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Cordell Bank Issue Name: Ecosystem Protection - Site specific Fishing Issues fishing

Problem Statement:
More than 180 species of fish have been identified in CBNMS. Commercial fisheries generally target rockfish, flatfish, salmonoids, and albacore tuna. Most of the private boats and charter vessels that fish CBNMS are from Bodega Bay. Rough ocean conditions often prevent smaller recreational boats from regularly accessing Cordell Bank. Gear types used in CBNMS include: hook and line, long lines, bottom trawl and mid-water trawl. Management of commercial and recreational fisheries in California is the responsibility of the California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) in State waters (0-3 nautical miles), and the Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC in Federal waters (3 to 200 miles) (CBNMS is entirely in Federal waters). The NMSP does not manage specific fisheries, but it does protect the entire sanctuary ecosystem and has the authority to manage human uses that may impact sanctuary resources.

The working group will review the NMSP policy regarding zoning and clarify when and how the program may consider the use of tools such as marine reserves to address specific resource management issues. The working group may determine if there is a need to address certain issues immediately or if additional site-specific working groups will be required, over a longer timeframe, to address specific local fishery issues.

Working Group Participants:
~Working Group Contact~
Name Affiliation Email Phone
Dan Howard CBNMS 415-663-0314
~Sanctuary Advisory Council Members (SAC) & Other Stakeholders ~
Name Affiliation  
Josh Churchman CBNMS SAC    
Brian Mulvey CBNMS SAC    
Richard Powers CBNMS SAC    
Tom Baty      
Pietro Paravano Fisherman    
~GFNMS Staff ~
Name Affiliation Email Phone
Jenny Stock CBNMS  

Working Group Timeline:
Start: January, 2003
Time Location Documents
January 14
1-5pm Fort Mason Meeting 1 Agenda (pdf 68K)
January 30
9am-1:45pm Bolinas Rod and Gun Club Meeting 2 Agenda (pdf 68K)
February 12
9am-3pm GFNMS Office Meeting 3 Agenda (pdf 72K)
March 25
9am-4pm GFNMS Office Meeting 4 Agenda (pdf 56K)
April 23
8:30am-4pm GFNMS Office Meeting 5 Agenda (pdf 56K)
April May 21
9am-4pm Bolinas Rod and Gun Club  
Complete: May, 2003

Issue Characterization
  CB Site Specific Fishing Issues (pdf 56K)
Goals and Objectives
  CB Site Specific Fishing Issues Goals and Objectives (pdf 84K)
Working Group Information
  1.2 Workgroup Structure (pdf 60K)
  1.6 Consensus Based Decision Making (pdf 88K)
  1.7 Workgroup Process (pdf 72K)
  2.1 Template Stucture (pdf 28K)
  2.3b Cordell Bank Program Matrix (pdf 84K)
  2.3c Gulf of the Farallones Program Matrix (pdf 104K)
  2.4 Steps for Management Plans (pdf 52K)
  2.5 Sample Goals (pdf 84K)
  2.8 Potential Critieria (pdf 104K)
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