Update: Ecosystem Based Management Initiative (EBMI) News on communications with the Fisheries Management Council, unique and rare features, sustainable use research projects, and the Integrated Ecosystem Assessment.
Information Item: Working Group Updates Updates from working group chairs on recent working group meetings.
Conservation Working Group (CWG)
Sanctuary Education Panel (SEP)
Research Activities Panel (RAP)
Business and Tourism Activities Panel (BTAP)
Working Group Chairs
Information Item: Options for Engaging Fishing Interests or Policy Issues At the October meeting, the issue of establishing a fishing working group came up during working group report-outs and the Superintendent stated desire to see these groups get re-energized. It was noted that fishing does not have a working group and that this might be something worth pursuing. The council requested an "options paper" to explore some opportunities to enhance communications with fishing interests to ensure that Sanctuary news, issues, questions, etc. are well informed by, and distributed widely to, the relevant groups.
Update: Sanctuary Advisory Council Calendar Review calendar to select agenda items for future meetings.
Adjourn – Holiday Gathering at Cannery Row Brewing Company
***ALL TIMES ARE ESTIMATES***
Materials corresponding to items on this or other agendas are available here or contact Nicole Capps at (831) 647-4206 or by email.
Take Highway 1 towards Monterey. Exit at 399A, CA-68 W, towards Pacific Grove/Pebble Beach and stay straight for approximately three miles. Stay straight to go onto Forest Avenue. Turn right onto Junipero Ave. Destination will be on the right, past Fountain Avenue. Parking is available on the street.
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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.