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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Got Gas? Try Recompression!

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> If you’ve ever been fishing off the coast

Building Trust and Collecting Data in California’s Marine Protected Areas

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> While both are deeply invested in the ...

A California Encounter with a Mola Mola

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> Wednesday, November 7 was a nearly ...

Teaming Up to Take the Pulse of Marine Protected Areas

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> Tracking the health of our oceans is a ...

Monitoring the Pulse of Our Ocean

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> Let the learning begin. The planning of ...

Welcome to OceanSpaces!

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> OceanSpaces is an online community that ...

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.