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

Research Update: Variety of Citizen Science on the Central Coast

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> We’ve finished the first stage of the ...

A Dive Like No Other, Thanks to New MPAs

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> This post was originally written for the ...

Myths of Citizen Science: More data is always useful

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> I can’t bear to go running without my ...

Sorting Things Out: Typologies of Citizen Science

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> There are all sorts of citizen science ...

Myths of Citizen Science: Volunteers are not experts

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> This article is the first in a new series

How do you feel about the term ‘citizen science’?

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> Almost every article about non-practicing

Welcome Amy: Lessons from North Carolina

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> We are happy to welcome Amy Freitag to ...

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 ...

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.