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Ocean Protection Council

California Ocean Protection Council

Meeting Agenda  

 

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November 28, 2006

9:30 a.m. Ė 4:00 p.m.

State Capitol Building , Room 4203

Sacramento , California

 

Mike Chrisman, Secretary for Resources, Council Chair

Steve Westly, State Controller, Chair of the State Lands Commission

Linda Adams, Secretary for Environmental Protection

Sheila Kuehl, State Senator, Ex Officio Member

Pedro Nava, State Assemblymember, Ex Officio Member

 

   1.       Welcome and council member announcements            

Mike Chrisman, Secretary for Resources, Council Chair

 

   2.       ACTION: Consideration to allow a voting representative for absent council members for this meeting pursuant to Operating Procedures of the Council

 

   3.       ACTION: Consideration and possible adoption of June 8, 2006 meeting minutes 

                    Motion and Vote

   4.       Public comment on non-agenda items*  (All public comment received prior to the meeting

 

   5.       Executive Policy Officer Report

          Drew Bohan , Executive Policy Officer, California Ocean Protection Council

                                                                               

   6.       Report from the council Secretary

Sam Schuchat , Executive Officer, State Coastal Conservancy and OPC Secretary

                                                                               

   A.       ACTION: Consideration and possible approval of 2007 public meeting schedule  

   Motion and Vote

   B.       Report to the council on the current status of OPC-funded projects and level of funding

 

   C.       ACTION: Consideration and possible approval of revised funding guidelines and criteria for project selection  

   Motion and Vote

 

   D.       Presentation of the California Ocean and Coastal Law Overview

 

   E.              ACTION: Consideration and possible adoption of the audio-video recording of council meetings as the official minutes of the council  

   Motion and Vote

 

   7.       Presentation and discussion of the themes from the California and the World Ocean Ď06 conference

Brian Baird , Assistant Secretary for Ocean and Coastal Policy, Resources Agency

 

   8.       ACTION: Consideration and possible concurrence that the scientific research projects selected by the California Sea Grant and University of Southern California Sea Grant Programs are consistent with council priorities contained in the Information, Research, and Outreach Strategy and meet the grant conditions approved at the councilís September 23, 2005 meeting

          Rebecca Pollock, Project Manager, State Coastal Conservancy 

   Motion and Vote

 

   9.       Presentation of the California Fisheries Fund Business Plan

          Rod Fujita , Environmental Defense                                               

 

   10.           PANEL: Discussion of California ís fisheries management: policies and approaches

 

A.              General overview of fisheries management, including Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) and Marine Life Management Act (MLMA)

Sam Schuchat , Executive Officer, State Coastal Conservancy and OPC Secretary                                                            

 

B.       Innovative approaches to sustainable fisheries

          Moderated by Sam Schuchat       

 

i.        Innovative dedicated access approaches from abroad

          Christopher Dewees , California Sea Grant

 

ii.        The San Miguel cooperative abalone project

John Ugoretz, Department of Fish and Game

         

iii.       Seafloor habitat protection and converting to sustainable fishing gears

Chuck Cook, The Nature Conservancy

 

iv.              Cooperative research opportunities

Zeke Grader, Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermenís Associations (PCFFA)

 

                              v.        Fisheries support infrastructure

                                        Richard Young, Crescent City Harbor Master

                             

                              vi.       New funding opportunities

Rod Fujita , Environmental Defense

         

   11.     ACTION: Consideration and possible adoption of a resolution to support innovative fisheries management and dedicate up to $3,000,000 of council funds for future projects

          Drew Bohan , Executive Policy Officer, Ocean Protection Council 

   Motion and Vote

   12.     ACTION: Consideration of the San Diego Sea Urchin Fishery project and possible: 1) determination that it is a high priority project, and 2) authorization for the councilís Secretary to take actions needed to provide up to $114,120 for its implementation

          Rebecca Pollock, Project Manager, State Coastal Conservancy

   Motion and Vote

   13.     ACTION: Consideration of the OPC/DFG joint work plan outlining $8,000,000 in expenditures for implementing the Marine Life Management Act and Marine Life Protection Act, and possible authorization of its submittal to the Legislature as required in the Budget Act of 2006

          Drew Bohan , Executive Policy Officer, Ocean Protection Council

          Sonke Mastrup, Deputy Director, Wildlife Division, Department of Fish and Game

   Motion and Vote  

   14.     ACTION: Consideration of an augmentation of the California Coastal and Marine Mapping Initiative Project to complete seafloor mapping in state waters between Bolinas and Point Arena, through augmentation of an existing grant to the Monterey Bay Sanctuary Foundation, and possible: 1) determination that it is a high priority project, and 2) authorization for the Councilís Secretary to take actions needed to provide up to $1,510,000 for its implementation

          Marina Cazorla, Project Manager, State Coastal Conservancy

   Motion and Vote  

   15.     ACTION: Consideration of the Central Coast Marine Protected Areas Monitoring project through a grant to California Sea Grant College Program and possible: 1) determination that it is a high priority project, and 2) authorization for Councilís Secretary to take actions needed to provide up to $2,275,000 for its planning and implementation

Marina Cazorla, Project Manager, State Coastal Conservancy

   Motion and Vote

   16.     ACTION: Consideration of the establishment of a Marine Protected Area (MPA) monitoring institution as a program within the Ocean Science Trust and possible: 1) determination that it is a high priority, and 2) authorization for the councilís Secretary to take actions needed to provide up to $2,000,000 for its planning and implementation

          Marina Cazorla, Project Manager, State Coastal Conservancy        

          Amber Mace , Science Advisor, Ocean Protection Council; Executive Director, California Ocean Science Trust

   Motion and Vote

17.     Adjournment                                                                                 

          Council members

 

Note: Questions about the meeting or agenda can be directed to Carmen Estrada-Polley at (510) 286-1015.