Briefing Book – March 2014 Council Meeting

SOUTH ATLANTIC FISHERY MANAGEMENT COUNCIL MEETING BRIEFING BOOK:

MARCH 3-7, 2014

HILTON SAVANNAH DeSOTO, SAVANNAH GEORGIA


SUMMARY MOTIONS (posted 4/23)

OVERALL AGENDA

OVERVIEWS:

LAW ENFORCEMENT ADVISORY PANEL (revised 2/24)

JOINT LAW ENFORCEMENT COMMITTEE AND ADVISORY PANEL (revised 2/24)

JOINT ECOSYSTEM-BASED AND HABITAT COMMITTEE

SEDAR COMMITTEE

PROTECTED RESOURCES COMMITTEE

SNAPPER GROUPER COMMITTEE (revised 2/24)

MACKEREL COMMITTEE

DOLPHIN WAHOO COMMITTEE

DATA COLLECTION COMMITTEE

 

Committee Reports: Draft reports are posted throughout the meeting week as committees meet. Final reports will be posted after completion of the Full Council Session on Friday, March 7, 2014. 

FINAL COMMITTEE REPORTS:

JOINT LAW ENFORCEMENT COMMITTEE AND ADVISORY PANEL 

JOINT ECOSYSTEM-BASED AND HABITAT COMMITTEE (posted 3/7)

SEDAR COMMITTEE (posted 3/6)

PROTECTED RESOURCES COMMITTEE (posted 3/7)

SNAPPER GROUPER COMMITTEE (posted 3/7)

MACKEREL COMMITTEE (posted 3/7)

DOLPHIN WAHOO COMMITTEE (posted 3/6)

DATA COLLECTION COMMITTEE (posted 3/7)

EXECUTIVE FINANCE COMMITTEE (posted 3/7)


DRAFT Committee Reports:

JOINT LAW ENFORCEMENT COMMITTEE AND ADVISORY PANEL (posted 3/4)

SEDAR COMMITTEE (posted 3/6)

EXECUTIVE FINANCE COMMITTEE (posted 3/7)

 


TAB 1 - LAW ENFORCEMENT ADVISORY PANEL

Agenda 

Law Enforcement Advisory Panel Minutes, February 2013

Attachment 1 - Update on Recently Completed And Developing SAFMC Amendments

Attachment 2a - Draft SG Amendment 33 and Dolphin Wahoo Amendment 7 With Appendices

Attachment 2b - SG Amendment 33 and Dolphin Wahoo Amendment 7 Decision Document (2nd Briefing Book)

Attachment 3 - Framework Action to Define For-Hire Fishingin the Gulf of Mexico EEZ (posted 2/24)

Additional Materials (posted during the meeting week):

Presentation on Oculina Evaluation Plan - Law Enforcement Update (posted 3/3)


TAB 2 - JOINT LAW ENFORCEMENT AND LAW ENFORCEMENT ADVISORY PANEL

Agenda (revised 2/24)

Law Enforcement Committee Minutes, March 2013

Attachment 1a - Draft SG Amendment 33 and Dolphin Wahoo Amendment 7

Attachment 1b - SG Amendment 33 and Dolphin Wahoo Amendment 7 Decision Document (2nd Briefing Book)

Attachment 2 - Framework Action to Define For-Hire Fishingin the Gulf of Mexico EEZ (posted 2/24)


TAB 3 - JOINT ECOSYSTEM-BASED AND HABITAT COMMITTEE

Agenda

Joint Ecosystem-Based And Habitat Committee Minutes, December 2013

Attachment 1 - Spatial Representation of Oculina Bank HAAPC Options as Requested by Industry

Attachment 2 - Draft SAFMC Policy Statements

Additional Materials:

Ecosystem Coordination Activities Report - March 2014 (posted 3/4)

Fishery Ecosystem Plan II - Essential Fish Habitat Update (posted 3/4)


TAB 4 - SEDAR COMMITTEE

Agenda

SEDAR Committee Minutes, December 2013

Attachment 1 - SEDAR Project Schedule, January 2014

Attachment 2 - SEFSC Memo on Blueline Tilefish Update

Attachment 3 - Shrimp Data Procedures Workshop Description

Attachment 4 - SEDAR Steering Committee Meeting Summary, October 2013

Attachment 5 - SEDAR Steering Committee Meeting Summary, January 2014

Attachment 6 - Fishery Dependent Monitoring Workshop Proposal

Attachment 7 - SAFMC Peer Review Policy

Attachment 8 - SSC Report of January 2014

Attachment 9 - SEDAR 41 Appointed Participants

Attachment 10 - SEDAR Appointments (Closed Session Document)


TAB 5 - PROTECTED RESOURCES COMMITTEE

Agenda

Protected Resources Committee Minutes, December 2013

Attachment 1 - ESA Working Group Recommendations

Attachment 2 - American Eel Status Review Notification Letter

Attachment 3 - Maps of Proposed Critical Habitat For Loggerhead Sea Turtles

Attachment 4 - Proposed Rule to List Red Knot as Threatened Under The ESA


TAB 6 - SNAPPER GROUPER COMMITTEE

Agenda

Snapper Grouper Committee Minutes, December 2013

Attachment 1a - Status of Commercial Catches vs ACLs (revised 2/24)

Attachment 1b - Status of Recreational Catches vs ACLs (revised 2/24)

