Briefing Book – December 2015 Council Meeting

SOUTH ATLANTIC FISHERY MANAGEMENT COUNCIL MEETING - BRIEFING BOOK:

December 7-11, 2015

Doubletree By Hilton

Atlantic Beach, NC


OVERALL AGENDA

OVERVIEWS:

FINAL Summary Motions (will be posted after meeting concludes

COMMITTEE REPORTS: 

Draft reports are posted throughout the meeting week as committees meet.

DRAFT Committee Reports:

Final reports will be posted after completion of the Full Council Session. 

FINAL Committee Reports:

TAB 1 – VISIONING WORKSHOP

Agenda

Workshop Minutes, September 2015

Attachment 1 – 2016-2020 Vision Blueprint for the Snapper Grouper Fishery

Attachment 2 – Appendix A – Implementation Schedule for the Vision Blueprint

Attachment 3 – Appendix B – Full Version of the Vision Blueprint

Attachment 4 – Appendix C – Items Not Considered in the 2016-2020 Vision Blueprint

Attachment 5 – Appendix D – Evaluation Plan for the Vision Blueprint

Attachment 6 – Approaches to Applying the Vision Blueprint

Attachment 7 – Presentation – Approaches to Applying the Vision Blueprint


TAB 2 – PERSONNEL COMMITTEE (CLOSED SESSION)


TAB 3 – SEDAR COMMITTEE

Agenda

Committee Minutes, September 2015

Attachment 1 – SEDAR Steering Committee Summary

Attachment 2 – Assessment Prioritization Plan

Presentation - Prioritization Plan (posted 12/1)


TAB 4 – HABITAT AND ECOSYSTEM-BASED MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

Agenda

Committee Minutes, September 2015

Advisory Panel Minutes, November 2015 (posted 12/1)

Attachment 1 – Habitat Protection and Ecosystem-Based Management Advisory Panel November 17-18, 2015 Meeting Report (posted 12/1)

Attachment 2 – Draft NMFS Ecosystem-Based Management Policy 9/15

Attachment 3 – NMFS Climate Science Strategy

Attachment 4 – Agenda Climate Variability and Fisheries Research Workshop

Presentations:

Lenfest Ecosystem Presentation (posted 12/8)


TAB 5 – SNAPPER GROUPER COMMITTEE

Agenda (updated 12/1)

Committee Minutes, September 2015

Attachment 1a – Summary of Commercial Landings (updated 12/1)

Attachment 1b – Summary of recreational Landings (posted 12/1)

Attachment 2 – Scientific and Statistical Committee Report, October 2015

Attachment 3a – Snapper Grouper Advisory Panel Report, November 2015

Attachment 3b – Snapper Grouper AP Minutes, November 2015

Attachment 4a – Regulatory Amendment 16 Document

Attachment 4b – Regulatory Amendment 16 Decision Document

Attachment 4c – Regulatory Amendment 16 Codified Text (posted 12/1)

Attachment 5a – Amendment 37 Decision Document (posted 12/1)

Attachment 5b – Draft Amendment 37 (updated 12/1)

Attachment 6 – Blueline Tilefish Genetic Study Presentation (posted 12/1)

Attachment 7a – Public Comments Package for Regulatory Amendment 25 (updated 12/1)

Attachment 7b – Draft Regulatory Amendment 25 Decision Document (posted 12/1)

Attachment 7c – Additional Analysis - Blueline Tilefish Trip Limit and Bag Limit Analysis (posted 12/1)

Attachment 7d – Draft Regulatory Amendment 25 Codified Text (posted 12/1)

Attachment 8a – Amendment 41 Options Paper

Attachment 8b - FWC Mutton Snapper Presentation (posted 12/1)

Attachment 9a – Amendment 36 Decision Document (posted 12/1)

Attachment 9b – Draft Amendment 36

Attachment 10 – SMP for Amendment 14 MPAs (posted 12/1)

Attachment 11a – Methods for Improving Precision of Catch Statistics for Deepwater Species: Custom Estimation Methods

