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Attend historic meeting on December 15 in Santa Barbara to decideocean protection
History will be made in Santa Barbara onDecember 15th, when we have a
once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to safeguardSouthern
's oceans for futuregenerations by adopting a series of MarineProtected Areas (MPAs) along our coast. Aftermore than two years and hundreds of hours of stakeholder negotiations, public testimony andscientific input, the CA Fish and GameCommission will hold its final public hearing inSanta Barbara to consider and vote on what small sections off the SouthernCalifornia coast (from Point Conception to the Mexican border) will beestablished as MPAs.The package of MPAs most likely to be adopted by the Commission, the"Integrated Preferred Alternative" (IPA) proposal, is a compromise betweenconservation and fishing interests. However, despite the fact that this proposalwould set aside only a fraction of Southern California's coastal ocean forprotection while leaving nearly 85% open to fishing (including the vast majorityof popular fishing spots), vocal opponents are still calling for less protection andeven attempting to undermine the process entirely. For this reason, it isabsolutely critical that we have an overwhelming showing of public support forMPAs at the December 15th hearing. Channelkeeper encourages all local citizenswho care about our oceans to attend this final meeting and voice support for theCommission's adoption of the IPA as the bare minimum level of protectionneeded for our invaluable ocean and coast.
PLEASE ATTEND THE MEETING!
Fish and Game Commission MPA Adoption HearingWednesday, December 15, 2010(meeting time to be announced soon)Hotel Mar Monte1111 East Cabrillo Blvd.Santa Barbara, CA 93103Please RSVPhereto let us know you plan to attend so we can share moreinformation about the meeting when it becomes available. In addition toattending the meeting or if you absolutely cannot attend, please considersubmitting comments to the Commission email@example.com their