University of California Sea Grant Extension Program

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"The University of California Sea Grant Extension Program supports science-based management, conservation, and enhancement of California's coastal and aquatic resources through research, extension, and education."

 Ventura County Cooperative Extension

"Cooperative Extension offers citizens access to University programs primarily in the areas of agriculture and natural resources; environmental horticulture; nutrition, family, and consumer science; and youth development (4-H). Our purpose is to help groups and individuals solve problems and issues and to enrich their lives through educational programs, and disseminate useful information."

Santa Cruz County Cooperative Extension

"UC's 64 Cooperative Extension offices are local problem-solving centers. More than 400 campus-based specialists and county-based farm, home, and youth advisors work as teams to bring the University's research-based information to Californians."


California Department of Fish and Game

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"The mission of the Department of Fish and Game is to manage California's diverse fish, wildlife, and plant resources, and the habitats upon which they depend, for their ecological values and for their use and enjoyment by the public."


CDFG: Fish and Game Commission

The California Fish and Game Commission is composed of five members, appointed by the Governor and approved by the Senate. The Commission discusses and advises upon proposed regulations, permits, bag limits, and management policies. The Commissioners consider both the biological needs of fish and wildlife and the needs of those who depend on fish and wildlife resources when designing resource management practices.

CDFG: Marine Region

The Marine Region was established in 1997, and is responsible for protecting and managing California's marine resources.  It functions in both policy and operational capacities within the State's marine jurisdiction.  It manages fisheries and habitat programs, environmental review, and water quality monitoring; and from this inclusive, comprehensive management program, the Marine Region is designed to allow collaboration in marine management.

CDFG: Marine Life Management Act

The Marine Life Management Act or MLMA seeks to assure that the richness and diversity of life is used in a sustainable way. The MLMA recognizes that the way we fish for one species, for instance, may affect other species or their habitats in ways that harm marine ecosystems. The MLMA also recognizes that research and an understanding of marine life are essential to making good decisions about stewardship of marine living resources. As a result, the MLMA promotes the use of scientific information about the lives and needs of marine plants and animals.


Moss Landing Marine Laboratories


Moss Landing Marine Laboratories is a research institution and graduate school located in Moss Landing, California.  The mission of Moss Landing Marine Laboratories is to provision the pioneers of the future in marine science.