December 2009 Briefing Book

December 6-11, 2009

SAFMC Council Meeting

Atlantic Beach, North Carolina

Briefing Book 

OVERALL AGENDA

OVERVIEWS

Spiny Lobster Committee

Ecosystem-Based Management Committee

Dolphin Wahoo Committee

Mackerel Committee

Snapper Grouper Committee  (revised, posted 12/1/09)

SCIENTIFIC AND STATISTICAL COMMITTEE

SSC Roadmap

Agenda

Attachment 1 - June 2009 SSC Minutes

Attachment 2 - October 2009 SSC and Selection Committee Mins   

Attachment 3 - SEDAR 19 Schedule

Attachment 4 - Uncertainty Workshop Information

Attachment 5 - South Atlantic Updates Information

Attachment 6 - Spiny Lobster Updates Information (new document)

Attachment 7 - SEDAR Planning Schedule

Attachment 8 - Final Rule 15B Federal Register Notice

 Attachment 9 - Final Rule SNG 16

Attachment 10 - Comprehensive Ecosystem Based Amendment 1

Appendices A - R  (new document)

Proposed Rule  (new document)

CE-BA 1 Final October 2009 (new document)

Fishery Ecosystem Plan April 2009 (new document)

Harris, Crabtree Request for Secretarial Review (new document)

Attachment 11 - Amendment 18 Public Hearing Summary

Attachment 12 - Amendment 18 Public Hearing Draft

Attachment 13 - Wreckfish ITQ Review

Attachment 14 - Amendment 20 Draft

Appendix A - Public Interest in Resource Rent

Appendix B - Wreckfish Fishery ITQ Program Shareholders Meeting

Attachment 15 - Golden Crab Criteria Options Paper

Attachment 16 - Golden Crab Catch Shares Report

Attachment 17 - Golden Crab Amendment 5 Draft

Attachment 18 - Draft Mackerel Decision Document

Attachment 19 - Amendment 17B Public Hearing Summary

Attachment 20 - Amendment 17B AM Summary

Attachment 21 - Draft Amendment 17B (Most Recent)

Appendix A - Rejected Alternatives

Appendix B - Glossary

Appendix C - EFH and EBM

Appendix D - Limits in Place

Appendix E - Landings Discards

Appendix F - SA Research Plan

Appendix G - ACL Final Rule

Appendix H - Snapper Grouper Framework

Appendix I - Summary Monitoring Methods

Appendix J - Logbook Headboat Reporting Grids

Attachment 22 - Tilefish and Gag Update

Attachment 23 - Amendment 17A Public Hearing Summary

Attachment 24 - Amendment 17A Public Hearing Draft and Appendices                     

Appendix A - Rejected Alternatives

Appendix B - Glossary

Appendix C - EFH and EBM

Appendix D -Limits in Place

Appendix E - Landings Discards

Appendix F - South Atlantic Research Plan

Appendix G - Summary Monitoring Methods

Appendix H - Logbook Headboat Reporting Grids

Appendix I - Proposed Red Snapper Monitoring Plan 3

Appendix J - Red Snapper Analysis

Appendix K - ACL Final Rule

Appendix L - Area Closure Analysis

Appendix M - Commercial Economic Analysis

Appendix N - Recreational Economic Analysis

Appendix O - Cummulative Impact Quotas

Appendix P - GIS Maps

Appendix Q - Gutshop Bohnsack

Appendix R - Recreational Fisheries in Biscayne 1976 - 1991

Appendix S - Waugh Red Snapper Public Hearing Document

Appendix T - Snapper Grouper Landings (Excel Document)

Appendix U - Age Structure of Red Snapper From the Summer of 2009

Attachment 25 - Additional Red Snapper Analysis Package

Attachment 26 - Amendment 17A Area Closure Eval Spreadsheet (new document)

Attachment 27 - Comprehensive ACL Amendment Options

Attachment 28 - Comprehensive ACL Amendment Draft

Appendix A - Proposed SAFMC ABC Control Rule

Appendix B - IPT Meeting Minutes - October 29, 2009

Appendix C - Exploited Reef Fisheries of The SE US; Shertzer, Williams, and Taylor

Appendix D - Fish Assemblages and Indicator Species; Shertzer and Williams

Attachment 29 - Species Groupings Evaluation (available at meeting)

