"The public has asked us for assistance in identifying local MPA boundaries on-site and that is just what this enhanced guide provides," said Paul Hamdorf, Acting DFG Marine Region Manager.
Central California MPAs went into effect on September 22, 2007 after the California Fish and Game Commission adopted regulations earlier that year. This regional network includes 28 MPAs and one State Marine Recreational Management Area,covering approximately 204 square miles of state waters, or 18 percent of the region.
The guide is available for viewing and printing at www.dfg.ca.gov/mlpa/guidebooks.asp.
For more information on California's MPA network, including the central California coast, please visit www.dfg.ca.gov/mlpa.
Mary Patyten, DFG Marine Region, (707) 964-5026
Jordan Traverso, DFG Communications, (916) 654-9937