NOAA Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council Meeting
Including updates and discussions on ocean acidification, sanctuary marketability, council year-end accomplishments, and a Marine Protected Area (MPA) outreach workshop.
When: Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Where: Visitor Ctr., Channel Islands National Park Headquarters, 1901 Spinnaker Dr., Ventura
Cost: Not available
Age limit: Not available
The Sanctuary Advisory Council (twenty-one members representing the interests of commercial fishing, recreational fishing, non-consumptive recreation, tourism, business, research, education, conservation, Chumash community, public at-large, and ten government agencies), and Superintendent Chris Mobley.
More information about the Sanctuary Advisory Council and this meeting: channelislands.noaa.gov/sac/main.html
The Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary was designated in 1980 to protect marine resources surrounding San Miguel, Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz, Anacapa, and Santa Barbara Islands. The sanctuary spans approximately 1,470 square miles extending from island shorelines to six miles offshore, encompassing a rich diversity of marine life and habitats, as well as rich historic and cultural resources. Additional information is available at: channelislands.noaa.gov. The Sanctuary Advisory Council provides advice to the Sanctuary Superintendent regarding management. The Council serves as a forum for consultation and deliberation for the community, assures public input to management decision-making, and helps expand public awareness about the sanctuary and its resources. The Advisory Council holds regular public meetings in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties.
Event posted Nov. 8, 2012
Last updated Nov. 8, 2012