Marine protected areas
COAST CITIES — Two years after the debut of new and expanded marine protected areas, wardens are placing a greater emphasis on citations for illegal activity in the reserves.
COAST CITIES — Poaching. Lobster traps where they shouldn’t be. Spearfishing protected species.
ENCINITAS — More than a year ago, the California Fish and Game Commission voted to expand a network of marine protected areas throughout Southern California after nearly a decade of contentious debate.