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File #: GF 13-026    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Groundfish Management Issue Status: Action Item
File created: 11/12/2013 In control: North Pacific Council
On agenda: 12/9/2013 Final action:
Title: Grenadier management
Attachments: 1. C4a Executive Summary of Grenadier Management anaysis 1113.pdf, 2. C4 Initial Review of Grenadier Management.pdf [NOT INCLUDED IN BOOKS], 3. C4 comments.pdf, 4. C4 grenadier managment_PPT DEC 2013, 5. MOTION: C4 Grenadiers
Eric Olson, Chairman
Chris Oliver, Executive Director
SUBJECT:      Title
Grenadier management
8 hours (all Groundfish Issues)
ACTION REQUIRED:            Recommended Action
Initial review of Grenadier management
In June 2012, the Council adopted a problem statement and set of alternatives to consider adding the grenadier assemblage into either or both of the Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands (BSAI) and Gulf of Alaska (GOA) Groundfish Fishery Management Plans (FMPs). The analysis outlines management measures that would need to be adopted for grenadiers if the Council recommended that grenadiers be added to the FMPs, and listed either "in the fishery" or under the "ecosystem component" category. The grenadier assessment authors, the BSAI and GOA Groundfish Plan Teams, and the SSC have all recommended that grenadiers be included in the FMPs where they would be subject to management.
The analysis was distributed to the Council prior to the meeting and is posted on the Council website.  The Executive Summary is attached as Item C-4(a).