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MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team
Draft Meeting Agenda: November 12, 2008

(revised November 7, 2008)

Wednesday, November 12, 2008
9:30 a.m. (until approximately 5:30 p.m.)
Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel*
6101 West Century Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90045

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* 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the meeting in person or view and listen to the meeting via simultaneous webcasting on the Internet, and may view an archived version approximately two days after the meeting.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 website at www.dfg.ca.gov/mlpa/meetings_sc.asp for more information. Meeting materials will not be provided at the meeting but will be posted to the MLPA website as soon as they become available.

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 Master Plan Science Advisory Team (SAT), not directed to specific agenda items, will be taken after lunch at approximately 1:25 p.m. Note that the general comment period is for public comment specific to the MLPA SAT; 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

Meeting Agenda

Note: Public comment will be taken immediately after lunch at approximately 1:25 p.m.

1.  Welcome, Introductions and Review of Agenda

 Motion and Vote to Approve Agenda 

2.  Updates [Attachment 1]

3.  California Fish and Game Commission Request Regarding the Northern Channel Islands

  1.  Northern Channel Islands portion of evaluation of existing marine protected areas
  2.  Connectivity between the mainland and islands
  3.  Discuss presentation of information to the California Fish and Game Commission

 Motion and Vote

 Motion and  Vote 

4.  Size and Spacing Guidelines for Marine Protected Areas in the MLPA South Coast Study Region

  1.  Discuss size and spacing guidelines and application to the study region
  2.  Update from oceanographic workshop

5.  Bioregions in the MLPA South Coast Study Region [Attachment 2 ]

  1.  Update from the bioregions work group
  2.  Discuss habitat replication within bioregions
  3.  Potentially adopt suggested bioregions and guidance for replication

 Motion and Vote 

6.  Key and Unique Habitats in the MLPA South Coast Study Region [Attachment 3 ]

  1.  Update from the key and unique habitats work group
  2.  Discuss and potentially adopt draft list of key and unique habitats
  3. Discuss implications for evaluation methods

7.  Restored Habitats in the MLPA South Coast Study Region [Attachment 4 ]

  1.  Receive update from the work group
  2.  Discuss projects and structures that affect habitat

8.  Levels of Protection in the MLPA South Coast Study Region

  1.  Update from the levels of protection work group
  2.  Discuss criteria and methods used in establishing levels of protection

9.  Draft List of Species Likely to Benefit from Marine Protected Areas in the MLPA South Coast Study Region [Attachment 5 ]

  1.  Update from the species likely to benefit work group
  2.  Discuss and potentially adopt criteria used to develop list of species

10.  Proposed Presentations to the MLPA South Coast Regional Stakeholder Group

  1.  Adult movements and larval transport
  2.  Habitats in the MLPA South Coast Study Region

 Motion and Vote

11.  Wrap up and Next Steps

Adjourn

Attachments

  1. Draft form for reporting ex parte communication
  2. Draft Analysis of Biogeographical Subregions in the MLPA South Coast Study Region (Revised November 7, 2008)
  3. Draft Key and Unique Habitats in the MLPA South Coast Study Region (November 6, 2008)
  4. Draft Background Information for Discussion of Projects and Artificial Structures that Affect Habitats in the MLPA South Coast Study Region (November 4, 2008)
  5. Draft Criteria for the List of Species Likely to Benefit from Marine Protected Areas in the MLPA South Coast Study Region (November 5, 2008)