Tag Archives: sea grant

MPA update: Sport anglers reel in fisheries data

November 24th, 2020

Over the last two decades, California created a unique network of marine protected areas across the state with the intention of cultivating healthy ocean ecosystems. But because the act limited fishing and other activities in certain areas, it was met with skepticism by many recreational anglers. “Historically, there’s been a sensitive or delicate relationship between […]

Why I’m Working at the Boundary of Science and Policy

April 12th, 2017

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> Sometime in February 2004, I was sitting on a boat in the Bay of Thailand getting ready to do my first open water SCUBA dive. I did not know it at the time, but this dive would change the trajectory of my life. I had graduated […]

Join Us for 10 Days of MPAs – Highlighting Science from California’s Coast and Ocean — Starting December 8

December 3rd, 2014

**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, […]