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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Ocean Protection Council Update

By Cyndi Dawson, OPC Marine Protected Areas Policy Advisor OPC has been busy through the spring making progress on ...

Work Begins on the 2015 Yukon Marine Life Survey

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> Work began on the Yukon Marine Life ...

Refugio Spill Affects Santa Barbara Marine Protected Areas

The Plains All American Oil Spill at Refugio has already affected miles of the Gaviota Coast. Heavy beach oiling ...

Celebrating the Ocean on World Oceans Day

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> June 8 is World Oceans Day, when hundreds

Devastating Photos Show How An Oil Spill Consumed Santa Barbara’s Coastline

via huffingtonpost: Devastating Photos Show How An Oil Spill Consumed Santa Barbara’s Coastline Animals and

The Plains All American Refugio Oil Spill

The Plains All American Refugio Oil Spill has contaminated Santa Barbara Marine Protected Areas and closed fishing

Responding to the Plains All American Refugio Oil Spill

On the afternoon of May 19th, Plains All American Pipeline reported oil spilled from a transmission pipeline under ...

Lovin’ LiMPETS

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> Students from Branson Schooluse a quadrat

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.