Agenda Item I.1.b, Attachment 3 Draft Decision Process and Timeline for MBNMS consideration of MPAs
    • Agenda Item I.1.b, Attachment 4 Concepts for a Process to Move Ahead with MPAs in the MBNMS
    • Agenda Item I.1.c, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item I.1.c, Supplemental HC Report
    • Agenda Item I.1.c, Supplemental SAS Report
    • Agenda Item I.1.e, Attachment 1 May 21, 2008 Cover Letter from Mr. Emerson to Mr. Donald Hansen Presenting Analyses Conducted on Behalf of ACFS
    • Agenda Item I.1.e, Attachment 2 Comments of Dr. Ray Hilborn on the MPA Proposal by MBNMS
    • Agenda Item I.1.e, Attachment 3 May 8, 2008 Letter From Mr. Walsh Regarding Legal Review of MPA Authority Under the MSA and NMSA
    • Agenda Item I.1.e, Attachment 4 ACFS Opinion Poll of California Residents on Fishery Management
    • Agenda Item I.1.e, Attachment 5 ACFS Comments on Public Opinion Regarding MPAs
    • Agenda Item I.1.e, Attachment 6 ACFS Comments on MBNMS Research Needs
    • Agenda Item I.1.e, Attachment 7 May 21, 2008 Letter in Support of the MPA Process in MBNMS From Mr. Ed Cassano, Deputy Director, Center for the Future for the Oceans, Monterey Bay Aquarium
    • Agenda Item I.1.e, Attachment 8 May 21, 2008 Letter for the California Wetfish Producers Association in Support of the ACFS and Its Findings and Documentation
    • Agenda Item I.1.e, Supplemental Public Comment
    • Agenda Item I.1.e, Supplemental Public Comment 2

Ancillary Meetings (links are to agendas)

Various technical and administrative committees, advisory bodies, work groups, and state delegations will meet throughout the week.

  • Ancillary A Groundfish Management Team (GMT)
  • Ancillary B Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC)
    • Ancillary B, Draft April 2008 SSC Minutes
  • Ancillary C Budget Committee (BC)
  • Ancillary D Groundfish Advisory Subpanel (GAP)
  • Ancillary E Enforcement Consultants (EC)
  • Ancillary F Habitat Committee (HC)

General Information

  • General Information Chair’s Reception, Driving Directions, Hotel Information, Restaurant Information
  • Tax Exempt Form – Crowne Plaza Must also show proper I.D.

Informational Reports

  • Informational Report 1 Letter to Chairman Hansen from NMFS Regarding Most Recent Stock Assessment for North Pacific Albacore
  • Informational Report 2 NOAA Proposes Rule to Prevent Commercial Harvesting of Krill (News Release)
  • Informational Report 3 Press Release from Pacific Salmon Commission – New Bilateral Agreement
  • Informational Report 4 Letter to Dr. McIsaac from Stephen R. Gittings, Regarding PFMC Input on the OCNMS Condition Reports
  • Supplemental Informational Report 5 State Marine Protected Areas Along North Central Coast of California to be Considered by the California Fish and Game Commission
  • Supplemental Informational Report 6 Thinking Long-Term on Salmon Recovery
  • Supplemental Informational Report 7 Letter to Dr. McIsaac from Mr. Rodney McInnis Regarding the Proposed 2009 List of Fisheries

September 2008 Briefing Book

A. Call to Order

  • Agenda Item A.4 September 7-12 Council Meeting Agenda and Schedule of Ancillary Meetings

B. Open Comment Period

  • Agenda Item B.1 Open Comment Period (Josh Churchman)
  • Agenda Item B.1 Supplemental Open Comment Period 2 (FVOA)
  • Agenda Item B.1 Supplemental Open Comment Period 3 (NRDC)
  • Agenda Item B.1 Supplemental Open Comment Period 4 (Stephen B. Scheiblauer)
  • Agenda Item B.1 Supplemental Open Comment Period 5 (Port Orford Ocean Resource Team)
  • Agenda Item B.1 Supplemental Open Comment Period 6 (Clatsop County [Oregon] Board of Commissioners)
  • Agenda Item B.1 Supplemental Open Comment Period 7 (Dr. Usha Varanasi, WCGA PowerPoint)
  • Agenda Item B.1 Supplemental Open Comment Period 8 (Jerry Thon)

