SOUTH ATLANTIC FISHERY MANAGEMENT COUNCIL

SOUTH ATLANTIC FISHERY MANAGEMENT COUNCIL

BRIEFING BOOK

MARCH 1 -5, 2010

Jekyll Island, Georgia

OVERALL AGENDA

OVERVIEWS

Information And Education Advisory Panel

Catch Shares Committee

Mackerel Committee

SEDAR Committee

Ecosystem-Based Management Committee

Joint Shrimp Committee And Advisory Panels

SSC Selection Committee

Information And Education Committee

Joint Law Enforcement Committee And Advisory Panel

Snapper Grouper Council Session

INFORMATION AND EDUCATION ADVISORY PANEL

Agenda

Minutes, August, 2007

Attachment 1 - Deepwater MPA Regulations Brochure

Attachment 2 - Publications: U.S. Regional Fishery Management Councils - Opportunities and Challenges

Attachment 3 - NMEA Journal: Currents

Attachment 4 - 2009 Deepwater Coral Research Cruise Outreach Plan

Attachment 5 - Deepwater Coral Research Media Coverage Highlights

Attachment 6 - Sample Media Coverage of Red Snapper Issues and Public Hearings Nov. 2009

Attachment 7 - NOAA Environmental Literacy Grant Proposal (posted 2/23/10)

Attachment 8 - Slant Media "Discovery Package" For SAFMC (Available at Council Meeting)

CATCH SHARES WORKSHOP

Agenda

Attachment 1 - Draft NOAA Catch Share Policy

Attachment 2- Wreckfish ITQ Options Paper

CATCH SHARES COMMITTEE

Agenda

Overview

Minutes, LAP Committee, September 2009

Attachment 1 - Draft NOAA Catch Share Policy

Attachment 2 - SASG Model

Attachment 3 - Cap Log Company Overview

Attachment 4 - Wreckfish Alternate Options Paper

Attachment 4A - Changes to Alternative Options Paper for Amendment 20 (posted 2/23/10)

Attachment 5 - Wreckfish Shareholders Meeting Overview

MACKEREL COMMITTEE

Agenda

Overview

Minutes, December 2009

Attachment 1- Mackerel Amendment 18 Options Paper

Attachment 2 - Gulf Council Actions

Attachment 3 - SAFMC Mackerel Data Letter to SEFSC

Attachment 4 - SEFSC Response on Mackerel Data Request (Available at Council Meeting)

Attachment 5 - Float Gear Request (Available at Council Meeting)

SEDAR COMMITTEE

Agenda

Overview

Attachment 1 - Steering Committee Meeting Summary, February 2010 (posted 2/23/10)

Attachment 2 - SEDAR 2010-2014 Work Plan (posted 2/23/10)

Attachment 3 - SAFMC SEDAR Admin Process

Attachment 4 - OMB Peer Review Bulletin

Attachment 5 - NMFS Conflict of Interest Evaluation Form

Attachment 6 - Goliath Grouper Participants

Attachment 7 - Goliath Grouper Schedule

Attachment 8 - Goliath Grouper Terms of Reference

Attachment 9 - Red Snapper SEDAR Admin Package (posted 2/23/10)

ECOSYSTEM-BASED MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

Agenda

Overview

Minutes, December 2009

Attachment 1 - Comprehensive Ecosystem-Based Amendment 2

Attachment 1A - EFH Actions (posted 2/23/10)

Attachment 1B - EFH and HAPC's (posted 2/23/10)

Attachment 2 - Overview of Eat Lionfish! Campaign

Attachment 3 - Draft SAFMC Policy on Invasive Species

Attachment 4 - Ecosystem Coordination Summary (new document 2/23/10)

JOINT SHRIMP COMMITTEE/SHRIMP AP/DEEPWATER SHRIMP AP

Agenda

Overview

Joint Shrimp Committee Minutes October, 2004

Rock Shrimp Advisory Panel Minutes May, 2007

Attachment 1 - Southeast Shrimp Fishery Economic Data Collection Program Summary

Attachment 2 - Shrimp Review Panel Report (To Be Mailed 2/22/10)

Attachment 3 - 2005 Biological Opinion on Shrimp Fishery

JOINT EXECUTIVE/FINANCE COMMITTEE

Agenda

Minutes, December 2009

Attachment 1A - Proposed 2010 Budget (Excel File)

Attachment 1B - Proposed 2010 Activity Schedule (Excel File)

Attachment 2- Status Report on The CY 2010 Budget (Excel File)

