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MPA Watch Programs Inspire Action in Local Communities

Volunteers are often the lifeblood of the many and varied organizations, both public and private, that help preserve and protect the coast and ocean. One of those organizations is MPA Watch, a community science monitoring program that trains volunteers to observe and collect unbiased data on human uses of coastal and marine resources both inside and outside of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs).

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The fight to defend protected ocean areas

Environmental organizations in Southern California are launching a coordinated effort to monitor and help defend an often-divisive network of protected ocean areas that restrict fishing up and down the coast.

Not entirely endorsed by law enforcement, tactics include outreach and education to fishermen on the water — many of whom have bristled at the loss of favorite angling spots and in some cases include wily poachers.

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