NOAA claims visitors to Northern California marine sanctuaries pump $1.2 billion into economy

Visitors drawn to dt.common.streams.StreamServer along the protected waters off Northern California’s coast pumped more than $1.2 billion into the region, according to a new federal study. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration looked at low-impact recreational visitors to the Greater Farallones and the northern portion of the Monterey Bay marine sanctuary in 2011 and their economic impact on coastal counties including Sonoma, Mendocino and Marin. Conservationists say the data, published last week, highlights the benefits,,, Read the article here. 15:59

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