More than a year after being designated as a Marine Protected Area, signs will be installed at Paradise Cove in Malibu.
A sign installing ceremony is set for 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16 at Paradise Cove, 28128 Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, according to the L.A. Waterkeeper.
Officials from the Los Angeles Waterkeeper, Heal the Bay and the L.A. County lifeguards will be on hand for the event.
Over the past year, there has been no signage indicating these restricted areas.
“Posting the Marine Protected Areas signs at the entry points to these areas will help inform the community of the existence of the MPAs, and hopefully lead to compliance with the new MPA regulations. MPAs are a critical part of restoring fish populations in the bay, but they only work if the restrictions are known and followed,” said Liz Crosson, Executive Director of Los Angeles Waterkeeper.
The Southern California MPAs, which went into effect on Jan. 1, 2012, are located in specific sections of the ocean from Santa Barbara's Point Conception to the U.S./Mexico border. All types of fishing are prohibited in the Malibu ocean from Paradise Cove to Zuma Creek. The area from Zuma Creek to El Matador State Beach has the less-restrictive designation of State Marine Conservation Area, which allows specific types of fishing.