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MPA Regulation Updates Effective October 1, 2014

Southern California coastline

Southern California coastline

Attention marine resource users! There will be some changes to marine protected area (MPA) regulations starting October 1, 2014. Changes will be posted to the CDFW Marine Protected Areas website and updated in CDFW online publications. If you’d like to see the changes now, before they go in effect, they are currently posted on the Fish and Game Commission website. Changes include:

  • Adding Pacific bonito to the “pelagic finfish” group
  • Providing for transit of MPAs with spearfishing gear Continue reading

Snapshot: What is an MPA?

California MPAsFind out more about California’s Marine Protected Area (MPA) network through the eyes of ocean users and CDFW in a new article titled A Network of Protection: Mystery of the Marine Protected Areas Explained. Published in the July/August issue of Outdoor California, the article provides an overview of the MPAs and how they are being integrated into everyday life along the California coast.  Read all about it in Outdoor California or on the California Marine Protected Area website (see the Popular Resources section).

post by Elizabeth Pope, CDFW Environmental Scientist  ♦ CDFW graphic

Get Hooked on the CDFW Website!

For the latest information on fishing regulations, marine resources, and news affecting our California coastline, your first stop should be the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) website. This comprehensive information source contains well over 2,000 marine-related web pages and documents readily available to the public. If you are new to this website, we invite you to explore the valuable resources we have created. For those who have already visited the site, be sure to check back regularly, since new features, updates, and news releases are added every week. Here are some recent, noteworthy updates: Continue reading