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.
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.
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: https://www.jobs.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=70196
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 https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Conservation/Marine/Master-Plan.
On April 26, 2017, the Ocean Protection Council (OPC) adopted a resolution acknowledging a recent science report as a foundational piece for updating the State’s Sea-Level Rise Guidance Document and directing staff at the Ocean Protection Council to begin the policy update, which will help state and local agencies incorporate sea-level rise into their decision-making.
“This latest scientific report on sea-level rise off California should be of concern to all Californians,” stated California Natural Resources Secretary John Laird. “It’s not just the possibility of the seas rising a few feet in the next century—it’s what happens when there are extreme storms that magnify the difference. Our ongoing efforts to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions could significantly help safeguard local communities and important infrastructure. However, this report indicates that no matter what, sea levels will rise off California’s coast; it’s just a question of how much. We must lower our greenhouse gas emissions and we must plan and take action with regard to the rising sea level.”
Read the press release on OPC’s adoption of the resolution here.