C. Administrative Matters

  • Agenda Item C.1 Future Council Meeting Agenda and Workload Planning
    • Agenda Item C.1.a, Attachment 1 Draft Preliminary Three-Meeting Outlook for the Pacific Council
    • Agenda Item C.1.a, Attachment 2 Draft Preliminary Proposed Council Meeting Agenda, November 1-7, 2008, San Diego, California
    • Agenda Item C.1.a, Attachment 3 Schedule of Trawl Rationalization Amendment Hearings
    • Agenda Item C.1.a, Supplemental Attachment 4 Draft Preliminary Three-Meeting Outlook for the Pacific Council
    • Agenda Item C.1.a, Supplemental Attachment 5 Preliminary Proposed Council Meeting Agenda, November 1-7, 2008, San Diego, California
    • Agenda Item C.1.a, Supplemental Attachment 6 Draft Preliminary Proposed Council Meeting Agenda, March 7-13, 2009, Seattle, Washington
    • Agenda Item C.1.a, Supplemental Attachment 7 Council Work Load Priorities September 15, 2008 Through November 7, 2008
    • Agenda Item C.1.a, Supplemental Attachment 8 PFMC Council Meeting Schedule (Proposed Dates for 2009)
    • Agenda Item C.1.b, Supplemental Habitat Committee Report
  • Agenda Item C.2 Process for Council Approval of Regulations Implementing Council Recommendations (“Deeming Process”)
    • Agenda Item C.2.a, Attachment 1 Example Amendment to Council Operating Procedure 1 General Council Meeting Operations
    • Agenda Item C.2.b, Supplemental NOAA GC Comments (On Screen)
  • Agenda Item C.3 Update and Communication of Research and Data Needs
    • Agenda Item C.3.a, Attachment 1 Public Review Draft, Research and Data Needs, 2008
    • Agenda Item C.3.a, Attachment 2 National Marine Sanctuary Program Comments
    • Agenda Item C.3.b, STT Report
    • Agenda Item C.3.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item C.3.b, Supplemental SAS Report
  • Agenda Item C.4 Legislative Matters
    • Agenda Item C.4.a, Attachment 1 S. 3314, National Oceans Protection Act of 2008
    • Agenda Item C.4.a, Attachment 2 H.R. 21, Oceans Conservation, Education, and National Strategy for the 21st Century Act (Electronic Copy Only on Briefing Book CD and Web)
    • Agenda Item C.4.a, Attachment 3 September 18, 2007 Letter to U.S. Representative Young from the Eight Regional Fishery Management Council Chairs regarding H.R. 21
    • Agenda Item C.4.a, Attachment 4 October 5, 2007 Letter to U.S. Representative Young from the Council Executive Director Regarding H.R. 21
    • Agenda Item, C.4.a, Attachment 5 National Marine Sanctuary Act
    • Agenda Item, C.4.a, Attachment 6 H.R. 6537, Sanctuary Enhancement Act of 2008
    • Agenda Item C.4.a, Attachment 7 Draft Council Position Statement on NMSA Reauthorization and Related Ecosystem-Based Fishery Management
    • Agenda Item C.4.b, Supplemental LC Report
    • Agenda Item C.4.c, Supplemental HMSAS Report
  • Agenda Item C.5 Implementation of the Magnuson-Stevens Reauthorization Act
    • Agenda Item C.5.a, Supplemental Attachment 1 Letter to NMFS from GMFMC Providing Comments on National Standard 1 Guidelines
    • Agenda Item C.5.a, Supplemental Attachment 2 Letter to Mark R. Millikin from the NPFMC Regarding Comments on the Proposed Rule on Revising the Guidelines to National Standard 1 and ACLs
    • Agenda Item C.5.b, Attachment 1 Proposed Rule to Implement the New MSRA Requirements and Revise the Guidelines for National Standard 1 (73 FR 32562)
    • Agenda Item C.5.b, Attachment 2 NMFS Notice of Extension of the Public Comment Period for Revisions to National Standard 1 Guidelines to September 22, 2008 (73 FR 47125)
    • Agenda Item C.5.b, Supplemental Attachment 3 Federal Register Notice, NMFS Withdraws a Proposed Rule for Revisions to National Standard 1
    • Agenda Item C.5.c, STT Report
    • Agenda Item C.5.c, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item C.5.c, Supplemental HMSAS Report
    • Agenda Item C.5.c, Supplemental SAS Report
    • Agenda Item C.5.c, Supplemental CPSMT Report
    • Agenda Item C.5.c, Supplemental CPSAS Report
    • Agenda Item C.5.c, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item C.5.c, Supplemental HMSMT Report
    • Agenda Item C.5.c, Supplemental GAP Report
  • Agenda Item C.7 Fiscal Matters
    • Agenda Item C.7.b, Supplemental Budget Committee Report
  • Agenda Item C.8 Membership Appointments and Council Operating Procedures
    • Agenda Item C.8.a, Supplemental Attachment 1 Proposed Amendment to COP 1
    • Agenda Item C.8.a, Supplemental EC Report

