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

Making Citizen Science Matter to Marine Conservation

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> We're bringing a citizen science ...

Focusing In: Beach Watch

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> In the aftermath of Cosco Busan spilling ...

Video featuring Reef Check California Volunteers

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> Reef Check has created a new video ...

Focusing In: Grunion Greeters

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> The Basics: Grunion run onto sandy ...

Focusing In: Collaborative Fisheries Research West

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> Collaborative Fisheries Research West is ...

How many citizen science groups are there in the Central Coast?

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> One would think this is an easy question ...

Inviting Abstracts for AGU FOG Session

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> Hello All, Please consider submitting an ...

Focusing In: California Collaborative Fisheries Research Program

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> When the picture of a black rockfish ...

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.