NACO

National Association of Charterboat Operators

The Pacific Fishery Management Council and Advisory Entities Public Meetings

The Pacific Council and its advisory entities will meet September 13-18, 2012. The Pacific Council meeting will begin on Friday, September 14, 2012 at 10 a.m., reconvening each day through Tuesday, September 18, 2012. All meetings are open to the public, except a closed session will be held at the end of business on Friday, September 14 to address litigation and personnel matters. The Pacific Council will meet as late as necessary each day to complete its scheduled business.

ADDRESSES: Meetings of the Pacific Council and its advisory entities will be held at the Riverside Hotel, 2900 Chinden Boulevard, Boise, ID 83714; telephone: (208) 343-1871.

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.

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. Agenda

B. Enforcement Issues

Current Enforcement Issues

C. Highly Migratory Species Management

National Marine Fisheries Service Report

D. Habitat

Current Habitat Issues

E. Salmon Management

1. California Hatchery Review Report

2. 2012 Salmon Methodology Review

3. Salmon Fishery Management Plan (FMP) Amendment 17--Annual Regulatory 

Cycle and Minor Updates

4. FMP Amendment 18--Update of Essential Fish Habitat for Salmon

5. Lower Columbia Endangered Species Act Salmon and Steelhead Recovery 

Plan

F. Pacific Halibut Management

1. Pacific Halibut Management South of Humbug Mountain

2. 2013 Pacific Halibut Regulations

3. Pacific Halibut Bycatch Estimate for Use in 2013 Groundfish 

Fisheries

G. Administrative Matters

1. Legislative Matters

2. Research Planning

3. Approval of Council Meeting Minutes

4. Fiscal Matters

5. Membership Appointments and Council Operating Procedures

6. Future Council Meeting Agenda and Workload Planning

H. Groundfish Management

1. National Marine Fisheries Service Report

2. Trawl Rationalization Trailing Actions for Cost Recovery and Process 

Issues

3. Stocks Assessment Planning

4. Update on Biological Opinion for the Groundfish Fishery, Including 

Consideration of Seabird Protection Regulations

5. Consideration of Inseason Adjustments

6. Phase I Report for Essential Fish Habitat Review

7. Reconsideration of Initial Catch Share Allocations in the Mothership 

and Shoreside Pacific Whiting Fisheries

I. Open Comment Period

Comments on Non-Agenda Items

                     Schedule of Ancillary Meetings

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Day 1--Thursday, September 13, 2012:

    Habitat Committee.....................  8 a.m.

    Salmon Advisory Subpanel..............  8 a.m.

    Salmon Technical Team.................  8 a.m.

    Scientific and Statistical Committee..  8 a.m.

    Legislative Committee.................  2 p.m.

    Budget Committee......................  3:30 p.m.

    Enforcement Consultants...............  6 p.m.

Day 2--Friday, September 14, 2012:

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

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

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

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

    Salmon Advisory Subpanel..............  8 a.m.

    Salmon Technical Team.................  8 a.m.

    Scientific and Statistical Committee..  8 a.m.

    Groundfish Advisory Subpanel..........  3 a.m.

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

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

Day 3--Saturday, September 15, 2012:

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

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

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

    Essential Fish Habitat Review           8 a.m.

     Committee.

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

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

    Scientific and Statistical Committee    8 a.m.

     Economics and Groundfish

     Subcommittees.

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

Day 4--Sunday, September 16, 2012:

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

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

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

    Essential Fish Habitat Review           8 a.m.

     Committee.

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

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

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

Day 5--Monday, September 17, 2012:

    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.

Day 6--Tuesday, September 18, 2012:

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

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

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

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

 

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