March 2015 briefing book

A. Call to Order

B. Open Comment Period

C. Enforcement Issues

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

D. Habitat

E. Ecosystem Based Management

F. Salmon Management

G. Pacific Halibut Management

H. Highly Migratory Species Management

I. Administrative Matters

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

ANCILLARY AGENDAS

COMMITTEE AND ADVISORY BODY MEMOS

  • Ecosystem Memo: Ecosystem Advisory Subpanel, Ad Hoc Ecosystem Workgroup, and Interested Persons
  • Enforcement Memo: Enforcement Consultants
  • Highly Migratory Species Memo: Highly Migratory Species Advisory Subpanel, Highly Migratory Species Management Team, and Interested Persons
  • Salmon Memo: Salmon Advisory Subpanel, Salmon Technical Team, Model Evaluation Workgroup, and Interested Persons
  • SSC Memo: Scientific and Statistical Committee

Informational Reports, General Information, and Membership Roster

INFORMATIONAL REPORTS

GENERAL INFORMATION, BANQUET INFORMATION, MEMBERSHIP ROSTER

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

Briefing Books: 2014

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March 2014 Briefing Book

A. Call to Order

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

B. Open Comment Period

  • No written open comments were received for this meeting

C. Ecosystem Management

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

D. Groundfish Management

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

E. Habitat

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

F. Salmon Management

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

G. Pacific Halibut Management

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

H. Enforcement Issues

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

I. Coastal Pelagic Species Management

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

J. Administrative Matters

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

K. Highly Migratory Species Management

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

Informational Reports

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

Ancillary Meetings (Advisory Body and Committee Agendas)

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

Committee and Advisory Body Memos

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

General Information and Membership Roster

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

April 2014 Briefing Book

A. Call to Order

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

B. Habitat

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

C. Groundfish Management

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

D. Enforcement Issues

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

E. Open Comment Period

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

F. Salmon Management

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

G. Pacific Halibut Management

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

H. Coastal Pelagic Species Management

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

I. Ecosystem Management

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

J. Administrative Matters

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

Informational Reports

  • None received at the time of advance briefing book mailing

Ancillary Meetings (Advisory Body and Committee Agendas)

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

General Information and Membership Roster

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

June 2014 Briefing Book

A. Call to Order

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

B. Open Comment Period

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

C. Administrative Matters

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

D. Salmon Management

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

E. Highly Migratory Species Management

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

F. Groundfish Management

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

G. Coastal Pelagic Species Management

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

H. Habitat

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

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


September 2014 Briefing Book

A. Call to Order

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

B. Open Comment Period

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

C. Coastal Pelagic Species Management

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

D. Salmon Management

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

E. Enforcement Issues

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

F. Habitat

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

G. Highly Migratory Species Management

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

H. Ecosystem Based Management

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

I. Administrative Matters

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

J. Groundfish Management

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

K. Pacific Halibut Management

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

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

Ancillary Agendas

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

Committee and Advisory Body Memos

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

Informational Reports, General Information, and Membership Roster

Informational Reports

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

General Information

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

October 2014 Briefing Book (Emergency Meeting)

Meeting held via conference call and webinar

A. Call to Order

B. Groundfish Management


November 2014 Briefing Book

A. Call to Order

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

B. Open Comment Period

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

C. Administrative Matters

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

D. Habitat

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

E. Coastal Pelagic Species Management

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

F. Salmon Management

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

G. Pacific Halibut Management

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

H. Ecosystem Based Management

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

I. Highly Migratory Species Management

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

J. Groundfish Management

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

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

Ancillary Agendas

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

Committee and Advisory Body Memos

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

Informational Reports, General Information, and Membership Roster

Informational Reports

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

General Information, Banquet Information, Membership Roster

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

2014: Final preferred alternatives developed

In April 2014 the Council heard an update on the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission study on electronic monitoring, received a new draft analysis of alternatives, and reviewed exempted fishing permit (EFP) applications. The Council approved preliminary EFPs and asked that applicants consider resubmitting applications in June with certain alternations, mainly limiting the number of vessels involved and requiring up to 100 percent observer coverage. The Council also requested that the EFPs address how halibut viability assessments could be conducted without human observers, with the intention that halibut retention not be permitted.

In May 2014 the groundfish electronic monitoring committees met to discuss initial program alternatives and options that had been adopted for analysis. The Groundfish Electronic Monitoring Policy Advisory Committee (GEMPAC) revised and added some options for further Council consideration.

In June, the Council reviewed the draft analysis and modified some of the regulatory options. The Council also received four revised EFPs and recommended that National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) implement them for the whiting midwater trawl, non-whiting midwater trawl, fixed gear, and bottom trawl fisheries in 2015 and 2016. Specifically, the Council recommended the electronic monitoring EFPs be issued to test electronic monitoring in the fisheries on in limited capacity with some additional permit conditions.

In September 2014, the Council reviewed the draft analysis for regulatory development of the electronic monitoring program. It included the new options added by the Council in June. The Council reviewed the GEMPAC report and other advisory body reports, and picked its final preferred alternatives for an electronic monitoring program for all groundfish fisheries operating under the trawl catch shares program, contingent on review before final implementation.

To preserve the conservation and accountability aspects of the individual fishing quota program, the Council told NMFS that the electronic monitoring program must accurately capture discard events (i.e., whether discard has occurred), amount of discard (i.e., volume in weight and size of individual fish), disposition of discard (i.e., consider providing survivability credit for released fish, such as halibut), and rare events (e.g., catch and discard of rebuilding rockfish, by species).

In developing performance standards and accountability measures, the Council recommended NMFS consider the economic incentives to misreport or underreport catches and mortalities of overfished rockfish and Pacific halibut.

The Council noted that adequate enforcement, with strong consequences in place for violations, was key to success in ensuring compliance with the electronic monitoring program.

The preferred alternatives and options were tested using the EFPs. Testing began in the spring of 2015 and continued through 2018.

Briefing Books: 2013

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 2013 Briefing Book

A. Call to Order

  • Agenda Item A.3, Supplemental Attachment 1: February 2013 Council Coordination Committee Agenda
  • Agenda Item A.4: March 2013 Council Meeting Agenda

B. Open Comment

  • Agenda Item B.1.b, Supplemental Open Comment: Testimony of Jeff Lackey
  • Agenda Item B.1.b, Supplemental Open Comment 2: Midwater Trawlers Cooperative (Heather Mann)

C. Salmon Management

  • Agenda Item C.1: Review of 2012 Fisheries and Summary of 2013 Stock Abundance Forecasts
    • Review of 2012 Ocean Salmon Fisheries (Published February 2013)
    • Supplemental Preseason Report I: Stock Abundance Analysis and Environmental Assessment Part 1 for 2013 Ocean Salmon Fishery Regulations (Regulation Identifier Number 0648-XC438)
    • Agenda Item C.1.a, Attachment 1: Excerpts from Chapter 3 of the Pacific Coast Salmon Fishery Management Plan Updated Through Amendment 17
    • Agenda Item C.1.b, Supplemental SSC Report
  • Agenda Item C.2: Identification of Management Objectives and Preliminary Definition of 2013 Salmon Management Alternatives
    • Agenda Item C.2.a, Attachment 1: Guidance for Alternative Development and Assessment
    • Agenda Item C.2.a, Attachment 2: Emergency Changes to the Salmon FMP
    • Agenda Item C.2.a, Attachment 3: FR 97-22094: Policy Guidelines for the Use of Emergency Rules
    • Agenda Item C.2.c, Supplemental NMFS Report: Letter Summarizing NOAA Fisheries’ Consultation Standards and Guidance Regarding the Potential Effects of the 2013 Season on Listed Salmonid Species
    • Agenda Item C.2.c, Supplemental WDFW/Tribal Recommendations
    • Agenda Item C.2.c, Supplemental CRITFC Tribal Report
    • Agenda Item C.2.c, Supplemental Coastal Tribal Recommendations
    • Agenda Item C.2.c, Supplemental SAS Report: Proposed Initial Salmon Management Alternatives for 2013 Non-Indian Ocean Fisheries
  • Agenda Item C.3: NMFS Report (Salmon)
    • Agenda Item C.3.b, Attachment 1: December 11, 2012 letter from NMFS Assistant Regional Administrator Barry Thom regarding long-term salmon and steelhead recovery in the Columbia Basin
    • Agenda Item C.3.b, Attachment 2: February 5, 2013 letter from NMFS Regional Administrator William W. Stelle, Jr. to Council Chair Dan Wolford approving Amendment 17 to the Pacific Coast Salmon Fishery Management Plan
    • Agenda Item C.3.b, Supplemental Attachment 3: NOAA Technical Memorandum – California Coastal Chinook Salmon: Status, Data, and Feasibility of Alternative Fishery Management Strategies, Published December 2012
    • Agenda Item C.3.b, Supplemental Attachment 4: Letter to Dan Wolford from Rodney McInnis, Stating the SOC has Determined that the Sacramento River Fall Chinook Salmon Stock is Rebuilt
    • Agenda Item C.3.c, Supplemental NWFSC PowerPoint (Lawson)
    • Agenda Item C.3.c Supplemental NWFSC PowerPoint 2 (Fresh)
    • Agenda Item C.3.d, Supplemental SAS Report
    • Agenda Item C.3.d, Supplemental HC Report
  • Agenda Item C.4: Council Recommendations for 2013 Management Alternative Analysis
    • Agenda Item C.4.b, Supplemental STT Report
  • Agenda Item C.5: Further Council Direction for 2013 Management Alternatives
    • Agenda Item C.5.b, Supplemental STT Report: Initial Analysis of Preliminary Salmon Management Alternatives for 2013 Ocean Fisheries
  • Agenda Item C.6: Adoption of 2013 Management Alternatives for Public Review
    • Agenda Item C.6.b, Supplemental STT Report: Analysis of Preliminary Salmon Management Alternatives for 2013 Ocean Fisheries (March 11, 2013)
    • Agenda Item C.6.b, Supplemental Tribal Report: Testimony of the Columbia River Tribes
    • Agenda Item C.6.d, Supplemental Tribal Motion
  • Agenda Item C.7: Salmon Hearings Officers
    • Agenda Item C.7.a, Attachment 1: Schedule of Salmon Fishery Management Alternative Hearings

D. Coastal Pelagic Species Management

  • Agenda Item D.1: Exempted Fishing Permit for 2013 Northwest Aerial Sardine Survey
    • Agenda Item D.1.a, Attachment 1: Notice of Intent to Conduct EFP Activities
    • Agenda Item D.1.a, Attachment 2: West Coast Aerial Sardine Survey 2012 Application for Exempted Fishing Permit
    • Agenda Item D.1.a, Attachment 3: Addendum to West Coast Aerial Sardine Survey 2012 Application for Exempted Fishing Permit
    • Agenda Item D.1.a, Supplemental Attachment 4: Northwest Aerial Sardine Survey Tables 6 and 7
    • Agenda Item D.1.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item D.1.b, Supplemental CPSMT Report
    • Agenda Item D.1.b, Supplemental CPSAS Report

E. Habitat

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

F. Administrative Matters

  • Agenda Item F.1: Research Planning
    • Agenda Item F.1.a, Attachment 1: Research and Data Needs, Public Review Draft, 2013
    • Agenda Item F.1.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item F.1.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item F.1.b, Supplemental HC Report
    • Agenda Item F.1.b, Supplemental GAP Report
  • Agenda Item F.2: Approval of Council Meeting Minutes
    • Agenda Item F.2.a, Attachment 1: Draft Minutes: 214th Session of the Pacific Fishery Management Council (June 2012)
    • Agenda Item F.2.a, Attachment 2: Draft Minutes: 215th Session of the Pacific Fishery Management Council (September 2012)
  • Agenda Item F.3: Membership Appointments and Council Operating Procedures
    • Agenda Item F.3.a, Attachment 1: IPHC Management Strategy Evaluation Framework
  • Agenda Item F.4: Future Council Meeting Agenda and Workload Planning
    • Agenda Item F.4.a, Attachment 1: Pacific Council Workload Planning: Preliminary Year-at-a-Glance Summary
    • Agenda Item F.4.a, Attachment 2: Preliminary Proposed Council Meeting Agenda, April 5-11, 2013 in Portland, Oregon
    • Agenda Item F.4.a, Supplemental Attachment 3: Pacific Council Workload Planning: Preliminary Year-At-A-Glance Summary (as of March 2013)
    • Agenda Item F.4.a, Supplemental Attachment 4: Preliminary Proposed Pacific Council Meeting Agenda, April 5-11, 2013, Portland, OR
    • Agenda Item F.4.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item F.4.b, Supplemental STT Report
    • Agenda Item F.4.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item F.4.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item F.4.c, Supplemental Public Comment

G. Pacific Halibut Management

  • Agenda Item G.1: Report on the International Pacific Halibut Commission Meeting
    • Agenda Item G.1.a, Attachment 1: IPHC News Release
    • Agenda Item G.1.a, Attachment 2: 2013 Area 2A Pacific Halibut Allocations
    • Agenda Item G.1.b, IPHC Meeting Summary: Report on the 2013 International Pacific Halibut Commission Annual Meeting
    • Agenda Item G.1.c, Supplemental IPHC PowerPoint
  • Agenda Item G.2: Pacific Halibut Management South of Humbug Mountain
    • Agenda Item G.2.b, Attachment 1: Summary of the South of Humbug Pacific Halibut Policy Committee Meeting
  • Agenda Item G.3: Incidental Catch Recommendations for the Salmon Troll and Fixed Gear Sablefish Fisheries
    • Agenda Item G.3.a, Attachment 1: Summary of Pacific Halibut Incidental Catch Management
    • Agenda Item G.3.b, NMFS Report: National Marine Fisheries Service Report on Changes to Incidental Halibut Retention in the Salmon Troll and Sablefish Primary Fisheries
    • Agenda Item G.3.b, WDFW Report: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Report on Incidental Catch Recommendations for the Fixed Gear Sablefish Fisheries
    • Agenda Item G.3.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item G.3.b, Supplemental SAS Report

H. Groundfish Management

  • Agenda Item H.1: National Marine Fisheries Report (Groundfish)
    • Agenda Item H.1.b, Attachment 1: Federal Register Notices Published Since the Last Council Meeting
    • Agenda Item H.1.b, Supplemental Attachment 2: Federal Register Notice Dated March 5, 2013 Regarding Proposed Rule for 2013 Tribal Fishery For Pacific Whiting
    • Agenda Item H.1.c, Supplemental NMFS Science Center PowerPoint
  • Agenda Item H.2: Status Determination Criteria for Data-Moderate Stocks
    • Agenda Item H.2.a, Attachment 1: Draft Summary Minutes of the Data-Moderate Status Determination Webinar
    • Agenda Item H.2.b, Supplemental NWFSC PowerPoint (Hastie)
    • Agenda Item H.2.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item H.2.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item H.2.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item H.2.d, Supplemental WDFW Motion
  • Agenda Item H.3: Consideration of Inseason Adjustments, Including Carryover
    • Agenda Item H.3.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item H.3.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item H.3.c, Public Comment
  • Agenda Item H.4: Amendment 24 – Improvements to the Groundfish Management Process
    • Groundfish Amendment 24 Informational Briefing (Thursday, March 7); This informal briefing is provided by staff to help with understanding various issues and objectives associated with developing a new management process for groundfish fisheries under Amendment 24
    • Agenda Item H.4.a, Attachment 1: Groundfish Biennial Process Improvements, Including Amendment 24 (Summary Table)
    • Agenda Item H.4.a, Attachment 2: Initial Proposal (Proposed Action & Alternatives) for a 10-year (2015-2024) NEPA Evaluation of Establishing and Adjusting Groundfish Harvest Specifications (“Tier 1” NEPA Document), Council Staff White Paper
    • Agenda Item H.4.a, Supplemental Attachment 3: Recent History of Harvest Control Rules for Setting Annual Catch Limits/Optimum Yields and Considerations for Developing Default Harvest Control Rules
    • Agenda Item H.4.a, Supplemental Attachment 4: Amendment 24 Informational Briefing Presentation With Speakers Notes (Dr. Dahl)
    • Agenda Item H.4.b, Supplemental Ad Hoc Amendment 24 Workgroup Report
    • Agenda Item H.4.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item H.4.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item H.4.b, Supplemental GAP Report

I. Highly Migratory Species Management

  • Agenda Item I.1: National Marine Fisheries Service Report (Highly Migratory Species)
    • Agenda Item I.1.b, Attachment 1: NMFS Southwest Regional Office Update on Legal and Regulatory Activities
    • Agenda Item I.1.c, Attachment 1: NMFS Southwest Fisheries Science Center Report
    • Agenda Item I.1.c, Supplemental SWFSC PowerPoint (Vetter)
    • Agenda Item I.1.c, Supplemental SWFSC PowerPoint 2, (Chugey Sepulveda; with Video)
    • Agenda Item I.1.d, Supplemental HMSAS Report
  • Agenda Item I.2: Swordfish Management Report on Potential Changes to the Turtle Conservation Area and Take Limits
    • Agenda Item I.2.a, Attachment 1: PacFIN Landings Data Relevant to Proposed Pacific Leatherback Conservation Area (PLCA) Modification
    • Agenda Item I.2.a, Supplemental Attachment 2: Letter to Assemblymember Paul Fong (CA) from Rod McInnis Regarding Proposals to Modify the PLCA; North Pacific Swordfish Fact Sheet
    • Agenda Item I.2.b, NMFS Report
    • Agenda Item I.2.b, HMSMT Report
    • Agenda Item I.2.b, Supplemental HMSMT Report 2
    • Agenda Item I.2.b, Supplemental HMSMT Report 3
    • Agenda Item I.2.b, Supplemental HMSMT PowerPoint
    • Agenda Item I.2.b, Supplemental HMSAS Report
    • Agenda Item I.2.b, Supplemental EC Report
    • Agenda Item I.2.c, Public Comment (Full Version, Available on CD/Website Only)
    • Agenda Item I.2.c, Supplemental Public Comment 2
    • Agenda Item I.2.c, Supplemental Public Comment 3
    • Agenda Item I.2.c, Supplemental Public Comment 4
    • Agenda Item I.2.c, Supplemental Public Comment 5
    • Agenda Item I.2.c Supplemental Public Comment PowerPoint (Oceana)
    • Agenda Item I.2.d Supplemental Motion In Writing: To Provide Guidance on Potential Changes in the Boundaries and Timing of the Pacific Leatherback Turtle Conservation Area and Incidental Sea Turtle Take Limits for the Drift Gillnet Fishery
  • Agenda Item I.3: Recommendations for International Management Activities
    • Agenda Item I.3.a, Attachment 1: December 18, 2012, letter From Regional Administrator Michael Tosatto to Council Chair Dan Wolford
    • Agenda Item I.3.a, Attachment 2: November 20, 2012, letter from Executive Director Donald McIsaac to Kerri-Ann Jones, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Ocean and International Scientific Affairs, Department of State, and Eric Schwab, Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service
    • Agenda Item I.3.a, Attachment 3: December 11, 2012, letter from Assistant Secretary Kerri-Ann Jones to Dr. McIsaac
    • Agenda Item I.3.a, Attachment 4: December 26, 2012 letter from Acting Assistant Administrator Samuel Rauch III to Dr, McIsaac
    • Agenda Item I.3.a, Attachment 5: January 21, 2013, letter from Canadian Consul General Denis Stevens to Dr. McIsaac
    • Agenda Item I.3.a, Attachment 6: Report of the 2012 Intercessional Meeting of the International Scientific Committee for Tuna and Tuna-Like Species in the North Pacific Ocean Plenary Session, December 19-21 2012 Webinar
    • Agenda Item I.3.a Supplemental Attachment 7: Report to the Pacific Fishery Management Council on the Canada-United States Pacific Albacore Treaty Negotiations, February 13-14, 2013, Vancouver, B.C., Canada
    • Agenda Item I.3.a, Supplemental Attachment 8: Letter to Eric Schwaab and Kerri-Ann Jones, Dated June 26, 2012, Regarding U.S. – Canada Albacore Treaty Annex C Negotiations
    • Agenda Item I.3.b, Supplemental NMFS Report
    • Agenda Item I.3.b, Supplemental NMFS SWFSC PowerPoint: Activities of the ISC and Summary of the Pacific Bluefin Tuna Stock Assessment (Kohin)
    • Agenda Item I.3.b, Supplemental HMSMT Report
    • Agenda Item I.3.b, Supplemental HMSMT Report 2
    • Agenda Item I.3.b, Supplemental HMSAS Report
    • Agenda Item I.3.c, Public Comment: Washington Trollers Association, American Albacore Fishing Association, Kyle and Kathryn Vanderpool
    • Agenda Item I.3.c, Public Comment 2: American Albacore Fishermen and Stakeholders
    • Agenda Item I.3.c Supplemental Public Comment 3 (Chip Bissell, Includes Graphs)
    • Agenda Item I.3.c, Supplemental Public Comments 4 thru 18

J. Enforcement Issues

  • Agenda Item J.1: Current Enforcement Issues
    • Agenda Item J.1.b, USCG Report: January 16, 2013 Letter from Captain McAvoy
    • Agenda Item J.1.b, Supplemental USCG Report 2: Update on U.S. Commercial Fishing Industry Vessel Requirements
    • Agenda Item J.1.b, Supplemental USCG PowerPoint
    • Agenda Item J.1.c, NMFS Report: Division Enforcement Priorities for 2013-Draft
    • Agenda Item J.1.c, Supplemental EC Report
    • Agenda Item J.1.c, Supplemental GAP Report

Informational Reports

  • Supplemental Informational Report 1: California Fish and Game Commission Notice of Findings – White Shark

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 Subpanel (SAS) Agenda
  • Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) Agenda
    • DRAFT November 2012 SSC Minutes
  • SSC Economic Subcommittee Agenda
  • SSC Groundfish Subcommittee Agenda
  • Salmon Technical Team (STT) Agenda

Committee and Advisory Body Memos

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

General Information

  • General Information: Chair’s Reception, Driving Directions, Seating Chart, Hotel Information, Restaurant Information, Tax Exempt Form

Salmon Management Documents

  • Review of 2012 Ocean Salmon Fisheries (Published February 2013)
  • Supplemental Preseason Report I: Stock Abundance Analysis and Environmental Assessment Part 1 for 2013 Ocean Salmon Fishery Regulations (Regulation Identifier Number 0648-XC438)

April 2013 Briefing Book

A. Call to Order

  • Agenda Item A.4: April 2013 Council Meeting Agenda

B. Administrative Matters

  • Agenda Item B.1: Formalization of Council Decisions at the March 2013 Council Meeting
    • Agenda Item B.1.a, Attachment 1: Draft Voting Log, Pacific Fishery Management Council, 217th Meeting, March 2013
    • Agenda Item B.1.a, Attachment 2: Decision Summary Document, Pacific Fishery Management Council, March 7-11, 2013
  • Agenda Item B.2: Proposed Expansion of Cordell Bank and Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuaries
    • Agenda Item B.2.a, Attachment 1: Federal Register Notice regarding plans for expansion of National Marine Sanctuaries
    • Agenda Item B.2.b, Supplemental NMS Report: Informational Flyer Regarding Gulf of the Farallones and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuaries Proposed Northern Expansion (January 2013)
    • Agenda Item B.2.b Supplemental NMS PowerPoint (animation NOT included in this version)
    • Agenda Item B.2.c, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item B.2.c, Supplemental HC Report
    • Agenda Item B.2.d, Public Comment
    • Agenda Item B.2.d, Supplemental Public Comment 2 (Full Version With Signatories Electronic Only)
  • Agenda Item B.3: Ocean Observation Initiative Report
    • Agenda Item B.3.b, Supplemental OOI PowerPoint: NSF’s Ocean Observatories Initiative: Building Research Infrastructure for the Pacific Northwest and the Broader Community (Presented by Ed Dever)
  • Agenda Item B.4: Legislative Matters
    • Agenda Item B.4.a, Attachment 1: April 2013 Staff Summary of Federal Legislation
    • Agenda Item B.4.a, Attachment 2: Staff Summary of MSA Reauthorization Hearing
    • Agenda Item B.4.a, Attachment 3: Council Letter on HR 6362, the Revitalizing the Economy of Fisheries in the Pacific Act of 2012
    • Agenda Item B.4.b, Supplemental LC Report
    • Agenda Item B.4.c, Supplemental CPSAS Report
    • Agenda Item B.4.c, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item B.4.c, Supplemental HC Report
    • Agenda Item B.4.c, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item B.4.c, Supplemental GAP Report
  • Agenda Item B.5: Approval of Council Meeting Minutes
    • Agenda Item B.5.a, Attachment 1: Draft Minutes: 216th Session of the Pacific Fishery Management Council (November 2012)
  • Agenda Item B.6: Membership Appointments and Council Operating Procedures
  • Agenda Item B.7: Future Council Meeting Agenda and Workload Planning
    • Agenda Item B.7.a, Attachment 1: Pacific Council Workload Planning: Preliminary Year-at-a-Glance Summary
    • Agenda Item B.7.a, Attachment 2: Preliminary Proposed Council Meeting Agenda, June 20-25, 2013 in Garden Grove, California
    • Agenda Item B.7.a, Supplemental Attachment 3: Pacific Council Workload Planning: Preliminary Year-at-a-Glance Summary (dated April 11, 2013)
    • Agenda Item B.7.a, Supplemental Attachment 4: Preliminary Proposed Pacific Council Meeting Agenda, June 18-25, 2013 in Garden Grove, California
    • Agenda Item B.7.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item B.7.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item B.7.b, Supplemental SAS Report
    • Agenda Item B.7.c, Supplemental Public Comment

C. Open Comment

  • Agenda Item C.1, Open Comment 1: Announcement for the Briefing and Screening of “Ocean Frontiers” Hosted by Green Fire Productions, Sunday April 7
  • Agenda Item C.1, Supplemental Open Comment 2: Letter From Ocean Pacific Seafood Regarding the “Drift Net Swordfish Turtle Problem”
  • Agenda Item C.1, Supplemental Open Comment 3: Fisheries Rebuilding Report by the Natural Resources Defense Council
  • Agenda Item C.1, Supplemental Open Comment 4: Letter from Bill James on Behalf of Port San Luis Commercial Fishermen’s Association Regarding Requests for the Next Groundfish Spec Cycle 2015-2016

