The aquaculture best management practices (BMPs) are moving forward. On October 25th, EAC represented the environmental interest along with a member of our Waters Advisory Committee, participating at an additional stakeholder meeting in Santa Rosa. Then on November 14th, Ashley Eagle-Gibbs, EAC’s Conservation Director, traveled to Sacramento with a member of our Waters Advisory Committee to continue to advocate for BMPs to the Fish and Game Commission’s Marine Resources Committee (MRC). EAC testified at the MRC meeting, as well as submitting written comments in advance.
Earlier this year, in May 2018, the Fish and Game Commission held a BMP stakeholder meeting in Santa Barbara to obtain input from southern California stakeholders. EAC was not able to attend this meeting, but we partnered with Heal the Bay to make sure that the environmental interests were represented.
Stay tuned for additional opportunities to get involved in this important rulemaking process.