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: 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 ...
Fish and Game Commission: Wildlife Resources Committee Meeting

Fish and Game Commission: Wildlife Resources Committee Meeting

September 16,2021 All Day

All meetings are open to the public. All meeting information, including location, time and agenda can be found ...
Global OCEANS 2021 San Diego – Porto

Global OCEANS 2021 San Diego – Porto

September 20,2021 All Day

The event for global maritime professionals to learn, innovate and lead in the protection and utilization of the ...

New and Noteworthy

Collaborative Network launches new website features to enhance communication and collaboration

Collaborative Network launches new website features to enhance communication and collaboration

The Collaborative Network has implemented some new features on our website (www.mpacollaborative.org) designed to ...
Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: Russian Gulch State Marine Conservation Area

Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: Russian Gulch State Marine Conservation Area

Imagine a place along the California coast where redwood trees and ferns stand peacefully, securely rooted in the ...
San Diego Coastal Marshes May Become Important Tools to Battle Climate Change

San Diego Coastal Marshes May Become Important Tools to Battle Climate Change

“So as you see behind me, there are a lot of these opportunity parcels that we like to call them,” Pukini said. ...
The Mendocino MPA Collaborative: Engaging Partners to Fill Local Needs

The Mendocino MPA Collaborative: Engaging Partners to Fill Local Needs

Mendocino County is well known for its stunning coast and towering redwoods. These natural features are protected ...
MPA update: Sport anglers reel in fisheries data

MPA update: Sport anglers reel in fisheries data

Over the last two decades, California created a unique network of marine protected areas across the state with the ...
Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: Duxbury Reef State Marine Conservation Area

Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: Duxbury Reef State Marine Conservation Area

From ancient trees to undersea kelp forests, fog-drenched coastlines to ice-carved granite peaks, the natural ...
MPA Update: Fishing communities discuss protected areas impacts

MPA Update: Fishing communities discuss protected areas impacts

“We’re getting hit from all sides,” says a fisherman from Crescent City during a virtual focus group discussion. ...
Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: Pyramid Point State Marine Conservation Area

Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: Pyramid Point State Marine Conservation Area

California’s northernmost marine protected area (MPA), Pyramid Point State Marine Conservation Area (SMCA), is ...

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.