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August 31, 2021

Ocean Protection Council Meeting — September 14, 2021 — Teleconference

The Ocean Protection Council will hold a public meeting via teleconference from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm on Tuesday, September 14, 2021. Teleconference (watch now)

Categories: Climate Change, Funding Opportunities and Updates, Marine Pollution, Marine Protected Areas, OPC meetings, Plastic Pollution, Sea-Level Rise, Strategic Goal 1: Climate Change, Strategic Goal 3: Biodiversity, Water Quality


May 12, 2021

Announcement: Microplastics Risk Report and Trash Methods Playbook Available

The Ocean Protection Council (OPC) is pleased to share the results of two OPC-funded projects. The first is a report providing guidance for addressing microplastic pollution in California’s waters and assessing the risk of microplastics, and the second is a […]

Categories: Marine Pollution, Plastic Pollution, Strategic Goal 3: Biodiversity, Water Quality


March 26, 2021

Now Available: Final Top Ten Recommendations to Address Plastic Pollution in California’s Coastal and Marine Ecosystem

The final Top Ten Recommendations to Address Plastic Pollution in California’s Coastal and Marine Ecosystems, which were amended and endorsed by the Ocean Protection Council its February 16, 2021 meeting, are now available here.

Categories: Marine Pollution, Plastic Pollution, Strategic Goal 3: Biodiversity


January 15, 2021

Ocean Protection Council Meeting — February 16, 2021 — Teleconference

The Ocean Protection Council held a public meeting via teleconference from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm on February 16, 2021.

Categories: Climate Change, Funding Opportunities and Updates, Kelp, Marine Pollution, Marine Protected Areas, OPC meetings, Plastic Pollution, Strategic Goal 1: Climate Change, Strategic Goal 3: Biodiversity, Sustainable Fisheries and Marine Ecosystems


September 25, 2020

Upcoming Webinar Series: Microplastics Effects on Human and Ecological Health

The Ocean Protection Council, the State Water Resources Control Board staff, and numerous international experts will be participating in a webinar series starting on October 19 to characterize microplastics and human and ecological health effects. This webinar series is hosted […]

Categories: Marine Pollution, Outreach and Education, Plastic Pollution, Strategic Goal 3: Biodiversity


August 28, 2020

Ocean Protection Council Meeting — September 17, 2020 — Teleconference

The Ocean Protection Council held a public meeting via teleconference from 1:00 to 4:00 pm on September 17, 2020.

Categories: Aquaculture, Marine Pollution, OPC meetings, Plastic Pollution, Sea-Level Rise, Strategic Goal 1: Climate Change, Strategic Goal 3: Biodiversity, Strategic Goal 4: Sustainable Blue Economy, Sustainable Fisheries and Marine Ecosystems


June 30, 2020

Ocean Litter Strategy Webinar Recording Available

The Ocean Protection Council and the NOAA Marine Debris Program co-hosted a two-day webinar for the California Ocean Litter Prevention Strategy (Strategy) implementation process on June 24-25, 2020. We are pleased to announce that webinar recordings of the two plenary […]

Categories: Marine Pollution, Plastic Pollution, Strategic Goal 3: Biodiversity, Water Quality