|California Marine Life Protection Act Initiative Announcement|
Posted by on November 18, 2009 at 23:28:54:|
Who: MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force
What: Information regarding the MLPA South Coast Integrated Preferred Alternative (IPA) MPA Proposal (see additional details below)
Where: A summary of the BRTF motion regarding the IPA and associated maps are available at resources.ca.gov/mlpa_scrsg/. Please click on the link titled "Integrated Preferred Alternative." These materials will also be posted to the MLPA website later this week. Additional information is available on MarineMap at www.marinemap.org/marinemap/. The name of the array for the IPA in MarineMap is: MLPA South Coast Integrated Preferred Alternative (IPA)
The Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Blue Ribbon Task Force (BRTF) reviewed the Round 3 MLPA South Coast Regional Stakeholder Group (SCRSG) marine protected area (MPA) proposals at its recent meeting (October 20-22, and November 10). The BRTF approved a motion to forward the three SCRSG proposals, including recommended changes from the stakeholders, to the California Fish and Game Commission. In addition, the BRTF has unanimously (5-0) adopted a preferred MPA proposal for the south coast study region. Development of materials and evaluations for the MLPA South Coast Integrated Preferred Alternative MPA Proposal is currently underway. In the coming weeks, additional materials related to the IPA will be posted on the website as they become available. The evaluations for the IPA and the three SCRSG proposals will be presented to the California Fish and Game Commission at its upcoming meeting on December 9.
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