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

Subtidal monitoring along the North Coast, Part II: bumping fins with ocean sunfish & hundreds of rockfish

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> The North Coast MPA Baseline Program ...

PISCO scientist and Santa Barbara fisherman talk about MPAs on public radio

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> Dr. Jenn Caselle, marine ecologist at ...

Subtidal monitoring along the North Coast, Part I: diving into Double Cone SMCA

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> This is the first in a three-blog series ...

CDFW Scientists Monitor Abalone in South La Jolla State Marine Reserve

CDFW Scientists Monitor Abalone in South La Jolla State Marine Reserve  California is home to seven species ...

Ocean Sanctuaries’ Founder Barbara Lloyd Interviewed by KPBS About ‘Yukon Marine Survey’

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

Citsci.org: A Partner in Citizen Science

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> Since we at Ocean Sanctuaries have been ...

Western Society of Naturalists 2015 Meeting

This year’s annual WSN meeting will be held November 5th-8th in Sacramento, CA.   Find out more and register here ...

Innovative Distance Learning Program Helps Students Discover the California MPA Network

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> The California Department of Fish and ...

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.