June 2012 Briefing Book

SOUTH ATLANTIC FISHERY MANAGEMENT COUNCIL
JUNE 11-15, 2012
BRIEFING BOOK
ORLANDO, FLORIDA

OVERALL AGENDA

OVERVIEWS

          Council Member Habitat Workshop

          Ecosystem-Based Management Committee

          Dolphin Wahoo Committee

          Shrimp Committee

          Snapper Grouper Committee  (revised: posted 6/5)

          Ad Hoc Data Collection Committee

          Mackerel Committee  (revised: posted 6/5)

          SSC Selection Committee

          Golden Crab Committee

          Law Enforcement Committee  (revised: posted 6/5)

          SEDAR Committee  (revised: posted 6/5)

TAB 1 - COUNCIL MEMBER HABITAT WORKSHOP

          Agenda

TAB 2 - ECOSYSTEM-BASED MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

          Agenda  (revised: posted 6/5)

          Ecosystem-Based Management Committee Minutes, March 2012

          Coral Advisory Panel Minutes, May 2012  (posted 6/5)

                    Status of Catches versus Quota for Octocorals - (posted 6/11)

                    Attachment 2 - Shrimp and Deepwater Shrimp Advisory Panels Report

                    Attachment 3 - Coral Advisory Panel Report  (posted 6/5)

                    No Attachment 4

                    Attachment 5 - Comprehensive Ecosystem-Based Amendment 3  (posted 6/5)

                    Attachment 6 - Comprehensive Ecosystem-Based Amendment 3 Decision Document  (posted 6/5)

                    Attachment 7 - Cupka / Morin Letter FAU Hydrokinetic Study  (posted 6/5)

                    Attachment 7a - BOEM Presentation of Effects of Sound on Fish  (posted 6/5)

          Additional Materials

                    Wiley / Cupka Coral Letter  (posted 6/11)

                    Coral AP Report  (posted 6/12)

TAB 3 - DOLPHIN WAHOO COMMITTEE

          Agenda 

          Dolphin Wahoo Committee Minutes, June 2010

          Dolphin Wahoo AP Minutes, April 2012                 

                    Attachment 1 - Recreational Landings, June 2010

TAB 4 - SHRIMP COMMITTEE

          Agenda

          Shrimp Committee Minutes, March 2012

          Joint Shrimp and Deepwater Shrimp AP Minutes, April 2012

                    Attachment 1a - Federal Register ESA Listing of Atlantic Sturgeon, Final Rule

                    Attachment 1b - South Atlantic Shrimp Biological Opinion, May 9th

                    Attachment 1c - Fishery Bulletin Skimmer Trawl Proposed Rule

                    Attachment 1d - FAQs Requirements in SA Shrimp Fishery and Shrimp BiOp

                    Attachment 2a - Shrimp and Deepwater Shrimp Advisory Panel Report

                    Attachment 3 - Shrimp Review Panel Report

                    Attachment 4 - Shrimp Amendment 9 EA

                    Attachment 5 - Shrimp Amendment 9 Decision Document  (posted 6/5)

          Additional Materials

                    2012 Shrimp Biological Opinion on Sea Turtle Conservation Regulations and Federal Shrimp Fisheries

                    Listing of Atlantic Sturgeon Under Endangered Species Act (And What Does it Mean for Fisheries?)

TAB 5 - SNAPPER GROUPER COMMITTEE

          Agenda  (revised: posted 6/5)

          Snapper Grouper Committee Minutes. March 2012

          Snapper Grouper AP Minutes, April 2012

                    Attachment 1a - Status of Commercial Landings vs Quotas  (revised: posted 6/5)

                    Attachment 1b - Status of Recreational Landings vs Quotas and Headboat Update:

                              Headboat Update, June 2012

                              Recreational Landings, June 2012

                    Attachment 2 - SSC Report (April 2012)

                    Attachment 3 - Snapper Grouper AP Report (April 2012)

                    Attachment 4a - Amendment 18A, Action 4 Resubmittal Document  (posted 6/5)

