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Sanctuary Advisory Council Meeting Agenda
August 15th, 2008

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Watsonville Civic Plaza
275 Main Street, Watsonville, CA
9:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Friday, August 15th, 2008

(directions below)


8:30 AM Coffee and Sign-in
9:00 AM

Call to Order & Roll Call

  • Welcome from Mayor Kimberly Petersen
  • Approval of February 15, 2008 and June 20, 2008 meeting minutes
  • Swear in of LTJG Brittany Steward, US Coast Guard and John Hunt, Research alternate
Chris Harrold
  Approval of February 15th and June 20th, 2008 DRAFT Meeting Minutes

2/15/08 DRAFT SAC Meeting Minutes   PDF
6/20/08 DRAFT SAC Meeting Minutes   PDF
  Standard Reports from Working Groups and Staff

MBNMS Permit Activity Report August 1st, 2008   PDF
MBNMS Advisory Council Office Report June 9th - August 4th, 2008   PDF
9:30 AM Public Comments NOT on the Agenda  
10:00 AM

Educational Presentation: Water Quality

Raphael Kudela, John Ryan
11:00 AM

Update: MLPA

Paul Reilly
11:30 AM

Update: Enforcement

Scott Kathey
11:45 AM 2008 Advisory Council Chairs/Coordinators Meeting Debrief Harrold
12:00 PM LUNCH  
12:45 PM

Update: MBNMS Marine Protected Area (MPA) Process
(Possible Action Item)

  • MPA Process Concepts Comments (184KB PDF)
  • SAC MPA Subcommittee Meeting Summary for 7/23/08 (32KB PDF)
  • NOAA Letter to Councils on Fishing Regs (16KB PDF)
  • Summary of NOAA Process for Regulating Fisheries in Sanctuaries (108KB PDF)
  • NOAA's Regulation of Fishing in NMS (120KB PDF)
  • PFMC Letter Responding to MBNMS MPA Process (56KB PDF)
  • PFMC Comments on DRAFT Timeline (400KB PDF)
  • NEPA Section 101 (20KB PDF)
  • MPA Binders for Members
Paul Michel, Mike Eng
2:15 PM

Educational Presentation: Water Quality

Dane Hardin, Bridget Hoover
3:45 PM Advisory Council Charter Renewel
(Possible Action Item)
Nicole Capps
3:00 PM

Member Announcements

3:15 PM

Review Work Plan & Upcoming Agenda Items

3:30 PM Adjourn  


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


From the north:Take Highway 1 north, exiting at CA-152/Main Street, towards Watsonville. Continue on Main Street to the Civic Plaza, which will be on your right.

From the south: Take Highway 1 north, exiting at CA-129/Riverside Drive, towards Watsonville. Turn left at Main Street. The Civic Plaza will be on your left.

A parking structure is attached to the Civic Plaza.
North: turn right off of Main onto 2nd, and it will be on the left, behind the Civic Plaza.
South: take CA-129/Riverside Drive and turn left on Rodriguez Street (block before Main Street), it will be on your right.


MBNMS Permit Activity Report August 1st, 2008   PDF
2/15/08 DRAFT SAC Meeting Minutes   PDF
6/20/08 DRAFT SAC Meeting Minutes   PDF
MBNMS Advisory Council Office Report June 9th - August 4th, 2008   PDF
Meeting Notes for 2008 Advisory Council Chairs & Coordinators Meeting in Newport News, VI.   PDF


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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.