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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2012: Public scoping begins

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

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

Briefing Books: 2011

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

March 2011 Briefing Book

A. Call to Order

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

B. Open Comment Period

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

C. Coastal Pelagic Species Management

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

D. Marine Protected Areas

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

E. Habitat

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

F. Pacific Halibut Management

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

G. Salmon Management

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

H. Groundfish Management

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

I. Enforcement Issues

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

J. Ecosystem Based Management

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

K. Administrative Matters

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

Ancillary Meetings (Advisory Body and Committee Agendas)

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

General Information

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

Salmon Management Documents

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

April 2011 Briefing Book

A. Call to Order

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

B. Open Comment Period

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

C. Coastal Pelagic Species Management

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

D. Habitat

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

E. Administrative Matters

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

F. Pacific Halibut Management

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

G. Salmon Management

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

H. Highly Migratory Species Management

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

I. Groundfish Management

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

Informational Reports

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

Ancillary Meetings (Advisory Body and Committee Agendas)

  • Enforcement Consultants (EC) Agenda
  • Groundfish Advisory Subpanel (GAP) Agenda
  • Groundfish Management Team (GMT) Agenda
  • Habitat Committee (HC) Agenda
  • Highly Migratory Species Advisory Subpanel (HMSAS) Agenda
  • Highly Migratory Species Management Team (HMSMT) Agenda
  • Salmon Advisory Supanel (SAS) Agenda
  • Salmon Technical Team (STT) Agenda
  • Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) Agenda
  • DRAFT March 2011 SSC Minutes

General Information

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

Salmon Management Documents

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

Evening Presentation

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

June 2011 Briefing Book

A. Call to Order

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

B. Open Comment Period

  • None Received at Time of Briefing Book Mailing

C. Salmon Management

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

D. Highly Migratory Species Management

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

E. Groundfish Management

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

F. Administrative Matters

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

G. Coastal Pelagic Species Management

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

H. Ecosystem Based Management

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

I. Habitat

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

Informational Reports

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

Ancillary Meetings (Advisory Body and Committee Agendas)

  • Budget Committee (BC) Agenda
  • Coastal Pelagic Species Advisory Subpanel (CPSAS) Agenda
  • Coastal Pelagic Species Management Team (CPSMT) Agenda
  • Ecosystem Plan Development Team (EPDT) Agenda
  • Enforcement Consultants (EC) Agenda
  • Groundfish Advisory Subpanel (GAP) Agenda
  • Groundfish Management Team (GMT) Agenda
  • Habitat Committee (HC) Agenda
  • Highly Migratory Species Advisory Subpanel (HMSAS) Agenda
  • Highly Migratory Species Management Team (HMSMT) Agenda
  • Legislative Committee (LC) Agenda
  • Salmon Advisory Subpanel (SAS) Agenda
  • Salmon Technical Team (STT) Agenda
  • Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) Agenda
  • DRAFT April 2011 SSC Minutes
  • SSC Groundfish Subcommittee Agenda

General Information

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

September 2011 Briefing Book

A. Call to Order

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

B. Enforcement

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

C. Marine Protected Areas

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

D. Habitat

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

E. Highly Migratory Species Management

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

F. Administrative Matters

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

G. Groundfish Management

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

H. Salmon Management

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

I. Pacific Halibut Management

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

Informational Reports

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

Ancillary Meetings (Advisory Body and Committee Agendas)

  • Budget Committee (BC) Agenda
  • Enforcement Consultants (EC) Agenda
  • Groundfish Advisory Subpanel (GAP) Agenda
  • Groundfish Management Team (GMT) Agenda
  • Habitat Committee (HC) Agenda
  • Highly Migratory Species Advisory Subpanel (HMSAS) Agenda
  • Highly Migratory Species Management Team (HMSMT) Agenda
  • Legislative Committee (LC) Agenda
  • Salmon Advisory Subpanel (SAS) Agenda
  • Salmon Technical Team (STT) Agenda
  • Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) Agenda
  • SSC DRAFT June 2011 Summary Minutes
  • SSC Economic Subcommittee Agenda

Open Comment Period (Written Only)

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

General Information

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

November 2011 Briefing Book

A. Call to Order

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

B. Open Comment

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

C. Salmon Management

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

D. Pacific Halibut Management

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

E. Groundfish Management

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

F. Coastal Pelagic Species Management

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

G. Habitat

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

H. Ecosystem Based Management

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

I. Highly Migratory Species Management

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

J. Administrative Matters

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

Informational Reports

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

Ancillary Meetings (Advisory Body and Committee Agendas)

  • Committee Room Locations Map
  • Coastal Pelagic Species Advisory Subpanel (CPSAS) Agenda
  • Coastal Pelagic Species Management Team (CPSMT) Agenda
  • Ecosystem Advisory Subpanel (EAS) Agenda
  • Enforcement Consultants (EC) Agenda
  • Groundfish Advisory Subpanel (GAP) Agenda
  • Groundfish Management Team (GMT) Agenda
  • Habitat Committee (HC) Agenda
  • Highly Migratory Species Advisory Subpanel (HMSAS) Agenda
  • Highly Migratory Species Management Team (HMSMT Agenda)
  • Salmon Advisory Subpanel (SAS) Agenda
  • Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) Agenda
  • DRAFT September 2011 SSC Minutes

General Information

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

2011 newsletters

2011 in brief

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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