Fact Sheets

Several overview fact sheets and a series of site specific fact sheets have been developed for California’s MPAs.

This document provides a general introduction to marine protected areas by addressing frequently asked questions about California’s statewide network. (88K PDF file)

Created by the Ocean Conservancy, this graphic answers some common questions about California’s Marine Life Protection Act and Marine Protected Areas. (670K PDF file)

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Developed by the California Marine Sanctuary Foundation, these fact contain regionally relevant MLPA and MPA information.

Have you ever wondered what an MPA’s goals are, how much area an MPA covers, or what kinds of habitat can be found in a certain MPA? CDFW’s MPA Overview Sheets provide the technical data to answer these questions and more. Visit the link above to see a list of MPAs sorted by location from north to south.

A brief overview of California’s Marine Protected Area Network, including images, a map and links to more information. To view and download, click here.

Specific MPA Fact Sheets

A series of fourteen MPA fact sheets created by The Ocean Conservancy provide basic information for the Central Coast sites. The fact sheets are available for download individually or in a single file containing all 14 fact sheets. También está disponible en español

The mission of the California’s Marine Protected Areas Education and Outreach Initiative is to enhance MPA education through enduring partnerships to empower Californians to protect what they know and love.