Harbor Banner 2013 

Monterey Harbor Update
 October  2013

In This Issue
NOAA Charts Ending
Dredging Starts in November
Big Sur Marathon
Albacore Feed
Lighted Boat Parade - December 2013
Commercial Market Squid Fishery Closes
Safe Boating Classes
Sanctuary Representatives
California Fish and Wildlife
Fisherman's Wharf
Boaters Restrooms
NOAA Paper Nautical Charts Ending 2014
Since President Thomas Jefferson asked for a survey of the coast in 1807, Coast Survey has been the nation's trusted source for nautical charts covering the coastal waters of the U.S. and its territories. The traditional lithographic paper chart has been NOAA's signature product, trusted by mariners over the centuries as they navigate the Great Lakes and the coastal waters of the U.S. and its territories. 

Effective April 13, 2014, the federal government will no longer print lithographic nautical charts. Please see our  Frequently Asked Questions for more information.


The Dredge-heads Returnith
Dredge at South Tiers
Phase three of our dredging project will begin in November and operate through March. We have made great strides in deepening those areas most problematic in the first two phases and will begin taking areas down to marina design depth. Keeping slightly ahead of the shifting sand will enable boaters to safely navigate all waters within the marina. We ask that all boaters and users of the marina please help us by keeping the marina free of debris that could cause jams and clogs in the dredge system. When navigating near the dredge please follow and obey all day shapes and dredge operator requests. 
Big Sur Marathon - November 17, 2013
 Boaters please remember during the Marathon access to the Marina is limited until late morning.

The 2013 open Half Marathon is sold out.  We are now offering an additional 200 entries @ $200 each to benefit JUST RUN, the youth fitness program of the Big Sur Marathon.  

Open Half Marathon SOLD OUT!
Half Marathon for JUST RUN40 slots available as of 10/23/13
5K 53% full
3K Open

Stay tuned! Race Weekend Instructions coming November 1! 

We welcome runcoach as the official training program of the Big Sur Half Marathon! Learn more and sign up HERE. 


The Pacific Grove Lighthouse 5K will be certified for the 2013 event, and awards will be offered in five-year age groups for the first time. 


36th Annual Albacore Feed
November 9, 2013

The Castroville Rotary Club and Monterey Bay Salmon and Trout Project is sponsoring the 36th Annual Albacore Feed. Saturday, November 9, 2013. 

Door Prizes * Silent Auction * project Demonstrations. 

No host cocktails 6:00 - 7:00 * Dinner 7:00 PM 
At the Recreation Center * 11621 Crane Street * Castroville, California Dinner Tickets $17 (Children 12 and under $10) Tickets available at the door.

Lighted Boat Parade - December 8th Sunday 
Lighted Boat 
Lighted Boat Parade, Sunday, December 8th 5:30 - 7:00pm. Put your warm clothes on and come out to watch the parade from the Coast Guard Pier. Better yet, bring some muchies and see if you can get on a boat in the parade.
California Department of Fish and Wildlife News Release

Commercial Market Squid Fishery Closes



The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will close the commercial fishery for market squid, Loligo (Doryteuthis) opalescens, on Friday, Oct. 18, atnoon.


Based on landings information and projections, CDFW expects that by Oct. 18, the season's harvest limit of 118,000 short tons of market squid will be reached. The squid fishing season runs from April through the following March of each year, meaning the fishery will remain closed through March 31, 2014.


CDFW, with assistance from squid fishermen and seafood processors, has been tracking catches daily this fall in anticipation of reaching the harvest limit, which was established to ensure a sustainable fishery. The harvest limit is one of many provisions governing the squid fishery, which has been managed under the state's Market Squid Fishery Management Plan (MSFMP) since 2005. The goals of the MSFMP are to ensure long term conservation and sustainability of the market squid resource, reduce the potential for overfishing and provide a framework for management. In addition to the harvest limit, weekend closures were implemented to allow for periods of uninterrupted spawning each week.


The MSFMP was developed under the provisions set forth by California's Marine Life Management Act (MLMA), which became law in 1999. The MLMA created state policies, goals and objectives to govern the conservation, sustainable use and restoration of California's living marine resources such as squid. For more information about the market squid fishery, visit  www.dfg.ca.gov/marine/cpshms/marketsquid.asp.



Safe Boating Classes

About Boating Safely

  • General information about boats and maintenance Coast Guard Emblem
  • Information on preparing for safe and enjoyable outings
  • Navigation rules and aids to navigation
  • Guidelines for operating your boat or PWC safely
  • What to do in case of boating emergencies
  • State-specific laws and regulations you must follow
  • Certificate for successful course completion

In general, this information applies to all recreational watercraft (powerboats, PWCs, sailboats and boats which are paddled). PWC and Jet Ski operators often have additional laws and restrictions which apply to them.


Click this link for more information

Safe Boating Classes


Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary MBNMS 

The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council is your voice to the Sanctuary Management Staff. 


