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Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary – Sanctuary Advisory Council meeting in Ventura

July 19, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 2:15 pm


The Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council will meet on Friday, July 19th, 2019 from 9am to 2:15pm at the Museum of Ventura County (100 East Main Street Ventura, CA 93001). 

*Please note: we have been asked by museum staff to avoid parking directly in front of the museum, and instead to park in the open spaces in the public lot adjacent to the museum.

This email serves as a meeting announcement, with a draft agenda attached (and shown below).

Prior to the meeting, additional materials will be posted on the sanctuary’s website at: http://channelislands.noaa.gov/sac/meeting_announcements.html.

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, July 19, 2019

9:00 am – 2:15 pm

Museum of Ventura County

100 East Main Street  ·  Ventura, CA  93001[1]


D R A F T   A G E N D A


All times subject to possible adjustment.  Public attendance and comment welcome[2].  Meeting materials may be accessed in advance of the meeting at: http://channelislands.noaa.gov/sac/meeting_announcements.html or by contacting pike.spector@noaa.gov.


    9:00-10:15AM      1.   Administrative Business and Announcements

  1. Welcoming New Council Members  (No Council Action Requested)
  2. May 17, 2019 Draft Key Outcomes(Council Action Requested: Consideration of Adopting)
  3. Sanctuary Superintendent’s Report(No Council Action Requested)
  4. Council Member Brief Announcements(No Council Action Requested)

10:15-11:00AM     2.   Microplastics in the Coastal Environment  (No Council Action Requested)

  • Informational presentation by Clare Steele, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Environmental Science and Resource Management, California State University, Channel Islands.
  • Council discussion and questions.

11:00-11:15AM      3.   Public Comment (1st of 2) (may be extended at the discretion of the Chair or used as a break).


11:15-11:45AM     4.   Gray Whale Unusual Mortality Event  (No Council Action Requested)

  • Informational presentation by council member Laura McCue (Fishery Biologist, Office of Protected Resources, West Coast Region, NOAA Fisheries)
  • Council questions and discussion.


11:45-12:00PM     5.   Recreational Fishing Engagement: NOAA Fisheries West Coast (No Council Action Requested)


12:00-1:00PM      LUNCH  BREAK


1:00-1:30PM        6.   CINMS Condition Report and Management Plan Revision Process (No Formal Council Action Requested, but Feedback Invited)

  1. Update on Condition Report completion and roll-out(Mike Murray & Chris Mobley, CINMS)
  • Council questions.
  1. Check-in on status and upcoming steps in the revision process(Mike Murray, CINMS Deputy Superintendent for Programs)
  • Council discussion/feedback.


1:30-1:45PM           7.   Public Comment (2nd of 2) (may be extended at the discretion of the Chair or used as a break).


1:45-2:10PM          8.   Working Group Reports (No Council Action Requested)

                              Brief reports by active sub-groups of the advisory council:

  1. Chumash Community Working Group(Luhui Isha Waiya, Alicia Cordero)
  2. Research Activities Panel(Bob Warner or Mark Steele)
  3. Marketing Subcommittee(Michael Cohen)
  4. 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)

         2:10PM        9.   Meeting Close-Out  (No Council Action Requested)

  • Upcoming 2019 Advisory Council Meetings:

o  Friday, September 20 – Santa Barbara Zoo

o  Friday, November 15 – Ventura (Robert J. Lagomarsino Visitors Center, Channel Islands National Park)

         2:15PM        ADJOURN

[1] See bottom of next page for driving directions and parking options.  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.

DIRECTIONS*: Museum of Ventura County, 100 East Main Street, Ventura, CA 93001
The Museum is located at 100 E Main Street in downtown Ventura, across the street from Mission San
Buenaventura. Free public parking is available in the lot adjacent to the Museum.
Coming from 101 Freeway heading North:
Exit RIGHT on California Street (exit 70A), stay in the middle lane to go straight onto California Street. Take the 3rd
LEFT onto Main Street. Proceed 4 blocks. The Museum will be on the left past the Mission and park.
Coming from 101 Freeway heading South:
Exit S. Ventura Avenue (exit 70A) towards Main Street. Follow the curve left passing under the freeway, and straight
on to Ventura Avenue. Go 2 blocks and turn RIGHT on Main Street. Make the first right into the parking lot next to the
* Carpooling encouraged. Smoking is not permitted on the Museum premises.


July 19, 2019
9:00 am - 2:15 pm
Event Category:


NOAA Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary


Museum of Ventury County
100 E Main S
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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