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California Stands up for Ocean Protection in New Comment Letters

California stands up for ocean protection in new comment letters to the federal government opposing offshore oil and gas drilling and urging the continued protection of the State’s four National Marine Sanctuaries.

DCTF Executive Committee Conference Call Friday, August 25, 2017 at 11:00am

The Dungeness Crab Task Force Executive Committee will hold a public conference call on Friday, August 25th, 2017 at 11:00am to provide updates on the DCTF and EC’s schedules through 2017 and to discuss priority topics identified by the Executive Committee including permit transferability regulations, in-season gear recovery efforts, and whale entanglements.

Ocean Protection Council Meeting — August 7, 2017

On Monday, August 7, 2017, at 1 PM, the Ocean Protection Council held a public meeting at the Natural Resource Building Auditorium, 1416 Ninth Street in Sacramento.

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OPC is hiring an Associate Governmental Program Analyst

The California Ocean Protection Council (OPC) is hiring an Associate Governmental Program Analyst to support implementation of OPC’s mission and the Governor’s policy positions on ocean and coastal matters, primarily through grants/contract administration, support of and reporting from interagency workgroups, and other administration of OPC.

Applicants should have a strong working knowledge of grant and contract management and state accounting systems, including CalSTARS and ABCRS.  Experience with Fi$cal, excellent written and verbal communication skills, attention to detail, and ability to work in a fast-paced environment are highly desirable.  The position is located in Sacramento, California.

Deadline for application is July 13, 2017.  For more information and to apply, please visit:

“Readying California Fisheries for Climate Change” Report Out Today

The Readying California Fisheries for Climate Change report and in-brief are now available. The report identifies four climate change scenarios for the California Current Large Marine Ecosystem and seven potential management strategies to adapt to climate change impacts. The report was produced by a working group of the Ocean Protection Council Science Advisory Team (OPC-SAT) and the California Ocean Science Trust.

This project was developed for consideration by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) to help inform the state’s process to amend the Marine Life Management Act (MLMA) Master Plan. Products from this project have been submitted to CDFW for review and may be integrated, in full or in part, into a draft Master Plan Amendment. Additional information about the Master Plan amendment process, including key resources and opportunities for stakeholder engagement, is available at

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