If you have questions or input please contact your local representative



Mr. Kirk Schmidt (831) 761-8644 kschmidt@ccwqp.org 

Ms. Kristina Beal (805) 466-2288 kris@vineyardteam.org 


Business and Industry 

Ms. Jessica Grigsby (831) 479-1121 jessica@kayakconnection.com 

Ms. Krista Hammond (831) 332-7188 krista@santacruzseaglass.com 


Commercial Fishing

Ms. Kathy Fosmark (831) 373-5238 kfosmark@aol.com 

Captain Jim Moser (831) 246-1408 tradewind39@gmail.com


Community Representatives  (At Large Representatives) 

Mr. James Panetta jimmy.panetta@gmail.com 

Mr. Dan Haifley (831) 465-9390 dhaifley@oneillseaodyssey.org 

Ms. Cynthia Mathews (831) 423-8977 mathews@cruzio.com 

Ms. Kortney Opshaug leabourne@sbcglobal.net 

Ms. Margaret Webb (805) 927-2987 pjwebb@inreach.com 

Mr. Gary Hoffmann gqhwd@yahoo.com 



Dr. Geoffrey Shester, Ph.D. (831) 643-9266 gshester@oceana.org 



Capt. Philip Sammet (831) 915-6600 captdeep@redshift.com 

Capt. Brian Nelson (408) 483-8721 brian@pcscuba.com 



Dr. Simona Bartl, Ph.D. (831) 771-4431 sbartl@mlml.calstate.edu 

Ms. Amity Sandage (831) 466-5711 asandage@santacruz.k12.ca.us 


Recreation (Water Sports)

Mr. Gary Pezzi (831) 440-5200 sta2bd@aol.com 

Mr. Barton Selby (650) 245-1974 bartongselby@gmail.com 


Recreational Fishing

Mr. Richard Hughett (831) 757-5709 rlh@redshift.com 

Mr. Robert Chatham (831) 747-4274 chathamintl@msn.com 



Dr. James Lindholm, Ph.D. (831) 582-4662 jlindholm@csumb.edu   
Dr. John Hunt, Ph.D. (831) 566-0044  jwhunt@ucdavis.edu 



Mr. Michael Bekker (831) 649-2603 mbekker@canneryrow.com 

Mr. Robert Massaro (831) 649-6544 




Moss Landing Harbar

Ms. Linda McIntyre - Alternate - (831) 633-5417 



Pillar Point Harbor

Mr. Peter Grenell - Alternate -

(650) 583-4400 harbordistrict@smharbor.com


Monterey Harbor

Mr. Steve Scheiblauer - Primary -

831) 646-3950  scheibla@monterey.org 


Santa Cruz Harbor

Ms. Lisa Ekers - Alternate -

(831) 475-6161 lekers@santacruzharbor.org  


There are additional non-voting and supporting members of the Advisory Council. Go to Advisory Council Complete listing and Information 


Warm Regards,

Capt Brian Nelson
City of Monterey - Office of the Harbormaster

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Cal Fish and Wildlife
Passed by the California State Legislature in 1999, the Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) required the California Department of Fish and Wildlife to redesign its system of marine protected areas (MPAs) to increase its coherence and effectiveness at protecting the state's marine life, habitats, and ecosystems. For the purposes of MPA planning, a public-private partnership commonly referred to as the MLPA Initiative was established, and the state was split into five distinct regions (four coastal and the San Francisco Bay) each of which had its own MPA planning process. All four coastal regions have completed these individual planning processes. As a result the coastal portion of California's MPA network is now in effect statewide. Options for a planning process in the fifth and final region, the San Francisco Bay, have been developed for consideration at a future date.

There are different marine managed areas classifications used in California's MPA network. This includes three MPA designations (State Marine Reserve, State Marine Conservation Area, State Marine Park), a marine recreational management area (State Marine Recreational Management Area), and special closures:



Old Fisherman's Wharf
"Something for everyone"
A visit to the beautiful Monterey Peninsula just isn't complete without a rendezvous with Old Fisherman's Wharf. Experience a myriad of:
* Great Restaurants   * Seafood & Chowder
* Unique Shops          * Whale Watching
* Fishing & Sailing       * Bay Cruises


Harbormaster Office Boaters Restrooms
After the boaters restrooms were remodeled and upgraded we receieved quite a few constructive and helpful comments. Many of these suggestions have been implemented or changes made to best meet the needs of the boaters. We appreciate your inputs on all our projects. Please feel free to email Harbormaster Steve Scheiblauer at scheibla@monterey.org 
Wharf Market Place

The Wharf Marketplace, which opened in August. The marketplace has brought a fresh new look to the Depot Building on the waterfront. The Market place features fresh fruit and vegetables from local farms, fresh fish and area wines. The marketplace has transformed the old train station into a vibrant new gatheringplace for residents and visitors alike. In addition to fresh local products, the marketplace offers breakfast, lunch, snacks, and coffee to"grab and go" or enjoy while seated at out- door tables.