Category Archives: No Otter Zone

Otters on the move

In the past few months you may have heard or read about rare sea otter sightings off San Diego and Laguna Beach. It has been decades since sea otters were seen off the coast of southern California and we are … Continue reading

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Fish and Wildlife Service to Reopen Comment Period on Proposal to End Southern Sea Otter Translocation Program

The US Fish and Wildlife Service announced on October 28 that they are reopening the comment period on their proposal to end the Southern Sea Otter Translocation Program which will also remove the “No-Otter” Zone. The Service is responding to … Continue reading

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USFWS Public Hearing Update – Santa Barbara & Santa Cruz

On October 4th and 6th, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service conducted their second and third public hearings on the “No-Otter” Zone in Santa Barbara and Santa Cruz respectively. The good news for sea otters and their supporters is that … Continue reading

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Ventura “No-Otter” Zone Meeting Update

The first “No-Otter” Zone public hearing was held at the Channel Islands National Park Auditorium on Tuesday September 27 and representatives from both The Otter Project and the Environmental Defense Centerwere in attendance. Approximately 30-40 people made it out to … Continue reading

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US Fish and Wildlife Service opens Public Comment Period to End No Otter Zone

On Friday, August 26, 2011, the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) opened the 60 day public comment period on their proposal to end the 24-year-old southern sea otter translocation program and to abolish the otter management zone. This is … Continue reading

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Free the Otters!! The Otter Project supports FWS proposal to End the No-Otter Zone.

Monterey, California – As a direct result of a 2009 lawsuit against the US Fish and Wildlife Service  (FWS) brought by The Otter Project and Environmental Defense Center (EDC), FWS released a statement today proposing to end the 24-year-old southern sea … Continue reading

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Overfishing, climate change and superhero sea otters

They’re cute, they eat sea urchin, and NOW they can save us against climate change.  Are sea otters the superhero of the marine mammal world, or what? In case you needed another reminder of why sea otters are awesome…they could … Continue reading

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