This petition is in support of The Watermen’s Alliance (WA) http://www.watermensalliance.com/ which represents the interests of the Los Angeles Fathomiers, the Long Beach Neptunes, the San Diego Freedivers, the Orange County Spearos, and the Santa Barbara Freedivers
The watermen's Alliance offered comments regarding the 15 day notice of amendments to the South Coast MLPA (Section 632, Title 14) per the Administrative Procedure Act
The following Comments are specifically in reference to: Revised regulatory language document http://www.fgc.ca.gov/regulations/new/2010/632sc15dayregs.pdf
The full consensus document can be found at the following 2 links
please send a letter to the fish and game commission below
- President of the California Fish and Game Commission
Commissioner Jim Kellogg
I am writting in support of the consensus position the Watermen's Alliance has taken on amendments to the South Coast MLPA (Section 632, Title 14)
The following Comments are specifically in reference to:
Revised regulatory language document http://www.fgc.ca.gov/regulations/new/2010/632sc15dayregs.pdf
632(b) (9) Water Quality Monitoring should omit allowance for any take within any State Marine Reserve. As it is unlawful to take any living marine resource from a State Marine Reserve.
623 (b) (86) Painted Cave (Santa Cruz Island) State Marine Conservation Area and
632 (b) (90) Anacapa Island State Marine Conservation Area.
The Watermen’s Alliance supports the addition of “The recreational take of pelagic finfish [subsection 632(a)(3)], including Pacific bonito, and white seabass by spearfishing [Section 1.76] in all pre-ehisting SMCAs in which lower level of protection activities are presently allowed (take of spiny lobster)
632(b)(95)Option B. I support addition of subsections 632(b)(95)(B) and 632(b)(95)(C).
632(b) (97) Point Vicente State Marine Conservation Area I support regulatory language which will allow shore based angling, spearfishing for pelagic finfish and white sea bass as well as continued kelp forest restoration and monitoring activities by the Santa Monica Baykeepers.
632 (b) (102).Blue Cavern (Catalina Island) State Marine Conservation Area I support the contention that no anchoring codes should apply only to the existing and enforced present boundaries of the science reserve 33° 26.65' N. lat. 118° 29.33' W. long.; 33° 26.83' N. lat. 118° 29.13' W. long.; 33° 26.96' N. lat. 118° 28.56' W. long.; 33° 26.92' N. lat. 118° 28.53' W. long.; and 33° 26.87' N. lat. 118° 28.62' W. long. Until a time in which the conservancy or the state can establish a series of public mooring buoys at this site.
632 (b) (112) Laguna Beach State Marine Reserve I support Option 4-R for Laguna
632(b)(113) Dana Point State Marine Conservation Area. I support Take Option B and Access Option A
632(b)(119) and (632)(b)(120) I support Option 1 (the IPA boundaries for SMR and SMCA boundaries). also please include spearfishing to section 632 (b) (120) (B)
(B) Take of all living marine resources is prohibited except the recreational take of pelagic finfish [subsection 632(a)(3)], including Pacific bonito, by hook and line only is allowed. (add spearfishing)
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