"Take a Stand" Concert at Albion River Campground - Support Ocean Public Access

"Take a Stand"

on the Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA)

Concert and Seafood Tasting at Albion River Campground

Steven Bates Band


Black Horse Blues Band


The Dubaholics



BBQ Oysters * Albacore Tuna * Uni * Sea Vegetables * 

Purchase Tickets online and Receive a Free $5 raffle ticket

Saturday, September 26th from noon to 8pm

Benefits the California Fisheries Coalition (CFC) 

Enjoy live music, seafood tasting and learn about the Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) - a plan to close large areas of the ocean to sustainable fishing, paving the way for industrialization of the ocean.

$10 for concert only (bring your own food)

$10 extra for Seafood Tasting Ticket 

$40 family rate

Overnight camping available: reservations call (707) 937-0606

Albion Campground details: www.albionrivercampground.com

need a motel?

call the Beach House Inn: (707) 961-1700


To learn more about the MLPA and the California Fisheries Coalition:


More info:         

Mike Carpenter, 707-937-4362 -- carp16axeman@gmail.com

Jim Martin, 707-964-8326 -- flatland@mcn.org 

Order online or purchase locally:

Denise's Family Salon

Albion Grocery

Elk Store
ER Energy
Southern Exposure
Sub-Surface Progression
V'Canto bar & restaurant











Our coast is up for sale!  Private money is funding the process to create MPAs, which could prohibit access to large portions of our coast.


Help get the word out that the California Fisheries Coalition (CFC) and other north coast fishing groups are hosting a concert and food benefit at Albion Harbor on September 26th 2009.  This event will raise money so our communities on the North Coast can have a voice in the process of establishing Marine Protected Areas in Northern California.


What’s Happening: The Packard Foundation has contributed $25+/- million to steer the State in a so-called “public-private” process. There have been many questionable tactics used in other regions of the state limiting a truly open process.


Please get informed - this is not about saving marine resources it is a land grab under the pretence of saving our ocean!  Closing large areas of the ocean to fishing to save fish that are already adequately protected will elevate fishing pressure on areas remaining open.  This will in turn lead to additional fishing restrictions to guard against the new overfishing created by marine reserves.


Multiple reports estimate MPAs will cost $35-55 million annually to manage, monitor and enforce but the State does not have that kind of money available.  In the meantime fishing is prohibited or significantly restricted.


The Marine Life Protection Act says MPAs are supposed to integrate ocean protection efforts and laws into a better more efficient conservation plan.  Yet the State and its funders are making MPAs only about restricting fishing and misleading the public into thinking that real conservation is going on.


A major recent report says fishing in the California Current is among the best managed and least exploited in the world and that marine reserves are helpful IF coupled with other traditional management.  The State is ignoring these two important facts.


Please, if you can help support this fund raising event please donate money (specify: Take a Stand) at the CFC website (www.cafisheriescoalition.org), it has a secure PayPal link available.


If you can help plan, donate food or raffle items, or publicize the “Take a Stand” concert, please contact Mike or Jim:


CONTACT:            Mike Carpenter, 707-937-4362 -- carp16axeman@gmail.com

                        Jim Martin, 707-964-8326 -- flatland@mcn.org 

Supporting Organizations:


Alliance of Communities for Sustainable Fisheries

American Albacore Fishing Association

Bodega Bay Fishermen's Association

California Abalone Growers

California Lobster & Trap Association

California Fisheries & Seafood Institute

California Sea Urchin Commission

California Wetfish Producers Association

Central Coast Fisheries Conservation Coalition

Commercial Fishermen of Santa Barbara, Inc.

Crab Boat Owners Association

Federation of Independent Seafood Harvesters

Fishermen's Alliance of California

Fishermen's Association of Moss Landing

Golden Gate Fishermen's Association

Humboldt Fishermen's Marketing Association

I.S.P. Alginates Kelp Harvesters

Kingfisher Trading Inc.

Monterey Commercial Fishermen's Association 

Morro Bay Commercial Fisherman's Organization

North Coast Fishing Association

Port San Luis Commercial Fishermen's Association

Recreational Fishing Alliance

Sonoma County Abalone Network

South Central Nearshore Trap Organization

Southern CA Trawlers Association

Ventura County Commercial Fishermen's Association

Humboldt Area Saltwater Anglers

Mendocino Sea Vegetable Company

Ocean Harvest Sea Vegetable Company

Denise's Family Salon

North Soles Foot Wear

Albion Grocery Store

Black Bear Press

Spunky Skunk

Ocean Fresh, Inc.

Third Court Salon

F/V Jesse James

Aqua-Rodeo Farms, Humboldt Oysters! www.aquarodeofarm.com

Faultline Music, Paso Robles: http://www.faultlinemusicstore.com/

Beach House Inn, Fort Bragg www.beachhouseinn.com








Name Sales End Price Fee
Concert Ticket Ended $10 $
Concert PLUS Seafood Tasting Ticket Ended $20 $
Family Rate - includes concert & seafood tasing (4 tickets) Ended $40 $
Additional Contibution Ended Free

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