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Scoping Meeting Summary
Washington, DC 10:00 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.

  • Implement a network of marine reserves during the management. This should be a dual track with the state. The National Marine Sanctuary Program should move ahead and not wait for the end of the Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) process.
  • If Motorized Boating is allowed in a Sancutary then Motorized Personal Watercraft (MPW) should also be allowed
  • Environmental Studies on MPW have not been site specific. There is a lack of current science in the studies. New Technology in MPW is not being considered
  • There should be a more collaborative process regarding MPW regulation similar to the Florida Keys.
  • National Marine Sanctuary Program should complete a visitor use survey.
  • There should be a marine reserve network across all three sanctuaries. Don't wait for MLPA.

 

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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