NACO

National Association of Charterboat Operators

Pacific Council and Advisory Meeting

The Pacific Council and its advisory entities will meet November 2-7, 2012. The Pacific Council meeting will begin on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 8 a.m., reconvening each day through Wednesday, November 7, 2012. All meetings are open to the public, except a closed session will be held at the end of business on Saturday, November 3, 2012 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 of the Pacific Council and its advisory entities will be held at the Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa Hotel, 3050 Bristol Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92626; telephone: (714) 540-7000.

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

1. Comments on Non-Agenda Items

 

C. Salmon Management

1. National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Report

2. Preseason Salmon Management Schedule for 2013

3. 2012 Salmon Methodology Review

 

D. Habitat

1. Current Habitat Issues

 

E. Pacific Halibut Management

1. 2013 Pacific Halibut Regulations

 

F. Administrative Matters

1. Approval of Council Meeting Minutes

2. Fiscal Matters

3. Membership Appointments and Council Operating Procedures

4. Future Council Meeting Agenda and Workload Planning

 

G. Coastal Pelagic Species Management

1. NMFS Report

2. Exempted Fishing Permit (EFP) Process

3. Pacific Sardine Stock Assessment and Management for 2013, Including 

Preliminary EFP Proposals and Tribal Set-Aside

 

H. Enforcement Issues

1. Current Enforcement Issues

I. Groundfish Management

1. NMFS Report

2. Amendment 24 (Improvements to the Groundfish Management Process)

3. Progress Report on Using Descending Devices to Mitigate Barotrauma 

in Recreational Fisheries

4. Consideration of Inseason Adjustments

5. Trawl Rationalization Trailing Actions and Updates

 

J. Highly Migratory Species Management

1. Council Recommendations on International Highly Migratory Species 

Management

 

K. Ecosystem Based Management

1. Fishery Ecosystem Plan

2. Integrated Ecosystem Assessment Implementation Report

3. California Current Ecosystem Report

Schedule of Ancillary Meetings

Day 1--Friday, November 2, 2012

Coastal Pelagic Species Advisory Subpanel 8 a.m.

Coastal Pelagic Species Management Team 8 a.m.

Hake Carryover Workshop 8 a.m.

Scientific and Statistical Committee 8 a.m.

Habitat Committee 8:30 a.m.

Budget Committee 3 p.m.

 

Day 2--Saturday, November 3, 2012

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.

Groundfish Advisory Subpanel 8 a.m.

Groundfish Management Team 8 a.m.

Highly Migratory Species Management Team 8 a.m.

Scientific and Statistical Committee 8 a.m.

Enforcement Consultants 4:30 p.m.

 

Day 3--Sunday, November 4, 2012

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.

Highly Migratory Species Advisory Subpanel 8 a.m.

Highly Migratory Species Management Team 8 a.m.

Enforcement Consultants As Needed

Annual Awards Banquet 6 p.m.

 

Day 4--Monday, November 5, 2012

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

 

Day 5--Tuesday, November 6, 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--Wednesday, November 7, 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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