Briefing Book Archive: November 2015 Briefing Book

The Council meeting proposed agendas, agenda item situation summaries, and attachments, for the November 2015 Council Meeting are found below.

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A. Call to Order

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B. Open Comment Period

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C. Enforcement Issues

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D. Salmon Management

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E. Habitat

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F. Administrative Matters

  • Agenda Item F.5: Membership Appointments and Council Operating Procedures

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G. Highly Migratory Species Management

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H. Coastal Pelagic Species Management

  • Agenda Item H.2: 2016 Exempted Fishing Permit Notice of Intent (CANCELLED)

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I. Groundfish Management

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J. Pacific Halibut Management

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

Ancillary Agendas

Committee and Advisory Body Memos

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

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Informational Reports, General Information, and Membership Roster

Informational Reports

  • Informational Report 1: “Draft Guidance for Conducting Reviews of Catch Share Programs” — proposed by the National Marine Fisheries Service and distributed on October 1, 2015; AND “Draft Council Staff Comments on Draft Guidance for Conducting Reviews of Catch Share Programs”
  • Informational Report 2: Letter from WDFW to NMFS regarding responsibilities of NMFS as it relates to Tribal Fisheries usual and accustomed fishing grounds and groundfish essential fish habitat
  • Informational Report 3: Usual and Accustomed Fishing Areas Regulatory Update
  • Informational Report 4: Bycatch Reduction Engineering
    Program Grant Awards by Region (NOAA Fisheries Report)
  • Informational Report 5: Response letter from NMFS to PFMC regarding a request for information regarding the deep-set buoy gear exempted fishing permit that NMFS recently issued to the Pfleger Institute of Environmental Research
  • Informational Report 6: Operational Guidelines for the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act Fishery Management Process, September 30, 2015 (Full Version Electronic Only)
  • Informational Report 7: Recommendations of the Permanent Advisory Committee to the United States Section to the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission
  • Supplemental Informational Report 8: 19th Western Groundfish Conference, Newport, Oregon February 8-12, 2016
  • Supplemental Informational Report 9: Status Report of the 2015 Ocean Salmon Fisheries off Washington, Oregon, and California

General Information, Annual Banquet, Membership Roster

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