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

Harmful Algal Blooms and California Fisheries: Beginning the Scientific Discussion

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> Now available - Harmful Algal Blooms and ...
Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: Crystal Cove State Marine Conservation Area

Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: Crystal Cove State Marine Conservation Area

“That’s a marine protected area, you can’t fish there!” Actually, in over half of California’s marine protected ...

Climate Change: My Biggest Personal and Professional Challenge

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> Integrating science into management is ...

The Secret Life of Beaches – Sandy Beach Snapshot Report

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> "Researchers explore the important role ...

Now through Oct 5: Showcase your work in the South Coast Monitoring Survey!

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> A huge thank you to everyone who has ...

Calling all South Coast Citizen Scientists

Calling all South Coast Citizen Scientists Guest Post by Benét Duncan, Program Scientist, ...

MPA monitoring on the move: Long-term monitoring and a Fellowship opportunity!

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> California's marine protected areas ...

Central Coast Forum Planned for October 27th

Central Coast Forum Planned for October 27th Please save the date for the Central Coast Forum: October 27th. ...

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.