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Sanctuary Advisory Council Meeting Agenda
February 12th, 2009

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Our Lady of the Pillar Church - Bell Building
540 Kelly Ave, Half Moon Bay, CA
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 12, 2009

(directions below)


8:45 AM Coffee and Sign-in
9:00 AM

Call to Order & Roll Call

  • Welcome from John Muller, Half Moon Bay Mayor
  • Review Agenda
  • Introductions
Chris Harrold, Richard Charter
  Standard Reports from Working Groups and Staff

MBNMS Permit Activity Report January 30th, 2009 (128KB PDF*)   PDF
9:15 AM Maverick's Surf Contest Brad Damitz
9:45 AM

NOAA Office of Law Enforcement Update

  • Maverick's involvement
  • Monterey working group
Brad Damitz, Dayna Matthews
10:15 AM

Seabird Protection Network Update

Karen Reyna
10:30 AM Public Comment  
10:45 AM MBNMS Marine Protected Areas Update Paul Michel
11:00 AM

Education Update

Carol Preston, Lisa Uttal
11:45 AM

JMPR Update Regarding Governor's Objection Letter on Invasive Species Rule

  • (possible council action)
Paul Michel
12:00 PM


1:00 PM

West Coast Regional Update

  • Past accomplishments and looking forward
Bill Douros
1:30 PM

Ocean Acidification and National Marine Sanctuaries

Dr. Richard Freely, Maria Brown, Paul Michel
2:30 PM Public Comment  
2:45 PM

Ocean Energy Projects Along the Central California Coast

  • Wave Energy Presentation (2.1MB PDF)
  • Proposed projects
  • NMFS position
  • Council discussion on sanctuary position
    (possible Council action)
David White
3:45 PM Member Announcements  


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 south to Half Moon Bay, make a left at the light on Kelly Street. The Bell Building is on the left next to Our Lady of the Pillar Church.

From the south: Take Highway 1 north to Half Moon Bay, make a right at the light on Kelly Street. The Bell building is on the left side of the street next to Our Lady of the Pillar Church.

MBNMS Permit Activity Report January 30th, 2009 (128KB PDF*)   PDF

Letter from Chris Harrold to Governor Schwarzenegger Regarding Introduced Species (96KB PDF)   PDF
Letter from Paul Michel to MBNMS Regional Director William Douros Regarding Ocean Acidification (236KB PDF)   PDF
Letter from Paul Michel to ONMS Director Daniel Basta Regarding Wave Energy Projects (240KB PDF)   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.

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