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

Collaborative Network Hosts North Coast Forum

Collaborative Network Hosts North Coast Forum  On November 17th, 2015, the MPA Collaborative Network convened 75
Humboldt Co-Chair Hosts Aerial Tour of North Coast MPAs

Humboldt Co-Chair Hosts Aerial Tour of North Coast MPAs

Humboldt Co-Chair Hosts Aerial Tour of North Coast MPAs Delia Bense Kang, Northcoast Environmental Center MPA ...

Perspectives in Marine Citizen Science’ Accepted for Publication in Mar. 2016 Issue of JMBE

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> My paper titled 'Perspectives in Marine ...

Join Us! December 1, 2 and 3: North Central Coast Community Gatherings to Share MPA Baseline Monitoring Results

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> California Ocean Science Trust, together ...

Behind the Berm: compounding the marine plastic debris problem

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> I recently worked with Captain Charles ...

Check out the North Central Coast Monitoring Survey Results!

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> Thank you to everyone who completed ...

CDFW MPA Marine Management News

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

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 ...

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.