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Southern California Establishes Marine Protected Areas

After several years of hard work and negotiations, the CA Fish and Game Commission approved a network of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in Southern California. Establishing MPAs along the coast is part of a larger process required by the Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) of 1999. Surfrider Foundation worked tirelessly with diverse constituencies to help provide balanced input during the MLPA process.


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  • State: CA
  • Country: USA
  • Theme: Ocean Ecosystems
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  • Completion Date: December 2010