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DRAFT Sanctuary Advisory Council Hybrid Meeting
February 16th, 2024

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Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
Advisory Council Hybrid Meeting

This is a hybrid meeting (in person and virtual) being held a:
Monterey Bay Aquarium Harborview Conference Room
Heritage Harbor Office Park
99 Pacific Street, BLDG 100F
Monterey, CA

9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Friday, February 16th, 2024

DRAFT AGENDA

9:00 AM Call to Order, Webinar Technology Check-in & Roll Call
  • Welcome
  • Community Group Intro from Pamela Neeb Wade
  • Swear In New Members
  • Roll Call
  • Approval of November 2023 meeting minutes
Pamela Neeb Wade (Chair), Sarah Lopez (Secretary), Lisa Wooninck (MBNMS)
  Standard Reports from Staff

MBNMS Permit Report (98K PDF*) PDF
MBNMS Office Report (866K PDF*) PDF
Conservation Working Group Meeting Notes (K PDF*)  
Research Activity Panel Meeting Notes (178K PDF*) PDF
9:30 AM Standing Item: Superintendent's Report
A report on important or newsworthy activities conducted by staff since the last AC meeting
  • MBNMS
  • GFNMS
Lisa Wooninck (MBNMS), Maria Brown (GFNMS)
10:15 AM Information Item: Education and Outreach Team Update PAmity Wood (MBNMS)
10:45 AM Public Comment for Items Not on the Agenda Pamela Neeb Wade (Chair)
11:00 AM Break (15 minutes)  
11:15 AM Rapid Session: Pacific Fisheries Management Council Lisa Wooninck (MBNMS)
11:30 AM Information Item: CA Marine Sanctuary Foundation Update Robert Mazurek (CSF)
12:15 PM Lunch (45 min)  
1:00 PM Information Item: Closed Session DEI Presentation Dr. Linet Mera and Alexis Krohn, The Unconscious Bias Project
2:15 PM Break (15 minutes)  
2:30 PM Information Item: Kelp Overview and Update
AC receives an update on working groups
Andrew DeVogelaere (MBNMS)
3:00 PM Information Item: Update on Pacific Fishery Management Council Process for Deep Sea Coral Restoration Areas
How to provide comment on PFMC’s process
Karen Grimmer (MBNMS)
3:30 PM Member Announcements
Each seat will be provided 3 minutes for reporting, 5 min for working groups
ALL
4:30 PM Adjourn Pamela Neeb Wade (Chair)

 

***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 Haven Parker at (831) 647-4206 or by email.

Directions:


From the North – Highway 1 Option:
From CA–1 S, take exit 402B to merge onto Del Monte Avenue toward Pacific Grove. Take a slight LEFT to stay on Del Monte Avenue. Turn RIGHT toward Pacific Street and take a slight RIGHT to stay on Pacific Street. SEE PARKING INSTRUCTIONS BELOW.

From the North – Highway 101 Option:
From US 101–S, take CA–156 W to CA–1 S. Take exit 402B to merge onto Del Monte Avenue toward Pacific Grove. Take a slight LEFT to stay on Del Monte Avenue. Turn RIGHT toward Pacific Street and take a slight RIGHT to stay on Pacific Street. SEE SEE PARKING INSTRUCTIONS BELOW.

From the South – Highway 1 Option:
From CA–1 N, take exit 399B toward Munras Avenue in Monterey. Turn LEFT on Soledad Drive. Turn RIGHT on Pacific Street. SEE SEE PARKING INSTRUCTIONS BELOW.

From the South – Highway 101 Option:
From US–101 N, take the Abbott Street exit in Salinas. Turn LEFT on Harris Road which turns into Spreckels Blvd. Merge onto CA–68 W. Follow signs for CA–1 S/CA–68 W. Use right two lanes to take exit 401A toward Monterey. Follow signs for Monterey Peninsula College and continue onto Fremont Street. Merge onto Munras Avenue. Turn LEFT on Jefferson Street. SEE PARKING INSTRUCTIONS BELOW.

Parking:
As you proceed down Pacific, turn LEFT onto Scott Street to park in the parking garage, or on the street above Van Buren Street. Heritage Harbor and Building 100 are across Pacific from where you park. You can cross over Pacific using the walkway at the west end of the parking garage, or cross at the intersection of Scott and Pacific.

View Heritage Harbor, Building 100F on a larger map

Virtual Meeting Directions:

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  1. This meeting will use Google Meet, a multi-platform program that's free to use.

    Join with Google Meet

    Meeting ID: shv-uucx-ics
    If you cannot join online, you may call in using:
    (US)+1 337-466-9709‬
    PIN: 130 135 815

  2. You will be asked to enter muted, but with your video on.
  3. Public Members: To give a public comment, use the "Raise Hand" feature, and when called upon by the meeting moderator you will need to unmute and and will be given 3 minutes for a verbal comment. Public comment will be received during the 15-minute public comment session beginning at 12:00 pm or during the designated time for each agenda item.
  4. If you have trouble accessing the Google Meet, or problems during the session that you are unable to enter into the comment box, or just basic questions, you can send an email to haven.parker@noaa.gov or call/text (831) 419-8251.

 

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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