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MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team

Embassy Suites North LAX
9801 Airport Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90045
April 1st ,2009

 Welcome, Introductions and Review of Agenda 


Updates


A.  Update on the Revised Evaluation Methods Document

 Motion and Vote

Potential SAT Action: Approve the commercial and recreational fishing evaluation methods chapter of the south coast evaluation methods document
Briefing Document A.1: Revised Bioeconomic Model Chapter of the Evaluation Methods Document (Revised March 18, 2009)
Briefing Document A.2: Commercial and Recreational Fishing Evaluation Methods Chapter (Revised March 26, 2009)


I. BRTF Request Regarding Military Use Areas in the MLPA South Coast Study Region


B.  Review and Discuss the Revised Response to the BRTF Regarding the Ecology of Military Use Areas
Steve Murray
Potential SAT Action: Approve the Revised Response to the BRTF Regarding the Ecology of Military Use Areas Briefing Document B.1: Draft Analysis of Military Use Areas in the MLPA South Coast Study Region – Handout Placeholder


C. Update and Discussion on the BRTF Guidance on How to Incorporate/Evaluate Military Closure Areas in SCRSG Draft MPA Arrays
Briefing Document C.1: Summary of MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force Interim Guidance with Regard to Military Use Areas and Pending Military Closures (March 2, 2009)
Briefing Document C.2: Military Activities within Pending Military Closures at San Clemente and San Nicolas Islands – Handout Placeholder


II. Levels of Protection


D. Review and Discuss Text Associated with the Levels of Protection Approved at the February 24, 2009 SAT Meeting
Mark Carr
Potential SAT Action: Approve text associated with levels of protection (LOPs) approved at the February 24, 2009 SAT meeting
Briefing Document D.1: Update to Levels of Protection as Approved at the February 24, 2009 SAT Meeting (Revsied March 23, 2009)


E.  Review and Discuss Additional Levels of Protection Designations

 Motion and  Vote 

Ray Hilborn
Potential SAT Action: Approve additional LOP designations Briefing Document E.1: Additional Levels of Protection Table PPT – Handout Placeholder


III. Evaluations of Draft MPA Arrays and Draft External MPA Proposals


F.  Overview of Draft SCRSG MPA Arrays, Draft External MPA Proposals, and Existing MPAs
Briefing Document F.1: Overview Maps of Existing MPAs, Draft SCRSG MPA Arrays and Draft External MPA Proposals
Briefing Document F.2: Descriptions of Existing MPAs, SCRSG Draft Arrays and Draft External Proposals with Draft Levels of Protection


G.  Review and Discuss the Marine Birds and Mammals Evaluation Results
Dan Robinette and Susan Chivers
Potential SAT Action: Approve the marine birds and mammals evaluations results and PowerPoint presentations
Briefing Document G.1: Marine Birds Evaluation Results PPT
Briefing Document G.2: Marine Mammals Evaluation Results PPT


H.  Update on Habitat Data Layers Used in MPA Evaluations for the MLPA South Coast Study Region

 Motion and  Vote

 Motion and  Vote

 Return to Item

I.  Review and Discuss the Habitat Representation and Replication Evaluation Results

 Motion and  Vote

Mark Carr
Potential SAT Action: Approve the habitat representation and replication evaluation results and PowerPoint presentation Briefing Document I.1: Habitat Representation and Replication Evaluation Results PPT – Handout Placeholder


J.  Review and Discuss the MPA Size and Spacing Evaluation Results 

 Motion and  Vote 

Larry Allen
Potential SAT Action: Approve the MPA size and spacing evaluation results and PowerPoint presentation Briefing Document J.1:MPA Size and Spacing Evaluation Results PPT – Handout Placeholder


K.  Review and Discuss the Spatial Bioeconomic Modeling Evaluation Results
Chris Costello

 Motion and  Vote

Potential SAT Action: Approve the bioeconomic modeling evaluation results and PowerPoint presentation
Briefing Document K.1: Spacial Bioeconomic Model Evaluations of Round 1 Draft MPA Arrays/Proposals PPT


L. Review and Discuss the Commercial and Recreational Fishing Evlauation Results
Astrid Scholz
Potential SAT Action: Approve the commercial and recreational fishing evaluation results and PowerPoint presentation Briefing Document L.1: Commercial and Recreational Fishing Evaluation Results PPT – Handout Placeholder IV. Water Quality Evaluation Methods


M.  Review and Discuss Proposed Water Quality Evaluations Methods and Draft Results
 
Dominic Gregorio
Potential SAT Action: Approve the proposed water quality evaluation methods
Briefing Document M.1: Proposed Water Quality Evaluation Methods PPT
Briefing Document M.2: Water and Sediment Quality Evaluation Methods (Revised March 26, 2009)
Briefing Document M.3: Subregional Maps for Areas of Water Quality Concern and Opportunities (Revised February 27, 2009)


IV. Water Quality Evaluation Methods


M.
Review and Discuss Proposed Water Quality Evaluations Methods and Draft Results
Dominic Gregorio
Potential SAT Action: Approve the proposed water quality evaluation methods
Briefing Document M.1: Proposed Water Quality Evaluation Methods for the MLPA South Coast Study Region PPT – Handout
Briefing Document M.2: Methods Used to Evaluate Marine Protected Area Proposals in the MLPA South Coast Study Region, Chapter 10–Water and Sediment Quality (Revised March 26, 2009)
Briefing Document M.3: Subregional Maps for Areas of Water Quality Concern and Opportunities (Revised February 27, 2009)


V. MPAs and Adaptive Management


N. Proposed Concepts for Designing a Network of MPAs for Adaptive Management
Potential SAT Action: Approve concepts for designing a network of MPAs for adaptive management
Briefing Document N.1: Concepts for Designing MPA Networks for Adaptive Management (Revised February 25, 2009)


VI. Beach Manipulation and Habitat Restoration Activities


O. Review and Discuss the Beach Manipulation Activities Document
Potential SAT Action: Approve the beach manipulation activities document
Briefing Document O.1: Draft Background Information on Beach Manipulation Activities in the MLPA South Coast Study Region (Revised March 20, 2009)


P. Review and Discuss Wetland Restoration Activities Background Document
Pete Raimondi
Briefing Document P.1: Draft Background Information on Wetland Restoration Activities in the South Coast Study Region (Revised March 26, 2009)


VII. Science Questions


Q. Review and Discuss SAT Responses to Questions Received at SCRSG Meetings Potential SAT Action: Approve response to science question #3 received at the January 13-14, 2009 meeting of the SCRSG
Briefing Document Q.1: Science Questions Received at the January 13-14, 2009 Meeting of the SCRSG (Revised March 19, 2009)

Wrap Up and Next Steps

 General Public Comment 


Recess or Adjourn
In the event that the SAT does not complete its agenda on April 1, 2009, it will reconvene on April 6, 2009 for a half day conference call.