December 2011 Briefing Book

SOUTH ATLANTIC FISHERY MANAGEMENT COUNCIL

DECEMBER 5-9, 2011

BRIEFING BOOK

RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA

OVERALL AGENDA

OVERVIEWS

          Spiny Lobster Committee

          Law Enforcement Committee

          Ecosystem-Based Management Committee

          Information & Education Committee

          Mackerel Committee

          SEDAR Committee

          Golden Crab Committee

          Snapper Grouper Committee

TAB 1 - SPINY LOBSTER COMMITTEE

          Agenda

          Minutes, September 2011

                    Attachment 1 - Spiny Lobster Amendment 11

                    Spiny Lobster Amendment 11 Decision Document  (posted 12/1/11)

                    Attachment 2 - Gulf of Mexico Council Report REVISED  (posted 12/1/11)

                    Attachment 3 - Coral AP Recommendations

                    Attachment 4 - SSC Recommendations

TAB 2 - LAW ENFORCEMENT COMMITTEE

          Agenda

          Minutes, September 2011

                    Attachment 1 - SERMA Report (posted 12/6/11)

TAB 3 - ECOSYSTEM-BASED MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

          Agenda

          Minutes, September 2011

                    Attachment 1 - CE-BA2 Notice of Availability

                    Attachment 2 - CE-BA2 Proposed Rule Public Comment Fishery Bulletin

                    Attachment 3 - Coral Advisory Panel Meeting (October 25-26, 2011) Report

                    Attachment 4 - CE-BA3 List of Measures for Consideration

                    Attachment 5 - Summary Document: South Atlantic Eco-Regional Partner Coordination Meeting  (posted 12/1/11)

TAB 4 - ADVISORY PANEL SELECTION COMMITTEE (CLOSED SESSION)

          Agenda

TAB 5 - INFORMATION & EDUCATION COMMITTEE

          Agenda

          Minutes, March 2010

                    Attachment 1 - SAFMC Web Design

                    Attachment 2 - SAFMC Federal Fishing Regulations Brochure and Inserts (for Updates)

                    Attachment 3 - Templates Used for Constant Contact

                    Attachment 4 - Information & Education Advisory Panel Report

                    Attachment 5 - NOAA Fisheries / Council Final Readability Report

                    Attachment 6 - White Paper on SMZ Outreach in St. Lucie County

                    Attachment 7 - Code of Federal Regulations for SMZs

                    Attachment 8 - SAFMC Law Enforcement AP Recommendations for SMZ Outreach

                    Attachment 9 - Prior Recommendations from I&E AP Regarding Strategic Planning

                    Attachment 10- Logic Model Example: Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary

                    Attachment 11 - Gulf Council 5-Year Strategic Plan for Outreach

                    Attachment 12 - Social Media Workshop Report

TAB 6 - EXECUTIVE FINANCE COMMITTEE

          Agenda

          Minutes, September 2011

                    Attachment 1 - 2011 Budget Status

                    Attachment 2a - 2012 Proposed Budget

                    Attachment 2b - 2012 Draft Activity Schedule (Excel file)

                    Attachment 2c- 2012 Draft SEDAR Activity Schedule (Excel file)

TAB 7 - MACKEREL COMMITTEE

          Agenda

          Minutes, September 2011

                    Attachment 1 - NMFS SERO Commercial Quota Report (posted 12/7/11)

                    Attachment 2 - NMFS SEFSC Recreational Quota Report (To Be Provided at Meeting)

                    Attachment 3 - Mackerel Amedment 19 Items

                    Presentation: SEFSC Mackerel Committee Update (posted 12/7/11)

TAB 8 - SEDAR COMMITTEE

          Agenda 

          Minutes, September 2011

                    Attachment 1 - SEDAR Project Schedule

                    Attachment 2 - SEDAR Steering Committee Report

                    Attachment 3 - SEDAR 28 Participants

          SSC Report, November 2011

                    Attachment 1: Social and Economic Sciences Panel Meeting

                    Attachment 2: Wreckfish DCAC

          SEFSC Presentation: Headboat Survey Update (posted 12/7/11)

          Presentation: Update on Southeast Fishery-Independent Survey (SEFIS) (posted 12/7/11)

          Presentation: South Atlantic Recreational Landings Estimation and Projection (SEFSC) (posted 12/7/11)

TAB 9 - GOLDEN CRAB COMMITTEE

          Agenda

          Minutes, September 2011

                    Attachment 1 - Draft Golden Crab Amendment 6

                    Attachment 2 - Golden Crab Amendment 6 Decision Document  (posted 12/1/11)

                    Golden Crab Landings (posted 12/7/11)

TAB 10 - SNAPPER GROUPER COMMITTEE

          Agenda

          Minutes, September 2011

                    Attachment 1a - Status of Commercial Landings vs. Quotas (posted 12/7/11)