Attachment 30 - ABC Control Rule

Attachment 31 - National SSC Briefing Materials (available through Council office)

Attachment 32 - Dolphin-Wahoo Decision Document and Data Update

Attachment 33 - Lionfish Documents

Attachment 33A - Additional Lionfish Documents (new document)

Attachment 34 - Coral AP Recommendations

Attachment 35 - CE-BA 2 Options Paper

Attachment 36 - Octocoral and Liverock Harvest (2000-2009)

Attachment 37 - Octocoral Literature Summary

Attachment 38 - Additional Information on Octocorals

Attachment 39 - Background Documents

Attachment 40 - Fishery Bulletins

FB 09-050 Commercial Vermilion Snapper Closure

FB 09-058 Recreational Vermilion Snapper Closure

Attachment 41 - Prager and Shertzer 2009 OFL and ABC

SPINY LOBSTER COMMITTEE

Agenda

Overview

Minutes - September, 2009

Attachment 1 - GMFMC Scoping Document With Public Input

Attachment 2 - Gulf Council Actions

Attachment 3 - NMFS Biological Opinions

Attachment 4 - Appointments For SEDAR Update (new document)

Attachment 5 - Terms of Reference For SEDAR Update (new document)

LAW ENFORCEMENT COMMITTEE

Agenda

Minutes - September, 2009

Attachment 1 - Committee Award Criteria 

Appendix A - American Legion Example (new document)

Appendix B - ASMFC Example (new document)

Appendix C - Georgia Example (new document)

Appendix D - ACPE Example (new document)

Appendix E - Michigan Example (new document)

Appendix F - North Carolina Example (new document)

Appendix G - New York Example (new document)

Appendix H - Texas Example (new document)

EXECUTIVE FINANCE COMMITTEE

Agenda

Minutes - September, 2009

Attachment 1 - 2009 Budget Status (Excel File)

Attachment 2 - FMP Timeline 2010 - 2014 (Excel File)

Attachment 3 - Proposed 2010 Budget (Excel File)

PROTECTED RESOURCES COMMITTEE

Agenda

Overview

Minutes - March, 2006

Attachment 1- NRDC Petition to List Atlantic Sturgeon Under ESA

Attachment 2 - Notice of Intent to Sue

Attachment 3 - Letter to SAFMC Regarding Smalltooth Sawfish Take in Shrimp Fishery

Attachment 4 - CBD Petition to List 83 Species of Coral Under ESA

ECOSYSTEM BASED MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

Agenda  (revised, posted 12/1/09)

Overview

Minutes - September 2009

Attachment 1 - Comprehensive Ecosystem-Based Amendment 2 Options Paper

Attachment 2 - Octocorals as EFH

Attachment 3 - Florida Marine Life Rule 68B-42

Attachment 4 - FWC Position on Harvest of Orange Cup Coral   (new document)

DOLPHIN WAHOO COMMITTEE

Agenda

Overview

Minutes - September, 2009

Attachment 1 - Dolphin Wahoo Decision Document

MACKEREL COMMITTEE

Agenda

Overview

Minutes - September, 2009

Attachment 1 - GMFMC Scoping Document With Public Input

Attachment 2 - Gulf Council Actions

Attachment 3 - Decision Document

Attachment 4 - ASFMC Mackerel Amendment PID

PERSONNEL COMMITTEE (CLOSED)

SNAPPER GROUPER COMMITTEE

Agenda  (revised, posted 12/1/09)

Overview  (revised, posted 12/1/09)

Minutes - September, 2009

Attachment 1 - Red Snapper SEDAR 15

Attachment 2 - Overfishing Letter For Red Snapper

Attachment 3 - Letter Requesting NMFS Prepare Interim Rule (7/16/08)

Attachment 4 -Letter Requesting NMFS Prepare Interim Rule (3/23/09)

Attachment 5 - Red Snapper Interim Rule/EA

Attachment 6 - CZMA Letters

Attachment 7 - Proposed Rule For Red Snapper Interim Rule

Attachment 8 - Amendment 17A Data Request Memo (dated 10/8/09)

Attachment 9 - Red Snapper Projections VII (dated 11/6/09)

