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Sanctuary Advisory Council Meeting Agenda
August 21st, 2013

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Gulf of the Farallones and Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuaries Joint Advisory Council Meeting

Half Moon Bay Yacht Club
214 Princeton Ave.
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

8:30 AM – 4:45 PM
Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

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GFNMS Meeting: 8:45 AM – 10:15 AM

8:30 AM Coffee and Sign-in
8:45 AM GFNMS: Call to Order/Roll Call Dominique Richard, Chair, GFNMS
9:00 AM Public Comment for Items Not on the Agenda  
9:15 AM GFNMS: Essential Fish Habitat: Review of and Discussion on Proposed Options
Note: there are no GFNMS proposed options for the northern MBNMS
Karen Reyna, GFNMS
10:05 AM GFNMS: Update on Tomales Bay Vessel Management Plan Karen Reyna, GFNMS
10:15 AM GFNMS: Adjourn  

GFNMS & MBNMS Meeting: 10:30 AM – 3:30 PM

10:30 AM Call to Order/Roll Call
  • Swearing in of new MBNMS Advisory Council Members
Dominique Richard, Chair, GFNMS
10:45 AM MBNMS Superintendents Report Paul Michel, MBNMS
11:00 AM GFNMS Superintendents Report
Maria Brown, GFNMS
11:15 AM Activities in the Northern Management Area

  • LiMPETS
  • Beach Watch
  • Seabird Protection Network
  • Permits
  • Public Programs
  • ACCESS Cruises
  • Ship Strikes to Whales and Response to Whale Stranding
  • Rocky Shore Stewardship Project
  • Ocean Climate Initiative
  • Emergency Response
  • Boat Groundings
  • Harbor Seal Census
  • Signage, Exhibits
Maria Brown and Staff, GFNMS
12:15 PM Lunch  
1:15 PM Member Reports Kirk Schmidt, Chair, MBNMS
2:15 PM Public Comment for Items Not on the Agenda  
2:30 PM Agriculture Water Quality Alliance Bridget Hoover, MBNMS
3:00 PM Ship Strikes and Whales Leslie Abramson, GFNMS
3:30 PM Adjourn Joint MBNMS and GFNMS Meeting  

MBNMS Meeting: 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM

3:45 PM MBNMS: Approval of February 7 and April 18 Meeting Minutes Kirk Schmidt, Chair, MBNMS
3:50 PM MBNMS: Update on Sanctuary Ecologically Sensitive Areas (SESAs) and Collaborative Proposal to Modify Groundfish Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Through Pacific Fisheries Management Council 5–Yr Review Process

Karen Grimmer, MBNMS
4:15 PM MBNMS: Superintendent request for SAC support to establish a Fishing Working Group and a Tourism Working Group Paul Michel, MBNMS
4:45 PM MBNMS: Adjourn  

***ALL TIMES ARE ESTIMATES***

*Public comment on agenda items will be heard prior to SAC discussion/deliberation*

 

Materials corresponding to items on this or other agendas are available here or contact Sara Hutto at (831) 647-4206 or by email.

Directions:

From the North:
Take HWY 1 south through Pacifica, Montara, and Moss Beach. On passing Half Moon Bay Airport, peel off right onto Capistrano Rd. Turn right at Mezza Luna restaurant onto Prospect Way. Go left at T-junction, then right onto Princeton Ave. Look out for the boatyard on the left at Vassar St.

From the East/South:
Take HWY 1 north out of Half Moon Bay. Drive 4 miles north to signals at Pillar Point Harbor. Turn left at signals onto Capistrano Rd. Turn left at Mezza Luna restaurant onto Prospect Way. Turn left at T-junction, then right onto Princeton Ave. Look out for the boatyard on the left at Vassar St.


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Files

8/14/13 Conservation Working Group Meeting Notes (86K PDF*) PDF
8/15/13 MBNMS Office Report (348K PDF*) PDF
7/31/13 EFH Final Proposal (7.8M PDF*) PDF
8/21/13 Business Advisory Council Staff and SAC FAQs (74K PDF*) PDF
8/21/13 Sanctuary Nomination Process Presentation (614K PDF*) PDF
Tomales Bay Vessel Management Plan Powerpoint (246K PDF*) PDF
Activities in the Northern Management Area Powerpoint (3.5M PDF*) PDF
Agriculture Water Quality Alliance Powerpoint (2.4M PDF*) PDF
Ship Strikes and Whales Powerpoint (1.3M PDF*) PDF
SESA and EFH Powerpoint (1.4M PDF*) PDF
   

Correspondence

[NONE]  
   


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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