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Scoping Meeting Summary
Half Moon Bay
Sanctuary Advisory Council Meeting

Dec. 7, 9:00 AM

Please note that these are the raw comments extracted from the scoping meeting held at the location listed above. They were edited for the purpose of clarity where necessary. Duplicate comments were not repeted. A synthesis of comments will be available soon.

  • Surfrider supports:
    • a complete ban on all forms of Motorized Personal Watercraft (MPW)
    • all forms of surfing in the Sanctuary
    • the use of MPWs for rescue efforts
    • resources for enforcement of rules regarding MPWs
  • Agricultural community has more in common with MBNMS than GFNMS in regards to the boundary issues
  • San Mateo County feels that the boundary should be at the Santa Cruz/San Mateo County line.
  • Sanctuary should give consideration to the City of Monterey JMPR recommendations.
  • Support for the Alliance of Communities for Sustainable Fishing's petition.
  • The Sanctuary should not regulate fishing. Language in the management plan should clarify that.
  • Sanctuary Advisory Council members should be elected by their constituents.
  • Do not expand Sanctuary boundaries with out comments from local communities. Especially from fishermen
  • Golden Gate Fishermens Association supports the Alliance of Communities for Sustainable Fishing's petition
  • All possible zones, boundaries etc. should be put in place with comment and consideration from fishing communities and Alliance.
  • Resolve boundary issue and make it clear whose sanctuary it is.
  • Protect natural resources- water quality etc.
  • Support for visitors center/education.
  • Resolve the donut hole issue.
  • Support Monterey City Council recommendations.
  • Do not expand permitting/regulation of fishing do devisine?? Policing by sanctuary.
  • Keep oil and gas development out of MBNMS.
  • Support efforts to sustain baseline water quality efforts.
  • Don't pile onto CDFG/MLMA
  • Lots of fishing occurs in the donut hole.
  • Work cooperatively with commercial and recreational fishermen.

 

 

For more information contact your local sanctuary office at:

Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
Sean Morton, Management Plan Coordinator
299 Foam Street
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 647-4217 • Sean.Morton@noaa.gov

Gulf of the Farallones and Cordell Bank
National Marine Sanctuaries
Anne Walton, Management Plan Coordinator
Fort Mason, Building 201
San Francisco, CA 94123
(415) 561-6622 • Anne.Walton@noaa.gov

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