AB 3030 is very bad legislation, and we have dubbed it as “MLPA 2.0”. It is very broad and extremely ambiguous, and the authors have refused to explain how they define “protection”. While the bill is presumably well-intentioned, California already has some of the nation’s most stringent environmental laws and protections. In its current form, this legislation poses a significant threat to recreational fishing access in the state. Requiring the state to arbitrarily “protect” thirty percent of the ocean will almost certainly lead to large-scale closures to recreational fishing. We need your help! Donate today to help us defeat AB3030 and to continue to fight for your right to fish!
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CCA National’s Position regarding Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) on a national level. This was inserted into the Magnuson Stevens Act, which is the overarching law governing marine fisheries in federal waters.
16 U.S.C. 1853(b)(2)(C)
MSA Section 303(b)(2)(C)
(C) with respect to any closure of an area under this Act that prohibits all fishing, ensure that such closure— (i) is based on the best scientific information available; (ii) includes criteria to assess the conservation benefit of the closed area; (iii) establishes a timetable for review of the closed area’s performance that is consistent with the purposes of the closed area; and (iv) is based on an assessment of the benefits and impacts of the closure, including its size, in relation to other management measures (either alone or in combination with such measures), including the benefits and impacts of limiting access to: users of the area, overall fishing activity, fishery science, and fishery and marine conservation;