Where: MLPA website: http://www.dfg.ca.gov/mlpa/
Friday, September 25, 2009
Where: MLPA website: http://www.dfg.ca.gov/mlpa/
MLPA South Coast Project
Who: Members of the public
What: Opportunities to provide public comment on the MLPA South Coast Project
Where: MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force (BRTF) meeting
Hilton Long Beach & Executive Meeting Center
701 West Ocean Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90831
When: Public comment will be taken on Wednesday, October 21, 2009 at approximately 1:30 p.m.
and again at approximately 7:00 p.m.
The public is invited to provide comments directly related to recommending a preferred marine protected area (MPA) proposal for the MLPA South Coast Study Region, the primary purpose for this BRTF meeting.
- Feedback on specific shape boundaries, types (classifications) of MPAs, and location of proposed MPAs is valuable. Do you support what is being proposed? If not, can you offer a specific change in shape, classification and/or location?
We request that speakers chose one comment period in which to speak.. See below for specific guidelines for providing effective public comment.
Opportunities for the public to learn about the Round 3 final regional stakeholder group MPA proposals include:
- Review Round 3 final SCRSG proposals on the MLPA website after Thursday, September 24 (visit the popular resources box at www.dfg.gov.ca/mlpa).
- On Wednesday, October 21, 2009, screenshots of each final SCRSG MPA proposal will be available for public viewing outside of the general meeting room.
Please refer to the below and attached document, Guidelines for Providing Public Comment to the MLPA Initiative South Coast Project for additional information.
Marine Life Protection Act South Coast Project
The Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Initiative is designed as a transparent, science-based and stakeholder-driven process. As such, public comment is important to the success of the marine protected area (MPA) planning process. There are different methods available for public comment listed below.
Marine Life Protection Act Initiative
c/o California Natural Resources Agency
1416 Ninth Street, Suite 1311
Sacramento, CA 95814
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Thursday, September 17, 2009
California Marine Life Protection Act Initiative Announcement
Who: The MLPA Initiative invites members of the public interested in learning more about redesigning marine protected areas (MPAs) for the north coast
What: Save the date for a public workshop to:
· Receive an introduction to the MLPA and MLPA Initiative
· Review the north coast MPA planning process
· Learn the necessary components of an MPA proposal, including science and feasibility guidelines
· Receive basic training in MarineMap, the MLPA Initiative’s online mapping tool
When: Tuesday, September 29, 2009, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Staff will also be available on Wednesday, September 30 at multiple locations to answer more detailed and specific questions.
Where: Workshop to be held in Eureka with staffed satellite locations in Crescent City and Fort Bragg. Venues to be determined, but will include in-person, teleconference and webinar options to allow you to participate from any number of locations.
RSVP: Light refreshments will be served for in-person participants. To ensure adequate food, beverage and seating, please RSVP for in-person participation to Delbra Gibbs (916.424.8897 or email@example.com).
Friday, September 4, 2009
Is that clear enough?
The MLPA process is almost over and it’s not looking good for the fisherman by ANY measure. TO BE CLEAR, if you are a fishermen this IS going to change where you fish and what you catch for the WORSE. This WILL put landings, tackle stores, marinas and charter boats out business. This WILL take jobs from honest, hardworking people who do what they love for a living.
What can you do?
There are two more KEY dates left in this battle. It’s NOT too late. YOU can still make a difference.
We need YOU. YES YOU! Plain and simple we need BODIES to win this battle.
The first event you can attend is your local AWARENESS RALLY. There are currently three of these organized for . PLEASE come out and bring your trailer boat, kayak, etc. with you for a PEACEFULL drive around your local Marinas and Launch Areas. There will be flyers, stickers and banners available to dress your vehicles up for the rally. PLEASE make every effort to attend and GET YOUR BUDDIES involved.
Here are links to the events:
San Diego Rally
Orange County Rally
Los Angeles Rally
These Rallys are all to raise awareness for the LAST PUBLIC MLPA MEETING . IF YOU ONLY DO ONE THING for the MLPA battle, PLEASE BE AT THIS MEETING.
Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA 90045
If you would like to learn more about the MLPA Process, please see www.YesFishing.org
If you would like to discuss the MLPA and get up to the minute news, please see Marine Life Protection Act Initiative (MLPA) -
I know a lot of you are BURNT on the MLPA issue (myself included!) but this is the final stretch and we need one last push! The awesome angler turn out at the Santa Ana meetings truly made an impact. It’s time to make ourselves seen and heard AGAIN.
Thanks very much for your support.