The Santa Cruz Sentinel reported on the Federal Government removing the no-otter zone off of Southern California. The lifting of the ban extends federal protections to otters throughout the California Coast, which is their historic range. Its not like the otters observed the ban anyway. I guess no one told them about it.
Steve Shimek, executive director of The Otter Project said the change in policy “will not only protect sea otters from harm, but because of the otters’ critical role in the environment, it will also help restore our local ocean ecosystem.”