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Sanctuary Advisory Council Meeting Agenda
February 16th, 2012

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MONTEREY BAY NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY
ADVISORY COUNCIL MEETING

Sunset Center - Carpenter Hall
Mission Street and 8th Ave.
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
8:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Thursday, February 16th, 2012

(directions below)

DRAFT AGENDA

8:30 AM Coffee and Sign-in
8:45 AM Call to Order
  • Approval of December 8, 2011 meeting minutes
  • Review Meeting Minute Protocol
  • April Executive Committee Elections and Review Seat Terms
Chris Harrold
  Standard Reports from Working Groups and Staff

2/7/12 MBNMS Permit Report (53KB PDF*)   PDF
2/15/12 MBNMS Office Report (307KB PDF*)   PDF
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.
Paul Michel
10:15 AM Update: Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA)
Regular update from California Department of Fish and Game on the status of the MLPA.
Susan Ashcraft
10:45 AM Information Item: Local Catch Monterey
An overview of the recently established Local Catch Monterey seafood program.
Oren Frey
11:00 AM Update: Ecosystem Based Management Initiative (EBMI)
Progress on analysis of information gathering to date; IEA development; and considerations for Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) review process.
Rikki Dunsmore, John Hunt
12:00 PM LUNCH  
1:00 PM Member Announcements  
1:15 PM Information Item: "Reconnecting with Your Sanctuary" – Monterey Accelerated Research System (MARS)
A new Way of Doing Oceanography MARS is a cabled observatory that allows scientists to design new types of oceanographic equipment and study the ocean in new ways.
Craig Dawe
2:15 PM Information Item: Promoting Volunteer Activities
Highlight the various MBNMS volunteer groups and their accomplishments
Lisa Emanuelson
3:00 PM Possible Action Item: Sanctuary Site Evaluation List (SEL)
At the December 2011 advisory council meeting, Geoff and PJ agreed to draft a letter supporting reactivation of the SEL for advisory council review.
PJ Webb, Geoff Shester
3:30 PM Information Item: Working Group Updates
Updates from working group chairs on recent working group meetings
  • Conservation Working Group
  • Sanctuary Education Panel
  • Research Activities Panel
Working Group Chairs
4:00 PM Update: Sanctuary Advisory Council Calendar
Review calendar to select agenda items for future meetings.
Nicole Capps
4:15 PM Adjourn  

***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.

Directions:

From the North:
Take Highway 1 South to Ocean Avenue. Take a right at the light. Take Ocean Avenue down the hill to Junipero Street. At 8th Avenue (first stop sign) take a right. At the next street, Mission Street, take a left. The back of Sunset Center and Carpenter Hall will be on your right hand side.

From the South:
Take Highway 1 North to Ocean Avenue. Take a left at the light. Take Ocean Avenue down the hill to Junipero Street. At 8th Avenue (first stop sign) take a right. At the next street, Mission Street, take a left. The back of Sunset Center and Carpenter Hall will be on your right hand side.

Parking:
A city lot adjacent to the Sunset Center is available for all day parking, but there is a fee. Street parking along Mission Street is available at no cost all day.

Public Transportation:
MST bus 4 stops across the street from the front of Sunset Center on 9th Avenue.


View Sunset Center's Carpenter Hall in a larger map

Files
2/7/12 MBNMS Permit Report (53KB PDF*)   PDF
2/15/12 MBNMS Office Report (307KB PDF*)   PDF
     

Correspondence
     

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About Sanctuary Advisory Council
The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council (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 advisory council has played a vital role in the decisions affecting the Sanctuary along the central California Coast. The advisory 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 advisory council meets bi-monthly in open sessions located throughout the 360-mile boundary of the Sanctuary.

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.

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