Community Event - Film Premier: Il Mare di Joe/The Sea of Joe Please join us for a very special sanctuary event at 6:00PM October 22nd, the Monterey Conference Center, for the US premier of the 2009 documentary film "Legendary Fishermen - The Sea of Joe from Sicily to Alaska." Enzo Incontro, the film director and MPA manager for Plemmirio in Sicily, follows the story of one of the Sicilian fishermen who became legendary after traveling for 40 day trips in small sailboats to the coast of Alaska for salmon fishing. Joe Bonanno settled in Monterey with his family and has spent time between Sicily, Monterey and Alaska over the past 40 year. Please download the flyer (1MB PDF*), or call (831) 647-4201 for more information. (10/1/09)COMPLETED
NOAA Protects All Species of Krill off the West CoastThe National Marine Fisheries Service published a rule prohibiting the harvest of krill by any fishing vessel operating in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ; 200 nautical miles seaward of U.S. territories) off the coasts of California, Oregon, and Washington. Krill are shrimp-like planktonic crustaceans, and a critical component of the marine ecosystem.(7/14/09) NOAA announces revised regulations for California National Marine Sanctuaries. These regulations provide greater protection for the sanctuaries’ valuable marine resources and habitats. They went into effect on March 9 for GFNMS, MBNMS and CBNMS; on March 19 for CINMS. (3/9/09)
Position Announcement: Part Time Administrative Support Assistant The position is funded by the Monterey Bay Sanctuary Foundation, but is managed by the MBNMS. Some of the position responsibilities will include: reception, administrative support, government travel orders, web site support and facility-related suport. (11/17/09) CLOSED
NEW Water Quality PSA Water is important to life on our planet. Whether that water is clean and healthy water also plays a role in whether plants and animals can survive and thrive. We can all do our part in keeping our planet's water clean through our everyday lives and also by participating in water monitoring events. such as Snapshot Day, Urban Watch or First Flush.
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