Collaborations abound as data collection continues

Baseline monitoring is now complete! Collaborators across over 30 organizations collected, processed, and analyzed data - partnerships have been key to success. Researchers have completed data collection and their final technical reports. Check out the project pages to read the reports and explore data.

Annual reports are now available for Year 2 of the North Coast MPA Baseline Program. Click on the project of interest in the right column to get an overview of what researchers have been up to in this region.

 

NEW PARTNERSHIPS TO COLLECT BASELINE DATA

Scientists, fishermen, tribal governments, and citizen groups from 31 organizations worked together to develop a baseline of ocean conditions and human uses, inside and outside MPAs in this region.

From fishing surveys to underwater video, human use surveys to traditional knowledge, project leaders from across the region began their work in 2014 and collected data through 2016.

 
Goin’ Fishin’: Scientists, Anglers and Charter Boat Captains are Teaming Up on Collaborative Fisheries Research Project

 

 

KELP FORESTS, DEEP REEFS, BEACHES, HUMAN USES AND MORE: A COMPREHENSIVE LOOK AT THE NORTH COAST

Projects monitored coastal and nearshore habitats (e.g. kelp forests, rocky shores and beaches), commercially important fish populations, and iconic seabirds. Projects also documented human uses and the socioeconomic dimensions of MPAs, including fishing patterns and recreational uses, and examined oceanographic conditions across the whole region.

   North Coast MPA Baseline Program Launches!

Long-term monitoring in the North Coast will begin after the first five-year MPA management review of the regional MPA network in early 2018.

Ocean Science Trust, in partnership with the Department of Fish and Wildlife, began planning for long-term monitoring in 2016.

Find out more about the development of a long-term North Coast MPA Monitoring Plan.