September 2009 Briefing Book

SEPTEMBER 14 - 18, 2009
CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA
BRIEFING BOOK

OVERALL AGENDA

OVERVIEWS

         LAPP COMMITTEE     (updated)

          SPINY LOBSTER COMMITTEE

          MACKEREL COMMITTEE    (updated)

         SNAPPER GROUPER COMMITTEE   (updated)

          JOINT ECOSYSTEM - BASED MANAGEMENT AND HABITAT COMMITTEE     (updated)

          GOLDEN CRAB COMMITTEE

          DOLPHIN WAHOO COMMITTEE

TAB 1 - LAPP COMMITTEE

          AGENDA   (updated)

                    Attachment 1 - Text Message Angler Reporting

                    Attachment 2 - Snapper Grouper Catch Shares Petition

                    Attachment 3 - Letter to Monica Medina Regarding Catch Shares for the Snapper Grouper Fishery

                    Attachment 4 - Report of the LAP Program Exploratory Workgroup

                    Attachment 5 - Draft Snapper Grouper Amendment 20

                    Attachment 6 - Draft Program Review of the Wreckfish ITQ

                    Attachment 7 - Draft Golden Crab Amendment 5

                    Attachment 8 - Draft Report on a Golden Crab Catch Shares Program Design

TAB 2 - SPINY LOBSTER COMMITTEE

         AGENDA   (updated)

                    Attachment 1 - Gulf Council Scoping Document

TAB 3- MACKEREL COMMITTEE

          AGENDA     (updated)

                    Attachment 1- GMFMC Scoping Document

                    Attachment 2 - Decision Document with AP Motions for Amendment 18

                    Attachment 3 - Mackerel AP Motions

                    Attachment 4 - FishSmart Report

                    Attachment 5 - Mr. Hickman Request     (new document)

TAB 4 - JOINT EXECUTIVE AND FINANCE COMMITTEE

          AGENDA

                    Attachment 1 - CY 2009 Council Budget (Excel File)

                    Attachment 2 - CY 2009 Administrative Activity Schedule (Excel File)

                    Attachment 3 - CY 2009 SEDAR Activity Schedule (Excel File)

                    Attachment 4 - CY 2010 Proposed Budget (Excel File)

TAB 5 - LAW ENFORCEMENT COMMITTEE

          AGENDA     (updated)

          COMMITTEE MINUTES JOINT COMMITTEE AND AP, DECEMBER 2006

                    Attachment 1 - Advisory Panel Meeting Motions

TAB 6 - SNAPPER GROUPER COMMITTEE

          AGENDA     (updated)

          COMMITTEE MINUTES JUNE 2009

                    Attachment 1 - Oculina Outreach Update

                    Attachment 2 -Red Snapper SEDAR

                    Attachment 3 - Overfishing Letter for Red Snapper

                    Attachment 4 - Letter Requesting NMFS Prepare Interim Rule (7/16/08)

                    Attachment 5 - Letter Requesting NMFS Prepare Interim Rule (3/23/09)

                    Attachment 6 - Red Snapper Interim Rule/EA

                    Attachment 7 - CSMA Letters

                    Attachment 8 - Proposed Rule for Red Snapper Interim Rule

                    Attachment 9 - Amendment 17A and 17B Date Request Memo (dated 7/10/09)

                    Attachment 10 - Amendment 17A and 17B Date Request Memo (dated 8/5/09)

                    Attachment 11 - Red Snapper Sensitivity Analyses Using Dome-Shaped Selectivity For Rec. Sectors

                    Attachment 12 - Red Snapper Projections VI - Revised

                    Attachment 13 - Red Snapper Projections VII

                    Attachment 14 - Data Analyses for Amendments 17A and 17B (Average Weight of Tilefish Recreational

                                                 Landings and P*Tables for Gag)

                    Attachment 15 - Draft Amendment 17A

                              Appendix A - Rejected Alternatives

                              Appendix B - Glossary

                              Appendix C - EFH and EBM

                              Appendix D - Bundled ACT Values

                              Appendix E - Economic Analysis ACT

                              Appendix F - Limits in Place

                              Appendix G - Landing Discards

                              Appendix H - South Atlantic Research Plan

                              Appendix I - Summary Monitoring Methods

                              Appendix J - Logbook Headboat Report Grids

                              Appendix K - Ruderhausen Williams CUPE

                              Appendix L - Proposed Red Snapper Monitoring Plan

                              Appendix M - Red Snapper Analysis

                              Appendix N - ACL Final Rule

                              Appendix O - Snapper Grouper Framework

                              Appendix P - Area Closure Analysis

                              Appendix Q - Economic Analysis Proposed Management Alternatives (updated 9/11)

