The Bodega Bay training event was the first effort of the MPA Education and Outreach Initiative in the north central coast region of California. The training featured presentations on the state of the world ocean, the science supporting MPAs, and a local perspective on MPAs in the north central coast.
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Speaker: Paul Hobi, Pacific Outreach Coordinator, Ocean Conservancy
Paul Hobi gives an overview of the state of the world ocean and California’s efforts to establish a statewide network of MPAs.
Speaker: Rikki Dunsmore, Resource Protection Specialist, Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, NOAA
Rikki Dunsmore explains the science behind MPAs including what they are, the different types of MPAs, their benefits, and how they work.
Speaker: Richard Charter, Senior Fellow, The Ocean Foundation
Richard Charter describes California’s approach to managing the future of its coastal waters and the Marine Life Protection Act in the north central coast region.
Speaker: Gary Strachan, Program Manager, Monterey Bay Sanctuary Foundation
Gary Strachan presented what the MPA Education and Outreach Initiative has done to educate the public about MPAs including a suite of products and programs, and the resources available on the CaliforniaMPAs.org website.