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Ocean Protection Council Meeting and Ocean Health Workshop, August 27th, 2014

The California Ocean Protection Council will hold a public meeting Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 1:00 pm in the Natural Resources Agency Auditorium, 1416 Ninth Street, Sacramento, California. Prior to the meeting, the Ocean Protection Council and the Ocean Science Trust will host a workshop, beginning at 9:30 am and concluding at 11:30 am, to discuss and share outcomes from the OPC Science Advisory Team (OPC-SAT) meeting held on June 11, 2014.

Draft “The California Collaborative Approach: Marine Protected Area Partnership Plan” Open for Public Comment

Please see for documents and instructions on providing comment.

Call for Nominations to the OPC Science Advisory Team

The California Ocean Protection Council now welcomes nominations for a vacancy on the Ocean Protection Council Science Advisory Team (OPC-SAT) for 30 business days, or through Tuesday, August 12, 2014. In this solicitation, we are specifically seeking:

  • an expert with experience and broad understanding of tribal perspectives and interests in ocean resource management and stewardship throughout California and expertise in the cultural, sustenance, and ecological perspectives of tribal governments and tribal members. Expertise in the emerging field of traditional ecological knowledge would be beneficial, and a graduate degree is preferred.

For the full call for nominations, including instructions for submission, click here.

If you have any questions about this call for nominations, please contact Skyli McAfee (; (707) 529-7984), executive director of the California Ocean Science Trust, and science advisor to the OPC.

OPC Hiring For Two Vacancies

Applicants must be eligible for hire from the Coastal Program Analyst I or II lists. Applications will be considered on a continuous basis; therefore, interested applicants are encouraged to submit their application as soon as possible.  For more information, please visit: and choose “Resources Agency” in the search function under “Department.”

California Coastal Commission Report on Fukushima

The California Coastal Commission recently developed a report investigating the release of radioactive materials during the March 2011 Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant in Japan and the implications for residents of California. Staff findings include extremely low levels of Fukushima-derived radionuclides detected in California relative to pre-existing sources of radionuclides, and the need for more information about long-term effects of low-level radiation in the environment.

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