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Farnsworth not a proposed SMR (MPA), sources and public comments


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Posted by Dave Gaines on November 13, 2009 at 09:05:17:

In Reply to: Is Farnswoth going to be an MPA? posted by Chris on November 12, 2009 at 22:53:21:

No, Farnsworth is not designated as a no-take zone at this time. It is only designated as a State Marine Conservation Area. This prohibits the taking of marine life other than squid by nets, swordfish by harpoon and pelagic finfish by fishing, Spearfishing and round haul nets (can you say tuna nets). In other words, you can fish for tuna, marlin, swordfish, bonita and other free-swimming fish. The only State Marine Reserve areas being proposed for Catalina Island so far are Casino Point, Long Point and Blue Caverns. Here’s a map of the proposed areas:
http://www.dfg.ca.gov/mlpa/pdfs/mpaoptions_maps.pdf
A written description of each of these areas:
http://www.dfg.ca.gov/mlpa/pdfs/mpaoptions_descriptions.pdf
MPA options under consideration for the South Coast. The map above and written considerations can be found on this page.
http://www.dfg.ca.gov/mlpa/mpaoptions_sc.asp
The MLPA Home Page. A wealth of information on the MLPA, including upcoming meetings and a public comments section where you can leave your thoughts and ideas on Farnsworth.
http://www.dfg.ca.gov/mlpa/index.asp



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