Ocean Litter Strategy Webinar Recording Available

The Ocean Protection Council and the NOAA Marine Debris Program co-hosted a two-day webinar for the California Ocean Litter Prevention Strategy (Strategy) implementation process on June 24-25, 2020. We are pleased to announce that webinar recordings of the two plenary sessions are now available on the Ocean Litter Strategy project resources page. Topics covered during the two plenary sessions can be found on the webinar agenda. Day 1 of the webinar featured opening remarks from Secretary Jared Blumenfeld, NOAA Marine Debris Program Director Nancy Wallace, and OPC Executive Director Mark Gold.

Day 1 of the webinar also featured keynote presentations from:

  • Dr. Mark Starr on Plastic Pollution and COVID-19, a Public Health Perspective
  • Baani Behniwal on A California Perspective on Plastic Pollution and Waste Management
  • Asma Mahdi on Equity and Zero Waste.

Day 2 of the webinar featured agency updates from OPC, the State Water Resources Control Board, CalRecycle, and the NOAA Marine Debris Program. Day 2 also featured report outs from the day 1 breakout sessions, which were not recorded. Please see the webinar recordings and agenda for more information.

DCTF Executive Committee Conference Call – July 6, 2020

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DCTF Executive Committee Conference Call

July 6, 2020 at 9:00 am

Listen only/call-in: (669) 900 6833 | Meeting ID: 810 701 89386
Zoom access link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81070189386

Meeting Agenda

Goal of the Executive Committee (EC) Conference Call: To provide updates on topics directly impacting the Dungeness crab fishery, and discuss and consider topics that may be forwarded to the DCTF.

1. Welcome, introductions, agenda overview.

2. Public comment on matters not on the agenda.

3. Updates on issues involving the Dungeness crab fishery, including, but not limited to, the status of the DCTF recommendations identified during the October 2019 in-person meeting, Oregon’s potential gear marking requirement, the Dungeness crab account, domoic acid, replacement tags, DCTF commercial fishing elections, marine life entanglements, etc.

4. Discuss and consider priority topics for the DCTF’s future agendas, including, but not limited to:

a. Ability to sell the crab caught when retrieving another persons’ gear with an in-season waiver

b. Updates to the 96-hour rule

c. Updates to the Dungeness crab commercial trap limit program to move from biannual to annual trap tags

d. Management Strategy Evaluation

5. Discuss the impacts of COVID-19 on the commercial Dungeness crab fishery, implications for the 2020-21 fishing season and beyond, and potential opportunities to address identified impacts.

6. Adjourn

Agenda items may be taken out of order at the discretion of the DCTF Administrative Team (Admin Team).

*Public Participation and Comment: All members of the public, including non-EC DCTF members, will be automatically placed on mute upon entering the call. Phone lines will be opened during public comment periods. When the Admin Team opens the call to public comment, you may press *6 to unmute yourself if you wish to provide comments.

Meeting materials will be posted to the DCTF website as they are available. A meeting summary will be made available via the DCTF website.

Questions about the meeting or agenda can be directed to info@dungenesscrabtaskforce.com or 805-845-9852. Any person who has a disability and requires reasonable accommodation to participate in this DCTF meeting should contact Rachelle Fisher (rachelle@strategicearth.com or 805-845-9852) no later than five days prior to meeting.

For more information about the DCTF please visit the DCTF website at https://opc.ca.gov/2009/04/dungeness-crab-task-force/

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