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Open House: What is happening right off our coast?

July 29, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Please join us at our AltaSea Campus located at 2451 South Signal Street, San Pedro, CA 90731 from 10:00 am -12:30 pm

Guests Speakers Linda Chilton and Michelle Horeczko will be discussing, What is that happening right off our coast?

Michelle Horeczko at California Department of Fish and Wildlife Marine Region presents Sustainable Fisheries and Marine Resources along the California coast.

California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Mission 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.

The Marine Region is one of 7 geographic management regions in the State and encompasses waters along the entire coastline out to 200 miles offshore. CDFW’s Marine Region is responsible for sustainably managing California’s marine resources under authority of the statutes and regulations created by the CA Legislature, Fish and Game Commission, and the Pacific Fishery Management Council.

Linda Chilton at USC Sea Grant Education Programs Manager and LA MPA Collaborative Co-Chair, discusses local marine protected areas, their importance, and the research in process within these local protected areas.

USC Sea Grant contributes to solving the problems of the Urban Ocean, while recognizing the opportunities for coastal commerce, recreation and improving the quality of life in coastal regions such as Southern California.

The Los Angeles MPA Collaborative channels broad and diverse perspectives to build ocean resilience and promote the cultural, recreational, and ecological value of Los Angeles County’s marine protected areas.


Ocean Exploration Trust will feature film footage of Channel Island marine protected areas from a recent expedition.

2022 Expedition Highlights Reel – Deep Sea Exploration and Beyond | Nautilus Live

Our speakers and local ocean-focused organizations will be available for guests to speak with

On-Site Exhibiting Partners

Taylor Griffith


USC Kelp Lab

AltaSeads Conservancy




UCLA Carbon Capture

California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Exhibiting Partners

Tina Calderon

Ti’at Society

Harbor Youth Source Center


Los Angeles Maritime Institute

Wildlife Jewels

LB Shark Lab

Stillwater Sciences

USC Sea Grant

LA Waterkeeper

LA MPA Collaborative

Cabrillo Aquarium

This is a great opportunity for students of all ages to learn and explore all that the Blue Economy has to offer!

Volunteer Opportunities: If you would like to volunteer for this Open House please email our Programs and Community Outreach Coordinator Dorothy Cardenas at: dcardenas@altasea.org with the subject: Volunteer


AltaSea at the Port of Los Angeles
2451 Signal Street
San Pedro, CA 90731 United States
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AltaSea at the Port of Los Angeles
2451 Signal Street
San Pedro, CA 90731 United States
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