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The Ocean Protection Council will hold a hybrid public meeting via teleconference and in a public forum at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, December 12, 2023.
Meeting Goals: Identify and address DCTF administrative items, including introducing new Members, confirming the updated Charter, Executive Committee membership, etc. Receive updates relevant to the Dungeness crab industry and ensure all Members have access to information that may inform DCTF […]
Update October 2023 We are thrilled to announce that the California Marine Sanctuary Foundation (CMSF) has been selected as the recipient of the project to develop comprehensive offshore wind environmental monitoring guidance. The guidance will serve as a valuable resource […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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