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CALIFORNIA MLPA INITIATIVE

CALIFORNIA MARINE LIFE PROTECTION ACT INITIATIVE

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Science Advisory Team, Draft Meeting Agenda: November 13, 2007

(Revised November 12, 2007)

Tuesday, November 13, 2007
9:30 a.m.

Best Western Lighthouse Hotel *
105 Rockaway Beach Avenue
Pacifica, CA 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 attend the meeting in person or view and listen to the meeting via simultaneous webcasting on the Internet, and may view an archived version approximately two days after the meeting. Please visit the MLPA Meetings page at www.dfg.ca.gov/mlpa/meetings.asp for more information.

Public participation: The public will be invited by the co-chairs to offer comments on the agenda action items. General comments on the MLPA Initiative and the work of the MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team, not directed to specific agenda items, will be taken at approximately 12:40 p.m.

 

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Meeting Objectives

 

Meeting Agenda

(note that the SAT will break for lunch at approximately 12:00 noon)

1. Welcome, introductions, and review of agenda

2. Updates (Attachments 1-3)

3. Science questions (Attachments 4-5 and Handouts A-B)

    A.   Report on new questions and initial drafts of responses

    B.   Review and potentially adopt outstanding responses to previous sets of science questions

Questions From Public        Adoption

4. Evaluation process for draft options for MPA arrays and draft external MPA proposals (Attachment 6 and Handouts C-D)

    A.   Overview of draft options for MPA arrays (developed by regional stakeholder work groups) and draft external MPA proposals (developed external to the work group process) Mary Gleason

    B.   Discussion of levels of protection Mark Carr

    C.   Discussion of habitat representation Pete Raimondi

    D.   Discussion of size and spacing evaluation Steve Gaines

    E.   Discuss evaluation of protection of foraging, breeding, rearing areas Sarah Allen and Gerry McChesney

    F.   Discussion of socioeconomic evaluation Astrid Scholz

    G.   Discussion with stakeholder panel regarding draft options for MPA arrays and draft MPA proposals

5. Parallel processes assessment (Handouts E-F)

  1. Report from parallel processes work group on results of modeling MPA arrays Ray Hilborn
  2. Report from parallel processes work group on socioeconomic models Astrid Scholz

6. Presenting evaluations to the MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force and North Central Coast Regional Stakeholder Group

  1. Discuss and potentially approve initial evaluations of draft options for MPA arrays and draft external MPA proposals
  2. Discuss how to prepare and present evaluations to the blue ribbon task force
  3. Discuss how to provide feedback to the north central coast regional stakeholder group

7. Wrap up and next steps

Public Comments

8. Adjourn

 

Attachments

  1. SAT October 1, 2007 meeting summary
  2. List of Species Likely to Benefit from Marine Protected Areas in the MLPA North Central Coast Study Region (adopted October 1, 2007)
  3. November 1, 2007 memo from the California Department of Fish and Game regarding special closures as they apply to the Marine Life Protection Act
  4. Draft Responses to Science Questions Posed by the NCCRSG at its July 10-11, 2007 Meeting (revised November 5, 2007)
  5. Draft Responses to Science Questions Posed by Santi Roberts/Oceana in a Letter Dated September 10, 2007 (revised November 5, 2007)
  6. Descriptions of draft options for MPA arrays EA, EB, JA, JB, TA and TB, and draft external MPA proposals A, B, C and D
  7. PowerPoint presentation: Ocean Patterns (John Largier, Bodega Marine Laboratory)

 

Handouts

  1. Draft Responses to Questions Posed at the October 16-17, 2007 Meeting of the North Central Coast Regional Stakeholder Group (revised November 9, 2007)
  2. Draft Work Group Responses to Science Questions Posed by the NCCRSG at its August 22-23, 2007 Meeting (revised November 9, 2007)
  3. PowerPoint presentation: Overview of Draft Options for MPA Arrays and First Draft Proposals (Mary Gleason, MLPA Initiative)
  4. Draft MLPA Evaluation Methods for MPA Proposals
  5. Overview of modeling approaches for parallel approaches work group
  6. PowerPoint presentation: Reviewing Stakeholder Proposals Using Models (Ray Hilborn, MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team, Parallel Approaches Work Group)