Blue Cavern SMCA - F&G Commission action today

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Posted by Ken Kurtis on April 11, 2012 at 15:28:06:

The F&G Commission today voted unanimously to adopt emergency regulations that will remove the no-anchoring/no-mooring restrictions in the entire Blue Cavern SMCA. At the same time, they also officially re-established the Wrigley Marine Life Refuge, which DOES have a no-anchoring/no-mooring restriction (as it has since 1988). So basically, as far as anchoring is concerned, the area will go back to the way things were prior to January 1. But remember that the entire Blue Cavern SMCA is still no-take.

However . . .

The regulations do not take effect immediately. It'll be about 20 days or so, but the changes should be effective around May 1, in time for Chamber Day.

Also note that these are emergency regulations, so they're only in effect for 180 days. However, the Commission made special note that they will have to approve permanent language for this, which they intend to do within the 180-day period.

- Ken
Ken Kurtis
Owner, Reef Seekers Dive Co.
Member - Statewide Interests Group, MLPAi
(310) 652-4990

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