|URGENT MLPA ACTION ALERT: SUPPORT 2 XA|
Posted by RECREATIONAL FISHING ALLIANCE on May 08, 2009 at 10:30:58:|
PLEASE FORWARD TO INTERESTED GROUPS.
This may be your LAST opportunity to tell the Fish & Game Commission to support sustainable fisheries & oppose MLPA extremism!
FISH & GAME COMMISSION MEETING
May 14, 2009 (Thursday) 8:30 a.m.
Public Discussion of the north-coast MLPA regulations.
RFA will be supporting 2XA but only on the condition that the Master Plan for MPAs is fully funded, and only after the legislative oversight has occured. We support tabling the proposed regulations altogether until they can be considered as a statewide network. The network should fit the funding available.
For background, watch RFA and SCAN tell the F&G Commission how the
It is critical that we get 2 XA passed - at the very least on the northern end of the region around Point Arena.
Save Public Access at Stornetta Public Lands! Save Fisk Mill and Horseshoe Coves! Save the abalone fishery!
Divers have made a great showing so far. This is not time to let up. Our arguments are based on facts and DFG's own data drawn from the abalone punch cards. Two Commissioners are on our side, two are mounting in the legislature over the available funding and the scope of the project. If there was ever a time to stand up for the abalone fishery, now is IT!
Arrive at the Resources Building (main auditorium on the first floor) for pre-planning no later than 9am. The MLPA meeting will go on all day and there will be opportunities to show up late and still get your voice heard.
Fill out a speaker card with your name and affiliations (RFA, Dive Clubs, SCAN, etc) and ask for time on AGENDA ITEMS #17 AND #18 - "Support 2 XA".
If you do not wish to speak, assign your time to either Milo Vukovich or Jim Martin and hand your cards to us. We will submit them as a group. You will recognize us if you watch the video link above.
If you wish to speak, here are a few key points we have been hammering:
abalone diving means to you and your family.
If you can make it please send me an email so we know who we can
If you can't make it, written comment can be sent to:
Thanks & I hope we see you there!
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