California Department of Fish and Wildlife

MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force Recommendations for the South Coast Study Region

A marine protected area (MPA) proposal was unanimously adopted on November 10, 2009 by the MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force (BRTF) as the MLPA South Coast Integrated Preferred Alternative (IPA) MPA Proposal to be recommended to the California Fish and Game Commission (CFGC). The IPA integrates elements from three MPA proposals developed by the MLPA South Coast Regional Stakeholder Group (SCSRG); the BRTF also adopted a motion to forward SCRSG MPA proposals 1, 2 and 3 to the CFGC for consideration. The IPA, along with three SCRSG MPA proposals, comes after extensive science evaluation, and stakeholder and public input over 18 months. The IPA recommends 50 marine protected areas (MPAs) in state waters in the MLPA South Coast Study Region, which extends from Point Conception in Santa Barbara County to the California/Mexico border in San Diego County.

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The three MPA proposals from the SCRSG:

In addition to the IPA and the three SCRSG MPA proposals, the existing array of MPAs have also been evaluated and reviewed.

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Round 3 Revised SCRSG MPA Proposal 1

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Round 3 Revised SCRSG MPA Proposal 2

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Round 3 Revised SCRSG MPA Proposal 3

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Proposal 0 (zero)

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Maps and Tables Comparing All Proposals

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