Attachment 11b – Options for Standardizing Quality of MRIP Statistics

Presentations/Additional Materials:

 


TAB 6 – SSC SELECTION COMMITTEE (PARTIALLY CLOSED)

Agenda (posted 12/1)


TAB 7 – INFORMATION AND EDUCATION COMMITTEE

Agenda

Attachment 1 – Summary Report – Nov 2015 Information & Education Advisory Panel


TAB 8 – MACKEREL COMMITTEE

Agenda

Committee Minutes, September 2015

Attachment 1 – NMFS SERO Commercial ACL Report (revised 12/10)

Attachment 2 – NMFS SERO Recreational ACL Report (posted 12/1)

Attachment 3a – Draft CMP Amendment 26

Attachment 3b – CMP Amendment 26 Decision Document (revised 12/7)

Attachment 3c – Gulf Mackerel Committee October 2015 Meeting Report

Attachment 3d – Gulf CMP AP Meeting Report (posted 12/7))


TAB 9 – DATA COLLECTION COMMITTEE

Agenda

Committee Minutes, September 2015

Attachment 1 – SEFSC Presentation on the Commercial Electronic Logbook Pilot Project (posted 12/8)

Attachment 2 – South Atlantic For-Hire Reporting Amendment

Attachment 3 – South Atlantic For-Hire Reporting Decision Document

Attachment 4 – Citizen Science Workshop Agenda


TAB 10 – DOLPHIN WAHOO COMMITTEE

Agenda

Committee Minutes, September 2015

Attachment 1 – Status of Commercial and Recreational Catches Versus ACLs for Dolphin and Wahoo (posted 12/1)

Attachment 2 – Public Comments on Dolphin Wahoo Regulatory Amendment 1

Attachment 3 – Dolphin Wahoo Regulatory Amendment  1 Decision Document

Attachment 4 – Dolphin Wahoo Regulatory Amendment 1 (posted 12/1)

Attachment 5 – Codified Text for Dolphin Wahoo Regulatory Amendment 1 (posted 12/1)

Attachment 6 – White Paper for Dolphin Wahoo Amendment 10 Actions


TAB 11 – SPINY LOBSTER COMMITTEE

Agenda

Committee Minutes, March 2015

Attachment 1 – NMFS SERO Spiny Lobster ACL Report (Available at meeting)

Attachment 2 – Letter From NMFS on Spiny Lobster Landings (10/15)

Attachment 3 – Spiny Lobster Landings 1991/92 Through 2014/15

Attachment 4 – February 2015 Spiny Lobster Review Panel Recommendations


TAB 12 – PROTECTED RESOURCES COMMITTEE

Agenda

Committee Minutes, September 2015

Attachment 1 – Protected Resources Updates for the South Atlantic (posted 12/1)

Attachment 2 – NMFS SERO Compliance Policy for Turtle Excluder Devices

Attachment 3 – Draft Integration Agreement for SAFMC/SERO PRD


TAB 13 – EXECUTIVE FINANCE COMMITTEE

Agenda

Committee Minutes, September 2015

Attachment 1 – YTD Budget Status (posted 12/1)

Attachment 2 – Council Activities and Accomplishments (posted 12/1)

Attachment 3a – Operations Agreement (posted 12/1)

Attachement 3b - Amendment Slots (Excel file) (posted 12/1)

Attachment 4a – Dave Whaley Background Information

Attachment 4b – Whaley Scope of Work

Attachment 4c – Sample Congressional Activities Report


TAB 14 – COUNCIL SESSION

Agenda

Committee Minutes, September 2015

Attachment 1 – SERO Report (posted 12/1)

Attachment 2 – EFP Requests (NONE SUBMITTED)

Attachment 3 – SEFSC Report (posted 12/1)

Attachment 4a – OLE 3rd Quarter Report

Attachment 4b – Oceana Letter

Attachment 5 – Council Calendar

Presentation:

Presentation - U.S. Coast Guard Update