Thursday, November 19, 2009

Final BRTF Map Posted

The Integrated Preferred Alternative (IPA) as seen above (click to enlarge) has been posted on the MLPA website here: and is also available in Marine Map here: The name of the array for the IPA in Marine Map is: "MLPA South Coast Integrated Preferred Alternative (IPA)". You will want to use Marine Map if you are interested in seeing the regulations for each protected area.

As our post says below, Surfrider is supportive of the IPA because we feel it contains a balance of diverse perspectives from all ocean uses. Plus it contains important areas of habitat that will be critical for the longevity of MPAs in So Cal. Furthermore, the unanimous BRTF vote makes it clear that the IPA is getting the strongest possible recommendation to move forward to the DFG.

It is very important that people attend the Fish and Game Commission hearing on Dec 9th to voice support for the IPA. Surfrider will be creating talking points; and if you are interested in testifying in support of the IPA, please contact Stefanie at:

We are going to post an "action alert" next week so that you can personally write to the Fish and Game urging them to adopt the IPA.

Stay tuned....

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