December 2007 Briefing Book

DECEMBER 2-7, 2007

ATLANTIC BEACH, NC

BRIEFING BOOK

OVERALL AGENDA

TAB 1 - SCIENTIFIC AND STATISTICAL COMMITTEE

Agenda

SSC Roadmap Final

Attachment 1 - SSC Minutes June 2007

Attachment 2 - SEDAR 16 Schedule

Attachment 3 - SEDAR 16 Participants

Attachment 4 - SEDAR 16 Workshop Task Assignments

Attachment 5 - SEDAR 17 Schedule Draft

Attachment 6 - SEDAR 17 Terms of Reference, Draft

Attachment 7 - SEDAR 17 Suggested Participants

Attachment 8 - SAFMC Technical Committee Proposal

Attachment 9 - Ad-hoc ACL Workgroup Report

Attachment 10 - Stock Status Update

Attachment 11 - LENFEST ACL Recommendations

Attachment 12 - MSA Excerpt on ACLs

Attachment 13 - SAFMC Work Plan

Attachment 14A - Draft Amendment 16

Attachment 14B - Gag Analyses

Attachment 14C - Vermilion Analyses

Attachment 15 SG AP Recommendations Amend 16

Attachment 16 - Post Quota Bycatch Methods

Attachment 17 - Post Quota Bycatch Presentation

Attachment 18 - Draft Amendment 15A

Draft Am. 15A Appendices Available Upon Request

Attachment 19 - Draft Amendment 15B

Draft Am. 15B Appendices Available Upon Request

Attachment 20 - Economic Model Presentation

Attachment 21 - Amendment 17 Options Paper

Attachment 22 - SEDAR Guidelines

Attachment 23 - SEDAR Steering Oct 07 Summary

Attachment 24 - FEP Draft (Separate CD Available Upon Request)

Attachment 25 - FEP Annotated Outline

TAB 2 - SPINY LOBSTER COMMITTEE

Agenda and Overview

Joint Spiny Lobster AP Committee Minutes June 2007

Attachment 1A - Kimmel GCFI Presentation

Attachment 2A - Notice of Intent

Attachment 2B - Draft Scoping Document for Amendment X

Attachment 2C - Presentation by Phil Steele, Implementation of Minimum Possession Size

Attachment 3A - GMFMC/SAFMC Spiny Lobster Regulations

Attachment 3B - Spiny Lobster Regulations Figure 1

Attachment 4 - List of Items for Amendment Y

TAB 3 - JOINT EXECUTIVE AND FINANCE COMMITTEE

Agenda

Finance Committee Minutes September 2007

Attachment 1A - FMP Amendment Framework Timeline (Excel File)

Attachment 1B - Planning Document

Attachment 2 - Activities Schedule

Attachment 3 - Proposed 2008 Budget

Attachment 4 - Proposed Scoping and Public Hearings Process

TAB 4 - SEDAR COMMITTEE

Agenda and Overview

SEDAR Committee Minutes September 2007

Attachment 1 - SEDAR Steering Committee October 2007

Attachment 2 - SEDAR Schedule October 2007

Attachment 3 - SEDAR Guidelines October 2007

Attachment 4 - SEDAR 17 Draft Terms of Reference

Attachment 5 - SEDAR 17 Draft Schedule

Attachment 6 - SEDAR 17 Draft Participants

Attachment 7 - SEDAR 17 Draft Assessment Checklist

TAB 5 - SNAPPER GROUPER COMMITTEE

Agenda and Overview

Snapper Grouper Committee Minutes September 2007

Snapper Grouper AP Minutes September 2007

Attachment 1 - Draft Planning Document for SAFMC Activities

Attachment 2 - SAFMC CY 2007 Amendment Schedule (Excel File)

Attachment 3 - Report of the Gag Annual Catch Limits Workgroup

Attachment 4A - Snapper Grouper Amendment 16

Amendment 16 Scoping Minutes:

Atlantic Beach, NorthCarolina

Daytona Beach, Florida

Marathon, Florida

N. Charleston, South Carolina

N. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Wilmington, North Carolina

Amendment 16 Written Correspondence

Attachment 4B - Gag Analyses

Attachment 4C - Vermilion Analyses

Attachment 4D - Preliminary Description of Commercial Fishery for Gag and Vermilion Snapper

Attachment 5 - Amendment 15A

Draft Am. 15A Appendices Available Upon Request

Attachment 6 - Public Input on Amendment 15A

Nemeth Letter

Matty Letter

Attachment 7 - Snapper Grouper Amendment 15B

Draft Am. 15B Appendices Available Upon Request

Attachment 8 - Public Input on Amendment 15B

Beasley Letter

Bolt Letter

Boob Letter 1

Boob Letter 2

Pepe Letter

Harrison Letter

Attachment 9 - Draft Amendment 15B Proposed Rule

Attachment 10 - Amendment 15C (-17)

