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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.

Our Work

Marine Life Protection Act Initiative

Marine Planning

Groundfish Fleet Restructuring


Field Notes

Landing a Connection by Ben Donaldson


Learn More

Socioeconomic Profile of Fishing Activities and Communities Associated with the Gulf of the Farallones and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuaries - 1/12/06
FULL report (41.2mb pdf)
TOC, Exec Summ (112kb pdf)
Chap. 1 (2.1mb pdf)
Chap. 2 (252kb pdf)
Chap. 3 (6.9mb pdf)
Chap. 4 (6.5mb pdf)
Chap. 5 (608kb pdf)
Refs & Appendices (392kb pdf)
App. E - Maps (28.3mb pdf)

Presentations:

Socioeconomic Profile of Fisheries in the Cordell Bank and Gulf of the Farallones NMSs, 4/22/05 (4.5mb pdf)

Socioeconomic Profile of Fisheries in the Cordell Bank and Gulf of the Farallones NMSs, 12/4/04 (1.5mb pdf)

Socioeconomic Profile and Spatial Analysis of Fisheries in the three central California National Marine Sanctuaries, 6/3/04 (2.5mb pdf)

Gulf of the Farallones & Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuaries, 3/23/04 (5mb pdf)

Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, (3.1mb pdf)

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National Marine Sanctuary web sites:

www.cordellbank.noaa.gov

www.farallones.noaa.gov

www.montereybay.noaa.gov

Contact

Edward Backus
Vice President,
Fisheries
PO Box 2330
Newport, OR 97365
tel: 541.265.8508
cell: 503.939.5500
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Charles Steinback
Director of Marine Planning
tel: 503.467.0777
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Anne Walton
Gulf of the Farallones and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuaries
tel: 415.561.6622
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Holly Price
Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuaries
tel: 831.647.4247
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