D. Salmon Management

  • Agenda Item D.1 Salmon Methodology Review
    • Agenda Item D.1.a, Attachment 1 Email to the Agencies From Chuck Tracy Dated July 16, 2008
    • Agenda Item D.1.b, NMFS Letter May 19 Letter from D. Robert Lohn to Coalition of Salmon Communities
    • Agenda Item D.1.c, STT Report Salmon Technical Team Report on Salmon Methodology Review
    • Agenda Item D.1.c, Supplemental SAS Report
    • Agenda Item D.1.c, Supplemental SSC Report
  • Agenda Item D.2 Progress Report on Causes of the 2008 Salmon Failure
    • Agenda Item D.2.a, Attachment 1 Biological Technical Meeting Announcement
    • Agenda Item D.2.b, Work Group Report Progress Report to the Pacific Fishery Management Council on Deliberations of the Scientific Working Group to Evaluate the Decline in Sacramento River fall Chinook and other West Coast Salmon
    • Agenda Item D.2.b, Supplemental WCSWG PowerPoint (Grimes/Stein)
    • Agenda Item D.2.d, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item D.2.d, Supplemental SAS Report
    • Agenda Item D.2.d, Supplemental HC Report
    • Agenda Item D.2.e, Public Comment
  • Agenda Item D.3 Central Valley Salmon Recovery Plan
    • Agenda Item D.3.a, Attachment 1 Co-Manager Draft CVRP (Executive Summary and Winter Chinook Stressor Matrix Only in Hard Copy; Full Version on CD and Web)
    • Agenda Item D.3.a, Attachment 2 Council Staff Comments On the Co-Manager Draft Central Valley Salmon Recovery Plan
    • Agenda Item D.3.b, Supplemental NMFS PowerPoint
    • Agenda Item D.3.c, Supplemental HC Report
    • Agenda Item D.3.d, STT Report Salmon Technical Team Report on the Central Valley Recovery Plan
    • Agenda Item D.3.d, Supplemental SAS Report

E. Pacific Halibut Management

  • Agenda Item E.1 Pacific Halibut Bycatch Estimate for IPHC Adoption
    • Agenda Item E.1.b, Supplemental NMFS Report
    • Agenda Item E.1.b, Supplemental NMFS PowerPoint
    • Agenda Item E.1.c, Supplemental SSC Report
  • Agenda Item E.2 Pacific Halibut Catch Apportionment Methodology
    • Agenda Item E.2.a, Attachment 1 IPHC News Release
    • Agenda Item E.2.b, Supplemental PFMC Representative Report (Phil Anderson)
    • Agenda Item E.2.b, Supplemental SSC Report
  • Agenda Item E.3 Proposed Changes to Catch Sharing Plan and 2009 Annual Regulations
    • Agenda Item E.3.a, Attachment 1 2008 Pacific Halibut Catch Sharing Plan for Area 2A
    • Agenda Item E.3.b, Supplemental ODFW Report
    • Agenda Item E.3.b, Supplemental WDFW Report
    • Agenda Item E.3.c, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item E.3.d, Public Comment

F. Enforcement

  • Agenda Item F.1 Enforcement Activity Report

G. Habitat

  • Agenda Item G.1 Current Habitat Issues
    • Agenda Item G.1.b, Supplemental HC Report
    • Agenda Item G.1.d, Public Comment

H. Highly Migratory Species Management

  • Agenda Item H.1 National Marine Fisheries Service Report
    • Agenda Item H.1.a Southwest Region NMFS Report
    • Agenda Item H.1.b Southwest Fisheries Science Center Research Report
    • Agenda Item H.1.b, Supplemental SWFSC PowerPoint
  • Agenda Item H.2 Changes to Routine Management Measures for 2009-2010 Season
    • Agenda Item H.2.a, Attachment 1 August 11, 2008, letter from Rod McInnis to Donald K. Hansen
    • Agenda Item H.2.b, HMSMT Report
    • Agenda Item H.2.b, Supplemental HMSMT Report
    • Agenda Item H.2.b, Supplemental HMSAS Report
  • Agenda Item H.3 Fishery Management Plan Amendment 2: High Seas Shallow Set Longline Management
    • Agenda Item H.3.a, Attachment 1 Amendment 18 to the Fishery Management Plan for Pelagic Fisheries of the Western Pacific Region, Executive Summary (Full Document Included on Briefing Book CD-ROM and Website)
    • Agenda Item H.3.a, Attachment 2 July 17, 2008, Letter from James Balsiger to Donald McIsaac
    • Agenda Item H.3.a, Attachment 3 Notice of Intent to Prepare an EIS, Federal Register (73 FR 45965)
    • Agenda Item H.3.c, HMSMT Report
    • Agenda Item H.3.c, Supplemental HMSMT Report
    • Agenda Item H.3.c, Supplemental HMSAS Report
    • Agenda Item H.3.d Supplemental Public Comment
    • Agenda Item H.3.d Supplemental Public Comment 2
    • Agenda Item H.3.d Supplemental Public Comment 3

