September 21st Sanctuary Advisory Council Meeting in Santa Barbara

The Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council will meet next Friday, September 21st, 2018, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Santa Barbara Zoo’s Discovery Pavilion (500 Ninos Drive, Santa Barbara, CA). This email serves as a meeting announcement, with a draft agenda attached (and shown below). Prior to the meeting, you may find additional materials posted on the sanctuary’s website at: http://channelislands.noaa.gov/sac/meeting_announcements.html.

Also, please continue to help spread the word that we are recruiting for three seats on the council: Tourism (primary), Education (primary), and Public At-Large (alternate). Application materials can be found at https://channelislands.noaa.gov/sac/council_news.html. This application period ends September 17, 2018. The Draft Agenda is as follows:

C H A N N E L I S L A N D S N A T I O N A L M A R I N E S A N C T U A R Y
Sanctuary Advisory Council Meeting
Friday, September 21, 2018
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Santa Barbara Zoo, Discovery Pavilion, 500 Ninos Drive, Santa Barbara, CA1

D R A F T A G E N D A

All times subject to possible adjustment. Public attendance and comment welcome2
. Meeting materials may be accessed in advance of the meeting at: http://channelislands.noaa.gov/sac/meeting_announcements.html.
9:00-10:15AM 1. Administrative Business and Announcements

A. Welcoming new members, and recognition of outgoing council member Eric Kett (No Council Action Requested)
B. July 20, 2018 Draft Key Outcomes (Council Action Requested: Consideration of Adopting)
C. Sanctuary Superintendent’s Report (No Council Action Requested)
D. Council Member Brief Announcements (No Council Action Requested)
E. 2019 Council Meeting Dates (Council Action Requested)
 Council action: vote to approve meeting schedule for 2019.

10:15-10:45AM 2. Guest Presentation: Local Seafood Marketing, FishSB, and Commercial Fishermen of Santa Barbara, Inc. (No Council Action Requested)
A. Guest speaker Kim Selkoe Ph.D. (Executive Director, Commercial Fishermen of Santa Barbara, Inc.).
B. Council questions.

10:45-11:30AM 3. Cruise Ship Visits to Northern Channel Islands (No Council Action Requested)
A. Introduction regarding upcoming visits to the sanctuary by the expedition vessel/small cruise ship M/V
National Geographic Sea Lion in late October. (sanctuary staff)
B. PENDING: Update from Channel Islands National Park. (NPS staff, if available)
C. PENDING: Presentation and Q&A with a representative from Lindblad Expeditions.
D. Council questions and discussion.

11:30-11:45AM 4. Public Comment (1st of 2) (may be extended at the discretion of the Chair or used as a break)

11:45-1:00PM LUNCH BREAK
 Food is available at the Zoo’s Ridley Tree Restaurant, adjacent to the meeting room.

1:00-1:45PM 5. Endangered Abalone (No Council Action Requested)
A. Guest speaker Melissa Neuman (Abalone Recovery Coordinator, National Marine Fisheries Service).
B. Council questions.
C. Discussion of involvement by the council’s Sanctuary Education Team (Cliff Rodrigues).

1:45-2:00PM 6. Public Comment (2nd of 2) (may be extended at the discretion of the Chair or used as a break).

1 See bottom of next page for driving directions, parking and Zoo access information. Carpooling encouraged.
2 Members of the public may address the council during the two designated public comment periods on the agenda. In addition, the Chair may allow public comment during other agenda items, following council discussion, if comments are related to the issue at hand, and as time allows. Please raise your hand and wait to be recognized by the Chair.

2:00-2:30PM 7. Sanctuary Soundscape Monitoring Initiative (No Council Action Requested)
 Learn about efforts underway to characterize and monitor sanctuary “soundscapes” with networks of underwater recording devices in CINMS and across the sanctuary system (Lindsey Peavey Reeves,
Ph.D., Research Specialist, NOAA Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary).
 Council questions.

2:30-2:55PM 8. Working Group Reports (No Council Action Requested)
Brief announcements from active sub-groups of the advisory council:
A. Chumash Community Working Group (Luhui Isha Ward, Alicia Cordero)
B. Research Activities Panel (Bob Warner or Mark Steele)
C. Marketing Subcommittee (Anna Jacobson, reporting for Michael Cohen)
D. Sanctuary Education Team (Cliff Rodrigues)
E. Recreational Fishing Working Group (Capt. David Bacon)
F. Commercial Fishing Working Group (Stephanie Mutz or John Hoadley)
G. Conservation Working Group (Kristen Hislop or Greg Helms)

2:55PM 9. Council Meeting Close-Out (No Council Action Requested)

3:00PM ADJOURN

DIRECTIONS*: Santa Barbara Zoo, Discovery Pavilion, 500 Ninos Drive, Santa Barbara, CA
Coming northbound on U.S. 101 to Santa Barbara:
1) Take the Cabrillo Blvd exit, EXIT94C, on the left.
2) Turn LEFT onto E Cabrillo Blvd., proceed for 0.89 miles
3) Turn right onto Ninos Drive — the entrance to Santa Barbara Zoo will be on your right.

Coming southbound on U.S. 101 to Santa Barbara:
1) Exit on MILPAS Street
2) Turn RIGHT onto MILPAS Street (headed south toward the ocean) for approximately ¼ mile
3) Turn LEFT on Calle Puerto Vallarta (this becomes Por la Mar Drive)
4) The road will curve to the right, becoming Ninos Drive.
5) The entrance to Santa Barbara Zoo will be on your left.
PARKING:

 Free parking is available. If there is an attendant at the gate, tell them you are here for the Sanctuary Advisory Council meeting.

ZOO ENTRANCE and MEETING ROOM LOCATION:
 For all attending (members and non-members), inform the entrance gate staff that you are attending the Sanctuary Advisory Council meeting in the Discovery Pavilion. There should be no admission fee requested.
 The Discovery Pavilion is a short walk from the entrance – proceed straight ahead, passing the gift shop on your left and the restaurant on your right – the Pavilion will be on your left.
 Zoo map: http://www.sbzoo.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/ZooMaponly_11x14_1113_web.pdf
* Carpooling encouraged. The Santa Barbara Zoo is a smoke-free facility.

Air view of base looking out at Channel Islands

Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council 


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