                    Attachment 4b - Amendment 18A, Action 4 Codified Text  (revised - posted 6/12)

                    Attachment 5a - Amendment 18B/EA (Golden Tilefish)

                               Appendix A - Rejected Alternatives

                               Appendix B - Glossary

                               Appendix C - EFH and EBM 2011

                               Appendix D - Golden Tilefish Workgroup Report

                               Appendix E - Bycatch Practicability

                               Appendix F - History of Management

                               Appendix G - Tielfish Pstar 0.35 Projections

                    Attachment 5b - Amendment 18B Decision Document

                    Attachment 5c - Amendment 18B Codified Text  (revised - posted 6/12)

                    Attachment 6a - Federal Register Notice on Petition to List Speckled Hind Under ESA:

                               Speckled Hind 90 Day Finding

                               Warsaw Grouper 90 Day Finding

                    Attachment 6b - Summary of Input from MPA Workshops 1 and 2  (posted 6/5)

                    Attachment 6c - MPA Expert Workgroup Report  (posted 6/5)

                    Attachment 6d - Public Comments on MPAs Considerations  (revised: posted 6/5)

                    Attachment 6e - Letter Cupka to Crabtree (Feb 23, 2012)

                    Attachment 6f - NMFS SERO Presentation on Percentage Area to Close  (see Presentations below)

                    Attachment 6g - Estimated Discards of Speckled Hind and Warsaw Grouper  (revised: posted 6/5)

                   No Attachment 7

                    Attachment 8a - Amendment 17A and Regulatory Amendment 10 Summary

                    Attachment 8b - SEDAR 24 Management Quantitites and Projections Requested by the SSC and SERO (Nov 2010)

                    Attachment 8c - Memo Mahood to Ponwith (Apr 7, 2012)

                    Attachment 8d - NMFS SEFSC Red Snapper Discards Report

                    Attachment 9a - Memo Cupka to Ponwith (May 3, 2012)

                    Attachment 9b - SEFSC Projections for Black Sea Bass Using Observed Data Through 2011  (updated- posted 6/11)

                    Attachment 9c - SA Black Sea Bass Quota Closure Analysis  (posted 6/5)

          Presentations 

                    NMFS SERO Presentation on Speckled Hind and Warsaw Grouper  (posted 6/5)

                    SEFSC-SER Logbook Reporting Compliance Plan  (posted 6/5)

                    Options for Possible Reopening of South Atlantic Red Snapper, NMFS  (posted 6/8)   

                    Red Snapper presentation, Capt. Nelson  (posted 6/12)  

                    MARMAP Fishery-Independent CPUEs  (posted 6/12)

          Additional Materials

                    Final Rule, Federal Register: Regulatory Amendment 11  (posted 6/11)   

                    SAFA / Cupka VMS letter  (posted 6/12)

                    Grimes et al. Reef Fish paper  (posted 6/12)

TAB 6 - AD HOC DATA COLLECTION COMMITTEE

          Agenda

          Ad Hoc Data Collection Committee Minutes, March 2012

                    Attachment 1a - Joint Gulf and South Atlantic Generic Dealer Amendment  (posted 6/5)

                    Attachment 1b - Data Collection Decision Document  (posted 6/5)

                    Attachment 2a - Summary of the Gulf Data Collection Committee (Apr 2012)

                    Attachment 3 - CE-BA 3 Data Collection Items  (posted 6/5)

          Presentations  (posted 6/5)

                    i. FL Harvest Tag Program

                    ii. FL Trip Ticket Monitoring

                    iii. SEFSC Commercial Landings Monitoring Overview

                    iv. SERO Permits in Limbo, Codified Text

                    v. SERO Permits in Limbo, White Paper

                    vi. SERO SA Black Sea Bass Recreational Quota Closure Analysis 

TAB 7 - MACKEREL COMMITTEE

          Agenda  (revised: posted 6/5)

          Mackerel Committee Minutes, March 2012

          Mackerel AP Minutes, April 2012

                    Attachment 1 - NMFS SERO Commercial ACL - Quota Report

                    Attachment 1a - South Atlantic Mackerel Landings  (posted 6/5)

