Ocean Protection Council Meeting May 12, 2011

 Webcast of meeting

Note: In order to comply with the Governor’s Order on Non-Essential Travel, the May 12, 2011 OPC meeting is being relocated from Morro Bay to Sacramento.  The meeting agenda follows.


Meeting Agenda
May 12, 2011
Cal/EPA Building, Byron Sher Auditorium
1001 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

John Laird, Secretary for Natural Resources, Council Chair
Linda Adams, Secretary for Environmental Protection
Gavin Newsom, Lieutenant Governor, Chair of the State Lands Commission
Susan Golding, Public Member
Geraldine Knatz, Public Member
Fran Pavley, State Senator
Toni Atkins, State Assemblymember


Thursday May 12, 2011


1.  Welcome and Council Member Announcements
Secretary Laird, Council Chair


2.  Public comment on non-agenda items


3.  Report from the Executive Director
Amber Mace, Council Executive Director


4.  Report from the Secretary
Sam Schuchat, Council Secretary


5.  Report from the Science Advisor
Skyli McAfee, Executive Director, California Ocean Science Trust



6.  SPOTLIGHT ON SCIENCE:  Integrating Fisheries Management with Marine Protected Areas
Steve Gaines, PhD,  Professor of Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology, Dean, Donald Bren School of Environmental Sciences, University of California, Santa Barbara


7.  PANEL:  Sustainable Fisheries: A Look Ahead

  • Sonke Mastrup, Deputy Director, California Department of Fish and Game
  • Rod McInnis, Regional Administrator, Southwest Region, NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service
  • Roberta Reyes Cordero, JD, Member, Coastal Band of the Chumash Nation
  • Zeke Grader, Executive Director, Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations
  • Mike Sutton, Vice President, Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • Pietro Parravano, Commercial Fisherman, President of the Institute for Fisheries Resources 
  • Dan Wolford, Coastside Fishing Club
  • Linda Sheehan, Executive Director, California Coastkeeper Alliance

 The panel discussion will be moderated by Sam Schuchat, Council Secretary.

8.  ACTION:  Authorize disbursement of up to $990,000 to California Wildlife Foundation to assist the California Department of Fish and Game in developing a Spiny Lobster Fishery Management Plan
Valerie Termini-McCormick, Project Manager, OPC
Sonke Mastrup, Deputy Director, California Department of Fish and Game


9.  DISCUSSION:  California Sustainable Seafood Protocol

Valerie Termini-McCormick, Project Manager, OPC
Jim Humphreys, President, Marine Stewardship Council


10.  PRESENTATION:  Toxicity Issues in California Fisheries

Sam Schuchat, Council Secretary
Buffy Martin Tarbox, GotMercury
Robert K. Brodberg, Ph.D, Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA)

11.  Adjourn

*Note:  Agenda items may be reordered at the discretion of the council chair.

Questions about the meeting or agenda can be directed to Lawrence Matthews at (510) 286-1212 or lmatthews@scc.ca.gov. Any person who has a disability and requires reasonable accommodation to participate in this council meeting should contact Mr. Matthews no later than five days prior to meeting.

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