North Coast State of the Region

 

The first phase of marine protected area monitoring in California's North Coast is wrapping up and our team is gearing up to share results. We are excited to share a comprehensive State of the Region report as well as a series of shorter Snapshot reports, culminating in a series of community gatherings in the North Coast November 1-3, 2017. To stay updated on all products and events, join the North Coast Monitoring Community.

 

NOW AVAILABLE: STATE OF THE CALIFORNIA NORTH COAST Report

We are so pleased to announce the release of the State of the California North Coast report!

Learn about the biological, ecological, oceanographic, and socioeconomic conditions around the time of marine protected area (MPA) implementation on the North Coast. The North Coast region includes more than 1,000 square miles of state water from Point Arena to the California-Oregon border, and this report establishes a benchmark of conditions against which future changes can be compared.


During the baseline monitoring period from 2013-2017, 11 projects worked across the North Coast to collect data and create a comprehensive understanding of the region. More than 30 organizations, including scientists, fishermen, tribal governments, citizen groups, and others, contributed to this summary report. For more information about the baseline studies, explore the North Coast Monitoring page.

 

 

 

 

JUST RELEASED! SNAPSHOT REPORT SERIES

Check out the series of 5 Snapshot reports highlighting key information about what was happening in the waters of the North Coast region from 2014-2016. This series supports the comprehensive State of the Region Report.

 

Snapshot Reports Now Available

 

Community Gatherings November 1-3, 2017

Join us for a series of community gatherings to share results from monitoring November 1, 2, and 3 in the North Coast. Free community gatherings will be held from 6pm-7:30pm in Crescent City (November 1), Eureka (November 2), and Fort Bragg (November 3).

Join us to learn about Information from marine protected area (MPA) baseline monitoring conducted from 2013-2017 in the North Coast region and plans for long-term monitoring

Events are hosted by California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Ocean Protection Council, and Ocean Science Trust. For details on each gathering’s location, please see the event flier.

 

Resources

NORTH COAST FISHERY SPOTLIGHT: DUNGENESS CRAB

NORTH COAST FISHERY SPOTLIGHT: COMMERCIAL NEARSHORE FINFISH

MAPPING CATCH RATES FROM THE NORTH COAST CALIFORNIA RECREATIONAL FISHERIES SURVEY

NORTH COAST REMOTELY OPERATED VEHICLE SURVEYS

COMING SOON: STATE OF THE CALIFORNIA NORTH COAST SUPPLEMENTAL REPORT -- RED ABALONE 

 

 

take the NORTH COAST survey

Calling all coordinators and managers of monitoring projects in the North Coast! Make sure your research is recorded in the Monitoring Survey. Results will identify the geographic and temporal coverage of monitoring activities inside and outside of North Coast marine protected areas (MPAs). Data will highlight opportunities to partner and build upon capacity in the region to inform statewide MPA monitoring moving forward. The survey documents monitoring projects' organizational structure and function, sampling structure and metrics, and project capacity​.

Take the survey here and find out more with the Survey FAQ

 

Explore California Coastal Monitoring on the Monitoring Dashboard

A survey of North Coast monitoring projects is currently underway to document research and activities both inside and outside of marine protected areas in the North Coast. Results from the survey will contribute to a statewide Monitoring Dashboard, which you can explore for information on monitoring in other regions, including the North Central Coast, Central Coast, and South Coast.