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Science Advisory Team, Draft Meeting Agenda: October 1, 2007

(prepared September 19, 2007)

Monday, October 1, 2007
9:30 a.m.
Aviation Library and Museum *
International Terminal
San Francisco International Airport

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Public participation: The public will be invited by the co-chairs to offer comments on the agenda action items. General comments on the MLPA Initiative and the work of the MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team, not directed to specific agenda items, will be taken at approximately 1:00 p.m.


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Meeting Objectives

  • Review, discuss and potentially approve list of key species likely to benefit from MPAs in the MLPA North Central Coast Study Region
  • Review, discuss and potentially approve responses to science questions
  • Review and discuss revised preliminary evaluation of existing north central coast marine protected areas (MPAs)
  • Discuss and potentially approve framework for evaluating MPA proposals based on master plan science guidelines
  • Receive report from work group on parallel approaches to evaluating marine protected area (MPA) proposals and potentially approve parallel approach(es) for use in the MLPA North Central Coast Study Region


Meeting Agenda

1. Welcome, introductions, and review of agenda

2. Updates

3. List of species likely to benefit from MPAs Motion and Vote

4. Science questions Public Comment

5. Preliminary evaluation of existing north central coast MPAs

6. Evaluation framework for MPA proposals Motion and Vote

7. Wrap up and next steps

Public Comment