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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SD County MPAs on Instagram

On Instagram? Check out sdcountympas, a wonderful account highlighting the best of San Diego’s MPAs and the ...

Our Upcoming Workshop – Ocean Acidification & Hypoxia: Investing in a Healthy Ocean for California

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> Join Us in Sacramento July 29thI would ...

Speak Up for the Blue’ Podcast Interview: ‘Using Citizen Science to Track Sevengill Sharks’

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p>    by Andrew Lewin, Founder of 'Speak Up ...

Three Prosecutors Awarded 2014 Wildlife Prosecutor of the Year

Three Prosecutors Awarded 2014 Wildlife Prosecutor of the YearThe California Fish and Game Commission recently ...

American Millennials: Cultivating the Next Generation of Ocean Conservationists – The David and Lucile Packard Foundation

American Millennials: Cultivating the Next Generation of Ocean Conservationists - The David and Lucile Packard ...

Naples State Marine Conservation Area and the Plains All American Pipeline Spill

Santa Barbara Channelkeeper produced this excellent underwater video, “Naples State Marine Conservation Area and ...

Big Sur Expedition Part 2

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p>                 For years people have ...

Marine Protection Bill Signed Into Law

AB 298 Will Boost Protections for Coast, FisheriesWidespread Praise for Governor BrownSACRAMENTO, June 30, 2015 – ...

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.