California Department of Fish and Wildlife

North Central Coast Recommendations: Transmission Binders

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Transmission Binder 1: MLPA Initiative Organization and Policy Context Documents

Organization

A. MOU among the California Natural Resources Agency, California Department of Fish and Game, and Resources Legacy Fund Foundation
(January 1, 2007)

B. List of Acronyms

C. Charters

D. Member Rosters

Statutes

E. Marine Life Protection Act

F. Marine Managed Areas Improvement Act

Policy Context

G. Statement of feasibility criteria for use in analyzing siting alternatives during the second phase of the Marine Life Protection Act Initiative
(California Department of Fish and Game memo dated June 11, 2007)

H. Staff Analysis to Support NCCRSG Deliberations on Regional Goals and Objectives
(California MLPA Initiative memo dated June 19, 2007)

I. Guidelines for developing marine protected area proposals
(California Department of Fish and Game memo dated June 25, 2007)

J. Summary of Central Coast Project process policy recommendations
(California Marine Life Protection Act Initiative memo dated July 2, 2007)

K. Fisheries Management in relation to the MLPA
(California Department of Fish and Game memo dated July 2, 2007)

L. Existing fishing regulations and statutes related to the development of alternative marine protected area proposals for the Marine Life Protection Act
(California Department of Fish and Game memo dated July 2, 2007)

M. Guidance on bag limits, size limits, and catch and release fishing in MPAs
(California Department of Fish and Game memo dated August 21, 2007)

N. Special Closures as they apply to the Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA)
(California Department of Fish and Game memo dated November 1, 2007)

O. Feedback from the Blue Ribbon Task Force
(California MLPA Initiative memo dated November 28, 2007)

P. Private land ownership and marine protected areas (MPAs)
(California Department of Fish and Game memo dated January 31, 2008)

Q. Update of feasibility criteria for use in analyzing siting alternatives during the second phase of the Marine Life Protection Act Initiative
(California Department of Fish and Game memo dated February 11, 2008)

R. Summary of MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force Guidance to the North Central Coast Regional Stakeholder Group - February 14, 2008 BRTF meeting
(California Marine Life Protection Act Initiative, February 20, 2008)

S. Application of Science Size Guidelines and Implications for MPA Proposals
(California Marine Life Protection Act Initiative memo dated March 4, 2008)

T. Guidance for Final MPA Proposal Development
(California Department of Fish and Game memo dated March 13, 2008)

U. Update on fisheries management and total allowable catch in relation to the design of MPAs for the second phase of the Marine Life Protection Act Initiative
(California Department of Fish and Game memo dated March 19, 2008)

V. MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force (BRTF) Motions on April 23, 2008
(California Marine Life Protection Act Initiative memo dated April 25, 2008)

Transmission Binder 2: Best Readily Available Science and Information

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Science Guidance

A. Science Advisory Team Guidance on MPA Network Design, excerpted from the California MLPA Master Plan for Marine Protected Areas
(January 2008)

Evaluation Methods

B. Methods Used to Evaluate MPA Proposals in the North Central Coast Study Region (DRAFT)
(California Marine Life Protection Act Initiative, revised May 30, 2008)

Species Likely to Benefit

C. List of Species Likely to Benefit from Marine Protected Areas in the North Central Coast Study Region
(MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team, revised April 30, 2008)

Science Questions

D. Responses to science questions posed during the MLPA north central coast process

Non-Consumptive Data

E. Non-consumptive data collection report submitted by the NOAA National MPA Center and Marine Conservation Biology Institute
(November 16, 2007)

Tribal Data

F. Summary of Tribal Data Collection Efforts
(California MLPA Initiative PowerPoint presentation, December 11, 2007)

Transmission Binder 3: Process Records for Developing MPA Proposals

North Central Coast Project Timeline

A. North central coast timeline

B. List of all public meetings, by group and by reverse chronological order

Blue Ribbon Task Force (BRTF) Meetings

C. Meeting agendas and summaries

North Central Coast Regional Stakeholder (RSG) Meetings

D. Meeting agendas and key outcomes memos

Master Plan Science Advisory Team (SAT) Meetings

E. Meeting agendas and summaries

Statewide Interests Group (SIG) Meetings

F. Meeting agendas and summaries

Workshops

G. Agendas and summary of key themes for February 2008 workshops

Transmission Binder 4: Marine Protected Area Proposals and Evaluations

North Central Coast Goals and Objectives

A. California Marine Life Protection Act Initiative North Central Coast Regional Goals and Objectives
(Adopted by the MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force on February 14, 2008)

Marine Protected Area Proposals

B. Map of MLPA Initiative subregions and existing MPAs
(August 20, 2007)

C. Comparison area graphs by designation type and by level of protection
(April 23, 2008)

D. Side-by-side comparison of MPA proposals (maps and regulations) for proposals 0, 1-3, 2-XA, 4 and IPA (by subregion)

E. Proposal 0 (Existing MPAs)

F. MPA Proposal 1-3

G. MPA Proposal 2-XA

H. MPA Proposal 4

I. MPA Proposal Integrated Preferred Alternative (IPA)

J. Map of areas of overlap between MLPA North Central Coast Regional Stakeholder Group proposals
(April 8, 2008)

Evaluations

K. Summary of MLPA Guidelines and MPA Proposal Evaluation Approaches
(MLPA Initiative, February 1, 2008)

L. Summary of SAT Habitat Representation, Habitat Replication, and Size and Spacing Analyses of the North Central Coast Study Region MPA Proposals
(MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team, May 22, 2008)

M. Evaluations of Benefits to Seabirds and Waterfowl from Proposed Marine Protected Areas and Special Closures in the MLPA North Central Study Region, California
(MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team, May 16, 2008)

N. Evaluations of Benefits to Marine Mammals from Proposed Marine Protected Areas in the MLPA North Central Coast Study Region, California
(MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team, May 18, 2006)

O. Summary of potential impacts of the Integrated Preferred Alternative and the North Central Coast Regional Stakeholder Group (NCCRSG) MPA proposals on commercial and recreational fisheries in the North Central Coast Study Region
(Ecotrust, May 13, 2008)

P. Evaluation of the Potential Impact MPA Proposals May Pose for Abalone Management and Abalone Recreational Fisheries in the Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Initiative's North Central Coast Study Region
(California Department of Fish and Game, May 29, 2008)

Q. Spatially Explicit Models to Support Evaluation and Revision of Marine Protected Area Proposals
(MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team, May 27, 2008)

R. Evaluation of North Central Coast Regional Stakeholder Group MPA proposals 1-3, 2-XA, 4, and IPA relative to MLPA Goal 3
(California Marine Life Protection Act Initiative memo dated June 5, 2008)

S. Summary of Marine Protected Area Proposal Analyses - Joint California Fish and Game Commission & Blue Ribbon Task Force Meeting
(California Department of Fish and Game, June 11, 2008)

T. Feasibility Analysis Summary for the Blue Ribbon Task Force Integrated Preferred Alternative
(California Department of Fish and Game, June 11, 2008)

U. Evaluation of the goals and objectives for the Marine Protected Area (MPA) Proposals Advanced by the Blue Ribbon Task Force
(California Department of Fish and Game, June 11, 2008)