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MPA Arrays, Proposals and Evaluations: Round 2 (North Central Coast Study Region)

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Round 2 North Coast Draft MPA Proposals

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Draft marine protected area (MPA) proposals were developed by the Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) North Coast Regional Stakeholder Group (NCRSG) in Round 2 of the north coast MPA planning process. These draft MPA proposals will be analyzed by the MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team (SAT), California Department of Fish and Game (DFG), California Department of Parks and Recreation (California State Parks), and MLPA Initiative staff. They will also be reviewed by the MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force (BRTF).

Four draft MPA proposals were developed by two NCRSG work groups, named "Ruby" and "Sapphire." Each work group also developed separate recommendations for special closures. Information regarding the four draft MPA proposals and four recommendations for special closures is listed below, along with information regarding the existing north coast MPAs (Proposal 0).

Maps: Draft Proposed Special Closures: Note that each of the four special closure recommendations above contain different combinations of proposed special closures. These maps include all the proposed special closures referenced in any one of the four recommendations. For details regarding which specific special closures are associated with which proposals, reference the materials above.

In addition to these proposals, the existing north coast study region MPAs will also be evaluated and reviewed.

Proposal 0

Round 2 Evaluations

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General Evaluation Materials

Overview of SAT Evaluations

SAT Habitat Representation, Habitat Replication, MPA Size, and MPA Spacing Evaluations

SAT Potential Commercial and Recreational Fishery Impacts Evaluation

SAT Bioeconomic Model Evaluations

SAT Marine Bird and Mammal Evaluations

SAT Water Quality Evaluation

Goal 3 Evaluation

California Department of Fish and Game Evaluation (related to the management, enforcement, and goals and objectives of the proposed MPAs)

California Department of Parks and Recreation Evaluation (related to the design and management of the proposed MPAs)