Pacific Council Meeting and Agenda

The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) and its advisory entities will hold public meetings.

The Pacific Council and its advisory entities will meet June 20-26, 2012. The Pacific Council meeting will begin on Thursday, June 21, 2012 at 8 a.m., reconvening each day through Tuesday, June 26, 2012. All meetings are open to the public, except a closed session will be held at the end of business on Thursday, June 21 to address litigation and personnel matters. The Pacific Council will meet as late as necessary each day to complete its scheduled business.

ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held at the San Mateo Marriott Hotel, 1770 South Amphlett Boulevard, San Mateo, CA; telephone: (650) 653-6000.

    Council address: Pacific Fishery Management Council, 7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97220.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Donald O. McIsaac, Executive Director; telephone: (503) 820-2280 or (866) 806-7204 toll free; or access the Pacific Council Web site, http://www.pcouncil.org for the current meeting location, proposed agenda, and meeting briefing materials.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following items are on the Pacific Council agenda, but not necessarily in this order:

A. Call to Order

    1. Opening Remarks

    2. Roll Call

    3. Executive Director's Report

    4. Approve Agenda

B. Open Comment Period

    Comments on Non-Agenda Items

C. Habitat

    Current Habitat Issues

D. Groundfish Management

    1. NMFS Report

    2. Barotrauma Workshop and Potential Use of Recompression Catch-

and-Release Survival Estimates

    3. Stocks Assessment Planning

    4. Final Recommendations for Exempted Fishing Permits for 2013-

14 Fisheries

    5. Tentative Adoption of Final 2013-14 Biennial Harvest 

Specifications and Management Measures

    6. Trawl Rationalization Trailing Actions

    7. Reconsideration of Initial Catch Shares in the Mothership and 

Shoreside Pacific Whiting Fisheries

    8. Consideration of Inseason Adjustments

    9. Final 2013-14 Biennial Harvest Specifications and Management 

Measures

E. Highly Migratory Species Management

    1. Management Reference Points and Measures for 2013-14 

Fisheries

    2. International Management Activities and Recommendations

F. Coastal Pelagic Species Management

    1. NMFS Report

    2. Pacific Mackerel Management for 2012-13

G. Administrative Matters

    1. Consideration of Further Protection of Currently Unmanaged 

Forage Species

    2. Legislative Matters

    3. Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for National Standard 1 

Guidelines

    4. Approval of Council Meeting Minutes

    5. Fiscal Matters

    6. Membership Appointments and Council Operating Procedures

    7. Future Council Meeting Agenda and Workload Planning

H. Ecosystem Based Management

    Council Fishery Ecosystem Plan Development

I. Enforcement Issues

    Annual NMFS Enforcement Report

 

                     Schedule of Ancillary Meetings

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                Day 1--Wednesday, June 20, 2012

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Groundfish Advisory Subpanel...............  8 a.m.

Groundfish Management Team.................  8 a.m.

Highly Migratory Species Advisory Subpanel.  8 a.m.

Highly Migratory Species Management Team...  8 a.m.

Scientific and Statistical Committee.......  8 a.m.

Budget Committee...........................  1 p.m.

Legislative Committee......................  2:30 p.m.

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                 Day 2--Thursday, June 21, 2012

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California State Delegation................  7 a.m.

Oregon State Delegation....................  7 a.m.

Washington State Delegation................  7 a.m.

Joint Meeting of the Coastal Pelagic         8 a.m.

 Species Advisory Subpanel and Coastal

 Pelagic Species Management Team.

Groundfish Advisory Subpanel...............  8 a.m.

Groundfish Management Team.................  8 a.m.

Highly Migratory Species Advisory Subpanel.  8 a.m.

Highly Migratory Species Management Team...  8 a.m.

Scientific and Statistical Committee.......  8 a.m.

Enforcement Consultants....................  4:30 p.m.

Chair's Reception..........................  6 p.m.

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                  Day 3--Friday, June 22, 2012

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California State Delegation................  7 a.m.

Oregon State Delegation....................  7 a.m.

Washington State Delegation................  7 a.m.

Coastal Pelagic Species Advisory Subpanel..  8 a.m.

Coastal Pelagic Species Management Team....  8 a.m.

Ecosystem Advisory Subpanel................  8 a.m.

Groundfish Advisory Subpanel...............  8 a.m.

Groundfish Management Team.................  8 a.m.

Enforcement Consultants....................  As Needed.

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                 Day 4--Saturday, June 23, 2012

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California State Delegation................  7 a.m.

Oregon State Delegation....................  7 a.m.

Washington State Delegation................  7 a.m.

Ecosystem Advisory Subpanel................  8 a.m.

Groundfish Advisory Subpanel...............  8 a.m.

Groundfish Management Team.................  8 a.m.

Enforcement Consultants....................  As Needed.

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                  Day 5--Sunday, June 24, 2012

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California State Delegation................  7 a.m.

Oregon State Delegation....................  7 a.m.

Washington State Delegation................  7 a.m.

Groundfish Advisory Subpanel...............  8 a.m.

Groundfish Management Team.................  8 a.m.

Enforcement Consultants....................  As Needed.

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                  Day 6--Monday, June 25, 2012

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California State Delegation................  7 a.m.

Oregon State Delegation....................  7 a.m.

Washington State Delegation................  7 a.m.

Groundfish Advisory Subpanel...............  8 a.m.

Groundfish Management Team.................  8 a.m.

Enforcement Consultants....................  As Needed.

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                 Day 7--Tuesday, June 26, 2012

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California State Delegation................  7 a.m.

Oregon State Delegation....................  7 a.m.

Washington State Delegation................  7 a.m.