Sanctuary Advisory Council Meeting Agenda
December 8th, 2011
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MONTEREY BAY NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY
ADVISORY COUNCIL MEETING
Pacific Grove Community Center
515 Junipero Ave, Pacific Grove, CA
8:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Thursday, December 8th, 2011
|8:30 AM||Coffee and Sign-in|
|8:45 AM||Call to Order
|Standard Reports from Working Groups and Staff
|9:30 AM||Public Comment for Items Not on the Agenda|
|10:00 AM||Information Item: Superintendent's Report
A report on important or newsworthy activities conducted by staff over the last two months.
|10:15 AM||Letter of Support for Bay Watershed Education and Training (BWET)
As decided at the October meeting, Simona will provide more information on BWET and a draft letter for review.
|10:30 AM||Information Item: Site Evaluation List (SEL)
An overview of the Site Evaluation List and what it means for the sancatuary program.
|11:00 AM||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.
|Dr. John Hunt|
|11:30 AM||Information Item: MBNMS Lost Fishing Gear Project
An overview of the final year of this three-year project to assess and remove lost fishing gear from the MBNMS.
|12:15 PM||LUNCH and Screening of "Your Sanctuary" Public Access Television Series
A working lunch to view the pilot of this public access television show about the MBNMS.
|1:45 PM||Member Announcements|
|2:00 PM||Information Item: "Reconnecting with Your Sanctuary" – Cetaceans
An informative presentation on the key cetacean species found along the Central Coast of California and Monterey Bay.
|Dr. Karin Forney|
|3:00 PM||Information Item: Working Group Updates
Updates from working group chairs on recent working group meetings.
|Working Group Chairs|
|3:30 PM||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.
|4:00 PM||Update: Sanctuary Advisory Council Calendar
Review calendar to select agenda items for future meetings.
|4:15 PM||Adjourn – Holiday Gathering at Cannery Row Brewing Company|
|***ALL TIMES ARE ESTIMATES***|
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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|12/1/11 MBNMS Permit Report (37KB PDF*)|
|12/7/11 MBNMS Office Report (700KB PDF*)|
|DRAFT Letter of Support for CA-BWET Program from MBNMS Advisory Council to Dr. Jane Lubchenco (90KB PDF*)|
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About Sanctuary Advisory Council
The advisory council maintains a firm commitment to the goals and objectives of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Program. The advisory 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.