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Why does CA State Parks & Rec want to ban fishing?

Posted by Noyo Jim (Posts: 37)
on May-6-08 9:25am

As many of you may have heard, the California Department of State Parks and Recreation wrote a letter in support of "alternative 4" for the MLPA, including support for a marine reserve at Salt Point State Park that would close much of the park to all fishing and diving. Alternative 4 is the creation of the NRDC and other environmental groups.

Like the DFG, the Department of Parks & Rec is controlled by a Commission that sets policy guidance.

If the Dept. of State Parks & Rec is set on supporting marine reserves at many of the state-owned campgrounds on our coast, we are in deep doo-doo, especially in the northern region.

The State Parks & Recreation Commission meets on May 16th in Fort Bragg, 9:30 am, at the Town Hall on Main Street. This is our next opportunity to weigh in with decision makers and try to get the Parks Commission to give guidance to their own Department about this important shore angling and abalone dive site. We need to grill them about their policy on the MLPA and boycott their parks and foundation events if they are against fishing.

The agenda and details for the State Parks & Rec Commission can be found here:

http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=25054


If you can make it to the Parks Commission meeting in Fort Bragg on May 16th, at 9:30 am, give me a call at 707-357-3422 or email me at flatland@mcn.org.

Public comments can be made to: Louis Nastro, LNastro@parks.ca.gov, 916/653-0524, or to State Park and Recreation Commission, Box 942896, Sacramento, CA 94296-0001

We will be asking for time on a future Commission meeting agenda for a public discussion of State Parks & Recs policy on the MLPA. We will be asking them to reconsider the support Parks has given to closing much of Salt Point State Park. Given the financial difficulties of the state parks system, and the dependence of state parks on fishermen and divers, it's hard to understand why they want to kill the goose that lays the Golden Egg...

After the meeting, the North Coast Fishing Association will be hosting a free BBQ at at 5pm at the Telstar Charters dock in Noyo Harbor. The NCFA is a local RFA affiliate club active on wave energy projects and working on the MLPA process.

PLEASE FORWARD THIS ACTION ALERT TO ALL FISHERMEN AND DIVERS. POST ON WEBSITES!

Jim Martin
Recreational Fishing Alliance

Join us at the RFA Dinner June 14th at the Marin Rod & Gun Club in San Rafael:
http://rfadinner.eventbrite.com

Link: RFA Dinner June 14th


Current thread:
Why does CA State Parks & Rec want to ban fishing?   Noyo Jim - May-6-08 9:25am
The battle over Salt Point was a bitter one and...   Ken Jones - May-6-08 4:49pm
Between Salt and Stewarts Points   gyozadude - May-6-08 5:18pm
quick question about sea ranch   newgen - May-6-08 6:38pm
Several people from Sea Ranch attended almost...   Ken Jones - May-6-08 8:00pm
Re: Several people from Sea Ranch attended almost.   gyozadude - May-6-08 10:10pm
Re: Several people from Sea Ranch attended almost.   Dan V. - May-7-08 11:29am
So... write your letter to State Parks Commission!   Noyo Jim - May-7-08 11:52am
Private vs. Public Access   gyozadude - May-8-08 12:03am


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