Mendocino County is well known for its stunning coast and towering redwoods. These natural features are protected by an abundance of marine protected areas (MPAs) and state parks throughout the county. MPAs and state parks are often found side by side here, with nine of the 14 state-managed MPAs lying adjacent to a state park. […]
Humboldt and Del Norte Marine Protected Area Collaboratives present California’s North Coast MPAs.
Golden Gate MPA Alliance forms work group to communicate, educate and help compliance with local MPAS
**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> The Golden Gate MPA Collaborative has successfully brought together environmental NGOs, agencies, fishermen, scientists, aquaria and vessel captains interested in raising awareness of marine protected areas in Marin and San Francisco counties, including the Farallon Islands. Collaborative members are engaging boat captains and docents in an […]
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, […]
**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> Summer coastal fog dampens the ground and an acrid smell pervades the air. It’s 5am on an August morning at Pillar Point harbor and the docks are already stirring with movement. Commercial squid season is now in full swing. From tiny parking spots, elephantine trucks overflowing […]