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MPAs coming to CHNSRA&CALO?

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Marine Protected Areas John. If you think the Consent Decree was bad, you aint seen nothing yet.




Think Wildlife Refuge and things should get clearer.


National Park Service News Release


CONTACT: Cyndy Holda, 252-473-2111, ext. 148



North Carolina's Two National Seashores among the 21 National Park Units

Being Considered by NOAA's Marine Protected Areas Status


The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) National Marine Protected Areas Center, in cooperation with the Department of the Interior (DOI) has created a first ever inventory of the nation's marine protected areas. This unique, comprehensive inventory catalogs and classifies marine protected areas within US waters. Thirty-two sites, including twenty-one units of the National Park System and several national wildlife refuges, have been nominated to join the national system of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). Cape Hatteras and Cape Lookout National Seashores are among the national seashores listed in the Federal Register last week.


Developed in response to Executive Order 13158 on Marine Protected Areas, the final framework for the national system was published on November 19, 2008. Comments on the nominations to the national system are due February 22, 2010. For more information, check NOAA website at: or submit comments to: .

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Do MPAs close access to fishing and other recreational use of the resource?

There are many types of Marine Protected Areas in the United States, and most do not prohibit fishing and recreational uses throughout their boundaries. Existing MPAs encompass a wide range of characteristics and have been established for a variety of different purposes. While a few sites exist as no-take marine reserves, the vast majority of MPAs, both in terms of numbers and area, are open for fishing, diving, boating, and other recreational and commercial uses.


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Notice "A few sites exist as no-take marine reserves".


Just like when SELC says "We dont want to eliminate beach driving".


Yeah right.

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That's a punch below the belt from the DOI and NPS/Autoban Society. WHy am I not surprised.



Time to rename the the Cape Hatteras National Recreation Area to something without the word "Recreation"





There is an email address to which you can send comments to the agencies working this in the following link:

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This is insane!

I just don't have a thought...

When no fishing licenses are sold in NC wonder what will happen?

Some folks had better switch sides and come aboard with us fishermen.

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