I. Groundfish Management

  • Agenda Item I.1 Consideration of Inseason Adjustments
    • Agenda Item I.1.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item I.1.c, Supplemental CDFG Report
    • Agenda Item I.1.c, Supplemental NMFS Report
    • Agenda Item I.1.d, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item I.1.d, Supplemental EC Report
    • Agenda Item I.1.e, Supplemental Public Comment
    • Agenda Item I.1.e, Supplemental Public Comment 2
    • Agenda Item I.1.e, Supplemental Public Comment 3
    • Agenda Item I.1.f, Supplemental Dale Myer Motion (On Screen)
  • Agenda Item I.2 Groundfish Essential Fish Habitat Review Process
    • Agenda Item I.2.a, Attachment 1 Council Operating Procedure 22
    • Agenda Item I.2.a, Supplemental Attachment 2 Council Operating Procedure 22
    • Agenda Item I.2.b, Supplemental EFHRC Report
  • Agenda Item I.3 National Marine Fisheries Service Report
    • Agenda Item I.3.a, Attachment 1 Federal Register Notices Published Since the Last Council Meeting
    • Agenda Item I.3.a, Attachment 2 Closure of the 2008 Pacific Whiting Fisheries
    • Agenda Item I.3.d, Supplemental Public Comment
  • Agenda Item I.4 Fishery Management Plan Amendment 22: Open Access License Limitation
    • Agenda Item I.4.a, Attachment 1 Errata and Draft Environmental Assessment (Updated) for Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan Amendment 22: Conversion of the Open Access Fishery to Federal Permit Management
    • Agenda Item I.4.a, Attachment 2 Description of Amendment 22: Open Access from Pacific Fishery Management Council Website
    • Agenda Item I.4.a, Attachment 3 Proposed Open Access Groundfish Fishery Conversion to Limited Entry and Permit Implementation Schedule
    • Agenda Item I.4.a, Supplemental Attachment 4 Proposed Open Access Fishery Permit Program: Groundfish Plan Amendment 22
    • Agenda Item I.4.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item I.4.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item I.4.b, Supplemental ODFW Report
    • Agenda Item I.4.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item I.4.c, Supplemental GAC Report July 9-10, 2008 Groundfish Allocation Committee Highlights
    • Agenda Item I.4.c, Public Comment
    • Agenda Item I.4.c, Supplemental Public Comment 2
    • Agenda Item I.4.c, Supplemental Public Comment 3
    • Agenda Item I.4.d, Supplemental ODFW Motion (On Screen)
  • Agenda Item I.5 Stock Assessment Planning for 2011-2012 Groundfish Fishery Decision Making
    • Agenda Item I.5.a, Attachment 1 Draft Terms of Reference for the Groundfish Stock Assessment and Review Process for 2009-2010. (This draft contains the edits as presented at the June, 2008 Council meeting in Foster City, California.)
    • Agenda Item I.5.a, Attachment 2 Proposed Language for the Draft Terms of Reference (Attachment 1) Defining the Content and Use of Data Reports in Future Management Decision-Making
    • Agenda Item I.5.a, Attachment 3 Draft Proposed 2009 STAR Panel Schedule
    • Agenda Item I.5.a, Supplemental Attachment 4 Council Staff/NMFS Responsibilities for STAR Panel Process
    • Agenda Item I.5.c, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item I.5.c, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item I.5.d, Supplemental Public Comment
  • Agenda Item I.6 Final Adoption of Exempted Fishing Permits for 2009
    • Agenda Item I.6.a, Attachment 1 Application for an EFP Sponsored by Steve Fosmark Entitled, “Evaluation of an Epibenthic Trolled Longline to Selectively Catch Chilipepper Rockfish (Sebastes goodei)”
    • Agenda Item I.6.a, Attachment 2 Application for Issuance of an EFP to Fish Trawl Permits with Longline, Trap, Pot, and Hook-and-line Gear in a Community Based Fishing Association off the Central California Coast
    • Agenda Item I.6.a, Attachment 3 Application for an EFP Sponsored by the Recreational Fishing Alliance and the Golden Gate Fishermen’s Association Entitled, “Recreational Rockfish Catch Composition in the Rockfish Conservation Area Using Gear-Based Harvest Controls”
    • Agenda Item I.6.a, Attachment 4 List of Requested Changes and Application for an EFP Sponsored by the Recreational Fishing Alliance Entitled, “Oregon Recreational Yellowtail Rockfish EFP”
    • Agenda Item I.6.a, Attachment 5 Application for an EFP Sponsored by the Recreational Fishing Alliance and the Golden Gate Fishermen’s Association Entitled, “Recreational Flatfish Catch Composition Within Defined Areas of the Rockfish Conservation Area”
    • Agenda Item I.6.a, Attachment 6 Report on RFA/GGFA Deepwater Rockfish EFP
    • Agenda Item I.6.a, Supplemental Attachment 7 Morro Bay/Port San Luis EFP Progress Report
    • Agenda Item I.6.a, Supplemental Attachment 8 Requested Change to the Fosmark EFP for Chilipepper Rockfish
    • Agenda Item I.6.a, Supplemental Attachment 9 Morro Bay/Port San Luis EFP Harvest Planning Information
    • Agenda Item I.6.a, Supplemental Attachment 10 RFA EFP Terms and Conditions
    • Agenda Item I.6.a, Supplemental Attachment 11
    • Agenda Item I.6.c, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item I.6.c, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item I.6.d, Supplemental Public Comment
    • Agenda Item I.6.d, Supplemental Public Comment 2
    • Agenda Item I.6.d, Supplemental Public Comment 3
  • Agenda Item I.7 Final Consideration of Inseason Adjustments (If Necessary)
    • Agenda Item I.7.b, Supplemental GMT Report

