Briefing Book – March 2015 Council Meeting

SOUTH ATLANTIC FISHERY MANAGEMENT COUNCIL MEETING - BRIEFING BOOK:

March 2 - 6, 2015

The King & Prince Resort

St. Simons Island, GA


FINAL Summary Motions (posted 3/31)

OVERALL AGENDA

OVERVIEWS:

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, December 2014

                        Attachment 1 – Draft Snapper Grouper Goals and Objectives – Science

                        Attachment 2 – Draft Snapper Grouper Goals and Objectives – Governance

                        Attachment 3 – Draft Snapper Grouper Goals and Objectives – Management

                        Attachment 4 – Draft Snapper Grouper Goals and Objectives – Communication

                        Attachment 5 – GAP Analysis Summary

                        Attachment 6 – Summary Statistics For the Snapper Grouper Fishery:

                        Attachment 6a – Table 3-5a From Snapper Grouper Amendment 13C

                        Attachment 6b – 2008 Projected Commercial Yield

                        Attachment 6c – Snapper Grouper Summary Statistics, 2002-2013

  Attachment 6d – Simple Estimation of Growth Potential in the Snapper Grouper Fishery (From Oct 2014 Visioning Workshop)

Attachment 7 – Public Input Planning

Attachment 8 – Comparison of Port Meeting Summary Issues and Goals and Objectives in  Draft Vision Blueprint:

Attachment 8a – Sector Summary Comparison

Attachment 8b – Florida Port Meeting Summary Comparison

Attachment 8c – Georgia Port Meeting Summary Comparison

Attachment 8d – South Carolina Port Meeting Summary Comparison

Attachment 8e – North Carolina Port Meeting Summary Comparison


TAB 2 – JOINT HABITAT AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AND ECOSYSTEM-BASED MANAGEMENT COMMITTEES

            Agenda

            Committee Minutes, December 2014

Attachment 1 – Revised Beach Dredge and Fill and Large Scale Engineering EFH Policy Statement

                      Attachment 2 – Draft Climate Science Strategy NMFS NOAA, January 2015

                      Attachment 3 – FRN – Notice of Availability – Draft NOAA Climate Science Strategy

Attachment 4 – Final SALCC Conservation Blueprint 1.0 Factsheet

Attachment 5 – SALCC Online Links and Blueprint V 2.0 Workshop Schedule

Attachment 6 – Commercial Wind Lease Issuance and Site Assessment Activities on the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf Offshore North Carolina Environmental Assessment

Attachment 7 – Cruise Summary Snapshot – Seafloor Mapping and Biological Assessments in Potential Wind Energy Area of Offshore North Carolina

Attachment 8 – 2017 – 2022 Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Draft Proposed Program BOEM, January 2015

Additional Documents:


TAB 3 – LAW ENFORCEMENT ADVISORY PANEL

            Agenda

            AP Minutes, March 2014

            Committee Minutes, March 2014

                        Attachment 1 - Update on Recently Completed and Developing Amendments

                        Attachment 2a – Amendment 35 Public Comments Summary

                        Attachment 2b – Amendment 35 Decision Document

                        Attachment 3 – Amendment 36 Decision Document (posted 2/24)

                        Attachment 4 – Regulatory Amendment 16 Decision Document (posted 2/24)

                        Attachment 5 – Remote Sensing Presentation


TAB 4 – SEDAR COMMITTEE

            Agenda

            Committee Minutes, December 2014

                        Attachment 1 – Appointment Candidates (CLOSED Sent via Email)

                        Attachment 2 – SEDAR Data Best Practices Workshop Plan of Work

                        Attachment 3 – SEFSC Assessment Panel Report

                        Attachment 4 – SEFSC Peer Review Response


TAB 5 – SSC SELECTION COMMITTEE

            Agenda

            Committee Minutes, December 2014

                        Attachment 1 – SAFMC SSC SOPPs Revised

                        Attachment 2 – SAFMC SSC Job Description Revised


TAB 6 – PROTECTED RESOURCES COMMITTEE

            Agenda

            Committee Minutes, December 2014

                        Attachment 1 – Protected Resources Updates For the South Atlantic (posted 2/24)

                        Attachment 2a- Advance Notice of Rulemaking and request of Information For Corals

  Attachment 2b – Draft SAFMC Comment For Rulemaking and Request of Information For Corals (posted 2/24)

  Attachment 3a – National Marine Fisheries Service Policy Directive 01-117: Integration of Endangered Species Act Section 7 With Magnuson-Stevens Act Processes (January 19, 2015)

  Attachment 3b – Final Report ESA Working Group

  Attachment 3c – Draft List of Items For Integration Agreement For SAFMC/SERO PRD (posted 2/24)

