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.
8:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Thursday, February 16th, 2012
|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||Update: Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA)
Regular update from California Department of Fish and Game on the status of the MLPA.
|10:45 AM||Information Item: Local Catch Monterey
An overview of the recently established Local Catch Monterey seafood program.
|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|
|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.
|2:15 PM||Information Item: Promoting Volunteer Activities
Highlight the various MBNMS volunteer groups and their accomplishments
|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
|Working Group Chairs|
|4:00 PM||Update: Sanctuary Advisory Council Calendar
Review calendar to select agenda items for future meetings.
|***ALL TIMES ARE ESTIMATES***|
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.
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.
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
|2/7/12 MBNMS Permit Report (53KB PDF*)|
|2/15/12 MBNMS Office Report (307KB 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.