D. Groundfish Management

  • Agenda Item D.1: National Marine Fisheries Service Report (Groundfish)
    • Agenda Item D.1.b, Attachment 1: Federal Register Notices Published Since the Last Council Meeting
    • Agenda Item D.1.b, Supplemental Attachment 2: March 28, 2013 Federal Register Notice; Final Rule Reconsideration of Allocation of Whiting for the Pacific Coast Groundfish Trawl Rationalization Program
    • Agenda Item D.1.b, Supplemental Attachment 3: Pacific Dawn LLC Filing, March 29, 2013
    • Agenda Item D.1.c, Supplemental NMFS Science Center PowerPoint (Michelle McClure)
  • Agenda Item D.2: Status of the Rationalized Fishery
    • Agenda Item D.2.a, Supplemental Attachment 1: PFMC Webpage – Trawl Rationalization (Amendment 20) and Intersector Allocation (Amendment 21) Trailing Actions
    • Agenda Item D.2.b, Attachment 1: Whiting Mothership Cooperative: An Amendment 20 Mothership Catcher Vessel Cooperative Report on the 2012 Pacific Whiting Fishery
    • Agenda Item D.2.b, Attachment 2: Pacific Whiting Conservation Cooperative Amendment 20 Catcher/Processer Cooperative Final Annual Report 2012
    • Agenda Item D.2.b, Supplemental At-Sea Co-op PowerPoint: Whiting Mothership Cooperative
    • Agenda Item D.2.b Supplemental At-Sea Co-op PowerPoint: Why a Shorebased Whiting Risk Pool?
    • Agenda Item D.2.c, NMFS Office of Law Enforcement Report: TRAT Compliance Summary, 2012
    • Agenda Item D.2.c, Supplemental NMFS Report: Annual Catch Report for the West Coast Groundfish, Shorebased IFQ Program in 2012
    • Agenda Item D.2.c, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item D.2.d, Public Comment: Fort Bragg – Central Coast Risk Pool Annual Summary Report 2012
  • Agenda Item D.3: Stock Complex Assemblages
    • Agenda Item D.3.a, Attachment 1: Initial Proposal (Proposed Action, Alternatives, and Considerations) for Restructuring Groundfish Stock Complexes
    • Agenda Item D.3.a, Supplemental Agenda Item Overview PowerPoint: Considerations for Restructuring Groundfish Stock Complexes (DeVore/Cope)
    • Stock Complex Results in Graphical Form (PFMC FTP Site)
    • Agenda Item D.3.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item D.3.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item D.3.b, Supplemental GAP Report
  • Agenda Item D.4: Implementation of the 2013 Pacific Whiting Fishery Under the U.S.-Canada Pacific Whiting Agreement
    • Agenda Item D.4.a, Attachment 1: Full Version – Status of the Pacific hake (Whiting) stock in U.S. and Canadian Waters in 2013. (Full Version Available on Briefing Book Website and CD Only)
    • Agenda Item D.4.b, JMC Report: March 19, 2013 Letter from the Joint Management Committee Detailing Their Recommendations on the 2013 Total Allowable Catch of Pacific Whiting
    • Agenda Item D.4.c, Supplemental NMFS Report: Categorical Exclusion Determination Under NEPA for Rule to Establish an Interim 2013 Tribal Whiting Allocation
    • Agenda Item D.4.c, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item D.4.c, Supplemental GAP Report
  • Agenda Item D.5: Consider Barotrauma Device Mortality Rates
    • Agenda Item D.5.b, GMT Report: Groundfish Management Team Report on Proposed Discard Mortality for Cowcod, Canary Rockfish, and Yelloweye Rockfish Released Using Descending Devices in the Recreational Fishery
    • Agenda Item D.5.b, Supplemental ODFW Report: Incorporation of discard mortality for rockfish released with descending devices into management of Oregon recreational fisheries
    • Agenda Item D.5.b, Supplemental WDFW Report: Proposed Implementation of Council Approve Mortality Estimates for Yelloweye and Canary Rockfish Released With Descending Devices
    • Agenda Item D.5.b, Supplemental CDFW Report: Accounting for Use of Descending Devices in the California Recreational Fishery
    • Agenda Item D.5.b, REVISED Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item D.5.b Supplemental GMT PowerPoint: Proposed Mortality Estimates Reflecting the Use of Descending Devices in the Recreational Fishery
    • Agenda Item D.5.b, Supplemental GMT Report 2
    • Agenda Item D.5.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item D.5.c, Supplemental Public Comment PowerPoint (Ken Franke)
  • Agenda Item D.6: Groundfish Essential Fish Habitat Synthesis Report and Request for Proposals
    • Agenda Item D.6.a, Attachment 1: Request for Proposals to Modify Essential Fish Habitat for Pacific Coast Groundfish
    • Agenda Item D.6.b, NMFS Synthesis Report: Groundfish Essential Fish Habitat Synthesis Report. (Available on Briefing Book Website and CD Only)
    • Agenda Item D.6.b, Supplemental NMFS Report: User Guide and Conclusions: Groundfish Essential Fish Habitat Synthesis Report
    • Agenda Item D.6.b Supplemental NMFS Synthesis Report 2: APPENDICES to NMFS Groundfish EFH Synthesis Report (Available on Briefing Book Website Only)
    • Agenda Item D.6.b, Supplemental NMFS PowerPoint: Synthesis – Groundfish Essential Fish Habitat Information (McClure/Wakefield)
    • Agenda Item D.6.c, Supplemental EFHRC Report
    • Agenda Item D.6.c, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item D.6.c, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item D.6.c, Supplemental HC Report
    • Agenda Item D.6.c, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item D.6.d, Public Comment 1
    • Agenda Item D.6.d, Public Comment 2
    • Agenda Item D.6.d, Supplemental Public Comment 3
  • Agenda Item D.7: Trawl Rationalization Trailing Actions – Electronic Monitoring Regulatory Process
    • Agenda Item D.7.a, Attachment 1: Terms of Reference for the Pacific Council Workshop on Electronic Monitoring for Vessels Participating in the Groundfish Trawl Catch Share Program
    • Agenda Item D.7.a, Attachment 2: Trawl Rationalization Goals and Objectives and Provisions for Tracking and Monitoring
    • Agenda Item D.7.b, EM Workshop Report: Trawl Catch Share Program Electronic Monitoring Workshop Report
    • Agenda Item D.7.b, Supplemental EM Workshop PowerPoint (Seger)
    • Agenda Item D.7.c, PSMFC Report 1: Electronic Monitoring Program: Review of the 2012 Season
    • Agenda Item D.7.c, PSMFC Report 2: Electronic Monitoring Program: Plan for the 2013 Season
    • Agenda Item D.7.c, Supplemental PSMFC Videos (Link goes to FTP Site for Two Videos submitted by PSMFC, Large Files
    • Agenda Item D.7.d, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item D.7.d, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item D.7.d, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item D.7.d, Supplemental EC Report
    • Agenda Item D.7.e, Supplemental Public Comment
  • Agenda Item D.8: Consideration of Inseason Adjustments
    • Agenda Item D.8.b, Supplemental WDFW Report
    • Agenda Item D.8.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item D.8.b, Supplemental GAP Report

E. Salmon Management

  • Agenda Item E.1: Tentative Adoption of 2013 Ocean Salmon Management Measures for Analysis
    • Preseason Report II: Proposed Alternatives and Environmental Assessment Part 2 for 2013 Ocean Salmon Fishery Regulations; Regulation Identifier Number 0648-XC438
    • Agenda Item E.1.a, Attachment 1: Emergency Changes to the Salmon FMP
    • Agenda Item E.1.a, Attachment 2: FR 97-22094: Policy Guidelines for the Use of Emergency Rules
    • Agenda Item E.1.c, Supplemental Public Hearing Report 1 (Westport)
    • Agenda Item E.1.c, Supplemental Public Hearing Report 2 (Coos Bay)
    • Agenda Item E.1.c, Supplemental Public Hearing Report 3 (Eureka)
    • Agenda Item E.1.f, Supplemental SAS Report: Proposed Salmon Management Measures for Tentative Adoption (April 6, 2013)
    • Agenda Item E.1.f, Supplemental NMFS Report
    • Agenda Item E.1.f, Supplemental Yurok Tribal Comments
    • Agenda Item E.1.f, Supplemental Hoopa Valley Tribe Report
    • Agenda Item E.1.f, Supplemental CRITFC Tribal Report
    • Agenda Item E.1.f, Supplemental Tribal PowerPoint (Ellis): Snake River Fall Chinook A Success Story: Presentation to the Pacific Fishery Management Council
    • Agenda Item E.1.f, Supplemental EC Report
    • Agenda Item E.1.g, Public Comment
    • Agenda Item E.1.g, Supplemental Public Comment 2
    • Agenda Item E.1.g, Supplemental Public Comment 3
    • Agenda Item E.1.g, Supplemental Public Comment 4
    • Agenda Item E.1.h, Supplemental Tribal Statement: Tentative Adoption of 2013 Management Measures
  • Agenda Item E.2: Clarify Council Direction on 2013 Management Measures
    • Agenda Item E.2.b, Supplemental NMFS Report: Letter to Don McIsaac From Bob Turner Regarding Recommended Language for 2013 Salmon Fisheries as it Relates to NOAA Fisheries’ Consideration of Inseason Actions
    • Agenda Item E.2.b, Supplemental STT Report: Preliminary Analysis of Tentative 2013 Ocean Salmon Fishery Management Measures (April 7, 2013)
  • Agenda Item E.3: Salmon Amendment 18 – Essential Fish Habitat Revisions
    • Agenda Item E.3.b, NMFS Report: EFH and ESA Section 10(j) Issues
    • Agenda Item E.3.b, Supplemental NMFS Report 2: Additional Alternatives for Consideration
    • Agenda Item E.3.b, Supplemental HC Report
    • Agenda Item E.3.c, Supplemental Public Comment
  • Agenda Item E.4: Final Action on 2013 Management Measures
    • Agenda Item E.4.b, Supplemental STT Report: Analysis of Tentative 2013 Ocean Salmon Fishery Management Measures, April 10, 2013
    • Agenda Item E.4.b, Supplemental NMFS Report
    • Agenda Item E.4.b, Supplemental Tribal Report (CRITFC)
    • Agenda Item E.4.b, Supplemental Tribal Report 2
  • Agenda Item E.5: Methodology Review Process and Preliminary Topic Selection for 2013
    • Agenda Item E.5.b, REVISED Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item E.5.b, Supplemental MEW Report
    • Agenda Item E.5.b, Supplemental STT Report
    • Agenda Item E.5.b, Supplemental SAS Report
    • Agenda Item E.5.b, Supplemental Tribal Report
  • Agenda Item E.6: Council Guidance on Columbia Basin Situation Assessment
    • Agenda Item E.6.a, Attachment 1: December 11, 2012 Letter from Mr. Barry A. Thom Regarding the Columbia Basin Assessment
    • Agenda Item E.6.b, Supplemental HC Report
    • Agenda Item E.6.b, Supplemental SAS Report

F. Habitat

  • Agenda Item F.1: Current Habitat Issues
    • Agenda Item F.1.a, Attachment 1: Council Letter to the Department of the Interior
    • Agenda Item F.1.b, Supplemental HC Report
    • Agenda Item F.1.c, Supplemental SAS Report
    • Agenda Item F.1.c, Supplemental SAS Report 2

G. Pacific Halibut Management

  • Agenda Item G.1: Final Incidental Catch Regulations for Salmon Troll and Fixed Gear Sablefish Fisheries
    • Agenda Item G.1.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item G.1.b, Supplemental SAS Report
    • Agenda Item G.1.c, Public Comment
    • Agenda Item G.1.c, Supplemental Public Comment 2

H. Ecosystem Based Management

  • Agenda Item H.1: Final Fishery Ecosystem Plan
    • Agenda Item H.1.a, Attachment 1: Public Review Draft Pacific Coast Fishery Ecosystem Plan for the U.S. Portion of the California Current Large Marine Ecosystem (Available on Briefing Book Website and CD Only)
    • Agenda Item H.1.a, Attachment 2: Public Review Draft Ecosystem Initiatives Appendix to the Pacific Coast Fishery Ecosystem Plan (Available on Briefing Book Website and CD Only)
    • Agenda Item H.1.b, Habitat Committee Report
    • Agenda Item H.1.b, CPSMT Report
    • Agenda Item H.1.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item H.1.b, Supplemental EAS Report
    • Agenda Item H.1.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item H.1.b, Supplemental HMSMT Report
    • Agenda Item H.1.c, Public Comment
    • Agenda Item H.1.c, Supplemental Public Comment 2 (Full Version With Signatories Electronic Only)
    • Agenda Item H.1.c, Supplemental Public Comment 3
    • Agenda Item H.1.d, Supplemental WDFW Motion

I. Coastal Pelagic Species Management

  • Agenda Item I.1: Pacific Sardine Harvest Parameters Workshop
    • Agenda Item I.1.a, Attachment 1: Terms of Reference
    • Agenda Item I.1.b, Attachment 1: Report of the Pacific Sardine Harvest Parameters Workshop, February 2013
    • Agenda Item I.1.b, Attachment 2: Initial Analyses Related to Evaluating Parameter Value Choices for Pacific Sardine
    • Agenda Item I.1.b, Attachment 3: Table 4.2.5-1 from CPS FMP Control Rule Options
    • Agenda Item I.1.b, Supplemental Attachment 4: Initial Analyses Related to Evaluating Parameter Value Choices for Pacific Sardine, Additional Sensitivity Analyses
    • Agenda Item I.1.b Supplemental Workshop and Risk Assessment PowerPoint: (Andre Punt)
    • Agenda Item I.1.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item I.1.c, Supplemental CPSMT Report
    • Agenda Item I.1.c, Supplemental CPSAS Report
    • Agenda Item I.1.d, Supplemental Public Comment
    • Agenda Item I.1.d, Supplemental Public Comment 2
  • Agenda Item I.2: Coastal Pelagic Species – Shifting Sardine Fishery Start Date
    • Agenda Item I.2.b, CPSMT/CPSAS Report
    • Agenda Item I.2.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item I.2.b, Supplemental CPSAS Report
    • Agenda Item I.2.b, Supplemental CPSMT Report

J. Enforcement Issues

  • Agenda Item J.1: Regulations for Vessel Monitoring System Declarations
    • Agenda Item J.1.a, Attachment 1: Vessel Monitoring Program: Revisions of the Enhanced Mobile Transmitter Unit Reimbursement Program
    • Agenda Item J.1.a, Attachment 2: Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) Situation and Possible Solutions
    • Agenda Item J.1.a, Attachment 3: NMFS HMS Report for the March 2013 Council Meeting – Excerpt
    • Agenda Item J.1.b, Supplemental EC Report
    • Agenda Item J.1.b, Supplemental GAP and SAS Report

Ancillary Meetings (Advisory Body and Committee Agendas)

  • Coastal Pelagic Species Advisory Subpanel (CPSAS) Agenda
  • Coastal Pelagic Species Management Team (CPSMT) Agenda
  • Ecosystem Advisory Subpanel (EAS) Agenda
  • Enforcement Consultants (EC) Agenda
  • Essential Fish Habitat Review Committee (EFHRC) Agenda
  • Groundfish Advisory Subpanel (GAP) Agenda
  • Groundfish Management Team (GMT) Agenda
  • Habitat Committee (HC) Agenda
  • Legislative Committee (LC) Agenda
  • Model Evaluation Workgroup (MEW) Agenda
  • Salmon Advisory Subpanel (SAS) Agenda
  • Joint Session of the SAS and the STT (SAS/STT Joint Session Agenda)
  • Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) Agenda
  • SSC: Draft March 6-7, 2013 SSC Summary Minutes
  • SSC Economics Subcommittee Agenda
  • Salmon Technical Team (STT) Agenda

Committee and Advisory Body Memos

  • Coastal Pelagic Species Memo: Coastal Pelagic Species Management Team, Coastal Pelagic Species Advisory Subpanel, and Interested Persons
  • Enforcement Memo: Enforcement Consultants
  • Ecosystem Memo: Ecosystem Advisory Subpanel, Ecosystem Plan Development Team and Interested Persons
  • EFHRC Memo: Essential Fish Habitat Review Committee and Interested Persons
  • Groundfish Memo: Groundfish Advisory Subpanel, Groundfish Management Team, and Groundfish Interested Persons
  • Salmon Memo: Salmon Advisory Subpanel, Salmon Technical Team, Model Evaluation Workgroup and Interested Persons
  • SSC Memo: Scientific and Statistical Committee

General Information

  • General Information: Chair’s Reception, Driving Directions, Seating Chart, Hotel Information, Restaurant Information, Tax Exempt Form

Salmon Management Documents

  • Preseason Report II: Proposed Alternatives and Environmental Assessment Part 2 for 2013 Ocean Salmon Fishery Regulations; Regulation Identifier Number 0648-XC438

June 2013 Briefing Book

A. Call to Order

  • Agenda Item A.3: Executive Director’s Report
    • Agenda Item A.3, Attachment 1: Columbia Basin Salmon Recovery Situation Assessment: Interview Questions and Process Backgrounder
  • Agenda Item A.4: June 2013 Council Meeting Agenda

B. Open Comment Period

  • Agenda Item B.1, Open Comment 1: Letter to Dr. McIsaac From Dr. Werner Regarding Annual Peer Review of the Southwest Fisheries Science Center La Jolla Laboratory
  • Agenda Item B.1, Open Comment 2: Letter from WFOA Regarding Alternative to Marine Stewardship Council Certification
  • Agenda Item B.1, Open Comment 3: Letter from Wild Oceans Regarding Forage Fish Status Indicator for the California Current Ecosystem
  • Agenda Item B.1, Supplemental Open Comment 4: NOAA’s Draft Northwest Region Saltwater Recreational Fishing Action Agenda
  • Agenda Item B.1, Supplemental Open Comment 5: Letter to USCG From Weil & Associates, Regarding Foreign Fishing Vessel Admeasurement
  • Agenda Item B.1.a, Supplemental GMT Report
  • Agenda Item B.1.a, Supplemental HMSAS Report

C. Administrative Matters

  • Agenda Item C.1: Reports on Managing Our Nation’s Fisheries 3 Conference and the Council Coordination Committee Meeting
    • Agenda Item C.1.a, Attachment 1: MONF3 Press Release
    • Agenda Item C.1.a, Attachment 2: Detailed Agenda from the Managing Our Nation’s Fisheries 3 Conference
    • Agenda Item C.1.a, Attachment 3: Summary of Findings from the Managing Our Nation’s Fisheries 3 Conference
    • Agenda Item C.1.a, Attachment 4: Draft Decision Summary Document, 2013 Annual Council Coordination Committee Meeting, May 6, 9-10, 2013, Washington, District of Columbia
  • Agenda Item C.2: Approval of Council Meeting Minutes
    • Agenda Item C.2.a, Attachment 1: Draft March 2013 Minutes: 217th Session of the Pacific Fishery Management Council
  • Agenda Item C.3: Legislative Matters
    • Agenda Item C.3.a, Attachment 1: June 2013 Staff Summary of Federal Legislation
    • Agenda Item C.3.a, Supplemental Attachment 2: Survey on Sustainability Certification for U.S. Harvested Seafood
    • Agenda Item C.3.b, Supplemental LC Report
  • Agenda Item C.4: Coastal Marine Spatial Planning Update
    • Agenda Item C.4.a, Attachment 1: Final National Ocean Policy Implementation Plan (Available on Briefing Book Website and CD Only)
    • Agenda Item C.4.a, Attachment 2: Marine Planning Fact Sheet
    • Agenda Item C.4.b, Supplemental CMSP Overview PowerPoint
    • Agenda Item C.4.c, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item C.4.c, Supplemental HC Report
  • Agenda Item C.5: Fiscal Matters
    • Agenda Item C.5.b, Supplemental Budget Committee Report
  • Agenda Item C.6: Membership Appointments and Council Operating Procedures
    • Agenda Item C.6.a, Attachment 1: Management Strategy Advisory Board Membership
    • Agenda Item C.6.a, Attachment 2: Draft Council Operating Procedure 3 – Plan, Technical, and Management Teams
    • Agenda Item C.6.a, Attachment 3: Draft Terms of Reference for the Pacific Coast Groundfish and Endangered Species Work Group
    • Agenda Item C.6.a, Supplemental Attachment 4: CDFW Designees
    • Agenda Item C.6.a, Supplemental Attachment 5: NOAA News Release, Commerce Announces 2013 Regional Fishery Council Appointments
    • Agenda Item C.6.a, Supplemental Attachment 6: Composition of Ecosystem Advisory Bodies
  • Agenda Item C.7: Future Council Meeting Agenda and Workload Planning
    • Agenda Item C.7.a, Attachment 1: Pacific Council Workload Planning: Preliminary Year-at-a-Glance Summary
    • Agenda Item C.7.a, Attachment 2: Preliminary Proposed Council Meeting Agenda, September 12-17, 2013 in Boise, Idaho
    • Agenda Item C.7.a, Supplemental Attachment 3: Pacific Council Workload Planning: Preliminary Year-at-a-Glance Summary
    • Agenda Item C.7.a, Supplemental Attachment 4: Preliminary Proposed Pacific Council Meeting Agenda, September 12-17, 2013 in Boise, Idaho
    • Agenda Item C.7.b, NMFS Report: Sam Rauch Letter Regarding NMFS Furlough Dates
    • Agenda Item C.7.b, Supplemental OIG Sablefish LAPP Questions
    • Agenda Item C.7.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item C.7.b, Supplemental HMSAS Report

D. Highly Migratory Species Management

  • Agenda Item D.1: NMFS Report on Highly Migratory Species
    • Agenda Item D.1.b, NMFS Report
    • Agenda Item D.1.b, Supplemental NMFS Report 2: Letter to Chairmen Wolford and Palacios, From Rodney R. McInnis, Regarding Outcomes of the 85th Meeting of the IATTC
    • Agenda Item D.1.d, Supplemental HMSAS Report
  • Agenda Item D.2: U.S.-Canada Albacore Treaty Update
    • Agenda Item D.2.a, Attachment 1: Summary of April 16-17, 2013, Meeting Between the U.S. and Canada to Discuss Albacore Treaty Issues (Prepared by Council Staff)
    • Agenda Item D.2.b, Supplemental HMSAS Report
  • Agenda Item D.3: Preliminary Exempted Fisheries Permit Approval
  • Agenda Item D.4: Response to Pacific Bluefin Tuna Overfished Status
    • Agenda Item D.4.a, Attachment 1: April 8, 2013, Letter From Rodney McInnis, NMFS Southwest Region Administrator to Dan Wolford, Council Chair
    • Agenda Item D.4.a, Attachment 2: March 26, 2012, Letter from Executive Director, Donald McIsaac, to Deputy Assistant Secretary, David Balton
    • Agenda Item D.4.b, Supplemental HMSMT Report
    • Agenda Item D.4.b, Supplemental HMSMT Report 2
  • Agenda Item D.5: North Pacific Albacore Tuna Precautionary Management Framework
    • Agenda Item D.5.a, Attachment 1: Summary Report of the Eighth Regular Session of the WCPFC Northern Committee, Attachment E; North Pacific Albacore Reference Points, Requests to the International Scientific Committee for Tuna and Tuna-like Species in the North Pacific Ocean
    • Agenda Item D.5.b, HMSMT Report
    • Agenda Item D.5.b, Supplemental HMSMT Report 2
    • Agenda Item D.5.b, Supplemental HMSMT PowerPoint (Hughes)
    • Agenda Item D.5.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item D.5.b, Supplemental HMSAS Report

E. Enforcement Issues

  • Agenda Item E.1: Vessel Monitoring System and Declaration Regulations
    • Agenda Item E.1.a, Attachment 1: Need For Fishery Declarations For Active VMS Units
    • Agenda Item E.1.a, Attachment 2: NMFS Highly Migratory Species Report for the March, 2013 Council Meeting – Excerpt
    • Agenda Item E.1.b, EC Report: Enforcement Consultant Report on Vessel Monitoring System and Declaration Regulations
    • Agenda Item E.1.b, Supplemental HMSMT Report
    • Agenda Item E.1.b, Supplemental HMSAS Report
    • Agenda Item E.1.b, Supplemental GAP Report

F. Groundfish Management

  • Agenda Item F.1: NMFS Report (Groundfish)
    • Agenda Item F.1.b, Attachment 1: Federal Register Notices Published Since the Last Council Meeting
    • Agenda Item F.1.b, Supplemental NMFS Report: Draft Rulemaking Plan for 2013, Groundfish and Halibut
    • Agenda Item F.1.c, Supplemental Science Center PowerPoint
  • Agenda Item F.2: Status of the Rationalized Fishery
    • Agenda Item F.2.b, EDCP Report 1: Economic Data Collection Program Administration and Operations (Full Document Available on Briefing Book Website and CD Only)
    • Agenda Item F.2.b, EDCP Report 2: Economic Data Collection Program First Receiver and Shorebased Processor (Available on Briefing Book Website and CD Only)
    • Agenda Item F.2.b, EDCP Report 3: Economic Data Collection Program Catcher Vessel Report (Available on Briefing Book Website and CD Only)
    • Agenda Item F.2.b, EDCP Report 4: Economic Data Collection Program Catcher-Processor Report (Available on Briefing Book Website and CD Only)
    • Agenda Item F.2.b, EDCP Report 5: Economic Data Collection Program Mothership Report (Available on Briefing Book Website and CD Only)
    • Agenda Item F.2.b, Supplemental NWFSC PowerPoint (Lee/Steiner)
    • Agenda Item F.2.c, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item F.2.c, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item F.2.c, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item F.2.d, Public Comment: Letter from Dr. Hans Radtke
  • Agenda Item F.3: Mid-Water Recreational Fishery
    • Agenda Item F.3.b, ODFW Letter: ODFW Letter of Support
    • Agenda Item F.3.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item F.3.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item F.3.b, Supplemental EC Report
    • Agenda Item F.3.c, Holloway Proposal: Recreational Midwater Rockfish Fishery
  • Agenda Item F.4: Seabird Avoidance Regulations
    • Agenda Item F.4.b, Preliminary Draft EA: Measures to Minimize Take of Short-tailed Albatross in the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fisheries
    • Agenda Item F.4.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item F.4.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item F.4.b, Supplemental EC Report
  • Agenda Item F.5: Approve Stock Assessments
    • Agenda Item F.5.a, Attachment 1: Data-moderate Stock Assessments for Brown, China, Copper, Sharpchin, Stripetail, and Yellowtail Rockfishes and English and Rex Soles in 2013 (Entire Version on Briefing Book Website and CD Only)
    • Agenda Item F.5.a, Attachment 2: Pacific Coast Groundfish Stock Assessment Review (STAR) Panel Report for Data-Moderate Assessments
    • Agenda Item F.5.a, Attachment 3: Available Age and Length Composition Data for the Nine Data-Moderate Stocks Undergoing Assessment in 2013
    • Agenda Item F.5.a, Attachment 4: Status of the Darkblotched Rockfish Resource off the Continental U.S. Pacific Coast in 2013 (Entire Version on Briefing Book Website and CD Only)
    • Agenda Item F.5.a, Attachment 5: Darkblotched Rockfish Stock Assessment Review (STAR) Panel Report
    • Agenda Item F.5.a, Attachment 6: Status of the U.S. Petrale Sole Resource in 2012 (Entire Version on Briefing Book Website and CD Only)
    • Agenda Item F.5.a, Attachment 7: Petrale Sole Stock Assessment Review (STAR) Panel Report
    • Agenda Item F.5.a, Attachment 8: Status of Bocaccio, Sebastes paucispinis, in the Conception, Monterey and Eureka INPFC areas as evaluated for 2013 (Entire Version on Briefing Book Website and CD Only)
    • Agenda Item F.5.a, Attachment 9: Canary Rockfish Catch Report for 2011-12
    • Agenda Item F.5.a, Attachment 10: Pacific Ocean Perch Catch Report for 2011-12
    • Agenda Item F.5.a, Attachment 11: Yelloweye Rockfish Catch Report for 2011-12
    • 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.6: Trawl Rationalization Trailing Actions
    • Agenda Item F.6.a, Supplemental Agenda Item Overview PowerPoint (Seger)
    • Agenda Item F.6.a, Attachment 1: Electronic Monitoring – Objectives, Calendar, and Advisory Body Budget
    • Agenda Item F.6.a, Attachment 2: Initial Draft Whitepaper: Electronic Monitoring and Performance Standards
    • Agenda Item F.6.a, Supplemental Attachment 3: Unofficial Partial Transcripts from the April 2013 Council Meeting, Including Both Agenda Items D.7.f (Trawl Rationalization Trailing Actions – Electronic Monitoring Regulatory Process) and B.7.d (Future Meeting Agenda and Workload Planning)
    • Agenda Item F.6.b, WDFW Report: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Report on Trawl Rationalization Trailing Actions
    • Agenda Item F.6.b, PSMFC Report: Final Report, Electronic Monitoring Program: Review of the 2012 Season
    • Agenda Item F.6.b, Supplemental NMFS Report: Proposal to Review Pre- and Post-Trawl Rationalization Regulations
    • Agenda Item F.6.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item F.6.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item F.6.b, Supplemental GAP Report
  • Agenda Item F.7: Consideration of 2015-2016 and Beyond Harvest Specifications and Management Measures
    • Agenda Item F.7.a, Attachment 1: Draft Annotated Outline for the Harvest Specifications EIS
    • Agenda Item F.7.a, Attachment 2: Proposed Revisions to COP 9
    • Agenda Item F.7.a, Attachment 3: Schedule for Developing Groundfish Harvest Specifications and Management Measures
    • Agenda Item F.7.b, WDFW Report
    • Agenda Item F.7.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item F.7.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item F.7.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item F.7.b, Supplemental Tribal Comment
    • Agenda Item F.7.c, Supplemental Public Comment
  • Agenda Item F.8: Adopt Preliminary Stock Complex Aggregations
    • Agenda Item F.8.a, Attachment 1: Considerations for Restructuring West Coast Groundfish Stock Complexes: Preliminary Alternatives and Analyses
    • Agenda Item F.8.a, Supplemental Attachment 2: Figures and Tables Depicting At-Sea Hake and Recreational Fishery Catch and Effort Data for Slope Rockfish, Cartilaginous Fishes, and Roundfishes
    • Agenda Item F.8.b, GMT Report: Groundfish Management Team Report on Methods and Results That May Be Used to Evaluate Alternatives for Stock Complex Reorganization
    • Agenda Item F.8.b, ODFW Report: Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Report on the Oregon Commercial Sampling Program and Potential Changes to Species Complexes
    • Agenda Item F.8.b, Supplemental GMT Report 2
    • Agenda Item F.8.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item F.8.b, Supplemental GAP Report
  • Agenda Item F.9: Consideration of Inseason Adjustments
    • Agenda Item F.9.b, NMFS Letter 1: Surplus Carryover Decision
    • Agenda Item F.9.b, NMFS Report: Lingcod Surplus Carryover Option
    • Agenda Item F.9.b, NMFS Letter 2: RCA Recommendations for April 15-April 30
    • Agenda Item F.9.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item F.9.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item F.9.c, Supplemental Public Comment

