If you've ever looked at the interactive map of MPAs (marine protected areas) created by the feds, then you already know it’s as clear as mud. I hate to constantly knock on the federal government (okay, actually I enjoy it - who doesn't?) but they really missed the mark with this one. I tried to figure out if there were any MPA areas near me, and discovered that as far as I could tell, I was no longer allowed to go fishing in the Chesapeake Bay, the Atlantic Ocean, or for that matter, anywhere else between Maine and Florida. Fortunately, what the government does poorly, independent businesses often do well. Enter: FishAlerts, an app that lets you see your exact position and the position of MPAs, on your phone or tablet. Let’s check out how it works.