California Department of Fish and Wildlife

NCCRSG MPA Proposals for the MLPA North Central Coast Study Region: Evaluations

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Various methods are being used to evaluate North Central Coast Regional Stakeholder Group (NCCRSG) marine protected area (MPA) proposals for the MLPA North Central Coast Study Region. Evaluations of proposals are conducted relative to MLPA goals, science guidelines, and California Department of Fish and Game (CDFG) feasibility criteria. Potential impacts to commercial and recreational consumptive users are also evaluated.

  • Evaluation methods document, describing the various evaluations and how they are prepared
    "Clean" Version | "Track Changes" Version
    March 31, 2008
  • Goal 3 evaluation (pertaining to improved recreational, educational, and study opportunities provided by marine ecosystems that are subject to minimal human disturbance)
    April 14, 2008
  • Goals 1 and 4 analysis (related to habitat representation, replication, and protection level)
  • Goals 2 and 6 analysis (related to size and spacing)
  • Recreational and commercial fishing analysis (related to potential economic impacts)
    April 16, 2008
  • Birds analysis (related to protecting forage, breeding and rearing areas)
    April 7, 2008
  • Mammals analysis (related to protecting forage, breeding and rearing areas)
    April 14, 2008
  • Abalone analysis (related to potential socioeconomic impacts)
    April 14, 2008
  • CDFG feasibility analysis (related to the feasibility of the proposals from a management and enforcement perspective)
    April 17, 2008
  • CDFG goals and objectives analysis (related to the goals and objectives for each MPA proposal)
    April 17, 2008