Ancillary Meetings (links are to agendas)

Various technical and administrative committees, advisory bodies, work groups, and state delegations will meet throughout the week.

  • Ancillary A Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC)
    • Ancillary A Draft June 2008 SSC Minutes
  • Ancillary B Budget Committee (BC)
  • Ancillary C Legislative Committee (LC)
  • Ancillary D Enforcement Consultants (EC)
  • Ancillary E Groundfish Advisory Subpanel (GAP)
  • Ancillary F Groundfish Management Team (GMT)
  • Ancillary G Highly Migratory Species Advisory Subpanel (HMSAS)
  • Ancillary H Highly Migratory Species Management Team (HMSMT)
  • Ancillary I Habitat Committee (HC)
  • Ancillary J Essential Fish Habitat Review Committee (EFHRC)

General Information

  • General Information Chair’s Reception, Driving Directions, Hotel Information, Restaurant Information
  • Tax Exempt Form Must also show proper I.D.

Informational Reports

  • Informational Report 1 NOAA’s Regulation of Fishing in National Marine Sanctuaries
  • Informational Report 2 Pacific Fishery Management Council Comments on Revised Magnuson-Stevens Act NEPA Procedures, Proposed Rule (50 CFR Part 700)
  • Informational Report 3 West Coast Hydrokinetic Energy Projects
  • Supplemental Informational Report 4 Report on the 2008 Pacific Halibut Fisheries in Area 2A
  • Supplemental Informational Report 5 Letter to Chairman Hansen from Rodney McInnis Regarding NMFS Decision to Close the Directed Fishery for Pacific Sardine
  • Supplemental Informational Report 6 Status Report of the 2008 Ocean Salmon Fisheries Off Washington, Oregon, and California
  • Supplemental Informational Report 7 Presidential Appointments to the US Commission for the Conservation and Management of Highly Migratory Fish Stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean
  • Supplemental Informational Report 8 Proposed Critical Habitat Designation for the Threatened Southern Distinct Population Segment of North American Green Sturgeon

November 2008 Briefing Book

A. Call to Order

  • Agenda Item A.4 November 1-7 Council Meeting Agenda

B. Open Public Comment

  • Agenda Item B.1 Comments on Non-Agenda Items (Mr. Joe Nungaray)
  • Agenda Item B.1 Supplemental Comments on Non-Agenda Items (Mr. Bill James)

C. Pacific Halibut Management

  • Agenda Item C.1 Final Changes to Catch Sharing Plan and Annual Regulations for 2009
    • Agenda Item C.1.a, Attachment 1 2008 Pacific Halibut Catch Sharing Plan For Area 2A
    • Agenda Item C.1.a, Attachment 2 Fall 2008 Council Newsletter Excerpt
    • Agenda Item C.1.b, Supplemental NMFS Report
    • Agenda Item C.1.b, Supplemental NMFS Report 2
    • Agenda Item C.1.b, Supplemental ODFW Report
    • Agenda Item C.1.b, Supplemental WDFW Report
    • Agenda Item C.1.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item C.1.b, Supplemental Tribal Comments
  • Agenda Item C.2 Pacific Halibut Catch Apportionment Methodology
    • Agenda Item C.2.a, Attachment 1 IPHC Apportionment Workshop Summary
    • Agenda Item C.2.a, Attachment 2 Legal Sized Halibut Removals Allocated to IPHC Catch Areas
    • Agenda Item C.2.b, Supplemental PFMC Representative Report