G. Habitat

  • Agenda Item G.1: Current Habitat Issues
    • Agenda Item G.1.a, Supplemental Attachment 1: Draft Letter to the Northwest Power and Conservation Council
    • Agenda Item G.1.a, Attachment 2: Final letter to the Department of Interior
    • Agenda Item G.1.a, Attachment 3: Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Request for Information
    • Agenda Item G.1.a, Supplemental Attachment 4: Letter From the BOR in Response to PFMC’s April 24, 2013 Letter Recommending the DOI Provide Supplementary Flows To Prevent a Fish Die-Off in the Lower Klamath River
    • Agenda Item G.1.a, Supplemental Attachment 5: Oregon’s Comments Regarding Researching the Environmental Effects of Offshore Wind at the First U.S. Facilities
    • Agenda Item G.1.b, Supplemental HC Report
    • Agenda Item G.1.b, Supplemental GAP Report

H. Ecosystem Based Management

  • Agenda Item H.1: Ecosystem Based Management: Update List of Fisheries
    • Agenda Item H.1.b, Supplemental EPDT Report
    • Agenda Item H.1.b, Supplemental EPDT Report 2
    • Agenda Item H.1.b, Supplemental EPDT PowerPoint
    • Agenda Item H.1.b, Supplemental EAS Report
    • Agenda Item H.1.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item H.1.b, Supplemental CPSMT Report
    • Agenda Item H.1.b, Supplemental CPSAS Report
    • Agenda Item H.1.c, Public Comment
    • Agenda Item H.1.c, Supplemental Public Comment 2 (Includes Signatories to PEW Petition, Website Only)
    • Agenda Item H.1.c, Supplemental Public Comment 3

I. Coastal Pelagic Species Management

  • Agenda Item I.1: NMFS Report on CPS
    • Agenda Item I.1.b, Supplemental NMFS Report: Northern Anchovy MSY Letter
    • Agenda Item I.1.c, Supplemental Fisheries Science Center PowerPoint (Vetter)
    • Agenda Item I.1.d, Supplemental CPSMT Report
    • Agenda Item I.1.d, Supplemental CPSAS Report
    • Agenda Item I.1.e, Supplemental Public Comment PowerPoint (Oceana)
  • Agenda Item I.2: Pacific Mackerel Management Status and Management Measures
    • Agenda Item I.2.b, Attachment 1: 2011 Pacific Mackerel Assessment (Available on Briefing Book Website and CD Only)
    • Agenda Item I.2.b, Attachment 2: Pacific Mackerel Biomass Projection Estimate
    • Agenda Item I.2.b, Supplemental SWFSC PowerPoint (Hill)
    • Agenda Item I.2.c, Supplemental CPSMT Report
    • Agenda Item I.2.c, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item I.2.c, Supplemental CPSAS Report
  • Agenda Item I.3: Sardine Fishery Start Date and Management Schedule
    • Agenda Item I.3.b, CPSMT Report
    • Agenda Item I.3.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item I.3.b, Supplemental CPSMT Report 2
    • Agenda Item I.3.b, Supplemental CPSAS Report
  • Agenda Item I.4: Coastal Pelagic Species Management: Adjustment to Pacific Sardine Harvest Parameters
    • Agenda Item I.4.b, Attachment 1: Revised Analyses Related to Pacific Sardine Harvest Parameters
    • Agenda Item I.4.b, Supplemental Analyses Related to Sardine Harvest Parameters PowerPoint (Felipe Hurtado-Ferro)
    • Agenda Item I.4.c, Supplemental SWFSC Report
    • The Council requested a revised analysis report to be presented at the November 2013 Council meeting, after inclusion of correct temperature data. Based on that request, the Council decided to not entertain advisory body reports at this meeting
    • Agenda Item I.4.d, Public Comment
    • Agenda Item I.4.d, Supplemental Public Comment 2
    • Agenda Item I.4.d, Supplemental Public Comment 3
    • Agenda Item I.4.d, Supplemental Public Comment 4

Informational Reports

  • Informational Report 1: Memo to PFMC From NOAA Office of General Counsel Regarding Fisheries-Related Civil Prosecution Activity; January 1, 2013 – May 15, 2013
  • Informational Report 2: NMFS Office of Law Enforcement, Pacific Coast Enforcement Highlights (Northwest/Southwest Divisions) April 1, 2012 – March 31, 2013

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
  • Legislative Committee (LC) Agenda
  • Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) Agenda
    • April 2013 SSC Summary Minutes
  • SSC Groundfish Subcommittee Agenda

Committee and Advisory Body Memos

  • Coastal Pelagic Species Memo: Coastal Pelagic Species Management Team, Coastal Pelagic Species Advisory Subpanel, and Interested Persons
  • Enforcement Memo: Enforcement Consultants
  • Groundfish Memo: Groundfish Advisory Subpanel, Groundfish Management Team, and Groundfish Interested Persons
  • Salmon Memo: Salmon Advisory Subpanel, Salmon Technical Team, Model Evaluation Workgroup and Interested Persons
  • SSC Memo: Scientific and Statistical Committee
    • Statement of the SSC Economics and Groundfish Subcommittees’ Reviews Conducted in 2012-13 of Data and Models to be Used in the Socioeconomic Analysis for the 2015-16 Groundfish Biennial Specifications Process

General Information and Membership Roster

  • General Information: Chair’s Reception, Driving Directions, Hotel Information, Restaurant Information, Tax Exempt Form
  • Membership Roster: (Dated June 3, 2013); for the June 2013 Briefing Book

September 2013 Briefing Book

A. Call to Order

  • Agenda Item A.3, Supplemental Attachment 1: Letter to Michael Tosatto, PIRO, Regarding the Following Report “Pacific Fishery Management Council General Recommendations for the North Pacific Albacore Precautionary Management Framework Proposed by the Western and Central Pacific Commission Northern Committee”
  • Agenda Item A.3, Supplemental Attachment 2: Pacific Fishery Management Council General Recommendations for the North Pacific Albacore Precautionary Management Framework Proposed by the Western and Central Pacific Commission Northern Committee
  • Agenda Item A.3, Supplemental Attachment 3: Framework for a Precautionary Approach for North Pacific Albacore, Preliminary Draft Proposal, Version U.S. 2
  • Agenda Item A.3, Supplemental Attachment 4: Draft Northern Committee 9 Results Report
  • Agenda Item A.3 Supplemental NMFS Report: Northwest & Southwest Regional Offices’ Realignment: DRAFT Division Organizational Charts of the NMFS West Coast Regional Office
  • Agenda Item A.4: Proposed Detailed September 11-17, 2013 Agenda

B. Open Comment Period

  • Agenda Item B.1, Open Comment 1: American Albacore Fishing Association Paper on Biological Reference Points and Harvest Control Rules
  • Agenda Item B.1, Supplemental Open Comment 2: PowerPoint From TNC, California Central Coast RCA Study
  • Agenda Item B.1, Supplemental Open Public Comment 3: Proposal to the Pacific Fishery Management Council to Modify Groundfish EFH Designation, Conservation, and Enforcement (Oceana)

C. Enforcement Issues

  • Agenda Item C.1: Tri-State Enforcement Report
    • Agenda Item C.1.b Supplemental Tri-State Enforcement PowerPoint

D. Pacific Halibut Management

  • Agenda Item D.1: Pacific Halibut Bycatch Estimates
    • Agenda Item D.1.b, WCGOP Report: Pacific Halibut Bycatch in U.S. West Coast Groundfish Fisheries (2002-2012)
    • Agenda Item D.1.b, WCGOP Response to SSC: Supplemental Material for SSC Review of the NWFSC Observer Program Annual Report on Pacific Halibut Bycatch in the U.S. West Coast Groundfish Fisheries: Response to 2012 SSC Comments and Suggestions
    • Agenda Item D.1.b, WCGOP Request: Council Request for WCGOP Data
    • Agenda Item D.1.b, Trawl Survey Request: Council Request for the NWFSC Bottom Trawl Survey Data
    • Agenda Item D.1.b, Supplemental WCGOP Data: WCGOP Supplemental Data
    • Agenda Item D.1.b, Supplemental NWFSC PowerPoint: Pacific halibut bycatch in U.S. west coast groundfish fisheries (2002-2012) Jason Jannot
    • Agenda Item D.1.c, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item D.1.c, Supplemental GAP Report
  • Agenda Item D.2: 2014 Pacific Halibut Regulations
    • Agenda Item D.2.a, Attachment 1: 2013 Pacific Halibut Catch Sharing Plan for Area 2A
    • Agenda Item D.2.b, NMFS Report: Report on the 2013 Pacific Halibut Fisheries in Area 2A
    • Agenda Item D.2.b, ODFW Report: Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Report on Proposed Changes to the Pacific Halibut Catch Sharing Plan for the 2014 Fishery
    • Agenda Item D.2.b, WDFW Report: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Report on Proposed Changes to the Catch Sharing Plan and 2014 Annual Regulations
    • Agenda Item D.2.b Supplemental WDFW Report 2
    • Agenda Item D.2.b, CDFW Report: California Department of Fish and Wildlife Report on Proposed Changes to the 2014 Pacific Halibut Catch Sharing Plan
    • Agenda Item D.2.b, Supplemental CDFW Report 2
    • Agenda Item D.2.b Supplemental CDFW PowerPoint
    • Agenda Item D.2.b, Workgroup Report: South of Humbug Pacific Halibut Workgroup Preliminary Management Measures Analyses
    • Agenda Item D.2.b, Policy Committee Report: Summary of the South of Humbug Pacific Halibut Policy Committee Meeting
    • Agenda Item D.2.b, Supplemental IPHC Report
    • Agenda Item D.2.b, Supplemental SOH Workgroup/Policy Group PowerPoint (Mattes)
    • Agenda Item D.2.b Supplemental EC Report
    • Agenda Item D.2.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item D.2.c, Public Comment
    • Agenda Item D.2.c Supplemental Public Comment 2

E. Salmon Management

  • Agenda Item E.1: 2013 Salmon Methodology Review
    • Agenda Item E.1.a, Attachment 1: June 12, 2013 Email to the Agencies from Mike Burner Regarding Preliminary Topic Selection
    • Agenda Item E.1.a, Attachment 2: August 1, 2013 Letter From Dr. McIsaac to Mr. Will Stelle Regarding SRWC
    • Agenda Item E.1.b Supplemental NMFS Report
    • Agenda Item E.1.b, Supplemental MEW Report
    • Agenda Item E.1.b Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item E.1.b, Supplemental STT Report
    • Agenda Item E.1.b, Supplemental SAS Report
  • Agenda Item E.2: FMP Amendment 18; Update on EFH for Salmon
    • Agenda Item E.2.a, Supplemental PowerPoint on Amendment 18: – Update of Essential Fish Habitat (Griffin/Stadler)
    • Agenda Item E.2.a, Attachment 1: Draft Environmental Assessment and Initial Regulatory Impact Review – Pacific Coast Salmon Plan Amendment 18: Incorporating Revisions to Pacific Salmon Essential Fish Habitat (Electronic Only)
    • Agenda Item E.2.a, Attachment 2: Draft Appendix A to the Pacific Coast Salmon Fishery Management Plan: Identification and Description of Essential Fish Habitat, Adverse Impacts, and Recommended Conservation Measures for Salmon (Electronic Only)
    • Agenda Item E.2.a, Attachment 3: Pacific Salmon Amendment 18, Incorporating Changes to Essential Fish Habitat: Overview of Alternatives
    • Agenda Item E.2.a, REVISED Supplemental Attachment 4: FMP Strikethrough Language
    • Agenda Item E.2.c, Supplemental NMFS Report: Salmon EFH Notice and Comment Rulemaking
    • Agenda Item E.2.c Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item E.2.c, Supplemental SAS Report
    • Agenda Item E.2.c, Supplemental HC Report
    • Agenda Item E.2.e, Supplemental NMFS Motion in Writing (as shown on screen)
  • Agenda Item E.3: Lower Columbia River Double-Crested Cormorant Management Plan
    • Agenda Item E.3.a, Attachment 1: Cormorant EIS e-Newsletter
    • Agenda Item E.3.a, Attachment 2: Draft Report: Benefits to Columbia River Anadromous Salmonids from Potential Reductions in Predation by Double-Crested Cormorants Nesting at the East Sand Island Colony
    • Agenda Item E.3.b, Supplemental SAS Report

F. Habitat

  • Agenda Item F.1: Current Habitat Issues
    • Agenda Item F.1.a, Attachment 1: Final Letter to the Northwest Power and Conservation Council
    • Agenda Item F.1.a, Attachment 2: Draft letter to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
    • Agenda Item F.1.a, Attachment 3: Draft letter to the Department of Energy
    • Agenda Item F.1.b Supplemental HC Report
    • Agenda Item F.1.d, Supplemental Public Comment
    • Agenda Item F.1.d, Supplemental Public Comment 2

G. Groundfish Management

  • Agenda Item G.1: NMFS Report (Groundfish)
    • Agenda Item G.1.b, Attachment 1: Federal Register Notices Published Since the Last Council Meeting
    • Agenda Item G.1.b, Supplemental NMFS Report: Draft Rulemaking Plan for 2013 Groundfish and Halibut
    • Agenda Item G.1.b, Supplemental NMFS Report 2: Initial Decision and Order; RCA Violation Court Case: F/V Risa Lynn
    • Agenda Item G.1.c, Supplemental NWFSC PowerPoint
    • Agenda Item G.1.d, Supplemental GAP Report
  • Agenda Item G.2: Sablefish Permit Stacking Program Review
    • Agenda Item G.2.a Supplemental Agenda Item Overview PowerPoint
    • Agenda Item G.2.a, Attachment 1: Draft Sablefish Permit Stacking Review Calendar
    • Agenda Item G.2.a, Attachment 2: Possible Advisory Body Structure and Composition
    • Agenda Item G.2.a, Attachment 3: Draft Outline For The Pacific Coast Groundfish Limited Entry Fixed Gear Sablefish Permit Stacking Program Review
    • Agenda item G.2.a, Attachment 4: NOAA Catch Share Performance Indicator Series: Pacific Coast Sablefish Permit Stacking Program
    • Agenda Item G.2.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item G.2.b Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item G.2.b, Supplemental EC Report
  • Agenda Item G.3: Approve Stock Assessments
    • Agenda Item G.3.a, Attachment 1: Stock Assessment of Aurora Rockfish in 2013 (full stock assessment available electronically only)
    • Agenda Item G.3.a, Attachment 2: STAR Panel Report for Aurora Rockfish
    • Agenda Item G.3.a, Attachment 3: The Status of Rougheye Rockfish (Sebastes aleutianus) and Blackspotted Rockfish (S. melanostictus) as a Complex Along the U.S. West Coast in 2013 (full stock assessment available electronically only)
    • Agenda Item G.3.a, Attachment 4: STAR Panel Report for Rougheye (and Blackspotted) Rockfish
    • Agenda Item G.3.a, Attachment 5: Stock Assessment of Shortspine Thornyhead in 2013 (full stock assessment available electronically only)
    • Agenda Item G.3.a, Attachment 6: Shortspine Thornyhead STAR Panel Report
    • Agenda Item G.3.a, Attachment 7: Stock Assessment and Status of Longspine Thornyhead (Sebastolobus altivelis) off California, Oregon and Washington in 2013 (full stock assessment available electronically only)
    • Agenda Item G.3.a, Attachment 8: Longspine Thornyhead STAR Panel Report
    • Agenda Item G.3.a, Attachment 9: Status and Productivity of Cowcod, Sebastes levis, in the Southern California Bight, 2013 (full stock assessment available electronically only)
    • Agenda Item G.3.a, Attachment 10: Cowcod STAR Panel Report
    • Agenda Item G.3.a, Attachment 11: Status of the U.S. Pacific Sanddab Resource in 2013 (full stock assessment available electronically only)
    • Agenda Item G.3.a, Attachment 12: Pacific Sanddab STAR Panel Report
    • Agenda Item G.3.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item G.3.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item G.3.b, Supplemental GAP Report
  • Agenda Item G.4: Science Improvements for the Next Groundfish Management Cycle
    • Agenda Item G.4.a, Attachment 1: STAR Panel Recommendations for Off-year Science Improvements
    • Agenda Item G.4.b, Supplemental NWFSC PowerPoint
    • Agenda Item G.4.c, Supplemental CDFW Report
    • Agenda Item G.4.c, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item G.4.c, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item G.4.c, Supplemental GAP Report
  • Agenda Item G.5: Consideration of Inseason Adjustments
    • Agenda Item G.5.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item G.5.b, Supplemental GMT Report 2
    • Agenda Item G.5.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item G.5.c, Public Comment
  • Agenda Item G.6: Consideration of Trawl Rockfish Conservation Area Boundary Modifications
    • Agenda Item G.6.b, Draft EA: Trawl Rockfish Conservation Area Boundary Modifications
    • Agenda Item G.6.b, Supplemental NMFS Report: Federal Register Notice Dated September 13, 2013 – Proposed Rule to Implement Revisions to the Boundaries of the RCA That is Closed to Vessels Fishing Groundfish with Bottom Trawl Gear
    • Agenda Item G.6.b Supplemental NMFS PowerPoint: EA Summary (Brady)
    • 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, Supplemental Public Comment
    • Agenda Item G.6.c, Supplemental Public Comment 2 (Atkinson slides)
  • Agenda Item G.7: Initial Actions for Setting 2015-2016 Groundfish Fisheries
    • Agenda Item G.7.a, Attachment 1: Proposed Overfishing Limits and Potential Acceptable Biological Catches for 2015 and 2016 Groundfish Fisheries
    • Agenda Item G.7.a, Attachment 2: Briefing paper authored by Dr. Andrè Punt: Management Strategy Evaluation for Rebuilding Revision Rules: A Proof of Concept
    • Agenda Item G.7.a, Attachment 3: Proposed Revisions to COP 9
    • Agenda Item G.7.a, Attachment 4: New Management Measures Process
    • Agenda Item G.7.a, Supplemental Attachment 5: Replacement Tables 4 and 5 for Agenda Item G.7.a, Attachment 1
    • Agenda Item G.7.b, SSC Groundfish Subcommittee Report: SSC Groundfish Subcommittee Statement Regarding a Change in Target SPR Rate for West Coast Elasmobranch Species
    • Agenda Item G.7.b, Supplemental GMT Report: GMT Report on the SSC Economics and GF Subcommittees’ Report on Data Models to be Used in the SocioEconomic Analysis for the 2015-16 Groundfish Biennial Specifications Process
    • Agenda Item G.7.b, Supplemental GMT Report 2
    • Agenda Item G.7.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item G.7.b, Supplemental CDFW Report
    • Agenda Item G.7.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item G.7.c, Public Comment
    • Agenda Item G.7.d, Supplemental Staff PowerPoint
  • Agenda Item G.8: Consider Stock Complex Aggregations
    • Agenda Item G.8.b, GMT Report 1: Groundfish Management Team Report on Additional Methods that May Be Used to Evaluate Alternatives for Stock Complex Reorganization
    • Agenda Item G.8.b, GMT Report 2: Groundfish Management Team Report on the Classification of Stocks in the Groundfish Fishery Management Plan
    • Agenda Item G.8.b, GMT Report 3: Groundfish Management Team Report on Port Sampling Surveys
    • Agenda Item G.8.b, Supplemental GMT Report 4: Stock Complex Reorganization A Summary of Reports and Results by the Groundfish Management Team (GMT PowerPoint) Electronic Only
    • Agenda Item G.8.b, Supplemental GMT Report 5
    • Agenda Item G.8.b, Supplemental GMT Report 6
    • Agenda Item G.8.b, Supplemental GMT Report 7: Groundfish Management Team Report on Consider Stock Complex Aggregations
    • Agenda Item G.8.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item G.8.b, Supplemental GAP Report
  • Agenda Item G.9: Trawl Rationalization Trailing Actions Scoping, Process, and Prioritization
    • Agenda Item G.9.a, Supplemental Staff Agenda Item Overview PowerPoint
    • Agenda Item G.9.a, Attachment 1: Trawl Trailing Action Scoping Issue Overview
    • Agenda Item G.9.a, Attachment 2: Trawl Rationalization Regulatory Evaluation Committee Report on Trailing Actions (From 2011)
    • Agenda Item G.9.a, Attachment 3: Trawl Gear Regulation Change Proposals Developed at Trawl Fishery Gear Workshop
    • Agenda Item G.9.b, NMFS Report 1: Initial Review of Pre- and Post-Trawl Rationalization Regulations
    • Agenda Item G.9.b, NMFS Report 2: National Marine Fisheries Service Report on the Adaptive Management Program for the Trawl Rationalization Program
    • Agenda Item G.9.b Supplemental NMFS PowerPoint: Flexibility and Efficiency in Groundfish Trawl Regulations
    • Agenda Item G.9.c, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item G.9.c, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item G.9.d, Public Comment
    • Agenda Item G.9.d, Supplemental Public Comment 2
    • Agenda Item G.9.d, Supplemental Public Comment 3 (Ana Kujundzic)
  • Agenda Item G.10: Electronic Monitoring Scoping
    • Agenda Item G.10.a, Attachment 1: Information for Public Scoping of Electronic Monitoring in the Pacific Coast Limited Entry Trawl Groundfish Fishery
    • Agenda Item G.10.b, Supplemental GEMPC Report: GEM Committees Report to Council (August 2013)
    • Agenda Item G.10.b, Supplemental NMFS Report: Informational Sheet – Electronic Technologies in Data Collection
    • Agenda Item G.10.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item G.10.b, Supplemental EC Report
    • Agenda Item G.10.c. Public Comment
    • Agenda Item G.10.d, Supplemental Motion in Writing

H. Administrative Matters

  • Agenda Item H.1: Managing Our Nation’s Fisheries 3 Conference Follow-Ups and Unrelated Legislative Matters
    • Agenda Item H.1.a, Attachment 1: Matrix of Findings from the Managing Our Nations Fisheries 3 Conference
    • Agenda Item H.1.a, Attachment 2: Preliminary Staff Compilation of Possible Magnuson-Stevens Act Reauthorization Priorities for Consideration by the Pacific Council
    • Agenda Item H.1.a, Attachment 3: September 2013 Staff Summary of Federal Legislation
    • Agenda Item H.1.a, Attachment 4: Comparison of 2012 and 2013 version of REFI Act
    • Agenda Item H.1.a, Attachment 5: S 269 Original With Notations (Electronic Only)
    • Agenda Item H.1.b, Supplemental Legislative Committee Report
    • Agenda Item H.1.c, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item H.1.c, Supplemental SAS Report
    • Agenda Item H.1.c Supplemental HC Report
    • Agenda Item H.1.c, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item H.1.c, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item H.1.c, Supplemental EAS Report
  • Agenda Item H.2: Approval of Council Meeting Minutes
    • Agenda Item H.2.a, Supplemental Attachment 1: Draft April 2013 Minutes: 218th Session of the Pacific Fishery Management Council
  • Agenda Item H.3: Fiscal Matters
    • Agenda Item H.3.b, Supplemental Budget Committee Report
  • Agenda Item H.4: Membership Appointments and Council Operating Procedures
    • Agenda Item G.7.a, Attachment 3: Proposed Revisions to COP 9
  • Agenda Item H.5: Future Council Meeting Agenda and Workload Planning
    • Agenda Item H.5.a, Attachment 1: Pacific Council Workload Planning: Preliminary Year-at-a-Glance Summary
    • Agenda Item H.5.a, Attachment 2: Preliminary Proposed Council Meeting Agenda, November 1-6, 2013 in Costa Mesa, California
    • Agenda Item H.5.a, Supplemental Attachment 3: Pacific Council Workload Planning: Preliminary Year-at-a-Glance Summary
    • Agenda Item H.5.a, Supplemental Attachment 4: Preliminary Proposed Pacific Council Meeting Agenda, November 1-6, 2013 In Costa Mesa, CA
    • Agenda Item H.5.b, Supplemental REVISED GAP Report
    • Agenda Item H.5.b, Supplemental EAS Report
    • Agenda Item H.5.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item H.5.b, Supplemental NMFS Report: DRAFT Regional Operating Agreements

I. Ecosystem Based Management

  • Agenda Item I.1: Update List of Fisheries
    • Agenda Item I.1.a, Attachment 1: ad hoc Ecosystem Workgroup Report
    • Agenda Item I.1.b, Supplemental EAS Report
    • Agenda Item I.1.b, Supplemental GAP Report
  • Agenda Item I.2: Unmanaged Forage Fish Protection Initiative
    • Agenda Item I.2.b, Supplemental Ecosystem Workgroup Report
    • Agenda Item I.2.b, Supplemental EAS Report
    • Agenda Item I.2.b, Supplemental SAS Report
    • Agenda Item I.2.b Supplemental HC Report
    • Agenda Item I.2.b Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item I.2.b, Supplemental CPSMT Report
    • Agenda Item I.2.b, Supplemental CPSAS Report
    • Agenda Item I.2.c, Public Comment
    • Agenda Item I.2.c, Supplemental Public Comment 2 (Includes Full Signatories to PEW Petition, Website Only)
    • Agenda Item I.2.c, Supplemental Public Comment 2 (Received at the Meeting)
    • Agenda Item I.2.c, Supplemental Public Comment 3

