September 2007 Briefing Book

SEPTEMBER 17-21, 2007
NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC
BRIEFING BOOK

OVERALL AGENDA

TAB 1 - SNAPPER GROUPER AP

Agenda and Overview

Snapper Grouper AP Minutes December 2006

Attachment 1 - Gag SEDAR Assessment (SEDAR 10, 2007)

Attachment 2 - SSC Final Report (June 10-12, 2007)

Attachment 3 - Vermilion Snapper SEDAR Update (SEDAR update #3, 2007)

Attachment 4 - Vermilion Snapper Advisory Report (SSC, 2007)

Attachment 5 - Vermilion Snapper Consensus Report (SSC, 2007)

Attachment 6 - Vermilion Snapper SEDAR Assessment (SEDAR 2, 2003)

Attachment 7 - SSC Motions from June 2003 Meeting

Attachment 8 - SSC Biological Sub-Committee Report (April 23-24, 2003)

Attachment 9 - Scoping for Snapper Grouper Amendment 16 (Gag and Vermilion)

Attachment 10 - Options Paper for Snapper Grouper Amendment 16 (Gag and Vermilion)

Attachment 11- Draft Snapper Grouper Amendment 15 - 15A - 15B

Amendment 15

Amendment 15A

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 - Estimation of Discards

Appendix G - Sea Turtle Release Placard

Appendix H - Sawfish Placard

Appendix I - Landings 1986-2006 (Excel Document)

Appendix J- Commercial Economic Effects

Appendix K - Recreational Model Description

TAB 2 - AP SELECTION (CLOSED)

TAB 3 - SOPP'S COMMITTEE

Agenda and Overview

SOPPs Committee Minutes

Attachment 1 - Status of SOPPs Review (No Document Received)

Attachment 2 - Administrative Handbook Draft

TAB 4 - FINANCE COMMITTEE

Agenda and Overview

Joint Finance and Executive Committee Minutes

Attachment 1a - Council Activities Schedule (Excel Document)

Attachment 1b - SEDAR Activity Schedule (Excel Document)

Attachment 2 - Budget Status

TAB 5 - LAP PROGRAM WORKGROUP

Agenda and Overview

LAP Workgroup Minutes

Attachment 1 - LAP Program Exploratory Workgroup Working Document

Attachment 2 - Monitoring Factsheet

Attachment 3 - MSRA Language Regarding LAPs

Vermilion and Gag Factsheet

LAP Workgroup Minutes From August 2007 Meeting

LAP Workgroup Summary Report for August 2007 Meeting

Caps on Share Ownership Factsheet

Underage and Overage Provisions Factsheet

Transferability Factsheet

Haddock Video Monitoring Report

BC Video Monitoring Details Document

TAB 6 - SSC SELECTION COMMITTEE (CLOSED)

TAB 7 - INFORMATION AND EDUCATION COMMITTEE

Agenda and Overview

Information and Education Committee Minutes

Attachment 1 - Letter Requesting Link for NOAA Data Buoy Site

Attachment 2 - Copy of FWC Commercial Regulations Brochure With Oculina Highlight

Attachment 3 - Deepwater Coral Teacher's Workshop Announcement

Attachment 4 - Report and Recommendations From August 29-30, 2007 IE AP Meeting

Attachment 5 - SAFMC News Release - Amendment 16 Scoping

Attachment 6 - News Release From NMFS - Fish Watch Consumer Education Program

TAB 8 - SEDAR COMMITTEE

Agenda and Overview

SEDAR Minutes

Attachment 1 - SAFMC Research Prioritization Plan

Attachment 2 - Proposed SAFMC SEDAR 16 Participants

Attachment 3 - GMFMC SEDAR 16 Participants

Attachments 4 - SEDAR Planning Calendar

TAB 9 - SNAPPER GROUPER COMMITTEE

Agenda and Overview

Snapper Grouper Committee Minutes

Attachment 1- Gag SEDAR Assessment (SEDAR 10, 2007)

