March 2008 Briefing Book

MARCH 3-7, 2008

JEKYLL ISLAND, GA

BRIEFING BOOK

OVERALL AGENDA

TAB 1 - JOINT LAP PROGRAM WORKGROUP AND COMMITTEE

Agenda

Attachmet 1 - LAPP Workgroup Report

Attachment 2 - Workgroup Minutes December 2007

Attachment 3 - Workgroup Minutes, January 2008

TAB 2 - LAP PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Agenda (revised)

Attachmet 1 - LAPP Workgroup Report

Attachment 2 - Scoping Minutes

Coconut Grove

Cape Canaveral

Brunswick

New Bern

Attachment 3 - Written scoping comments

Attachment 4 - LAPP Committee Minutes September 2007

TAB 3 - JOINT EXECUTIVE AND FINANCE COMMITTEE

Agenda

Attachment 1 - FY 2008 Council Budget Funding (Excel File)

Attachment 2 - CY 2008-2010 FMP, Amendment and Framework Timeline (Excel File)

Attachment 3 - President's Report, FY 2009 Budget

Attachment 4 - Congressman Jones NC, Bill HR4087

TAB 4 - SNAPPER GROUPER COMMITTEE

Agenda and Overview (revised)

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 2A - Amendment 15B Public Hearing Minutes

Manteo, North Carolina

North Charleston, South Carolina

Atlantic Beach, North Carolina

Canaveral, Florida

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Jacksonville, Florida

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Marathon, Florida

Pooler, Georgia

Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina

Attachment 2B - Amendment 15B Comments From the Public (Multiple Letters)

Attachment 2C - Amendment 15B Economic and Social Analyses

Attachment 2D - SEDAR 15 Summary Report (Greater Amberjack)

Attachment 2E - SEDAR 15 Summary Report (Red Snapper)

Attachment 2F - SEDAR 15 Summary Report (Mutton Snapper)

Attachment 3 - Summary of Public Comments on Amendment 15B

Attachment 4 - Amendment 15B Proposed Rule

Attachment 5A - Amendment 16

Appendix A - Rejected Alternatives

Appendix B - Glossary

Appendix C - PQBM Analyses

Appendix D - Scoping Summary

Appendix E - Gag Management Measures

Appendix F - Vermilion Management Measures

Appendix G - Vermilion YPR Analyses

Attachment 5B - Amendment 16 Scoping Minutes

Atlantic Beach, North Carolina

Daytona Beach, Florida

Marathon, Florida

North Charleston, South Carolina

North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Wilmington, North Carolina

Attachment 5C - Amendment 16 Scoping Comments (Multiple Letters)

Attachment 6 - Amendment 16 PQBM Information Distributed to AP Members

Amendment 16 PQBM Advisory Panel Memorandum

Amendment 16 PQBM Advisory Panel Summary

Attachment 7A - Amendment 17 Options Paper

Attachment 7B - Amendment 17 Scoping Minutes

Coconut Grove

Cape Canaveral

Brunswick

New Bern

Attachment 7C - Amendment 17 Scoping Comments

Attachment 8 - Pre-Closure Survey of Proposed MPAs in Amendment 14 Report

Attachment 9 - Gray's Reef Research Area Report

Attachment 10 - Presentations (material available at meeting)

Attachment 11 - Comment Letters Concerning Snapper Grouper Issues (Multiple Letters)

TAB 5 - LAW ENFORCEMENT ADVISORY PANEL

Agenda and Overview

Joint Law Enforcement AP Minutes December 6, 2006

Attachment 1 - SAFMC Aquaculture Policy Final June 2007

TAB 6 - JOINT HABITAT AND ECOSYSTEM-BASED MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

Agenda and Overview

Attachment 1A - 2007 Recommendations From the Habitat and Coral Advisory Panels

Attachment 1B - DWCHAPC Including Blake Ridge Diapir

Attachment 1C - 2006 Recommendations From the Habitat and Coral Advisory Panels

Attachment 1D - 2004 Recommendations From the Habitat and Coral Advisory Panels

Attachment 2 - Golden Crab AP Minutes January 2008

Attachment 3A - Deepwater Shrimp AP Proposal 1

Attachment 3B - Deepwater Shrimp AP Proposal 2

Attachment 3C - Deepwater Shrimp AP Proposal 3

Attachment 3D - Deepwater Shrimp AP Combined Proposals

Attachment 3E - Deepwater Shrimp AP Minutes (available at meeting)

Attachment 4 - Fishery Ecosystem Plan - Annotated Structure Volumes 1-5

Attachment 5 - Fishery Ecosystem Plan Comprehensive Amendment

Attachment 6 - Presentation on Deepwater Coral Research (material available at meeting)

Attachment 7 - SAFMC Deepwater Coral Research Plan

Attachment 8A - Staghorn and Elkhorn News Release

Attachment 8B - Staghorn and Elkhorn Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

Attachment 8C - Staghorn and Elkhorn Proposed Rule

Attachment 8D - Staghorn and Elkhorn Impact Report

Attachment 8E - Staghorn and Elkhorn References

Attachment 9 - Preliminary Redraft of Energy Policy

TAB 7 - SPINY LOBSTER COMMITTEE

Agenda and Overview

Spiny Lobster Committee Minutes December, 2007

Attachment 1A - Scoping Document

Attachment 1B - Scoping Minutes

Attachment 1C - Scoping Comments

Florida Keys Commercial Fisherman's Association Letter

Andrews Letter

Atack Letter

Burton Letter

Mansfield Letter

Regional Workshop Document

Attachment 2 - Items Related to Import Amendment

Attachment 3 - List of Items for Amendment Y

TAB 8 - SHRIMP COMMITTEE

Agenda and Overview (revised)

Attachment 1 - Scoping Document

Attachment 2 - Scoping Written Comments

Blackston Letter

Gore Letter

Ireland Letter

North Carolina Letter

Potter Letter

Sawyer Letter

Attachment 3 - Scoping Minutes

Canaveral, Florida

Atlantic Beach, North Carolina

Attachment 4 - Minutes of Advisory Panel Meeting (available at meeting)

Attachment 5A - Draft Amendment 7 Options Document

Attachment 5B - Preliminary Analyses for Shrimp Amendment 7

TAB 9 - ALLOCATION COMMITTEE

Agenda and Overview

Attachment 1 -Scoping Document

Attachment 2 - Scoping Minutes

Coconut Grove

Cape Canveral

Brunswick

New Bern

Attachment 3 - Scoping Comments

Attachment 4 - Recommendations From the February 19-20, 2008 Committee Meeting (available at meeting)

TAB 10 - SOPPs COMMITTEE

Agenda

Attachment 1 - SOPPs Status

TAB 11 - SSC SELECTION COMMITTEE (Closed, Separate CD)

TAB 12 - PERSONNEL COMMITTEE (Closed, Separate CD)

TAB 13 - COUNCIL SESSION

Agenda

Full Council Minutes, December 2007

Attachment 1 - Council Coordination Committee Agenda, January 8-10, 2008

Attachment 2A - Preliminary 2007-2008 Commercial Landings Dated February 8, 2008

Attachment 2B - Mackerel Commercial Landings, Quotas, and Trips (Excel File)

Attachment 3 - Exempted Fishery Permit Requests

Attachment 4 - SEFSC Report

Attachment 5 - Council Session Calendar