A copy of the document containing: Options Regarding Marine Protected Areas for the MLPA North Coast Study Region was sent to KMUD News and is available below.
This document will be the topic of discussion in a meeting taking place on June 29 and 30 at University Plaza Waterfront Hotel, 110 W. Fremont Street, Stockton, CA.
For more information you can contact the staff at Marine Life Protection Act Initiative (916) 654-1885.
The first two paragraphs of the document are reproduced below:
On April 7, 2011, the California Fish and Game Commission (Commission) directed staff to
work with California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) and Marine Life Protection Act
(MLPA) Initiative staff to develop options regarding marine protected areas (MPAs) in the
MLPA North Coast Study Region for consideration at its June 29-30, 2011 meeting. A work
group was formed with staff from the Commission, DFG and MLPA Initiative to develop this
document; California State Parks staff has also contributed. Options identified in this
document do not constitute formal recommendations from DFG, Commission or MLPA
Initiative staff, but rather represent alternatives for public review/comment and
consideration by the Commission.
This document provides information about options currently under consideration by the
Commission, potential changes to incorporate into a preferred alternative, and a list of potential
sub-options to consider within a preferred alternative. This information is intended to inform the
Commission’s selection of a preferred alternative, allowing initiation of the regulatory and
environmental review processes for north coast MPAs at the June 2011 meeting.