Misinformation About MPAs

It has come to Heal the Bay’s attention that some kayaks in the Malibu area have been tagged with a notice that states they are not allowed to be moored or placed on the beach within the newly established marine protected areas (MPAs) near Point Dume.

These tags contain inaccurate information and are of unknown origin.

MPAs allow for the mooring of vessels or any other non-consumptive use activities, such as surfing, kayaking, diving and sailing. Heal the Bay and other organizations are involved in marine protected area monitoring, but not enforcement.  Enforcement is being conducted by the Department of Fish and Game.

Refer to the Department of Fish and Game website for information on MPAs and the only list of restricted activities.

Fake MPA Sticker

Sample Misinformation Tag