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Marine protected areas aren't enough to save the oceans - Red, Green, and Blue

Marine protected areas aren't enough to save the oceans - Red, Green, and Blue

Again, the assessment echoes the criticism by fishermen, Tribes and environmentalists that there is not sufficient funding for enforcement of new marine protected areas (MPAs) under the Marine Life Protection Act Initiative. The game wardens refer to these new MPAs as “marine poaching areas,” since they will only spread a force of wardens already unable to effectively monitor existing reserves even thinner. In fact, Jerry Karnow, the president of the California Fish and Game Wardens Association, has repeatedly asked the California Fish and Game Commission to not create new marine protected areas unless sufficient funding is provided to hire new wardens.

Full article: http://redgreenandblue.org/2011/07/29/marine-protected-ar...

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