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MARINE RESOURCES. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. Establishes Marine Protection Zone within three miles of coast of Southern California. Commencing January 1, 1994, prohibits use of gill or trammel nets in zone. Between January 1, 1991 and December 31, 1993 requires additional permit for use of gill nets or trammel nets in zone. Requires purchase of $3 marine protection stamp for fishermen in zone. Establishes permit fees and $3 sportfishing marine protection stamp fee to provide compensation to fishermen for loss of permits after January 1, 1994. Directs Fish and Game Commission to establish four new ocean water ecological reserves for marine research. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: Required fees and additional permits would result in total revenue of up to $4.9 million to the Marine Resources Protection Account by 1995. Compensation for compliance with January 1, 1994 prohibition on the use of gill nets and trammel nets estimated to be a $3.4 million one-time cost. New enforcement costs of $1.5 million annually could result. Annual loss of less than $100,000 from reduced fishing license, permit, and tax revenues likely to result.
Doris Allen, Post Office Box 2323, Cypress, California 90630
Marine Resources. California Initiative 485 (1989).