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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

UPDATE - New Location for Upcoming MLPA Scoping Meeting

UPDATE - New Location for Upcoming MLPA Scoping Meeting

Attend the meeting and make sure the interests of recreational anglers are heard!
When:            Friday, July 23, 2010
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Where:          Hyatt Regency Long Beach
200 South Pine Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90802
The meeting location for the July 23, 2010 scoping meeting for the South Coast phase of the Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) has been changed. Originally set to be held at the Port of Long Beach Administration Building, the meeting has been relocated to the Hyatt Regency Long Beach.
The purpose of the meeting is to receive input from interested agencies and the public on issues related to the potential environmental effects of the MPA proposals being considered for the South Coast region.
Please attend the public meeting on July 23 to ensure that anglers have a strong presence! The public will have an opportunity to comment at the meeting. Let the department know how important recreational fishing is to you and your family, and that additional marine reserves do not always mean more - or better - conservation! If you are unable to attend the meeting in person, written comments may be e-mailed to
Visit for more information on the July 23 meeting.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

MLPA - Public Meeting - Monitoring Plan

Invitation to Attend Public Workshop on Development
of a South Coast Marine Protected Areas Monitoring Plan

The California Marine Protected Areas Monitoring Enterprise (MPA Monitoring Enterprise), in cooperation with the California Department of Fish and Game (DFG), invites you to attend a public workshop to inform the development of an MPA monitoring plan for the South Coast region (Point Conception to the California/Mexico border).

These workshops will:  
  • Describe the role and function of the MPA Monitoring Enterprise;
  • Provide an overview of the anticipated process and timeline to develop the South Coast MPA Monitoring Plan;
  • Present information about the MPA monitoring framework and approach developed to meet MLPA requirements; and
  • Offer an opportunity for participants to provide input on MPA monitoring perspectives and priorities.

This workshop will take place in three locations in the south coast region (all times are approximately 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM). All workshops will have the same format and agenda, which will be posted on the MPA Monitoring Enterprise website and distributed to participants who RSVP (see below) prior to the events:

Monday, July 19:  Santa Barbara
Fess Parker’s Doubletree
633 East Cabrillo Boulevard
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
(805) 564-4333

Tuesday, July 20:  Santa Monica

Marriott-Le Merigot Beach Hotel
1740 Ocean Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90401-3214
(800) 785-8708

Monday, July 26:  Carlsbad
Hilton Garden Inn
6450 Carlsbad Boulevard
Carlsbad, CA 92011
(760) 476-0800

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP by Wednesday, July 14 to Christine Lim ( or 415-391-7900) with the date/location you will attend. Lunch will be provided for those who RSVP.

Please feel free to forward this email to other members of the public who would be interested in attending.  Additionally, the MPA Monitoring Enterprise has started a listserv for announcements and updates. If you’d like to subscribe to receive email updates and information, please click here.

Please contact Christine Lim (see email address above) with any questions. For more information about the MPA Monitoring Enterprise, please visit

Thank you in advance,

MPA Monitoring Enterprise

 MPA Monitoring Enterprise

California’s Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) requires monitoring to: ensure the MPAs meet MLPA goals; facilitate adaptive management of MPAs; and improve understanding of marine systems. The MPA Monitoring Enterprise was developed under the auspices of the California Ocean Science Trust to work in partnership with the Department of Fish and Game and others to lead development of monitoring that meets these requirements. The MPA Monitoring Enterprise does not have a role in MPA planning or adoption. 

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