Gulf of the Farallones Advisory Council meets in SF, Thursday


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Sun, November 6, 2011


The public is invited to attend a meeting of the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council.

The meeting will be Thursday, November 10, at Upper Fort Mason (enter off Bay Street), Bldg 201, San Francisco, 9:30 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.

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9:30
Coffee and Sign In

9:45
Call to Order/Roll Call
- Review Agenda
- Swearing-in of New GFNMS Council Members
Richard Charter, Chair/ GFNMS AC; Maria Brown/Superintendent GFNMS

10:00
Superintendent’s Report
- Permits
- FAA Overflight Regulations
- Our Coast-Our Future Project Update
- Mavericks Surf Contest
Maria Brown/GFNMS

10:15
Member Update

10:45
BREAK

11:00
Advisory Council Business (Possible Council Action)
- Approval of August Meeting Notes
- SAC West Coast Region Quarterly Report
- SAC Challenge 2012
- Youth Involvement Subcommittee Update
- Request Subcommittee for Policy on Fisheries Issues
Richard Charter/Chair, GFNMS AC; Taylor Nairn/GFNMS; Kellyx Nelson/GFNMS AC; Maria Brown/Superintendent, GFNMS

11:45
Ocean Protection Council Strategic Planning Process
- Discussion on how the council and CA sanctuaries can collaborate/partner with OPC
Amber Mace, PhD, ED of Ocean Protection Council (OPC) and Asst Secretary for Coastal Matters

12:15
PUBLIC COMMENT

12:30
Discussion/Clarification on Public Comment
Maria Brown/Superintendent, GFNMS
12:40
LUNCH

1:30
Determining North-Central California Coast Climate Change Indicators
Benet Duncan/Post Doc Ocean Climate Analyst, GFNMS

2:00
Deep Sea Coral Cruise
Jan Roletto/ GFNMS

2:15
Sanctuary Boundary Expansion (Possible Council Action)
- Presentation, Discussion, Resolution
Richard Charter/Chair, GFNMS AC

2:30
BREAK

2:45
Vessel Spills Joint Working Group Update

Pat Rutten/GFNMS AC; Irina Kogan/GFNMS

3:15
Joint Working Group on Vessel Strikes and Acoustic Impacts Update
Jackie Dragon/GFNMS AC;

3:45
Adjourn

The Advisory Council may take action on any of the above items on the agenda. Times of agenda items are subject to change. Public comment period will remain as advertised.

Upcoming Meetings (Tentative):
(WEDNESDAY) January 4, 2012 SAC Retreat, Año Nuevo- Closed to the Public
February 9, 2012 Bodega
June 7, 2012 Point Reyes (Joint Meeting w/ CBNMS AC)
August 23, 2012 Location TBD
Oct 11, 2012 SAC Planning Retreat- Closed to the Public
Nov. 8, 2012 Upper Fort Mason