Joint Management Plan Review
for Gulf of the Farallones, Cordell Bank, and Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuaries
Ecotrust has been retained by the three central California National Marine Sanctuaries to collect, compile and analyze socioeconomic information pertaining to commercial and recreational fisheries in the area in support of the Joint Management Plan Review (JMPR) process.
Using data from the California Department of Fish and Game, National Marine Fisheries Service and other sources, we will conduct two related, but distinct projects:
Gulf of the Farallones & Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuaries (GF/CBNMS)
The joint GF/CBNMS “Ecosystem Protection — Site Specific Fishing Issues” working group identified a need for socioeconomic background information in its action plan. Ecotrust was hired as a contractor to profile both the historic fisheries, and the evolution of fishing activities occurring in the sanctuary. The profile will include information on actual numbers of boats actively engaged in each fishery; areas where the fishery is taking place; gear types; catch levels; a socio-economic profile of the harbors and marinas accessing the sanctuary; and an understanding of markets, changing gear types, and changing fisheries management regulations that influence this profile and the community. Information exchange with mariners will provide important input to the profile.
Questions and comments may be directed to Astrid Scholz or Anne Walton
Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
Ecotrust was hired as a contractor by the Monterey Bay Sanctuary Foundation to assist in the collection and analysis of fisheries related socioeconomic data, in support of the Joint Management Plan Review for consideration of Special Marine Protected Areas and other initiatives, in close cooperation with the NOAA Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary program. The primary objective of this part of the project is to support the work of the Special Marine Protected Areas working group and will include design elements for a computer-based decision-support tool.
Questions and comments may be directed to Holly Price or Astrid Scholz.