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November 16, 2023

Ocean Protection Council Meeting – December 12, 2023 – Teleconference and Public Forum

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. The agenda and meeting materials are available.

Categories: Equity and Environmental Justice, Event, Funding Opportunities and Updates, Kelp, Marine Protected Areas, Offshore Wind, OPC meetings, Public Comment Opportunity, 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



October 18, 2023

Dungeness Crab Task Force Meeting #15 – November 2-3, 2023 – Santa Rosa

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 […]

Categories: Dungeness Crab Task Force, Other Public Meetings, Strategic Goal 3: Biodiversity, Sustainable Fisheries and Marine Ecosystems



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 Stewardship



September 14, 2023

OPC is Hiring a Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture Program Manager – Apply by October 4, 2023

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





August 23, 2023

Public Listening Sessions & Opportunity to Comment: Once-Through Cooling Interim Mitigation

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 […]

Categories: Event, Other Public Meetings, Public Comment Opportunity, Strategic Goal 1: Climate Change, Strategic Goal 2: Equity, Strategic Goal 3: Biodiversity



August 17, 2023

Updates from the August 15, 2023 Council Meeting

At the August 15 Ocean Protection Council (OPC) meeting, the Council unanimously passed several significant action items supporting OPC’s Strategic Plan goals with a focus on sea-level rise resilience and coastal and ocean water quality. The Council approved funding in amounts up […]

Categories: 30x30, Equity and Environmental Justice, Event, Marine Pollution, OPC meetings, Plastic Pollution, Sea-Level Rise, Strategic Goal 1: Climate Change, Strategic Goal 2: Equity, Strategic Goal 3: Biodiversity, Tribal Stewardship, Water Quality



August 14, 2023

OPC is Hiring a Water Quality Program Manager – Apply by September 1, 2023

We are hiring an Environmental Scientist (Water Quality Program Manager) to help advance strategic priorities and inform policies related to improving coastal and marine water quality in California. The Environmental Scientist will lead OPC’s efforts related to water quality and […]

Categories: Career Opportunities, Equity and Environmental Justice, Marine Pollution, Ocean Acidification, Plastic Pollution, Strategic Goal 2: Equity, Strategic Goal 3: Biodiversity, Water Quality