The State of the California Central Coast is a public symposium that offered resource managers, policy makers, stakeholders and scientists an opportunity to reflect on the first five years of marine protected area (MPA) monitoring and management in California’s Central Coast region - the first region to implement MPAs under the Marine Life Protection Act. This symposium also looks ahead to informing adaptive management of the Central Coast MPA network.
We invite you to watch the videos associated with each session listed on the left. You may also watch all of the available videos in sequence.
At the symposium:
- Invited speakers highlighted information gathered through the state-funded baseline MPA monitoring program and key partners to establish a benchmark of ecological and socioeconomic conditions in the region and assessed any initial changes following MPA implementation.
- Agencies, research institutions, citizen scientists, organizations and groups that conduct coastal and ocean monitoring in the region shared their work and helped inform ocean resource management.
- Participants joined agency representatives and key partners to discuss the lessons learned during the implementation of the Central Coast MPA network related to enforcement and governance.
Hosted by: the MPA Monitoring Enterprise (a program of the Ocean Science Trust), California Department of Fish and Game, and California Fish and Game Commission.
We invite you to watch the videos associated with each session on the left. You may also watch all of the available videos in sequence.
The State of the California Central Coast Symposium Proceedings document, which summarizes the key themes of the symposium, is now available. Click here to download and read the proceedings.