Highlights of December 2nd OPC Meeting
OPC takes significant action on marine protected areas and sea-level rise planning at its Dec. 2, 2014 meeting
The Council unanimously adopted the “The California Collaborative Approach: Marine Protected Areas Partnership Plan” as an overarching guide for how a variety of partners can engage in marine protected area (MPA) management. The Council also unanimously approved funding of seven competitive grants to provide funds for local and regional vulnerability assessments and updates to Local Coastal Programs to address sea-level rise, coastal hazards, and other climate change-related impacts. Lastly, the Council appointed two members to the OPC Science Advisory Team.