                    Attachment 1b - Status of Recreational Landings vs. Quotas (To Be Provided at Meeting)

                    Attachment 1c - Snapper Grouper Advisory Panel Report, October 2011

                    Attachment 2a - Amendment 18A (Black Sea Bass) Public Hearing Draft

                              Amendment 18A (Black Sea Bass) Public Hearing Summary

                              Appendix A - Considered But Rejected Alternatives

                              Appendix B - Glossary

                              Appendix C - History of Management

                              Appendix D - Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan Guide

                              Appendix E - Bycatch Practicability Analysis

                              Appendix I - Other Applicable Laws

                              Appendix J - Other Things to Consider

                              Appendix K - Summary of Scoping Meetings

                    Attachment 2b - Written Public Comments on Amendment 18A (Black Sea Bass)

                    Attachment 2c - Analysis of Bag Limit Alternatives from September 2011

                    Attachment 2d - Amendment 18A (Black Sea Bass) Revised Draft  (posted 12/1/11)

                    Attachment 2e - Amendment 18A (Black Sea Bass) Decision Document  (posted 12/1/11)

                    Attachment 2f - Amendment 18A (Black Sea Bass) Draft Codified Text  (posted 12/1/11)

                    Attachment 2g - Projected Impacts of Amendment 18A on South Atlantic Black Sea Bass Season Length  (posted 12/1/11)

                              Presentation: Projected Impacts on South Atlantic Black Sea Bass Season Length (posted 12/7/11)

                    Attachment 2h - Overfishing Determination Criteria for Black Sea Bass  (posted 12/1/11) 

                    Attachment 3a - Amendment 24 (Red Grouper) Public Hearing Draft

                              Amendment 24 (Red Grouper) Public Hearing Summary

                              Appendix A - Rejected Alternatives

                              Appendix B - Glossary

                              Appendix C - Red Grouper Rebuilding Projections

                              Appendix D - MSST 28 February

                              Appendix E - Amendment 24 Scoping Report

                              Appendix F - EFH and EBM

                              Appendix G - Amendment 24 Bycatch Practicability Analysis

                              Appendix H - Commercial Economic Effects

                              Appendix I - Recreational Economic Effects

                              Appendix J - Amendment 24 Fishery Impact Statement

                    Attachment 3b - Written Public Comments on Amendment 24 (Red Grouper)

                    Attachment 3c - Amendment 24 (Red Grouper) Revised Draft

                              Appendix A - Rejected Alternatives

                              Appendix B - Glossary

                              Appendix C - Red Grouper Rebuilding Projections

                              Appendix D - MSST

                              Appendix E - Scoping Report

                              Appendix F - EFH and EBM

                              Appendix G - Bycatch Practicability Analysis

                              Appendix H - Commercial Economic Effects

                              Appendix I - Economic Effects to the Recreational Sector

                              Appendix J - Fishery Impact Statement

                              Appendix K - Regulatory Impact Review  (posted 12/1/11)

                              Appendix L - Regulatory Flexibility Act Analysis  (posted 12/1/11)

                    Attachment 3d - Attachment 24 (Red Grouper) Decision Document

                    Attachment 3e - Amendment 24 (Red Grouper) Draft Codified Text

                    Attachment 3f - Amendment 24 (Red Grouper) OFL language  (posted 12/1/11)

                    Attachment 4a - Amendment 20A (Wreckfish) Public Hearing Draft (including Appendices)

                              Amendment 20A (Wreckfish) Public Hearing Summary

                    Attachment 4b - Written Comments on Amendment 20A (Wreckfish)

                    Attachment 4d - Amendment 20A (Wreckfish) Decision Document  (posted 12/1/11)

                    Attachment 4e - Amendment 20A (Wreckfish) Draft Codified Text

                    Attachment 5a - Amendment 18B (Golden Tilefish) Draft

                              Appendix B - Glossary

                              Appendix C - EFH and EBM

                              Appendix I - History of Management

                    Attachment 5b - Amendment 18B (Golden Tilefish) Decision Document

          Additional Materials (distributed at meeting):

                    South Carolina Data Load Failure

                    Presentation: Vermilion Snapper Landings and Monitoring

                    Snapper Grouper Landings versus Quota, Nov 2011

                    Presentation: SEFSC Snapper Grouper Committee Update

                    Presentation: South Atlantic Recreational Landings Estimation and Projection (SEFSC)

TAB 11 - COUNCIL SESSION

          Agenda

          Minutes, September 2011

                    Attachment 1 - SERO Landings Report

                    Attachment 2 - EFP Request

                    Attachment 3 - SEFSC Report (To Be Provided at Meeting)

                    Attachment 4 - HMS Presentation

                    Attachment 5 - ASMFC Summary Report

                    Attachment 6 - Council Calendar 

TAB 12: OTHER MATERIALS

          Presentation: SEFSC Dolphin Wahoo Committee Update (posted 12/7/11)