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.

Upcoming Events

Fish and Game Commission Meeting

Fish and Game Commission Meeting

June 16,2021 All Day

All meetings are open to the public. All meeting information, including location, time and agenda can be found ...
California Coastal Commission Meeting

California Coastal Commission Meeting

July 7,2021 All Day

Commission meetings occur once a month in different locations within California to facilitate public participation.
Fish and Game Commission: Marine Resources Committee Meeting

Fish and Game Commission: Marine Resources Committee Meeting

July 20,2021 All Day

All meetings are open to the public. All meeting information, including location, time and agenda can be found ...
California Coastal Commission Meeting

California Coastal Commission Meeting

August 11,2021 All Day

Commission meetings occur once a month in different locations within California to facilitate public participation.
Fish and Game Commission: Tribal Committee Meeting

Fish and Game Commission: Tribal Committee Meeting

August 17,2021 All Day

All meetings are open to the public. All meeting information, including location, time and agenda can be found ...
Fish and Game Commission Meeting

Fish and Game Commission Meeting

August 18,2021 All Day

All meetings are open to the public. All meeting information, including location, time and agenda can be found ...
California Coastal Commission Meeting

California Coastal Commission Meeting

September 8,2021 All Day

Commission meetings occur once a month in different locations within California to facilitate public participation.
Ocean Protection Council Meeting

Ocean Protection Council Meeting

September 14,2021, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

The CA Ocean Protection Council posts their agenda, meeting location and a webcast to their meetings page on their ...

New and Noteworthy

New CDFW Marine Species Portal Provides Easy Access to Wide Variety of Information

New CDFW Marine Species Portal Provides Easy Access to Wide Variety of Information

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Marine Region is proud to announce the new Marine Species Portal! ...
Governor Newson Signs Executive Order to Conserve Biodiversity, Combat Climate Change, and Build Climate Resilience Through Nature-Based Solutions

Governor Newson Signs Executive Order to Conserve Biodiversity, Combat Climate Change, and Build Climate Resilience Through Nature-Based Solutions

On October 7, 2020 Governor Newsom signed an Executive Order to combat the biodiversity and climate change crises ...
Conservation in times of political polarization: How the California Marine Life Protection Act Initiative succeeded and what we need to succeed now

Conservation in times of political polarization: How the California Marine Life Protection Act Initiative succeeded and what we need to succeed now

An OCTO Skimmer interview with Steven Yaffee and Kaitilin Gaffney.
Tying Traditional Knowledge to Ocean Stewardship: The Del Norte MPA Collaborative

Tying Traditional Knowledge to Ocean Stewardship: The Del Norte MPA Collaborative

Del Norte County is the northernmost coastal county in California. It is home to two MPAs, Pyramid Point State ...
Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: Farnsworth Onshore State Marine Conservation Area and Farnsworth Offshore State Marine Conservation Area

Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: Farnsworth Onshore State Marine Conservation Area and Farnsworth Offshore State Marine Conservation Area

Located around 20 miles off the Southern California mainland, Santa Catalina Island is a popular destination for ...
MPA Watch: Summarizing 10 Years of Human Use Data

MPA Watch: Summarizing 10 Years of Human Use Data

Marine Protected Area (MPA) Watch is a network of programs that support healthy oceans through community science by
Compliance and Enforcement Updates for Summer 2020

Compliance and Enforcement Updates for Summer 2020

As one of the three focus areas of the MPA Collaborative Network (CN), we realize the importance of compliance and ...
MPA Training Modules for Awareness and Compliance – A Golden Gate MPA Collaborative Project

MPA Training Modules for Awareness and Compliance – A Golden Gate MPA Collaborative Project

Coastal Quest is pleased to announce 2020 funding awards totaling $889,135.17 to 13 organizations throughout the ...

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.