Collaborative Ocean and Fisheries Science

Collaborative Fisheries Research Program

The California Collaborative Fisheries Research Program (CCRFP) is a collaboration between anglers and researchers that leads to greater understanding and changed attitudes about California’s marine protected areas (MPAs). 

The CCRFP is a diverse partnership of volunteer anglers, boat captains, scientists, nongovernmental organizations, and charter companies interested in promoting sustainable fisheries. By working together, the researchers were able to use collected data and input from anglers to understand commercially important species abundance abundance inside and outside of California's MPAs. 

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Volunteer angler information

California Collaborative Fisheries Research Program – monitoring and evaluation of California marine protected areas
Project Number: R/MPA-45