Environmentalists, fishermen clash over proposed Chumash marine sanctuary

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The Chumash marine sanctuary would extend from Cambria to Santa Barbara. Proponents say it would protect an ecosystem, local fishermen say it could lead to over-regulation.

Bill Douros, NOAA’s western region manager, said that national marine sanctuaries take a comprehensive approach toward seeking advice and guidance from local stakeholders on decisions, and that local decisions wouldn’t be made without collaboration, including the fishing industry.

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