Description: These data include all of California's marine protected areas (MPAs) as March 1, 2016. This dataset reflects the Department of Fish and Wildlife's best representation of marine protected areas based upon current California Code of Regulations, Title 14, Section 632: Natural Resources, Division 1: FGC- DFG. This dataset is not intended for navigational use or defining legal boundaries.
This version also includes records for complementary federal marine protected areas at the northern Channel Islands. Details on these areas can be referenced at http://federalregister.gov/a/E7-10096. CFR 15 Part 922 and 50 CFR Part 660.
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Copyright Text: California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marine Region GIS Lab