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State Water Resources Control Board - Agenda Item   Click Here (36KB)

    August 16, 2010 - Consideration of a resolution to provide staff with direction regarding marine protected areas and state water quality protection areas

CFC Request for Extension of DEIR Commentary Period - Sept. 2010   Click Here (1.9MB)

    CFC letter to the Fish & Game Commission requesting an extension of the public comment period for the South Coast MLPA Draft Environmental Impact Report

CFC South Coast CEQA Scoping Comments - August 2010   Click Here (365KB)

State Senator Dutton's Letter to the DFG - May 2010   Click Here (91KB)

State Senator Dutton's Letter to the DFG - June 2010   Click Here (147KB)

    In this pair of letters, Sen. Dutton confronts DFG Director McCamman with the recommendations of the Legislative Analyst's Office to suspend MLPA implementation for a variety of reasons

Legal Advisory Letter - March 2009   Click Here (397KB)

    Authorities and Responsibilities of the California Fish and Game Commission and the California Department of Fish and Game under the Marine Life Protection Act and the Marine Managed Areas Improvement Act

Letter to CA Legislature 2009 Budget Conference Committee   Click Here (382KB)

    CFC and multiple signatories sent this request that fund expenditures for MLPA be removed from the 2009 budget

Action Alert   Click Here (13KB)

    MPAs - What Can Fishermen Do? - PART II: THE BUDGET

Ventura County Star - Lessons in Ocean Protection Failures   Click Here (448KB)

    Steve Scheiblauer's November 18, 2008 OpEd discusses MLPA implementation

CFC in the Press - September 2008   Click Here (340KB)

    Vern Goehring's OpEd that received wide circulation throughout California

RFA North Central Coast CEQA Scoping Comments - July 2008   Click Here (89KB)

CSUC North Central Coast CEQA Scoping Comments - July 2008   Click Here (413KB)

CFC Central Coast CEQA Scoping Comments - August 2006   Click Here (310KB)

CWPA Central Coast CEQA Scoping Comments - August 2006   Click Here (147KB)

RFA Central Coast CEQA Scoping Comments - August 2006   Click Here (403KB)

CFC MPLAI Central Coast Critique - June 2006   Click Here (450KB)

    Summary Recommendations From a Critique of MLPA Initiative compiled by 24 stakeholders representing central coast fishing communities who participated in good faith in the central coast process with the full critique attached

Peer Review   Click Here (2.5MB)

    PEER REVIEW CALIFORNIA MARINE LIFE PROTECTION ACT (MLPA) SCIENCE ADVICE AND MPA NETWORK PROPOSALS
    by Ray Hilborn, PhD, Richard Parrish, PhD, Carl J. Walters, PhD

Biographies of Peer Review Scientists   Click Here (14KB)

    A brief single page document with bios for Ray Hilborn, PhD, Richard Parrish, PhD and Carl J. Walters, PhD

MLPA Background   Click Here (28KB)

    Background on the Marine Life Protection Act and the MLPA Initiative

Peer Review Highlights   Click Here (67KB)

    A brief overview of the Peer Review - press friendly quotes with page citations

Options for Funding the Activities of the MLPAI   Click Here (182KB)

    At the beginning of the Central Coast phase, the MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force (BRTF) retained Craig Brown (former director of finance under Governor Pete Wilson) and Tim Gage (former director of finance under Governor Gray Davis) as consultants to the BRTF. Their report identifies options for long-term funding of the Marine Life Protection Act.

Statement of Purpose   Click Here (101KB)

    This document is the framework that governs the California Fisheries Coalition and the relationship between its diverse member organizations

CFC Backgrounder   Click Here (27KB)

    A brief explanation of the makeup and mission of the California Fisheries Coalition

Economic Statement   Click Here (98KB)

    Briefly outlines the gross economic impact that CFC member organizations have in California

Morro Bay Comments   Click Here (20KB)

    Mayor Janice Peters comments to Fish & Game Commission re: Support for Fisherman's Proposal



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