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MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team
Meeting Agenda: November 9, 2009

(revised October 30, 2009)

Monday, November 9, 2009
9:00 a.m.
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Meeting Objectives

Meeting Agenda - November 9, 2009

Note:  The SAT is expected to complete its work before lunch.

 Welcome, Introductions and Review of Agenda

I. Updates

II. Marine Protected Area Science Guidelines and Evaluations

  1.  Review of SAT MPA Evaluation Methods Used in the South Coast Study Region
    Potential SAT Action: Approve the methods used to evaluate MPA proposals in the south coast study region
 Motion and  Vote
 Motion and  Vote
  1.  Scientific Assessment of MPA Options Being Considered by the MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force
    Potential Action: Approve the scientific assessment of options being considered by the MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force

III. South Coast SAT History

  1.  Historical Record of the SAT Process in the MLPA South Coast Study Region
    Potential Action: Approve the document describing historical record of the Marine Life Protection Act Master Plan Science Advisory Team for the South Coast Study Region

 Motion and  Vote