MPA Watch reports provide a snapshot of human use of coastal and marine resources in California. Reports for the period January 1 – December 31, 2019 are now available online for all participating programs.

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MPA Watch is a network of programs that support healthy oceans through community science by collecting human use data in and around our protected areas. Volunteers use standardized protocols to collect relevant, scientifically rigorous, and broadly accessible data. Data are meant to inform the management, enforcement, and science of California’s marine protected areas, and allow our network of programs and organizations to track how the public uses coastal areas.

Customized data reports and additional information may be found by contacting any of the regional managers listed on the MPA Watch website.