Empowering California's Coastal Communities

in the stewardship of California’s marine protected areas

MPA Collaborative Network COVID-19 Response

The health and wellbeing of all MPA Collaborative Network members and partners is of the utmost importance to us. Therefore, following CDC recommendations of social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Collaborative Network events will primarily be held using virtual video conference technology.

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New and Noteworthy

Ocean Protection Council Announces Small Grants Program

UPDATE (8/7/2015): On 7/21 and 7/25, two identical "RFP Informational Overview" webinars were presented for those ...

Exploring Ecological Risk Assessments to Support Fisheries Management in California

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p>  Over the past 18-months, Ocean Science ...
Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: Point Arena State Marine Reserve and Point Arena State Marine Conservation Area

Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: Point Arena State Marine Reserve and Point Arena State Marine Conservation Area

Occasionally warm and sunny, but more often cool and shrouded in a layer of fog, the Point Arena headland is a ...

Can Citizen Science Save Us? | Mary Ellen Hannibal | TEDxStanford

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> Mary Ellen Hannibal is author of the ...

Thank you, South Coast Ocean Community!

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> As the upcoming Fish and Game Commission ...

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

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> Sometime in February 2004, I was sitting ...

Agenda Available: May 23 OPC Science Advisory Team Workshop, Oakland, CA

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> "The Science of Climate Adaptation in ...
Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: Portuguese Ledge State Marine Conservation Area

Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: Portuguese Ledge State Marine Conservation Area

Portuguese Ledge State Marine Conservation Area (SMCA) lies four miles offshore of the Monterey peninsula in ...

What is the MPA Collaborative Network?

We are a network of…

600+ members

385 represented organizations

14 Collaboratives

…working together to steward California’s 124+ marine protected areas (MPAs)

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The Collaborative Network provides structure for addressing local ocean management needs.