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Unformatted text preview: CALIFORNIA MARINE LIFE PROTECTION ACT MASTER PLAN for Marine Protected Areas California Department of Fish & Game Revised Draft January 2008 California Department of Fish and Game Master Plan for Marine Protected Areas January 2008 Table of Contents Acronyms and Abbreviations...................................................................................................................................i Executive Summary..................................................................................................................................................ii 1.0 Introduction................................................................................................................................................. 1 1.1 Californias Marine Heritage..................................................................................................................... 2 1.1.1 Oceanography ..................................................................................................................................... 2 1.1.2 Marine Life ........................................................................................................................................... 3 1.2 Factors Affecting Californias Marine Ecosystems................................................................................... 4 1.3 Californias Marine Management Policies................................................................................................ 5 1.3.1 The Early Years ................................................................................................................................... 5 1.3.2 Post World War II................................................................................................................................. 7 1.3.3 Recent Legislation ............................................................................................................................... 8 1.3.4 Fishery Closures and MPAs .............................................................................................................. 11 1.4 Marine Protected Areas Generally......................................................................................................... 12 1.5 MLPA Initiative Process ......................................................................................................................... 14 1.5.1 Roles in the Marine Life Protection Act Initiative ............................................................................... 15 2.0 Process for Designing Alternative MPA Network Proposals............................................................... 18 2.1 Identifying Study Regions ...................................................................................................................... 18 2.2 Study Region Timeline........................................................................................................................... 20 2.3 The Blue Ribbon Task Force MPA Design Process .............................................................................. 21The Blue Ribbon Task Force MPA Design Process ....
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