March 2009 Briefing Book

MARCH 2 - 6, 2009

JEKYLL ISLAND, GEORGIA

BRIEFING BOOK

OVERALL AGENDA

OVERVIEWS

SSC Roadmap

LAP Program Committee  (Revised)

Golden Crab Committee

Mackerel Committee

Dolphin Wahoo Committee

Shrimp Committee  (Revised)

Joint Ecosystem-Based Management and Habitat Committee  (Revised)

Spiny Lobster Committee

Snapper Grouper Committee

TAB 1 - SSC

Agenda

Attachment 1 - SSC December 2008 Minutes

Attachment 2 - National SSC Workshop Report

Attachment 3 - SAFMC National Standard 2 Comment Letter

Attachment 4 - Final Action, Amendment 15A

Attachment 5 - SAFMC Research and Monitoring Needs

Attachment 6 - The Reauthorized Magnuson-Stevens Act of 2007

Attachment 7 - National Standard 1 Guidelines, Proposed Rule

Attachment 8 - National Standard 1 Guidelines, Final Rule

Attachment 9 - National Standard 1 Guidelines, ACL Presentation

Attachment 10 - Lenfest Group ACL Report

Attachment 11 - MRAG Americas Gulf of Mexico ACL Report

Attachment 12 - Gulf of Mexico King Mackerel ACL Letter

Attachment 13 - P* Probability Analysis Paper ( Shertzer, et al.)

Attachment 14 - SSC Reports and Motions Relevant to ACLs

Attachment 15 - Snapper Grouper Amendment 13 Options Paper, 2003

Attachment 16 - Assessment Reports

Attachment 17 - SEDAR 17 Spanish Mackerel Assessment Report

Attachment 18 - SEDAR 17 Vermilion Snapper Assessment Report

Attachment 19 - Snowy Grouper Rebuilding Projections, March 2005

Attachment 20 - Compensatory Density Dependence

Attachment 21 - Red Grouper Life History 2007

Attachment 22 - Impacts of Amendment 16 on Red and Black Grouper

Attachment 23 - Red Grouper Management History

Attachment 24 - Black Grouper Management History

Attachment 25 - MARMAP CPUE Figures

TAB 2 - SOPPs COMMITTEE

Agenda

Attachment 1 - SOPPs Committee Status

TAB 3 - JOINT EXECUTIVE AND FINANCE COMMITTEE

Agenda

Attachment 1 - CY 2009 Budget (Excel File)

TAB 4 - LAP PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Agenda  (Revised)

LAP Committee December 2008 Summary Report

Attachment 1 - Summary of Meeting with Golden Crab Fishermen

Attachment 2 - Written Scoping Comments

Attachment 3 - Summary of Am. 18 Written and Audio Scoping Comments

TAB 5 - GOLDEN CRAB COMMITTEE

Agenda

Attachment 1 - Summary of Meeting With Golden Crab Fishermen

Attachment 2 - Written Scoping Comments

Attachment 3 - Summary of Scoping Comments (Avaialble at Council Meeting)

TAB 6 - MACKEREL COMMITTEE

Agenda  (Revised)

Attachment 1A - Gulf Council Letter on Meeting and SSC Recommendations

Attachment 1B - Minutes Joint South Atlantic/Gulf of Mexico Committee Meeting (9/06)

Attachment 1C - Minutes Joint South Atlantic AP/Committee Meeting (6/03)

Attachment 1D - Minutes Gulf AP (12/08)

Attachment 1E - Decision Document From Joint Committee Meeting (9/06)

Attachment 2 - Written Scoping Comments

Attachment 3 - Summary of Scoping Comments (Available at Council Meeting)

TAB 7 - DOLPHIN WAHOO COMMITTEE

Agenda  (Revised)

Attachment 1 - Dolphin Wahoo FMP Actions

Attachment 2 - Written Scoping Comments

Attachment 3 - Summary of Scoping Comments (2nd Briefing Book)

TAB 8 - SHRIMP COMMITTEE

Agenda  (Revised)

