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MPA Update: Fishing communities discuss protected areas impacts

MPA Update: Fishing communities discuss protected areas impacts

“We’re getting hit from all sides,” says a fisherman from Crescent City during a virtual focus group discussion. “If it isn’t the environment, it’s management.” Over the last decade, California established an extensive network of marine protected areas (MPAs) along...

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MPA Watch: Summarizing 10 Years of Human Use Data

MPA Watch: Summarizing 10 Years of Human Use Data

Marine Protected Area (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. A variety of standardized and custom data reports are available, including standardized...

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Compliance and Enforcement Updates for Summer 2020

Compliance and Enforcement Updates for Summer 2020

As one of the three focus areas of the MPA Collaborative Network (CN), we realize the importance of compliance and enforcement, especially how engaging allied agencies (e.g. lifeguards, State Parks, peace officers, and county officials), impacts the performance of...

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