Re: MLPA - next region

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Posted by Chuck Tribolet on August 30, 2006 at 19:39:55:

In Reply to: MLPA - next region posted by Ken Kurtis on August 30, 2006 at 19:11:06:

Thanks, Ken.

It's worth noting that the northern boundary of the Central Coast
Region is almost exactly half way from Mexico to Oregon, and the
southern boundary almost exactly one quarter way. It looks to me
like they divided the state arithemtically (personal opinion: bad
move. They should have put a boundary somewhere in Big Sur, prob.
around Big Creek. That way they wouldn't have been dragging the
Morro Bay folks to Monterey and points north for meetings. The
same problem will come up on the Lost Coast up north.

I dunno where RossO sits on this, but his GIS expertise will be
very helpful to what ever position he supports.

So, net, the South Coast MAY be next. If you expect to get
involved, it's worth at least watching the webcast.

Personal opinion: It would not surprise me to see that the
South Coast was next, but that either the Channel Islands are
separated out, OR the Channel Islands Reserves are stated to be
a fait acompli.

Enforcement will be interesting. I frequently launch my whaler
at Pt. Lobos State Reserve. If it's at all flat and rockfish
season is open, I almost always shoo a couple of fishers out.
They are getting trained -- Saturday I didn't have to get with
a quarter mile -- as soon as I came around the point, a couple
of boats (that were stopped in a place where there's no reason
to stop if you aren't fishing, and fishing (in fact, mere
possesion of fishing gear) is illegal.) high-tailed it south.b


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