So great to see this come to fruition!
The LA Times reported that today California officially has completed the U.S.’s largest marine preserve consisting of 848 square miles of undersea parks. After 12 years of work, 16% of state waters have been set aside as marine reserves, including 9% that are off-limits to fishing or gathering of any kind. It is the only network of marine reserves near a heavily populated coast. Learn more at: California’s marine reserve network now complete – latimes.com
The guides for the California Marine Protected Areas (MPA) is available for online viewing and printing at http://www.dfg.ca.gov/mlpa/guidebooks.asp.
For more information on California’s California Marine Protected Areas, including the northern California coast, please visit www.dfg.ca.gov/mlpa.