North Coast Marine Protected Areas – State of the Region Report Now Available

reportThe California Department of Fish and Wildlife is pleased to announce the release of the State of the California North Coast report, now available on

This report contains key information about the biological, ecological, oceanographic, cultural, and socioeconomic conditions around the time of marine protected area (MPA) implementation on California’s North Coast, a geographic region extending from the California-Oregon border south to Point Arena. From 2013 through 2017, 11 baseline projects across the North Coast collected data to create a comprehensive understanding of conditions in the region.

The State of the California North Coast report highlights information from these baseline projects and includes contributions from more than 30 organizations. Over the past five years, scientists, fishermen, tribal governments, citizen groups, and others have provided key input to better understand the North Coast. 

Join Us November 1-3 for Public Community Gatherings
You are invited to discuss the report and additional MPA baseline information at community gatherings to be held from 6:00-7:30 p.m. in Crescent City (November 1), Eureka (November 2), and Fort Bragg (November 3).

Event flier (click to read or download)

You’re welcome to join these gatherings to learn more about the findings and long-term statewide monitoring plans. More information can be found on the Oceanspaces North Coast State of the Region web page.

Crescent City – November 1, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Crescent City Harbor Office

Eureka – November 2, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center

Fort Bragg – November 3, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Redwood Coast Senior Center

For further information, email CDFW Environmental Scientist Adam Frimodig.

logopost by Amanda Van Diggelen, CDFW Environmental Scientist


Learn more about MPAs by diving into the
Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas series!