Ocean Protection Council Meeting, November 21, 2013

Meeting Agenda
Thursday, November 21, 2013
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Natural Resources Auditorium
1416 Ninth Street, Sacramento, CA

Archived Webcast

John Laird, Secretary for Natural Resources, Council Chair
Matt Rodriquez, Secretary for Environmental Protection
Gavin Newsom, Chair of the State Lands Commission
Fran Pavley, State Senator
Toni Atkins, State Assemblymember
Geraldine Knatz, Public Member
Michael Brown, Public Member

1. Welcome and Council Member Announcements
Secretary Laird, Council Chair
[Comments Received from Councilmember Michael Brown]
[Comments Received from Councilmember Geraldine Knatz]

2. Report from the Executive Director
Cat Kuhlman, Executive Director, OPC

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

4. Marine Debris Update
Amanda Sackett, OPC Sea Grant Fellow

5. Sustainable Fisheries and Marine Ecosystems

5a. California Fisheries Management
Sonke Mastrup, Executive Director, Fish and Game Commission

5b. Final Report regarding the Central Coast Groundfish Trawl Impact and Recovery Study
Mary Gleason, Ph.D. and James Lindholm, Ph.D.

5c. Update regarding the Collaborative Fisheries West Program and Projects
[Comments from TIRN]
[Comments from PIER]
Pete Nelson, Executive Director CFR West

5d. Update on the Aquaculture Programmatic Environmental Impact Report (PEIR)
Randy Lovell, Aquaculture Coordinator, DFW

5e. Update on the DFW Marine Region and the Spiny Lobster Fishery Management Plan
Craig Shuman, Marine Region Manager, DFW

5f. Rapid Assessments for Selected California Fisheries
Valerie Termini, OPC Project Manager

5g. Draft resolution regarding the Advancement of Fisheries Management and Support of Fishing Communities
[Letters of support]
[Comments from TIRN]
Valerie Termini, OPC Project Manager

6. Sea-Level Rise

7. Public Comment on non-agenda items 
Letter of Support: Integration of MPA and ASBS Monitoring Programs

8. Arrangements for Next Meeting and Adjournment
Meeting dates for 2014 to be determined

Agenda items may be re-ordered at the discretion of the council chair.

Please fill out a Request to Speak card to provide public comment on non-agenda items or on a specific agenda item. Comment on agenda items will be taken following each item.

Questions about the meeting or agenda can be directed Joanna Stone (916) 653-9710 or joanna.stone@resources.ca.gov. Written public comment must be received by 3:00 p.m. Thursday, November 14 to be included in the materials provided to the council prior to the meeting. Oral and written comments will be accepted at the meeting. Comments may be sent by email to: COPCpublic@resources.ca.gov.

Any person who has a disability and requires accommodation to participate in this council meeting should contact Ms. Stone no later than five days prior to meeting.

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