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May 14, 2024

Ocean Protection Council Meeting – June 4, 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 Tuesday, June 4, 2024. Meeting documents will be posted starting May 24.

Categories: 30x30, Event, 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, Tribal Engagement


April 12, 2024

Dungeness Crab Task Force Meeting #16 – April 23, 2024

Meeting Goal For the DCTF membership to learn about, discuss, and potentially provide written comments to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) on their revised Risk Assessment Mitigation Program (RAMP) regulations for the commercial Dungeness crab fishery as […]

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


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 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 13, 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


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 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