Coast Guard, multiple agencies monitoring California coast

SAN PEDRO, Calif. – The Coast Guard, in close cooperation with federal and state partners, continues to actively monitor regulated waters off the southern California coast for compliance with environmental and fisheries regulations.

“Protecting living marine resources on the high seas is an important mission for the Coast Guard. Locally, this is achieved though active partnerships with the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the California Department of Fish & Game (DFG),” said Lt. j.g. Tyler Stutin, Public Affairs Officer for Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles – Long Beach.

On-going, multi-agency patrols seek to leverage the unique technical specialties and jurisdictional authorities of the respective organizations. Goals include; safety of mariners on the water, compliance with federal and State fisheries regulations, enforcement of federal and State regulated waters, and protection of marine mammals and endangered species.

[amazon-product]0312363729[/amazon-product]Violations of fisheries regulations and incursions into protected waters are being dealt with according to the law. Specific information regarding federal and State regulations can be found at the following websites.

USCG: http://www.uscg.mil/hq/cg5/cg531/lmr.asp

NOAA: http://www.noaa.gov/fisheries.html

CA DFG: http://www.dfg.ca.gov/

Pacific Fishery Management Council: http://www.pcouncil.org/

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