Attachment 10 - Draft Amendment 17A

Appendix A - Rejected Alternatives

Appendix B - Glossary

Appendix C - EFH and EBM

Appendix D -Limits in Place

Appendix E - Landings Discards

Appendix F - South Atlantic Research Plan

Appendix G - Summary Monitoring Methods

Appendix H - Logbook Headboat Reporting Grids

Appendix I - Proposed Red Snapper Monitoring Plan 3

Appendix J - Red Snapper Analysis

Appendix K - ACL Final Rule

Appendix L - Area Closure Analysis

Appendix M - Commercial Economic Analysis  (new document)

Appendix N - Recreational Economic Analysis

Appendix O - Cummulative Impact Quotas

Appendix P - GIS Maps

Appendix Q - Gutshop Bohnsack

Appendix R - Recreational Fisheries in Biscayne 1976 - 1991

Appendix S - Waugh Red Snapper Public Hearing Document

Appendix T - Snapper Grouper Landings (Excel Document)

Appendix U - Age Structure of Red Snapper From the Summer of 2009

Appendix V - Red Snapper Projections  (new document)

Appendix W - Summary of Red Snapper Related Scoping Comments (new document)

Attachment 11 - Draft Amendment 17A (Second BB Version / most recent/ new document)

Attachment 12 - Draft Amendment 17A (Public Hearing Version)

Attachment 13 - Written Comments on Amendment 17A (available through Council office)

Attachment 14 - Public Hearing Minutes For Amendment 17A

North Charleston, SC

New Bern, NC

Pooler, GA

Key Largo, FL (new document)

Cape Canaveral, FL (new document)

Jacksonville, FL (new document)

Newport News, VA (new document)

Attachment 15 - Draft Amendment 17B

Appendix A - Rejected Alternatives

Appendix B - Glossary

Appendix C - EFH and EBM

Appendix D - Limits in Place

Appendix E - Landings Discards

Appendix F - SA Research Plan

Appendix G - ACL Final Rule

Appendix H - Snapper Grouper Framework

Appendix I - Summary Monitoring Methods

Appendix J - Logbook Headboat Reporting Grids

Appendix K - Scoping Summary (new document)

Attachment 16 - Draft Amendment 17B (Public Hearing Version)

Attachment 17 - Written Comments on Amendment 17B (available through Council office)

Attachment 18 - Public Hearing Minutes For Amendment 17B

North Charleston, SC

New Bern, NC

Pooler, GA

Key Largo, FL (new document)

Cape Canaveral, FL (new document)

Jacksonville, FL (new document)

Newport News, VA (new document)

Attachment 19 - Draft Proposed Rule For Amendment 17B

Attachment 20 - Draft Amendment 18

Attachment 21 - Draft Amendment 18 (Public Hearing Version)

Attachment 22 - Written Comments on Amendment 18 (available through Council office)

Attachment 23 - Public Hearing Minutes For Amendment 18

North Charleston, SC

New Bern, NC

Pooler, GA

Key Largo, FL (new document)

Cape Canaveral, FL (new document)

Jacksonville, FL (new document) 

Newport News, VA (new document)

Attachment 24 - Draft Amendment 20

Appendix A - Public Interest in Resource Rent

Appendix B - Wreckfish Fishery ITQ Program Shareholders Meeting

Attachment 25 - Wreckfish ITQ Program Review

Attachment 26 - Comprehensive ACL Amendment Options Paper

Appendix A - Proposed SAFMC ABC Control Rule

Appendix B - IPT Meeting Minutes - October 29, 2009

Appendix C - Exploited Reef Fisheries of The SE US; Shertzer, Williams, and Taylor

Appendix D - Fish Assemblages and Indicator Species; Shertzer and Williams

Attachment 27 - Terms of References For Three Upcoming SEDAR Updates

Attachment 28 - Draft Amendment 17B  (2nd BB version / most recent / new document)

Attachment 29 - Draft Amendment 18  (2nd BB version / most recent / new document)

COUNCIL

Agenda

Minutes - September, 2009

Attachment 1 - SSC Selection Committee Report

Attachment 2A - EFP Requests FRN  (new document)

HMS Letter A  (new document)

HMS Letter B  (new document)

HMS Letter C  (new document)

HMS Letter D  (new document)

Attachment 2B - EFP Requests FRN (new document)

Request A  (new document)

Request B  (new document)

Request C  (new document) 

Attachment 3 - SERO Status Report

Attachment 4 - SEFSC Report

Attachment 5 - Council Calendar December 2009 - September 2010

ASMFC Meeting November 2009 Meeting Report