Posted by brianc on July 16, 2001 at 14:19:32:
In Reply to: Re: Van Damme Party posted by Eric Frasco on July 16, 2001 at 13:43:55:
Only commercial take is specifically forbidden in a State Marine Park. Recreational take may be restrictied to protect a species of interest. State parks permit recreational take "unless otherwise restricted." This status gives the flexibility of allowing closures, but it does not mandate a closure as would be the case with a State Marine Reserve.
State Marine Park
A "state marine park," is a non-terrestrial marine or estuarine area
that is designated so the managing agency may provide
opportunities for spiritual, scientific, educational, and recreational
opportunities, as well as one or more of the following:
1.protect or restore outstanding, representative or imperiled
marine species, communities, habitats and ecosystems;
2.contribute to the understanding and management of marine
resources and ecosystems by providing the opportunity for
scientific research in outstanding, representative or imperiled
marine habitats or ecosystems;
3.preserve cultural objects of historical, archaeological and
scientific interest in marine areas; or
4.preserve outstanding or unique geological features.
Restrictions: it is unlawful to injure, damage, take or possess any
living or nonliving marine resources for commercial exploitation
Any human use that would compromise protection of the
species of interest, natural community or habitat, or geological,
cultural or recreational features, may be restricted by the designating
entity or managing agency.
Allowable uses: all other uses are allowed, including scientific
collection with a permit, research, monitoring and public recreation
(including recreational harvest, unless otherwise restricted). Public
use, enjoyment and education are encouraged, in a manner
consistent with protecting resource values.
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