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

(revised February 7, 2008)
Thursday, February 14, 2008
8:30 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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Thursday, February 14

 
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Meeting Objectives

Meeting Agenda

Note: the task force will break for lunch at approximately 12:00 noon.

Welcome and Introductions: 8:30 a.m.
Susan Golding, Chair, MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force

1. MLPA North Central Coast Study Region [Attachments 1-4]

  1. Review, discuss and potentially adopt final regional goals and objectives for the north central coast study region. Melissa Miller-Henson, Program Manager, MLPA Initiative Motion and Vote
  2. Process considerations for the task force
    Scott McCreary, Ph.D., Co-facilitator, CONCUR, Inc.
  3. Presentation of draft MPA proposals 1-4, Draft External Proposal A, and staff evaluations of draft proposals
    Dr. Mary Gleason, Principal Planner, MLPA Initiative
  4. Presentation of SAT evaluations of draft MPA proposals
    Dr. Steve Gaines of the MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team
  5. Presentation of socioeconomic evaluations of draft MPA proposals
    Sarah Kruse, Ecotrust
  6. Presentation of abalone evaluation and California Department of Fish and Game feasibility analysis
    Susan Ashcraft, Marine Protected Areas Supervisor, California Department of Fish and Game
  7. Update on the consideration of special closures by the MLPA North Central Coast Regional Stakeholder Group
  8. Stakeholder panel presentation and discussion of draft MPA proposals
  9. Discussion of ideas, suggestions and feedback on the draft MPA proposals, and potentially determine which levels of protection will be considered in the evaluation process

Motion and Vote

Motion and Vote

Public Comment

2. Planning and Resources
Update on MLPA Initiative staffing and budget, and planning for future study regions. Potentially approve additional staffing and resource needs for the initiative in the current phase and for completing other MLPA study regions
Ken Wiseman, Executive Director, MLPA Initiative

3. MLPA Central Coast Study Region and Master Plan for MPAs [Attachment 5]

  1. Update on implementing the central coast MPAs
    Susan Ashcraft
  2. Update on revising the California MLPA Master Plan for Marine Protected Areas
    MLPA Initiative staff

4. Implementation of the Marine Life Protection Act
Further discuss specific actions the MLPA Initiative and Blue Ribbon Task Force may take to assist the state in implementing the Marine Life Protection Act

Adjourn


Attachments
  1. Key outcomes memoranda from the fifth (November 28, 2007) and sixth (December 11-12, 2007) meetings of the MLPA North Central Coast Regional Stakeholder Group
  2. Descriptions of 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, generated by staff, NCCRSG work groups and proponent of draft external proposal, including information on individual MPA designations, proposed regulations, regional goals and objectives addressed, specific MPA objectives, and comments (includes proposed fate of existing MPAs)
  3. MLPA Initiative Staff evaluation of MLPA Goal 3
  4. Methods Used to Evaluate Draft MPA Proposals in the North Central Coast Study Region (February 1, 2008 revised draft IN TRACK CHANGES FORMAT)
  5. Revised draft California Marine Life Protection Act Master Plan for Marine Protected Areas (January 2008, in track changes format)
  6. Key outcomes memoranda from the first (December 7, 2007) and second (January 17, 2008) MLPA Statewide Interests Group meetings

Handouts

  1. Letter from Cheri A. Recchia, Director, California Marine Protected Areas Monitoring Enterprise regarding the north central coast provisional goals and objectives
  2. Provisional regional goals and objectives as adopted by the MLPA North Central Coast Regional Stakeholder Group on October 22, 2007 and provisionally adopted by the MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force on November 19, 2007
  3. PowerPoint presentation: In-depth Comparison of Draft MPA Proposals for the MLPA North Central Coast (Dr. Mary Gleason, MLPA Initiative)
    Slides | Handouts
  4. PowerPoint presentation regarding SAT evaluations of draft MPA proposals for the MLPA North Central Coast Study Region (Dr. Steve Gaines, MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team)
  5. Draft Evaluation of Potential Benefits to Seabirds from Proposed Marine Protected Areas in the MLPA North Central Coast Study Region January 2008 (Gerard J. McChesney, MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team)
  6. Draft Evaluation of Potential Benefits to Marine Mammals from Proposed Marine Protected Areas in the MLPA North Central Coast Study Region January 2008 (Sarah Allen, MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team)
  7. PowerPoint presentation: Summary of Potential Impacts of December 2007 MPA Proposals on Commercial and Recreational Fisheries (Dr. Sarah Kruse, Ecotrust)
    Slides | Handouts
  8. PowerPoint presentation regarding the evaluation of potential impacts of draft MPA proposals on abalone management and recreational fisheries (Susan Ashcraft, California Department of Fish and Game)
  9. Evaluation of the Potential Impact Draft MPA Proposals May Pose for Abalone Management and Abalone Recreational Fisheries (Susan Ashcraft, California Department of Fish and Game)
  10. PowerPoint presentation regarding the DFG feasibility analysis of draft MPA proposals for the north central coast (Susan Ashcraft, California Department of Fish and Game)
  11. California Department of Fish and Game feasibility analysis of Draft MPA Proposals 1-4 and Draft External Proposal A (executive summary)
  12. California Department of Fish and Game memo regarding private land ownership and marine protected areas
  13. MLPA Initiative budget update through February 11, 2008