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Sanctuary Advisory Council Meeting Agenda
October 20th, 2011

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Santa Rosa Church
Meeting Hall
1174 Main Street, Cambria, CA
8:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 20th, 2011

(directions below)


8:45 AM Coffee and Sign-in
9:00 AM Call to Order
  • Approval of August 18th, 2011 Meeting Minutes
Kirk Schmidt
  Standard Reports from Working Groups and Staff

MBNMS Permit Report (10/12/11)   PDF
MBNMS Office Report (9/30/11)   PDF
9:15 AM Public Comment for Items Not on the Agenda  
9:45 AM Information Item: Superintendent's Report
A report on important or newsworthy activities conducted by staff over the last two months.
Paul Michel
10:00 AM Information Item: Collaborative Fishing Efforts by SLOSEA
A review of collaborative fishing efforts within the MBNMS. This item comes from item 6(a) on the advisory council calendar.
Dean Wendt
10:45 AM Update: Southern Region Update
Update on the Coastal Discovery Center and topics of interest to the Southern Region.
Carolyn Skinder, PJ Webb
11:45 AM Update: Ecosystem Based Management Initiative (EBMI)
Staff presented EBMI goals, activities, and research directions to the Pacific Fishery Management Council in September. This update will cover that presentation and follow up, including research questions of interest to both MBNMS and the PFMC.
Dr. John Hunt
12:15 PM LUNCH  
1:15 PM Member Announcements  
1:30 PM Information Item: Deep Water Characterization of the MBNMS
Since 2007, the Sanctuary and partners have been characterizing deep waters of the MBNMS. Results of this long-term effort will be presented, including common species and habitat types, for six study regions between Ano Nuevo and Pt. Piedras Blancas.
Dr. Andrew DeVogelaere
2:30 PM Information Item: "Reconnecting with Your Sanctuary" – Northern Elephant Seals
History on the Northern Elephant Seal and the Piedras Blancas rookery in San Simeon, CA.
Dr. Brant Kehoe
3:30 PM Information Item: Working Group Updates
Updates from working group chairs on recent working group meetings.
  • Conservation Working Group
  • Sanctuary Education Panel
  • Research Activities Panel
  • Business and Tourism Activities Panel
Paul Michel, Dr. john Hunt
4:00 PM Sanctuary Advisory Council Calendar
Review calendar for agenda items for the August meeting.
Nicole Capps


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


From the North:
From Highway 1 take a left onto Cambria Road. At the stop sign take a right. Santa Rosa Church will be on your right hand side past Rabobank

From the South:
From Highway 1 take a right onto Cambria Road. At the stop sign take a right. Santa Rosa Church will be on your right hand side past Rabobank.


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MBNMS Permit Report (10/12/11)   PDF
MBNMS Office Report (9/30/11)   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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