Join Us! MPA Decadal Management Review Community Meetings

The public is invited to learn about the Marine Protected Area (MPA) Decadal Management Review and share their perspectives regarding the MPA Network in a series of virtual community meetings hosted by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, in partnership with the Ocean Protection Council and the California Fish and Game Commission.

Date* Target Audience

Monday, October 18, 2021
5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
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Recreational fishing, collectors/harvesters,
and associated interests

Tuesday, October 19, 2021
5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
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Commercial fishing, collectors/harvesters,
processors, and associated interests

Wednesday, November 3, 2021
1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
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Non-Consumptive users (for example
recreational users, scuba divers, photographers,
non-governmental organizations, citizen science, etc.)

Thursday, November 4, 2021
1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
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Governance (for example city, county, state,
and federal management partners)

*Please RSVP in advance of your desired meeting. Once you have indicated your interest in attending, additional materials will be made available. 

MPA logoAll meetings will be open to the public. If your interest in the MPA Program does not fall within the identified target audiences, please select the session that best fits your interests.

All meetings will be remote and will follow the same format and cover the same basic information, with highlights tailored to each target audience’s interests and priorities. Each meeting will begin with a brief orientation to California’s MPA Management Program and the 2022 MPA Decadal Management Review, followed by a discussion in breakout rooms. Anyone is welcome to join and participate in the discussions.

Participants will be asked to respond to the following questions:

  • What are your highest priority topics/issues and sources of information that should be considered in the Decadal Management Review? 
  • How would you define, measure, and/or assess progress toward Marine Life Protection Act goals?
  • What role would you like your community to play in the MPA Management Program moving forward?  
  • Any other reflections/recommendations regarding MPA management and the role of the public in the MPA Management Program?

For more background and additional information, check out the Decadal Management Review webpage or email

post by Amanda Van Diggelen, CDFW Environmental Scientist