You Are Invited!

We invite you to join resource managers, policy makers, stakeholders and scientists to reflect on the first five years of marine protected area (MPA) monitoring and management in California’s Central Coast region. This exciting and innovative 3-day public symposium, hosted by the MPA Monitoring Enterprise, California Department of Fish and Game, and California Fish and Game Commission, will be held from Wednesday, February 27 to Friday, March 1, 2013, at the Marriott Hotel in beautiful Monterey, California.

This unique symposium offers participants an opportunity to learn about the results from baseline MPA monitoring; to share results from their own research with scientists, stakeholders, resource managers and policy makers; and to discuss perspectives on MPA governance and enforcement.

Registration is now open! Due to interest, we are happy to announce that additional space is available, and that registration will remain open until filled. Register online here.

A social event on Wednesday evening will provide an opportunity for informal networking. To learn more about the agenda, please visit the Program Overview page.

This symposium promises to be an engaging event in which resource managers, policy makers, scientists and stakeholders connect to share information, better understand the Central Coast MPAs and look ahead to informing adaptive management of the regional MPA network. Information presented at the symposium will be considered by the Department of Fish and Game as they develop possible adaptive management recommendations to be shared with the Fish and Game Commission in late 2013.

We look forward to seeing you in Monterey in February 2013!