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North Central Coast Regional Stakeholder Group, Proposed Agenda: March 18-19, 2008

(revised March 13, 2008)

March 18 , 2008 (9:00 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.)
March 19, 2008 (8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
Four Points by Sheraton*
1010 Northgate Drive
San Rafael, CA 94903

* This facility is accessible to persons with disabilities. To request reasonable accommodations for a disability, please contact California Relay Service (at least two days prior to the meeting) at 800.735.2929 (TT) or 800.735.2922 (voice) and ask them to contact the California Marine Life Protection Act Initiative at 916.654.1885.

Public participation: Members of the public are invited to attend the meeting in person or view and listen to the meeting via simultaneous webcasting on the Internet; an archived version will be available approximately two days after the meeting. Please visit the Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) website at for more information.

The public will be invited to offer comments on the work of the MLPA North Central Coast Regional Stakeholder Group (NCCRSG) at approximately 1:15 p.m. on March 18 and 8:00 a.m. on March 19.

Briefing documents and meeting presentations/handouts:  Please note that briefing documents are listed at the bottom of the agenda as either attachments (received in advance of the meeting) or handouts (received on the day of the meeting).

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Meeting Objectives


Meeting Agenda: Tuesday, March 18

Note: The NCCRSG will break for lunch at approximately 12:30 p.m.

1. [Plenary] Welcome, introductions, and review of meeting objectives - 9:00 a.m.

2. [Plenary]  Updates - 9:20 a.m.


3. [Work teams] Proposal work teams develop draft final MPA proposals - 9:40 a.m.

4. Public comment - 1:15 p.m.

5. [Plenary] Proposal work teams present draft final proposals; NCCRSG members discuss and suggest revisions - 2:15 p.m.


6. [Plenary] Continue discussion and comments on draft final proposals - 3:30 p.m.

7. [Plenary] Recap and review next steps - 5:30 p.m.

Recess - 5:45 p.m.



  1. March 13, 2008 memo regarding the characterization of potential special closures options by marine bird and mammal disturbance work group members (includes attachment with characterization of options for marine bird and mammal protection areas/special closures)
  2. California Department of Fish and Game memo regarding an update to the Supplement to Evaluation of the Potential Impacts Draft Marine Protected Area Proposals May Pose for Abalone Management and Abalone Recreational Fishery (dated March 3, 2008)