Attachment 2 - SSC Final Report (June 10-12, 2007)

Attachment 3 - Vermilion Snapper SEDAR Update (SEDAR Update #3, 2007)

Attachment 4- Vermilion Snapper Advisory Report (SSC, 2007)

Attachment 5 - Vermilion Snapper Consensus Report (SSC, 2007)

Attachment 6 - Vermilion Snapper SEDAR Assessment (SEDAR 2, 2003)

Attachment 7 - SSC Motions From June 2003 Meeting

Attachment 8 - SSC Biological Sub-Committee Report (April 23-24, 2003)

Attachment 9 - Scoping for Snapper Grouper Amendment 16 (Gag and Vermilion)

Attachment 10 - Options Paper for Snapper Grouper Amendment 16 (Gag and Vermilion)

Attachment 11- Draft Snapper Grouper Amendment 15 - 15A - 15B

Amendment 15

Amendment 15A

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 - Estimation of Discards

Appendix G - Sea Turtle Release Placard

Appendix H - Sawfish Placard

Appendix I - Landings 1986-2006 (Excel Document)

Appendix J- Commercial Economic Effects

Appendix K - Recreational Model Description

Attachment 12 - Council Letter to Virginia Marine Resources Commission

Attachment 13 - Doernte Letter to Furlong, MAFMC

Attachment 14 - Judge's Opinion on Snapper Grouper Amendment 13C Lawsuit

Attachment 15 - Judge's Order on Snapper Grouper Amendment 13C Lawsuit

Attachment 16 - Black Sea Bass Pot Research Report

TAB 10 - MACKEREL COMMITTEE

Agenda and Overview

Mackerel Committee Minutes

Attachment 1- Mackerel Framework Adjustment

Attachment 2 - Geographical Allocation of Commercial Quota (available at the meeting)

Attachment 3a - King Mackerel SEDAR 16 Terms of Reference

Attachment 3b - King Mackerel SEDAR 16 Timing

Attachment 4a - SAFMC SEDAR 16 Appointments

Attachment 4b - GMFMC SEDAR 16 Appointments

TAB 11 - SHRIMP COMMITTEE

Agenda and Overview

Shrimp Committee Minutes

Attachment 1 - Rock Shrimp Landings and Permits Analyses

Attachment 2 - Shrimp Amendment 7 Options Paper

TAB 12 - ECOSYSTEM-BASED MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

Agenda and Overview

Ecosystem Based Management Committee Minutes

Attachment 1 - Draft Fishery Ecosystem Plan, September 2007 (Separate CD available from the Council office upon request)

Attachment 2 - Comprehensive Ecosystem Amendment, September 2007

Attachment 3 - SECOORA Pamphlet

Attachment 4 - SECOORA Signatories

Attachment 5 - SECOORA Business Plan

Attachment 6 - Support Letter for SECOORA RCOOS

Attachment 7 - MMS Workshop agenda Identifying Alternative Energy Environmental Information Needs

Attachment 8 - MMS Synthesis Report Environmental Effects of Alternative Energy Uses, June 2007

TAB 13 - LAP PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Agenda and Overview

LAP Committee Minutes

Attachment 1- LAP Program Exploratory Workgroup Working Document

Attachment 2 - LAP Workgroup Summary Report for August 2007

Attachment 3 - Snapper Grouper Permits by State and City (Excel Document)

Attachment 4 - Underage and Overage Provisions Factsheet

Attachment 5 - Red Snapper IFQ Frequently Asked Questions

Attachment 6 - Red Snapper IFQ Manual

Attachment 7 - MSRA Language Regarding LAPs

LAP Committee Summary Report for June 2007

TAB 14 - COUNCIL SESSION

Agenda and Overview

Full Council Minutes

Attachment 1 - Exempted Fish Permit Requests

Attachment 2 - HMS Proposed Rule Presentation

Attachment 3 - Working Waterfront Legislation

Attachment 4- NMFS Commercial Landing Status

Attachment 5 - SEFSC Status Report

Attachment 6- SAFMC Calendar