California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Nearshore Fishery Management Plan (NFMP): Section 1, Acknowledgements

Nearshore Advisory Committee Members and Alternates

The Department would like to thank the members and alternates in the Nearshore Advisory Committee who helped frame the NFMP. Their continued support will guarantee effective implementation. Participants on the committee are:

Environmental

  • Reyna, Karen. Pacific Ocean Conservation Network. San Francisco, CA
  • Wing, Kate. Natural Resources Defense Council. San Francisco, CA
  • Geever, Joe. Member American Oceans Campaign. Playa de Rey, CA

Recreational

  • Kirk, Paul. Angler. Eureka, CA
  • Malone, Mike. Angler. Sebastopol, CA
  • Humphrey, Bob. Diver. Pleasant Hill, CA
  • Strickland, Bob. Angler. San Jose, CA
  • Oba, Richard. Angler. Richmond, CA
  • Webb, Jim. Angler. Cambria, CA
  • Massengill, Ron. Angler. Cambria, CA
  • Kvaas, Art. Angler. Santa Barbara, CA
  • Ball, Tom. Angler. Santa Barbara, CA
  • Frasco, Eric. Diver. Manhattan Beach, CA
  • Meister, Paul. Diver. Manhattan Beach, CA
  • Griffith, Barbara. Angler. Escondido, CA
  • Wilson, Jim. Angler. Tustin, CA

Commercial

  • Hensel, Kenyon. Fisherman. Crescent City, CA
  • Stanley, Don. Fisherman. Eureka, CA
  • Bassler, Jim. Fisherman. Fort Bragg, CA
  • Platt, Dan. Fisherman. Fort Bragg, CA
  • Wong, Larry. Fisherman. San Francisco, CA
  • Ferrari, Lou. Fisherman. San Francisco, CA
  • James, Bill. Fisherman. Pismo Beach, CA
  • Colomy, Jim. Fisherman. Ventura, CA
  • Hoeflinger, Chris. Fisherman. Santa Barbara, CA
  • Campbell, Bruce. Fisherman. Vista, CA
  • Healy, Roger. Fisherman. Laguna Beach, CA
  • Solomon, Donna. Buyer. Moss Landing, CA
  • Johnson, B.J. Buyer. Nipomo, CA

Commercial Passenger Fishing Vessel Operators (Charter Boats)

  • Ingles, Robert. Half Moon Bay, CA
  • Neil, Darby. Morro Bay, CA
  • Fletcher, Robert. San Diego, CA
  • Strasser, Paul. San Pedro, CA

Academic

  • Larson, Ralph. Professor. Department of Biology San Francisco State University. San Francisco, CA
  • Cailliet, Gregor. Professor. Moss Landing Marine Laboratories. Moss Landing, CA
  • Lowe, Christopher. Professor. Department of Biological Science, CSU, Long Beach. Long Beach, CA
  • Anderson, Todd. Professor. Department of Biology San Diego State University. San Diego, CA

NFMP Staff 2000-2002

The Nearshore Fishery Management Plan has been in analysis and design phases since January 2000. The efforts of many staff have contributed to the final document. The Department acknowledges the concerted work of the following CDFG staff:

