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Documents & Research Papers

Adam 4th District Supervisor SB County CHNMS Opposition Peter Adam, 4th District Supervisor in Santa Barbara County sends a letter to NOAA opposing the Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary.

Douglas R. Circle NOAA Letter 9.23.15  Businessman Douglas Circle provides a letter to NOAA opposing the Central Coast National Marine Sanctuary designation.

CMANC Members and MS Statement the California Marine and Navigation Conference statement on Marine Sanctuaries.

OPCC Letter to NOAA:  Our Protected Coast Coalition sends a letter to Acting National Marine Sanctuary Director John Armor regarding concerns with the proposed sanctuary.

Salinan Tribe Letter Re Concerns with Designation:  In February 2015, the Salinan Tribe of Monterey and San Luis Obispo Counties sent Supervisor Adam Hill a letter with concerns about the proposed sanctuary and the authenticity of the Northern Chumash represented by Fred Collins.

Oregon Ocean Policy Advisory Council Letter to Governor’s Office May 2015:  In May 2015, the Surfrider representative on the Oregon Ocean Policy Advisory Council voted NO to an Oregon NMS. In fact, it was an unanimous vote, including other conservation representatives.

Bait and Switch 0215 (PDF): Bait and Switch Article by Tom Roff, Morro Bay Fisherman regarding the concerning history of sanctuary promises and corresponding reality.

CMB Resolution No 18-12 Opposition of Sanctuary (PDF): City of Morro Bay Resolution No 18-12 ‘Statement of Continued Opposition to Creation of a National Marine Sanctuary in the San Luis Obispo County Coastal Area, and Continued Opposition to Expansion of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary into the San Luis Obispo County Coastal Area, unanimously approved.

Morro Bay Commercial Fisheries-2014 Economic Impact Report (PDF): Morro Bay Commercial Fisheries – 2014 Economic Impact Report shows the positive status of the fisheries and the good stewardship of our coastal areas.

NMS Comment Paper – M Galligan (PDF): Comment paper on the proposed Central Coast National Marine Sanctuary by Monica Galligan, Coastal & Watershed Science and Policy.

Permit Monterey Bay (PDF): Permit required from the Monterey National Marine Sanctuary in order for the City of Monterey to remove 4 Cups of Sand from the ocean floor.

Alaska Journal of Commerce Aleution Islands sanctuary rejection article (PDF): NOAA Rejects nomination for Aleutian Island Sanctuary, a recent victory for prevailing over the unnecessary establishment of more sanctuaries.

Aleution Island NMS Failure (PDF)

Alliance of Commmunities for Sustainable Fisheries Opposition Letter The Alliance, a 12+ year old 501(c) 3 educational, organization founded to connect fishermen with their communities, and to represent fishing interests in state and federal processes. The ACSF is a regional organization, with commercial fishing leader representatives from Monterey, Moss Landing, Santa Cruz, Morro Bay and Pillar Point harbors as well as Port San Luis, other Port Communities and several recreational fishing organizations also having representatives on the Board.

Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Water Quality Memorandum Of Agreement 2015 v9 redline (PDF) 

Senate Hearing remarks  Remarks of Jeremiah O’Brien to the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee Subcommittee for Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries,and Coast Guard.

Sullivan’s statement Viewpoint from Chairman Dan Sullivan

Hickmany testimony to Senate testimony from more than 30 years of professional fishing experience in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM).

Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians Oppose Capps Endorsement of Marine Sanctuary: May 4, 2016 Letter from Tribal Chairman Kenneth Kahn

Mayor S. Higginbotham’s Opposition Letter Regarding the NMS:  Mayor Shelly Higginbotham sends a letter to NOAA opposing the proposed National Marine Sanctuary proposed for the Central Coast.

City of Morro Bay Jan 29 2002 Letter Comments of the Monterey Bay NMS Management Plan Review (PDF): Letter from Mayor Rodger Anderson to Bill Douros, outlining concerns with sanctuary statues including local control, harbor maintenance and dredging and fishing with final comments about non-support of expansion of the Monterey Bay NMS

City-of-Morro-Bay-Resolution-15-10-NMS (PDF): City of Morro Bay Resolution No. 15-01, Updating the City’s Position on National Marine Sanctuaries which supports CMANC’s Policy Statement on sanctuaries

City of Morro Bay Resolution 36-00 (PDF): City of Morro Bay Resolution No. 36-00, Support of California Marine Affairs and Navigation Conference (CMANC) Comments on The National Marine Sanctuary Reauthorization Act

Map of Central California Commercial Fishery Existing Spatial Closures 2012 (PDF)

NOAA Letter Comments of the Groundfish Trawl Fishery Rationalization (PDF): Letter from NOAA that clearly indicates how NMS involve and attempt to manage fisheries

NOAA Letter Monterey Bay NMS comment on the Marine Life Protection Act Preffered Alternative (PDF): Letter from NOAA clearly establishing that NMS staff is involved with fishery management, establishment of MPA’s (Marine Protected Areas)

NOAA Letter to Fred Collins re Chumash NMS Denial: Denial Letter from NOAA on establishment of the Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary

Patriot Sportfishing Opposition Letter (PDF): Opposition Letter from Patriot Sportfishing of Avila Beach

P Michel Letter Monterey Bay NMS Concepts for Process for MPA Identification and Assessment (PDF): Letter from Paul Michel, MBNMS Superintendent, clearly indicating the intent and desire to manage fisheries

SLO County Cattlemen’s Association – Letter of Opposition to NOAA: Letter of opposition sent to Mr. William Douros, West Coast Regional Director for NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries

california-association-of-harbor-masters-and-port-captains-oppose-nms: March 14, 2016 letter of opposition to NOAA Director John Armor from California Association of Harbor Masters and Port Captains opposing the NMS

rpslo-resolution-to-oppose-chumash-heritage-national-marine-sanctuary-sept-16-2015: Adopted on September 16, 2015, a Resolution to Oppose the Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary by the Republican Party of San Luis Obispo County

Letter of Opposition from Santa Barbara County Supervisor Steve Lavagnino: December 7, 2016 letter to NOAA from 5th District Santa Barbara County Supervisor Steve Lavagnino

Letter from NOAA informing Chumash Proposal in inventory: October 5 letter stating nomination to inventory

OPCC Letter to NOAA Director Armor – Dec 16 2016: December 16, 2016 letter discusses widespread opposition to the formation of the Sanctuary

NOAA Letter to Fred Collins re Chumash NMS Denial :Letter discusses nomination review

Weiss testimony to Senate Testimony of Ernest Weiss

Chumash Sanctuary Complaint,1-19-17 (2) Attached Complaint and Request for Administrative Review