Briefing Book Archive: September 2009 Briefing Book

The Council meeting proposed agendas, agenda item situation summaries, attachments, and supplemental materials for the September 2009 Council Meeting are found below.

A. Call to Order

B. Habitat

C. Marine Protected Areas

D. Highly Migratory Species Management

E. Groundfish Management

F. Enforcement Issues

G. Salmon Management

H. Pacific Halibut Management

I. Open Comment Period

J. Administrative Matters

Ancillary Meetings (links are to agendas)

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

General Information

Informational Reports

Groundfish Advisory Subpanel Special Session on Catch Share Allocation

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

Groundfish Stock Assessment Briefing

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

Salmon Research Presentation

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

Roster

Council Roster (September 2009)