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MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team
Draft Meeting Agenda: March 16-17, 2010

(revised March 5, 2010)

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Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 at 8:30 a.m.

Red Lion Hotel Eureka*
1929 Fourth Street
Eureka, CA 95501

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. In addition, the following locations will be open to the public to view and participate in the meeting remotely:

C.V. Starr Community Center*
300 South Lincoln Street
Fort Bragg, CA 95437
  Flynn Center*
981 H Street
Crescent City, CA 95531

Public Comment: The public will be invited to provide general comment on subjects related to the work of the MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team (SAT) on Wednesday, March 17 at approximately 12:25 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.

Meeting Materials: Meeting materials will not be provided at the meeting but will be posted on this page as soon as they are available.

* 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         800.735.2929 (TT) or               800.735.2922         800.735.2922 (voice) or contact the California Marine Life Protection Act Initiative at               916.654.1885         916.654.1885.

Meeting Objectives

Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Note: The SAT will break for lunch at approximately 11:40 a.m. and general public comment will be taken immediately after at approximately 12:25 p.m. At the discretion of the co-chairs, agenda items may be heard in any order on either day of the meeting.

 Review agenda for Day 2 and questions from Day 1

III. SAT Evaluations of Existing MPAs and North Coast External MPA Arrays (continued from Day 1)

  1.  Review and Discuss the Bioeconomic Model Evaluation Results
    Potential SAT Action: Approve the bioeconomic model evaluation results and presentation.   Motion and  Vote

    Briefing Document J.1: PowerPoint Presentation: Draft Bioeconomic Evaluations of the North Coast Study Region External MPA Array Proposals – Handout Placeholder

  2.  Review and Discuss the Potential Commercial and Recreational Fishery Impacts Evaluation Results
    Potential SAT Action: Approve the potential commercial and recreational fishing impacts evaluation results and presentation    Motion and  Vote

    Briefing Document K.1:        PowerPoint Presentation: Draft Potential Commercial and Recreational Fishing Impacts Evaluations of the North Coast Study Region External MPA Array Proposals – Handout Placeholder

  3.  Review and Discuss the Water Quality Evaluation Results
    Potential SAT Action: Approve the water quality evaluation results and presentation    Motion and  Vote

    Briefing Document L.1:        PowerPoint Presentation: Water and Sediment Quality Evaluations of the North Coast External MPA Array Proposals – Handout Placeholder

  4.  Review and Discuss the Marine Birds and Marine Mammals Evaluation Results
    Potential SAT Action: Approve the marine birds and mammals evaluation results and presentation   Motion and  Vote

    Briefing Document M.1:        PowerPoint Presentation: Draft Marine Birds and Mammals Evaluations for the North Coast Study Region External MPA Array Proposals – Handout Placeholder

     General Public Comment

     Discussion and Approval of Text and Documents    Motion and  Vote

     Item H Results  Motion and  Vote

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

  1.  Discuss Progress made by the SAT Tribal Work Group   Return to Item
    Potential SAT Action: Approve the draft guidelines for sharing information about tribal uses

    Briefing Document N.1:        Draft Guidelines for Sharing Information about Tribal Uses – Handout Placeholder

  2.  Review and Discuss the Species Likely to Benefit from MPAs in the North Coast Study Region
    Potential SAT Action: Approve the listing criteria document and list of species likely to benefit from MPAs in the north coast study region    Motion and  Vote

    Briefing Document O.1:        Draft Criteria for Creating the List of Species Likely to Benefit from Marine Protected Areas in the MLPA North Coast Study Region (revised December 14, 2009)

    Briefing Document O.2:        Draft List of Species Likely to Benefit from MPAs in the North Coast Study Region – Handout Placeholder

  3.  Review and Discuss Water Quality Considerations in the MLPA North Coast Study Region

    Briefing Document P.1:        Draft Recommendations for Considering Water Quality and Marine Protected Areas in the MLPA North Coast Study Region (revised March 9, 2010)
    Briefing Document P.2:        Water Quality Concerns and Opportunities: Draft Maps for the North Coast Study Region (revised March 4, 2010)

V. Science Questions

  1.  Review and Discuss SAT Responses to Science Questions      Motion and  Vote
    Potential SAT Action: Approve SAT responses to science questions

    Briefing Document Q.1:        Draft SAT Response to Science Question Received from the Public – Handout Placeholder

Wrap-up and Next Steps

  1.  Other Items

    Briefing Document R.1:        Summary of the February 11, 21010 Meeting of the Master Plan Science Advisory Team (February 17, 2010)

Adjourn

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