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Wildlife Disturbance – Approach Issues Working Group (AWG)

Issue:

Address approach issues with whales

Main Issue Question:

Is there a need for any regulatory or non-regulatory strategies to address approach/disturbance for whales (Humpback, Gray, Blue, Orca)?

Secondary Question:

How are similar regulations in other places effective?  (e.g.: what were the processes putting them in place, how are they monitored and enforced, who is engaged?)

Working Group Members:

 

Gary Hoffman
Chair
email: gqhwd@yahoo.com

Christina McGinnis
Vice Chair
email: mcginnisce@co.monterey.ca.us

 

Steve Scheiblauer
email: scheibla@ci.monterey.ca.us

Tucker Hirsch
email: tucker.hirsch@gmail.com

 

Paul Reilly
email: paul.reilly@wildlife.ca.gov

Dan Haifley
email: dhaifley@oneillseaodyssey.org

 

PJ Webb
email: pjwebb@inreach.com

 


Schedule of Meetings:

2016

Topic
  July 13th, 2-4pm
MBNMS Office, Monterey
Logistics
  August 31st, 12-2pm
MBNMS Office, Monterey
Identification of issues, questions & speakers
  September 28th, 11:30am-1:30pm
MBNMS Office, Monterey
NOAA Office of Protected Resources
  October 19th, 11:30am-1:30pm
Think Tank Meeting Room, Moss Landing Marine Labs
Marine mammal expert
  November 30th, 2:30pm-4:30pm
MBNMS Office, Monterey
Group discussion
 

December

NO MEETING


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Resource Protection Coordinator
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Monterey, CA 93940
Phone: (831) 647-4201
Fax: (831) 647-4250
email: karen.grimmer@noaa.gov
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