If you've been following the news about Marine Protected Areas, you might know that a map of these critical portions of protected habitat was recently approved for Southern California. This means that once the MPAs go into effect in mid-2011, fishing will be restricted or prohibited in specific areas along the coastline.
If you're interested in finding out more about our new set of MPAs, you can check out an interactive map that shows where the MPAs are and details about the regulations.
Once you get to the map, click on "MPAs, Arrays, and Proposals" in the upper right hand corner. Check the "Adopted MLPA South Coast MPAs" box. Then zoom in and click on specific MPAs to learn more about the regulations and details for each site. You can access the maps at marinemap.org.