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Report on MLPA by Ann Gardner in the March 2011 Sandpiper

Spotted Sand Bass. 
Photo courtesy of Mitigation Monitoring Program UCSB

San Dieguito Lagoon lost its designation as a State Marine Park when the California Fish and Game Commission recently removed it as a protected area in new regulations adopted as part of the South Coast Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA). Nevertheless, San Dieguito River Park rangers will continue to patrol the area prohibiting the removal of any resources, including fishing, which was the basic protection afforded under the MLPA. “There is no change in our duties,” Leana Bulay, the Lagoon’s full time ranger explained, because the Lagoon is within the boundaries of the River Park, subject to Park policies and regulations.   more>>

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