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From Chris Skyhawk, KZYX Public Affairs Programmer
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We will cover the Marine Life Protection Act with Guests Adam Wagschal and Atta Stevenson. A guest from the California Dept. of Fish and Game has been invited.
Adam and Atta both served on the Regional Stakeholders Group. In the fall the RSG finalized their work on a single array that attempted to balance the environmental initiatives within the MLPAI statute while giving consideration to existing recreational and commercial uses. All government entities within the North Coast region have endorsed the array and have urged that it be accepted. The Department of Fish and Game is now giving final consideration to the array. In this show we will explore where the process is at and what timetable surrounds the final decision.
Atta P. Stevenson is a Traditional Fishing & Gatherer and member of the California Indian Water Commission. She will address the issue of the rights of First Nations to continue their centuries-old spiritual and harvesting practices.
Adam Wagschal is former director of the Humboldt Bay Harbor District and continues to work as a consultant on water and MLPA issues.