Monday, January 19, 2009

Getting Real

Could it be that the lack of substantial data behind the MLPAI is going to stop enactment of closures?

Fish and Game Commissioner Dan Richards voiced substantial concerns about the MLPA closures, though he and others want to honor the public input to the process so far. He is one of two, possibly three, commissioners who are currently voicing this concern. His comments can be seen in
Western Outdoor News . In summary, the concerns are:
  • No science that supports abalone closure
  • Lack of state funds to enforce the law
Richards noted that the evaluation contracts for the Central Coast MLPA project had been put on hold due to lack of funding.

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