Pledge About

Captain Bob Farrell

Captain, California State Department of Fish & Game

Presentation: Challenges to MPA Enforcement on a State Level

Not all MPA’s are created equal in terms of impacts to sensitive or vulnerable resources by non-compliance. Given that as a backdrop, presenters will discuss “identifying the risk factors” - a necessary element in MPA design and evaluation of law enforcement need to ensure MPA goals are met. Presenters will also discuss the components of a successful regulatory landscape.


Bob Farrell is a captain with the California Department of Fish and Game. He has spent his entire life working in the marine environment. Captain Farrell has worked in the commercial fishing industry, fisheries research, and has been enforcing fisheries law since 1998.

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