Attachment 2a - Scoping Document and Comments on Regulatory Amendment 16

Attachment 2b - Regulatory Amendment 16 Decision Document (posted 2/24)

Attachment 3a - Public Hearing Summary and Comments on Amendment 29 (ORCS and Gray Triggerfish) (revised 2/24)

Attachment 3b - Draft SG Amendment 29 With Appendices

Appendix A - Considered but Rejected Alternatives

Appendix B - Glossary

Appendix C - EFH and EBM

Appendix D - History of Management

Appendix E - Other Applicable Laws

Appendix F - Bycatch Practicability Analysis

Appendix G - Recreational Size Limit Analysis

Appendix H - OCRS Report

Attachment 3c - Amendment 29 Decision Document (posted 2/24)

Attachment 4 - Amendment 32 Options Paper (Blueline Tilefish) (posted 2/24)

Attachment 5 - Regulatory Amendment 20 Options Paper (Snowy Grouper and Mutton Snapper) (revised 2/24)

SEDAR 36 Stock Assessment Report, Updated January 2014 

Snowy Landings, February 2014 (Excel File) (revised 2/24)

Attachment 6a - Draft Regulatory Amendment 21 (MSST) With Appendices  (posted 3/3)

Attachment 6b - Regulatory Amendment 21 Decision Document (posted 2/24)

Attachment 7 - Amendment 22 Options Paper - November 2013 (posted 3/4)

Attachment 7a - Draft SG Amendment 33 and Dolphin Wahoo Amendment 7

Attachment 7b - Amendment 33 and Dolphin Wahoo Amendment 7 Decision Document (posted 2/24)

Attachment 8a - Scoping Document For Generic Accountability Measures Amendment, Dolphin Allocations

Attachment 8b - Draft Generic Accountability Measures Amendment, Dolphin Allocations Decision Document (posted 2/24)

Attachment 9 - Summary Update on Port Meetings (posted 2/24)

SEFSC Economic Data Report (posted 2/24)

Additional Materials:

Unassessed Stocks - Fishing Level Recommendations Presentation (posted 3/4)


TAB 7 - MACKEREL COMMITTEE

Agenda

Mackerel Committee Minutes, December 2013

Attachment 1 - NMFS SERO Commercial ACL Report (revised 3/6)

Attachment 2 - NMFS SERO Recreational ACL Report (revised 3/6)

Attachment 3a - Draft Amendment 20B

Attachment 3b - Decision Document For Amendment 20B (posted 2/24)

Attachment 3c - Codified Text For Amendment 20B (revised 3/6)

Attachment 4a - Public Hearing Summary and Comments on Framework Amendment 1

Attachments 4b - Draft Framework Amendment 1 (posted 2/24)

Attachment 4c - Decision Document For Framework Amendment 1

Attachment 4d - Codified Text For Framework Amendment 1 (posted 2/24)

Attachment 5 - February 2014 Gulf Council Meeting Report

Attachment 6 - Scoping Document and Comments on Amendment 24

Attachment 7 - Scoping Document and Comments on Amendment 26


TAB 8 - EXECUTIVE FINANCE COMMITTEE

Agenda

Executive Committee Minutes, December 2013

Attachment 1 - 2014 Budget Expenditures (posted 2/24)

Attachment 2 - Regional Operations Agreement

Attachment 3 - Joint South Florida Issues Committee and Goliath Summary Report

Additional Materials:

Joint South Florida Management Issues South Atlantic Council Staff Recommendations (posted 3/6)


TAB 9 - DOLPHIN WAHOO COMMITTEE

Agenda

Dolphin Wahoo Committee Minutes, December 2013

Attachment 1 - Dolphin Wahoo Amendment 7 Decision Document (posted 2/24)

Attachment 2 - Dolphin Wahoo Amendment 7

Attachment 3 - Generic AM and Dolphin Allocation Amendment Scoping Comments, February 2014 (posted 2/24)

Attachment 4 - Generic AM and Dolphin Allocation Amendment Scoping Document

Attachment 5 - Generic AM and Dolphin Allocation Amendment Decision Document (posted 2/24)


TAB 10 - DATA COLLECTION COMMITTEE

Agenda

Data Collection Committee Minutes, December 2013

Attachment 1 - Dealer Amendment, Proposed Rule

Attachment 2 - SA Headboat Amendment, Final Rule

Attachment 3 - Framework For Headboat Reporting in the Gulf, List of Actions

Attachment 4a - CEBA 3 (Bycatch)

Attachment 4b - Decision Document, CEBA 3 (Bycatch)

Attachment 5 - SEFSC Presentation on the Commercial Electronic Logbook Pilot Project (posted 2/24)

Attachment 6 - Joint SA GM Charterboat Reporting Amendment Memo

Attachment 7 - Electronic Technology Workshop Summary

Attachment 8 - Electronic Technology Ideas by Council Region

Attachment 9 - Regional Technology Implementation Plan Contents

Attachment 10 - Cross Regional Issues

Attachment 11 - Comments on Electronic Technology Implementation Plan (Mel Bell)


TAB 11 - COUNCIL SESSION

Agenda

Council Minutes, December 2013

Attachment 1 - SERO Status Report (posted 2/24)

Attachment 2 - EFP Requests (posted 2/24)

Attachment 3 - SEFSC Report (posted 2/24)

Attachment 4 - Council Calendar