                    Attachment 2 - NMFS SEFSC Recreational ACL Report

                    Attachment 3 - SAFMC Mackerel Advisory Panel Report

                    Attachment 4a - GMFMC April Council Meeting Report

                    Attachment 4b - GMFMC April Mackerel Motions

                    Attachment 5 - CMP Amendment 19 (Permits and Sale)  (posted 6/5)

                    Attachment 6 - CMP Amendment 20 (Boundaries and Transit Provisions)  (posted 6/5)

                    Attachment 7 - South Atlantic Mackerel Framework - Draft List of Potential Items

                    Attachment 8a - CMP Amendment 19 Decision Document  (posted 6/5)

                    Attachment 8b - CMP Amendment 20 Decision Document  (posted 6/5)

                    Attachment 9 - Harold Schenavar Letter re: King Mackerel  (posted 6/5)

          Additional Materials

                    SEFSC Update on Recreational Landings  (posted 6/14)

TAB 8- ADVISORY PANEL SELECTION COMMITTEE (CLOSED SESSION)

          Agenda

TAB 9 - SCIENTIFIC AND STATISTICAL SELECTION COMMITTEE (CLOSED SESSION)

          Agenda

                    Attachment 3 - SOPPs Council SSC Policy, June 2011

TAB 10 - GOLDEN CRAB COMMITTEE

          Agenda 

          Golden Crab Committee Minutes, March 2012

                    Attachment 1a - Paan Letter Regarding Catch Shares

                    Attachment 1b - Coppa Letter Regarding Catch Shares

                    Attachment 2a - Amendment 6 Decision Document 

                    Attachment 2b - Amendment 6/EA (Golden Crab)

                    Attachment 2c - Appendix A, Considered but Rejected Actions and Alternatives

                    Attachment 2d - Appendix B, Golden Crab Advisory Panel Catch Shares Report

                    Attachment 2e - Appendix C, Glossary

                    Attachment 2f - Amendment 6 Codified Text  (revised - posted 6/12)

TAB 11 - LAW ENFORCEMENT COMMITTEE

          Agenda  (revised: posted 6/5)

          Law Enforcement Committee Minutes, March 2012

          Law Enforcement AP Minutes, March 2012

                    Attachment 1 - Law Enforcement Advisory Panel Recommendations on MPAs (1998)

                    Attachment 2 - Review of Surveillance and Enforcement of Federal Fisheries in the Southeastern US - Final Report to the SAFMC

                    Attachment 3 - LEOY Nominee from FWC

                    Attachment 4 - LEOY Nominee from SCDNR

                    Attachment 5 - LEOY Nominee from NCDENR

                    Attachment 6 - Mutton Snapper Issue Paper  (posted 6/5) 

TAB 12 - SEDAR COMMITTEE

          Agenda  (revised: posted 6/5)

          SEDAR Committee Minutes, March 2012

                    Attachment 1 - SEDAR Project Schedule

                    Attachment 2 - ORCS Report

                    Attachment 3 - SAFMC Research Plan 2012-2016

                    Attachment 4 - SEDAR Steering Committee Summary, May 2012

                    Attachment 5 - Calibration Workshop and Workgroup Reports  (posted 6/5)

                    ORCS presentation  (posted 6/15)

TAB 13 - COUNCIL SESSION

          Agenda

          Full Council Minutes, March 2012

                     Attachment 1 - HMS Presentation (At Meeting)

                     Attachment 2 - Commercial Landings Report, May 1, 2012

                     Attachment 2a - South Carolina Aquarium EFP Request, November 2011  (posted 6/5)

                     Attachment 3 - SEFSC Headboat Update

                     Attachment 4 - ASMFC Spring 2012 Meeting Summary

                     Attachment 5 - Council Session Calendars

TAB 14 - ADDITIONAL MATERIALS

          Options for Possible Reopening of South Atlantic Red Snapper  (posted 6/7)

          Amendment 7 - Scoping: Issues and Alternatives for the Future Management of Atlantic Bluefin Tuna  (posted 6/11)

    

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