Marine Sanctuary public meeting, Thursday

Press release

By on Sat, February 7, 2009

The public is invited to attend a meeting of the Sanctuary Advisory Councils for San Francisco-based Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary and Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.  For more information on the Sanctuary Advisory Councils, please visits: and

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Agenda after the jump.

Our Lady of the Pillar Church- Bell Building
540 Kelly Ave, Half Moon Bay, CA
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Time / Topic / Lead

8:45 Coffee and Sign In

9:00 Call to Order/Roll Call

  - Review Agenda
  - Introductions
  Chris Harrold, Chair/MBNMS;
  Barbara Emley, Vice Chair/GFNMS

9:15 Maverick’s Surf Contest

      Brad Damitz, Resource Protection Specialist/GFNMS

9:45 NOAA Office of Law Enforcement Update

  - Maverick’s involvement
  - Monterey working group
  Brad Damitz, Resource Protection Specialist/GFNMS;
  Dayna Matthews/NOAA OLE

10:15 JMPR Update Regarding Governor’s Objection Letter on Invasive Species Rule Paul Michel, Superintendent/MBNMS

10:30 Public Comment

10:45 MBNMS Marine Protected Areas Update Paul Michel, Superintendent/MBNMS

11:00 Education Update

  - Half Moon Bay Visitor Center Opportunities (possible Council Action)
  - Santa Cruz Visitor’s Center
  Carol Preston, Education Coordinator/GFNMS;
  Lisa Uttal, Visitor Center Project Manager/MBNMS

11:45 Seabird Protection Network Update

      Karen Reyna, Acting Resource Protection Coordinator/ GFNMS

12:00 LUNCH

1:00 West Coast Regional Update

  - Past accomplishments and looking forward Bill Douros, West Coast Regional Director/ONMS

1:30 Ocean Acidification and National Marine Sanctuaries

  - Presentation
  - Discussion on sanctuary role in ocean acidification issues (possible Council Action)
  Dr. Richard Feely, Program Leader/ NOAA, PMEL;
  Maria Brown, Superintendent/ GFNMS;
  Paul Michel,

2:30 Public Comment

2:45 Ocean Energy Projects Along the Central California Coast

  - Proposed projects
  - NMFS position
  - Council discussion on sanctuary position (possible Council action)
  David White, Hydraulic Engineer/NOAA, NMFS

3:45 Member Announcements

4:00 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 periods will remain as advertised.