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June 5, 2024

Updates from the June 4, 2024 Council Meeting

The June 4, 2024 Ocean Protection Council (OPC) meeting included investments and informational updates on all four of the Council’s strategic plan goals to address climate change, advance equity, conserve marine biodiversity, and support a sustainable blue economy. Key actions included adoption […]

Categories: 30x30, Equity and Environmental Justice, Leadership and Staff Updates, Offshore Wind, OPC meetings, Sea-Level Rise, Strategic Goal 1: Climate Change, Strategic Goal 2: Equity, Strategic Goal 3: Biodiversity, Strategic Goal 4: Sustainable Blue Economy, Sustainable Fisheries and Marine Ecosystems, Tribal Engagement


March 1, 2024

Updates from the February 29, 2024 Council Meeting

At the February 29 Ocean Protection Council (OPC) meeting, OPC staff presented the Annual Coast and Ocean Report 2023 with a continuation of scientific indicators to provide a snapshot of California’s coast and ocean health, and status of OPC accomplishments […]

Categories: Leadership and Staff Updates, Ocean Acidification, OPC meetings, Strategic Goal 1: Climate Change, Strategic Goal 3: Biodiversity, Sustainable Fisheries and Marine Ecosystems


March 1, 2024

Job Announcement: 2024 OPC Summer Internship Program

The California Ocean Protection Council (OPC) is hiring up to four Student Assistants for its 2024 Summer Internship Program (Program). The purpose of the Program is to provide undergraduate college students with an opportunity to gain hands-on experience with a […]

Categories: Career Opportunities


January 16, 2024

OPC is Hiring a Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture Program Manager – Apply by February 2, 2024

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 […]

Categories: Aquaculture, Career Opportunities, Strategic Goal 2: Equity, Strategic Goal 3: Biodiversity, Strategic Goal 4: Sustainable Blue Economy, Sustainable Fisheries and Marine Ecosystems


January 10, 2024

OPC is Hiring an Administration and Finance Manager – Apply by January 30, 2024

We are hiring an Administration and Finance Manager to lead OPC’s grants and contracts administration, budgets, fiscal drills and analysis, accounting, and other administrative duties, as needed. Applicants should have experience managing state and organizational budgets, accounting, processing invoices, and […]

Categories: Career Opportunities


December 14, 2023

Updates from the December 12, 2023 Council Meeting

The Ocean Protection Council (OPC) made a big splash at its December 12, 2023 meeting, investing over $26 million to advance all four of its strategic plan goals to address climate change, advance equity, conserve marine biodiversity, and support a […]

Categories: Event, OPC meetings, Strategic Goal 1: Climate Change, Strategic Goal 2: Equity, Strategic Goal 3: Biodiversity


October 9, 2023

Offshore Wind Environmental Monitoring Guidance – Grant Awarded

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 […]

Categories: Funding Opportunities and Updates, Offshore Wind, Strategic Goal 4: Sustainable Blue Economy


September 25, 2023

Conserving 30% of California’s Coastal Waters by 2030: Progress Update

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 […]

Categories: 30x30, Equity and Environmental Justice, Event, Kelp, Marine Protected Areas, Outreach and Education, Strategic Goal 2: Equity, Strategic Goal 3: Biodiversity, Sustainable Fisheries and Marine Ecosystems, Tribal Engagement


September 1, 2023

Celebrate California’s Biodiversity

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 […]

Categories: 30x30, Event, Outreach and Education, Strategic Goal 1: Climate Change, Strategic Goal 2: Equity, Strategic Goal 3: Biodiversity, Sustainable Fisheries and Marine Ecosystems


September 1, 2023

Remembering Adrian  

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 […]

Categories: Leadership and Staff Updates