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Archive for July, 2009

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Scrutiny Begins for Marine Protection Plans

Scrutiny Begins for Marine Protection Plans

Next Tuesday, a Department of Fish and Game oversight panel will evaluate six proposals to broaden marine protected areas along the coast of Southern California, which include plans to strengthen marine protections along Laguna Beach’s coastline. The panel’s feedback to the interested groups involved in drafting the proposals, as well as recommendations from an advisory […]

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Enforcing a Slippery Issue

Enforcing a Slippery Issue

As state wildlife officials move closer to finalizing a Southern California coastal protection plan, enforcement has emerged as a significant issue in the debate. The various constituents involved in shaping the boundaries of marine protected areas agree enforcement resources are woefully lacking, and all sides point to enforcement short-comings to bolster their opposing positions. Joy […]