RRAB Agenda, Sept 25, 2009

Race Rocks Marine Protected Area Public Advisory Board–Agenda

Date:                  September 25th, 2009

Time:                  10:00am to 2:00pm

Location:           Canadian Coast Guard Station, 25 Huron Street, Victoria

Meeting Room:  Administration Building, J. Wedge Board Room

Persons Invited: See attached list*

Welcome and IntroductionsPurpose of today’s meeting: expected outputs

  1. To provide the context the Race Rocks MPA project is working in.
  2. To provide a road map of the Race Rocks MPA designation process.
  3. To consult with all groups with an interest in the Race Rocks area and to listen and discuss and develop a record of all issues and concerns.
10:00 – 10:15
Presentations about the project and the Race Rocks areaPast work (Kelly Francis)

Provincial objectives for the ER (Doug Biffard)

A Federal Marine Protected Areas Strategy: (Glen Rasmussen)

Parks Canada

Environment Canada

10:15 – 10:50
The MPA Designation Process (Glen Rasmussen)Development of MPA objectives

First Nation agreements

The role of the Public Advisory Board

Regulatory Process for MPA Designation

10:50 – 11:30
General discussion (All)Values developed for the proposal to designate Race Rocks

What do we value, what do we want to conserve and understand

11:30 – 12:00
LUNCH 12:00-12:30
Stakeholder Input Table (All)Activities, Uses and Values

Discussion – values and risks

12:30 – 1:30
Discussion of next stepsMethod of contacting those present

Next Meeting / Next Correspondence

Socio-economic Base Case Report –  call for comments

Terms of Reference for the Board – call for comments

1:30 – 2:00

Take home materials

Background documents – Canada’s Federal Marine Protected Areas Strategy

MPA Process Slides from the presentation

Socio-economic Base Case Report

Draft Terms of Reference for the Board

Invitees list