Informational Reports

  • Informational Report 1: Pacific Dawn II, Motion for Summary Judgement; Memorandum of Points and Authorities in Support Thereof
  • Informational Report 2: Federal Register Notice Dated August 7, 2013 Regarding Proposed Information Collection From DOC – Statement of Financial Interests, RMFCs
  • Supplemental Informational Report 2.1: DRAFT Financial Disclosure Report for RFMC Voting Members, Nominees and Members of a Scientific and Statistical Committee
  • Informational Report 3: Groundfish Essential Fish Habitat Review: Summary of Proposals Received and Process for Completion
  • Informational Report 4: Letter to Dr. McIsaac From Sam Rauch Regarding Final Action to Amend Guidelines for National Standard 2 of the MSA
  • Supplemental Informational Report 5: Notice for Vessel Owner/Operators of California Thresher Shark/Swordfish Drift Gillnet (≥14 inches mesh) Fishing Vessels
  • Supplemental Informational Report 6: News Release from the National Academies dated September 5, 2013 “Interactive Chart on Status of U.S. Fish Populations”; and Web Article from Saving Seafood – “National Research Council study finds rebuilding timelines for fish stocks inflexible, inefficient”
  • Supplemental Informational Report 7: Status Report of the 2013 Ocean Salmon Fisheries Off Washington, Oregon, and California (Preliminary Data Through August 31, 2013)

Ancillary Meetings (Advisory Body and Committee Agendas)

  • Budget Committee (BC) Agenda
  • Ecosystem Advisory Subpanel (EAS) Agenda
  • Enforcement Consultants (EC) Agenda
  • Groundfish Advisory Subpanel (GAP) Agenda
  • Groundfish Management Team (GMT) Agenda
  • Habitat Committee (HC) Agenda
  • REVISED Start Time Legislative Committee (LC) Agenda
  • Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) Agenda
  • DRAFT SSC June 2013 Minutes

Committee and Advisory Body Memos

  • Ecosystem Memo: Ecosystem Advisory Subpanel, ad hoc Ecosystem Workgroup, and Interested Persons
  • Enforcement Memo: Enforcement Consultants
  • Groundfish Memo: Groundfish Advisory Subpanel, Groundfish Management Team, and Groundfish Interested Persons
  • Salmon Memo: Salmon Technical Team, Salmon Advisory Subpanel, Model Evaluation Workgroup, and Interested Persons
  • SSC Memo: Scientific and Statistical Committee Memo

General Information and Membership Roster

  • General Information: Chair’s Reception, Driving Directions, Hotel Information, Restaurant Information
  • Supplemental General Information: Council Seating Chart (September 2013)
  • Membership Roster: (Dated August 22, 2013); for the September 2013 Briefing Book

November 2013 Briefing Book

A. Call to Order

  • Agenda Item A.3: Executive Director’s Report
    • Agenda Item A.3, Attachment 1: Draft Proposed Agenda for the October 23-34 Council Coordination Committee Webinar Meeting
    • Agenda Item A.3, Supplemental Attachment 2: Decisions Summary Document Council Coordination Committee Special Webinar Meeting October 23-24, 2013
  • Agenda Item A.4: Proposed Detailed November Council Meeting Agenda, 221st Session

B. Open Comment Period

  • Agenda Item B.1, Open Comment 1: California’s Deadliest Catch (Full Comment Electronic Only)

C. Salmon Management

  • Agenda Item C.1: NMFS Report (Salmon Management)
    • Agenda Item C.1.b, Supplemental NMFS Report 1: Selected Recent Publications by SWFSC Relevant to Salmon Fisheries Management
    • Agenda Item C.1.b, Supplemental NMFS Report 2: DRAFT Federal Register Notice – Notice of Availability of a Management Strategy Evaluation for Sacramento River winter Chinook salmon; Request for Comments
  • Agenda Item C.2: Salmon Methodology Review
    • Agenda Item C.2.a, Attachment 1: 2013 Technical Revision to the OCN Coho Work Group Harvest Matrix
    • Agenda Item C.2.a, Attachment 2: Harvest Strategy Risk Assessment for Lower Columbia Natural Coho
    • Agenda Item C.2.a, Attachment 3: Incorporating Recent Empirical Information on Sublegal Encounters into FRAM Modeling
    • Agenda Item C.2.a, Attachment 4: Correction to FRAM Algorithms for Modeling Size Limit Changes
    • Agenda Item C.2.a, Attachment 5: Expected future performance of abundance forecast 1models with application to Sacramento River fall Chinook salmon
    • Agenda Item C.2.a, Attachment 6: Status Determination Criteria for Willapa Bay Natural Coho
    • Agenda Item C.2.a, Attachment 7: Conservation Objective for Southern Oregon Coastal Chinook
    • Agenda Item C.2.a, Attachment 8: Standardized Method to Calculate Chinook Age 2 FRAM Stock Recruit Scalars, Based Upon the Age 3 Forecast
    • Agenda Item C.2.b, Supplemental ODFW/WDFW PowerPoint Presentation: Development of a New Harvest Matrix for Columbia River Coho (Kern/LeFleur)
    • Agenda Item C.2.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item C.2.b, Supplemental MEW Report
    • Agenda Item C.2.b, Supplemental SAS Report
  • Agenda Item C.3: Preseason Salmon Management Schedule for 2014
    • Agenda Item C.3.a, Attachment 1: Pacific Fishery Management Council Schedule and Process for Developing 2014 Ocean Salmon Fishery Management Measures
    • Agenda Item C.3.b, Supplemental SAS Report

D. Habitat

  • Agenda Item D.1: Current Habitat Issues
    • Agenda Item D.1.a, Attachment 1: Final Letter to the Department of Energy
    • Agenda Item D.1.b, Supplemental HC Report

E. Coastal Pelagic Species Management

  • Agenda Item E.1: NMFS Report (CPS Management)
    • Agenda Item E.1.c, Supplemental FSC PowerPoint (Werner)
  • Agenda Item E.2: 2014 Exempted Fishing Permits Notice of Intent
    • Agenda Item E.2.a, Attachment 1: NWSS EFP Proposal and Request
    • Agenda Item E.2.a, Attachment 2 Electronic Only: NWSS Prior EFP Proposal Including Addendum and Supplemental Tables
    • Agenda Item E.2.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item E.2.b, Supplemental CPSMT Report
    • Agenda Item E.2.b, Supplemental CPSAS Report
  • Agenda Item E.3: Establish MSY Reference Point for Northern Anchovy
    • Agenda Item E.3.a, Supplemental Attachment 1: NMFS Report – Potential Alternatives for Establishing an Estimate of MSY For the Northern Subpopulation of Northern Anchovy
    • Agenda Item E.3.c, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item E.3.c, Supplemental CPSMT Report
    • Agenda Item E.3.c, Supplemental CPSAS 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 (Oceana PowerPoint)
  • Agenda Item E.4: Methodology Preliminary Topic Selection and Review Process
    • Agenda Item E.4.a, Attachment 1: California Department of Fish and Wildlife/California Wetfish Producers Association proposal for Southern California Bight Aerial Survey
    • Agenda Item E.4.a, Attachment 2: Draft Council Operating Procedure 24
    • Agenda Item E.4.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item E.4.b, Supplemental CPSMT Report
    • Agenda Item E.4.b, Supplemental CPSAS Report
    • Agenda Item E.4.c, Public Comment
  • Agenda Item E.5: 2014 Pacific Sardine Stock Assessment and Management, Including Tribal Set-Aside
    • Agenda Item E.5.a, Attachment 1: Letter from Ed Johnstone, Quinault Fisheries Policy Spokesperson, Regarding the Quinault Indian Nation’s Intent to Establish a Tribal Allocation and to Participate in the January-June, 2014 Pacific Sardine Fishery
    • Agenda Item E.5.b, Supplemental Attachment 2: Pacific Sardine Biomass Projection in 2013 for U.S. Management During the First Half of 2014 (Executive Summary)
    • Agenda Item E.5.b, Supplemental SWFSC PowerPoint (Dr. Hill)
    • Agenda Item E.5.c, Supplemental CPSMT Report
    • Agenda Item E.5.c, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item E.5.c, Supplemental CPSAS Report
    • Agenda Item E.5.d, Supplemental Public Comment

F. Enforcement Issues

  • Agenda Item F.1: Federal Enforcement Priorities and Other Enforcement Issues
    • Agenda Item F.1.a, Attachment 1: December 14, 2011 Letter to OLE from Executive Director, Donald McIsaac, on Enforcement Priorities for 2012
    • Agenda Item F.1.b, Supplemental NMFS Report: National Marine Fisheries Service Office of Law Enforcement; Pacific Coast Enforcement Highlights (Northwest/Southwest Divisions)
    • Agenda Item F.1.b, Supplemental EC Report
    • Agenda Item F.1.c, Supplemental CPSAS Report
    • Agenda Item F.1.c, Supplemental GAP Report

G. Pacific Halibut Management

  • Agenda Item G.1: 2014 Pacific Halibut Regulations
    • Agenda Item G.1.a, Attachment 1: 2013 Pacific Halibut Catch Sharing Plan For Area 2A
    • Agenda Item G.1.a, Attachment 2: Council Blog Excerpt
    • Agenda Item G.1.a, Attachment 3: Current and Proposed Changes to the 2014 Catch Sharing Plan Allocations
    • 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 2014 Fishery
    • Agenda Item G.1.b, Supplemental WDFW Report: Proposed Changes to the Catch Sharing Plan and 2014 Annual Regulations
    • Agenda Item G.1.b, Supplemental NMFS Report: Report of the 2013 Pacific Halibut Fisheries in Area 2A (10/23/2013)
    • Agenda Item G.1.b, Supplemental IPHC Report
    • Agenda Item G.1.b, Supplemental CDFW Report
    • Agenda Item G.1.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item G.1.c, Public Comment
    • Agenda Item G.1.c, Supplemental Public Comment 2
    • Agenda Item G.1.c, Supplemental Public Comment 3

H. Groundfish Management

  • Agenda Item H.1: Seabird Avoidance Regulations
    • Agenda Item H.1.b, Preliminary Draft EA: Measures to Minimize Take of Short-tailed Albatross in the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fisheries
    • Agenda Item H.1.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item H.1.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item H.1.b, Supplemental EC Report
  • Agenda Item H.2: Exempted Fishing Permits
    • Agenda Item H.2.a, Attachment 1: 2013 Progress Report on Evaluation of an Epibenthic Trolled Longline to Selectively Catch Chilipepper Rockfish (Sebastes goodei) off California
    • Agenda Item H.2.a, Attachment 2: Application for a 2015-16 EFP: Evaluation of an Epibenthic Trolled Longline to Selectively Catch Chilipepper Rockfish (Sebastes goodei) off California
    • Agenda Item H.2.a, Attachment 3: Interim Report: Exempted Fishing Permit Testing Commercial Jig Fishing Gear Targeting Yellowtail Rockfish for 2013-2014 Groundfish Fisheries
    • Agenda Item H.2.a, Attachment 4: Groundfish EFP Proposal: Yellowtail Rockfish Jig Fishing off California
    • Agenda Item H.2.a, Attachment 5: Interim Progress Report on Supporting a Spatial Analysis of the Distribution and Size of Rebuilding Stocks in the Rockfish Conservation Areas Through Directed Fishing Surveys
    • Agenda Item H.2.a, Supplemental Attachment 6: Proposal for Electronic Monitoring Exempted Fishing Permit to Test The Effectiveness of Electronic Monitoring Without the Effect of On-Board Observers (Dated October 21, 2013)
    • Agenda Item H.2.a, Supplemental Attachment 7: Interim Report: Exempted Fishing Permit Testing Commercial Jig Fishing Gear Targeting Yellowtail Rockfish for 2013/2014 Groundfish Fisheries
    • Agenda Item H.2.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item H.2.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item H.2.c, Supplemental Public Comment
  • Agenda Item H.3: Sablefish Permit Stacking Program Review Scoping
    • Agenda Item H.3.a, Attachment 1: Sablefish Permit Stacking Review Calendar
    • Agenda Item H.3.a, Attachment 2: Notice Soliciting Comment on Potential Changes for the Program
    • Agenda Item H.3.a, Attachment 3: Limited Entry Fixed Gear Sablefish Permit Stacking Program – Indicators For Evaluating Program Performance
    • Agenda Item H.3.b, Supplemental NMFS Report: Sablefish Permit Stacking Program Review: Potential Changes to the Own and Hold Regulations
    • Agenda Item H.3.b, Supplemental NMFS Report 2: Sablefish Permit Stacking Program Review: Potential Changes to Catch Accounting
    • Agenda Item H.3.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item H.3.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item H.3.b, Supplemental EC Report
    • Agenda Item H.3.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item H.3.c, Public Comment
  • Agenda Item H.4: Stock Complex Restructuring
    • Agenda Item H.4.a, Supplemental Attachment 1: Stock Complex Alternatives
    • Agenda Item H.4.b, GMT Report: Groundfish Management Team Report on Restructuring the Other Fish Complex
    • Agenda Item H.4.b, GMT Report 2: Groundfish Management Team Report on the Classification of the Other Fish and Like Stocks in the Groundfish FMP
    • Agenda Item H.4.b, Supplemental GMT Report 3: GMT Recommendations on Classification of Stocks in the FMP and the Other Fish Stock Complex Alternatives
    • Agenda Item H.4.b, Supplemental NMFS Report: Minor Slope Complex Stocks With Consistent Overfishing Unit Contribution Overages; Council Consideration of Reorganization of Blackgill, Rougheye, and Shortraker Rockfish for Additional Analysis
    • Agenda Item H.4.b, Supplemental GAP Report
  • Agenda Item H.5: Stock Assessments and Rebuilding Analyses
    • Agenda Item H.5.a, Supplemental Attachment 1: Available Age and Length Composition Data for the Nine Data-Moderate Stocks Undergoing Assessment in 2013
    • Agenda Item H.5.a, Supplemental Attachment 2: 2013 Cowcod Rebuilding Analysis
    • Agenda Item H.5.a, Supplemental Attachment 3 (Not available for this meeting)
    • Agenda Item H.5.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item H.5.b, Supplemental GMT Report
  • Agenda Item H.6: Biennial Specifications for 2015-2016 Groundfish Fisheries
    • Agenda Item H.6.a, Attachment 1: Proposed Overfishing Limits, Acceptable Biological Catches, and Presumptive Annual Catch Limits for 2015 and 2016 Groundfish Fisheries
    • Agenda Item H.6.a, Attachment 2: Proposed Revisions to COP 9
    • Agenda Item H.6.a, Attachment 3: SSC Ecosystem-Based Management Subcommittee on Ecosystem Consideration in the Groundfish Harvest Specifications EIS Analysis
    • Agenda Item H.6.a, Supplemental Attachment 4: Considerations for Deciding the Overfishing Probability (P*) When Specifying an ABC
    • Agenda Item H.6.a, Supplemental Attachment 5: The Use of Harvest Guidelines for Assessed Stocks Managed in a Stock Complex
    • Agenda Item H.6.a, Supplemental Attachment 6: Deriving Estimates of OFL for Species in the “Other Fish” Complex or Potential Alternative Complexes
    • Agenda Item H.6.a, Supplemental Attachment 7: Proposed Overfishing Limits, Acceptable Biological Catches, and Presumptive Annual Catch Limits for 2015 and 2016 Groundfish Fisheries
    • Agenda Item H.6.b, GMT Report: Groundfish Management Team Report on Revising Council Operating Procedure 9
    • Agenda Item H.6.b, Supplemental GMT Report 2: GMT Report on the Biennial Harvest Specifications for 2015-2016 Groundfish Fisheries
    • Agenda Item H.6.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item H.6.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Electronic Only: Ecosystem Workshop Materials (Workshop Scheduled for Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 8 am, Emerald Bay 2 Room)
  • Agenda Item H.7: EFH Review Phase 2 Report and Proposals to Modify EFH
    • Agenda Item H.7.a, Attachment 1: Environmental Defense Fund Proposal (Electronic only)
    • Agenda Item H.7.a, Attachment 2: Fishermen’s Marketing Association Proposal (Electronic only)
    • Agenda Item H.7.a, Attachment 3: Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Proposal and Cover Letter (Electronic only)
    • Agenda Item H.7.a, Attachment 4: Greenpeace Proposal and Supporting Materials (Electronic only)
    • Agenda Item H.7.a, Attachment 5: Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Proposal and Supporting Materials (Electronic only)
    • Agenda Item H.7.a, Attachment 6: Marine Conservation Institute Proposal and Supporting Materials (Electronic only)
    • Agenda Item H.7.a, Attachment 7: Oceana/Natural Resource Conservation Council/Ocean Conservancy Proposal and Supporting Materials (Electronic only)
    • Agenda Item H.7.a, Attachment 8: Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary/Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Proposal and Cover Letter (Electronic only)
    • Agenda Item H.7.b, Supplemental Attachment 1: Draft EFHRC Phase 2 Report(10/23/13)
    • Agenda Item H.7.c, National Ocean Service, Office of Marine Sanctuaries West Coast Region Report
    • Agenda Item H.7.c, Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary Report
    • Agenda Item H.7.c, Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary Report
    • Agenda Item H.7.c, Supplemental Congressional Report
    • Agenda Item H.7.c, Supplemental Tribal Report (Hoh)
    • Agenda Item H.7.c, Supplemental Tribal Report 2 (Quinault)
    • Agenda Item H.7.c, Supplemental Tribal Report 3 (Quileute)
    • Agenda Item H.7.c, Supplemental HC Report
    • Agenda Item H.7.c, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item H.7.c, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item H.7.c, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item H.7.d, Public Comment (Full Signatories Electronic Only)
    • Agenda Item H.7.d, Supplemental Public Comment 2 (Full Signatories Electronic Only)
    • Agenda Item H.7.d, Supplemental Public Comment 3
    • Agenda Item H.7.d, Supplemental Public Comment 4
    • Agenda Item H.7.d, Supplemental Public Comment 5
  • Agenda Item H.8: Electronic Monitoring Alternatives
    • Agenda Item H.8.a, Supplemental Electronic Monitoring Alternatives PowerPoint (Wiedoff)
    • Agenda Item H.8.a, Attachment 1: Draft Alternatives for Groundfish Electronic Monitoring Policy Advisory Committee (GEMPAC) Consideration
    • Agenda Item H.8.b Supplemental PSMFC PowerPoint (Colpo)
    • Agenda Item H.8.b, Supplemental PSMFC Videos: Please contact PSMFC at 503-595-3100 for more information
    • Agenda Item H.8.b, Supplemental GEMPC Report
    • Agenda Item H.8.b, Supplemental NMFS Report: Electronic Monitoring Compliance Program – Electronic Monitoring System / Observer Exemption Criteria
    • Agenda Item H.8.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item H.8.b, Supplemental EC Report
    • Agenda Item H.8.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item H.8.b, Supplemental GAP Report
  • Agenda Item H.9: Consideration of Inseason Adjustments
    • Agenda Item H.9.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item H.9.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item H.9.c, Public Comment
    • Agenda Item H.9.c, Supplemental Public Comment 2
  • Agenda Item H.10: Biennial Management Specifications 2015-2016 Groundfish Fisheries
    • Agenda Item H.10.a, Attachment 1: Recent Year Catch Estimates Relevant to Deciding a Range of 2015-2016 Allocations
    • Agenda Item H.10.a, Supplemental Attachment 2: Status quo 2014 harvest specifications and final preferred overfishing limits, acceptable biological catches, ecosystem component species, and preliminary preferred alternative annual catch limits for west coast groundfish stocks and stock complexes in 2015 and 2016
    • Agenda Item H.10.b, GMT Report: GMT Report on Management Measures for the 2015- 2016 Biennial Harvest Specifications
    • Agenda Item H.10.b, Supplemental GMT Report 2
    • Agenda Item H.10.b, Supplemental GMT Report 3
    • Agenda Item H.10.b, Supplemental GMT Report 4
    • Agenda Item H.10.b, Supplemental CDFW Report: Range of Management Measures for California’s 2015-2016 Commercial and Recreational Groundfish Fisheries
    • Agenda Item H.10.b, Supplemental Tribal Report (Makah)
    • Agenda Item H.10.b, Supplemental Tribal Report 2: Proposed 2015-2016 Tribal Management Measures
    • Agenda Item H.10.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item H.10.c, Public Comment
    • Agenda Item H.10.c, Supplemental Public Comment 2
    • Agenda Item H.10.d, Supplemental Tribal Motion in Writing

I. Administrative Matters

  • Agenda Item I.1: Regional Operating Agreement
    • Agenda Item I.1.a, Attachment 1: Draft Operating Agreement Among the Pacific Fishery Management Council; NOAA Fisheries Service West Coast Regional Office; NOAA Fisheries Service Northwest Fisheries Science Center; NOAA Fisheries Service Southwest Fisheries Science Center; NOAA Fisheries Service Office of Law Enforcement, Northwest; NOAA Fisheries Service Office of Law Enforcement, Southwest; NOAA General Counsel, Northwest Section; and NOAA General Counsel, Southwest Section
    • Agenda Item I.1.a, Supplemental Attachment 2: REVISED DRAFT Operating Agreement Among the Pacific Fishery Management Council; NOAA Fisheries Service West Coast Regional Office; NOAA Fisheries Service Northwest Fisheries Science Center; NOAA Fisheries Service Southwest Fisheries Science Center; NOAA Fisheries Service Office of Law Enforcement, Northwest; NOAA Fisheries Service Office of Law Enforcement, Southwest; NOAA General Counsel, Northwest Section; and NOAA General Counsel, Southwest Section
  • Agenda Item I.2: MSA Reauthorization Priorities and Other Legislative Matters
    • Agenda Item I.2.a, Attachment 1: Draft Fact Sheet on Potential Magnuson-Stevens Act Reauthorization Issues
    • Agenda Item I.2.a, Supplemental REVISED Attachment 2: Magnuson-Stevens Act Reauthorization Priorities Identified at the September 2013 PFMC Meeting
    • Agenda Item I.2.a, Attachment 3: November 2013 Staff Summary of Federal Legislation
    • Agenda Item I.2.a, Attachment 4: Draft Letter to Del. Madeleine Bordallo and Senator John “Jay” Rockefeller on H.R. 69 (Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing Enforcement Act of 2013) and S. 269 (International Fisheries Stewardship and Enforcement Act)
    • Agenda Item I.2.a, Attachment 5: Letter to Representative Jaime Herrera-Beutler on H.R. 2646 and S. 1275, The Revitalizing the Economy of Fisheries (REFI) in the Pacific Act of 2013
    • Agenda Item I.2.a, Attachment 6: Letter to Tribes on Proposed Change to Tribal Council Seat
    • Agenda Item I.2.b, Supplemental Legislative Committee Report
    • Agenda Item I.2, Supplemental Draft Letter as per I.2: Letter to Chairman Hastings and Senator Begich (DRAFT)
    • Agenda Item I.2.c, Supplemental EC Report
    • Agenda Item I.2.c, Supplemental Tribal Report (Yurok Tribe)
    • Agenda Item I.2.c, Supplemental Tribal Report 2 (Quileute Tribal Council)
    • Agenda Item I.2.c, Supplemental Tribal Report 3 (Quinault Indian Nation)
    • Agenda Item I.2.c, Supplemental CPSAS Report
    • Agenda Item I.2.c, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item I.2.c, Supplemental GMT Report
  • Agenda Item I.3: Approval of Council Meeting Minutes
    • Agenda Item I.3.a, Supplemental Attachment 1: Draft Minutes: 219th Session of the Pacific Fishery Management Council (June 2013)
  • Agenda Item I.4: Fiscal Matters
    • Agenda Item I.4.a, Supplemental November 1999 Council Meeting Agenda (For reference purposes)
    • Agenda Item I.4.b, Supplemental Budget Committee Report
    • Agenda Item I.4.c, Supplemental NMFS Report: Letter Dated October 22, 2013 to Dorothy Lowman, Chair, From Will Stelle, Jr. Regarding the WCR and Science Centers Fiscal and Workload Related Issues at the Restart of Government Operations
  • Agenda Item I.5: Advisory Body Position Appointments and Council Operating Procedures
    • Agenda Item H.6.a, Attachment 2: Proposed Revisions to COP 9
    • Agenda Item I.5.a, Attachment 1: DRAFT: Council Operating Procedure 9 – Management and Activity Cycles
    • Agenda Item I.5.a, Attachment 2: DRAFT: Council Operating Procedure 10 – Preseason Salmon Management Process
    • Agenda Item I.5.a, Supplemental Attachment 3: Proposed Revisions to COP 9
    • Agenda Item I.5.b, Supplemental Tribal Report
  • Agenda Item I.6: Future Council Meeting Agenda and Workload Planning
    • Agenda Item I.6.a, Attachment 1: Pacific Council Workload Planning: Preliminary Year-at-a-Glance Summary
    • Agenda Item I.6.a, Attachment 2: Preliminary Proposed Council Meeting Agenda, March 8- 13, 2014 in Sacramento, California
    • Agenda Item I.6.a, Attachment 3: Preliminary Proposed Council Meeting Agenda, April 5- 10, 2014 in Vancouver, WA
    • Agenda Item I.6.a, Supplemental Attachment 4: Workload Planning: Preliminary Year-at-a-Glance Summary
    • Agenda Item I.6.a, Supplemental Attachment 5: DRAFT Proposed PFMC Meeting Agenda, March 7‐13, 2014 in Sacramento, California
    • Agenda Item I.6.a, Supplemental Attachment 6: DRAFT Proposed PFMC Meeting Agenda, April 4‐10, 2014 in Vancouver, Washington
    • Agenda Item I.6.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item I.6.b, Supplemental EC Report
    • Agenda Item I.6.b, Supplemental CPSMT Report
    • Agenda Item I.6.c, Supplemental Public Comment

Informational Reports

  • Supplemental Informational Report 1: Status Report of the 2013 Ocean Salmon Fiseries off Washington, Oregon, and California (Preliminary Data Through October 31, 2013)
  • Supplemental Informational Report 2: Pacific Whiting Conservation Cooperative Amendment 20 Catcher/Processor Cooperative Preliminary Annual Report 2013
  • Supplemental Informational Report 3: Whiting Mothership Cooperative – An Amendment 20 Mothership Catcher Vessel Cooperative, Preliminary Report on the 2013 Pacific Whiting Fishery
  • Supplemental Informational Report 4: Estimated Discard and Catch of Groundfish Species in the 2012 US West Coast Fisheries (Electronic Only)

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
  • Legislative Committee (LC) Agenda
  • Salmon Advisory Subpanel (SAS) Agenda
  • Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) Agenda
  • SSC Ecosystem-Based Management Subcommittee Agenda
  • SSC Groundfish Subcommittee Agenda
  • Draft SSC September 2013 Minutes
  • SSC Future Agenda Planning

Committee and Advisory Body Memos

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

General Information and Membership Roster

  • General Information: Chair’s Banquet, Driving Directions, Hotel Information, Restaurant Information, Council Seating Chart, Tax Exempt Forms
  • 2013 Annual Banquet Form due to Renee Dorval no later than Monday, October 28, 2013
  • Membership Roster: (Dated October 10, 2013); for the November 2013 Briefing Book

2013: GEMPAC and GEMTAC created, alternatives developed

In 2013 the Council continued to consider the use of electronic monitoring for the trawl catch share program.

