June 2008 Briefing Book

JUNE 8-13, 2008
ORLANDO, FL
BRIEFING BOOK

OVERALL AGENDA

OVERVIEWS

SSC Committee Roadmap

Ecosystem Based Management Committee Overview

Shrimp Committee Overview

Spiny Lobster Committee Overview

LAP Committee Overview

Allocation Committee Overview

Snapper Grouper AP Overview

SSC Selection Overview

SEDAR Committee Overview

Snapper Grouper Committee Overview

TAB 1 - SCIENTIFIC AND STATISTICAL COMMITTEE

Agenda

Attachment 1 - SSC Minutes December 2007

Attachment 2 - SEDAR 18 Schedule Draft

Attachment 3 - SEDAR 18 Terms of Reference, Draft

Attachment 4 - SEDAR 18 Suggested Participants

Attachment 5 - SEDAR 19 Schedule Draft

Attachment 6 - SEDAR 19 Terms of Reference, Draft

Attachment 7 - SEDAR 19 Suggested Participants

Attachment 8 - Fishery Ecosystem Plan, Draft

FEP Volume I - Introduction and Overview of FEP for the South Atlantic Region

FEP Volume II - South Atlantic Habitats and Species

FEP Volume III - South Atlantic Human and Institutional Environment

FEP Volume IV - Threats to South Atlantic Ecosystem and Recommendations

FEP Volume V - South Atlantic Research Programs and Data Needs

FEP Volume VI - References

Attachment 9 - Comprehensive Ecosystem Amendment, Draft

Public Hearing Supplement

Comprehensive Ecosystem Addendum

Attachment 10 - Shrimp Review Panel Report

Attachment 11 - Shrimp Amendment 7 Overview

Attachment 12 - Shrimp Economic Analysis Presentation

Attachment 13 - Shrimp Amendment 7, Draft

Attachment 14 - Spiny Lobster Import Amendment

Attachment 15 - Snapper Grouper Amendment 15B

Attachment 16 -  Amendment 15B Economic Model Presentation

Attachment 17 - LAP Program Workgroup Report

Attachment 18 - Golden Tilefish Report

Attachment 19 - Tilefish Presentation

Attachment 20 - Mid-Atlantic Tilefish Amendment

Attachment 21 - Allocation Program Comparison

Attachment 22 - Snapper Grouper Amendment 16 Public Hearing Draft

Attachment 23 - Post Quota Bycatch Analysis

Attachment 24 - Snapper Grouper Amendment 17 Options Paper

Attachment 25 - Amendment 17 Species Overview

Attachment 26 - Bonsack et al., Reef Fish Baseline Data

Attachment 27 - History of Snapper Grouper Fishery, Sea Grant

Attachment 28 - Red Grouper Characterization

Attachment 29 - Matheson and Huntsman Speckled Hind and Snowy Grouper Models

Attachment 30 - Red Grouper Life History

Attachment 31 - Snapper Grouper Stock Status (Amendment 9)

Attachment 32 - Status Criteria Definitions (Amendment 11)

Attachment 33 - Sedberry et al., Spawning Locations

Attachment 34 - Potts et al., Stock Trends to 1998

Attachment 35 - Potts and Brennan, Stock Trends to 2001

Attachment 36 - Tester et al., Reef Fish Distributions

Attachment 37 - SEDAR 15 Red Snapper Assessment

Attachment 38 - Red Snapper Presentation (available at council meeting)

Attachment 39 - SEDAR 15 Greater Amberjack Assessment

Attachment 40 - Greater Amberjack Presentation (available at council meeting)

Attachment 41 - SEDAR 15A Mutton Snapper Assessment

Attachment 42 - Mutton Snapper Presentation

Attachment 43 - Red Snapper Scoping Document

TAB 2 - SOPPs COMMITTEE

Agenda

Minutes

Attachment 1 - Status

TAB 3 - ADVISORY PANEL SELECTION COMMITTEE (CLOSED SESSION - SEPARATE CD)

Agenda

TAB 4 - ECOSYSTEM BASED MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

Agenda

Attachment 1 - Joint Habitat and Ecosystem Committee Minutes March 2008

Attachment 2 - FEP Volume I - Introduction and Overview of FEP for the South Atlantic Region

Attachment 3 - FEP Volume II - South Atlantic Habitats and Species

Attachment 4 - FEP Volume III - South Atlantic Human and Institutional Environment

