Update: Sanctuary Currents Symposium and Sanctuary Awards Event
Working Group Reports (CWG, RAP, SEP)
Working Group Chairs
R/V Fulmar trip - May 18
Additional Field trips/dates: July 19 & Sept. 21
SAC Retreat dates: October 18 & 19
Maverick's Report (if it happens)
US Coast Guard Weapons Training
Capt. Dave Swatland
Update Northern Management Area
Update Joint GFNMS/MBNMS Advisory Council Meeting
Sanctuary Integrated Monitoring Network (SIMoN) - Special Status Species Project
Update Joint Management Plan Current Status & Timeline
Update Marine Life Protection Act
***ALL TIMES ARE ESTIMATES***
Materials corresponding to items on this or other agenda are available here or contact Paul Chetirkin at (831) 647-4210 or by email.
From the north: Take Highway 1 south to Harkins Slough RD, exit towards Green Valley Rd. Turn right at Harkins Slough Rd, continueing on S Green Valley Rd. Turn right on Freedom Blvd, the building will be on the left. Parking is the front. From the south: Take Highway 1 north to Harkins Slough RD, exit towards Green Valley Rd. Turn right at Harkins Slough Rd, continueing on S Green Valley Rd. Turn right on Freedom Blvd, the building will be on the left. Parking is the front.
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The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council was established by Federal law to assure continued public participation in the management of the Sanctuary. Since its establishment in March 1994, the Council has played a vital role in the decisions affecting the Sanctuary along the central California Coast. The Council's nineteen voting members represent a variety of local user groups, as well as the general public, plus seven local, state and federal governmental jurisdictions. In addition, the respective managers for the four California National Marine Sanctuaries (Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary, Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary, and the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary) and the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve sit as non-voting members. Members are appointed competitively by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and serve three-year terms. The Council meets bi-monthly in open sessions located throughout the 360-mile boundary of the Sanctuary.
The Council maintains a firm commitment to the goals and objectives of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Program. The Council appreciates the efforts of volunteers, non-profit organizations, businesses, and citizens, without whose support the mission of the Sanctuary would be difficult to realize.