Tribes take issue with restrictions

by Adam Spencer   the Del Norte Triplicate

Despite the 1,000-plus page report, tribal officials and county residents found omissions in the latest document from the process to implement Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) on the North Coast.

A public hearing was held in Crescent City last Wednesday on the draft environmental impact report (DEIR) that analyzed the effects of the MPAs slated for the region.

Officials from the Yurok Tribe raised several issues they thought were ignored in the report, like the traditional harvesting done by Native Americans for centuries.

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