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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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Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: South Humboldt Bay State Marine Recreational Management Area (Part Two)

Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: South Humboldt Bay State Marine Recreational Management Area (Part Two)

This is Part Two of a special installment of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife series, Exploring ...

California Spiny Lobster Snapshot Report: Monitoring Spiny Creatures of the Night

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> photo credit: Dan PondellaWhen we hear ...
Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: South Humboldt Bay State Marine Recreational Management Area (Part One)

Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: South Humboldt Bay State Marine Recreational Management Area (Part One)

This is a special, two-part installment of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife series, Exploring ...

Central Coast Collaborative Forum Sparks Discussion of Marine Protected Areas

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> On October 27th 2016, the MPA ...

Life in the Deep: Subtidal ROV Snapshot Report

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> Dogface Witch-eel Photo credit: ...

NOW AVAILABLE: South Coast Monitoring Survey Results!

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> Visit the newly updated California ...

Central Coast Forum Brings Together Ocean Advocates

Central Coast Forum Brings Together 100+ Ocean Experts to Discuss Marine Protected Areas On October 27th, ...

Central Coast Forum Convenes Ocean Experts to Discuss Local Marine Protected Areas

Central Coast Forum Convenes Ocean Experts to Discuss Local Marine Protected Areas On October 27th from 9:30 a.m

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.