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As California lawmakers move forward with the Marine Life Protection Act, boaters and anglers are urged to take action against the measure.

According to the state's Department of Fish and Game, the MLPA directs the state to re-evaluate and redesign California's system of marine protected areas.

The concern for boaters and anglers is that this could lead to extensive ocean closures along California's more than 1,000 miles of coastline.

The stated purpose of the MLPA is to increase coherence and effectiveness in protecting the state's marine life and habitats, marine ecosystems and marine natural heritage, as well as to improve recreational, educational and study opportunities provided by marine ecosystems subject to minimal human disturbance.

Click here for information on how you can take action against this measure.

Click here for a Los Angles Times article on the topic.

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