Did You Know?
Some Marine Protected Areas are designated as “marine reserves,” offering the highest level of protection.
Studies show that there can be over 20% more species inside a reserve than outside.
Fish and invertebrates are typically 28% bigger inside reserves and produce more young.
Less than 0.01% of the ocean is protected by marine reserve status.
Most marine reserves cover less than 1.5 square miles.
There are 13 fully protected marine reserves in Central California, covering 7.5% of the region.
Over 90% of Central California waters remain open for fishing and collecting shellfish or seaweeds.
My thoughts: Marine Reserves grow fish!