Briefing Book – March 2016 Council Meeting

SOUTH ATLANTIC FISHERY MANAGEMENT COUNCIL MEETING - BRIEFING BOOK:

March 7-11, 2016

Westin Jekyll Island

Jekyll Island, GA


OVERALL AGENDA


OVERVIEWS:

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. 

DRAFT Committee Reports:


Law Enforcement Advisory Panel Report

FINAL Committee Reports:


 


FINAL Summary Motions (will be posted after meeting concludes)


TAB 1 – LAW ENFORCEMENT ADVISORY PANEL

            Agenda (revised 2/29)

            AP Minutes, March 2015

                        Attachment 1 – SAFMC Active Amendments Summary

                        Attachment 2 – Summary for SG Am 33 & DW 7 (Fillet Issue)

                        Attachment 3 – SG Am 37 Public Hearing Summary

                        Attachment 4a – For-Hire Reporting Amendment

                        Attachment 4b – For-Hire Reporting Amendment PH Presentation

                        Attachment 4c – Information on Dealer & Commercial Logbook Reportng (posted 2/29) 

Attachment 4d – Commercial Vessel Logbook Reporting Timeliness, 2014-2015 (posted 2/29)  

                        Attachment 4e – Headboat Reporting Compliance (posted 2/29) 

                        Attachment 5a – South Atlantic Trips Exceeding Bag Limits (Excel File) (posted 2/29)

                        Attachment 5b – Length Frequency Distributions (and Size Limits) of Commercial (TIP) and Recreational (MRIP) Fisheries, 2012-2014 (posted 2/29)

 Attachment 6a – System Management Plan for Deepwater MPAs: LE Component

                        Attachment 6b – System Management Plan for Spawning SMZs: LE Component

                        Attachment 6c – SG Amendment 36 (posted 2/29)

                                    Appendix A – Considered but Rejected Alternatives

                                    Appendix B – Glossary

                                    Appendix C – Other Applicable Laws

                                    Appendix D – History of Management

                                    Appendix E – Scoping Comments

                                                WP Beach Fishing Club Letter

                                    Appendix F – Bycatch Practicability Analysis

                                    Appendix J – EFH and EBM

                                    Appendix K – Spawning Presentation

                                    Appendix L – Dr. Heyman Report

                                    Appendix M – Georgetown SMZ Report

                                    Appendix N – SMP and SMZ

                                    Appendix O – SMZ Temperature and Salinity Report

                                    Appendix P – Workgroup Report

                                    Appendix Q – Workgroup Minority Report

                        Attachment 6 – TED Compliance Policy


TAB 2 – PROTECTED RESOURCES COMMITTEE

            Agenda

            Committee Minutes, December 2015

                        Attachment 1 – Protected Resources Updates for the South Atlantic (posted 3/6)

                        Attachment 2 – Right Whale Critical Habitat Final Rule

                        Attachment 3 – Draft ESA/MSA Integration Agreement for SAFMC/SERO PRD (posted 2/29)

Additional Materials:

Presentation - Final Rule Designating North Atlantic Right Whale Critical Habitat (NOAA SERO Protected Resources) (posted 3/7)


TAB 3 – JOINT DOLPHIN WAHOO/SNAPPER GROUPER COMMITTEE

            Agenda

Committee Minutes, December 2015

                        Attachment 1a – Status of Commercial  Catches versus ACLs for Dolphin and Wahoo (posted 2/29)

                        Attachment 1b – Status of Recreational Catches versus ACLs for Dolphin and Wahoo (posted 2/29)

                        Attachment 2 – Dolphin Wahoo Amendment 10/Snapper Grouper Amendment 44 White Paper (revised 2/29)

                        Attachment 3 – Dolphin Commercial Trip Limits Discussion Paper (From 9/2015 BB)

                        Attachment 4 – SEFSC Atlantic Dolphin Landings Report (From 9/2015 BB)

                        Attachment 5 – Southeastern Fisheries Association Resolution for Cooperation With Charter – For Hire- Fishery on East Coast

                        Attachment 6 – Email Thread on Bag Limit Sales

Additional Materials:

Presentation - Dolphin ABC (SAFMC staff) (posted 3/6)