The Council decided the program would focus on monitoring the compliance required for individual accountability of catch and discard, as opposed to biological data collection or other scientific monitoring (such protected species interactions).

In April, the Council adopted regulatory objectives, reviewed a 2012 electronic monitoring field study report by Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission, and approved recommendations for the 2013 field study. The studies focused on comparison of video and human observer data on retained and discarded catch.

In May, NMFS released its policy for Electronic Technologies and Fishery Dependent Data Collection.

In June, the Council established the Groundfish Electronic Monitoring Policy Advisory Committee (GEMPAC) and the Groundfish Electronic Monitoring Technical Advisory Committee (GEMTAC) to focus on developing alternatives and options for electronic monitoring. The Council established a timeline for considering electronic monitoring, reviewed a white paper on performance standards for an electronic monitoring program, and received a final 2012 field study report from PSMFC.

In August, both of the committees met to further the Council scoping process. The GEMPAC developed a draft set of electronic monitoring program alternatives for the Council’s consideration in September 2013. At the same meeting, the Council asked the GEMPAC to continue developing alternatives. Specifically, the Council asked the GEM Committees to discuss a “phased-in” approach for electronic monitoring, starting with midwater trawl and fixed-gear fisheries, with a separate phase for bottom trawl fisheries. The Council also asked the committees to discuss the use of data logger systems, to discuss alternatives for an electronic monitoring program that includes species that may be discarded under maximize retention fisheries, and to explore ways to minimize discards for safety reasons.

The committees met again in October. The GEMPAC refined the draft alternatives and developed a report with recommendations for Council consideration in November 2013. At that meeting, the Council received a draft set of alternatives for an electronic monitoring program, revised them as recommended by the Enforcement Consultants, and moved forward with further analysis.

The Council also scheduled consideration of special, out-of-cycle exempted fishing permit (EFP) proposals for electronic monitoring, with maximized retention requirements. The Council announced that it would accept EFP applications at the April 2013 meeting. At the GEMPAC meeting in March, applicants received feedback for refinement of their EFP applications prior to submission to the Council.

2013: Electronic Monitoring workshop meeting materials

The following are the materials distributed from the Council workshop on electronic monitoring for vessels participating in the groundfish trawl catch share program. Download them all as one file.

Workshop Agenda ItemAttachmentTitle
A.2Attachment 1Terms of Reference for the Pacific Council Workshop on Electronic Monitoring for Vessels Participating in the Groundfish Trawl Catch Share Program
A.2Attachment 2Proposed agenda, Electronic Monitoring Workshop
B.1Attachment 1Electronic Monitoring in the Shore-Side Hake Fishery 2004 to 2010
B.2.aAttachment 1National Fish and Wildlife Grants, to the Fishermen’s Marketing Association
B.2.bAttachment 1Electronic Monitoring Pilot Study Report for West Coast Groundfish Trawl ITQ Program
B.2.bAttachment 2Introduction to Economic Model and Summary of Monitoring Concepts for the West Coast Groundfish FIQ Program
B.2.cAttachment 1Sea State, February 13, 2013, EM Workshop Presentation Description
B.2.dAttachment 1PSMFC Project – 2012 Season Results
B.3Attachment 1Electronic Monitoring in Alaska – Synopsis for Agenda Item B.3
B.4Supplemental Attachment 1Northeast Region Pilot Program (Melissa Hooper)
C.1Attachment 1 Electronic Monitoring – Background, Purpose and Need, Goals and Objectives
D.1.aAttachment 1Preliminary Thoughts on Observer Functions and the Corresponding Abilities of Electronic Monitoring (Northwest Fishery Science Center (NWFSC) Response)
D.1.b&cAttachment 1Preliminary Thoughts on Observer Functions and the Corresponding Abilities of Electronic Monitoring (Northwest Division Office of Law Enforcement(NW OLE), NOAA General Counsel Enforcement Litigation (NOAA GCEL), and Northwest Region (NWR))
D.1.cSupplemental Attachment 2Legal and Enforcement Considerations
D.2.aAttachment 1Electric Monitoring Strawmen for Consideration
D.2.aAttachment 2Creating an Incentive Based Environment for Good Behavior Consideration of a Cooperative Agreement Program for Furthering Electronic Monitoring Compliance
E.1Attachment 1Pacific States Field Study – Detection of Rare Events
E.2Attachment 1Pacific States Field Study –2013 Study Design
FAttachment 1 DRAFT Possible Regulation Amendment Process for Consideration of Electronic Monitoring
Back-GroundBackgroundElectronic Monitoring Annotated Agenda CCC Meeting – February 21, 2013 Silver Spring, MD [also includes whitepapers]
Back-GroundBackground “Estimating weight and identifying species through electronic monitoring: A preliminary comparison of electronic and observer-based reporting”
Back-GroundBackground Cover letter and Fisheries Monitoring Roadmap
Back-GroundSupplemental Background – News ArticlePress Democrat: Feds see early signs of Pacific fishery recovery
Back-GroundSupplemental Background“A maximized retention and monitoring program for the Pacific whiting shoreside fishery implementing Amendment 10 to the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan Draft Environmental Impact Statement”

Presentations

PowerPoint TitlePresented By
Agenda Item B.1: Electronic Monitoring in the Shore-Side Hake Fishery 2004 to 2010Howard McElderrry
Agenda Item B.2.a: Summary of National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Grants to the FMAPete Leipzig
Agenda Item B.2.b: Electronic Monitoring Pilot Studies on Fixed Gear Vessels in Central CaliforniaMichael Bell – Senior Project Director, The Nature Conservancy
Agenda Item B.2.c: Overview of NFWF Grant to Develop Video Monitoring for Full-Retention FisheriesKarl Haflinger, Sea State Inc., and Eric Torgerson, Finsight
Agenda Item B.2.d: 2012 EM Season Results Pacific States Marine Fisheries CommissionDave Colpo
Agenda Item B.3: Monitoring Technology in AlaskaFarron Wallace
Agenda Item B.4: Northeast Region Pilot ProgramMelissa Hooper
Agenda Item D.1.b: Electronic Monitoring – Management Compliance RequirementsColby Brady
Agenda Item D.1.c: Vessel-Based Electronic Monitoring Feasibility Evaluation: EnforcementDayna Matthews
Agenda Items E.1 & E.2: Electronic Monitoring Workshop, Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission Field StudyDave Colpo

Briefing Books: 2012

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 2012 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 24-26, 2012
    • Agenda Item A.3, Supplemental Attachment 2: Executive Director’s Report
    • Agenda Item A.3, Supplemental Attachment 3: Improve Motions in Writing PowerPoint (Coon)
  • Agenda Item A.4: Proposed March 2012 Council Meeting Agenda

B. Highly Migratory Species Management

  • Agenda Item B.1: NMFS Report – Highly Migratory Species
    • Agenda Item B.1.b, Attachment 1: HMS Regulatory Activities Report
  • Agenda Item B.2: Update on and Recommendations for International Management Activities
    • Agenda Item B.2.a, Attachment 1: United States of America and Canada, Treaty on Pacific Coast Albacore Tuna Vessels and Port Privileges (With Annexes). Signed at Washington on 26 May 1981 and Annexes as Amended
    • Agenda Item B.2.a, Attachment 2: Joint Letter to Mr. David Hogan on U.S. – Canada Albacore Treaty – Joint Position of WFOA & AAFA
    • Agenda Item B.2.a, Attachment 3: Report on Negotiations between the U.S. and Canada on the Albacore Treaty, Buzz Brizendine
    • Agenda Item B.2.a, Attachment 4: Letter to Russell Smith from Donald McIsaac with Council Recommendations to the U.S. Delegation to WCPFC8
    • Agenda Item B.2.a, Supplemental Attachment 5: Meeting of the Permanent Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section to the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission
    • Agenda Item B.2.a, Supplemental Attachment 6: Information About Bilateral Negotiations on U.S.-Canada Albacore Treaty
    • Agenda Item B.2.b, NMFS Report on International HMS Activities
    • Agenda Item B.2.b, HMSMT Report
    • Agenda Item B.2.b, Supplemental HMSMT Report 2
    • Agenda Item B.2.b, Supplemental HMSAS Report
    • Agenda Item B.2.c, Public Comment
    • Agenda Item B.2.c, Supplemental Public Comment 2
    • Agenda Item B.2.c, Supplemental Public Comment 3 (Bissell Slides)
  • Agenda Item B.3: Swordfish Management Data Report and Future Management Recommendations
    • Agenda Item B.3.b, NMFS Report: NMFS Report on West Coast Swordfish Fishery
    • Agenda Item B.3.b, Supplemental HMSMT Report
    • Agenda Item B.3.b, Supplemental HMSMT Report 2
    • Agenda Item B.3.b, Supplemental HMSMT PowerPoint 1 (Hughes)
    • Agenda Item B.3.b, Supplemental HMSMT PowerPoint 2: Development and Trials of Deep-Set Buoy Gear in Southern California
    • Agenda Item B.3.b, Supplemental HMSMT PowerPoint 3: Leatherback and Loggerhead Critical Habitat
    • Agenda Item B.3.b, Supplemental HMSAS 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 (Oceana PowerPoint)
    • Agenda Item B.3.c, Supplemental Public Comment 6 (SeaTurtles.Org PowerPoint)

C. Open Comment

  • Agenda Item C.1.b, Public Comment 1: Protect Currently Unexploited Forage Species E-Mail Campaign
  • Agenda Item C.1.b, Public Comment 2: E-Mail Letter from Bill James Regarding Changes to Section 660.330 Open Access Fishery
  • Agenda Item C.1.b, Supplemental Public Comment 3: Letter from Mike Pettis Regarding Fixed Gear Stacking Provision
  • Agenda Item C.1.b, Supplemental Public Comment 4: Little Fish, Big Deal Postcard Campaign
  • Agenda Item C.1.b, Supplemental Public Comment 5: Letter from the Coastal Conservation Association (CCA Washington) Regarding Protection of Forage Species
  • Agenda Item C.1.b, Supplemental Public Comment 6: Letter to Sanctuary Advisory Council Members from John Hunt Regarding Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Collecting Information for PFMC Ecosystem-Based Management
  • Agenda Item C.1.b, Supplemental Public Comment 7: Draft Agenda – FISHSMART Pacific Workshop on Improving the Survival of Released Fish Focusing on Barotrauma; May 8-9, 2012; Portland, Oregon
  • Agenda Item C.1.b, Supplemental Public Comment 8 (Geoff Shester)
  • Agenda Item C.1.b, Supplemental Public Comment 9: ADDITIONAL Comments from Bill James Regarding Changes to Section 660.330 Open Access Fishery

D. Coastal Pelagic Species Management

  • Agenda Item D.1: Exempted Fishing Permits for 2012
    • Agenda Item D.1.a, Attachment 1: Northwest Aerial Sardine Survey 2012 Application for Exempted Fishing Permit
    • Agenda Item D.1.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item D.1.b, Supplemental CPSMT Report
    • Agenda Item D.1.b, Supplemental CPSAS Report

E. Habitat

  • Agenda Item E.1: Current Habitat Issues
    • Agenda Item E.1.a, Attachment 1: Letter on Columbia River Biological Opinion
    • Agenda Item E.1.b, Supplemental HC Report

F. Groundfish Management

  • Agenda Item F.1: Planning and Necessary Actions for the 2012-2013 Pacific Whiting Fishing Seasons, Including Potential Impacts from the Pacific Dawn Litigation
    • Agenda Item F.1.a, Supplemental REVISED Attachment 1: (Full Version on Website Only) Status of the Pacific Hake (Whiting) Stock in U.S. and Canadian Waters in 2012
    • Agenda Item F.1.a, Attachment 2: Summary Judgment in Case no. C10-4829-TEH: Pacific Dawn, LLC, et al. v. John Bryson, et al.
    • Agenda Item F.1.a, Supplemental Attachment 3: Order on Remedy in Case no. C10-4829-TEH: Pacific Dawn, LLC, et al. v. John Bryson, et al.
    • Agenda Item F.1.a, Supplemental Attachment 4: Federal Register Notice Dated February 22, 2012; Proposed Rule for the 2012 Tribal Fishery for Pacific Whiting
    • Agenda Item F.1.a, Supplemental Attachment 5: Joint U.S.-Canada Scientific Review Group Report
    • Agenda Item F.1.c, Supplemental NMFS Report: Letter to Chairman Wolford Regarding Remedy Order in Pacific Dawn, LLC v. Bryson
    • Agenda Item F.1.c, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item F.1.c, Supplemental GMT Report 2
    • Agenda Item F.1.d, Public Comment (Full Version Available on Briefing Book Website and CD Only)
    • Agenda Item F.1.d, Supplemental Public Comment 2 (Full Version Available on Briefing Book Website Only)
  • Agenda Item F.2: Briefing on and Limited Actions for Emerging Issues in the 2013-2014 Biennial Specifications Process
    • Agenda Item F.2.a, Attachment 1: Comparison of Harvest Specifications Decided in November With Proposed Revised Harvest Specifications for Lingcod and the Other Fish Complex
    • Agenda Item F.2.a, Attachment 2: Deriving Estimates of OFL for Species in the “Other Fish” Complex
    • Agenda Item F.2.a, Supplemental Attachment 3: PowerPoint – 2013-14 Harvest Specifications and Management Measures; PFMC, March 2012
    • Agenda Item F.2.b, REVISED Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item F.2.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item F.2.c, Public Comment
  • Agenda Item F.3: National Marine Fisheries Service Report – Groundfish
    • Agenda Item F.3.b, Attachment 1: Federal Register Notices Published Since the Last Council Meeting
    • Agenda Item F.3.b, Attachment 2: Risk Assessment of U.S. West Coast Groundfish Fisheries to Threatened and Endangered Marine Species (On Briefing Book website and CD Only) 45.28 mb
    • Agenda Item F.3.b, Attachment 3: Endangered Species Act Section 7(a)(2) Biological Opinion and Section 7(a)(2) “Not Likely to Adversely Affect” Determination (On Briefing Book website and CD Only)
    • Agenda Item F.3.c, Supplemental Science Centers PowerPoint
  • Agenda Item F.4: Scoping for Amendment 24: Improvements to the Groundfish Management Process
    • Agenda Item F.4.a, Attachment 1: Staff White Paper on an FMP Amendment to Change the Groundfish Specifications and Management Measures Process
    • Agenda Item F.4.a, Attachment 2: Amendment 24 (Groundfish Harvest Specifications Process Improvement) Ad-Hoc Workgroup
    • 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.5: Stock Assessment Planning for Management Specifications in the 2015-2016 Fisheries
    • Agenda Item F.5.a, Attachment 1: Draft Terms of Reference for the Groundfish and Coastal Pelagic Species Stock Assessment and Review Process for 2013-2014
    • Agenda Item F.5.a, Attachment 2: Draft SSC Terms of Reference for Groundfish Rebuilding Analysis
    • Agenda Item F.5.a, Attachment 3: Draft Terms of Reference for the Methodology Review Process for Groundfish and Coastal Pelagic Species
    • Agenda Item F.5.b, NMFS Report: Considerations for Selecting Species for Assessment in 2013
    • Agenda Item F.5.b, Supplemental NOAA Fisheries PowerPoint
    • Agenda Item F.5.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item F.5.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item F.5.b, Supplemental CPSMT Report
    • Agenda Item F.5.b, Supplemental CPSAS Report
    • Agenda Item F.5.b, Supplemental GAP Report
  • Agenda Item F.6: Consideration of Inseason Adjustments
    • Agenda Item F.6.b, PCFDC Report: Pacific Coast Fisheries Data Committee Report on Tracking Landings of Sablefish North of 36° N. Latitude
    • Agenda Item F.6.b, Supplemental NMFS Report: West Coast Groundfish IFQ Fishery Catch Summary for 2011: First Look
    • Agenda Item F.6.b, Supplemental ODFW Informational Report
    • Agenda Item F.6.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item F.6.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item F.6.c, Public Comment
  • Agenda Item F.7: Harvest Set-Aside Flexibility
    • Agenda Item F.7.a, Attachment 1: Draft Outline of the Environmental Assessment for Set-Aside Flexibility
    • Agenda Item F.7.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item F.7.b, Supplemental GAP Report
  • Agenda Item F.8: Trawl Rationalization Trailing Actions and Allocation Amendments and Actions
    • Agenda Item F.8.a, Attachment 1: Immediate Time Frame Council Priority Trawl Trailing Actions: Descriptions And Next Steps
    • Agenda Item F.8.a, Attachment 2: Trawl Rationalization Trailing Actions: Lenders, Draft Council Decision Analysis Document
    • Agenda Item F.8.a, Attachment 3: Trawl Rationalization Trailing Actions: Whiting Season Opening Date and Southern Allocation, Draft Council Decision Analysis Document
    • Agenda Item F.8.a, Attachment 4: Trawl Rationalization Trailing Actions: Gear Issues, Draft Council Decision Analysis Document
    • Agenda Item F.8.b, NMFS Report 1: Draft Rulemaking Plan
    • Agenda Item F.8.b, NMFS Report 2: NMFS Items for PIE 2
    • Agenda Item F.8.b, NMFS Report 3: NMFS Items for Correction
    • Agenda Item F.8.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item F.8.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item F.8.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item F.8.b, Supplemental EC Report
    • Agenda Item F.8.d, Council Decision Template

G. Salmon Management

  • Agenda Item G.1: National Marine Fisheries Service Report on Salmon
    • Agenda Item G.1.b, Supplemental NMFS PowerPoint: A Bilateral NOAA/CDFO Evaluation of the Effects of Salmon Fisheries on Southern Resident Killer Whales (Dygert)
    • Agenda Item G.1.c, SONCC Report 1: Instructions for Reviewing the Plan and Submitting Comments: Public Draft SONCC Coho Recovery Plan
    • Agenda Item G.1.c, GSI Report: West Coast Salmon Genetic Stock Identification Collaboration 2011 Winter Season Update (Color Graphs – Best Viewed Electronically)
    • Agenda Item G.1.c, Supplemental NMFS PowerPoint: West Coast Salmon GSI Collaboration (Lawson)
  • Agenda Item G.2: Review of 2011 Fisheries and Summary of 2012 Stock Abundance Forecasts
    • Review of 2011 Ocean Salmon Fisheries (Published February 2012)
    • Supplemental: Preseason Report I: Stock Abundance Analysis and Environmental Assessment Part 1 For 2012 Ocean Salmon Fishery Regulations (Published February 2012)
    • Agenda Item G.2.a, Attachment 1: Excerpts from Chapter 3 of the Pacific Coast Salmon Fishery Management Plan Updated Through Amendment 16
    • Agenda Item G.2.b, CDFG Report: Central Valley Chinook Salmon In-River Escapement Monitoring Plan (Full Version on Briefing Book Website and CD Only)
    • Agenda Item G.2.b, Supplemental CDFG Report 2: Development of the Central Valley Chinook Salmon Escapement Monitoring Plan
    • Agenda Item G.2.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item G.2.c, Supplemental Public Comment (PowerPoint); San Joaquin Tributaries Association
  • Agenda Item G.3: Rebuilding Plan Consideration for Sacramento Fall Chinook and Strait of Juan de Fuca Coho
    • Agenda Item G.2.a, Attachment 1: Excerpts from Chapter 3 of the Pacific Coast Salmon Fishery Management Plan Updated Through Amendment 16
    • Agenda Item G.3.b, Supplemental NMFS Report: Rationale for 2011 Status Determination
    • Agenda Item G.3.b, Supplemental STT Report: Proposed Rebuilding Plan for Sacramento River Fall Chinook
    • Agenda Item G.3.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item G.3.b, Supplemental WDFW Report
  • Agenda Item G.4: Identification of Management Objectives and Preliminary Definition of 2012 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 Report: Letter Summarizing NOAA Fisheries’ Consultation Standards, and Guidance Regarding the Potential Effects of the 2012 Season on Listed Salmonid Species
    • Agenda Item G.4.c, Supplemental NMFS Report 2: White Paper; Abundance-based Ocean Salmon Fisheries Management Framework for Sacramento River Winter-run Chinook
    • Agenda Item G.4.c, Supplemental SAS Report
    • Agenda Item G.4.c, Supplemental WDFW/Tribal Recommendations
    • Agenda Item G.4.c, Supplemental Tribal Report
    • Agenda Item G.4.c, Supplemental Hoopa Valley Tribe Report
    • Agenda Item G.4.d: Public Comment
    • Agenda Item G.4.e, Supplemental Tribal Recommendations
  • Agenda Item G.5: Council Recommendations for 2012 Management Alternative Analysis
    • Agenda Item G.5.b, Supplemental STT Report: Collation of Preliminary Salmon Management Alternatives for 2012 Ocean Fisheries
  • Agenda Item G.6: Scoping of Salmon Amendment 17 to Consider Essential Fish Habitat Updates and Other Appropriate Issues
    • Agenda Item G.6.a, Attachment 1: Pacific Coast Salmon Scoping Document: Amendment 17 to the Pacific Coast Salmon Plan, Including Essential Fish Habitat and Other Considerations
    • Agenda Item G.6.a, Supplemental Staff PowerPoint (Griffin)
    • Agenda Item G.6.b, Supplemental PFMC/NMFS Report
    • Agenda Item G.6.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item G.6.b, Supplemental SAS Report
    • Agenda Item G.6.b, Supplemental HC Report
    • Agenda Item G.6.d, Supplemental Public Comment
  • Agenda Item G.7: Further Council Direction for 2012 Management Alternatives
    • Agenda Item G.7.b, Supplemental STT Report: Initial Analysis of Preliminary Salmon Management Alternatives for 2012 Ocean Salmon Fisheries; March 6, 2012
  • Agenda Item G.8: Adoption of 2012 Management Alternatives for Public Review
    • Agenda Item G.8.b, Supplemental STT Report: Analysis of Preliminary Salmon Management Alternatives for 2012 Ocean Fisheries
    • Agenda Item G.8.b, Supplemental Hoopa Tribal Report
    • Agenda Item G.8.b, Supplemental Tribal Report
    • Agenda Item G.8.d, Supplemental Tribal Motion
  • Agenda Item G.9: Salmon Hearing Officers
    • Agenda Item G.9.a, Attachment 1: Schedule of Salmon Fishery Management Alternative Hearings
    • Agenda Item G.9.b, Supplemental USCG Report
    • Agenda Item G.9.b, Supplemental WDFW Report: 2012 North of Falcon Salmon Preseason Planning Meeting Schedule

H. Pacific Halibut Management

  • Agenda Item H.1: Report on the International Pacific Halibut Commission Meeting
    • Agenda Item H.1.a, Attachment 1: IPHC News Release
    • Agenda Item H.1.a, Attachment 2: 2012 Area 2A Pacific Halibut Allocations
    • Agenda Item H.1.b, IPHC Meeting Summary: Summary of International Pacific Halibut Commission Meeting
    • Agenda Item H.1.c, Supplemental IPHC PowerPoint
  • Agenda Item H.2: Incidental Catch Regulations in the Salmon Troll and Fixed Gear Sablefish Fisheries
    • Agenda Item H.2.a, Attachment 1: Summary of Pacific Halibut Incidental Catch Management
    • Agenda Item H.2.b, Supplemental SAS Report
    • Agenda Item H.2.b, Supplemental GAP Report
  • Agenda Item H.3: Update on Review of Pacific Halibut Management Under the National Environmental Policy Act and Status of Preliminary Alternatives for Incidental Catch Retention of Pacific Halibut in the Limited Entry Fixed Gear Sablefish Fisheries (March 2012 Briefing Book)
    • Agenda Item H.3.b, NMFS Report: National Marine Fisheries Service NEPA Scoping Results on Catch Sharing Plan Implementation and Changes to Incidental Catch Retention of Pacific Halibut in the Limited Entry Fixed Gear Sablefish Fishery
    • Agenda Item H.3.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item H.3.c, Public Comment

I. Administrative Matters

  • Agenda Item I.1: Approval of Council Meeting Minutes
    • Agenda Item I.1.a, Attachment 1: Draft Minutes: 208th Session of the Pacific Fishery Management Council (April 2011)
    • Agenda Item I.1.a, Supplemental Attachment 1: DRAFT Voting Log; 208th Meeting, April 2011
    • Agenda Item I.1.a, Attachment 2: Draft Minutes: 211th Session of the Pacific Fishery Management Council (November 2011)
    • Agenda Item I.1.a, Attachment 2: DRAFT Voting Log, 211th Meeting, November 2011
  • Agenda Item I.2: Membership Appointments and Council Operating Procedures
  • Agenda Item I.3: Future Council Meeting Agenda and Workload Planning
    • Agenda Item I.3.a, Attachment 1: Pacific Council Workload Planning: Preliminary Year-at-a-Glance Summary
    • Agenda Item I.3.a, Attachment 2: Preliminary Proposed Council Meeting Agenda, April 1-6, 2012 in Seattle, Washington
    • Agenda Item I.3.a, Supplemental Attachment 3: Pacific Council Workload Planning: Year-at-a-Glance Summary
    • Agenda Item I.3.a, Supplemental Attachment 4: Preliminary Proposed Council Meeting Agenda, April 1-6, 2012 in Seattle, Washington
    • Agenda Item I.3.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item I.3.b, Supplemental SAS Report
    • Agenda Item I.3.c, Public Comment: Letter from Pew Environment Group Requesting Action on Unmanaged Forage Species Under the Ecosystem Agenda Item in June (see also Agenda Item C.1.b, Public Comment 1)

Informational Reports

  • Informational Report 1: Long-Term Effectiveness, Failure Rates, and “Dinner Bell” Properties of Acoustic Pingers in a Gillnet Fishery
  • Informational Report 2: Summary of 2011 Climatic and Ecological Conditions in the California Current LME; 2011 Annual Report, Volume 4, Annual 3 (Full Version Available on Briefing Book Website and CD Only)
  • Supplemental Informational Report 3: Mr. John J. Royal Memorial

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 Subpanel (SAS) Agenda
  • Salmon Technical Team (STT) Agenda
  • Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) Agenda
  • SSC Economic Subcommittee Agenda
  • DRAFT November 2011 SSC Minutes

General Information

  • General Information: (Driving Directions, Seating Chart, Hotel Information, Restaurant Information)
  • Chairman’s Reception, Saturday, March 3, 2012 at 6 p.m.
  • Tax Exempt Form: DoubleTree Hotel, Sacramento, California (Must Show Proper I.D.)

