WFC Presents at MPA Symposium
At the invitation of Resources Legacy Fund Foundation and the Monterey Bay Sanctuary Foundation, WFC Director of Science and Research Jamie Glasgow was invited to attend the State of the California Central Coast Symposium from February 27 through March 1 in Monterey, CA. The Symposium was a reflection on the first five years of Marine Protected Area (MPA) monitoring, management, and partnerships in California’s central coast. It was attended by over 350 scientists, resource managers, educators, fishermen, and the public. Presentations ran the gamut from describing new sonar technologies that facilitate MPA monitoring, to results and discussions about dozens of biological and ecological studies being performed in California to document the effect and effectiveness of MPAs.
Glasgow was invited to arrive a day early to attend and present at a special Information Exchange event, and joined representatives from British Columbia, Oregon, California, and Mexico to share notes and compare challenges, opportunities, and strategies for implementing science-based networks of marine protected areas. He looks forward to continuing discussions with the Symposium and Exchange participants, and extending to Washington the excellent MPA progress accomplished in neighboring states and countries.