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

Economic Attributes of Stayers and Leavers in Four California Fisheries

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> Recent research with my collaborators Ana

Going Local – Talking MPAs with Community Members in Southern California

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> When I’m at work, I’m struck by how ...

South Coast Regional Forum Held on April 29th

South Coast Regional Forum Held on April 29th, 2015Over 75 South Coast collaborative members representing NGOs, ...

Initial Species Survey Dive on the HMCS Yukon, San Diego

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> Wens. Dusk Dive on the YukonTime: 7:25 ...

Big Sur Expedition

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> “And when the fog's over and the stars ...

CERF 2015 Call for Abstracts: “Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia: Connecting Science To Decision-Making”

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> There is no single approach to ...

Our Oceans Reflect the Consciousness of Humanity’

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> The Ocean Sanctuaries' phrase 'our oceans

Participate in a study of ocean research priorities!

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> A 15-minute survey to direct scientific ...

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.