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Potentially approve the methods used to evaluate marine protected area (MPA) proposals in the south coast study region
Potentially approve the document describing the historical record of the MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team for the MLPA South Coast Study Region
Review, discuss and potentially approve the scientific assessment of options being considered by the MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force
Meeting Agenda - November 9, 2009
Note: The SAT is expected to complete its work before lunch.
Welcome, Introductions and Review of Agenda
II. Marine Protected Area Science Guidelines and Evaluations
Review of SAT MPA Evaluation Methods Used in the South Coast Study Region Potential SAT Action: Approve the methods used to evaluate MPA proposals in the south coast study region
Motion and Vote
Motion and Vote
Scientific Assessment of MPA Options Being Considered by the MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force Potential Action: Approve the scientific assessment of options being considered by the MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force
III. South Coast SAT History
Historical Record of the SAT Process in the MLPA South Coast Study Region Potential Action: Approve the document describing historical record of the Marine Life Protection Act Master Plan Science Advisory Team for the South Coast Study Region