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We’re Hiring a Deputy Director

The Deputy Director is a part of the California Natural Resources Agency management team and works closely with OPC Executive Director/Deputy Secretary for Ocean and Coastal Policy (Executive Director), OPC staff, and the scientific community. The Deputy Director will serve as the top advisor to the Executive Director and will play a critical role in prioritizing and advancing OPC goals. Visit the California State jobs page for more info on this exciting opportunity.

Ocean Protection Council Meeting – Monday, October 17, 2016

On Monday, October 17, 2016, at 1 PM, the Ocean Protection Council held a public meeting at the Natural Resources Building Auditorium, 1416 Ninth Street in Sacramento.

DCTF Executive Committee Conference Call Friday, August 26, 2016

The Dungeness Crab Task Force Executive Committee held 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.

Now Available: HABs FAQs & 7/27 Conference Call Summary

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.

Ocean Protection Council Meeting – Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

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.

Watch Meeting Live

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.

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