CMBC Brown Bag:
Disparate Views on Offshore Conservation Approaches:
California Seamounts and Ridges National Marine Conservation Area
Congressmen Sam Farr (CA) and Ted Lieu (CA) have introduced HR 5797 to protect certain seamounts, ridges and banks in the Exclusive Economic Zone of the coast of California.In response to the bill and support by scientists, industry representatives sent a letter in opposition to the designation of the California Offshore Monument using executive authority under the Antiquities Act.
CMBC will host an open discussion on the proposed bill and response by scientists and industry.