Laguna's beaches, tidepools, kelp and reef are under threat from overuse and overfishing, but there is a plan to save them.
Under legislation passed and signed in 1999, this area can be saved. And by saving it, we can improve the overall health of southern California's ocean.
The key is adoption of Laguna's coast as a fully-protected marine reserve by the state’s Fish and Game Commission.
There is broad support for the protection of Laguna, but some foreign fishing equipment manufacturers are lobbying to exclude this special place from California's ocean protection plan.
We URGE you to sign this petition to tell the California's Fish and Game Commission that you want a strong network of Marine Protected Areas.
Members of the Fish and Game Commission
c/o California Fish and Game Commission
1416 Ninth Street
P.O. Box 944209
Sacramento, CA 94244-2090
Re: Support for Marine Life Protection Act
Dear President Kellogg and Members for the California Fish and Game Commission,
I am writing to urge your support for a marine reserve that will protect the economically valuable marine habitat at Laguna Beach.
The health of our ocean and economy go hand in hand. Countless jobs and businesses are built on coastal tourism and recreation. Laguna's coastline is an ecological pearl in the midst of busy Orange County. Its tidepools, beaches, bluffs, and ocean waters draw visitors from all over southern California, and they also support an astonishing variety of marine life. Unfortunately Laguna's beaches, tidepools, kelp and reef are under threat from overuse and overfishing, and we need your help.
I urge you to Save Laguna by adopting a fully-protected marine reserve off the coast. A marine reserve in Laguna Beach would provide the perfect balance for our stretch of coast, providing maximum ecosystem benefits with minimal economic impacts.
Thank you for helping to ensure the long-term wellbeing of our coast and ocean!