  • Ashcraft, Susan. Associate Marine Biologist. CDFG. Belmont, CA
  • Barsky, Kristine. Senior Marine Biologist. CDFG. Santa Barbara, CA
  • Bedford, Dennis. Associate Marine Biologist. CDFG. Los Alamitos, CA
  • Carlo, Mary Ann. Office Technician. CDFG. Los Alamitos, CA
  • Collier, Patrick. Marine Biologist. CDFG. Eureka, CA
  • Collins, Robson. CEA 1. CDFG. Monterey, CA
  • Curtis, Joshua. Research Analyst I, CDFG. Monterey, CA
  • Fluharty, Marilyn. Environmental Specialist III. CDFG. San Diego, CA
  • Geibel, John. Senior Marine Biologist Specialist. CDFG. Belmont, CA
  • Gregory, Paul. Associate Marine Biologist. CDFG. Los Alamitos, CA
  • Hammer, Bernice. Associate Program Analyst. CDFG. Belmont, CA
  • Hardy, Robert. Associate Marine Biologist. CDFG. Morro Bay, CA
  • Isaac, George. Environmental Specialist III. CDFG. Monterey, CA
  • Kalvass, Peter. Associate Marine Biologist. CDFG. Fort Bragg, CA
  • Karpov, Kon. Senior Marine Biologist. CDFG. Fort Bragg, CA
  • King, Howatt. Research Analyst I. CDFG. Monterey, CA
  • Klingbeil, Rick. Supervising Biologist. CDFG. Los Alamitos, CA
  • Larson, Mary. Associate Marine Biologist. CDFG. Los Alamitos, CA
  • Lea, Robert. Associate Marine Biologist. CDFG. Monterey, CA
  • Lohse, Angela. Marine Biologist. CDFG. San Diego, CA
  • Mattson, Donna. Scientific Aide. CDFG. San Diego, CA
  • Maytorena, Marty. Patrol Lieutenant. CDFG. Los Alamitos, CA
  • Mello, John. Associate Marine Biologist. CDFG. Eureka, CA
  • Moore, Tom. Associate Marine Biologist. CDFG. Bodega Bay, CA
  • Napoli, Tom. Environmental Specialist III. CDFG. Los Alamitos, CA
  • Olivas, Tim. Patrol Lieutenant. CDFG. Monterey, CA
  • Ono, David. Marine Biologist. CDFG. Santa Barbara, CA
  • Perez, Colleena. Research Analyst I. CDFG. Monterey, CA
  • Prall, Mike. Marine Biologist. CDFG. Eureka, CA
  • Price, Jason. Marine Biologist. CDFG. San Diego, CA
  • Read, Robert. Associate Marine Biologist. CDFG. San Diego, CA
  • Reilly, Paul. Senior Marine Biologist. CDFG. Monterey, CA
  • Riske, Steve. Patrol Lieutenant. CDFG. Bodega Bay, CA
  • Rojek, Nora. Associate Biologist. CDFG. Monterey, CA
  • Schwartz, Jesse. Graduate Student. Biology Dept., Boston University. Boston, MA
  • Smiley, Jeff. Scientific Aide. CDFG. San Diego, CA
  • Spear, Frank. Regional Patrol Chief. CDFG. Monterey, CA
  • Spratt, Jerry. Associate Marine Biologist. CDFG. Monterey, CA
  • Thomas, Dave. Associate Marine Biologist. CDFG. Belmont, CA
  • Thomson, Cindy. Economist. National Marine Fisheries Service, Santa Cruz, CA
  • Vejar, Alex. Associate Marine Biologist. CDFG. San Diego, CA
  • Walters, Kevin. Marine Biologist. CDFG. Belmont, CA
  • Weinstein, Joe. Statistical Methods Analyst III. CDFG. Los Alamitos, CA

NFMP 2002 Lead Authors

In October 2001, the first NFMP draft was given an eight month extension by the Commission so that the comments from the public, the analysis of the peer review panel, and additional writing by the staff could be included in improving the document. The core staff of authors and editors committed to redrafting the original document included:

  • Aseltine-Neilson, Debbie. Research Analyst II. CDFG. San Diego, CA
  • Barnes, Tom. Senior Marine Biologist Specialist. CDFG. La Jolla, CA
  • Bishop, Traci. Associate Marine Biologist. CDFG. Santa Barbara, CA
  • Dawson, Cyndi. Marine Biologist. CDFG. Monterey, CA
  • Leos, Robert. Research Analyst II. CDFG. Monterey, CA
  • Osorio, Dave. Marine Biologist. CDFG. Monterey, CA
  • Owen, Sandra. Research Manager I. CDFG. Los Alamitos, CA
  • Ryan, Connie. Research Manager I. CDFG. Belmont, CA
  • Schultze, Don. Senior Marine Biologist Specialist. CDFG. Citrus Heights, CA
  • Tillman, Terry. Senior Biologist Specialist. CDFG. Woodland, CA
  • Weber, Michael. Marine Advisor. CA Fish & Game Commission. Huntington Beach, CA
  • Wertz, Lisa. Marine Biologist. CDFG. Bodega Bay, CA
  • Wilson-Vandenberg, Deb. Research Manager I. CDFG. Monterey, CA
  • VenTresca, David. Associate Marine Biologist. CDFG. Monterey, CA
  • Yaremko, Marci. Associate Marine Biologist. CDFG. Sacramento, CA