Attachment 1 - Comprehensive ACL Amendment Actions

Attachment 2 - Comprehensive ACL Amendment Scoping Letters

Attachment 3 - Comprehensive ACL Amendment Scoping Report

Attachment 4 -  2008 Shrimp Review Panel Report

TAB 9 - SSC SELECTION COMMITTEE (CLOSED SESSION)

Agenda  (Revised)

TAB 10 - JOINT ECOSYSTEM BASED MANAGEMENT AND HABITAT COMMITTEE

Agenda  (Revised)

Attachment 1 - September 15, 2008 Habitat and Environment Committee Minutes

Attachment 2 - Draft Fishery Ecosystem Plan

Volume I - Introduction and Overview

Appendix A - South Atlantic Climate

Appendix B - SAFMC Managed Areas

Volume II - South Atlantic Habitat and Species

Volume III - South Atlantic Human and Institutional Environment

Appendix A - Spiny lobster Economics and Social Environment

Appendix B - Spatial Presentation of Commercial Catch ACCSP

Volume IV - Threats and Recommendations

Volume V - Research and Data Needs

Appendix A - ASMFC Priority Research Needs 2008

Attachment 3 - Written Comments on FEP

Attachment 4 - Draft Comprehensive Ecosystem-Based Amendment 1 (CE-BA 1)

CE-BA 1 Appendices

Attachment 5 - Written Comments on CE-BA 1

Attachment 6 - CE-BA 2 Scoping Document

Attachment 7 - Written Comments on CE-BA 2

Attachment 8 - Live Rock Aquaculture and Acropora Nursery Presentation

Attachment 9 - Governor's South Atlantic Alliance Call to Action Framework

Attachment 10 - Governors' South Atlantic Alliance (Framework Graphic)

Attachment 11 - Governors' South Atlantic Alliance (CEQ Response Letter)

TAB 11 - SPINY LOBSTER COMMITTEE

Agenda  (Revised)

Attachment 1 - Import Amendment

Attachment 2 - Letter of Approval

Attachment 3 - Written Scoping Comments

Attachment 4 - Summary of Scoping Comments (Available at Council Meeting)

Attachment 5 - Joint Committee/Advisory Panel Spiny Lobster June 13, 2007 Minutes

TAB 12 - SNAPPER GROUPER COMMITTEE

Agenda  (Revised)

Minutes

Attachment 1 - Oculina Outreach Update

Attachment 2 - Gray's Reef Research Area Draft Proposed Regulations

Attachment 2A - Gray's Reef Memorandum of Understanding

Attachment 3 - Final Rule That Amends the Guidelines for National Standard 1

Attachment 4 - Draft Amendment 17 (New material is highlighted in gray)

Amendment 17 Appendices (no updates)

Attachment 5 - Amendment 17 Version in the December 2008 Briefing Material

Attachment 6 - Possible Red Snapper Interim rule Regulations/EA

Attachment 7 - Red Snapper SEDAR

Attachment 8 - Red Snapper SEDAR Addendum

Attachment 9 - Overfishing Letter for Red Snapper

Attachment 10 - Letter Requesting NMFS Prepare Interim Rule

Attachment 11 - Red Porgy Interim Rule Request

Attachment 12 - Red Snapper Presentation

Attachment 12A - Red Snapper Projections (provided by the SEFSC at Dec. 2008 SSC meeting)

Attachment 12B - Amendment 17/Red Snapper Data Request Memo

Attachement 12C - Red Snapper Landings and Analyses of Potential Regulations

Attachment 13 - Draft Amendment 18

Attachment 14 - Amendment 18 Scoping Comment Letters

Attachment 15 - Amendment 18 Scoping Report

Attachment 16 - Comprehensive ACL Amendment Actions

Attachment 17 - Comprehensive ACL Amendment Scoping Letters

Attachment 18 - Comprehensive ACL Amendment Scoping Report

TAB 13 - COUNCIL SESSION

Agenda

Minutes

Attachment 1 - Preliminary Landings Data

Attachment 2 - EFP Requests

North Carolina Aquarium EFP Request

Burgess EFP Request

Attachment 2A - Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan

Attachment 3 - SEFSC Status Report

Attachment 4 - Council Calendar