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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In-kind contributions to Orange County marine protected area management

In-kind contributions to Orange County marine protected area management

Blue Earth Consultants conducted a valuation of in-kind contributions made by non-State members of Orange County ...
Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: Double Point/Stormy Stack Rock Special Closure

Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: Double Point/Stormy Stack Rock Special Closure

California’s coastline north of San Francisco is well-known for rocky cliffs, small coves with sandy shorelines, ...
Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: Casino Point State Marine Conservation Area

Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: Casino Point State Marine Conservation Area

California offers some of the best snorkeling and scuba diving in the world, thanks to its magnificent kelp ...
Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: Scorpion State Marine Reserve

Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: Scorpion State Marine Reserve

Are you looking for an island getaway? Somewhere off the beaten path with unparalleled views, and few people with ...
Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: Bodega Head State Marine Reserve and Bodega Head State Marine Conservation Area

Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: Bodega Head State Marine Reserve and Bodega Head State Marine Conservation Area

The splendor and natural productivity of California’s coastal ocean waters is well known to locals and visitors ...
Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: Pillar Point State Marine Conservation Area

Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: Pillar Point State Marine Conservation Area

Pillar Point State Marine Conservation Area (SMCA) is located on the stunning coastline of San Mateo county just ...
With Over 20,000 Fish Caught (and released!), CCFRP Finishes 2018 Field Season

With Over 20,000 Fish Caught (and released!), CCFRP Finishes 2018 Field Season

Written by Jen Chiu, CCFRP Statewide Coordinator and Lead Field Scientist for Moss Landing Marine Lab with some ...
2019 Snapshot Cal Coast Dates announced; New Postdoc Position to Analyze Data

2019 Snapshot Cal Coast Dates announced; New Postdoc Position to Analyze Data

Mark your calendars, we’ve set the dates for the 4th annual Snapshot Cal Coast, the series of coordinated coastal ...

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.