• Alliance of Communities for Sustainable Fisheries Demonstrate Lack of Transparency in Federal MPA Program

    The  Alliance of Communities for Sustainable Fisheries demonstrate the lack of transparency in the federal MPA program. The Alliance states:

    “Our experience is that the Federal guidelines for nomination and acceptance into the Federal MPA system allowed for all of these mistakes to happen without comment.  If the above list of problems with the California MPA system were put into question form, to serve as an analysis for future inclusion into the Federal Network, then this might be a place to begin in fleshing out some real criteria; i.e. “What credible evidence has been provided that there is widespread community support for the MPA Network, including support from those who seemingly have a direct cost in providing for the MPA?”, etc.:”