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Why Marine Protected Areas?
David Gurney
In California's Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) "Initiative," the president of the Western States Petroleum Association sat as a top ranking board member throughout the statewide undertaking. Real estate and marina developers, corporate aquariums, contracted monitoring and scientific services, universities and state agencies - all stood in line for their share of the ocean resource pie, that the MLPAI's new closed areas would provide them, once enacted.

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