California is proposing a series of new "marine protected areas" where fish are given enough refuge to reproduce and develop stable populations - populations with a normal age/class distribution.
At meetings in Pacifica today and Thursday, state officials get a first look at plans for "marine protected areas" along 360 miles of the Pacific Coast between Santa Cruz and Mendocino.
It is the second phase of a multi-year effort to eventually cover the entire coast with zones where fishing is banned or restricted. In the first phase, 29 preserves were created in 2007 between Santa Cruz and Lompoc.
Via::Sacramento Bee, Preserves sought for undersea life, Image credit::ibid