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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NOW AVAILABLE: Summary of Key Themes, for the North Central Coast MPA Community Gatherings

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> In early December 2015, California Ocean ...

Conservation Magazine: Does Banning All Shark Fishing Do More Harm Than Good?

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> "To drill down into current opinions ...

Ocean Sanctuaries to Begin ‘Zero Data’ Project for Sevengill Sharks

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> The ‘Zero Data Project’ for ...

Senate Committee discusses Ocean Acidification, “Evil Twin” of Climate Change

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> The Senate Committee on Natural Resources

Ocean Science Trust is Hiring a Science Integration Fellow

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> We're looking for a candidate with ...

Comments due on Draft Master Plan for MPAs – January 28th

The draft 2015 Master Plan for MPAs (Master Plan) sets a path forward for effective management of California’s MPA ...

Feb. 20: Citizen Science Symposium at Aquarium of the Pacific

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> Ocean Sanctuaries Founder, Barbara Lloyd ...

Celebrating Underwater Parks From Above

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> As a California diver, I find that one of

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.