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Sanctuary Advisory Council Meeting Agenda
April 25th, 2014

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Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
Advisory Council Meeting

City of Santa Cruz Police Department Community Room
155 Center Street
Santa Cruz, CA

8:45 AM – 4:00 PM
Friday, April 25, 2014

(directions below)

FINAL AGENDA

8:45 AM Coffee and Sign-in
9:00 AM Call to Order & Roll Call
  • Welcome from Lynn Robinson, Mayor, City of Santa Cruz
  • Welcome and Swearing-in of new council members
  • Approval of February 21, 2014 meeting minutes
Kirk Schmidt (Chair), Gary Pessi (Secretary)
  Standard Reports from Staff

MBNMS Permit Report (53K PDF*) PDF
MBNMS Office Report (311K PDF*) PDF
Conservation Working Group Meeting Notes (164K PDF*) PDF
Research Activity Panel Meeting Notes (123K PDF*) PDF
Sanctuary Education Panel Meeting Notes (86K PDF*) PDF
  Standing Item: Superintendent Report
A report on important or newsworthy activities conducted by staff over the last two months at MBNMS.
Paul Michel (MBNMS)
9:45 AM Public Comment for Items Not on the Agenda Kirk Schmidt (Chair)
  Action Item: Officer elections
Nominations and elections will be held for Council Chair, Vice Chair and Secretary
Kirk Schmidt (Chair)
  Standing Item: GFNMS Superintendent Report Max Delaney (GFNMS)
  Information Item: Update and Possible Action on Revised Introduced Species Rule
For more information, see: www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=NOAA-NOS-2012-0113

Karen Grimmer (MBNMS)
  Standing Item: Advisory Council Member Announcements Kirk Schmidt (Chair)

12:15 PM


Lunch

 
1:15 PM Information Item: Assessing and mitigating impacts of anthropogenic sound on marine mammals Karin Forney (NMFS)
  Information Item: Progress Report from Charter Revision Subcommittee Kirk Schmidt (Chair)
  Standing Item: Working Group Updates Working Group Chairs
  Action Item: Motion to commend the Sanctuary for its work on Leatherback Sea Turtles and to recommend further action Geoff Shester (Conservation)
  Information Item: Sea Star Wasting Syndrome Pete Raimondi & Laura Anderson (UCSC)
4:30 PM Adjourn  

***ALL TIMES ARE ESTIMATES***

*Public comment on agenda items will be heard prior to SAC discussion/deliberation*
*A motion for action may be made by a council member at any time, provided there is a quorum*

 

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 Highway 1 south and turn right on Laurel Street. After 1/2 (.5) mile, turn right on Center Street. Parking: Parking is available in the lot on site. We have 30 parking permits for council members, see Sara or Dawn once you arrive to get one.

From the South:
Take Highway 1 north around the fishhook and stay straight onto Ocean Street. After 1 mile, turn right on Broadway, cross over the river and turn left on Center Street. From north of Santa Cruz, take Highway 1 south and turn right on Laurel Street. After .5 miles, turn right on Center Street.

Parking:
Parking is available in the lot on site. We have 30 parking permits for council members, see Sara or Dawn once you arrive to get one.


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Files

MBNMS Permit Report (53K PDF*) PDF
MBNMS April Office Report (311K PDF*) PDF
Conservation Working Group Meeting Notes (164K PDF*) PDF
Research Activity Panel Meeting Notes (123K PDF*) PDF
Sanctuary Education Panel Meeting Notes (86K PDF*) PDF
DRAFT Motion Regarding Leatherback Sea Turtles (49K PDF*) PDF
   

Correspondence

Letter to MBNMS from City of Monterey Re: Greater Autonomy for Sanctuary Advisory Council 3/11/14 (1.3M PDF*) PDF
Letter from ACSF to PFMC Council Re: Creation of New National Marine Sanctuaries on the West Coast 3/19/14 (930K PDF*) PDF
   


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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