Attachment 5 - FEP Volume IV - Threats to South Atlantic Ecosystem and Recommendations

Attachment 6 - FEP Volume V - South Atlantic Research Programs and Data Needs

Attachment 7 - FEP Volume VI - References

Attachment 8 - Written and Email Comments on FEP

Attachment 9 - Public Hearing Minutes on FEP

Key Largo, FL     Cape Canaveral, FL      Pooler, GA      N. Charleston, SC      New Bern, NC

Attachment 10 - Public Hearing Draft Comprehensive Ecosystem Amendment  (47 MB pdf)

Attachment 11 - Public Hearing Supplement

Attachment 12 - CEA Addendum - See the Public Hearing Documents page for a complete Summary Document

Attachment 13 - Public Hearing Presentation

Attachment 14 - Written and Email Comments on CEA

Attachment 15 - Public Hearing Minutes on CEA (see Attachment 9 above)

Attachment 16 - Summary of Public Hearing Comments (available at meeting)

LENFEST REPORT PRESENTATION - LENFEST OCEAN PROGRAM REPORT on ACLs

Report Summary

LENFEST Ocean Program Presentation

TAB 5 - SHRIMP COMMITTEE

Agenda

Minutes

Attachment 1 - Shrimp Review Panel Report

Attachment 2 - Shrimp Amendment 7 Public Hearing Draft 

Appendix A - Alternatives Eliminated

Appendix B - Community Descriptions

Appendix C - Observer Coverage 2001-2006

Attachment 3 - Shrimp Amendment 7 Overview Presentation

Attachment 4 - Shrimp Amendment 7 Economic Analyses Presentation

TAB 6 - SPINY LOBSTER COMMITTEE

Agenda

Minutes

Attachment 1 - Import Amendment

Attachment 2 - List of Items for Amendment 9

TAB 7 - LAP PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Agenda

Minutes

Attachment 1 - Preferences of Permit Holders and Vessel Managers for LAPs in the South Atlantic Golden Tilefish Fishery

Attachment 2 - Fishermen Preferences for a LAP for Golden Tilefish Presentation

Attachment 3 - Mid-Atlantic Amendment for Tilefish IFQ

Attachment 4 - Comparison Between Sector Allocation, RFA, and Cooperatives

Attachment 5 - MSA Language on LAPs (Including Regional Fishery Association)

Attachment 6 - Sector Allocation Programs Presentation

Attachment 7 - Excerpts From March 2008 Minutes on Outreach Efforts

Attachment 8 - Issues and Options for Improvement Based on Fishermen's Survey

TAB 8 - ALLOCATION COMMITTEE

Agenda

Minutes

Attachment 1 - ACCSP Presentation (available at meeting)

Attachment 2 - April 2008 Committee Report

Attachment 3 - Allocation Papers - Summary

TAB 9 - SSC SELECTION (CLOSED SESSION - SEPARATE CD)

Agenda

TAB 10 - SEDAR COMMITTEE

Agenda

Minutes

Attachment 1 - Steering Committee Summary, May 2008, Draft

Attachment 2 - SEDAR Schedule

Attachment 3 - SEDAR 18 Terms of Reference, Draft

Attachment 4 - SEDAR 18 Proposed Project Schedule

Attachment 5 - SEDAR 18 Participant List

Attachment 6 - SEDAR 19 Terms of Reference, Draft

Attachment 7 - SEDAR 19 Proposed Project Schedule

Attachment 8 - SEDAR 19 Suggested Participants

TAB 11 - SNAPPER GROUPER ADVISORY PANEL

Agenda

Minutes

Attachment 1 - Amendment 15B

Appendix A - Rejected Alternatives

Appendix B - Glossary

Appendix C - EFH and EBM

Appendix D - Equipment Regulations

Appendix E - Careful Release Protocols

Appendix F - Sea Turtle Release Placard

Appendix G - Sawfish Placard

Attachment 2 - Amendment 15B SDEIS

Attachment 3A - Amendment 16

Appendix A - Rejected Alternatives

Appendix B - Glossary

Appendix C - Analyses For Post Quota Bycatch Mortality

Appendix D - Summary Scoping Comments

Appendix E - Gag Management Measures, Feb 2008

Appendix F - Vermilion Snapper Management Measures

Appendix G - Gag Management Measures, May 2008

Attachment 3B - Amendment 16 Public Hearing Presentation

Attachment 4 - Amendment 17 Options Paper

Attachment 5 - Amendment 17 ACL and AM Discussion Paper

Attachment 6 - Amendment 18 Scoping Document

Attachment 7 - Amendment 18 Scoping Presentation

Attachment 8 - Preferences of Permit Holders and Vessel Managers for LAPs in the South Atlantic Golden Tilefish Fishery

