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Science Advisory Team, Draft Meeting Agenda: December 16-17, 2009

(updated December 17, 2009)

Wednesday, December 16, 2009 at 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, December 17, 2009 at 8:30 a.m.

Red Lion Hotel Eureka*
1929 Fourth Street
Eureka, CA 95501
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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) or contact the California Marine Life Protection Act Initiative at 916.654.1885.

Public Participation: Members of the public are invited to attend the meeting in person or may view and listen to the meeting via simultaneous webcasting on the Internet. Video and audio archives of the meeting may be accessed via the Internet approximately two days after the meeting. Please visit the Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) website at http://www.dfg.ca.gov/mlpa/meetings_n.asp for more information.

Public comment: The public will be invited to provide general comments on subjects related to the work of the MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team (SAT), on December 17 at approximately 12:45 p.m.. Speaker cards are requested and may be found at the entrance to the room. Time allotted for public comment is determined by the chair; submitting written comments that can be easily summarized in one to two minutes is encouraged. Note that the public comment period is for comments specific to the SAT; comments related to the MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force or other MLPA Initiative activities should be directed to the Task Force or MLPA staff.

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Meeting Objectives

 

Meeting Agenda – December 16, 2009

Note:  General public comments will be taken on Thursday, December 17 at approximately 12:45 p.m.

Welcome, Agenda Review and Brief Introductions

I. Updates

  1. Blue Ribbon Task Force Meeting
  2. North Coast Regional Profile
    BRIEFING DOCUMENT B.1: North Coast Regional Profile
  3. Protocol for Handling Science Guidance Questions from the Public and External Array Proponents
    BRIEFING DOCUMENT C.1: Protocol for Handling Science Guidance Questions in the North Coast Study Region
  4. Protocol for Evaluating Incoming Data from Sources External to the SAT
    Potential SAT Action: Approve a protocol for handling science questions and external data submitted to the SAT
    BRIEFING DOCUMENT D.1: Draft Protocol for Evaluating Incoming Data from Sources External to the Master Plan Science Advisory Team (revised February 18, 2009)
    BRIEFING DOCUMENT D.2: External Data Submission Form (revised February 17, 2009)

II. MPA Design Guidelines and Evaluation Methods for the MLPA North Coast Study Region

  1. SAT MPA Evaluation Methods Update
  2. Review and Discuss Proposed North Coast Bioregions
    Potential SAT Action: Approve the proposed north coast bioregions
    BRIEFING DOCUMENT F.1: Draft MLPA North Coast Bioregions
    BRIEFING DOCUMENT F.2: Draft MLPA North Coast Bioregions PPT
  3.  Discussion on Habitat Representation    Motion and  Vote
    Potential SAT Action:
    Approve the proposed list of key habitats
    Potential SAT Action: Approve the proposed approach for habitat data use
    BRIEFING DOCUMENT G.1: Habitat Data in the NCSR
    BRIEFING DOCUMENT G.2: Draft Key and Unique Habitats for the NCSR
  4.  Discussion on Habitat Replication Criteria within the North Coast Study Region     Motion and  Vote
    Potential SAT Action:
    Approve the proposed approach for determining habitat replication criteria
    BRIEFING DOCUMENT H.1: Replication in the NCSR PPT

Recess

 Meeting Agenda – Thursday, December 17, 2009

Note:  The SAT will break for lunch at approximately 12:00 p.m. and public comment will be taken immediately after at approximately 12:45 p.m.

 Review agenda for Day 2 and questions from Day 1

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

  1.  Discussion on Designating Levels of Protection        Motion and Vote

    Potential SAT Action:
    Approve the proposed approach for determining levels of protection
    Potential SAT Action: Approve the proposed levels of protection
    BRIEFING DOCUMENT I.1: Draft List of LOPs in the NCSR
    BRIEFING DOCUMENT I.2: Background Information on Designating LOPs PPT
    BRIEFING DOCUMENT I.3: Draft Supporting Text for LOP Designations
  2.  Discussion on Size and Spacing Evaluation Guidelines     BRIEFING DOCUMENT J.1: MPA Size Guidelines and Evaluation Methods PPT
    BRIEFING DOCUMENT J.2: MPA Spacing Guidelines and Evaluation Methods PPT
  3.  Review of Modeling Evaluation Methods
    BRIEFING DOCUMENT K.1: Modeling Evaluation Methods PPT
  4. Review and Discuss the Methods Used to Estimate Potential Commercial and Recreational Fishery Impacts
    BRIEFING DOCUMENT L.1: Data Collection and Evaluation Methods PPT

III. Updates from SAT Work Groups

  1. Species Likely to Benefit from MPAs in the North Coast Study Region Work Group
    BRIEFING DOCUMENT M.1: Background Information on Identifying Species Likely to Benefit from MPAs in the NCSR PPT
    BRIEFING DOCUMENT M.2: Draft Criteria for List of Species Likely to Benefit from Marine Protected Areas in the MLPA North Coast Study Region (revised December 10, 2009)
    BRIEFING DOCUMENT M.3: Draft List of Species Likely to Benefit from MPAs in the NCSR (revised December 14, 2009)
  2. Study Region Boundary Work Group
  3.  Modeling Work Group - Integration of Models with MarineMap
  4.  Tribal Work Group

Wrap-Up and Next Steps

  1.  NC SAT Proposed Meeting Dates for 2010
    BRIEFING DOCUMENT Q.1: Master Plan Science Advisory Team Proposed Meeting Dates and Locations for 2010 (revised December 8, 2009)

Adjourn