Salmon Management Documents

  • Review of 2011 Ocean Salmon Fisheries (Published February 2012)
  • Supplemental: Preseason Report I: Stock Abundance Analysis and Environmental Assessment Part 1 For 2012 Ocean Salmon Fishery Regulations (Published February 2012)

April 2012 Briefing Book

A. Call to Order

  • Agenda Item A.4: April 2012 Council Meeting Agenda

B. Open Comment

  • Agenda Item B.1, Supplemental Open Comment: Comments on CROOS Program (Finley)

C. Habitat

  • Agenda Item C.1: Current Habitat Issues
    • Agenda Item C.1.a, Attachment 1: Letter on Levee Vegetation
    • Agenda Item C.1.a, REVISED Supplemental Attachment 2: Letter on Klamath Water
    • Agenda Item C.1.a, Attachment 3: Letter from Humboldt County on Klamath Water
    • Agenda Item C.1.b, Supplemental HC Report
    • Agenda Item C.1.c, Supplemental SAS Report

D. Enforcement

  • Agenda Item D.1: Current Enforcement Issues
    • Agenda Item D.1.b, Supplemental USCG Report: PowerPoint
    • Agenda Item D.1.b, Supplemental USCG Report 2: Letter and Information Regarding Fishing Vessel Safety

E. Salmon Management

  • Agenda Item E.1: National Marine Fisheries Report on Salmon Management
    • Agenda Item E.1.b, Supplemental NMFS Report: NOAA Fisheries / Fisheries and Oceans Canada Workshops to Examine the Effects of Salmon Fisheries on Southern Resident Killer Whales
    • Agenda Item E.1.b, Supplemental NMFS Report 2: Letter to Chair Wolford Regarding Printed Salmon Regulation Booklets
    • Agenda Item E.1.b, Supplemental NMFS Report 3: Federal Register Notice, April 2, 2012 Regarding NMFS 12-Month Finding on a Petition To List Chinook Salmon in the Upper Klamath and Trinity Rivers Basin as Threatened or Endangered Under the Endangered Species Act
  • Agenda Item E.2: Tentative Adoption of 2012 Ocean Salmon Management Measures for Analysis
    • Agenda Item E.2.a, Attachment 1: Emergency Changes to the Salmon FMP
    • Agenda Item E.2.a, Attachment 2: FR 97-22094: Policy Guidelines for the Use of Emergency Rules
    • Agenda Item E.2.a, Attachment 3: Salmon Technical Team Proposed Rebuilding Plan for Sacramento River Fall Chinook
    • Agenda Item E.2.c, Supplemental Public Hearing Report 1: Westport, WA
    • Agenda Item E.2.c, Supplemental Public Hearing Report 2: Coos Bay, OR
    • Agenda Item E.2.c, Supplemental Public Hearing Report 3: Eureka, CA
    • Agenda Item E.2.d, Supplemental PSC Report
    • Agenda Item E.2.f, Supplemental SAS Report
    • Agenda Item E.2.f, Supplemental Tribal Report: CRITFC Report and Slides
    • Agenda Item E.2.f, Supplemental Comments of Hoopa Valley Tribe
    • Agenda Item E.2.f, Supplemental EC Report
    • Agenda Item E.2.g, Public Comment
    • Agenda Item E.2.g, Supplemental Public Comment 2
    • Agenda Item E.2.h, Supplemental Tribal Motion
  • Agenda Item E.3: Sacramento Winter Run Chinook Impact Specifications
  • Agenda Item E.4: Methodology Review Process and Preliminary Topic Selection for 2012
    • Agenda Item E.4.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item E.4.b, Supplemental MEW Report
    • Agenda Item E.4.b, Supplemental STT Report
    • Agenda Item E.4.b, Supplemental SAS Report
    • Agenda Item E.4.b, Supplemental Tribal Report
    • Agenda Item E.4.c, Supplemental Public Comment
  • Agenda Item E.5: Clarify Council Direction on 2012 Management Measures
    • Agenda Item E.5.b, Supplemental STT Report: Preliminary Analysis of Tentative 2012 Ocean Salmon Fishery Management Measures; April 13, 2012
  • Agenda Item E.6: Southern Oregon-Northern California Coast Coho Recovery Plan
    • Agenda Item E.6.a, Attachment 1: Southern Oregon Northern California Coast Coho Salmon Recovery Plan (Full Document Available on CD and Online Only; 53.4 MB)
    • Agenda Item E.6.a, Attachment 2: Council Staff Comments on the Public Review Draft SONCC Coho Recovery Plan
    • Agenda Item E.6.b, Supplemental NMFS PowerPoint (J. Weeder)
    • Agenda Item E.6.c, HC Report: Draft Letter to NMFS Recovery Coordinator Julie Weeder
    • Agenda Item E.6.c, Supplemental HC Report 2
    • Agenda Item E.6.c, Supplemental SAS Report
  • Agenda Item E.7: Final Action on 2012 Management Measures
    • Agenda Item E.7.b, Supplemental Tribal Report: Statement of the Columbia River Treaty Tribes
    • Agenda Item E.7.b, Supplemental Tribal Report 2: Comments of the Hoopa Valley Tribe
    • Agenda Item E.7.b, Supplemental STT Report
    • Agenda Item E.7.d, Supplemental Tribal Motion

F. Pacific Halibut Management

  • Agenda Item F.1: Final Incidental Catch Regulations for the 2012 Salmon Troll and Fixed Gear Sablefish Fisheries
    • Agenda Item F.1.b, Supplemental SAS Report
    • Agenda Item F.1.b, Supplemental SAS Report 2
    • Agenda Item F.1.b, Supplemental GAP Report

G. Coastal Pelagic Species Management

  • Agenda Item G.1: National Marine Fisheries Service Report on CPS Management
    • This Agenda Item Was Cancelled (No report)
  • Agenda Item G.2: Exempted Fishing Permit for 2012 Northwest Aerial Sardine Survey
    • Agenda Item G.2.a, Attachment 1: West Coast Aerial Sardine Survey 2012 Application for Exempted Fishing Permit, Revised
    • Agenda Item G.2.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item G.2.b, Supplemental CPSMT Report
    • Agenda Item G.2.b, Supplemental CPSAS Report

H. Administrative Matters

  • Agenda Item H.1: Coastal Marine Spatial Planning Update
    • Agenda Item H.1.a, Attachment 1: Draft National Ocean Policy Implementation Plan (on Briefing Book Website and CD Only)
    • Agenda Item H.1.a, Attachment 2: Draft National Ocean Policy Implementation Plan Power Point Briefing to the Councils Coordination Committee
    • Agenda Item H.1.a, Supplemental Attachment 3 (Handout Version of H.1.b, Supplemental NMFS PowerPoint)
    • Agenda Item H.1.b, Supplemental NMFS PowerPoint: National Ocean Policy — Update (Stein)
  • Agenda Item H.2: Legislative Matters
    • Agenda Item H.2.a, Attachment 1: April 2012 Staff Summary of Federal Legislation in the 112th U.S. Congress
    • Agenda Item H.2.a, Attachment 2: H.R. 1837, the Sacramento-San Joaquin Valley Water Reliability Act
    • Agenda Item H.2.a, Attachment 3: Congressional Research Service Report on H.R. 1837, the Sacramento-San Joaquin Valley Water Reliability Act
    • Agenda Item H.2.a, Attachment 4: Comparison of CVPIA and H.R. 1837 as Amended
    • Agenda Item H.2.a, Attachment 5: List of Groups Opposed to H.R. 1837 Including the Council
    • Agenda Item H.2.a, Attachment 6: July 5, 2011 Formal Request for Council comments on H.R. 1837 from U.S. Congresswoman Grace Napolitano
    • Agenda Item H.2.a, Attachment 7: Draft Council Staff Report on H.R. 1837
    • Agenda Item H.2.b, Supplemental LC Report
    • Agenda Item H.2.c, Supplemental HC Report
    • Agenda Item H.2.c, Supplemental SAS Report
    • Agenda Item H.2.d, Supplemental Public Comment
  • Agenda Item H.3: DRAFT Memorandum of Understanding for the Conservation of Migratory Birds
    • Agenda Item H.3.a, Attachment 1: Memo from Samuel Rauch to the Pacific Fishery Management Council
    • Agenda Item H.3.a, Attachment 2 (Electronic Only): Executive Order 13186
    • Agenda Item H.3.a, Attachment 3: Draft MOU between the National Marine Fisheries Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
    • Agenda Item H.3.b, Supplemental HC Report
    • Agenda Item H.3.b, Supplemental SAS Report
    • Agenda Item H.3.c, Supplemental Public Comment
  • Agenda Item H.4: Membership Appointments and Council Operating Procedures
    • Agenda Item H.4.a, Attachment 1: March 2012 Council Meeting Motion Establishing an Amendment 24 Ad Hoc Workgroup
    • Agenda Item H.4.a, Supplemental Attachment 2: Ad Hoc South of Humbug Pacific Halibut Workgroup Draft Objectives and Duties
    • Agenda Item H.4.b, Supplemental CDFG Report
    • Agenda Item H.4.b, Supplemental GAP Report
  • Agenda Item H.5: Future Council Meeting Agenda and Workload Planning
    • Agenda Item H.5.a, Attachment 1: Pacific Council Workload Planning: Preliminary Year-at-a-Glance Summary
    • Agenda Item H.5.a, Attachment 2: Preliminary Proposed Council Meeting Agenda, June 21-26, 2012 in San Mateo, California
    • Agenda Item H.5.a, Supplemental Attachment 3: Final Motion on an Ecosystem Fishery Management Plan From the June 2011 Council Meeting
    • Agenda Item H.5.a, Supplemental Attachment 4: Pacific Council Workload Planning: Year-at-a-Glance Summary
    • Agenda Item H.5.a, Supplemental Attachment 5: Preliminary Proposed Council Meeting Agenda, June 21-26, 2012 in San Mateo, California
    • Agenda Item H.5.a, Supplemental Attachment 6: Salmon Workload Assessment
    • Agenda Item H.5.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item H.5.b, Supplemental CDFG Report
    • Agenda Item H.5.c, Public Comment
    • Agenda Item H.5.c, Supplemental Public Comment 2

I. Groundfish Management

  • Agenda Item I.1: National Marine Fisheries Service Report on Groundfish
    • Agenda Item I.1.b, Supplemental NMFS Report: Groundfish and Halibut Notices, 2/13/12 through 3/16/12
    • Agenda Item I.1.c, Supplemental NWFSC Report: Shelf Rockfish Hook and Line Survey
    • Agenda Item I.1.c, Supplemental NMFS PowerPoint (McClure/Stein)
  • Agenda Item I.2: Implementation of the 2012 Pacific Whiting Fishery Under the U.S.-Canada Pacific Whiting Agreement
    • Agenda Item I.2.c, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item I.2.d, Supplemental Public Comment
  • Agenda Item I.3: Tentative Adoption of 2013-2014 Biennial Harvest Specifications and Management Measures
    • Agenda Item I.3.a, Attachment 1: Anticipated Council Actions and References Relevant to Decision-Making
    • Agenda Item I.3.a, Attachment 2: Preferred 2013 and 2014 Overfishing Limits (OFLs in mt) and Acceptable Biological Catches (ABCs in mt) and Preliminary Preferred 2013 and 2014 Annual Catch Limits for West Coast Groundfish Stocks and Stock Complexes
    • Agenda Item I.3.a, Attachment 3: Estimated Time to Rebuild and Spawning Potential Ratio Harvest Rate Relative to Alternative 2013-2014 ACLs for Overfished West Coast Groundfish Stocks
    • Agenda Item I.3.a, Attachment 4: Summary of the Management Measures Analysis
    • Agenda Item I.3.a, Attachment 5: Excerpts from the Preliminary DEIS (Available on Briefing Book Website and CD Only)
    • Agenda Item I.3.a, Supplemental Attachment 6: Projected Mortality and Allocations Under the Preferred Alternative and a Summary of Longnose Skate and Dogfish Shark Management Measures
    • Agenda Item I.3.a, Supplemental Attachment 7: Appendix D – Detailed Management Measures Analysis; 2013-2014 Groundfish Harvest Specifications Preliminary DEIS (Available on Briefing Book Website Only)
    • Agenda Item I.3.a, Supplemental PowerPoint (Ames/Seger)
    • Agenda Item I.3.b, Supplemental FWS Report: Proposed Seabird Conservation Measures to Mitigate and Track Expected Impacts on Short-tailed Albatross
    • Agenda Item I.3.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item I.3.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item I.3.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item I.3.b, Supplemental CDFG Report: Comments on 2013-14 Biennial Harvest Specifications and Management Measures
    • Agenda Item I.3.b, Supplemental CDFG Report 2: Allocations for Blackgill Rockfish and Cowcod South of 40°10′ N Latitude
    • Agenda Item I.3.b, Supplemental Tribal Report
    • Agenda Item I.3.c, Public Comments
    • Agenda Item I.3.c, Supplemental Public Comment 2
    • Agenda Item I.3.c, Supplemental Public Comment 3
    • Agenda Item I.3.c, Supplemental Public Comment 4
    • Agenda Item I.3.c, Supplemental Public Comment 5
  • Agenda Item I.4: Trawl Rationalization Trailing Actions
    • Agenda Item I.4.a, Attachment 1: Trawl Rationalization Trailing Actions: Descriptions And Next Steps
    • Agenda Item I.4.a, Attachment 2: Trawl Rationalization Trailing Actions: Whiting Season Opening Date and Southern Allocation, Draft Council Decision Analysis Document
    • Agenda Item I.4.a, Attachment 3: Trawl Rationalization Trailing Actions: Chafing Gear, Draft Council Decision Analysis Document
    • Agenda Item I.4.b, NMFS Electronic Monitoring: 2012 Electronic Monitoring Feasibility Plan
    • Agenda Item I.4.b, Supplemental NMFS PowerPoint: Meeting Monitoring Priorities in U.S. Fisheries (Mark C. Holliday, Ph.D.)
    • Agenda Item I.4.b, Supplemental PSMFC Report: Electronic Monitoring
    • Agenda Item I.4.c, NMFS Draft Rulemaking Plan: Draft Rulemaking Plan
    • Agenda Item I.4.c, NMFS Trailing Actions: NMFS List of Trailing Actions
    • Agenda Item I.4.c, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item I.4.c, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item I.4.c, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item I.4.d, Supplemental Public Comment
    • Agenda Item I.4.d, Supplemental Public Comment 2
    • Agenda Item I.4.d, Supplemental Public Comment 3
  • Agenda Item I.5: Reconsideration of Initial Individual Fishery Quotas in the Mothership and Shoreside Pacific Whiting Trawl Fisheries
    • Agenda Item I.5.a, Attachment 1: February 29, 2012 Letter from Frank Lockhart
    • Agenda Item I.5.a, Attachment 2: March 16, 2012 Letter from Frank Lockhart
    • Agenda Item I.5.a, Supplemental Attachment 3: Guidance for Making Allocation Decisions Related to Catch Shares
    • Agenda Item I.5.b, Supplemental NMFS Report ANPR: Proposed Rulemaking Regarding the Reconsideration of the Allocation of Whiting
    • Agenda Item I.5.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item I.5.c, Supplemental Public Comment
  • Agenda Item I.6: Groundfish Essential Fish Habitat Review
    • Agenda Item I.6.b, EFHRC Report
    • Agenda Item I.6.b, Supplemental EFHRC Report 2
    • Agenda Item I.6.c, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item I.6.c, Supplemental Tribal Report
    • Agenda Item I.6.c, Supplemental HC Report
    • Agenda Item I.6.d, Supplemental Public Comment
  • Agenda Item I.7: Consideration of Inseason Adjustments
    • Agenda Item I.7.b, Supplemental CDFG Report
    • Agenda Item I.7.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item I.7.b, Supplemental GAP Report
  • Agenda Item I.8: Adoption of 2013-2014 Biennial Harvest Specifications and Management Measures
    • Agenda Item I.8.a, Supplemental Attachment 1: Options for Routine Management of Unused Harvest Set-Asides
    • Agenda Item I.8.b, Supplemental EC Report
    • Agenda Item I.8.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item I.8.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item I.8.c, Supplemental Public Comment

Informational Reports

  • Informational Report 1: FWS Columbia River 2012 Chinook Mass Marking
  • Informational Report 2: Groundfish Informational Briefing
    • For reference materials, please see: Agenda Item I.3: Tentative Adoption of 2013-2014 Biennial Harvest Specifications and Management Measures
    • Informational Report 2, Supplemental Attachment 1 (PowerPoint): 2013-14 Harvest Specifications and Management Measures Advance Informational Briefing (Larger View Slides)
    • Informational Report 2 Supplemental Slide Handouts (“Talking Points”) These are the same as the above slides, but include the main “talking points” (Smaller View Slides)
  • Supplemental Informational Report 3: Letters from IPHC to State Directors (OR, WA, CA) Regarding Request to Develop and Implement Necessary Date Collection Programs to Permit Estimation of Discard Mortality, Starting With 2012 Recreational Fisheries
  • Supplemental Informational Report 4: 7 P.M. Tuesday, Boren Room, Presentation on Fisheries Observing Using Video-Based Electronic Monitoring
  • Supplemental Informational Report 5: The West Coast Salmon Genetic Stock Identification Collaboration Annual Report, 2011

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
  • Model Evaluation Workgroup (MEW) Agenda
  • Salmon Advisory Subpanel (SAS) Agenda
  • Salmon Technical Team (STT) Agenda
  • Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) Agenda
  • SSC Economic and Groundfish Subcommittee Agenda
  • DRAFT March 2012 SSC Minutes

General Information

  • General Information: Driving Directions, Seating Chart, Hotel Information, Transportation Options from Airport to the Sheraton, Restaurant Information
  • Chair’s Reception, Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 6 p.m.
  • Tax Exempt Form, Sheraton Seattle Hotel (Must Show Proper I.D)

Salmon Management Documents

  • Preseason Report II: Proposed Alternatives and Environmental Assessment Part 2 for 2012 Ocean Salmon Fishery Regulations; Regulation Identifier Number 0648-XA921 (March 2012)

June 2012 Briefing Book

A. Call to Order

  • Supplemental Agenda Item A.3: Executive Director’s Report
    • Agenda Item A.3, Supplemental Attachment 1: Council Coordination Committee Interim Meeting Agenda, April 30-May 3, 2012
    • Agenda Item A.3, Supplemental Attachment 2: 2012 Annual Council Coordination Committee Decision Outcomes Document
    • Agenda Item A.3, Supplemental Attachment 3: May 18, 2012 Letter to Dr. Jane Lubchenco from RFMC Chairs and Executive Directors
    • Agenda Item A.3, Supplemental Attachment 4: Managing Our Nation’s Fisheries 3 Website Home Page
    • Agenda Item A.3, Supplemental Attachment 5: Managing Our Nation’s Fisheries 3 and Council Coordinating Committee Structure and Schedule Graphic for May 6-11, 2013
    • Agenda Item A.3, Supplemental Attachment 6: Managing Our Nation’s Fisheries 3, Current Refinements in Conference Purpose Statement, Session Themes and Focus Topics
    • Agenda Item A.3, Supplemental Attachment 7: Letter to Todd J. Zinser, Inspector General
    • Agenda Item A.3, Supplemental Attachment 8: Letter to The Honorable Barney Frank and The Honorable John F. Tierney
    • Agenda Item A.3, Supplemental Attachment 9: Memo to Dr. Jane Lubchecno Regarding Review of FMC’s and Fishery Rulemaking
  • Agenda Item A.4: Proposed June 20-26, 2012 Council Meeting Agenda

B. Open Comment

  • Agenda Item B.1: Open Comment 1
  • Agenda Item B.1, Supplemental Open Comment 2: Federal Register Notice Wednesday, May 23, 2012 Regarding NMFS Proposed Revisions to Existing Regulations Governing the Confidentiality of Information Submitted in Compliance With Any Requirement or Regulation Under the MSA
  • Agenda Item B.1, Supplemental Open Comment 3: GMT Report on FR Notice Regarding Proposed Revisions to Confidentiality of Information
  • Agenda Item B.1, Supplemental Open Comment 4: Coastside Fishing Club/CDFG Salmon Smolt Acclimation Pen (PowerPoint)
  • Agenda Item B.1, Supplemental Open Comment 5: FISHTRAX.org, Heather Mann
  • Agenda Item B.1, Supplemental Open Comment 6: Testimony of Scott Hartzell

C. Habitat

  • Agenda Item C.1: Current Habitat Issues
    • Agenda Item C.1.a, Attachment 1: Letter on Levee Vegetation
    • Agenda Item C.1.a, Attachment 2: Letter on Klamath Water Management
    • Agenda Item C.1.a, Supplemental PowerPoint Presentation: Comparative Survival Study; June 12, 2012 Habitat Committee Meeting
    • Agenda Item C.1.b, REVISED Supplemental Habitat Committee Report

D. Groundfish Management

  • Agenda Item D.1: National Marine Fisheries Service Report
    • Agenda Item D.1.b, Attachment 1: Federal Register Notices Published Since the Last Council Meeting
    • Agenda Item D.1.c, Supplemental NWFSC PowerPoint
    • Agenda Item D.1.c, Supplemental Attachment 1: 2011 Catch Share Fishery Preliminary Landings and Retention Rates
  • Agenda Item D.2: Barotrauma Workshop Report and Potential Use of Recompression Catch-and-Release Survival Estimates
    • Agenda Item D.2.a, Attachment 1: Summary Recommendations of Participants at the 2012 Portland, Oregon and 2011 Atlanta, Georgia Barotrauma Workshops
    • Agenda Item D.2.a, Attachment 2: Annotated Bibliography of Research Conducted on Barotrauma and Recompression of Rockfish Species Caught and Released Using Hook-and-Line Gears
    • Agenda Item D.2.a, Attachment 3: Slides from a PowerPoint Presentation Given by Dr. Alena Pribyl at the Portland Barotrauma Workshop Entitled, “Venting and Recompression: Techniques and Appropriate Uses”
    • Agenda Item D.2.a, Supplemental Attachment 4: CDFG Report From April 2012 Briefing Book Regarding Calculating Cowcod Mortality in the California Recreational Fishery
    • Agenda Item D.2.c, Supplemental SWFSC PowerPoint (Vetter): Post-release Survival and Behavior of Deep-Dwelling Rockfishes (genus Sebastes) Suffering From Barotrauma: Using Recompression Devices to Reduce Bycatch Mortality
    • 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.2.e, Supplemental Amended Motion in Writing
  • Agenda Item D.3: Stock Assessment Planning
    • Agenda Item D.3.a, Attachment 1: A “Refreshed” Estimation of the Relative Strength of the 2010 Year Class for Bocaccio, Sebastes paucispinis
    • Agenda Item D.3.a, Attachment 2: Draft Terms of Reference for the Groundfish and Coastal Pelagic Species Stock Assessment and Review Process for 2013-2014
    • Agenda Item D.3.a, Attachment 3: Draft Terms of Reference for the Groundfish Rebuilding Analysis for 2013-2014
    • Agenda Item D.3.a, Attachment 4: Draft Terms of Reference for the Methodology Review Process for Groundfish and Coastal Pelagic Species
    • Agenda Item D.3.b, NMFS Report: Considerations for Selecting Species for Assessment in 2013
    • Agenda Item D.3.b, Supplemental NMFS PowerPoint
    • Agenda Item D.3.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item D.3.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item D.3.b, Supplemental GAP Report
  • Agenda Item D.4: Exempted Fishing Permits for 2013-2014 Fisheries
    • Agenda Item D.4.a, Attachment 1: Evaluation of an epibenthic trolled longline to selectively catch chilipepper rockfish (Sebastes goodei) off California
    • Agenda Item D.4.a, Attachment 2: Groundfish EFP Proposal: Yellowtail Rockfish Jig Fishing off California
    • Agenda Item D.4.a, Attachment 3: Supporting a Spatial Analysis of the Distribution and Size of Rebuilding Stocks in the Rockfish Conservation Area Through Directed Fishing Surveys
    • Agenda Item D.4.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item D.4.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item D.4.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item D.4.b, Supplemental EC Report
    • Agenda Item D.4.c, Public Comments
  • Agenda Item D.5: Tentative Adoption of 2013-2014 Biennial Harvest Specifications and Management Measures
    • Agenda Item D.5.a, Attachment 1: Anticipated Council Actions and References Relevant to Decision-Making
    • Agenda Item D.5.a, Attachment 2: Table 1. Preferred 2013 and 2014 overfishing limits, acceptable biological catches, and annual catch limits for west coast groundfish stocks and stock complexes; and Table 2. Estimated time to rebuild and spawning potential ratio harvest rate relative to alternative 2013-2014 ACLs for overfished west coast groundfish stocks
    • Agenda Item D.5.a, Attachment 3: Executive Summary and Description of the Preferred Season Structures and Management Measures, An Excerpt from the Preliminary DEIS
    • Agenda Item D.5.a, Supplemental Attachment 4: Supplementary Information Related to Comments Received to Date on Preliminary Council Actions (This item was not provided at the meeting)
    • Agenda Item D.5.a, Attachment 5: Proposed Harvest Specifications and Management Measures for the 2013-2014 Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery and Amendment 21-2 to the Pacific Coast Fishery Management Plan; DEIS (Available on Website Only. Note: As of June 12 the DEIS released for public comment is accessed through this link; the contents of this document are the same as the preliminary DEIS made available here on June 6 and included on the Briefing Book CD.)
    • Agenda Item D.5.a, Supplemental Attachment 6: Council Staff and GMT Subgroup Report on Considering Risk in the IFQ Trawl Sector When Setting ACLs For Canary Rockfish and POP
    • Agenda Item D.5.b, NMFS Letter: At-Sea Pacific Whiting Incidental Catch in 2011
    • Agenda Item D.5.b, Supplemental Makah Report
    • Agenda Item D.5.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item D.5.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item D.5.b, Supplemental EC Report
    • Agenda Item D.5.c, Public Comment
    • Agenda Item D.5.c, Supplemental Public Comment 2
    • Agenda Item D.5.c, Supplemental Public Comment 3
    • Agenda Item D.5.c, Supplemental Public Comment 4
  • Agenda Item D.6: Trawl Rationalization Trailing Actions
    • Agenda Item D.6.a, Attachment 1: Status of Trailing Actions and Calendar
    • Agenda Item D.6.a, Supplemental Attachment 2: PSMFC Status Report on the 2012 Electronic Monitoring Field Study
    • Agenda Item D.6.a, Supplemental Attachment 3: Letter to RFMC Executive Directors from Ms. Kitty Simmonds Regarding Recommendation of Establishing CCC Subcommittee on Electronic Monitoring Issues
    • Agenda Item D.6.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item D.6.b, Supplemental GAP Report
  • Agenda Item D.7: Reconsideration of Initial Catch Share Allocations in the Mothership and Shoreside Pacific Whiting Fisheries
    • Agenda Item D.7.a, Attachment 1: Reconsideration of Initial Catch Share Allocations in the Mothership and Shoreside Pacific Whiting Fisheries, Draft Environmental Assessment
    • Agenda Item D.7.a, Supplemental Attachment 2: Description of the Affected Environment
    • Agenda Item D.7.a, Attachment 3: Description of Segments of the QS Allocations Potentially Affected by Reconsideration of Allocation of Whiting
    • Agenda Item D.7.a, Supplemental Attachment 4: Guidance for Making Allocation Decisions Related to Catch Shares
    • Agenda Item D.7.a, Supplemental Attachment 5: Whiting Catch Share Allocations: Supplemental Analysis
    • Agenda Item D.7.a, Supplemental Staff PowerPoint: Whiting Reallocation Analysis (Freese/Seger)
    • Agenda Item D.7.b, NMFS Report 1: Draft Rulemaking Schedule for the Reconsideration of Initial Individual Fishery Quotas in the Mothership and Shoreside Pacific Whiting Trawl Fisheries (RAW 1 and 2)
    • Agenda Item D.7.b, NMFS Report 2: Federal Register, 77(98): 29955-29961 (RAW 1, Proposed Rule, Request for Comments)
    • Agenda Item D.7.b, NMFS Report 3: Issues Related to the Reconsideration of Allocation of Whiting: Divestiture and Transfer of Quota
    • Agenda Item D.7.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item D.7.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item D.7.c, Public Comment (Full Version Available on Briefing Book CD and Website Only)
    • Agenda Item D.7.c, Supplemental Public Comment 2
    • Agenda Item D.7.c, Supplemental Public Comment 3
    • Agenda Item D.7.c, Supplemental Public Comment 4
    • Agenda Item D.7.c, Supplemental Public Comment 5
    • Agenda Item D.7.c, Supplemental Public Comment 6
    • Agenda Item D.7.d, Attachment 1: Council Decision Template
  • Agenda Item D.8: Consideration of Inseason Adjustments
    • Agenda Item D.8.b, NMFS Report: 2011 Surplus Carry-Over
    • Agenda Item D.8.b, Supplemental ODFW Report: IFQ Program off Oregon
    • Agenda Item D.8.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item D.8.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item D.8.c, Supplemental Public Comment
  • Agenda Item D.9: Final 2013-2014 Biennial Harvest Specifications and Management Measures
    • Agenda Item D.9.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item D.9.b, Supplemental GAP Report

