Empowering California's Coastal Communities

in the stewardship of California’s marine protected areas

Upcoming Events

December 10: San Mateo MPA Collaborative Meeting

December 11: Orange County Allied Agency MPA Enforcement Training

December 11-12: Fish and Game Commission Meeting

December 11-13: California Coastal Commission Meeting

New Study Released on the Success of CA's MPAs

Early results suggest California’s network of marine protected areas (MPAs) is showing signs of success¬†in the form of more and larger fish and invertebrates.

Northern Channel Islands MPAs Earn Blue Park Award

by the Marine Conservation Institute, indicating that they meet the highest science-based standards for marine life protection and management.

What is the MPA Collaborative Network?

We are a network of…

600+ members

385 represented organizations

14 Collaboratives

…working together to steward California’s 124+ marine protected areas (MPAs)

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The Collaborative Network provides structure for addressing local ocean management needs.

Meet our Collaborative Critters

Support the Collaborative Network with your purchase of Critter Swag