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MLPA North Central Coast Regional Stakeholder Group - Work Group Draft Options for an MPA Array and Draft MPA Proposals Generated Externally to the NCCRSG Work Group Process (for initial review by the MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team and Blue Ribbon Task Force)

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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 others have submitted MPA proposals to the task force and NCCRSG for review and consideration. Initial arrays developed by the NCCRSG work groups and draft proposals submitted from outside the NCCRSG work group process("external") will be analyzed by the MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team and reviewed by the task force for initial feedback.

Six initial MPA arrays have been developed by the NCCRSG and are expected to be revised and further refined at future NCCRSG meetings:

Four draft MPA proposals have been received and potentially may be revised and further refined by the proponents:

In addition to the ten arrays and proposals, the existing array of MPAs will also be evaluated and reviewed.

Draft Option for an MPA Array, "Option EA"

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Draft Option for an MPA Array, "Option EB"

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Draft Option for an MPA Array, "Option JA"

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Draft Option for an MPA Array, "Option JB"

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Draft Option for an MPA Array, "Option TA"

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Draft Option for an MPA Array, "Option TB"

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External Draft Proposal A

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External Draft Proposal B

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External Draft Proposal C

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External Draft Proposal D

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Proposal Zero (existing array of MPAs)