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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


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


January 12, 2023

Governor Newsom Appoints Jenn Eckerle as Deputy Secretary for Oceans and Coastal Policy

January 12, 2023 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: copcpublic@resources.ca.gov Governor Newsom Appoints Jenn Eckerle as Deputy Secretary for Oceans and Coastal Policy SACRAMENTO – Yesterday, Governor Newsom appointed Jenn Eckerle as Deputy Secretary for Oceans and Coastal Policy at the California […]

Categories: Leadership and Staff Updates, Press Releases