Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC)

The Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) for the Ocean Resources Enhancement and Hatchery Program (OREHP) is mandated by the California Legislature to advise the California Department of Fish and Wildlife's (CDFW) Director and the Ocean Resources Enhancement Advisory Panel regarding program activities. The goal of the SAC is to help ensure scientific integrity and transparency in science-based decision making.

The next meeting of the SAC will be held on February 22, 2023. Information may be requested at

Scientific Advisory Committee Members

Member Member Affiliation
Lee Blankenship Northwest Marine Technology
Ken Cain, Ph.D. University of Idaho
Tanya Darden, Ph.D. South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
Michael Franklin, Ph.D. California State University Northridge
Jackson Gross, Ph.D. University of California Davis
Ken Leiber
Mote Marine Laboratory
Kai Lorenzen, Ph.D. University of Florida
Matt Powell, Ph.D.
University of Idaho
Greg Wiens, Ph.D.  United States Department of Agriculture
Nicole Williamson Minnesota Zoo
Ron Zweig Fisheries & Aquaculture Consultant, Massachusetts

Meeting Agendas

Meeting Minutes