Healthy Coastal Ecosystems
California Collaborative Fisheries Research Program – monitoring and evaluation of California marine protected areas
The California Collaborative Fisheries Research Program (CCRFP) is a diverse partnership of volunteer fishermen, boat captains, scientists, nongovernmental organizations, and charter companies inte
Integrated ocean observing systems for assessing marine protected areas across California
California’s ocean and coast face a variety of environmental stressors that vary considerably over time and space.
Monitoring and evaluation of mid-depth rocky reef ecosystems in the MLPA marine protected area
Rocky reef habitats deeper than 30 meters represent at least 75% of all marine habitats in California state waters by area.
Establishing a statewide baseline and long-term MPA monitoring program for commercial and CPFV fisheries in the state of California
Humans are a key component of California’s ocean and coastal ecosystems, and fishing communities have voiced concern about socioeconomic and recreational impacts related to the establishment of Cal
Monitoring and evaluation of kelp forest ecosystems in the MLPA marine protected area network
Kelp forests and shallow rocky reefs represent some of California’s most iconic nearshore marine ecosystems. They support ecologically, economically, and culturally important native species.
Assessment of rocky intertidal habitats for the California marine protected area monitoring program
California’s rocky intertidal habitats are rare, covering around five square miles statewide, but highly important to the state in terms of biodiversity, and recreational, cultural and economic val
California Sea Grant Extension
This publication highlights impacts from the California Sea Grant Extension Program. The program specializes in applied research designed to supply information to meet specific state information an
Harnessing the power of population genomics to understand the dynamics of Pseudo-nitzschia spp. harmful algal blooms
The diatom Pseudo-nitzschia produces a neurotoxin, domoic acid, which can cause serious illness or death in humans and marine animals, and closure of commercial fisheries during harmful al
Fog and fish: Stream temperature reduction due to coastal fog in central California’s anadromous salmonid habitat
Salmon and trout species are important to California’s ecology, culture, and economy. But climate change threatens these vital species, some of which are already endangered or threatened.
Impact of the San Francisco Bay Plume in the California north central coast
San Francisco Bay is the largest estuary on the US West Coast, situated in a highly urbanized region impacted by industrial, commercial, and agricultural wastes.