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Blue Ribbon Task Force, Draft Meeting Agenda: April 22-23, 2008

(revised April 18, 2008)

Tuesday, April 22, 2008
9:30 a.m.
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
8:30 a.m.

Embassy Suites Hotel
101 McInnis Parkway
San Rafael, California, 94903

Note: The MLPA North Central Coast Regional Stakeholder Group will meet on Tuesday, April 22 with the MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force.

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 to offer comments on agenda items throughout the meeting.

  • 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 immediately after lunch on Tuesday, April 22, 2008 at approximately 1:00 p.m. Speaker cards are requested and may be found at the entrance to the room.
  • Public comment on the north central coast marine protected area proposals will be taken at the end of agenda item #6; if necessary, public comment will be taken again at 7:00 p.m. Speaker cards are requested and may be found at the entrance to the room.

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Meeting Objectives

Meeting Agenda: Wednesday, April 23, 2008

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

Welcome - 8:30 a.m.
Susan Golding

8. MLPA North Central Coast Study Region

Motion and Vote

  1. Process considerations for the task force
  2. Discussion among BRTF members about NCCRSG MPA proposals and recommendations to the California Fish and Game Commission
  3. Identify proposals and recommendations for the north central coast to forward to the California Fish and Game Commission, including a preferred alternative

9. 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

10. MLPA Central Coast Study Region
Update on implementing the central coast MPAs
Susan Ashcraft

Adjourn

Attachments

  1. Areas of Special Biological Significance (ASBSs) within the Marine Life Protection Act North Central Coast Study Region, reasons for designation and unique features, January 28, 2008 (State Water Resources Control Board)
  2. PowerPoint presentation: Water Quality along the North Central Coast (Dominic Gregorio, State Water Resources Control Board and MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team)
  3. Percentage of study region area charts by proposed designation and SAT-assigned levels of protection for Proposal 0 (existing MPAs) and NCCRSG proposals 1-3, 2-XA and 4
  4. Areas of overlap among NCCRSG MPA proposals 1-3, 2-XA and 4
  5. Staff summaries of proposal areas, habitats and MPAs for Proposal 0 (Existing MPAs), NCCRSG MPA Proposal 1-3, NCCRSG MPA Proposal 2-XA and NCCRSG MPA Proposal 4
  6. One page summary maps for Proposal 0 (Existing MPAs), NCCRSG MPA Proposal 1-3, NCCRSG MPA Proposal 2-XA and NCCRSG MPA Proposal 4
  7. Draft MPA proposal descriptions generated by NCCRSG work groups, including information on individual MPA designations, proposed regulations, regional goals and objectives addressed, specific MPA objectives, and comments (includes proposed fate of existing MPAs)
  8. Side-by-side comparison of geographies and proposed regulations for NCCRSG MPA proposals 1-3, 2-XA and 4, and Proposal 0 (existing MPAs)
  9. Summary of MLPA Guidelines and MPA Proposal Evaluation Approaches, February 1, 2008
  10. Methods Used to Evaluate Draft MPA Proposals in the North Central Coast Study Region, March 31, 2008 revised draft in track changes format
  11. MLPA Initiative staff memo regarding the evaluation of NCCRSG MPA proposals relative to MLPA Goal 3, April 14, 2008
  12. Evaluations of Benefits to Seabirds and Waterfowl from Proposed Marine Protected Areas and Special Closures in the MLPA North Central Coast Study Region, April 7, 2008 (Gerard J. McChesney, MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team)
  13. Evaluation of Potential Benefits to Marine Mammals from Proposed Marine Protected Areas in the MLPA North Central Coast Study Region, April 14, 2008 (Sarah Allen, MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team)
  14. Summary of potential impacts of the March 2008 MPA proposals on commercial and recreational fisheries in the North Central Coast Study Region, Final Draft April 16, 2008 (Ecotrust)
  15. Evaluation of the Potential Impact MPA Proposals May Pose for Abalone Management and Abalone Recreational Fisheries in the MLPA North Central Coast Study Region, April 14, 2008 (California Department of Fish and Game)
  16. Spatially Explicit Models to Support Evaluation and Revision of Marine Protected Area Proposals, April 18, 2008 (MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team)
  17. California Department of Fish and Game memo regarding comments on the NCCRSG MPA proposals (includes feasibility analysis and goals and objectives analysis)
  18. Regional goals and objectives as adopted by the MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force on February 14, 2008
  19. Maps depicting some important tribal use areas for Native American tribes in the MLPA North Central Coast Study Region