The Commercial Fishing Corner

USCG Notice of Temporary Safety Zone for the Morro Bay Harbor Entrance
Safety Zone Establishment

NOAA Fisheries

March 21, 2015 Commerical Fisherman Drill Conductor Training

THE LINE, Volume 3, No. 4 December 2014

Marine Safety Information Bulletin from the U.S. Coast Guard

Community Sustainability Planning
The link below is the article from FOCUS on Community Sustainability Planning with Morro Bay and Monterey as case studies.  
The Case of Two California Cities.

2014 Morro Bay Commercial Fishing Economic Impact Final Report

Boatyard and Haulout Facility Survey
The City of Morro Bay is working with the Morro Bay Commercial Fishermen's Organization to gain a better understanding of the local demand for a boatyard and haulout facility in Morro Bay. If you are a vessel owner, we need your input. Please take a few minutes and complete our survey.  Participation is voluntary and all of the information will be handled confidentially. The survey is available at the Harbor Office or online at: you.

Dynegy Point Estero & Estero Bay Wave Parks Public Comment Period
Dynegy has applied to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for preliminary permits for two wave-generation wave park locations in Estero Bay.  The public "quick comment" link for submitting comments to FERC for the proposals can be found at  The project docket numbers are P-14584 (Point Estero) and P-14585 (Estero Bay).  For further information visit the FERC website at using the project docket numbers in a docket search. You may view the City of Morro Bay's opposition letter by using the link below.

Marine Vessel Engine Replacement
There is a grant program with limited funding available through the Air Pollution Control District for replacement of marine engines.  Deadline for expression of interest is October 4.  This is restricted to vessels in Morro Bay or Port San Luis.

Morro Bay Harbor Department's letter to the State Lands Commission regarding the MND

Port San Luis Harbor District's letter to the California State Lands Commission regarding the MND

PG&E Ocean Bottom Seismometer Project July 10th - August 10th


Link to the Morro Bay Commercial Fishermen's Organization Website 

Faces of CA Fishing Forum Flyer Request

Email from Peg Murphy, Eleventh Coast Guard District with an update regarding the USCG Authorization Act of 2012.