JMPR Raw Scoping Comments: Back to Scoping

Scoping Meeting Summary
Salinas 1:00 PM

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.

  • Look at other options to Duke Energy cooling with seawater (e.g. sewage water),
  • Concerned about protecting biological resources
  • Agriculture action plan should not be changed to maintain momentum, rangeland issues are on track
  • NOAA should allocate more resources towards agricultural action plan
  • MBNMS should coordinate waterway management with other agencies and landowners
  • Moss Landing dredge spoils management should be addressed, concerned about DDT
  • Spear fishing should be regulated (license for diving)
  • Increase fines for illegal spear fishing
  • Need improved education about regulations
  • Increase sense of personal responsibility for resource protection
  • NRCS has added staff to carry out agricultural plan, NOAA should too
  • Allocate resources for voluntary implementation
  • More sea otter protection/conservation
  • Stop discharges of Non Point Source/Point Source into Bay to protect wildlife
  • Regulations for commercial fishing need to protect wildlife
  • Need better enforcement of existing regulations
  • Need more education on resource protection and specific regulations
  • Need study on education vs. regulation , and determine effectiveness on changes in human behavior
  • Need measurable, quantifiable outcomes not arbitrary rules.
  • Education should be prioritized over regulation of commercial fishing
  • Education should be provided in different languages
  • More enforcement and evaluation of issues where immediate attention
  • Increase public outreach about role and definition of Sanctuary
  • Develop voluntary compliance programs
  • Regulate kelp harvesting differently for mechanical versus manual
  • Fish and Game should manage kelp harvesting
  • Maintain vegetation in riparian corridors for filtration
  • Attention for Salinas River maintenance; vegetation and wildlife

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 •

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 •