Letter - Dolphin Wahoo Control Date (ABTA) (posted 3/6)

Letter - Dolphin Wahoo Control Date (Schalit) (posted 3/6)

Letter - Dolphin Wahoo Control Date (ABTA #2) (posted 3/7)

Letter - Dolphin Wahoo Control Date (Chiotakis) (posted 3/7)


TAB 4 – ADVISORY PANEL SELECTION COMMITTEE (PARTIALLY CLOSED SESSION)

            Agenda


TAB 5 – SEDAR COMMITTEE (PARTIALLY CLOSED SESSION)

            Agenda

            Committee Minutes, December 2015

                        Attachment 2 – SEDAR Approvals


TAB 6 – LAW ENFORCEMENT COMMITTEE

            Agenda

            Committee Minutes, September 2015


TAB 7 – SNAPPER GROUPER COMMITTEE

            Agenda (revised 2/29)

            Committee Minutes, December 2015

                        Attachment 1a – Summary of Commercial Landings (revised 2/29)

                        Attachment 1b – Summary of Recreational Landings (posted 2/29)

                        Attachment 2 – Black Sea Bass Pot Selectivity Presentation

                        Attachment 3 – SSC Report - March 4 webinar meeting (revised 3/24)

                        Attachment 4a – Amendment 37 Public Comments Package

                        Attachment 4b – Amendment 37 Decision Document (posted 2/29)

                        Attachment 4c – Draft Amendment 37 (posted 2/29)

                        Attachment 5a – Amendment 41 Scoping Comments Package

                        Attachment 5b – Amendment 41 Decision Document

                        Attachment 6 – Oculina Review Report

                        Attachment 7 – Draft System Management Plan for Deepwater MPAs

                        Attachment 8a – Draft Amendment 36 (updated 3/6)

                                    Appendix A – Considered but Rejected Alternatives

                                    Appendix B – Glossary

                                    Appendix C – Other Applicable Laws

                                    Appendix D – History of Management

                                    Appendix E – Scoping Comments

                                                WP Beach Fishing Club Letter

                                    Appendix F – Bycatch Practicability Analysis

                                    Appendix J – EFH and EBM

                                    Appendix K – Spawning Presentation

                                    Appendix L – Dr. Heyman Report

                                    Appendix M – Georgetown SMZ Report

                                    Appendix N – SMP and SMZ

                                    Appendix O – SMZ Temperature and Salinity Report

                                    Appendix P – Workgroup Report

                                    Appendix Q – Workgroup Minority Report

                                    Attachment 8b – Draft SMZ System Management Plan

                                    Attachment 8c – Codified Text for Amendment 36 (posted 2/29)

                        Attachment 9a – Red Snapper Data Synopsis (revised 2/29)

                        Attachment 9b – Congressmen Jones and Murphy Letter on Red Snapper (posted 2/29)

                        Attachment 9c – NMFS Response to Congressmen Jones and Murphy (posted 2/29)

                        Attachment 10a – Visioning Amendment Survey Results (posted 2/29)

                        Attachment 10b – Visioning Amendment Survey (posted 2/29)

Additional Materials:

Red Snapper Management Approaches (prepared by Council staff) (posted 3/6)

Comment - Snapper Grouper Amendment 36 - Pew (posted 3/6)

Comment - Snapper Grouper Amendment 36 - McCaffity (posted 3/6)

Additional materials (posted 3/7)

Comment - Black Sea Bass - Mock (posted 3/6)

Comment - Snapper Grouper Amendment 41 - Hammer (posted 3/6)

FL FWC Mutton Snapper Workshop Presentation (posted 3/9)


TAB 8 – MACKEREL COMMITTEE

            Agenda (revised 2/29)

            Committee Minutes, December 2015

                        Attachment 1 – NMFS SERO Commercial ACL Report (posted 2/29)

                        Attachment 2 – NMFS SERO Recreational ACL Report (posted 2/29)

                        Attachment 3 – Gulf Mackerel Committee January 2016 Meeting Report

                        Attachment 4a – SAFMC Mackerel Advisory Panel Meeting Report

                        Attachment 4b – SAFMC Mackerel Advisory Panel Minutes, February 2016

                        Attachment 5 – January/February 2016 Public Hearing Comments (PDF portfolio; requires Adobe Reader and Flashplayer)

