Archives by Tag 'DFG'
Two CONCUR Projects Move Toward Implementation: Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement and Southern California MPAs
We at CONCUR like to take on key roles in controversial large-scale, high stakes projects and programs, helping parties find a viable “solution space” and moving projects towards implementation. In December, two projects where we did just that hit major milestones. One involves what will be the largest deep bore tunnel in the [...]
CONCUR partnered with the California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) staff to support the work of the San Miguel Island Abalone Fishery Advisory Group (AAG) – a broad-based stakeholder group convened to develop management alternatives for a potential red abalone fishery at San Miguel Island. The Advisory Group, comprising commercial fishing, recreational diving, marine [...]
Abalone Advisory Group (AAG) Releases Report: “Management Options for a Potential Red Abalone Fishery on San Miguel Island” (January 29, 2010)
A novel collaborative process designed and led by CONCUR to develop a range of management options for a potential red abalone fishery reached a major milestone on February 16, 2010, when the Marine Resources Committee (MRC) of the California Fish and Game Commission met to discuss the newly-released report.
The report – entitled “Management Options for [...]
CONCUR Principal Scott McCreary co-authored an article with Marine Life Protection Act Initiative colleagues entitled “Science-based and stakeholder-driven marine protected area network planning: A successful case study from north central California“, published in the current issue of Ocean & Coastal Management [53 (2010) 52-68]. Former CONCUR intern Kathryn Hoffman was a key co-author.
Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) – BRTF Unanimously Adopts South Coast Region MPA Proposal (November 2009)
On November 12, 2009, the MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force (BRTF) unanimously (5 – 0) adopted a preferred marine protected area (MPA) proposal for the south coast study region, which includes 27 state marine reserves (SMRs), 1 state marine park (SMP) and 16 state marine conservation areas (SMCAs); this recommended proposal is referred to as [...]
On August 5, 2009, the California Fish & Game Commission voted to place roughly 20 percent of the state’s north central coastal waters (or approximately 153 square miles) into 21 marine protected areas (MPAs) and 3 marine recreational management areas. The designated waters (map below) were identified through a CONCUR-facilitated multi-stakeholder process (DFG project home [...]
CONCUR is the lead facilitator for the California Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Initiative’s Regional Stakeholder Group (RSG) in its Southern California Study Region. The MLPA provides that California will establish a network of marine protected areas (MPAs) by 2011. The MLPA pays particular attention to protecting representative examples of important habitats and ensuring that [...]
CONCUR is working with the California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) staff to support the work of the San Miguel Island Abalone Fishery Advisory Group (AAG). The AAG is a stakeholder group representing the interests of commercial fishing, recreational diving, marine conservation, and fisheries science. Its mission is to recommend a limited range of [...]
California Marine Life Protection Act Initiative - North Central Coast Regional Stakeholder Group (2006-2007)
CONCUR helped to facilitate this second phase of the California Marine Life Protection Act Initiative in 2006-2007. In completing their work, the North Central Coast Regional Stakeholder Group (NCCRSG) worked closely with two other bodies - a Blue Ribbon Task Force of senior policy advisors and a Science Advisory Team - to inform the decisions [...]
In 2005-2006, CONCUR facilitated the MLPA Central Coast Regional Stakeholder Group (CCRSG), a 32-member group charged with developing alternate packages of Marine Protected Areas for the region between Pigeon Point and Point Conception. The aim of the program is to build a statewide network to protect biological diversity and rebuild depleted fish stocks, and create [...]