The California Fisheries Coalition is a group of 26 recreational and commercial fishing associations, seafood processors, abalone growers and kelp harvesters.
CFC commissioned two studies that question the scientific basis of MLPA. Clearly this group has an agenda that would benefit by biologists taking issue with MLPA studies. However, their questions are worth noting.
Review of EcoTrust study of socioeconomic impact of MLPA on the Central Coast fisheries: http://www.cafisheriescoalition.org/docs/Ecotrust_Peer_%20Review.pdf
Review of MLPA Science Advisory Team recommendations for North Central Coast: http://www.cafisheriescoalition.org/docs/Final_HPW_Review.pdf
CVs of the authors: http://www.cafisheriescoalition.org/cirricula_vitae.htm