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Monterey Harbor News
May 2018


In This Issue
Commercial Fisherman
Berth Assignments
Great Pacific Race
Infinity Arrives May 19
Western Flyer comes to Monterey
Boater Parking WF2
Free Vessel Inspections
Boat Operator Licensing
Paying Passengers?
Invitation for Commercial Fishermen:
Help Shape the Future of Monterey Bay's Fishing Industry

The Monterey Bay Fisheries Trust is holding a meeting for commercial fishermen and other key players in the fishing industry to explore ideas for revitalizing local, commercial fisheries. Your voice is critical in helping guide the Trust's future strategies and programs. Please join us!
Date & Time: Monday, May 21, 2018, 5:30 - 7:00pm

Location: Community Waterfront Room (back of the Dali17 Museum at Custom House Plaza in Monterey - walk around to the side of the building)

Note: We are also planning to hold meetings in Moss Landing and Santa Cruz if those locations are more convenient. Contact us at the number or email below for more information.
Pizza and beverages provided.
PLEASE RSVP by telephone (831) 233-3101 (text or call)  OR email info@mbfishtrust.org
The Monterey Bay Fisheries Trust (MBFT) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to advance the social, economic, and environmental sustainability of Monterey Bay fisheries. We are working on programs to rebuild markets for local, sustainable seafood; protect access to historic fishing rights; provide business support services for fishermen; support local leadership in fisheries management, research and conservation; and educate the public about the importance of fisheries and fishing communities in the Monterey Bay region.

Berth Assignments 2016-2017
Please welcome and congratulate the following new licensees for 2016-2017. We receive many questions on waiting lists at the Harbor office. These questions range from how long is the wait for a slip, how many berth assignments are there per year, and can I buy a slip. Over the last nine years we have averaged assigning 20 slips per year. There are certainly more some years than anothers as you can see from the 2016 and 2017 years. At this time the estimated wait time for 20 and 25 foot slips is about 3-5 years, 30 foot and above is in excess of 15-years. To download a Wait List Application use this web link

Robinson, Charles @E31 (1/26/16)
Douglas, Charles @B08 (2/29/16)
Wright, Ed @H27 (3/16/16)
Selvig, Brenden @E14 (4/1/16)
Weber, Meredith @ E26 (4/1/16)
Grasser, Cory @F22 (4/1/16)
Howard, John @H28 (4/1/16)
Curtis, Micah @ E25 (5/6/16)
Chastain, Wm @H09 (7/1/16)
Quaresma, Manuel @F10 (8/14/16)
Dodge, Michael @H17 (8/29/16)
Brewer, Kenneth @H18 (9/1/16)
Jones, Robbie @A38 (9/15/16)
Hyland, Steve @B32 (10/1/16)
Rettenwender, Thomas @F35 (9/24/16)
Spicer, Michael @I05  (10/1/16)
Miller, Jared @F36 (10/1/16)
Maehr, Theo @ B07 (10/8/16)
Buenrostro, Michael @I03 (10/16/16)
Harrell, Mike/partners @F11 (10/17/16)
Kaemmerer, Jens @ F21 (11/16/16)
Netzer, Jonathan @H23 (11/20/16)
Woodman, Mark @H17 (12/1/16)

Raybould, Keith @A35 (4/27/17) 
Ausenda, Guido @ G17 (7/12/17)
Baggiolini, Eric @ A06 (8/25/17)
von Emster, Kurt @ F13 (9/8/17)
Walker, Robert @ A38 (12/30/17)
Ackerman, Terry @ C04 (2/1/18)
Beck & Delay @ H27 (2/1/18)
Albright, Tom @ E23 (2/9/18)

Great Pacific Race Comes to Monterey

The Great Pacific Raceā„¢ is the World's ultimate endurance challenge.  Ocean row boats of two and four crew compete against others from around the world in an epic journey on the world's largest ocean from Monterey, California to Waikiki, Hawaii.  The shortest route between the start and finish is a little over 2,400 miles but winds, waves, current and less than perfect steering mean that each boat will actually cover nearly 3,000 miles.  This epic journey is expected to take those racing between 30 and 80 days depending on the number of people in the crew, the quality of their preparation and the weather conditions they encounter on route.  Each boat is only moved by the muscle of the crew pulling on the oars and carries no sails or engines.

The first race took place in 2014 and it is run biennially.  This summer the third Great Pacific Race will start on June 2nd at 6pm.

Celebrity Infinity Arrives
Saturday - May 19

Remember 100 yards and 500 yards when boating near Cruise Ships. Contact the Bridge Channel 16 if approaching any cruise ship

Modern luxury doesn't happen overnight. We're constantly improving on your Celebrity cruise experience.  This brilliant star shines even brighter since her grand makeover in October 2015. The Penthouse and Royal suites have glimmering new marble touches, elegant fixtures, plush seating, and more. 
Cruise Ship Warning

Thurs, May 24, 4 PM
The City of Monterey will host a community discussion about a proposed project to develop a portion of the Coast Guard Pier for public use. Please join the discussion on Thursday, May 24, 2018, at 4 p.m. in the City Council Chamber at 580 Pacific Street to help guide policy makers in creating the best-use facility for residents and visitors of Monterey's waterfront.
Learn more about the Western Flyer Foundation at 

Boater Parking Realignment Wharf II
Thanks to the boater input we had the opportunity to reassign four parking places on Wharf II. Three have been assigned to Boater Permit Only and One has been assigned for handicap parking. We would like more space on Wharf II for our boaters, but given the available real estate on the wharf this is a good step in the right direction. 
FREE USCG AUX Vessel Inspections
This coming Saturday, May 19, 2018 USCG will be performing Vessel Safety Inspections from 0900 to 1400 hours. (Free, Safe, and Fun) Call 831-682-2863 or email 
State of California Recreational Boat Operator Licensing
Now the Law
As of January 1, 2018, the mandatory boating safety education law goes into effect, and will be phased in by age. If you operate any type of motorized vessel on California waterways
(including powered sailboats/paddlecraft),
you will be required to pass an approved boating safety examination and carry a lifetime California Boater Card.

January 1, 2018 Persons 20 years of age or younger


January 1, 2019 Persons 25 years of age or younger


January 1, 2020 Persons 35 years of age or younger


January 1, 2021 Persons 40 years of age or younger


January 1, 2022 Persons 45 years of age or younger


January 1, 2023 Persons 50 years of age or younger


January 1, 2024 Persons 60 years of age or younger


January 1, 2025 All persons regardless of age

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