Information Report: Superintendent’s Report Important or newsworthy activities conducted by staff over the last two months.
Sanctuary Advisory Councils and the Use of Science An overview of research on how scientific information plays a role in management and an invitation/request for participation through interviews and a survey.
About PDF and HTML Files
Please note these files are available in several different formats. Please click on the format you would like to view. HTML and TEXT formats are best for quick viewing on the screen within your web browser. PDF files allow you to download the file to your computer and print them out at full resolution.
*Some browsers have trouble rendering PDF files. If you are having troubles, please Right-Click (Windows/Mac) or Control-Click (Mac) to download and save the file to your desktop.
PDF files can be viewed and printed with the Free Acrobat Reader software that you can download at the Adobe website.
The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council was established by Federal law to assure continued public participation in the management of the Sanctuary. Since its establishment in March 1994, the Council has played a vital role in the decisions affecting the Sanctuary along the central California Coast. The Council's nineteen voting members represent a variety of local user groups, as well as the general public, plus seven local, state and federal governmental jurisdictions. In addition, the respective managers for the four California National Marine Sanctuaries (Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary, Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary, and the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary) and the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve sit as non-voting members. Members are appointed competitively by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and serve three-year terms. The Council meets bi-monthly in open sessions located throughout the 360-mile boundary of the Sanctuary.
The Council maintains a firm commitment to the goals and objectives of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Program. The Council appreciates the efforts of volunteers, non-profit organizations, businesses, and citizens, without whose support the mission of the Sanctuary would be difficult to realize.