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

The Department of Fish and Wildlife encourages you to explore your local marine reserve

The Channel Islands are home to some of California’s most spectacular marine protected areas. This short video by ...

Environmental Anthropologist Joins Ocean Science Trust

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> New Associate Scientist at Ocean Science ...
Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: Anacapa Island State Marine Reserve

Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: Anacapa Island State Marine Reserve

Off the coast of the densely populated Los Angeles metropolitan area resides one of California’s great wildlife ...

Subtidal monitoring along the North Coast, Part III: reflecting on several years of diving

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> For me, the participating in MPA ...

Happy Sharktober

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> A video of a shark consuming a sea lion ...

A Robot Returns to check on North Coast MPAs: Point Saint George Offshore SMCA

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> This time last year we conducted remotely

Reef Check on the Radio

Reef Check, a worldwide organization dedicated to monitoring the health of reef ecosystems, has been busy here in ...

A Robot Returns to Check on North Coast MPAs

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> We are about to wrap up our 2015 survey ...

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.