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CALIFORNIA MLPA INITIATIVE

 

CALIFORNIA MARINE LIFE PROTECTION ACT INITIATIVE

MASTER PLAN SCIENCE ADVISORY TEAM (SAT)

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Science Advisory Team, Draft Meeting Agenda: January 23, 2008 Annotated

(Revised January 17, 2008)

Wednesday, January 23, 2008
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the meeting in person or view and listen to the meeting via simultaneous webcasting on the Internet, and may view an archived version approximately two days after the meeting.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 agenda action items. General comments on the work of the MLPA SAT, not directed to specific agenda items, will be taken after lunch at approximately 1:00 p.m. Note that the general comment period is for public comment specific to the MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team; comments related to the regional stakeholder group, task force or other MLPA Initiative activities should be directed to those bodies or MLPA staff.

 

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Meeting Objectives

  • Review and potentially approve evaluation methods for MPA proposals
  • Review, discuss, and potentially approve evaluations of draft MPA proposals
  • Receive report from modeling work group and potentially approve parallel approach(es) for use in the MLPA North Central Coast Study Region and/or future study regions
  • Review, discuss, and potentially approve responses to science questions

 

Meeting Agenda

(note that the SAT will break for lunch at approximately 12:15 p.m.)

1. Welcome, introductions, and review of agenda [15 minutes- Steven Morgan and Mark Carr]

2. Updates (Attachment 1) [5 minutes - Melissa Miller-Henson, MLPA timeline]

3. Evaluation methods for north central coast draft MPA proposals (Attachments 2-4) [1 hour 40 min, approx 10-12 mins each topic]

  • Review, discuss and potentially approve evaluation methods for MPA proposals in the north central coast 1hr
  1. Levels of Protection [potential revisions]

a. Salmon trolling [Mark Carr]

  • present 3 voting options

Motion and Vote

Motion and Vote

Motion and Vote

Motion and Vote

b. Mariculture [Steven Morgan - discuss and assign LOP for MPAs that allow mariculture]

Motion and Vote

Motion and Vote

Motion and Vote

Motion and Vote

Motion and Vote

c. Shorefishing [Mark Carr (consideration of Fitzgerald data and CRFS tables) - discuss issue and potentially select different LOP]

d. Crab [Steven Morgan (handout on impacts of selective harvesting) - discuss issue and potentially select different LOP]

e. Halibut fishing [Mark Carr - discuss issue and potentially select different LOP]

f. Stripped Bass

Motion and Vote

    2.   Accept changes to SAT methods in highlighted track changes version of methods document.

[Project on-screen the LOP discussion topics document, take public comment, and take a vote on any items requiring one]

4. Evaluations of draft MPA proposals [1 hour 5 minutes before lunch, 40 minutes after lunch]

  • Review, discuss and potentially approve evaluations of draft MPA proposals for the north central coast
  1. Overview of draft proposals [5 mins - Mary Gleason presentation of area histograms and where to find eval materials on website]
  2. Discussion of habitat representation and replication [20 mins discussion + 10 mins questions - Mark Carr - includes LOP, linear habitat measures]
  3. Discussions of size and spacing [20 mins discussion + 10 min questions - Steve Gaines]

Lunch [40 minutes]

Public Comment [40 minutes]

4. (Continued) Evaluation of draft MPA proposals [40 mins]

  1. Discussion of birds and mammals evaluation [15 mins + 5 for questions - Gerry McChesney and Sarah Allen]
  2. Update on socioeconomic evaluation [5 mins - Susan Ashcraft]
   B.    Evaluation timeline and presentations to the MLPA North Central Coast Regional Stakeholder Group and Blue Ribbon Task Force

Motion and Vote

[15 mins - Action items: voting to approve evaluation and forwarding it to BRTF/RSG, and identifiying who from SAT will present at BRTF and RSG mtgs]

5. Modeling work group (Attachment 5) [2 hours]

  • Equilibrium Delay-difference Optimization Model – Chris Costello [20 minutes on model evaluation results; 10 minutes for clarifying questions]
  • Population Sustainability and Yield Model – Dr. Loo Botsford (University of California, Davis) [20 minutes on model evaluation results; 10 minutes for clarifying questions]
  • Discuss and potentially approve parallel approach(es) for use in the MLPA North Central Coast Study Region and/or future study regions [60 mins - Steve Gaines to lead discussion]

Motion and Vote

[Action Items: Take public comment and vote on document if ready]

6. Science questions (Attachments 6-7) [45 minutes - Vasques, who can propose to set up conference call if time runs out. All responses went out before meeting including response to question 9 from October RSG mtg. Take public comment at end before approving all outstanding responses together]

  • Report on new questions and drafts of responses
  • Review and potentially approve responses to outstanding science questions

[Action item: Potential approval of outstanding science questions]

7. Adjourn

 

Attachments

  1. Calendar of MLPA Initiative meetings, revised January 17, 2007
  2. Methods Used to Evaluate Draft MPA Proposals in the North Central Coast Study Region (January 16, 2008 revised draft)
  3. Cover memo and data summaries to support discussion of Draft MLPA Evaluation Methods for MPA Proposals
    1. Memo regarding CRFS data and summary of commercial passenger fishing vessel (CPFV) logbook data
    2. Summary of commercial passenger fishing vessel (CPFV) trip counts
    3. Rockfish bycatch report from the National Marine Fisheries Service
    4. Memo regarding shorefishing, Moss Beach fishing records draft analysis and summary charts, and summary of reported and estimated catch from shore based fishing modes
  4. Additional data to support discussion of Draft MLPA Evaluation Methods for MPA Proposals
    1. Draft Data Summary: Proportion of Recreational and Commercial Salmon Fishing Grounds by Depth Strata
    2. Further analysis of salmon associated catch
    3. Potential Impacts of Sex- and Size-Selective Harvesting in Crab Populations
    4. Potential Impacts of Mariculture Activities in the MLPA North Central Coast Study Region
  5. Parallel processes fact sheets
    1. Draft Layperson’s Guide to Interpreting UC Davis Model (Population Sustainability and Yield Model)
    2. Draft Layperson’s Guide to Interpreting EDOM Model (Equilibrium Delay-difference Optimization Model)
  6. Cover memo and draft responses to science questions
    1. Draft Responses to Questions Posed at the October 16-17, 2007 NCCRSG Meeting (revised January 3, 2008)
    2. Draft Work Group Responses to Science Questions Posed at the November 28, 2007 NCCRSG meeting (revised January 3, 2008)
    3. Draft Responses to Science Questions Posed by the NCCRSG at its December 11-12, 2007 Meeting (revised December 31, 2007)
  7. Draft Responses to Question #9 Posed at the October 16-17, 2007 Meeting of the North Central Coast Regional Stakeholder Group (January 6, 2008)