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FINAL Sanctuary Advisory Council Meeting Agenda
February 17th, 2017

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Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
Advisory Council Meeting

Moss Landing Marine Laboratories
Seminar Room
8272 Moss Landing Rd, Moss Landing, CA 95039

8:45 AM – 4:30 PM
Friday, February 17th, 2017

(directions below)

FINAL AGENDA

8:45 AM Coffee and Sign-in
9:00 AM Call to Order & Roll Call
  • Welcome from TBD
  • Approval of December 8, 2016 meeting minutes
Paul Michel (MBNMS), PJ Webb (Chair), Brian Nelson (Secretary)
  Standard Reports from Staff

MBNMS Permit Report (274K PDF*) PDF
MBNMS Office Report (252K PDF*) PDF
Conservation Working Group Meeting Notes (K PDF*)  
Research Activity Panel Meeting Notes (125K PDF*) PDF
9:15 AM Standing Item: Superintendent's Report
A report on important or newsworthy activities conducted by staff over the last three months.
  • Updates for MBNMS
  • Updates for GFNMS
Paul Michel (MBNMS), (GFNMS)
9:45 AM Standing Item: Advisory Council Member Announcements/Reports PJ Webb (Chair)
10:15 AM Public Comment for Items Not on the Agenda PJ Webb (Chair)
10:45 AM BREAK (10 minutes)  
10:55 AM Information Item: Desalination update
An update on the status of various desalination projects within MBNMS and proposed special use permit categories on desalination.
Karen Grimmer (MBNMS), Eric Zigas (ESA)
12:00 PM Lunch  
12:45 PM Information and Action Item: Management Plan Review Council Workshop – Marine Debris
An overview of marine debris in MBNMS, current management and draft recommendations. Council to then make recommendations to Superintendent.
Karen Grimmer (MBNMS), Katherine O'Dea (Conservation), Kevin Miller (Surfrider)
2:15 PM BREAK (10 minutes)  
2:25 PM Information and Action Item: Management Plan Review Working Group recommendations

Consolidated Recommendations from Working Groups (104K PDF)

  • MPWC Subcommittee
  • Overflight Working Group (GFNMS)
  • Wildlife Disturbance – Ocean Noise (Acoustic) Working Group
  • Wildlife Disturbance – Approach Issues (Whale Disturbance) Working Group
  • Subcommittee and working groups to present recommendations to advisory council for deliberation and to superintendent for suggestion.
    Working Group Chairs
    4:10 PM Standing Item: Working Group and Subcommittee Updates
    • Conservation Working Group (CWG)
      CWG Meeting Notes (K PDF*)
    • Research Activities Panel (RAP)
      RAP Meeting Notes (125K PDF*)
    • Recreation and Tourism Subcommittee
    • World Heritage Site Subcommittee
    Working Group Chairs
    4:30 PM Adjourn  

     

    ***ALL TIMES ARE ESTIMATES***


    • Public comment on agenda items will be heard prior to SAC discussion/deliberation
    • A motion for action may be made by a council member at any time, provided there is a quorum
    • Materials corresponding to items on this or other agendas are available here or contact Kristen Hart at (831) 647-4206 or by email.

    Directions:

    From the North
    Follow Highway 1 North. Follow signs towards Watsonville/Santa Cruz. Take a slight left onto Moss Landing Road at M L Liquors. Turn left at the sign for Moss Landing Marine Laboratories.

    From the South
    Follow Highway 1 South. Continue on Highway 1 South until Moss Landing. Turn right onto Moss Landing Road. Turn right at the sign for Moss Landing Marine Laboratories.

    Parking:
    Parking is available in the large lot at the top of the hill. If the lot is full, park on Moss Landing Road and walk up the hill.
    View Moss landing Marine Labs on a larger map


    Files

    MBNMS Permit Report (274K PDF*) PDF
    MBNMS Office Report (252K PDF*) PDF
    Conservation Working Group Meeting Notes (K PDF*)  
    Research Activity Panel Meeting Notes (K PDF*)  
       
       

    Correspondence

       
       
       


    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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