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Marine Protections Finalized

Marine Protections Finalized

The state Fish and Game Commission has finalized a plan declaring most of Laguna Beach a marine reserve, affording it the highest protection under state law. In this historic decision, which designates 36 marine protected areas across Southern California, a largely environmental precedent has been set. Ray Hiemstra, Associate Director of Orange County Coastkeeper, said, […]

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Laguna Stays the Course on Fishing Ban

Laguna Stays the Course on Fishing Ban

The City Council reiterated its support for a city-wide fishing ban and the designation of its entire coastline as a marine reserve, the highest level of protection permitted under state law. The controversial decision, which is still pending before state wildlife officials, ignited heated local debate last June that continues to simmer. At Tuesday’s meeting, […]

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Fishing Interests Vow to Oppose a Larger Marine Reserve

Fishing Interests Vow to Oppose a Larger Marine Reserve

A state-appointed panel favors a plan that would expand Laguna Beach’s existing marine reserve at Heisler Park to encompass 5.6 miles of the town’s shoreline and result in a ban on recreational and commercial fishing within the reserve for several years. Fishing interests who oppose the plan, including Laguna Beach’s mayor, said following the vote […]

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A Final Cast for Marine Protection Plans

A Final Cast for Marine Protection Plans

Controversial plans for creating new marine protected areas along the Southern California coast are nearing a conclusion, and will impact Laguna Beach residents, tourists, fishermen and other ocean-users by the end of the year. One of the three final proposals making its way towards state regulators includes designating Laguna Beach’s entire coastline a marine reserve, […]

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Bumps on the Road to Marine Protections

Bumps on the Road to Marine Protections

The process of creating marine protected areas off the coast of California is a long, tedious one, and it’s nearing its end. Various groups involved in drawing the map have been passionately pushing their causes, and the final round is upon us, with a Department of Fish and Game oversight panel last week narrowing the […]