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Blue Ribbon Task Force, Draft Meeting Agenda: February 13-14, 2008

(revised February 12, 2008)

Wednesday, February 13, 2008
10:00 a.m.

Best Western Lighthouse Hotel*
105 Rockaway Beach Avenue
Pacifica, California 94044

* 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 916.653.5656.

Members of the public are invited to view or listen to the meeting via simultaneous webcasting on the Internet. Please visit the MLPA website at www.dfg.ca.gov/mlpa/meetings.asp for more information.

Public participation: The public will be invited by the chair at several points in the meeting to offer comments on agenda items. General comments on the MLPA Initiative and the work of the MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force, not directed to specific agenda items, will be taken Thursday, February 14, 2008 at approximately 1:00 p.m.  Speaker cards will be requested and may be found at the entrance to the room.

Briefing documents and meeting presentations/handouts: Please note that task force 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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Wednesday, February 13

 
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Meeting Objectives

Meeting Agenda

Note: the task force and commission will break for lunch at approximately 12:15 p.m.

Welcome and Introductions: 10:00 a.m.
Richard Rogers, President, California Fish and Game Commission
Susan Golding, Chair, MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force

1. Summary of the MLPA Initiative process and planning on the north central coast [Attachments 1, 2; Handouts A-C]
Ken Wiseman, Executive Director, MLPA Initiative
Scott McCreary, Ph.D., Co-facilitator, CONCUR, Inc.

  1. Setting the decision-making context for the north central coast process
  2. Update on the activities of the North Central Coast Regional Stakeholder Group
  3. Update on public workshops to review draft marine protected area proposals
  4. Update on the activities of the Statewide Interests Group

Public Comment

2. Overview of draft MPA proposals developed by both work groups of the regional stakeholder group and a group external to that process [Attachments 3-6; Handout D]
Dr. Mary Gleason, Principal Planner, MLPA Initiative

3. Update on the activities of the Master Plan Science Advisory Team (SAT) and methods for evaluating MPA proposals [Attachments 7, 8; Handouts E-H]

  1. Update on SAT activities
    Dr. Mary Gleason, Principal Planner, MLPA Initiative
  2. Presentation of staff methods for evaluating MPA proposals
    Dr. Mary Gleason
  3. Presentation of SAT methods for evaluating MPA proposals
    Dr. Steve Gaines of the MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team
  4. Presentation of methods for other analyses of MPA proposals
    Susan Ashcraft, Marine Protected Areas Supervisor, California Department of Fish and Game

Public Comment

4. Presentation by the California Department of Fish and Game on the feasibility criteria and analysis [Handouts I, J]
Susan Ashcraft, Marine Protected Areas Supervisor, California Department of Fish and Game

5. Update on the California State Interagency Coordinating Committee for Marine Managed Areas [Handout K]

Adjourn

Attachments

  1. Workshop materials distributed at February 4-6, 2008 workshops regarding the draft MPA proposals for the MLPA North Central Coast
  2. Calendar of meetings scheduled for the MLPA North Central Coast Study Region
  3. Side-by-side comparison of geographies and proposed regulations for Proposal 0 (existing MPAs), draft MPA proposals 1, 2, 3, and 4, and Draft External MPA Proposal A.
  4. Staff summaries of draft proposal areas, habitats, and MPAs for Proposal 0 (Existing MPAs, Draft Proposal 1 (EC), Draft Proposal 2 (JD), Draft Proposal 3 (TC), Draft Proposal 4 (JC) and Draft External Proposal A
  5. Percentage of study region area charts by proposed designation and SAT-assigned levels of protection for Proposal 0 (existing MPAs), draft proposals 1-4, and Draft External MPA Proposal A.
  6. Areas of overlap among draft MPA proposals 1-4 and external draft proposal A.
  7. Methods Used to Evaluate Draft MPA Proposals in the North Central Coast Study Region (February 1, 2008 revised draft)
  8. Summary of potential impacts of the December 2007 MPA proposals on commercial and recreational fisheries in the North Central Coast Study Region (January 22, 2008 Ecotrust)

Handouts

  1. PowerPoint presentation: A Decision Context MPA Proposals for the North Central Coast Study Region (Ken Wiseman, MLPA Initiative)
    Slides | Handouts
  2. California Marine Life Protection Act
  3. PowerPoint presentation: Status of the North Central Coast Regional Stakeholder Group Process (Scott McCreary, Concur, Inc.)
    Slides | Handouts
  4. PowerPoint presentation: Overview of Draft MPA Proposals for the MLPA North Central Coast Study Region (Dr. Mary Gleason, MLPA Initiative)
    Slides | Handouts
  5. PowerPoint presentation: Master Plan Science Advisory Team (SAT) Activities (Dr. Mary Gleason, MLPA Initiative)
    Slides | Handouts
  6. PowerPoint presentation: Staff Methods for Evaluating Draft Marine Protected Area Proposals (Dr. Mary Gleason, MLPA Initiative)
    Slides | Handouts
  7. PowerPoint presentation: Science Guidelines and Evaluation Methods for the North Central Coast Study Region (Dr. Steve Gaines, MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team)
    Slides | Handouts
  8. PowerPoint presentation regarding socioeconomic analyses of north central coast draft MPA proposals (Susan Ashcraft, California Department of Fish and Game)
  9. PowerPoint presentation regarding the California Department of Fish and Game feasibility criteria and analysis (Susan Ashcraft, California Department of Fish and Game)
  10. California Department of Fish and Game memo regarding an update of the feasibility criteria for analyzing siting alternatives during the second phase of the MLPA Initiative
  11. California Marine Managed Areas Improvement Act