D. Salmon Management

  • Agenda Item D.1 Salmon Methodology Review
    • Agenda Item D.1.a, Attachment 1 Three Tests of a Potential Method for Development of a FRAM Sensitivity Analysis
    • Agenda Item D.1.a, Attachment 2 The Sacramento Index
    • Agenda Item D.1.a, Attachment 3 Preseason Report II Appendix D Sacramento River Fall Chinook Harvest Model
    • Agenda Item D.1.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item D.1.c, Supplemental STT Report
    • Agenda Item D.1.c, Supplemental MEW Report
    • Agenda Item D.1.c, Supplemental Tribal Comments
    • Agenda Item D.1.c, Supplemental SAS Report

E. Highly Migratory Species Management

  • Agenda Item E.1 National Marine Fisheries Service Report
    • Agenda Item E.1.a Southwest Region NMFS Report
    • Agenda Item E.1.b Attachment 1 Report of the Eighth Meeting of the International Scientific Committee for Tuna and Tuna-Like Species in the North Pacific Ocean, Plenary Session
    • Agenda Item E.1.b, Supplemental SWFSC PPT (Dr. Gary Sakagawa)
  • Agenda Item E.2 Council Recommendations to the WCPFC
    • Agenda Item E.2.a, Attachment 1 Report of the Northern Committee Fourth Regular Session
    • Agenda Item E.2.a, Attachment 2 Conservation and Management Measure 2005-03
    • Agenda Item E.2.b, Supplemental HMSMT Report
    • Agenda Item E.2.b, Supplemental HMSAS Report
  • Agenda Item E.3 Final Changes to Routine Management Measures for 2009-2010 Season
    • Agenda Item E.3.a, Attachment 1 Description of the Thresher Shark Management Measures Alternatives Adopted by the Council, September 2008
    • Agenda Item E.3.a, Attachment 2 CDFG Maps (Entire Version on Web and CD-ROM Only)
    • Agenda Item E.3.b, Supplemental HMSAS Report
    • Agenda Item E.3.b, Supplemental CDFG Report
    • Agenda Item E.3.b, Supplemental HMSMT Report
    • Agenda Item E.3.b, Supplemental EC Report
    • Agenda Item E.3.c, Public Comment
    • Agenda Item E.3.c, Supplemental Public Comment 2
    • Agenda Item E.3.c, Supplemental Public Comment 3
    • Agenda Item E.3.c, Supplemental Public Comment 4

