FAKE: September 2019 Briefing Book

A. Call to Order

B. Open Comment Period

C. Administrative Matters

D. Habitat

E. Ecosystem-Based Management

F. Salmon Management

  • Agenda Item F.1: Salmon Methodology Review-Final Topic Selection
  • Agenda Item F.2: Review of Rebuilding Plans
    • Agenda Item F.2, Attachment 1: Draft Salmon Rebuilding Plan – Strait of Juan de Fuca Coho (Electronic Only)
    • Agenda Item F.2, Attachment 2: Draft Salmon Rebuilding Plan – Queets River Coho (Electronic Only)
    • Agenda Item F.2, Attachment 3: Draft Salmon Rebuilding Plan – Snohomish River Coho (Electronic Only)
  • Agenda Item F.3: Southern Resident Killer Whale ESA Consultation Risk Analysis Review
  • Agenda Item F.4: Review of Annual Management Cycle
    • Agenda Item F.4, Attachment 1: Excerpts from the Pacific Coast Salmon Fishery Management Plan
    • Agenda Item F.4.a, NMFS Report 1: Draft Proposal for Refinement of the Pacific Fishery Management Council’s Salmon Preseason Schedule

G. Pacific Halibut Management

  • Agenda Item G.1: 2020 Catch Sharing Plan and Annual Regulations
    • Agenda Item G.1, Attachment 1: 2019 Pacific Halibut Catch Sharing Plan for Area 2A
    • Agenda Item G.1, Attachment 2: Visual Representation of the 2019 Area 2A Catch Sharing Plan for Pacific Halibut
    • Agenda Item G.1.a, NMFS Report 1: Report on the 2019 Pacific Halibut Fisheries in Area 2A
    • Agenda Item G.1.a, ODFW Report 1: Proposed Changes to the Pacific Halibut Catch Sharing Plan for the 2020 Fishery
  • Agenda Item G.2: Commercial Directed Fishery Regulations for 2020
    • Agenda Item G.2, Attachment 1: Excerpt from June 2019 Council Decision Summary Document
    • Agenda Item G.2, Attachment 2: PFMC News Release
    • Agenda Item G.2.a, ODFW Report 1: ODFW Report on the Non-Indian Directed Fishery

