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Fishermen fight for representative on Monterey Bay sanctuary council

Representation on an advisory council has reignited long-simmering tensions between the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary and the fishing community. Fosmark said she has heard Michel say, “If you don’t agree with the sanctuary expanding, then you shouldn’t be on the SAC.” The expansion is not widely supported, local fishermen said, and Fosmark is their collective voice. The letter to Michel was signed by commercial fishermen from Eureka to San Diego. continued

CALIFORNIA: ACSF Opposes Sanctuary Expansion of Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary

October 5, 2012 — The Alliance of Communities for Sustainable Fisheries (ACSF), formed  in 2000 to represent the commercial and recreational fishing interests  of the six harbor communities in the central coast of California, released a statement opposing the expansion of the Monterey Bay Marine Sanctuary. The ACSF represents an area that includes the current sanctuary. The ACSF’s letter of opposition explains why regional fishermen oppose expansion of the Sanctuary and believe that it should instead focus on improving its governance and community relations.

Read a PDF of the letter here http://www.savingseafood.org/images/acsfletterresfexpansion.pdf