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June 26, 2009

Fishing Organization encourages southern California anglers and boaters to attend open house events

The Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Initiative is holding South Coast Summer Open Houses throughout southern California.

The Partnership for Sustainable Oceans (PSO) has put South Coast Anglers and Boaters on alert, encouraging their participation in a series of evening open houses taking place beginning next week and running through July 13.  With events taking place in locations stretching from San Diego to Santa Barbara, there should be an event convenient to all Southern California anglers.

Following is a text of an email sent out to anglers, interested parties and the industry by the broad-based organization.

The Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Initiative is holding South Coast Summer Open Houses throughout southern California. These open houses will allow the public to review Round 2 Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) draft proposals, provide input on particular geographies and areas of interest, ask questions and learn about the next steps in the planning process. The open houses are open to everyone, and are all scheduled from 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
 
This is an opportunity to learn more about the proposals and let your voice be heard!
 
The open houses will take place throughout the South Coast region between June 29 - July 13, 2009. See the list below for dates and locations.
 
Visit www.keepamericafishing.org/california.html for more information on the MLPA.
 
For more detailed information on the open houses, visit www.dfg.ca.gov/mlpa/pdfs/openhouseflyer.pdf
 
Monday, June 29
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.  Hilton Garden Inn
6450 Carlsbad Blvd. Carlsbad, CA 92011
(760) 476-0800

Tuesday, June 30
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.  Marina Village Conference Ctr.
1936 Quivira Way San Diego, CA 92109
(619) 222-1620

Wednesday, July 1
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Aliso Creek Inn
31106 S. Coast Hwy. Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(949) 499-2271

Monday, July 6
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.  Simons Banquet Center
Ports O Call Village (Berth 80)
1050 Nagoya Way San Pedro, CA 90731
(310) 514-1050

Tuesday, July 7
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Marina del Rey Hotel
13534 Bali Way Marina del Rey, CA 90292
(310) 301-1000

Wednesday, July 8
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.  Residence Inn
2101 W Vineyard Ave. Oxnard, CA 93036
(805) 278-2200

Thursday, July 9
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Fess Parker's Doubletree
633 East Cabrillo Blvd. Santa Barbara, CA 93103
(805) 564-4333

Monday, July 13
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Catalina Island Location to be announced