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MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team
Draft Meeting Agenda: January 23 & 27, 2009

(revised January 13, 2009)

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Tuesday, January 27, 2009
9:30 a.m.
Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel*
6101 West Century Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90045

* 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.

Public participation: On January 23 members of the public are invited to listen to the meeting using the toll-free phone number and to watch presentations via the webinar link, or may use the MLPA offices listed above to listen, watch and provide comment. On January 27 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. Both portions of the meeting may be viewed in an archived version approximately two days after the meeting.

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 at approximately 3:05 p.m. on Friday, January 23, 2009 and at approximately 12:45 p.m. on Tuesday, January 27, 2009. Note that the general comment period is for comments 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. Meeting materials will not be provided at the meeting but will be posted to the MLPA website as soon as they are available. This agenda may be found on the MLPA website at www.dfg.ca.gov/mlpa/meetings_sc.asp.

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Meeting Objectives

  

Meeting Agenda for January 27, 2009

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Note: Public comment will be taken after lunch at approximately 12:50 p.m.

 Welcome, Introductions and Review of Agenda

 Updates

I.  SAT MPA Proposal Evaluation Work Team (continued from Day 1)

II.  MPA Design Guidelines and Evaluation Methods for the MLPA South Coast Study Region (continued from Day 1)

H.

 Review and Discuss Methods for Evaluating MPA Size
Potential SAT Action
: Approve any proposed changes to design guidelines and evaluation methods for size
BRIEFING DOCUMENT H-1: Methods Used to Evaluate Marine Protected Area Proposals in the MLPA South Coast Study Region (Draft), Section 7.0 – Size (Draft revised January 5, 2009)

 Motion and Vote

I.

 Review and Discuss Methods for Evaluating MPA Spacing
Potential SAT Action
: Approve any proposed changes to design guidelines and evaluation methods for spacing
BRIEFING DOCUMENT I-1: Methods Used to Evaluate Draft Marine Protected Area Proposals in the MLPA South Coast Study Region (Draft), Section 8.0 – Spacing (Draft revised January 15, 2009)
BRIEFING DOCUMENT I-2: Marine Protected Area Spacing Guidelines and Evaluation - Slides | Handouts

 Motion and Vote

J.

 Review and Discuss Model Outputs for Evaluation of Proposed MPAs
Potential SAT Action
: Approve use of models to evaluate MPA proposals
REVISIT BRIEFING DOCUMENT D-1: Methods Used to Evaluate Draft Marine Protected Area Proposals in the MLPA South Coast Study Region (Draft), Section 10.0 – Bio-Economic Modeling (Draft revised January 15, 2009)
BRIEFING DOCUMENT J-1: Spatial Bioeconomic Models for Evaluating Marine Protected Area Proposals PowerPoint Presentation - Slides | Handouts

 Motion and Vote

K.  Levels of Protection
  1. Review and discuss levels of protection using the approach approved on Dec 17, 2008
  2. Discuss cumulative impacts of multiple levels of protection and benthic-pelagic coupling

Potential SAT Action: Approve levels of protection for species in the MLPA South Coast Study Region
REVISIT BRIEFING DOCUMENT E-1: Methods Used to Evaluate Marine Protected Area Proposals in the MLPA South Coast Study Region (Draft), Section 4.0 – Protection Levels (Draft revised January 16, 2009)

 Motion and  Vote

L.  Water Quality
  1. Review and discuss revised water quality guidance document
  2. Update on proposed evaluation methods

Potential SAT Action: Approve water quality guidance document
BRIEFING DOCUMENT L-1: Recommendations for Considering Water Quality and Marine Protected Areas in the South Coast Study Region - Map 1 | Map 2 | Map 3 | Map 4

 Return from break 

 Motion and Vote

IV. Habitat Quality in the MLPA South Coast Study Region

M.  Update on Habitat Quality Topics

V. Species Likely to Benefit from MPAs

N.  Review and Discuss Populated List of Species Likely to Benefit from MPAs
Potential SAT Action
: Potentially approve list of species likely to benefit from MPAs as a living document
BRIEFING DOCUMENT N-1: Draft list of species likely to benefit from MPAs in the South Coast Study Region

III.  Questions from the MLPA South Coast Regional Stakeholder Group (continued from Day 1 of the meeting)

O.

 Review Responses to Questions from the November 18-19, 2008 SCRSG Meeting
Potential SAT Action
: Approval of responses to questions from the November 18-19, 2008 SCRSG meeting

 Motion and Vote

P.  SAT Work Groups to Respond to Questions from the January 13-14, 2009 SCRSG Meeting
Potential SAT Action
: Assign work groups to develop responses to questions from the November 18-19, 2008 SCRSG meeting
BRIEFING DOCUMENT P-1: Questions Received at the January 13-14, 2009 South Coast Regional Stakeholder Group Meeting
Q.  Protocol for Assigning SAT Members to Future SCRSG Questions
Potential SAT Action
: Approve protocol for assigning SAT members to develop responses to science questions

 Wrap Up and Next Steps

 General Public Comment 

Adjourn