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CANCELLED Sanctuary Advisory Council Meeting Agenda
April 17th, 2020

Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
Advisory Council Meeting


CANCELLED DUE TO SHELTER–IN–PLACE ORDERS
in accordance with local, state, and federal guidance, the meeting has been cancelled to limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19)


CANCELLED AGENDA ITEMS

Standard Reports from Staff and AC Members

   
MBNMS Permit Report (51K PDF*) PDF
MBNMS Office Report (688K PDF*) PDF
Conservation Working Group Meeting Notes (K PDF*)  
Research Activity Panel Meeting Notes (K PDF*)  
Advisory Council Member Announcements (215K PDF*) PDF
Superintendent’s Report to the Advisory Council (63K PDF*) PDF

 



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.