Southern California Establishes Marine Protected Areas


State: CA
Country: USA
Theme: Ocean Protection
Completion Date: December 01 2010
Status: Victory

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.