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FINAL Sanctuary Advisory Council Meeting Agenda
December 13th, 2019

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Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
Advisory Council Meeting

Monterey Conference Center
Steinbeck Rooms 1A & 1B
1 Portola Plaza, Monterey

9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Friday, December 13th, 2019

FINAL AGENDA

8:45 AM Coffee and Sign-in
9:00 AM Call to Order & Roll Call
  • Welcome from John Haynes
  • Swearing-in of new council members
  • Approval of October 18th, 2019 meeting minutes
Paul Michel (MBNMS), Brian Nelson (Chair), Gary Pezzi (Secretary)
  Standard Reports from Staff

   
MBNMS Permit Report (89K PDF*) PDF
MBNMS Office Report (457K PDF*) PDF
Conservation Working Group Meeting Notes (K PDF*)  
Research Activity Panel Meeting Notes (125K PDF*) PDF
9:15 AM Standing Item: MBNMS Superintendent's Report
A report on important or newsworthy activities conducted by staff over the last three months.
Paul Michel (MBNMS)
9:45 AM Public Comment for Items Not on the Agenda Brian Nelson (Chair)
9:50 AM 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*)
  • Sanctuary Tourism and Recreation Working Group
  • Shoreline Fishing/Gear and Threats to Pelicans Sub-Committee
Working Group Chairs
10:15 AM BREAK (10 minutes)  
10:25 AM Information Item: California Dungeness Crab Fishing Gear Working Group efforts to reduce whale entanglement risk
An update on the November Preseason Risk Assessment including entanglement risk, marine life concentrations risk, ocean conditions and forage risk, and fishing dynamics risk.
Karen Grimmer (MBNMS), Morgan Ivens-Duran (CDFW)
10:45 AM Standing Item: SAC Challenge (10 minutes each)
  • Business/Industry – Al Budris and Tom Rowley
  • Education – John Hill and Pamela Neeb Wade
  • Recreational Fishing – Jose Montes
Brian Nelson (Chair), Paul Michel (MBNMS)
11:25 AM Action Item: Balloon marine debris in MBNMS
A resolution addressing the issue of balloon marine debris.
Gary Hoffmann (At–Large)
12:00 PM Lunch  
1:00 PM Information Item: Microplastics
A presentation on quantifying and identifying types of microplastics in the Monterey Bay area.
Kyle Van Houtan (MBAQ)
2:00 PM Information Item: Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Foundation update
An update on the foundation’s priorities and funding.
Paul Michel (MBNMS), Dan Haifley (At-Large)
2:30 PM Information Item (potential action item): Needles in MBNMS
A resolution addressing the issue of syringes entering MBNMS.
Steve Haddock (Research)
3:15 PM BREAK (10 minutes)  
3:25 PM Information Item: Advisory Council 2020 Work Plan
Review proposed MBNMS Advisory Council work plan for 2020 meetings.
Nichole Rodriguez (MBNMS)
3:55 PM Standing Item: Advisory Council Member Announcements Brian Nelson (Chair)
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 Nichole Rodriguez at (831) 647-4206 or by email.

Directions:

From the North – Highway 1 Option:
Follow Highway 1 South. Once in Monterey, take exit 402B to merge onto Del Monte Avenue toward Pacific Grove. At the Del Monte Avenue/Washington Street/Lighthouse Avenue intersection, take a slight left to stay on Del Monte Avenue. Monterey Conference Center will be on the right two blocks down.

From the South – Highway 1 Option:
Follow Highway 1 North. Once in Monterey, take exit 399B toward Monterey. Continue onto Munras Avenue. Turn left onto Soledad Drive then right onto Pacific Street. Follow Pacific Street for 1.2 miles then turn right onto W. Franklin Street and left at the 2nd cross street onto Alvarado Street. Monterey Conference Center will be straight ahead one block down.

From the South – Highway 101 Option::
Follow Highway 101 North. Once in Salinas, use the left lane to take the Abbott Street exit. Continue onto Abbott Street. Turn left onto Harris Road then continue onto Spreckels Blvd. Merge onto CA-68 W. Once in Monterey, follow signs for CA-1 S/CA-68 W. Take exit 401A toward Monterey. Turn right onto Camino Aguajito and left onto Del Monte Avenue. At the Del Monte Avenue/Washington Street/Lighthouse Avenue intersection, take a slight left to stay on Del Monte Avenue. Monterey Conference Center will be on the right two blocks down.

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Files

MBNMS Permit Report (89K PDF*) PDF
MBNMS Office Report (457K PDF*) PDF
Conservation Working Group Meeting Notes (K PDF*)  
Research Activity Panel Meeting Notes (125K PDF*) 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.