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DRAFT Sanctuary Advisory Council Virtual Meeting
February 19th, 2021

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Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
Advisory Council Virtual Presentation

This was a web based virtual presentation due to the ongoing precautions related to limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19)

9:00 AM – 1:15 PM
Friday, February 19th, 2021


9:00 AM Call to Order, Webinar Technology Check-in & Roll Call
  • Approval of December 11, 2020 meeting minutes
Dawn Hayes (MBNMS), Brian Nelson (Chair) and Sarah Lopez (Secretary)
  Standard Reports from Staff

MBNMS Permit Report (K PDF*)  
MBNMS Office Report (K PDF*)  
Conservation Working Group Meeting Notes (K PDF*)  
Research Activity Panel Meeting Notes (K PDF*)  
Advisory Council Member Announcements (K PDF*)  
9:15 AM Standing Item: MBNMS Superintendent's Report
A report on important or newsworthy activities conducted by staff since the last AC meeting
Dawn Hayes (MBNMS)
9:45 AM Public Comment for Items Not on the Agenda Brian Nelson (Chair)
10:00 AM

Action Item: MBNMS Advisory Council Charter Revision

The Charter Review Sub-Committee will present recommended and required changes of the Advisory Council Charter.

Nichole Rodriguez (MBNMS) and Brian Nelson (Chair)
10:30 AM

Break (15 minutes)

10:45 AM

Information Item: MBNMS Advisory Council 2021 Work Plan
Review and discuss the draft 2021 work plan.

Nichole Rodriguez (MBNMS)

11:15 AM

Information Item: SAC Challenge
Commercial Fishing


CA Resources Agency

CA State Parks

Brian Nelson (Chair)
12:15 PM Information Item: Management Plan Review

Walk through of characterizing public comment to the published Draft Management Plan and update on the Management Plan process.

Dawn Hayes (MBNMS)
1:15 PM Adjourn  



  • 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 Dawn Hayes at (831) 647-4256 or by email.


Virtual Meeting Directions:

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  1. Register in advance:
  2. This meeting will use GoToWebinar, a multi-platform program that's free to use.
    • The Webinar ID number is 363-628-787.
    • If you are unable to participate online, you can connect to the meeting by phone using (631) 992-3221 and the attendee code is 655-662-459.
  3. You will begin in muted mode, but the meeting moderator can un-mute your connection at appropriate times.
  4. Public Members: To give a public comment, use the "Raise Hand" feature, and when called upon by the meeting moderator you will be un-muted and given 3 minutes for a verbal comment. Public comment will be received during the 15-minute public comment session beginning at 9:45 or during the designated time for each agenda item.
  5. If you have trouble accessing the Webinar, or problems during the session that you are unable to enter into the online Question Box, you can send an email to or call (831) 236-6536


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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