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
for enforcement of rules regarding MPWs
- Agricultural community
has more in common with MBNMS than GFNMS in regards to the boundary
- San Mateo County
feels that the boundary should be at the Santa Cruz/San Mateo County
- 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
- Sanctuary Advisory
Council members should be elected by their constituents.
- Do not expand
Sanctuary boundaries with out comments from local communities. Especially
- Golden Gate Fishermens
Association supports the Alliance of Communities for Sustainable Fishing's
- 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
- Resolve the donut
- 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
- 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
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