E. Highly Migratory Species Management

  • Agenda Item E.1: Management Reference Points and Measures for 2013-2014 Fisheries
    • Agenda Item E.1.a, Attachment 1: Table 4-3, HMS FMP
    • Agenda Item E.1.a, Attachment 2: March 15, 2011, Letter from Kitty Simonds, WPFMC Executive Director, to Samuel Rauch III, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Programs
    • Agenda Item E.1.b, Supplemental HMSMT Report
  • Agenda Item E.2: International Management Activities and Recommendations
    • Agenda Item E.2.a, Attachment 1: Northern Committee Schedule for Development of International Management Framework for North Pacific Albacore Tuna and Associated Conservation Measure
    • Agenda Item E.2.a, Attachment 2: Reference Points, Decision Rules, and Management Strategy Evaluation for Tunas and Associated Species in the Eastern Pacific Ocean (IATTC Document SAC-03-09) by Mark Maunder
    • Agenda Item E.2.a, Attachment 3: April 17, 2012, Letter from Michael Tosatto, NMFS Pacific Islands Regional Administrator, to Council Chair Dan Wolford Reporting Outcomes of the Eighth Regular Session of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission
    • Agenda Item E.2.a, Attachment 4: March 13, 2012, Letter from Dr. Donald O. McIsaac to Mr. Samuel Rauch III
    • Agenda Item E.2.b, NMFS Report: Report on International Management Activities
    • Agenda Item E.2.b, HMSMT Report
    • Agenda Item E.2.b, Supplemental HMSMT Report 2
    • Agenda Item E.2.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item E.2.b, Supplemental HMSAS Report
    • Agenda Item E.2.b, Supplemental WDFW Report
    • Agenda Item E.2.c, Public Comment
    • Agenda Item E.2.c, Supplemental Public Comment 2
    • Agenda Item E.2.c, Supplemental Public Comment 3
    • Agenda Item E.2.c, Supplemental Public Comment 4 (Bissell Slides)

F. Coastal Pelagic Species Management

  • Agenda Item F.1: National Marine Fisheries Services Report on CPS
    • Agenda Item F.1.b, NMFS Report
    • Agenda Item F.1.b, Supplemental NMFS PowerPoint: Overview of Coastal Pelagic Species Workshop II: Considerations for Rights Based Management in the Pacific Sardine Fishery
    • Agenda Item F.1.c, NMFS SWFSC Report
    • Agenda Item F.1.c, Supplemental SWFSC PowerPoint (Vetter/Werner)
    • Agenda Item F.1.d, Supplemental CPSMT Report
    • Agenda Item F.1.d, Supplemental CPSAS Report
  • Agenda Item F.2: Pacific Mackerel Management for 2012-2013
    • Agenda Item F.2.a, Supplemental Attachment 1: (Available on Briefing Book Website Only) Pacific Mackerel (Scomber japonicus) Stock Assessment for USA Management in the 2011-2012 Fishing Year
    • Agenda Item F.2.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item F.2.b, Supplemental CPSMT Report
    • Agenda Item F.2.b, Supplemental CPSAS Report

G. Administrative Matters

  • Agenda Item G.1: Consideration of Further Protection of Currently Managed Forage Species
    • Agenda Item G.1.b, EPDT Report
    • Agenda Item G.1.b Supplemental EPDT PowerPoint (deReynier)
    • Agenda Item G.1.b, Supplemental Senate Letter: to Dan Wolford from Honorable Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley
    • Agenda Item G.1.b, Supplemental EAS Report
    • Agenda Item G.1.b, Supplemental HMSAS Report
    • Agenda Item G.1.b, Supplemental HC Report
    • Agenda Item G.1.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item G.1.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item G.1.b, Supplemental CPSMT Report
    • Agenda Item G.1.b, Supplemental CPSAS Report
    • Agenda Item G.1.b, Supplemental CPSAS Report 2
    • Agenda Item G.1.c, Public Comment
    • Agenda Item G.1.c, Supplemental Public Comment 2
    • Agenda Item G.1.c, Supplemental Public Comment 3
    • Agenda Item G.1.c, Supplemental Public Comment 4
    • Agenda Item G.1.c, Supplemental Public Comment 5
    • Agenda Item G.1.c, Supplemental Public Comment 6
    • Agenda Item G.1.c, Supplemental Public Comment 7 (Shester Written Paper and PowerPoint)
    • Agenda Item G.1.c, Supplemental Public Comment 8
    • Agenda Item G.1.d, Supplemental WDFW Motion
    • Agenda Item G.1.d, Supplemental CDFG Motion
    • Agenda Item G.1.d, Supplemental REVISED Final Council Action
  • Agenda Item G.2: Legislative Matters
    • Agenda Item G.2.a, Attachment 1: June 2012 Staff Summary of Federal Legislation in the 112th U.S. Congress
    • Agenda Item G.2.a, Attachment 2: S. 2184, the Fisheries Investment and Regulatory Relief Act of 2012
    • Agenda Item G.2.a, Attachment 3: April 13, 2012 Letter From North Pacific Council Executive Director Mr. Oliver to U. S. Senator Murkowski Regarding S. 2184
    • Agenda Item G.2.b, Supplemental Legislative Committee Report
    • Agenda Item G.2.c Supplemental HMSAS Report
  • Agenda Item G.3: Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for National Standard 1 Guidelines
    • Agenda Item G.3.a, Attachment 1: Advance notice of proposed rulemaking; request for comments; consideration of revision to National Standard 1 Guidelines (77 FR 26239, May 3, 2012)
    • Agenda Item G.3.a, Attachment 2: Sec. 600.310 National Standard 1—Optimum Yield
    • Agenda Item G.3.a, Supplemental Attachment 3: Letter to Eric Schwaab from Kitty Simonds, WPFMC
    • Agenda Item G.3.b, Supplemental NMFS Report: National Standard 1 Guidelines PowerPoint
    • Agenda Item G.3.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item G.3.b, Supplemental HMSMT Report
    • Agenda Item G.3.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item G.3.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item G.3.b, Supplemental STT Report
  • Agenda Item G.4: Approval of Council Meeting Minutes
    • Agenda Item G.4.a, Attachment 1: Draft Minutes: 212th Session of the Pacific Fishery Management Council (March 2012)
    • Agenda Item G.4.a, Supplemental Attachment 2: Draft Minutes: 213th Session of the Pacific Fishery Management Council (April 2012)
  • Agenda Item G.5: Fiscal Matters
    • Agenda Item G.5.b, Supplemental Budget Committee Report
  • Agenda Item G.6: Membership Appointments and Council Operating Procedures
    • Agenda Item G.6.a, Supplemental Attachment 1: Ad Hoc South of Humbug Pacific Halibut Policy Committee
    • Agenda Item G.6.a, Supplemental Attachment 2: Letter from NOC to Chairman Wolford Regarding Regional Planning Body Appointment
  • Agenda Item G.7: Future Council Meeting Agenda and Workload Planning
    • Agenda Item G.7.a, Attachment 1: Pacific Council Workload Planning: Preliminary Year-at-a-Glance Summary
    • Agenda Item G.7.a, Attachment 2: Preliminary Proposed Council Meeting Agenda, September 13-18, 2012 in Boise, Idaho
    • Agenda Item G.7.a, Attachment 3: Proposed Workshops and SSC Subcommittee Meetings for 2012
    • Agenda Item G.7.a, Supplemental Attachment 4: Pacific Council Workload Planning: Year-at-a-Glance Summary
    • Agenda Item G.7.a, Supplemental Attachment 5: Proposed Council Meeting Agenda, September 13-18, 2012 in Boise, Idaho
    • Agenda Item G.7.a, Supplemental Attachment 6: Possible Regulation Amendment Process for Consideration of Electronic Monitoring as a Replacement for the 100% Observer Coverage Requirement
    • Agenda Item G.7.b, HMSMT Report
    • Agenda Item G.7.b, Supplemental HMSMT Report 2
    • Agenda Item G.7.b, Supplemental NMFS Report: Letter to State Directors From Bob Turner, Regarding Amendment to the Salmon Fishery Management Plan
    • Agenda Item G.7.b, Supplemental HMSAS Report
    • Agenda Item G.7.b, Supplemental CPSMT Report
    • Agenda Item G.7.b, Supplemental CPSMT Report 2
    • Agenda Item G.7.b, Supplemental CPSAS Report
    • Agenda Item G.7.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item G.7.c, Supplemental Public Comment

H. Ecosystem Based Management

  • Agenda Item H.1: Council Fishery Ecosystem Plan Development
    • Agenda Item H.1.a, Attachment 1: Draft Pacific Coast Fishery Ecosystem Plan
    • Agenda Item H.1.a, Attachment 2: Draft Outline for an Annual State-of-the-Ecosystem Report
    • Agenda Item H.1.b, Supplemental EPDT Report
    • Agenda Item H.1.b, Supplemental EPDT PowerPoint (deReynier)
    • Agenda Item H.1.c, Supplemental EAS Report
    • Agenda Item H.1.c, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item H.1.c, Supplemental HC Report
    • Agenda Item H.1.c, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item H.1.c, Supplemental CPSAS Report

I. Enforcement Issues

  • Agenda Item I.1: Annual NMFS Enforcement Report
    • Agenda Item I.1.b, Supplemental NMFS OLE Report: Pacific Coast Enforcement Highlights for 2011

Informational Reports

  • Supplemental Informational Report 1: Oregon Live Editorial from Ben Enticknap Regarding World Oceans Day; Forage Fish

Council Groundfish Informational Session

  • PowerPoint: 2013-14 Harvest Specifications and Management Measures Advance Informational Briefing

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 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
  • Legislative Committee (LC) Agenda
  • Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) Agenda
  • Draft April 2012 SSC Minutes

Committee Memos

  • Committee Memo: Coastal Pelagic Species Management Team, Coastal Pelagic Species Advisory Subpanel, and Interested Persons
  • Committee Memo: Ecosystem Plan Development Team, Ecosystem Advisory Subpanel, and Interested Persons
  • Committee Memo: Enforcement Consultants
  • Committee Memo: Groundfish Advisory Subpanel, Groundfish Management Team, and Interested Persons
  • Committee Memo: Highly Migratory Species Advisory Subpanel, Highly Migratory Species Management Team, and Interested Persons
  • Committee Memo: Scientific and Statistical Committee

General Information

  • General Information: Chair’s Reception, Driving Directions, Seating Chart, Hotel Information, Restaurant Information

September 2012 Briefing Book

A. Call to Order

  • Agenda Item A.3: Supplemental WCGA Update
    • Agenda Item A.3, Supplemental Attachment 1: Questions from the WCGA on Ocean Health to the NOC Relative to CMSP et al
    • Agenda Item A.3, Supplemental Attachment 2: WCGA Grant Obligations
    • Agenda Item A.3, Supplemental Attachment 3: NROC Relationship With NE Regional Planning Body
    • Agenda Item A.3, Supplemental Attachment 4: Addressing Capacity & Organization of WCGA Action Coordination Teams
  • Agenda Item A.4: September 13-18, 2012 Agenda

B. Enforcement Issues

  • Agenda Item B.1: Current Enforcement Issues; September
    • Agenda Item B.1.b: Washington Enforcement Report, Joint Enforcement Agreement (JEA) 2012-2013 Final Report
    • Agenda Item B.1.b: Supplemental Tri-State Enforcement PowerPoint

C. Highly Migratory Species Management

  • Agenda Item C.1: NMFS Report on Highly Migratory Species Management
    • Agenda Item C.1.a, Attachment 1: Northern Committee of the Commission for the Conservation and Management of Highly Migratory Fish Stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean, Eighth Regular Session, Provisional Annotated Agenda
    • Agenda Item C.1.b, NMFS Report: NMFS HMS International and Regulatory Activities Report
    • Agenda Item C.1.b, Supplemental NMFS Report 2: Report on the Results of the 8th Regular Session of the Northern Committee, September 3-6, 2012
    • Agenda Item C.1.c, Attachment 1: Report of the Twelfth Meeting of the International Scientific Committee for Tuna And Tuna-Like Species in the North Pacific Ocean Plenary Session
    • Agenda Item C.1.c, Supplemental SWFSC PowerPoint (Werner)
    • Agenda Item C.1.e, Public Comment
    • Agenda Item C.1.e, Supplemental Public Comment 2

D. Habitat

  • Agenda Item D.1: Current Habitat Issues
    • Agenda Item D.1.a, Attachment 1: Council Letter to the Secretary of the Interior
    • Agenda Item D.1.a, Attachment 2: Reply from Donald Glaser, Bureau of Reclamation
    • Agenda Item D.1.b, Supplemental HC Report
    • Agenda Item D.1.c, Supplemental SAS Report

E. Salmon Management

  • Agenda Item E.1: California Hatchery Review Report
    • Agenda Item E.1.a, Attachment 1: News Release
    • Agenda Item E.1.a, Attachment 2: CHSRG Report Excerpt – Recommendations
    • Agenda Item E.1.b, CHSRG Report: California Hatchery Review Report (electronic/on line only)
    • Agenda Item E.1.b, Supplemental CHSRG PowerPoint
    • Agenda Item E.1.b, Supplemental STT Report
    • Agenda Item E.1.b, Supplemental SAS Report
    • Agenda Item E.1.b, Supplemental HC Report
    • Agenda Item E.1.c, Supplemental Public Comment
  • Agenda Item E.2: 2012 Salmon Methodology Review
    • Agenda Item E.2.a, Attachment 1: Email to the Agencies From Chuck Tracy Dated June 19, 2012
    • Agenda Item E.2.b, Supplemental MEW Report
    • Agenda Item E.2.b, Supplemental NWIFC Report: Comparison of Two Methods for Estimating Coho Salmon Encounters and Release Mortalities in the Ocean Mark-Selective Fishery
    • Agenda Item E.2.b, Supplemental ODFW Report: Request for SSC and STT Review of Proposed Changes to the A13/OCN Workgroup Coho Marine Survival Index
    • Agenda Item E.2.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item E.2.b, Supplemental STT Report
    • Agenda Item E.2.b, Supplemental SAS Report
    • Agenda Item E.2.b, Supplemental Tribal Comments
  • Agenda Item E.3: Salmon Fishery Management Plan Amendment 17 Annual Regulatory Cycle and Minor Updates
    • Agenda Item E.3.a, Attachment 1: Pacific Coast Salmon Fishery Management Plan Amendment 17: Annual Regulatory Cycle and Minor Updates
    • Agenda Item E.3.b, Supplemental CDFG Report: Proposed Modification to Ocean Salmon Regulatory Timeline
    • Agenda Item E.3.b, Supplemental STT Report
    • Agenda Item E.3.b, Supplemental SAS Report
  • Agenda Item E.4: FMP Amendment 18 – Update of Essential Fish Habitat for Salmon
    • Agenda Item E.4.a, Attachment 1: Pacific Coast Salmon Plan Amendment 18 Draft Preliminary Alternatives
    • Agenda Item E.4.a, Supplemental Attachment 2: Table 1 Replacement
    • Agenda Item E.4.c, Supplemental NMFS Report
    • Agenda Item E.4.c, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item E.4.c, Supplemental SAS Report
    • Agenda Item E.4.c, Supplemental HC Report
  • Agenda Item E.5: Lower Columbia Endangered Species Act Salmon and Steelhead Recovery Plan
    • Agenda Item E.5.a, Attachment 1: Fact Sheet on Proposed Lower Columbia Recovery Plan
    • Agenda Item E.5.a, Attachment 2: Executive Summary from Proposed Lower Columbia Recovery Plan
    • Agenda Item E.5.a, Attachment 3: Proposed ESA Recovery Plan for Lower Columbia River Coho Salmon, Lower Columbia River Chinook Salmon, Columbia River Chum Salmon, and Lower Columbia River Steelhead (full main document available on the briefing book CD and online at http://www.nwr.noaa.gov/Salmon-Recovery-Planning/Recovery-Domains/Willamette-Lower-Columbia/LC/plan.cfm). Get the Appendices Only by visiting: http://www.nwr.noaa.gov/Salmon-Recovery-Planning/Recovery-Domains/Willamette-Lower-Columbia/LC/plan.cfm
    • Agenda Item E.5.a, Supplemental Attachment 4: Letter from Will Stelle Regarding Extension of Public Comment Period on the Proposed ESA Recovery Plan for LCR Coho Salmon
    • Agenda Item E.5.b, Supplemental NMFS PowerPoint: Overview of Proposed ESA Recovery Plan (Patty Dornbusch)
    • Agenda Item E.5.b, Supplemental SAS Report
    • Agenda Item E.5.b, Supplemental HC Report

F. Pacific Halibut Management

  • Agenda Item F.1: Pacific Halibut Management South of Humbug Mountain
    • Agenda Item F.1.b, Attachment 1: Ad Hoc South Of Humbug Pacific Halibut Workgroup Report on Biological, Monitoring, Assessment, and Apportionment Issues in Area 2A
    • Agenda Item F.1.b, CFGC Letter: California Fish and Game Commission Letter to IPHC, NMFS, and PFMC
    • Agenda Item F.1.b, IPHC Letter: International Pacific Halibut Commission Letter responding to CFGC Letter
    • Agenda Item F.1.b, Supplemental SHPHW PowerPoint
    • Agenda Item F.1.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item F.1.c, Supplemental Public Comment
  • Agenda Item F.2: 2013 Pacific Halibut Regulations
    • Agenda Item F.2.a, Attachment 1: 2012 Pacific Halibut Catch Sharing Plan for Area 2A
    • Agenda Item F.2.a, Supplemental Attachment 2: Report on the 2012 Pacific Halibut Fisheries in Area 2A (9/3/2012)
    • Agenda Item F.2.b, WDFW Report: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Report on Proposed Changes to Catch Sharing Plan and 2013 Annual Regulations
    • Agenda Item F.2.b, ODFW Report: Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Report on Proposed Changes to the Pacific Halibut Catch Sharing Plan for the 2013 Fishery
    • Agenda Item F.2.b, CDFG Report: California Department of Fish and Game Report on Final Recreational Catch Estimates and Proposed Changes to the 2013 Pacific Halibut Catch Sharing Plan
    • Agenda Item F.2.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item F.2.c, Public Comment
  • Agenda Item F.3: Pacific Halibut Bycatch Estimate for Use in the 2013 Groundfish Fisheries
    • Agenda Item F.3.a, Attachment 1: Letter from NMFS NWFSC to Dan Wolford
    • Agenda Item F.3.b, NMFS Report 1: Draft excerpts from Pacific Halibut Bycatch in the U.S. West Coast IFQ Groundfish Fishery (2011) and non-IFQ Groundfish Fisheries (2002–2011)
    • Agenda Item F.3.b, Supplemental NMFS Report 2: DRAFT Pacific Halibut Bycatch in the U.S. West Coast IFQ Groundfish Fishery (2011) and non-IFQ Groundfish Fisheries (2002-2011)
    • Agenda Item F.3.b, Supplemental NMFS PowerPoint: Northwest Fisheries Science Center Groundfish Observer Program
    • Agenda Item F.3.c, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item F.3.c, Supplemental GAP Report

G. Administrative Matters

  • Agenda Item G.1: Legislative Matters
    • Agenda Item G.1.a, Attachment 1: September 2012 Staff Summary of Federal Legislation
    • Agenda Item G.1.a, Attachment 2: August 23, 2012 Letter from Congressman Thompson and Congresswoman Herrera-Buetler
    • Agenda Item G.1.a, Supplemental Attachment 3: H.R. 6362, a Bill to Direct the Secretary of Commerce to Issue a Fishing Capacity Reduction Loan to Refinance the Existing Loan Funding the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Fishing Capacity Reduction Program
    • Agenda Item G.1.b, Supplemental LC Report
  • Agenda Item G.2: Research Planning
    • Agenda Item G.2.a, Attachment 1: Initial Draft, Research and Data Needs, 2013
    • Agenda Item G.2.b, NMFS FSC Report
    • Agenda Item G.2.b, Supplemental FSC PowerPoint (Werner/Stein)
    • Agenda Item G.2.c, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item G.2.c, Supplemental STT Report
    • Agenda Item G.2.c, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item G.2.c, Supplemental GAP Report
  • Agenda Item G.3: Approval of Council Meeting Minutes
    • Agenda Item G.3.a, Attachment 1: Draft Minutes: 206th Session of the Pacific Fishery Management Council (November 2010)
  • 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.5.a, Attachment 1: Draft COP Protocol for Consideration of Exempted Fishing Permits for Coastal Pelagic Species Fisheries
    • Agenda Item G.5.a, Attachment 2: Federal Register Notice regarding Proposed Rule for Confidentiality Regulations
    • Agenda Item G.5.a, Attachment 3: Agenda Item B.1, Supplemental Open Comment 3, June 2012 (Confidentiality Comments by the GMT)
    • Agenda Item G.5.a, Attachment 4: Advisory Body Composition
    • Agenda Item G.5.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item G.5.c, Public Comment: Letter from Midwater Trawlers Cooperative
  • 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 1-7, 2012 in Costa Mesa, California
    • Agenda Item G.6.a, Supplemental Attachment 3: Pacific Council Workload Planning: Preliminary Year-at-a-Glance Summary
    • Agenda Item G.6.a, Supplemental Attachment 4: Proposed Council Meeting Agenda, November 2-7, 2012 in Costa Mesa, California
    • Agenda Item G.6.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item G.6.c, Supplemental Public Comment

H. Groundfish Management

  • Agenda Item H.1: NMFS Report on Groundfish Management
    • Agenda Item H.1.b, Attachment 1: Federal Register Notices Published Since the Last Council Meeting
    • Agenda Item H.1.c, Supplemental NWFSC PowerPoint (McClure)
  • Agenda Item H.2: Trawl Rationalization Trailing Actions for Cost Recovery and Process Issues
    • Agenda Item H.2.a, Attachment 1: Final Council Cost Recovery Program Recommendations (September 2011)
    • Agenda Item H.2.a, Attachment 2: Status of Trailing Actions and Calendar
    • Agenda Item H.2.b, Supplemental NMFS Report: Cost Recovery, Issues Needing Clarification from the Council
    • Agenda Item H.2.b, Supplemental NMFS Report 2: Future Carryover Options
    • Agenda Item H.2.b, Supplemental NMFS Report 3: Modifications to Chafing Gear Regulations for Midwater Trawl Gear
    • Agenda Item H.2.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item H.2.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item H.2.b, Supplemental EC Report
    • Agenda Item H.2.c, Public Comment
    • Agenda Item H.2.c, Supplemental Public Comment 2 (MTC Codend Pics)
  • Agenda Item H.3: Stock Assessment Planning
    • Agenda Item H.3.a, Attachment 1: Assessment Methods for Data-Moderate Stocks – Report of the Methodology Review Panel Meeting
    • Agenda Item H.3.a, Attachment 2: Collaborative Optical-Acoustic Survey Technigue (COAST) – Report of the Methodology Review Panel Meeting
    • Agenda Item H.3.a, Attachment 3: Draft Terms of Reference for the Groundfish and Coastal Pelagic Species Stock Assessment and Review Process for 2013-2014
    • Agenda Item H.3.a, Attachment 4: Draft Terms of Reference for the Groundfish Rebuilding Analysis for 2013-2014
    • Agenda Item H.3.a, Attachment 5: Draft Terms of Reference for the Methodology Review Process for Groundfish and Coastal Pelagic Species
    • Agenda Item H.3.a, Supplemental Attachment 6: Report on the Meeting of the SSC Groundfish and Economic Subcommittees and Groundfish Management Team
    • Agenda Item H.3.b, NMFS Report: NMFS Report on Groundfish Stock Assessment Planning for 2013
    • Agenda Item H.3.b, GMT Report: Comments from Members of the Groundfish Management Team to the Scientific and Statistical Committee Regarding the Stock Assessment and Rebuilding Analysis Terms of Reference Documents and Continuing Issues with the Evaluation of Rebuilding Plans
    • Agenda Item H.3.b, Supplemental GMT Report 2: Report on Stock Assessment Planning
    • Agenda Item H.3.b Supplemental NMFS PowerPoint: Stock Assessment Planning
    • 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.4: Update on Biological Opinion for the Groundfish Fishery, Including Consideration of Seabird Protection Regulations
    • Agenda Item H.4.b, NMFS Draft Biological Opinion: Draft Reasonable and Prudent Measures, Terms and Conditions, and Conservation Recommendations
    • Agenda Item H.4.b, USFWS Draft Biological Opinion: Draft Reasonable and Prudent Measures, Terms and Conditions, and Conservation Recommendations
    • Agenda Item H.4.b, NMFS Report: Excerpt of the Alaska Streamer Line Regulations
    • Agenda Item H.4.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item H.4.b, Supplemental GAP Report
  • Agenda Item H.5: Consideration of Inseason Adjustments
    • Agenda Item H.5.b, NMFS Report: West Coast Groundfish IFQ Fishery Catch Summary: Mid-year Report, 2012
    • Agenda Item H.5.b, WDFW Report: WDFW Report on Inseason Adjustments
    • Agenda Item H.5.b, Supplemental ODFW Report: ODFW Report on the IFQ Program off Oregon
    • Agenda Item H.5.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item H.5.b, Supplemental GAP Report
  • Agenda Item H.6: Phase 1 Report for Groundfish Essential Fish Habitat Review
    • Agenda Item H.6.a, Supplemental EFHRC PowerPoint
    • Agenda Item H.6.a Attachment 1: Draft Request for Proposals (RFP) to Modify Essential Fish Habitat for Pacific Coast Groundfish
    • Agenda Item H.6.a Attachment 2: Public Comments on the Draft RFP
    • Agenda Item H.6.b, EFHRC Report 1: Pacific Coast Groundfish 5-Year Review of Essential Fish Habitat Report to the Pacific Fishery Management Council Phase 1: New Information (Full Report Online and CD Only)
    • Agenda Item H.6.b, Supplemental EFHRC Report 2
    • Agenda Item H.6.b , NMFS Report: NMFS Science Center Synthesis Outline: NMFS Science Center Analysis of the Council’s EFHRC Groundfish EFH Phase 1 Report
    • Agenda Item H.6.b, Supplemental NMFS Science Center PowerPoint (McClure)
    • Agenda Item H.6.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item H.6.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item H.6.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item H.6.b Supplemental HC Report
    • Agenda Item H.6.c, Public Comment
    • Agenda Item H.6.c, Supplemental Public Comment 2
    • Agenda Item H.6.c, Supplemental Public Comment PowerPoint (Shester)
  • Agenda Item H.7: Reconsideration of Initial Catch Share Allocations in the Mothership and Shoreside Pacific Whiting Fisheries
    • Agenda Item H.7.a Supplemental Agenda Item Overview (Seger)
    • Agenda Item H.7.a, Attachment 1: Reconsideration of Initial Catch Share Allocations in the Mothership and Shoreside Pacific Whiting Fisheries, Draft Environmental Assessment
    • Agenda Item H.7.a, Attachment 2: Guidance For Making Allocation Decisions
    • Agenda Item H.7.a, Supplemental Attachment 3: Supplemental Analysis/Errata
    • Agenda Item H.7.b, NMFS Report: A Draft Rulemaking Schedule for the Reconsideration of Allocation of Whiting for the Shoreside and Mothership Sectors of the Trawl Rationalization Program
    • Agenda Item H.7.b, Supplemental NMFS Report 2: Reconsideration of Initial Catch Share Allocations in the Mothership and Shoreside Pacific Whiting Fisheries, NMFS Recommendations For Related Provisions in RAW 2
    • Agenda Item H.7.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item H.7.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item H.7.c, Public Comment
    • Agenda Item H.7.c, Supplemental Public Comment 2
    • Agenda Item H.7.c, Supplemental Public Comment 3
    • Agenda Item H.7.c, Supplemental Public Comment 4
    • Agenda Item H.7.c, Supplemental Public Comment 5
    • Agenda Item H.7.c, Supplemental Public Comment 6
    • Agenda Item H.7.c, Supplemental Public Comment 7
    • Agenda Item H.7.c, Supplemental Public Comment 8
    • Agenda Item H.7.c, Supplemental Public Comment 9
    • Agenda Item H.7.c, Supplemental Public Comment 10
    • Agenda Item H.7.c, Supplemental Public Comment 11
    • Agenda Item H.7.c, Supplemental Public Comment 12
    • Agenda Item H.7.c, Supplemental Public Comment 13
    • Agenda Item H.7.c, Supplemental Public Comment 14
    • Agenda Item H.7.c, Supplemental Public Comment PowerPoint (Ocean Gold)
    • Agenda Item H.7.c, Supplemental Public Comment PowerPoint (Midwater Trawlers Cooperative)