H. Groundfish Management

  • Agenda Item H.1: NMFS Report (Groundfish)
    • Agenda Item H.1.a, NMFS Report 1: Groundfish and Halibut Federal Register Notices
    • Agenda Item H.1.a, NMFS Report 2: California Groundfish Collective EFP
    • Agenda Item H.1.b, NMFS NWFSC Report 1: Estimated Discard and Catch of Groundfish Species in the 2018 U.S. West Coast Fisheries (Electronic only)
    • Agenda Item H.1.b, NMFS NWFSC Report 2: Pacific Halibut Bycatch in U.S. West Coast Fisheries (2002-2018) (Electronic only)
    • Agenda Item H.1.b, NMFS NWFSC Report 3: Groundfish Mortality Report Tables COVER SHEET (Electronic Only)
      • Agenda Item H.1.b, NMFS NWFSC Report 3: Groundfish Mortality Report Tables (Excel File Electronic Only)
  • Agenda Item H.2: Workload and New Management Measure Update
    • Agenda Item H.2.a, GMT Report 1
  • Agenda Item H.3: Electronic Monitoring Program Guidelines and Data Storage Procedural Directive: Preliminary Review
    • Agenda Item H.3, Attachment 1: Electronic Monitoring Video Data Management Workshop Summary
    • Agenda Item H.3.b, NMFS Report 1: Draft Groundfish EM Program Guidelines
    • Agenda Item H.3.c, Public Comments (Electronic Only)
  • Agenda Item H.4: ESA Mitigation Measures for Salmon
    • Agenda Item H.4, Attachment 1: Initial Review Draft, Regulatory Impact Review for Proposed Endangered Species Act Salmon Bycatch Mitigation Measures under the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan
    • Agenda Item H.4, Attachment 2: Summary of Data for Preliminary Analysis of Economic Effects of Salmon Bycatch Mitigation Measures in the West Coast Trawl Fisheries
  • Agenda Item H.5: Adopt Final Stock Assessments
    • Agenda Item H.5, Attachment 1: Executive Summary of “Assessing Cabezon (Scorpaenichthys marmoratus) stocks in waters off of California and Oregon, with catch limit estimation for Washington State
    • Agenda Item H.5, Attachment 1: FULL VERSION of “Assessing Cabezon (Scorpaenichthys marmoratus) stocks in waters off of California and Oregon, with catch limit estimation for Washington State” (Electronic Only)
    • Agenda Item H.5, Attachment 2: Cabezon Stock Assessment Review (STAR) Panel Report
    • Agenda Item H.5, Attachment 3: Executive Summary of “Status of Big Skate (Beringraja binoculata) Off the U.S. Pacific Coast in 2019
    • Agenda Item H.5, Attachment 3: FULL VERSION of “Status of Big Skate (Beringraja binoculata) Off the U.S. Pacific Coast in 2019” (Electronic Only)
    • Agenda Item H.5, Attachment 4: Big Skate Stock Assessment Review (STAR) Panel Report
    • Agenda Item H.5, Attachment 5: Executive Summary of “Stock assessment of the longnose skate (Beringraja rhina) in state and Federal waters off California, Oregon and Washington
    • Agenda Item H.5, Attachment 5: FULL VERSION of “Stock assessment of the longnose skate (Beringraja rhina) in state and Federal waters off California, Oregon and Washington” (Electronic Only)
    • Agenda Item H.5, Attachment 6: Longnose Skate Stock Assessment Review (STAR) Panel Report
    • Agenda Item H.5, Attachment 7: Executive Summary of “Status of the sablefish stock in U.S. waters in 2019”
    • Agenda Item H.5, Attachment 7: FULL VERSION of “Status of the sablefish stock in U.S. waters in 2019″ (Electronic Only)
    • Agenda Item H.5, Attachment 8: Sablefish Stock Assessment Review (STAR) Panel Report
    • Agenda Item H.5, Attachment 9: Executive Summary of “Status of Cowcod (Sebastes levis) in 2019”
    • Agenda Item H.5, Attachment 9: FULL VERSION of “Status of Cowcod (Sebastes levis) in 2019” (Electronic Only)
    • Agenda Item H.5, Attachment 10: Cowcod Stock Assessment Review (STAR) Panel Report
    • Agenda Item H.5, Attachment 11: Executive Summary of “The Combined Status of Gopher (Sebastes carnatus) and Black-and-Yellow Rockfishes (Sebastes chrysomelas) in U.S. Waters Off California in 2019”
    • Agenda Item H.5, Attachment 11: FULL VERSION of “The Combined Status of Gopher (Sebastes carnatus) and Black-and-Yellow Rockfishes (Sebastes chrysomelas) in U.S. Waters Off California in 2019” (Electronic Only)
    • Agenda Item H.5, Attachment 12: Gopher/Black and Yellow Rockfishes Stock Assessment Review (STAR) Panel Report
    • Agenda Item H.5, Attachment 13: Executive Summary of “Status of petrale sole (Eopsetta jordani) along the U.S. west coast in 2019
    • Agenda Item H.5, Attachment 13: FULL VERSION of “Status of petrale sole (Eopsetta jordani) along the U.S. west coast in 2019 (Electronic Only)
    • Agenda Item H.5, Attachment 14: Executive Summary of “Stock Assessment Update: Status of Widow Rockfish (Sebastes entomelas) Along the U.S. West Coast in 2019
    • Agenda Item H.5, Attachment 14: FULL VERSION of “Stock Assessment Update: Status of Widow Rockfish (Sebastes entomelas) Along the U.S. West Coast in 2019” (Electronic Only)
    • Agenda Item H.5, Attachment 15: A 2019 Catch-Only Projection from the 2015 Assessment of the Status of Black Rockfish (Sebastes melanops) along the U.S. West Coast
    • Agenda Item H.5, Attachment 16: A 2019 catch-only update/projection from the 2017 assessment update of blackgill rockfish (Sebastes melanostomus) in the Conception and Monterey INPFC areas
    • Agenda Item H.5, Attachment 17: Catch update for blue/deacon rockfishes (Sebastes mystinus and diaconus) along the U.S. California coast
    • Agenda Item H.5, Attachment 18: The status of canary rockfish (Sebastes pinniger) in the California Current in 2019: A catch-only update
    • Agenda Item H.5, Attachment 19: A 2019 catch-only projection from the 2015 assessment of the status of China rockfish (Sebastes nebulosus) along the U.S. West Coast
    • Agenda Item H.5, Attachment 20: Catch update for darkblotched rockfish (Sebastes crameri) off the U.S. West Coast
    • Agenda Item H.5, Attachment 21: Catch update for Dover sole (Microstomus pacificus) along the U.S. West Coast
    • Agenda Item H.5, Attachment 22: A 2019 catch-only projection of the 2017 Lingcod Stock Assessment
    • Agenda Item H.5, Attachment 23: Catch Only Update: Stock Assessment and Status of Longspine Thornyhead (Sebastolobus altivelis) off California, Oregon and Washington in 2019
    • Agenda Item H.5, Supplemental REVISED Attachment 24: A 2019 catch-only projection from the 2013 assessment of the status of rougheye rockfish (Sebastes aleutianus) and blackspotted rockfish (S. melanostictus) as a complex along the U.S. West Coast
    • Agenda Item H.5, Attachment 25: A 2019 catch-only projection from the 2013 Stock Assessment of Shortspine Thornyhead
    • Agenda Item H.5, Attachment 26: Catch report for 2017 and 2018 for yelloweye rockfish off the U.S West Coast
  • Agenda Item H.6: 2020 Harvest Specifications for Cowcod and Shortbelly Rockfish
    • Agenda Item H.6, Attachment 1: Draft Regulatory Impact Review/Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis for a Proposed Regulatory Amendment under the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan
  • Agenda Item H.7: Phased-In Approach to Changing Harvest Limits – Scoping
    • Agenda Item H.7, Attachment 1: Draft National Standard 1 Technical Guidance for Designing, Evaluating, and Implementing Carry-over and Phase-in Provisions within ABC Control Rules
  • Agenda Item H.8: Harvest Specifications and Management Measures for 2021-2022 Management
  • Agenda Item H.9: Final Action on Inseason Adjustments – Including Final Recommendations on EFPs for 2020
    • Agenda Item H.9.b, Public Comments (Electronic Only)
  • Agenda Item H.10: Methodology Review — Final Topic Selection
    • Agenda Item H.10, Attachment 1: Proposal for a Methodology Review of a Combined Visual-Hydroacoustic Survey of Oregon’s Nearshore Semi-Pelagic Black (Sebastes melanops), Blue (Sebastes mystinus) and Deacon (Sebastes diaconus) Rockfish
    • Agenda Item H.10, Attachment 2: Proposal for Review of Data-moderate Approaches that are Highly Reliant on Length Data

