California Governor Schwarzenegger Signs Law to Protect Ocean Habitat and Vibrant Fisheries - Oceana

Victory | October 2, 2009

California Governor Schwarzenegger Signs Law to Protect Ocean Habitat and Vibrant Fisheries

California Governor Schwarzenegger signed a law that will further protect California’s valuable Pacific waters from destructive fishing practices. Senate Bill 1459, sponsored by Senator Dede Alpert (D-San Diego) and approved by a bipartisan majority in both houses, ensures that fishing with bottom trawl nets that are dragged along the seafloor is conducted in a manner that protects marine life in waters off the California coast.