F. Groundfish Management

  • Agenda Item F.1 Consideration of Inseason Adjustments
    • Agenda Item F.1.b, Supplemental GMT Report
  • Agenda Item F.2 National Marine Fisheries Service Report
    • Agenda Item F.2.a, Attachment 1 Federal Register Notices Published Since the Last Council Meeting
    • Agenda Item F.2.b, Supplemental NMFS Report
    • Agenda Item F.2.c, Supplemental WDFW Report
    • Agenda Item F.2.c, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item F.2.c, Supplemental EC Report
    • Agenda Item F.2.d, Supplemental Quileute Letter
  • Agenda Item F.3 Fishery Management Plan Amendment 20–Trawl Rationalization
    • Agenda Item F.3.a 2009 Schedule, Generalized Schedule of Trawl Rationalization Activities for 2009
    • Agenda Item F.3.a Supplemental Updated Reference Materials List
    • Agenda Item F.3.b Key Decisions
    • Agenda Item F.3.c Additional Analysis on Trawl Rationalization
    • Agenda Item F.3.c, Supplemental Additional Analysis (2)
    • Agenda Item F.3.c, Supplemental Additional Analysis (3)
    • Agenda Item F.3.c, Supplemental Analysis PPT 1
    • Agenda Item F.3.c, Supplemental Analysis PPT 2
    • Agenda Item F.3.c, Supplemental Analysis PPT 3
    • Agenda Item F.3.c, Attachment 1 Executive Summary and Chapters 1 and 2, Excerpted from “Rationalization of the Pacific Coast Groundfish Limited Entry Trawl Fishery, Decision Document for the November 2008 Pacific Fishery Management Council Meeting”
    • Agenda Item F.3.c, Attachment 2 Appendix A Analysis of Components, Elements and Options for the IFQ Alternative
    • Agenda Item F.3.c, Attachment 3 Appendix B Analysis of Components, Elements and Options for the Harvest Cooperative Alternative
    • Agenda Item F.3.d, Supplemental NOAA General Counsel Comments
    • Agenda Item F.3.d, Supplemental LAPP Guidelines (Entire Document On Web Only)
    • Agenda Item F.3.e, GAC Report
    • Agenda Item F.3.f, CDFG Report
    • Agenda Item F.3.f, WDFW Report
    • Agenda Item F.3.f, Supplemental IPHC Letter
    • Agenda Item F.3.f, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item F.3.f, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item F.3.f, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item F.3.f, Supplemental SAS Report
    • Agenda Item F.3.f, Supplemental EC Report
    • Agenda Item F.3.f, Supplemental Agency Comment (ONMS)
    • Agenda Item F.3.g, Hearing Schedule
    • Agenda Item F.3.g, Supplemental Public Hearing Report 1 (Olympia)
    • Agenda Item F.3.g, Supplemental Public Hearing Report 2 (Astoria)
    • Agenda Item F.3.g, Supplemental Public Hearing Report 3 (Newport)
    • Agenda Item F.3.g, Supplemental Public Hearing Report 4 (Eureka)
    • Agenda Item F.3.g, Supplemental Public Hearing Report 5 (Santa Cruz)
    • Agenda Item F.3.h, Public Comment
    • Agenda Item F.3.h, Supplemental Public Comment 2
    • Agenda Item F.3.h, Supplemental Public Comment 3
    • Agenda Item F.3.h, Supplemental Public Comment 4
    • Agenda Item F.3.h, Supplemental Public Comment 5
    • Agenda Item F.3.h, Supplemental Public Comment 6
    • Agenda Item F.3.h, Supplemental Public Comment 7
    • Agenda Item F.3.h, Supplemental Public Comment 8
    • Agenda Item F.3.h, Supplemental Public Comment 9
    • Agenda Item F.3.h, Supplemental Public Comment 10
    • Agenda Item F.3.h, Supplemental Public Comment 11
    • Agenda Item F.3.h, Supplemental Public Comment 12
    • Agenda Item F.3.h, Supplemental Public Comment 13
    • Agenda Item F.3.h, Supplemental Public Comment 14
    • Agenda Item F.3.h, Supplemental Public Comment 15
    • Agenda Item F.3.h, Supplemental Public Comment 16
    • Agenda Item F.3.h, Supplemental Public Comment 17
    • Agenda Item F.3.h, Supplemental Public Comment 18
    • Agenda Item F.3.h, Supplemental Public Comment 19
    • Agenda Item F.3.h, Supplemental Public Comment 20
    • Agenda Item F.3.i, Supplemental WDFW Motion Package 1 (Original)
    • Agenda Item F.3.i, Supplemental WDFW Motion Package 1 (As Amended)
    • Agenda Item F.3.i, Supplemental WDFW Motion Package 2 (Not Used)
  • Agenda Item F.4 Final Consideration of Inseason Adjustments (if Needed)

G. Coastal Pelagic Species Management

  • Agenda Item G.1 Stock Assessment Review (STAR) Panel Terms of Reference for 2009
    • Agenda Item G.1.b, Attachment 1 Terms of Reference for a Coastal Pelagic Species Stock Assessment Review Process, Review Draft
    • Agenda Item G.1.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item G.1.c CPSMT Report
  • Agenda Item G.2 Pacific Sardine Stock Assessment and Management Measures
    • Agenda Item G.2.b, Supplemental Attachment 1 Assessment of the Pacific Sardine Resource in 2008 for U.S. Management in 2009
    • Agenda Item G.2.b, Supplemental NMFS PPT 1 (Presentation by Drs. Vetter and Hill)
    • Agenda Item G.2.b, Supplemental NMFS PPT 2 (Presentation by Dr. Hill)
    • Agenda Item G.2.c, SSC CPS Subcommittee Report (not final, to be reviewed by the full SSC at the November Council meeting)
    • Agenda Item G.2.c, CPSMT Report
    • Agenda Item G.2.c, CPSAS Report
    • Agenda Item G.2.c, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item G.2.c, Supplemental CPSMT Report 2
    • Agenda Item G.2.d, Public Comment
    • Agenda Item G.2.d, Supplemental Public Comment 2

H. Administrative Matters

  • Agenda Item H.2 Fiscal Matters
    • Agenda Item H.2.b, Supplemental Budget Committee Report
  • Agenda Item H.3 Membership Appointments and Council Operating Procedures
    • Agenda Item H.3.a, Supplemental Attachment 1 Proposed Amendment to Council Operating Procedure 2 Clarifying Interim Appointments
  • Agenda Item H.4 Future Council Meeting Agenda and Workload Planning
    • Agenda Item H.4.a, Attachment 1 Draft Preliminary Three-Meeting Outlook for the Pacific Council
    • Agenda Item H.4.a, Attachment 2 Draft Preliminary “Year at a Glance Summary” of Council Meeting Agenda Topics and Council Floor Time Estimate
    • Agenda Item H.4.a, Attachment 3 Draft Preliminary Proposed Council Meeting Agenda, March 7-13, 2009, Seattle, Washington
    • Agenda Item H.4.a, Supplemental Attachment 4 Draft Preliminary Three-Meeting Outlook for the Pacific Council
    • Agenda Item H.4.a, Supplemental Attachment 5 2009 Pacific Council Workload Planning: Year at a Glance Summary
    • Agenda Item H.4.a, Supplemental Attachment 6 Draft Preliminary Proposed Council Meeting Agenda, March 7-13, 2009, Seattle, Washington
    • Agenda Item H.4.a, Supplemental Attachment 7 Draft Preliminary Proposed Council Meeting Agenda, April 3-9, 2009, Millbrae, California
    • Agenda Item H.4.a, Supplemental Attachment 8 Council Work Load Priorities November 10, 2008 through April 10, 2009
    • Agenda Item H.4.c, Supplemental Public Comment

