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MBNMS Advisory Council Actions and Presentations

Starting in 2003, actions taken by the Sanctuary Advisory Council are available to the public online. The actions are available in pdf format.



2018 Meeting Actions

     

 

     

 

     

 


2017 Meeting Actions

  October 20th Motion was made to support including the draft Research and Monitoring Action Plan into the draft Management Plan, acknowledging that it is an ambitious plan, and encourages the involvement of the RAP in establishing research priorities

 

   June 16th Recommendations from Wildlife Disturbance – Ocean Noise Working Group to MBNMS Advisory Council. Recommendations include increased research efforts, featuring sound in Sanctuary's visitors centers, consulting with appropriate agencies and fishing industry to catalog use of seal bombs and convening collaborative groups of stakeholders to strategize on minimizing use of seal bombs and effective alternatives.

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  April 21st Recommendation from Advisory Council on AWQA’s future strategies in the newly proposed Water Quality Action Plan in the Management Plan Review. Recommendations include outreach and encouraging stewardship of water quality, communicating findings of projects and monitoring conducted by the Water Quality Protection Plan (WQPP), facilitating and coordinating regional efforts to improve water quality through the WQPP Committee, AWQA, stormwater programs and Integrated Regional Water Management programs, understanding the land-sea connection and quantifying effectiveness of management practices.

 

   February 17th Recommendations from Motorized Personal Water Craft Subcommittee to MBNMS Advisory Council. Recommendations that the Management Plan and regulations be changed to allow MPWC use at Mavericks during High Surf Advisory conditions were approved.

Recommendations from Overflight Working Group (GFNMS) to MBNMS Advisory Council. Recommendations include changing chart markings, reconsidering Class-B airspace, and gathering data were approved.

Recommendations from Wildlife Disturbance – Approach Issues Working Group to MBNMS Advisory Council. Twelve recommendations regarding various user groups approaching and viewing whales were approved.

Recommendations from the Conservation Working Group (CWG) to the MBNMS Advisory Council approved. The recommended four proposed strategies regarding marine debris including policy, data aggregation, education and outreach, and research and monitoring.

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2016 Meeting Actions

  June 17th Management Plan Review working group for approach/disturbance of whales was created. Working Group Chair is Gary Hoffman and Vice Chair is Christina McGinnis.

Management Plan Review working group for harmful ocean noise was created. Working Group Chair is Bart Selby
 
  April 21st Motion made to agree with MBNMS Staff to move forward with working groups for wildlife disturbance by recreators and wildlife disturbance by ocean noise. The motion moved to create a working group for sustainable program funding outside of the Management Plan Review process.

Motion made to agree with MBNMS Staff to move forward with council workshops for beach nourishment – sediment management, beach nourishment – use of dredged materials, marine debris (non-entanglement), water quality – urban runoff and wildlife disturbance by entanglement.

Motion made to agree with MBNMS Staff to move forward with outside workshops for climate change, education and outreach – wildlife issues, water quality – HABs and AWQA.

Motion made to agree with MBNMS Staff to have MBNMS Staff address citizen science, desalination and water quality – regional program but to elevate the existing Motorized Personal Watercraft (MPWC) sub-committee to a working group. The MPWC working group will address safety training for volunteers at Mavericks, reducing the High Surf Warning requirement to a High Surf Advisory for MPWC use at Mavericks and adding locations for recreational use of and training on MPWC’s.

Motion made to agree with MBNMS Staff to hold off on AC input regarding boundary changes (north and south) but to move artificial reefs to the Staff to Address category.

 


2015 Meeting Actions

     

 

     

 


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