Attachment 9 - Presentations

Snapper Grouper Amendment 15B Presentation

Tilefish Presentation

Attachment 10 - Motions From September 17-18, 2007 AP Meeting

TAB 12 -SNAPPER GROUPER COMMITTEE

Agenda

Minutes

Attachment 1 - SEDAR 15 Report - South Atlantic Red Snapper

Attachment 2 - SEDAR 15 Report - South Atlantic Greater Amberjack

Attachment 3 - SEDAR 15A Report - South Atlantic Mutton Snapper

Attachment 4 - Oculina Outreach Report

Attachment 5 - Oculina Research and Monitoring

Summary of Habitat Restoration Cruise

Observations on Grouper Populations in the Oculina Closed Area

Attachment 6 - Pre-Closure Survey of Proposed MPAs in Amendment 14 Report

Attachment 7 - Request For Fishing Regulations For Gray's Reef NMS

Attachment 8 - Snowy Grouper Conversion Factor Analysis

Attachment 9 - Amendment 15B

Appendix A - Rejected Alternatives

Appendix B - Glossary

Appendix C - EFH and EBM

Appendix D - Equipment Regulations

Appendix E - Careful Release Protocols

Appendix F - Sea Turtle Release Placard

Appendix G - Sawfish Placard

Attachment 10 - Amendment 15B SDEIS

Attachment 11a - Comments on Amendment 15B SDEIS

Attachment 11b - Additional Comments on Amendment 15B SDEIS

Attachment 12 - Amendment 15B Proposed Rule

Attachment 13 - Amendment 16

Appendix A - Rejected Alternatives

Appendix B - Glossary

Appendix C - Analyses For Post Quota Bycatch Mortality

Appendix D - Summary Scoping Comments

Appendix E - Gag Management Measures, Feb 2008

Appendix F - Vermilion Snapper Management Measures

Appendix G - Gag Management Measures, May 2008

Attachment 14 - Amendment 16 Public Hearing Presentations

Attachment 15 - Amendment 16 Public Hearing Minutes

Key Largo, FL     Cape Canaveral, FL      Pooler, GA      N. Charleston, SC      New Bern, NC

Attachment 16a - Amendment 16 Written Comments

Attachment 16b - Additional Comments on Amendment 16

Attachment 17 - Summary of Public Comments on Amendment 16 (available at meeting)

Attachment 18 - Amendment 17 Options Paper

Attachment 19 - Amendment 17 ACL and AM Discussion Paper

Attachment 20 - Amendment 18 Scoping Document

Attachment 21 - Amendment 18 Scoping Presentation

Attachment 22 - Amendment 18 Scoping Meeting Minutes

Key Largo, FL     Cape Canaveral, FL      Pooler, GA      N. Charleston, SC      New Bern, NC

Attachment 23 - Amendment 18 Written Comments

Attachment 24 - Summary of Public Scoping Comments on Amendment 18 (available at meeting)

Attachment 25 - Presentations

Snapper Grouper 15B Presentation

MPA Pre-Closure Survey Presentation

Snapper Grouper Catch Charaterization Presentation

Attachment 26 - Comment Letters Concerning Snapper Grouper Issues

Attachment 27 - Red Snapper Management Measures

TAB 13 - COUNCIL SESSION

Agenda

Minutes

Attachment 1A - HMS Tuna Gear Authorization and Turtle Control Devices, FRN, May 6, 2008

Attachment 1B - HMS Presentation

Attachment 2A - Gulf and South Atlantic Fishery Foundation EFP 1

Attachment 2B - Gulf and South Atlantic Fishery Foundation EFP 2

Attachment 3 - CCC Meeting Report, May 6-9, 2008

Attachment 4 - Preliminary Landings, May 1, 2008

Attachment 5 - SEFSC Report

Attachment 6 - ASMFC Report, May 5-8, 2008

Attachment 7 - Calendar