Ancillary Meetings (links are to agendas)

Various technical and administrative committees, advisory bodies, work groups, and state delegations will meet throughout the week.

  • Ancillary A Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC)
    • Ancillary A Draft September 2008 SSC Minutes
  • Ancillary B Highly Migratory Species Advisory Subpanel (HMSAS)
  • Ancillary C Highly Migratory Species Management Team (HMSMT)
  • Ancillary D Budget Committee (BC)
  • Ancillary E Groundfish Advisory Subpanel (GAP)
  • Ancillary F Groundfish Management Team (GMT)
  • Ancillary G Enforcement Consultants (EC)

General Information

  • General Information Chair’s Reception, Driving Directions, Hotel Information, Restaurant Information
  • Tax Exempt Form – City of San Diego Must also show proper I.D.

Informational Reports

  • Informational Report 1 Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; National Standard 2 Guidelines; Visions for the National SSC Workshop
  • Informational Report 2 Preseason Salmon Management Schedule for 2009
  • Informational Report 3 Status Report of the 2008 Ocean Salmon Fisheries Off Washington, Oregon, and California
  • Informational Report 4 West Coast Hydrokinetic Energy Projects
  • Informational Report 5 Letter to President George W. Bush; Regarding Appointment of U.S. Commissioners to the WCPFC
  • Supplemental Informational Report 6 Scoping Report on Amendment 2 to the Fishery Management Plan for U.S. West Coast Fisheries for Highly Migratory Species to Authorize a Shallow-set Longline Fishery Seaward of the EEZ
  • Supplemental Informational Report 7 Upcoming Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) Meetings
  • Supplemental Informational Report 8 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission News Release: FERC Asserts Jurisdiction over Outer Continental Shelf Hydroelectric Projects

2008 newsletters

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2008 in brief

Salmon: In spring 2008 the Council adopted the most restrictive salmon season ever while the Council considered a Klamath River fall Chinook rebuilding strategy and ODFW studied reintroduction of salmon into the upper Klamath River basin. In November, PacifiCorp, the states, and the Federal government signed an agreement to remove the four lower Klamath dams. Meanwhile, the Secretary of Commerce opened the way for Federal salmon disaster assistance. NMFS scientists studied the cause of the decline, reporting to the Council in 2009.

Highly migratory species: An exempted fishing permit for a single longline vessel was approved in the spring, and the Council adopted and refined alternatives for the high seas shallow-set longline fishery. In June the Council looked at management measures for a recreational thresher shark fishery, and adopted an alternative to reduce thresher shark catches in September.

Groundfish: The Council planned new stock assessments for Bocaccio, widow, yelloweye, petrale, spiny dogfish, cabezon, and bronzespotted and greenspotted rockfish. A decision on intersector allocation was delayed until 2009. In September the Council adopted an alternative that would limit access to the directed open access sector of the groundfish fishery. (See March 2009 for final action).

In spring, the Council focused on tracking and monitoring provisions that would be part of the trawl rationalization program, and in June the Council adopted its preferred alternative for trawl rationalization. Hearings were scheduled in several coastal communities in October, and in November the Council voted to rationalize the groundfish trawl fishery.

Habitat/ecosystem: The Council coordinated with the Monterey Bay and Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuaries on their management strategies as Monterey Bay considered additional marine protected areas. The Habitat Committee focused on wave energy proposals and prepared a letter to the Minerals Management Service (now Bureau of Ocean Energy Management) on wave energy impacts. The Council commented on the Central Valley Recovery Plan in California.

Coastal pelagic species: The Council postponed a review of sardine allocation. Other than that, CPS management was routine.

Admin: President Obama was elected in November 2008, signaling a potential new direction for fisheries management. The MSA had been reauthorized in 2006, and the Councils and NMFS worked on implementing the new requirements, including new provisions to end overfishing. The Council reviewed new NMFS guidelines in September. The Council also reviewed its research and data needs document in June and adopted a final version in September.

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