Empowering California's Coastal Communities

in the stewardship of California’s marine protected areas

Upcoming Events

November 13-15: CA Coastal Commission Mtg

November 13: Santa Barbara Channel MPA Collaborative Mtg

November 13: Ocean Protection Council Mtg

November 14: San Mateo MPA Collaborative Mtg

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.

We’re Hiring!

The MPA Collaborative Network is looking for a creative, organized, self-directed, versatile individual to fill the role of South Coast Specialist. This part-time position will provide support to the Director and members of the five south coast collaboratives. The South Coast Specialist will assist with the preparation and hosting of MPA compliance workshops, enforcement trainings, agency statistics tracking, and court officer outreach for the South Coast.

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

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