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MPA Outreach and Education Small Grant Project Updates

MPA Outreach and Education Small Grant Project Updates

Augmented reality coloring pages, online docent trainings, and wildlife disturbance campaigns, oh my! Collaboratives and partners are hard at work developing and carrying out marine protected area (MPA) outreach and education projects funded through small grants...

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MPA Compliance Initiative: 2020 Wrap-Up

MPA Compliance Initiative: 2020 Wrap-Up

The MPA Collaborative Network’s Compliance Initiative, supported by Ocean Protection Council (OPC) Once-Through Cooling funds, and in partnership with the Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), the California District Attorneys Association, and Resources Legacy Fund,...

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Join our Estuary Working Group!

Join our Estuary Working Group!

The MPA Collaborative Network has recently formed an Estuary Working Group (EWG) in response to expressed compliance concerns that illustrated a need to dedicate more attention and resources to estuarine MPAs. This group is still growing with lots of direct outreach...

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MPA update: Sport anglers reel in fisheries data

MPA update: Sport anglers reel in fisheries data

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...

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