Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in the California South Coast Study Region

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
Planning and Research, Office of (Office of Planning and Research)
Document Title
Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in the California South Coast Study Region
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preperation

Document Description
Pursuant to the Marine Life Projection Act, the California Fish and Game Commission and the California Department of Fish and Game (CDFG) have redesigned and re-evaluated the California South Coast Study Region's (SCSR) Marine Protection Areas (MPAs). The SCSR consists of the coastal area between Point Conception and the California/Mexico border, and the MPA redesign is intended to: increase coherence and effectiveness in protecting the State's marine life and habitats, marine ecosystems, and marine natural heritage, as well as to improve recreational, educational, and study opportunities provided by marine ecosystems subject to minimal human disturbance.

Contact Information
Rebecca Ota
California Department of Fish and Game Commission
North Central Region 1416 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814



Cross Streets
Offshore California from Pt. Conception to California/Mexico Border
Other Location Info
Offshore California

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (Establish Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in Offshore CA)
Local Action
Other Action Other Action: MPAs
Project Issues
Other Issues Cumulative Effects Water Quality Traffic/Circulation Toxic/Hazardous Schools/Universities Recreation/Parks Minerals Geologic/Seismic Economics/Jobs Biological Resources Archaeologic-Historic Air Quality Other Issues: fishing
Reviewing Agencies
State Lands Commission California Coastal Commission California Department of Boating and Waterways California Department of Parks and Recreation Caltrans, Division of Transportation Planning Department of Water Resources Office of Historic Preservation Other Agency(ies) Resources Agency State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality
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