Briefing Book – September 2015 Council Meeting

SOUTH ATLANTIC FISHERY MANAGEMENT COUNCIL MEETING - BRIEFING BOOK:

September 14-18, 2015

The Beach House Resort

Hilton Head Island, SC


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, June 2015

Attachment 1 – Draft Vision Blueprint – 2015 Public Input Summary (posted 9/10)

Attachment 2 – Draft Vision Blueprint – Public Input Matrix

Attachment 3 – 2015 Draft Vision Blueprint Public Input – Florida Summary Comments (updated 9/10)

Attachment 4 – 2015 Draft Vision Blueprint Public Input – Georgia Summary Comments

Attachment 5 – 2015 Draft Vision Blueprint Public Input – S. Carolina Summary Comments (updated 9/10)

Attachment 6 – 2015 Draft Vision Blueprint Public Input – N. Carolina Summary Comments (updated 9/10)

Attachment 7 – Written Comment Correspondence for Each State (posted 9/10)

TAB 2 – HABITAT PROTECTION AND ECOSYSTEM-BASED MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

Agenda

Committee Minutes, June 2015

Attachment 1 – Coral Amendment 8

Presentations:

TAB 3 – PROTECTED RESOURCES COMMITTEE

Agenda (updated 9/10)

Committee Minutes, June 2015

Attachment 1 – Protected Resources Update for the South Atlantic (available at meeting)

Attachment 2 – Coastal Migratory Pelagics Biological Opinion (posted 9/10)

Attachment 3 – Draft ESA/MSA Integration Agreement for SAFMC/SERO PRD

Attachment 3a - ESA/MSA Integration Agreements with PR Comments (posted 9/10)

Presentation:

TAB 4 – DOLPHIN WAHOO COMMITTEE

Agenda

Joint Dolphin Wahoo and Snapper Grouper Committee Minutes, December 2014

Attachment 1 – Memo to SEFSC Requesting Information About Commercial Catches and Quota Monitoring

Attachment 2 – Report From SEFSC Regarding Commercial Catches and Quota Monitoring

Attachment 3 – Dolphin Newsletters, May and July 2015

Attachment 4 – Dolphin Trip Limits Discussion Paper

HMS Amendment 7

TAB 5 – PERSONNEL COMMITTEE (CLOSED SESSION)

Agenda

TAB 6 – ADVISORY PANEL SELECTION COMMITTEE (CLOSED SESSION)

Agenda

TAB 7 – SEDAR COMMITTEE (Partially Closed Session)

Agenda

Committee Minutes, June 2015

Attachment 2 – SEDAR Approvals

Attachment 3 – SAFMC Research Plan

Attachment 4 – SEFSC Headboat Data Evaluation Report

Additional Materials:

TAB 8 – MACKEREL COMMITTEE

Agenda

Committee Minutes, June 2015

Attachment 1 – NMFS SERO Commercial ACL Report (posted 9/10)

Attachment 2 – NMFS SERO Recreational ACL Report (posted 9/10)

Attachment 3a – Gulf Council August 2015 Mackerel Committee Report

Attachment 3b – Gulf Council August 2015 Options Paper for Amendment 28

Attachment 4a – Draft CMP Amendment 26

Attachment 4b – CMP Amendment 26 Decision Document (revised 9/14)

TAB 9 – SNAPPER GROUPER COMMITTEE

Agenda

Committee Minutes, June 2015

Attachment 1a – Status of Commercial Catches vs ACLs (posted 9/10)

Attachment 1b – Status of Recreational Catches vs ACL’s (posted 9/10)

Attachment 2a – Report on SSC Discussion on Blueline Tilefish (posted 9/15)

Attachment 2b – Blueline Tilefish Framework Options Paper

Attachment 2c – Amendment 38 Options Paper

Attachment 3a – Regulatory Amendment 16 Public Hearings Comments Package

Attachment 3b – Presentation on Black Sea Bass Pot Endorsement Holder Fishing Portfolios (posted 9/14)

Attachment 3c - Regulatory Amendment 16 Decision Document

Attachment 3d – Draft Regulatory Amendment 16

Attachment 4 – Southeast Reef Fish Survey Update Presentation (posted 9/10)

Attachment 5a – Amendment 37 Scoping Comments Package (updated 9/10)

Attachment 5b – Amendment 37 Decision Document (updated 9/10)

Attachment 6a – Regulatory Amendment 23 Scoping Comments Package

Attachment 6b – Regulatory Amendment 23 Decision Document

Attachment 7 – Amendment 41 Options Paper

Attachment 8a – Amendment 36 Public Comments II Package (posted 9/10)

Attachment 8b – Amendment 36 Decision Document (posted 9/10)

Attachment 8c – Draft Amendment 36 (Public Hearing Version)

Attachment 8d – Draft Amendment 36 (DEIS Version) (posted 9/10)

Attachment 9 – Joint South Florida Amendment Decision Document (posted 9/10)

Attachment 10 - Approach for Allowing Limited Harvest of Red Snapper in 2016

Attachment 11 - Oculina Evaluation Team Report

Additional Materials:

Presentations:

TAB 10 – DATA COLLECTION COMMITTEE

Agenda

Committee Minutes, June 2015

Attachment 1 – National Observer Program Presentation (posted 9/10)

Attachment 2 – Comprehensive Ecosystem-Based Amendment 3 (Bycatch)

Attachment 4 – SEFSC Presentation on the Commercial Electronic Logbook Pilot Project (available at meeting)

Attachment 5 – Joint Charterboat Reporting Amendment

Attachment 6 – Gulf Council Actions on Charterboat Reporting

Attachment 7 – Charterboat Reporting Decision Document (posted 9/10)

Presentations:

TAB 11 – LAW ENFORCEMENT COMMITTEE

Agenda

Committee Minutes, June 2015

Attachment 1 – Presentation on fisheries Law Enforcement Activities and the Use of Operator Permits in the South Atlantic Region (available at meeting)

TAB 12 – EXECUTIVE FINANCE COMMITTEE

Agenda

Committee Minutes, June 2015

Attachment 1 – 2015 Budget Status (posted 9/10)

Attachment 2 – SAFMC/NMFS Regional Operations Schedule

Attachment 3 – Priority Table (Excel Document)

TAB 13 – COUNCIL SESSION

Agenda (updated 9/10)

Council Minutes, June 2015

Joint Council SAFMC – GMFMC Minutes, June 2015

Attachment 1 – SERO Report of Commercial Landings (Updated 9/10)

Attachment 2a – EFP Modification Request G&SAFF – FKCFA

Attachment 2b – EFP Request Lionfish Containment Device G&SAFF – FKFCA

Attachment 2c - EFP Request Snowy Grouper (posted 9/10)

Attachment 3 – SEFSC Report (available at meeting)

Attachment 4 – ASMFC Summer Meeting Summary

Attachment 5 – Council Calendar