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Wednesday, June 11, 2008
9:00 a.m.
Clarion Hotel *
700 - 16th Street
Sacramento, California 95814

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Meeting Objectives

Meeting Agenda

 Welcome and Introductions
Richard Rogers, President, California Fish and Game Commission
Honorable Susan Golding, Chair, MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force

1.  Integrated Preferred Alternative Recommended by the MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force and MPA Proposals Developed by the North Central Coast Regional Stakeholder Group

  1.  Review of the decision-making context for the north central coast process [Handout A]
    Ken Wiseman, Executive Director, MLPA Initiative
  2.  Update on the activities of the MLPA North Central Coast Regional Stakeholder Group
    Dr. Scott McCreary, Principal, CONCUR, Inc.
  3.  Update on the activities of the MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team [Attachment 1; Handout B]
    Dr. Mary Gleason, Principal Planner, MLPA Initiative
  4.  Introduction of the Integrated Preferred Alternative and overview of marine protected area proposals [Attachments 2-8; Handout C]
    Honorable Susan Golding and Dr. Mary Gleason
  5. Evaluations of NCCRSG MPA Proposals [Attachment 9]
    1.  Presentation of MLPA Initiative staff evaluations of MPA proposals [Attachment 10; Handout D] Dr. Mary Gleason
    2.  Presentation of SAT habitat representation, habitat replication, size/spacing, birds and mammals evaluations [Attachments 11-13; Handout E]
      Dr. Mark Carr, MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team
    3.  Presentation of SAT commercial and recreational fishing evaluations [Attachment 14; Handout F]
      Dr. Astrid Scholz, MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team
    4.  Presentation of SAT models and modeling results [Attachment 15; Handout G]
      Dr. Eric Bjorkstedt, MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team
    5.  Presentation of California Department of Fish and Game evaluation of potential impacts to abalone, and feasibility of MPA proposals and their prospects to achieve the goals of the MLPA [Attachments 16-20; Handout H]
      Susan Ashcraft, MPAs Supervisor, California Department of Fish and Game