I. Open Comment Period

  • Agenda Item I.1, Open Comment 1: Fixed Gear Needs a Bigger Share
  • Agenda Item I.1, Open Comment 2: Safety Concerns Relating to the Observer Program for Nearshore Fixed Gear Vessels
  • Agenda Item I.1, Open Comment 3: Letters of Support of Forage Fish Conservation
  • Agenda Item I.1, Supplemental Open Comment 4: Additional Letters of Support of Forage Fish Conservation (Full Version Available on Web Only)

Informational Reports

  • Informational Report 1: Final Memorandum of Understanding Between NMFS and USFWS to Promote the Conservation of Migratory Bird Populations
  • Informational Report 2: Call for Papers: Predator and Forage Fish Dynamics in Eastern Boundary, Especially the California Currents (dainley@penguinscience.com)
  • Informational Report 3: Albacore Landings by Canadian Vessels in U.S. West Coast Ports CORRECTED
  • Supplemental Informational Report 4: Status Report of the 2012 Ocean Salmon Fisheries off Washington, Oregon, and California
  • Supplemental Informational Report 5: NOAA Fisheries Update: “A Presentation to the Pacific Fishery Management Council”; Paul Doremus, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Operations

Ancillary Meetings (Advisory Body and Committee Agendas)

  • Budget Committee (BC) Agenda
  • Enforcement Consultants (EC) Agenda
  • Essential Fish Habitat Review Committee (EFHRC) 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
  • SSC Economic Subcommittee Agenda

Committee Memos

  • Enforcement Consultants
  • Groundfish Advisory Subpanel, Groundfish Management Team
  • Groundfish Essential Fish Habitat Review Committee
  • Salmon Advisory Subpanel, Salmon Technical Team, and Model Evaluation Workgroup
  • Scientific and Statistical Committee

General Information

  • General Information: Chair’s Reception, Driving Directions, Seating Chart, Hotel Information, Restaurant Information, Tax Exempt Form

November 2012 Briefing Book

A. Call to Order

  • Agenda Item A.3, Supplemental Attachment 1: Managing Our Nation’s Fisheries Conference 3 Flyer
  • Agenda Item A.4: Proposed Agenda for the November 3-7, 2012 Council Meeting

B. Open Comment Period

  • Agenda Item B.1, Open Comment Period: Lenfest Ocean Program Presentation on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 7 p.m., Balboa Bay 2 Room (PRESENTATION CANCELLED)
  • Agenda Item B.1, Supplemental Open Comment 2: Highly Migratory Species, Proposed Drift Gillnet Expansion Letter From Oceana (With Signatories, Website Only)
  • Agenda Item B.1, Supplemental Open Comment 3: Letters From American Cetacean Society Regarding Forage Fish
  • Agenda Item B.1, Supplemental Open Comment 4: Letters Regarding California-Based Drift Gillnet Fishery
  • Agenda Item B.1, Supplemental Open Comment 5: Oceana – The Swordfish Fishery and Our Blue Serengeti

C. Salmon Management

  • Agenda Item C.1: NMFS Report (Salmon)
    • Agenda Item C.1.b, NMFS Report: Evaluating the Effects of Salmon Fisheries on Southern Resident Killer Whales: A Bilateral Workshop Process Co-Sponsored by NOAA Fisheries and Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    • Agenda Item C.1.b, Supplemental NMFS Report 2: 2012 West Coast Salmon GSI Sampling
  • Agenda Item C.2: Preseason Salmon Management Schedule for 2013
    • Agenda Item C.2.a, Attachment 1: Pacific Fishery Management Council Schedule and Process for Developing 2013 Ocean Salmon Fishery Management Measures
  • Agenda Item C.3: 2012 Salmon Methodology Review
    • Agenda Item C.3.a, Attachment 1: Implementation and Assessment of Proposed Bias-Correction Methods for Mark-Selective Fisheries into Fishery Regulation Assessment Model (FRAM) for Coho
    • Agenda Item C.3.a, Attachment 2: Impacts of Mark-Selective Ocean Recreational Fisheries on Washington Coast Coho Stocks
    • Agenda Item C.3.a, Attachment 3: Technical Revision to the Oregon Coastal Natural (OCN) Coho Work Group Harvest Matrix
    • Agenda Item C.3.a, Attachment 4: Comparison of Two Methods for Estimating Coho Salmon Encounters and Release Mortalities in the Ocean Mark-selective Fishery
    • Agenda Item C.3.a, Attachment 5: Review of Modifications to Chinook FRAM Size Limit Algorithms Implemented to Allow Evaluation of Size Limit Changes
    • Agenda Item C.3.b, STT Report
    • Agenda Item C.3.b, Supplemental MEW Report
    • Agenda Item C.3.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item C.3.b, Supplemental SAS Report
    • Agenda Item C.3.b, Supplemental PSMFC Report

D. Habitat

  • Agenda Item D.1: Current Habitat Issues
    • Agenda Item D.1.a, Attachment 1: Council Letter to the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary
    • Agenda Item D.1.b, Supplemental HC Report

E. Pacific Halibut Management

  • Agenda Item E.1: 2013 Pacific Halibut Regulations
    • Agenda Item E.1.a, Attachment 1: 2012 Pacific Halibut Catch Sharing Plan For Area 2A
    • Agenda Item E.1.a, Attachment 2: Fall 2012 Newsletter Excerpt
    • Agenda Item E.1.a, Supplemental Attachment 3: IPHC News Release, October 9, 2012, Changes to the IPHC Interim and Annual Meetings
    • Agenda Item E.1.a, Supplemental Attachment 4: IPHC Information Bulletin #70, New Format for IPHC Staff Harvest Advice
    • Agenda Item E.1.b, NMFS Report: Report on the 2012 Pacific Halibut Fisheries in Area 2A
    • Agenda Item E.1.b, WDFW Report: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Report on Proposed Changes to the Catch Sharing Plan and 2013 Annual Regulations
    • Agenda Item E.1.b, ODFW Report: Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Report on Proposed Changes to the Pacific Halibut Catch Sharing Plan for the 2013 Fishery
    • Agenda Item E.1.b, Supplemental IPHC Report 1: Pacific Halibut Management Catch Sharing Plan
    • Agenda Item E.1.b, Supplemental SAS Report
    • Agenda Item E.1.b, Supplemental GAP Report

F. Administrative Matters

  • Agenda Item F.1: Approval of Council Meeting Minutes
    • Agenda Item Cancelled
  • Agenda Item F.2: Fiscal Matters
    • Agenda Item F.2.b, Supplemental Budget Committee Report
  • Agenda Item F.3: Membership Appointments and Council Operating Procedures
    • Agenda Item F.3.a, Attachment 1: Letter from the Quinault Indian Nation Requesting a Seat on the CPSMT and Nominating Mr. Alan Sarich to That Seat
    • Agenda Item F.3.a, Attachment 2: Complete Listing of Nominations for the 2013-2015 Advisory Body Term
    • Agenda Item F.3.a, Supplemental Attachment 3: Nominations or Support Letters for Advisory Body Members Received After the Initial Deadline (10/11/12)
  • Agenda Item F.4: Future Council Meeting Agenda and Workload Planning
    • Agenda Item F.4.a, Attachment 1: Pacific Council Workload Planning: Preliminary Year-at-a-Glance Summary
    • Agenda Item F.4.a, Attachment 2: Preliminary Proposed Council Meeting Agenda, March 5-11, 2013 in Tacoma, Washington
    • Agenda Item F.4.a, Supplemental Attachment 3: Pacific Council Workload Planning: Preliminary Year-at-a-Glance Summary
    • Agenda Item F.4.a, Supplemental Attachment 4: Preliminary Proposed Council Meeting Agenda, March 6-11, 2013 in Tacoma, Washington
    • Agenda Item F.4.b, CPSMT Report: Workshop to Re-Evaluate Parameters of the Harvest Control Rule for Pacific Sardine
    • Agenda Item F.4.b, Supplemental CPSMT Report 2
    • Agenda Item F.4.b, Supplemental CPSAS Report
    • Agenda Item F.4.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item F.4.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item F.4.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item F.4.c, Public Comment
    • Agenda Item F.4.c, Supplemental Public Comment 2

G. Coastal Pelagic Species Management

  • Agenda Item G.1: NMFS Report (CPS)
    • Agenda Item G.1.b, Supplemental NMFS Report
    • Agenda Item G.1.b, Supplemental SWFSC PowerPoint (Vetter)
  • Agenda Item G.2: Exempted Fishing Permit Process
    • Agenda Item G.2.a, Attachment 1: Draft Council Operating Procedure 23
    • Agenda Item G.2.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item G.2.b, Supplemental CPSMT Report
    • Agenda Item G.2.b, Supplemental CPSAS Report
  • Agenda Item G.3: Pacific Sardine Stock Assessment and Management for 2013, Including Preliminary EFP Proposals and Tribal Set-Aside
    • Agenda Item G.3.a, Attachment 1: Letter from Ed Johnstone, Quinault Fisheries Policy Spokesperson, Regarding the Quinault Indian Nation’s Intent to Establish a Tribal Allocation and to Participate in the 2013 Pacific Sardine Fishery
    • Agenda Item G.3.a, Attachment 2: Notice of Intent to conduct EFP research, from Northwest Sardine Survey, LLC
    • Agenda Item G.3.a, Attachment 3: Final EFP proposal for 2012 activities, from Northwest Sardine Survey, LLC. (Available Electronically on CD and the Briefing Book Website Only)
    • Agenda Item G.3.a, Attachment 4: West Coast Vancouver Island (WCVI) Swept Area Trawl Survey Methodology. (Available Electronically on CD and the Briefing Book Website Only)
    • Agenda Item G.3.a, Attachment 5: WCVI Methodology Review Panel Report
    • Agenda Item G.3.a, Attachment 6: Northwest Aerial Sardine Survey – Sampling Results in 2012. (Available Electronically on CD and the Briefing Book Website Only)
    • Agenda Item G.3.b, Assessment Report: Executive Summary, Assessment of the Pacific Sardine Resource in 2012 for U.S. Management in 2013
    • Agenda Item G.3.b, Supplemental Assessment Report 2: Assessment of the Pacific Sardine Resource in 2012 for U.S. Management in 2013 (Available Electronically Below):
      • Main Document
      • Figures
      • Appendix A: Acoustic-Trawl Estimates of Sardine Biomass off California During Spring 2012
      • Appendix B: Acoustic-Trawl Estimates of Sardine Biomass off the Coasts of the United States of America and Canada During Summer 2012
      • Appendix C: SS Files for Update Model X6e
    • Agenda Item G.3.b, Supplemental SWFSC PowerPoint (Hill)
    • Agenda Item G.3.c, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item G.3.c, Supplemental CPSMT Report
    • Agenda Item G.3.c, Supplemental CPSAS Report
    • 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 (Shester PowerPoint)

H. Enforcement Issues

  • Agenda Item H.1: Current Enforcement Issues
    • Agenda Item H.1.a, Attachment 1: December 14, 2011 Letter to OLE from Executive Director Don McIsaac on Enforcement Priorities for 2012
    • Agenda Item H.1.b, NMFS Report
    • Agenda Item H.1.c, Supplemental EC Report
    • Agenda Item H.1.c, Supplemental HC Report
    • Agenda Item H.1.c, Supplemental CPSAS Report
    • Agenda Item H.1.c, Supplemental GAP Report

I. Groundfish Management

  • Agenda Item I.1: NMFS Report (Groundfish)
    • Agenda Item I.1.b, Attachment 1: Federal Register Notices Published Since the Last Council Meeting
    • Agenda Item I.1.b, Attachment 2: Estimated Discard and Catch of Groundfish Species in the 2011 US West Coast Fisheries (Available Electronically on CD and the Briefing Book Website Only)
    • Agenda Item I.1.c, REVISED Supplemental NWFSC PowerPoint (McClure/Stein)
    • Agenda Item I.1.d, Supplemental SSC Report
  • Agenda Item I.2: Amendment 24 (Improvements to the Groundfish Management Process)
    • Agenda Item I.2.a, Attachment 1: Amendment 24 Workgroup Report on Proposed Changes to the Groundfish Biennial Harvest Specifications and Management Measures Process
    • Agenda Item I.2.a, Supplemental Staff Overview PowerPoint: Amendment 24 Workgroup Recommendations, Improvements to the Groundfish Biennial Harvest Specifications and Management Measures Process
    • Agenda Item I.2.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item I.2.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item I.2.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item I.2.c, Supplemental Public Comment
  • Agenda Item I.3: Progress Report on Using Descending Devices to Mitigate Barotrauma in Recreational Fisheries
    • Agenda Item I.3.b, GMT Report: Groundfish Management Team Progress Report on Developing Mortality Rates for Rockfish Released Using Descending Devices
    • Agenda Item I.3.b, Supplemental GMT Report 2
    • Agenda Item I.3.b, Supplemental GMT Presentation: GMT Progress Report on Developing Mortality Rates for Rockfish Released Using Descending Devices (PowerPoint)
    • Agenda Item I.3.b, Supplemental RecFIN Technical Committee Letter: Regarding GMT Progress Report on Descending Devices for Rockfish Discards
    • Agenda Item I.3.b, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item I.3.b, Supplemental GAP Report
  • Agenda Item I.4: Consideration of Inseason Adjustments
    • Agenda Item I.4.b, ODFW Report: Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Report on Inseason Recreational Fishery Yelloweye Rockfish Impacts
    • Agenda Item I.4.b, WDFW Report: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Report on Inseason Adjustments for 2013
    • Agenda Item I.4.b, Supplemental NMFS Report: IFQ Fishery Catch Update
    • Agenda Item I.4.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item I.4.b, Supplemental GAP Report
  • Agenda Item I.5: Trawl Rationalization Trailing Actions and Updates
    • Agenda Item I.5.a, Supplemental Staff Agenda Item Overview Presentation (Seger)
    • Agenda Item I.5.a, Attachment 1: Trailing Actions, Status Of Trailing Actions And Calendar
    • Agenda Item I.5.a, Attachment 2: Chafing Gear ES, Chafing Gear Draft Environmental Assessment Executive Summary
    • Agenda Item I.5.a, Attachment 3: Chafing Gear EA, Trawl Rationalization Trailing Actions: Chafing Gear Draft Environmental Assessment (Available Electronically on CD and the Briefing Book Website Only)
    • Agenda Item I.5.a, Attachment 4: Gear Workshop, Trawl Gear Regulation Change Proposals Developed at Trawl Fishery Gear Workshop
    • Agenda Item I.5.a, Attachment 5: Lender Issues, Trawl Rationalization Trailing Actions Issue: Lenders. Draft Council Decision Analysis Document
    • Agenda Item I.5.a, Attachment 6: Whiting Season, Trawl Rationalization Trailing Actions Issue: Whiting Season and Southern Allocation, Draft Council Decision Analysis Document
    • Agenda Item I.5.a, Attachment 7: Widow Reallocation, Trawl Rationalization Trailing Actions Issue: Widow Rockfish QS Reallocation, Draft Council Decision Analysis Document
    • Agenda Item I.5.a, Attachment 8: Whiting Carryover. Pacific Whiting Carryover Implementation
    • Agenda Item I.5.a, Attachment 9: Electronic Monitoring, Possible Regulation Amendment Process for Consideration of Electronic Monitoring as a Replacement for the 100% Observer Coverage Requirement
    • Agenda Item I.5.a, Supplemental Attachment 10: PowerPoint Presentation From the Shorebased Whiting Carryover Workshop, November 2, 2012
    • Agenda Item I.5.a, Supplemental Attachment 11: Excertps from the 2006 Biological Opinion on Salmon Regarding the Pacific Fishery Management Council’s Groundfish Fishery Management Plan; Endangered Species Act (ESA) Section 7 Consultation – Supplemental Biological Opinion Consultation Number: 2006/00754
    • Agenda Item I.5.b, Supplemental NMFS Report: Summary of Adaptive Management Program
    • Agenda Item I.5.b, Supplemental NOAA Presentation: Computational Vision-based Monitoring, Current Agency Collaborative Research Efforts (Brady)
    • Agenda Item I.5.b, Supplemental PSMFC Report: Electronic Monitoring Update
    • Agenda Item I.5.b, Supplemental US Advisory Panel Draft Minutes: DRAFT US Canada Whiting Treaty, October 22, 2012 Advisory Panel U.S. Delegation Minutes
    • Agenda Item I.5.b, Supplemental Workshop Report: Summary of the November 2, 2012 Pacific Whiting Carryover Workshop
    • Agenda Item I.5.b, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item I.5.b, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item I.5.c, Public Comment
    • Agenda Item I.5.c, Supplemental Public Comment 2
    • Agenda Item I.5.c, Supplemental Public Comment 3
    • Agenda Item I.5.c, Supplemental Public Comment 4
    • Agenda Item I.5.c, Supplemental Public Comment 5 (MTC PowerPoint)

J. Highly Migratory Species Management

  • Agenda Item J.1: Council Recommendations on International Highly Migratory Species Management
    • Agenda Item J.1.a, Attachment 1: Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission 84th Meeting (Extraordinary), La Jolla, California (USA) 24 – 25 October 2012; Provisional Agenda
    • Agenda Item J.1.a, Attachment 2: Review of the Implementation and Effectiveness of CMM 2008-01, WCPFC-SC8-2012/ SC8-WCPFC8-01
    • Agenda Item J.1.a, Attachment 3: Conservation and Management Measure for Bigeye, Yellowfin and Skipjack Tuna in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean; Paper prepared by the WCPFC Chair and WCPFC Vice-Chair
    • Agenda Item J.1.a, Attachment 4: Excerpt from Report of the Twelfth Meeting Of The International Scientific Committee For Tuna and Tuna-Like Species in the North Pacific Ocean Plenary Session 18-23 July 2012, Sapporo, Hokkaido Japan
    • Agenda Item J.1.a, Attachment 5: Draft Conservation and Management Measure for Pacific Bluefin Tuna (Northern Committee Eighth Regular Session, September 3-6, 2012)
    • Agenda Item J.1.a, Supplemental Attachment 6: WCPFC Ninth Regular Session, Provisional Agenda (2-6 December 2012, Manila Philippines)
    • Agenda Item J.1.a, Supplemental Attachment 7: WCPFC Overlap Area Considerations by IATTC
    • Agenda Item J.1.b, Supplemental HMSMT Report
    • Agenda Item J.1.b, Supplemental HMSAS Report
    • Agenda Item J.1.c, Public Comment: Letter from the American Albacore Fishing Association
    • Agenda Item J.1.c, Supplemental Public Comment 2
    • Agenda Item J.1.c, Supplemental Public Comment 3

K. Ecosystem Based Management

  • Agenda Item K.1: Council Fishery Ecosystem Development
    • Agenda Item K.1.a, Attachment 1: Draft Pacific Coast Fishery Ecosystem Plan
    • Agenda Item K.1.a, Supplemental Attachment 2: Final Motion From June 2012
    • Agenda Item K.1.b, Supplemental EPDT Presentation
    • Agenda Item K.1.c, Supplemental EAS Report
    • Agenda Item K.1.c, Supplemental EAS Presentation
    • Agenda Item K.1.c, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item K.1.c, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item K.1.c Supplemental HMSAS Report
    • Agenda Item K.1.c, Supplemental SAS Report
    • Agenda Item K.1.c, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item K.1.c, Supplemental HC Report
    • Agenda Item K.1.c, Supplemental CPSAS Report
    • Agenda Item K.1.d, Public Comment
    • Agenda Item K.1.d, Supplemental Public Comment 2 (With Signatories, Website Only)
    • Agenda Item K.1.d, Supplemental Public Comment 3
    • Agenda Item K.1.d, Supplemental Public Comment 4
    • Agenda Item K.1.e, Supplemental WDFW Motion
  • Agenda Item K.2: Integrated Ecosystem Assessment Implementation Report
    • Agenda Item K.2.b, NWFSC and SWFSC Report
    • Agenda Item K.2.b, Supplemental NWFSC and SWFSC Presentation
    • Agenda Item K.2.c, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item K.2.c, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item K.2.c, Supplemental GAP Report
    • Agenda Item K.2.c, Supplemental HC Report
    • Agenda Item K.2.c, Supplemental CPSAS Report
    • Agenda Item K.2.c, Supplemental EAS Report
  • Agenda Item K.3: California Current Ecosystem Report
    • Agenda Item K.3.a, Supplemental Attachment 1: Draft Annual State of the California Current Ecosystem Report
    • Agenda Item K.3.b, Supplemental EPDT Presentation
    • Agenda Item K.3.c, Supplemental SSC Report
    • Agenda Item K.3.c, Supplemental GMT Report
    • Agenda Item K.3.c, Supplemental CPSAS Report
    • Agenda Item K.3.c, Supplemental EAS Report

Informational Reports

  • Informational Report 1: Federal Register Notice Dated September 28, 2012, 90-Day Finding on Petitions to List the Northeastern Pacific Ocean Distinct Population Segment of Great White Shark as Threatened or Endangered Under the ESA
  • Informational Report 2: DRAFT Terms of Reference for the Groundfish and Coastal Pelagic Species Stock Assessment Review Process for 2013-2014 (Dated October 2012)
  • Informational Report 3: Pacific Whiting Conservation Cooperative Amendment 20 Catcher/Processor Cooperative Preliminary Annual Report 2012 (Dated October 2012)
  • Informational Report 4: H.R. 2706, Billfish Conservation Act of 2012 (January 3, 2012)
  • Supplemental Informational Report 5: Whiting Mothership Cooperative; an Amendment 20 Mothership Catcher Vessel Cooperative Preliminary Report on the 2012 Pacific Whiting Fishery
  • Supplemental Informational Report 6: Status Report of the 2012 Ocean Salmon Fisheries off Washington, Oregon, and California

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 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
  • Pacific Whiting Carryover Workshop Agenda
  • Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) Agenda
  • SSC DRAFT Summary Minutes (from their September 13-14, 2012 meeting)

Committee Memos

  • Coastal Pelagic Species Management Team, Coastal Pelagic Species Advisory Subpanel
  • Ecosystem Plan Development Team, Ecosystem Advisory Subpanel
  • Enforcement Consultants
  • Groundfish Advisory Subpanel, Groundfish Management Team
  • Highly Migratory Species Advisory Subpanel, Highly Migratory Species Management Team
  • Salmon Advisory Subpanel, Salmon Technical Team, and Model Evaluation Workgroup
  • Scientific and Statistical Committee Memo

General Information

  • General Information: Annual Banquet (Dr. John Coon, Deputy Chief Mike Cenci are the honorees), Driving Directions, Seating Chart, Hotel Information, Restaurant Information, Tax Exempt Form

2012 newsletters

2012 in brief

Salmon. The 2012 salmon season was a good one, with California and Oregon fishermen, in particular, benefiting from higher-than-usual salmon abundance for Sacramento and Klamath River fall Chinook. Strait of Juan de Fuca coho were rebuilt, and a rebuilding plan was adopted for Sacramento River fall Chinook. The Council continued working on an essential fish habitat (EFH) amendment to the salmon fishery management plan, and adopted alternatives for the review. A hatchery program review recommended changes to hatchery practices. A lower Columbia River endangered salmon and steelhead recovery plan was issued.

Groundfish. A review found that the trawl quota share program was meeting many of its objectives. The Council began work on a review of groundfish EFH and adopted phase I of the groundfish EFH report. A workshop was held on reducing barotrauma in rockfish, and the Council began discussing barotrauma mitigation. NMFS allowed a carryover of shorebased groundfish quota from 2011 to 2012. The Council discussed whiting reallocation, electronic monitoring, quota pounds for widow rockfish, trawl gear restrictions, and other topics as part of trawl rationalization trailing actions. A workgroup recommended changes to the biennial groundfish management process. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recommended mandatory streamer lines for longline vessels to avoid bycatch of birds.

Highly migratory species: The U.S. and Canada failed to agree on an albacore fishing treaty, and scheduled further negotiations. The Council looked into whether changes could be made to the closure dates for or the southern boundary of the Pacific Leatherback Conservation Area to enhance fishing opportunity in the California drift gillnet fishery.

Halibut. In response to unusually high harvests of Pacific halibut off Southern Oregon and Northern California, the Council explored how best to incorporate the area south of the Oregon/California border into halibut management. Halibut discards dropped 87 percent in the limited entry bottom trawl fishery, probably as a result of the catch share program and the use of new halibut excluders.

Coastal pelagic species: The Council reaffirmed its commitment to protect unmanaged forage fish, and explored ways to do so.

Habitat: West Coast states geared up to address marine debris from the Japanese tsunami. The Habitat Committee discussed the Comparative Survival Study in the Columbia river. A draft Fishery Ecosystem Plan was approved.

Admin: NMFS announced a proposal to revise National Standard 1 guidelines. The Council staff began planning the Managing Our Nation’s Fisheries 3 conference, to be held in Washington, D.C. in 2013. The Council commented on the REFI Act, a bill to refinance the groundfish buyback loan.

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