MLPA North Coast Recreational Fishery Interview Sign-up
1. Recreational Fishery Interview Sign-up
Ecotrust has been retained by the California Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Initiative to collect, compile, and analyze information pertaining to commercial, commercial passenger fishing vessel (CPFV) and recreational fisheries along the northern California coast. This project is a unique opportunity to bring fishermen's knowledge directly to bear on the marine planning process.
During the summer and fall months of 2009, Ecotrust personnel will interview commercial, CPFV and recreational fishermen along the California coast from Alder Creek near Point Arena north to the California/Oregon border.
Recreational fishermen interviews will be conducted in person and/or online using a web-based version of Open OceanMap. Ecotrust will take every measure possible to protect the confidentiality of the sensitive information you provide. Your willingness to participate and/or to refer other fishermen who would be interested in participating is not only appreciated, but indeed vital to the success of this project.
The online survey will be available soon and we anticipate in-person interviews will begin in July. If you are willing to participate, either online or in person, please sign up here. In the next month, we will send you an e-mail with survey registration information and a link to the survey or will contact you by phone to set up an interview. Thank you.