TAB 6 - LAP PROGRAM WORKING GROUP

Agenda and Overview

LAP Program Workgroup Minutes October 2007

LAP Workgroup Summary Report for October 2007

Attachment 1 - LAP Program Exploratory Workgroup Working Document

Attachment 2 - Status Quo Expectations Document

Attachment 3 - Enforcement Options Recommendations (Available at Meeting)

Attachment 4 - Initial Allocations Analyses (Available at Meeting)

TAB 7 - JOINT HABITAT AND ECOSYSTEM-BASED MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

Agenda and Overview

Ecosystem Based Management Minutes September 2007

Attachment 1 - Recommendations From Habitat/Coral AP

Attachment 2 - Calypso LNG Deepwater Port DEIS

Attachment 3 - LNG & Alternative Energy Presentation

Attachment 4 - NOAA Letter 091207

Attachment 5A - Boundary Option For a Research Area Within Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary

Attachment 5B - A Public Process Invitation - Gray's Reef NMS

Attachment 5C - Building a Strategy For a Gulf of Mexico Concept

FEP Draft (Available on Separate CD)

Attachment 6 - Annotated Outline of FEP

Attachment 7 - Fishery Ecosystem Plan Comprehensive Amendment

Attachment 8 - SECOORA Pamphlet

Attachment 9 - SECOORA Business Plan

Attachment 10 - Worldwide Synthesis - Environmental Effects of Alternative Energy Uses on the Outer Continental Shelf

Attachment 11 - Executive Summary - Alternative Energy PEIS

TAB 8 - SSC SELECTION COMMITTEE (CLOSED SESSION)

TAB 9 - SOPPs COMMITTEE

Agenda

SOPPs Committee Minutes September 2007

Attachment 1 - SOPPs Committee Status

TAB 10 - COUNCIL SESSION

Agenda

Council Minutes September 2007

Attachment 1 - SEFSC Presentation on Data Improvement Plan (Available at Meeting)

Attachment 2 - South Atlantic Alliance Presentation (Available at Meeting)

Attachment 3 - Allocations

Appendix 3A - Allocations December 7, 2007

Appendix 3B - Allocations by Species December 7, 2007 (Excel File)

Appendix 3C - Allocation Attachments

1 - Billfish FMP May 1998

2 - Swordfish FMP February 1985

3 - Mackerel Amendment 1

4 - Mackerel Amendment 2

5 - Mackerel Amendment 4

6 - Mackerel Amendment 6

7 - Mackerel Amendment 7

8 - Mackerel Amendment 9

9 - Mackerel Framework July 1999

10 - Snapper Grouper Amendment 3

11 - Snapper Grouper Amendment 6

12 - Snapper Grouper Amendment 13C

13 - Dolphin Wahoo FMP

Attachment 4A - Pelagic Longline Research FRN

Attachment 4B - NMFS Pelagic Longline Research Notice

Attachment 4C - Draft Pelagic Longline Research Environmental Assessment

Attachment 4D - Geiger Letter to HMS re. Exempted Permits

Attachment 4E - Geiger Letter to HMS re. Extension of EA Comment Period

Attachment 5A - HMS Exempted Fishery Permit FRN

Attachment 5B - NMFS Exempted Fishery Permit Comment Request

Attachment 6 - NMFS Commercial Landings Report October 16, 2007

Attachment 7 - SEFSC Status Report (Available at Meeting)

Attachment 8 - Deep Water Shrimp AP Application

Attachment 9 - December 2007 - March 2008 Calendars

Attachment 10 - GMFMC Aquaculture Document

Artificial Reefs West

Areas of Concern West

Areas of Concern East

Prohibited Areas West

Prohibited Areas East

Sea Surface Temperatures August

Sea Surface Temperatures February

Sediment Type

PUBLIC HEARINGS DOCUMENTS

Public Hearing Presentations for Amendments 15A and 15B

Amendment 15A Public Hearing Summary

 

Public Hearing Minutes Marathon Florida November 2007

Public Hearing Minutes Cape Canaveral, Florida November 2007

Public Hearing Minutes Ft. Lauderdale, Florida November 2007

Public Hearing Minutes Jacksonville, Florida November 2007

 

Amendment 15B Public Hearing Summary

Public Hearing Minutes Marathon Florida November 2007

Public Hearing Minutes Cape Canaveral, Florida November 2007

Public Hearing Minutes Ft. Lauderdale, Florida November 2007

Public Hearing Minutes Jacksonville, Florida November 2007

PUBLIC SCOPING DOCUMENTS

Scoping Document For King Mackerel

 Scoping Presentation for Mackerel Allocation of Commercial Quota

Shrimp Amendment 7 Scoping Document

Scoping Presentation for Shrimp Amendment 7