I. Highly Migratory Species Management

  • Agenda Item I.1: NMFS Report (HMS)
    • Agenda Item I.1.a, NMFS Report 1
  • Agenda Item I.2: Recommend International Management Activities
    • Agenda Item I.2, Supplemental REVISED Attachment 1: Draft List of U.S. Priorities for the WCPFC
    • Agenda Item I.2.c, NMFS Report 1
  • Agenda Item I.3: Exempted Fishing Permits – Final Recommendations
  • Agenda Item I.4: Deep-Set Buoy Gear Authorization –Final Action
    • Agenda Item I.4, Attachment 1: Draft changes to the HMS FMP (Amendment 6)
    • Agenda Item I.4.a, NMFS Report 1: Amendment 6 to the Fishery Management Plan for West Coast Highly Migratory Species Fisheries: Authorization of Deep-set Buoy Gear, Preliminary Draft Environmental Impact Statement
    • Agenda Item I.4.a, NMFS Report 2

Ancillary Meetings (Advisory Body and Committee Agendas AND Committee Memos)

ANCILLARY AGENDAS

  • All Committee Agendas for September 2019 briefing book (bookmarked in alphabetical order for easy navigation)

ADVISORY BODY AND COMMITTEE MEMOS

  • All Committee Memos for September 2019 briefing book (bookmarked in alphabetical order for easy navigation)

Informational Reports, General Information, and Membership Roster

INFORMATIONAL REPORTS

  • Informational Report 1: PFMC Schedule of Findings and Questioned Costs for the year ended December 31, 2018
  • Informational Report 2: Letter to PFMC from Barry Thom dated July 9, 2019 re: determination that the northern subpopulation of Pacific sardine is overfished, based on the best scientific information available
  • Informational Report 3: NOAA announcement: ‘Save the Date’ for the 3rd National Electronic Monitoring Workshop Series
  • Informational Report 4: Flyer – 3rd Local Seafood Summit hosted by LocalCatch.org

GENERAL INFORMATION AND MEMBERSHIP ROSTER

  • General Information: Chair’s Reception, Tax Exempt Form, Future Meeting Schedule, Seating Chart, and Hotel Information
  • Membership Roster dated August 19, 2019 (for the September 2019 Briefing Book)