California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Draft SCRSG MPA Arrays and Draft External MPA Proposals for the MLPA South Coast Study Region: Evaluations and Supplementary Information

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Various methods are being used to evaluate marine protected area (MPA) proposals for the Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) South Coast Study Region. Evaluations of proposals are conducted relative to MLPA goals, science guidelines, potential impacts to commercial and recreational fishing, California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) feasibility criteria, and California Department of Parks and Recreation guidance.

From this page you can view a document that describes the various evaluation methods, the evaluations of draft MPA arrays and draft external MPA proposals, and additional supplementary information.