California Department of Fish and Wildlife

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Announcement: Initial suggestions for potential MPA proposals within the MLPA North Central Coast Study Region are accepted through October 4, 2007

What: Initial suggestions for potential MPA proposals within the MLPA North Central Coast Study Region (Alder Creek/Point Arena in Mendocino County to Pigeon Point in San Mateo County)

When: Initial suggestions for potential MPA proposals must be submitted via email or by standard mail to arrive no later than 12:00 noon on Thursday, October 4.

Where: Initial suggestions for potential MPA proposals must be submitted via email to AskMPA@wildlife.ca.gov or by standard mail to:

Marine Life Protection Act Initiative
c/o California Natural Resources Agency
1416 Ninth Street, Suite 1311
Sacramento, CA 95814

Details: The North Central Coast Regional Stakeholder Group (NCCRSG) is the primary source of alternative marine protected area proposals to the MLPA Initiative Blue Ribbon Task Force; however, the MLPA Initiative is an open, transparent process and it is possible others will submit MPA proposals to the task force and the NCCRSG for their review and consideration. Initial suggestions for potential MPA proposals within the MLPA North Central Coast Study Region (Alder Creek/Point Arena in Mendocino County to Pigeon Point in San Mateo County) are welcome through 12:00 noon on Thursday, October 4, 2007.

Initial suggestions for potential MPA proposals must be made using the template for draft MPA proposals available on the MLPA website at www.dfg.ca.gov/marine/pdfs/agenda_082207m.pdf. While additional information may also be provided, providing the requested information in the template format will facilitate staff preparation of maps (geographic information system - GIS - shape files are welcome with your submission!).

All initial suggestions for potential MPA proposals, MPA proposals, and assessments of proposals will be made public. Similar proposals may be jointly assessed and any proposal determined to be sufficiently at variance with the Marine Life Protection Act may not warrant further assessment. Initial suggestions for potential MPA proposals must be submitted via email to AskMPA@wildlife.ca.gov or by standard mail (to arrive no later than 12:00 noon on Thursday, October 4) to:

Marine Life Protection Act Initiative
c/o California Natural Resources Agency
1416 Ninth Street, Suite 1311
Sacramento, CA 95814