|California Marine Life Protection Act Initiative Announcement
WHO:Blue Ribbon Task Force and California Fish and Game Commission
WHAT: Joint meeting to deliver recommendations for north central coast marine protected areas (see draft agenda below)
WHEN: Wednesday, June 11, 2008 at 9:00 a.m.
WHERE: Clarion Hotel
700 - 16th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
and via simultaneous webcast on the day of the meeting at http://www.dfg.ca.gov/mlpa/meetings.asp
California Marine Life Protection Act Initiative
California Fish and Game Commission and MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force
Joint Meeting Draft Agenda (revised May 28, 2008)
Wednesday, June 11, 2008 at 9:00 a.m.
Clarion Hotel *
700 – 16th Street
Sacramento, California 95814
Members of the public are invited to view or listen to the meeting via simultaneous webcasting on the Internet. For more information please visit the Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) website at http://www.dfg.ca.gov/mlpa/meetings.asp.
Public participation: The public will be invited to offer comments on the agenda item. Speaker cards will be requested and may be found at the entrance to the room.
Briefing documents and meeting presentations/handouts: Please note that briefing documents are listed at the bottom of the agenda as either attachments (received in advance of the meeting) or handouts (received on the day of the meeting); they are posted to the website as they become available.
§ Receive presentation of MLPA North Central Coast Regional Stakeholder Group (NCCRSG) marine protected area (MPA) proposals submitted for the MLPA North Central Coast Study Region
§ Receive the MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force recommendation for MPAs in the MLPA North Central Coast Study Region
§ Receive summary of the methods used to evaluate MPA proposals
§ Receive presentation of the MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team (SAT), California Department of Fish and Game, and MLPA staff analyses and evaluations of the MPA proposals
Welcome and Introductions
Richard Rogers, President, California Fish and Game Commission
Susan Golding, Chair, MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force
1.Integrated Preferred Alternative Recommended by the MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force and MPA Proposals Developed by the North Central Coast Regional Stakeholder Group
A.Review of the decision-making context for the north central coast process
B.Update on the activities of the MLPA North Central Coast Regional Stakeholder Group
C.Update on the activities of the MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team
D.Introduction of the Integrated Preferred Alternative and overview of marine protected area proposals
E.Evaluations of NCCRSG MPA Proposals
i.Presentation of MLPA Initiative staff evaluations of MPA proposals
ii.Presentation of SAT habitat representation, habitat replication, size/spacing, birds and mammals evaluations
iii.Presentation of SAT (Ecotrust) commercial and recreational fishing evaluations
iv.Presentation of California Department of Fish and Game evaluation of potential impacts to abalone, and feasibility of MPA proposals and their prospects to achieve the goals of the MLPA
v.Presentation of SAT models and modeling results
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