Attachment 3 - Proposed Presidential 2011 Budget

Attachment 4 - Gulf Council Position on Compensation

ADVISORY PANEL SELECTION COMMITTEE (CLOSED SESSION)

Agenda

SSC SELECTION COMMITTEE

Agenda

Overview

Attachment 1 - Joint SSC Selection Committee Overview

Attachement 2 - Joint SSC Selection Committee Summary

Attachment 3 - SAFMC SSC Job Description

Attachment 4 - NMFS Form CD-571

Attachment 5 - Comment on Regional Representation

Attachment 6 - Comment 2 on Regional Representation

INFORMATION AND EDUCATION COMMITTEE

Agenda

Attachment 1 - Regulations for Deepwater MPAs in the South Atlantic Publication

Attachment 2 - U.S. Regional Fishery Management Councils: Opportunities and Challenges Publication

Attachment 3 - NMEA Journal, Currents

Attachment 4 - Outreach Plan Draft For 2009 Deepwater Coral Research

Attachment 5 - Media Coverage For Deepwater Coral Research Cruise

Attachment 6 - Slant Media Proposal (Available at Meeting)

Attachment 7 - Examples of Media Coverage For Red Snapper And Other Management Issues

Attachment 8 - NOAA Literacy Grant Proposal (posted 2/23/10)

JOINT LAW ENFORCEMENT COMMITTEE AND ADVISORY PANEL

Agenda

Overview

Minutes, December 2009

Attachment 1 - Proposed CHAPC Coordinate Simplification Issue and Enforcement of Closed Areas in The NE and NW Regions (posted 2/23/10)

Attachment 2 - Expanded Coverage of The Program to Monitor Time-Area Closures in The Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery

Attachment 3 - Snapper Grouper 17A (posted 2/23/10)

Attachment 4 - August 2009 LEAP Motions

Attachment 5 - Establishment of Coral Protection Zones in The North Pacific, an Industry Perspective on Deliniating And Monitoring Closed Areas (Available at Council Meeting)

COUNCIL SESSION

Agenda

Minutes, December 2009

SNAPPER GROUPER COUNCIL SESSION

Agenda

Overview

Minutes, December 2009

Attachment 1 - Amendment 17A Data Request Memo (Dated 12/18/2009)

Attachment 2 - Red Snapper Projections VIII (Dated 1/8/2010)

Attachment 3 - Fishery Dependent and Independent Monitoring Plan Request Memo (posted 2/23/10)

Attachment 4 - Fishery Dependent and Independent Monitoring Plans (Available at Council Meeting)

Attachment 5 - Red Snapper SEDAR 15

Attachment 6 - Overfishing Letter For Red Snapper

Attachment 7 - Draft Amendment 17A (posted 2/23/10)

*Appendices posted 2/23/10*

Appendix A - Rejected Alternatives 

Appendix B - Glossary 

Appendix C - EFH and EBM 

Appendix D - Limits in Place

Appendix E - Landing Discards 

Appendix F - Red Snapper Projections 

Appendix G - Additional Maps 

Appendix H - Logbook Headboat Reporting Grids

Appendix I - Cumulative Effects of All Current Snapper Grouper Closures 

Appendix J - Red Snapper Analysis

Appendix K - National Standard 1 Guidelines Final Rule

Appendix L - Age Structure of Red Snapper from Summer 2009

Appendix M - Summary of Scoping Comments

Appendix N - Recreational Economic Analysis

Appendix O - Commercial Economic Analysis

Appendix P - Proposed Red Snapper Monitoring Plan

Appendix Q -Research Needs

Appendix R - Bycatch Practicability Analysis

Appendix S - Other Applicable Law

Appendix T - History of Management

Attachment 8 - Draft Amendment 18

Attachment 9 - Draft Amendment 20

Attachment 10 - Alternative Options Paper For Amendment 20

Attachment 10A - Changes to Alternative Options Paper for Amendment 20 (posted 2/23/10)

Attachment 11 - ABC Control Rule

Attachment 12 - Comprehensive ACL Amendment Options Paper

Appendix A - Comprehensive ACL Amendment IPT Meeting Minutes 10/29/09

Appendix B - Exploited Reef Fishes of Southeastern United States, Shertzer

Appendix C - Fish Assemblages and Indicator Species Off Southeastern United States, Shertzer

Draft Council Letter to The Department of Commerce (posted 2/23/10)

Council

Attachment 1 - EFP Request

Attachment 2 - SERO Report

Attachment 3 - SEFSC Report

Attachment 4 - Council Session Calendar