SAC: Conservation Working Group Meeting Minutes October 15th,
Jack Wickam (SC), K, Gaffney (TOC), John Fisher, Jane DeLay, V.Nicols
, F. O’Neill, Susan Danielson (SOS), Carol Maehr (ACS),
Meredith Lopuch (WWF), Steve Shimek (OP), Milos Radakovich (Bay Net),
Holly Price and Huff McGonigal (MBNMS).
Bay Net classes have started in Monterey and Santa Cruz.
will vote on a proposal for marine reserves at the CINMS on Oct.
2002 in SB.
Marine Mammal Commission met last week in SD. The USFW recovery
Plan for the s. Sea Otter is expected out in
2003 and the
EIS on removing the otter free zone should be out
in Feb. 2003.
is sponsoring an event at Coastanoa with Bill Douros and Kaitilin
Gaffney on Nov. 4.
comments are due 10/20 on the BLM Coastal Rocks monument.
reported that a plume was visible during the last Cruise Ship visit,
the Sanctuary took water samples that came up negative
e.coli and detergents. CSUMB confirmed the anchorage
location to be sure the
ship was not damaging the shale beds. The CWG discussed
the need for a standard protocol for Sanctuary staff to deal with
ship visit and expressed concern about staff time required
to deal with multiple visits.
announced that the MBNMS has applied for some Prop. 40 funding
to help address beach
discussed a recent meeting in Moss Landing to discuss desal plans.
CWG reiterated their concern about cruise ship discharges and the
inadequacy of a voluntary program. The CWG agreed
to send a
letter to the Sanctuary and SAC reiterating their
adopted position of support
for a ban on cruise ship discharges and offering
to serve as the working
group to address this issue in the management plan
CWG also voiced concern about deferring the invasives issue in
the JMPR and decided to suggest to the SAC and
management plan discuss invasives and provide
a basic framework
early detection, education, research and response.
CWG voted unanimously to support a prohibition on krill harvesting
be included in the JMPR.
agreed to draft a letter to the MBNMS and SAC articulating the
CWG’s positions of support
for a ban on cruise ship discharges and krill harvesting and support
for including invasives in the JMPR.