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April 4, 2024

Call for Nominations: Tribal Scientists for Offshore Wind Environmental Monitoring Guidance 

We are pleased to issue a call for nominations for tribal scientists to contribute to the development of environmental monitoring guidance for offshore wind. In October of 2023, OPC selected California Marine Sanctuary Foundation (CMSF) via a competitive proposal process to […]

Categories: Climate Change, Offshore Wind, 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 3, 2024

Request for Community Input to Inform Statewide Plastics Monitoring Strategy and Plan

Join public meetings and submit comments by April 3  OPC is pleased to partner with the San Francisco Estuary Institute (SFEI) to develop a first-of-its-kind comprehensive Statewide Plastics Monitoring Strategy and Plan to track the state’s progress and to support future efforts […]

Categories: Event, Marine Pollution, Other Public Meetings, Plastic Pollution, Public Comment Opportunity, Strategic Goal 3: Biodiversity



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



February 12, 2024

Ocean Protection Council Meeting – February 29, 2024 – 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 Thursday, February 29, 2024. The agenda and meeting materials are available. Revised February 28, 2024.

Categories: Event, Ocean Acidification, OPC meetings, Public Comment Opportunity, Strategic Goal 1: Climate Change, Strategic Goal 3: Biodiversity, Sustainable Fisheries and Marine Ecosystems



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







December 6, 2023

Secretary Speaker’s Series A Special Conversation with Rosanna Xia: California Against the Sea

Monday, December 11, 2023Noon to 1:00 PMVia Zoom Join us for a special conversation, hosted by California Natural Resources Agency, with Pulitzer Prize finalist and Los Angeles Times environmental reporter, Rosanna Xia as she shares insights from her brand-new book […]

Categories: Climate Change, Equity and Environmental Justice, Event, Marine Pollution, Outreach and Education, Plastic Pollution, Sea-Level Rise, Strategic Goal 1: Climate Change, Strategic Goal 2: Equity, Strategic Goal 3: Biodiversity, Sustainable Fisheries and Marine Ecosystems, Water Quality



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: Event, Funding Opportunities and Updates, OPC meetings, Public Comment Opportunity, Strategic Goal 1: Climate Change, Strategic Goal 2: Equity, Strategic Goal 3: Biodiversity, Strategic Goal 4: Sustainable Blue Economy