 General Public Comment

Adjourn

Attachments

  1. Methods Used to Evaluate MPA Proposals in the North Central Coast Study Region, May 30, 2008 [NCC Transmission Binder 2, Document B]
  2. Percentage of study region area charts by proposed designation and SAT-assigned levels of protection for the Integrated Preferred Alternative, Proposal 0 (existing MPAs) and NCCRSG proposals 1-3, 2-XA and 4 [NCC Transmission Binder 4, Document C]
  3. Side-by-side comparison of MPA proposals (maps and regulations) for the Integrated Preferred Alternative, Proposal 0 (Existing MPAs), and NCCRSG MPA proposals 1-3, 2-XA and 4 [NCC Transmission Binder 4, Document D]
  4. MPA Proposal 0 (existing MPAs): Staff summary of existing areas, habitats and MPAs, and one page summary map [NCC Transmission Binder 4, Document E]
  5. MPA Proposal 1-3: One page overview map; staff summary of proposal areas, habitats and MPAs; MPA proposal description (including information on individual MPA designations, proposed regulations, regional goals and objectives addressed, specific MPA objectives, recommended special closures, and proposed fate of existing MPAs); and subregion maps of MPAs and special closures [NCC Transmission Binder 4, Document F]
  6. MPA Proposal 2-XA: One page overview map; staff summary of proposal areas, habitats and MPAs; MPA proposal description (including information on individual MPA designations, proposed regulations, regional goals and objectives addressed, specific MPA objectives, recommended special closures, and proposed fate of existing MPAs); and subregion maps of MPAs and special closures [NCC Transmission Binder 4, Document G]
  7. MPA Proposal 4: One page overview map; staff summary of proposal areas, habitats and MPAs; MPA proposal description (including information on individual MPA designations, proposed regulations, regional goals and objectives addressed, specific MPA objectives, recommended special closures, and proposed fate of existing MPAs); and subregion maps of MPAs and special closures [NCC Transmission Binder 4, Document H]
  8. MPA Proposal Integrated Preferred Alternative (IPA): One page overview map; staff summary of proposal areas, habitats and MPAs; MPA proposal description (including information on individual MPA designations, proposed regulations, regional goals and objectives addressed, specific MPA objectives, recommended special closures, and proposed fate of existing MPAs); and subregion maps of MPAs and special closures [NCC Transmission Binder 4, Document I]
  9. Summary of MLPA Guidelines and MPA Proposal Evaluation Approaches, February 1, 2008 [NCC Transmission Binder 4, Document K]
  10. MLPA Initiative staff memo regarding the evaluation of NCCRSG MPA proposals relative to MLPA Goal 3, June 5, 2008 [NCC Transmission Binder 4, Document R]
  11. Summary of SAT Habitat Representation, Habitat Replication, and Size and Spacing Analyses of the North Central Coast Study Region MPA Proposals, May 22, 2008 [NCC Transmission Binder 4, Document L]
  12. Evaluations of Benefits to Seabirds and Waterfowl from Proposed Marine Protected Areas and Special Closures in the MLPA North Central Coast Study Region, May 16, 2008 (Gerard J. McChesney, MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team) [NCC Transmission Binder 4, Document M]
  13. Evaluation of Potential Benefits to Marine Mammals from Proposed Marine Protected Areas in the MLPA North Central Coast Study Region, May 18, 2008 (Sarah Allen, MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team) [NCC Transmission Binder 4, Document N]
  14. Summary of potential impacts of the April 2008 MPA proposals on commercial and recreational fisheries in the North Central Coast Study Region, May 13, 2008 (Ecotrust) [NCC Transmission Binder 4, Document O]
  15. Spatially Explicit Models to Support Evaluation and Revision of Marine Protected Area Proposals, May 27, 2008 (MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team) [NCC Transmission Binder 4, Document Q]
  16. Evaluation of the Potential Impact MPA Proposals May Pose for Abalone Management and Abalone Recreational Fisheries in the MLPA North Central Coast Study Region, May XX, 2008 (California Department of Fish and Game) [NCC Transmission Binder 4, Document P]
  17. Summary of Marine Protected Area Proposal Analyses ' Joint California Fish and Game Commission & Blue Ribbon Task Force Meeting (California Department of Fish and Game, June 11, 2008) [NCC Transmission Binder 4, Document S]
  18. Feasibility Analysis Summary for the Blue Ribbon Task Force Integrated Preferred Alternative (California Department of Fish and Game, June 11, 2008) [NCC Transmission Binder 4, Document T]
  19. Evaluation of the goals and objectives for the Marine Protected Area (MPA) Proposals Advanced by the Blue Ribbon task Force (California Department of Fish and Game, June 11, 2008) [NCC Transmission Binder 4, Document U]
  20. Regional goals and objectives as adopted by the MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force on February 14, 2008 [NCC Transmission Binder 4, Document A]

Handouts

  1. PowerPoint presentation: A Decision Context ' Developing a Recommendation for the North Central Coast Study Region (Ken Wiseman, MLPA Initiative)
  2. PowerPoint presentation: Update on Master Plan Science Advisory Team (SAT) Activities (Dr. Mary Gleason, MLPA Initiative)
  3. PowerPoint presentation: Overview of North Central Coast MPA Proposals and Recommended Integrated Preferred Alternative (Dr. Mary Gleason, MLPA Initiative)
  4. PowerPoint presentation: Staff Evaluations of North Central Coast MPA Proposals and the Integrated Preferred Alternative (Dr. Mary Gleason, MLPA Initiative)
  5. PowerPoint presentation: SAT evaluations of MPA proposals and the Integrated Preferred Alternative for the North Central Coast Study Region (Dr. Mark Carr, MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team)
  6. PowerPoint presentation: Summary of Maximum Potential Impacts of NCCRSG MPA Proposals and the Integrated Preferred Alternative on Commercial and Recreational Fisheries DRAFT (Dr. Astrid Scholz, Ecotrust)
  7. PowerPoint presentation: Model-based evaluation of proposed MPAs: north central California coast (Dr. Eric Bjorkstedt, MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team)
  8. PowerPoint presentation: Evaluation of the Potential Impact MPA Proposals May Pose for Recreational Abalone Fisheries and Abalone Management in the MLPA North Central coast Study Region (Susan Ashcraft, California Department of Fish and Game)