  Attachment 4a – Proposed Rule to Modify North Atlantic Right Whale Critical Habitat (posted 2/24)

  Attachment 4b – Presentation on Proposed Right Whale Critical Habitat (posted 3/3)


TAB 7 – SPINY LOBSTER

            Agenda

            Committee Minutes, March 2014

                        Attachment 1 – NMFS SERO ACL Report (posted 2/24)

                        Attachment 2 – Spiny Lobster Landings 1991/92 Through 2013/14

                        Attachment 3 – Spiny Lobster Review Panel Report – February 2015 (posted 2/27)


TAB 8 – SNAPPER GROUPER

            Agenda (revised 2/24)

            Committee Minutes, December 2014

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

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

Attachment 2 – Amendment 37 Discussion Paper

Attachment 3 – Amendment 22 Discussion Paper

Attachment 4 – Summary Report From ALWTRT Meeting (posted 2/24)

Attachment 5a – Regulatory Amendment 16 Decision Document (posted 2/24)

Attachment 5b – Draft Regulatory Amendment 16 and Appendices (revised 2/24)

Attachment 5c – Regulatory Amendment 16 Revised Analyses From SERO (posted 2/24)

Attachment 5d – IPT Comments on Draft Regulatory Amendment 16 (posted 2/24):

Attachment 6 – Amendment 36 Decision Document (2nd BB)

Attachment 7 – Draft System Management Plan For Deepwater MPAs

Attachment 8a – Amendment 35 Public Comments Package

Attachment 8b – Draft Amendment 35 and Appendices

Attachment 8c – Amendment 35 Decision Document

Attachment 9a – Blueline Tilefish Landings Through February 2015 (posted 2/24)

Attachment 9b – MAFMC Letters to Chairman Hartig and Mid-Atlantic State Directors

Attachment 9c – Blueline Tilefish Decision Document (posted 2/24)


TAB 9 – MACKEREL COMMITTEE

            Agenda

            Committee Minutes, December 2014

                        Attachment 1 – NMFS SERO Commercial ACL Report (posted 2/24)

                        Attachment 2 – NMFS SERO Recreational ACL Report (posted 2/24)

                        Attachment 3 – Gulf Council January 2015 Meeting Report

                        Attachment 4 – Scoping Comments – January/February 2015 (posted 2/24)

                        Attachment 5 – Amendment 26 Decision Document (posted 2/24) 

                        Attachment 5a –Example King Mackerel ACL (posted 2/27)

                        Attachment 6 – Amendment 28 Decision Document


TAB 10 – EXECUTIVE FINANCE COMMITTEE

            Agenda

            Committee Minutes, December 2014

                        Attachment 1 – 2015 Budget Status (posted 2/24)

                        Attachment 2 – Regional Operations Agreement

                        Attachment 3a – Joint Council South Florida Decision Document

                        Attachment 3b – Joint Council South Florida Generic Amendment

                        Attachment 4 – CCC February 2014 Agenda


TAB 11- GOLDEN CRAB COMMITTEE

            Agenda

            Committee Minutes, December 2014

                        Attachment 1 – GC Advisory Panel Report


TAB 12 – DATA COLLECTION COMMITTEE

            Agenda

            Committee Minutes, December 2014

Attachment 1 – Status of NMFS Work on Bycatch Reporting in the Southeast (posted 2/24)

Attachment 2a – SAFMC’s Input on ET Implementation Plan (12/18/14)

Attachment 2b – ET Implementation Plan

Attachment 2c – SAFMC’s Comments on ET Implementation Plan (2/9/15)

Attachment 3 – SEFSC Presentation on the Commercial Electronic Logbook Pilot Project (posted 2/24)

Attachment 4 – Gulf Council Actions on Charterboat Reporting

Attachment 5a – Charterboat Reporting Decision Document

Attachment 5b – Charterboat Sub-Committee Final Report (November 2014)

Additional Documents:


TAB 13 – COUNCIL SESSION

            Agenda

            Council Minutes, December 2014

                   Attachment 1 - NMFS HMS Presentation (posted 2/24)

                                    Amendment 6 Proposed Rule FR

                                    Amendment 6 Proposed Rule

                                    Amendment 6 HMS FMP Commercial Shark Management

        Attachment 2- Financial Disclosure Presentation

        Attachment 3 – MREP 2015 Update

        Attachment 4 – SERO Report (posted 2/24)                   

        Attachment 5a – Fleming EFP Request

                   Attachment 5b – Morris EFP Request

                   Attachment 6 – SEFSC Report (posted 2/24)

                   Attachment 6 - SEFSC Headboat Data Entry Report (posted 2/24)

                   Attachment 7 – ASMFC 2015 Winter Meeting Summary

                   Attachment 8 – Council Calendar


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