U.S. West Coast: Bottom Trawling Restrictions Map

U.S. West Coast: Bottom Trawling Restrictions Map

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s Habitat Committee requested an illustrative map depicting where bottom trawling is restricted or prohibited along the U.S. West Coast to better understand restrictions under its jurisdiction.

U.S. Federal: Informing Federal MPA Designation Process

U.S. Federal: Informing Federal MPA Designation Process

Local community members and elected leaders are working to advance the first Tribal-nominated national marine sanctuary along California’s central coast. The proposed Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary would facilitate environmental stewardship aligned with the cultural values of California’s Chumash Peoples and other Tribes.