Monitoring Status
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In California, we work both in the individual Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) regions, and at the statewide level.

At the regional level, we begin work in each MLPA region once the MPA planning process is complete, as recommended in the MLPA Master Plan for Marine Protected Areas. Accordingly, our work in the different regions is at different stages in the monitoring cycle of planning MPA monitoring, implementing monitoring, managing information, analyzing data, and reporting results.

Find out more about our work in each region:

For more information on MPA planning and adoption MPAs in the regions, visit the California Department of Fish and Game MLPA Initiative website.

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