Similar to the other 13 MPA Collaboratives throughout coastal California that make up the MPA Collaborative Network, the LA MPA Collaborative is comprised of a diverse group ranging from city, state, and federal government agencies, non-profit organizations, Tribal representatives, anglers, students, researchers, private businesses and others. Members gather quarterly to discuss outreach and education projects, research […]
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Marine Region is proud to announce the new Marine Species Portal! The new Portal replaces the temporary Marine Species Information web page and is another step towards making our website even more user friendly.
**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) would like to share a handful of marine protected area (MPA) short stories, facts, updates, and important management information with you! Anacapa Island State Marine Reserve and South La Jolla State Marine Reserve are the first […]
Guest Post by Brian Owens, California Department of Fish and Wildlife Did you know that when someone is proposing a non-lethal research or educational activity within a marine protected area (MPA), such as installing scientific equipment or conducting docent-led tide pool surveys for school groups, that a scientific collecting permit (SCP) may be required? […]
Join Us for 10 Days of MPAs – Highlighting Science from California’s Coast and Ocean — Starting December 8
**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> This week we’re kicking off a big celebration. No, not for the holidays. This one’s for the community involved in monitoring California’s statewide network of MPAs! The science and research happening in this network — and beyond — involves a broad community: fishermen, tribes, researchers, citizen scientists, […]