Los Angeles

MPA Collaborative


The Los Angeles MPA Collaborative channels broad and diverse perspectives to build ocean resilience and promote the cultural, recreational, and ecological value of Los Angeles County’s marine protected areas. To better serve LA’s culturally and ethnically diverse communities with specialized information on marine protected areas, the LA Collaborative is working to develop a strategies for working with community-based groups on MPA outreach.

Recent Projects

MPA Fishing Guide: The LA Collaborative  developed a bilingual (Spanish/English) fishing guide. The guide can be found throughout LA County in select locations including tackle shops, tourism and interpretive centers.

Current Projects

MPA Speakers Bureau: Develop a MPA speakers’ training program and provide presentations to target groups that would benefit from greater MPA awareness and understanding. Working in collaboration and funding from the Catalina MPA Collaborative.

MPA Fishing Guide Update and Re-print: Update and print LA MPA Fishing Guide brochure and new poster including English and Spanish versions.


LA MPA Collaborative Leadership Team

Michael Quill

LA Collaborative Co-Chair

Marine Programs Director, Los Angeles Waterkeeper



Linda Chilton

LA Collaborative Co-Chair

Sea Grant Education Programs Manager, USC


Emily Parker

LA Collaborative Co-Chair

Coastal and Marine Scientist, Heal the Bay


Fiscal Sponsor

Heal the Bay

This page was last updated on July 24, 2018