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Human Influences: Socioeconomic Uses

Socioeconomic Uses
X. Selected Socioeconomic Uses Resources

Research/Monitoring Institutions

  • Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments, Marina
  • California Coastal Commission, Santa Cruz
  • California Department of Parks and Recreation, Monterey
  • California Department of Fish and Game, Monterey
  • California Sea Grant, Moss Landing
  • Marine Pollution Program, CDFG, Monterey and Moss Landing
  • Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, Monterey
  • National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration
  • Pacific Fishery Management Council
  • San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Monterey, San Luis Obispo County Agricultural Commissioners' Offices
  • Water Quality Protection Program, MBNMS

Books/Journal Articles:

  • Dornbusch & Co. 1994. A review of existing information on recreational boating activity and its potential impacts on the resources of the MBNMS. Report prepared for NOAA, Sanctuaries and Reserves Division
  • Griggs, G.1995. Monterey Bay, National Center for Marine Science. Sea Technology 36(5).
  • Karpov, K. D. Albin and W. Buskirk. 1995. The marine recreational fishery in northern and central California. California Dept Fish and Game, Marine Resources Division. Fish Bulletin number 176
  • Leet, W., C. Dewees and C. Haugen (eds.). 1992. California's living marine resources and their utilization. UCSGEP-92-12.
  • Meyer Resources. 1990. Economic values of the central California coast. Prepared for Central Coast Outer Continental Shelf Regional Studies Program
  • State Resources Agency. 1995. California's ocean resources: an agenda for the future. DRAFT. Prepared as part of CORMA: California Ocan Resources Management Program.
  • State Lands Commission. 1994. California comprehensive offshore resource study: volumes 1-2.

Internet Resources:

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