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    The Oregon Ocean Policy Advisory Council (OPAC) is a legislatively mandated marine policy advisory body to the Governor of Oregon. Meetings of OPAC are usually held in cities on the Oregon coast.
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OPAC welcomes comments from the public on issues before the Council. Please click on the link below for information on sending comments to OPAC.

Oregon's Ocean Policy Advisory Council

The next OPAC meeting will occur on April 17, 2017 and take place in Salem, Oregon at the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife headquarters commission hearing room.  Download the draft meeting agenda here (Updated 4.14.17). 
The last meeting of OPAC was held on December 8, 2016.   View the draft meeting summary here. 
Draft meeting summaries, distributed documents portfolios, and presentations from the previous OPAC events are available from the Meetings page. Please check this site again for information about future meetings and events.
Territorial Sea Plan Working Group - Rocky Shores Inventory


The Oregon Ocean Policy Advisory Council (OPAC), in accordance with its duties authorized in ORS 196.448 through ORS 196.453, has initiated a review of the Oregon Territorial Sea Plan (TSP) with the intention of recommending amendments to Part Three: Rocky Shores Management Strategy.  OPAC will submit any recommendations for amending the TSP to the Land Conservation and Development Commission, which is responsible for adopting amendments to the TSP through a rule making process.
OPAC has established a Territorial Sea Plan Work Group (TSPWG) as a technical advisory committee to conduct the review and to draft amendment recommendations for its consideration.  The Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) will assist OPAC as required under ORS 196.435, and will administer the TSPWG meetings. 

The Oregon Ocean Science Trust

Executive Director, Louise Solliday, provided an update to The Oregon Ocean Policy Advisory Council (OPAC) at the June 13, 2016 meeting.  Click Here to learn more about the Ocean Science Trust.