The Dungeness Crab Task Force Executive Committee will hold a public conference call on Friday, August 26, 2016 at 11:00am to provide updates on disaster relief, lost fishing gear recovery program, whale entanglements, and the Dungeness crab trap tag account, and discuss the issue of harmful algal blooms (HABs) and the long-term functioning of the California Dungeness Crab Task Force (DCTF) beyond 2017.
The Ocean Protection Council and Ocean Science Trust are pleased to announce the release of a new product: Frequently Asked Questions: Harmful Algal Blooms and California Fisheries. The document is designed to serve as a resource to build common understanding across all engaged in this issue, and provide clarity on the State’s current practices (through July 2016) to harmful algal bloom (HAB) monitoring and management, and seafood toxin sampling and testing protocols.
On June 29, 2016 the Ocean Protection Council held its public meeting at the Natural Resources Building Auditorium in Sacramento. The OPC will consider funding projects under Proposition 1 and will hear an informational item related to ocean acidification and hypoxia.
In the morning of June 29, the OPC will host a film screening and panel on the topic of marine debris. This event will be held from 10:00am to 11:30am at the Stanley Mosk Library and Courts Building.
Film Screening (10:00 – 10:45)
Into the Gyre – Directed by Scott Elliot
Panel Presentations and Discussion (10:45 – 11:15)
Eben Schwartz, Outreach Manager, California Coastal Commission
Cynthia Dunn, Senior Environmental Scientist, CalRecycle
Dr. Emilia DeForce, Research Associate, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Please join us for a free screening of Into the Gyre followed by a panel discussion on the science and policy of marine debris and trash management. This event is an opportunity to learn about the science of trash and plastic pollution in ocean gyres and what action California is taking to reduce trash pollution.
The Ocean Protection Council Science Advisory Team is composed of 26 esteemed scientists, convened to serve the science and policy needs of California. The next meeting will be Monday, April 18. View the public agenda.
The meeting will be held at the Elihu M Harris Building, Room 1, 1515 Clay Street, Oakland, CA, and is open to the public.