                              Appendix R - Methods and Assumptions in Calculating Economic Effects

                              Appendix S - Cumulative Impact of Quotas

                    Attachment 16 - Econ Analysis of Proposed Mgmt Alternatives in Amend 17A for the Commercial Snapper Grouper Fishery

                    Attachment 17 - Econ Analysis of Proposed Mgmt Alternatives in Amend 17A for the Recreational Snapper Grouper Fishery

                    Attachment 18 - Amendment 17A Impact of Recent Regs/Red Snapper Analysis                                           

                    Attachment 19 - Snapper Grouper AP Motions and Recommendations

                    Attachment 20 - Law Enforcement AP Motions and Recommendations

                    Attachment 21 - Draft Amendment 17B 

                              Appendix A - Rejected Alternatives

                              Appendix B - Glossary

                              Appendix C -EFH and EBM

                              Appendix D - Bundled ACT Values

                              Appendix E - Economic Analysis ACT

                              Appendix F - Limits in Place

                              Appendix G - Landing Discards

                              Appendix H - South Atlantic Research Plan

                              Appendix I - Summary Monitoring Methods

                              Appendix J - Logbook Headboat Report Grids

                              Appendix K - Ruderhausen Williams CUPE

                              Appendix L - Proposed Red Snapper Monitoring Plan

                              Appendix M - Red Snapper Analysis

                              Appendix N - ACL Final Rule

                              Appendix O - Snapper Grouper Framework

                              Appendix P - Area Closure Analysis

                              Appendix Q - Econ Analysis of Proposed Alts in Am 17B for commercial fishery (updated 9/11)

                    Attachment 22 - Draft Amendment 18

                    Attachment 23 - Draft Amendment 20

                    Attachment 24 - Wreckfish ITQ Program Review

                    Attachment 25 - Comprehensive ACL Amendment Actions

                    Attachment 26 - National Standards Guidelines

                    Attachment 27 - Language in Ntnl Standard 1 Guidelines, Ecosystem Component Species

                    Attachment 28 - Snapper Grouper Headboat, MRFSS, and ALS Landings (Excel File)

                    Attachment 29 - SCDNR Letter Concerning Gear Restrictions in State SMZs (dated 8/3/09)

                    Attachment 30 - Prelim Analysis for Proposed Alternatives Concerning Amendment 17A (new document)

                    Attachment 31 - Draft Proposed Rule for Amendment 17B  (new document)

Additional Materials (updated 9/11)

Amendment 17A Section 4 (Revised)
 
Amendment 17B Section 4 (Revised)
 
Age Structure South Atlantic Red Snapper Landings from Summer 2009

TAB 7 - JOINT ECOSYSTEM-BASED MANAGEMENT AND HABITAT COMMITTEE

          AGENDA     (updated)

                    Attachment 1 - Public Comments on DEIS

                    Attachment 2 - Law Enforcement Advisory Panel's Recommendations

                    Attachment 3 - Coral Advisory Panel's Recommendations

                    Attachment 4 - Comprehensive Ecosystem-Based Amendment 1

                              CE-BA 1 - Appendices

                              Background

                                        CE-BA 1 - All Written Comments

                                        CE-BA 1 - Summary of Comments

                    Attachment 5 - Additions-Revisions to CE-BA 1 (To be Mailed on 9/8/09)

                    Attachment 6 - Proposed Rule for CE-BA 1

                    Attachment 7 - Comprehensive Ecosystem-Based Amendment 2 Options Paper     (revised)

                    Attachment 8 - Seward Johnson report  (new document)

TAB 8 - GOLDEN CRAB COMMITTEE

          AGENDA     (updated)

                    Attachment 1 - Draft Golden Crab Amendment 5

                    Attachment 2 - Draft Report on a Golden Crab Catch Shares Program Design

TAB 9 - DOLPHIN WAHOO COMMITTEE

          AGENDA   (updated)

                    Attachment 1 - Dolphin Wahoo AP Motions-Input

                    Attachment 2 - Dolphin Landings Data

                     Attachment 3 - Wahoo Landings Data

                     Attachment 4 - Dolphin Wahoo Decision Document

TAB 10 - COUNCIL SESSION

          AGENDA

          COUNCIL MINUTES JUNE 2009

                    Attachment 1 - Atlantic Sea Turtle Strategy Update

                    Attachment 2 - Update on the National Marine Protected Area

                    Attachment 3 - Presentation on Draft Amendment 3 to the Consolidated Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Fish FMP and Update on the Swordfish Exempted Fishery

                    Attachment 4 - Status Reports

                    Attachment 5 - Experimental Fishing Permits

                    Attachment 6 - NMFS SEFSC Status Reports

                    Attachment 7 - Upcoming Meetings

                   ASMFC Summer Meeting Summary