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California’s coastal waters are home to species and habitats found nowhere else on Earth. Our iconic coastal and marine ecosystems – from sandy beaches and wave-swept rocky shorelines to lush kelp forests and deep submarine canyons – hold tremendous cultural Read more…
We are hiring an Environmental Scientist (Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture Program Manager) to help advance strategic priorities related to sustainable fisheries and aquaculture, resilient fishing communities, and thriving fish and wildlife populations in California. The Environmental Scientist will work in Read more…
It’s that time of the year again when Californians up and down the state, from the mountains to the coast, celebrate the wonderful places and species that make California our home. California Biodiversity Day is almost upon us – and Read more…
On September 2, OPC honors the memory of all those lost on the M/V Conception in 2019, including our friend and colleague Dr. Adrian Dahood-Fritz and her husband Andrew Fritz. Adrian was a Senior Scientist and Policy Advisor who was leading Read more…
Aviso de Audiencias Públicas Y Oportunidad para Comentarios Públicos: Política de Enfriamiento de Paso Único
El personal de la Junta Estatal de Control de Recursos de Agua (Junta Estatal del Agua) celebrará dos audiencias públicas sobre las revisiones propuestas al cálculo del pago provisional de mitigación para la Política de control de la calidad del Read more…
State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) staff will hold two public listening sessions on the proposed revisions to the interim mitigation payment calculation for the Water Quality Control Policy on the Use of Coastal and Estuarine Waters for Read more…
Our Strategic Priorities
Our work is guided by the Strategic Plan to Protect California’s Coast and Ocean: 2020-2025, with a focus on four strategic goals. Click on a goal below to learn more about the partnerships and projects shifting that vision into a reality.
Safeguard Coastal and Marine Ecosystems and Communities in the Face of Climate Change
Advance Equity Across Ocean and Coastal Policies and Actions
Enhance Coastal and Marine Biodiversity
Support Ocean Health through a Sustainable Blue Economy