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

New federal fishing regulations for California’s drift gillnet fleet

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> We had some good news for California's ...

Why Wisconsin Supports a Network Of Citizen Scientists

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> Volunteers sample fish populations for ...

Search & Deploy! Building trust through collaborative marine research

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> As we sail out of Moss Landing Harbor, ...

Balancing Goals: Why and when should citizen science link with decision makers?

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> A few weeks ago I made a mid-afternoon ...

Embracing a new generation of citizen scientists

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> Why engage teens in citizen science? They

New study adds urgency to abalone recovery

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> The white abalone is a deep-water marine ...

Scientists and Policymakers: Wave Goodbye to the Valley of Death

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> Too often the problem of linking science ...

Sea Grant Studying Krill Die-Off

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> Millions of krill—tiny shrimp-like ...

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.