Empowering California's Coastal Communities

in the stewardship of California’s marine protected areas

New and Noteworthy in the Network

Upcoming Events

February 8-9 – Coastal Commission’s King Tides Community Science Project

February 12 – CA Coastal Commission Mtg

February 19 – San Luis Obispo Collaborative Mtg

February 21 – CA Fish and Game Commission Mtg

February 26 – MPA Training for Officers and Allied Agencies – San Diego County

February 26 – CA Ocean Protection Council Mtg

February 27 – Los Angeles Collaborative Mtg

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Beyond Cannery Row: The Monterey Marine Protected Area Collaborative

This article features the Monterey MPA Collaborative and is the third in a series by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife Marine Management News featuring the California MPA Collaboratives.

Read the Monterey Article

Read the San Diego Article (PDF)

Read the San Mateo Article (PDF)

MPA Update: Sandy Beaches and Surf Zones

California Sea Grant highlights the sandy beach and surf zone MPA Monitoring project led by UC Santa Barbara’s Jenny Dugan. What lives just off California’s coast? Watch underwater video clips captured with Baited Remote Underwater Video (BRUV) technology.

Learn More About the Project

View Underwater Footage From the Surf Zone

Exploring California's Marine Protected Areas

Lovers Point-Julia Platt Marine Reserve and Submarine Canyon Habitats are the topics featured in two recent articles by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife Marine Management News in their series about California’s MPAs.

Discover Lovers Point-Julia Platt SMR

 Dive Into Submarine Canyon Habitats

Access All Articles in the Series

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.

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