Dec 17 2010

State adopts network of protected marine areas

By Tony Barboza, Los Angeles Times
December 16, 2010

Reporting from Santa Barbara – More than 350 square miles of ocean from Point Conception to the U.S.-Mexico border — about 15% of the Southern California coast — will be protected under a network of marine reserves narrowly approved by state wildlife officials.

The 3-2 vote Wednesday by the California Fish and Game Commission bans or restricts fishing
in 49 protected marine areas designed to replenish depleted fish populations and protect marine life.

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