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California Creates a Globally Significant Network of Marine Protected Areas

A special issue of the journal Ocean and Coastal Management looks at the challenges, achievements and lessons learned in the public MPA planning processes for California's network of MPAs
CA MPA 1California recently completed an historic overhaul of how it manages its coastal waters by revising and expanding its system of marine protected areas (MPAs). This system of MPAs is the largest scientifically based network in the U.S. and second largest in the world. How California accomplished this is the subject of a March special issue of the journal Ocean and Coastal Management released last month. Articles analyze the challenges, achievements and lessons learned in the public MPA planning processes.
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