                       Attachment 5b - Gulf Council Public Hearing comments (posted 3/6)

                        Attachment 6a – Draft CMP Amendment 26 (posted 2/29)

                        Attachment 6b – CMP Amendment 26 Decision Document (revised 2/29)

                        Attachment 6c – CMP Amendment 26 Codified Text (Available at Meeting)

                        Attachment 7a – SERO Presentation on 2016 Recreational Season for Atlantic Cobia (posted 3/9)

                        Attachment 7b – NMFS Notice of 2016 Recreational Season for Atlantic Cobia (posted 3/9)

                        Attachment 7c – Potential Actions for Cobia Framework Amendment (revised 2/29)

                        Attachment 7d – Cobia Landings (posted 2/29)

                        Attachment 7e - Cobia Staff Discussion (posted 3/6)

Additional Materials:

Cobia comment - Spring (posted 3/6)

Cobia comment - VSSA (posted 3/6)

Cobia comment - French 1 (posted 3/6)

Cobia comment - Hankison (posted 3/6)

Cobia comment - French 2 (posted 3/7)

Cobia comment - Willis (posted 3/7)

Cobia comment - O'Brien (posted 3/7)

Cobia comment - Norfolk Anglers (posted 3/10)

Cobia comment - Bransom (posted 3/10)

Cobia comment - Gorham (posted 3/10)

Cobia comment - Gray (posted 3/10)

Cobia comment - Head (posted 3/10)

Cobia comment - Ryan (posted 3/10)

Cobia comment - Slaybaugh (posted 3/10)

Cobia comment - Kemp (posted 3/10)


TAB 9 – DATA COLLECTION COMMITTEE

            Agenda

            Committee Minutes, December 2015

                        Attachment 1 – Bycatch Monitoring Report Presentation (posted 2/29)

                        Attachment 2 – CE-BA 3 Background

                        Attachment 3 – Commercial Logbook Pilot Presentation (posted 3/6)

                        Attachment 4 – ACCSP eTrips Electronic Reporting Presentation (posted 3/10)

                        Attachment 5 – Commercial Logbook Reporting Amendment Background

                        Attachment 6 – For-Hire Amendment Background

                        Attachment 7 – For-Hire Reporting Amendment Public Hearing Overview

                        Attachment 8 – For-Hire Reporting Amendment Decision Document

                        Attachment 9 – For-Hire Reporting Amendment Document

                        Attachment 10 – Citizen Science Program Draft Blueprint (posted 2/29)

Additional Materials:

 


TAB 10 – EXECUTIVE FINANCE COMMITTEE

            Agenda

            Committee Minutes, December 2015

                        Attachment 1 – CY 2015 Budget Expenditures

                        Attachment 2a – Draft 2016 Council Activity Schedule

                        Attachment 2b – Draft 2016 SEDAR Activity Schedule

                        Attachment 3 – Status of CY 2016 Budget (posted 2/29)

                        Attachment 4a – Council Follow-Up (posted 2/29)

                        Attachment 4b - 2016 Priorities (posted 2/29)

                        Attachment 5 – Standards and Procedures for Participating in Council Webinar Meetings (Available at Meeting)

                        Attachment 6a – CCC Agenda

                        Attachment 6b – SAFMC Citizen Science Presentation

Attachment 6c - Results From CCC Meeting (Available at Meeting)


TAB 11 – COUNCIL SESSION

            Agenda

            Council Minutes, December 2015

                        Attachment 1a – Monitor National Marine Sanctuary Expansion Proposal

                        Attachment 1b – Monitor Sanctuary Expansion Information Sheet

                        Attachment 1c – Monitor Sanctuary Expansion NOI

                        Attachment 2 – SERO Report (posted 2/29)

                        Attachment 3 – Experimental Fishing Permit Requests (Available at Meeting)

                        Attachment 4 – SEFSC Report (Available at Meeting)

                        Attachment 5 – Additional Reports (Available at Meeting)

                        Attachment 6 – Council Calendar

Additional Materials:

Spiny Lobster Review Panel Meeting Agenda - March 28, 2016 meeting

Presentation - Monitor National Marine Sanctuary Expansion (posted 3/11)