The 2002 Restricted Access Team

Restricted Access is the process of limiting the California commercial fishing fleet to match the size of the fishing resource. The Restricted Access process runs parallel to the Nearshore Fishery Management Plan, and will be adopted into regulation separate from the NFMP. Input from the team has helped frame the ultimate structure of the preferred alternative of the NFMP. The Department would like to thank the following team members for their hard work in meeting with members of the public, specifically the fishing industry, in an attempt to bring a fair and equitable resolution to the issue of Restricted Access. The team includes:

  • Barsky, Kristine. Senior Marine Biologist. CDFG. Santa Barbara, CA (lead)
  • Bishop, Traci. Associate Marine Biologist. CDFG. Santa Barbara, CA
  • Heneman, Burr. Director. California Ocean Policy Project. Bolinas, CA
  • Key, Meisha. Statistical Methods Analyst I. CDFG. Monterey, CA
  • Tillman, Terry. Senior Biologist Specialist. CDFG. Sacramento, CA
  • Weber, Michael. Marine Advisor. CA Fish & Game Commission. Huntington Beach, CA

The 2001-2002 Constituent Involvement Team

The Department is committed to public involvement in the initial draft, redraft and finalization of the NFMP. This includes input from the public, industry, conservation interests, academics and special advisory panels. The Constituent Involvement Team carried responsibility for the inclusion of all members of the public. That team included:

  • Leos, Maura. Office Technician. CDFG. Monterey, CA
  • Mastrup, Sonke. Deputy Director. CDFG. Sacramento, CA
  • Pattison, Christine. Associate Marine Biologist. CDFG. Morro Bay, CA
  • Ramsey, Jonathan, Marine Biologist. CDFG. Eureka, CA
  • Roberts, Ed. Marine Biologist. CDFG. San Diego, CA
  • Ryan, Connie. Research Manager I. CDFG. Belmont, CA (lead)
  • Tanaka, Travis. Marine Biologist, CDFG. Monterey, CA

The 2002 Fishery Control Rule Authors

Fishery Control Rules are the preferred management objective in the 2002 redraft of the Nearshore Fishery Management Plan. Over the period of the redraft, an inspired and energetic team added both insight and substance the the Fishery Control Rules, resulting in the development of depth and breadth to their application for NFMP. To that team, the Department would like to extend its gratitude for the significant 'value-added' material in that critical section.

  • Barnes, Tom. Senior Marine Biologist Specialist. CDFG. La Jolla, CA
  • Heneman, Burr. Director. California Ocean Policy Project. Bolinas, CA
  • Kaufman, Les. Associate Professor of Biology. Boston University. Boston, MA

Reviewers:

  • MacCall, Alec. Fisheries Biologist. NMFS. Santa Cruz, CA
  • Mangel, Marc. Professor. UCSC. Santa Cruz, CA

The 2002 Environmental Document Legal Team

Certain state agencies, operating under their own regulatory programs, generate a plan or other environmental review document that serves as the functional equivalent of an EIR. The Environmental Document for the NFMP required the focus of a CEQA analyst with support from the legal branch of CDFG. The Department would like to thank the following people for attention to the important analysis of impacts from the NFMP framework:

  • Malcolm, Ann. Deputy General Counsel. CDFG. Sacramento, CA
  • Mattox, John. Staff Counsel. CDFG. Sacramento, CA
  • Milton, Joe. Staff Counsel. CDFG. Sacramento, CA
  • Tasto, Bob. Environmental Scientist IV. CDFG. Monterey, CA

The 2001-2002 Research Protocols Team

A multi-disciplinary, interagency team of biologists, statisticians and marine managers designed research strategies and protocols for collaborative nearshore research. Their work has initiated the implementation phase of the NFMP. The team includes:

  • Aseltine-Neilson, Debbie. Research Analyst II. CDFG. San Diego, CA
  • Barnes, Tom. Senior Marine Biologist Specialist. CDFG. La Jolla, CA
  • Bergen, Mary. Environmental Scientist IV. CDFG. Ojai, CA
  • Bennett, Bill. Postdoctoral Researcher. Bodega Marine Lab. Bodega Bay, CA
  • Cailliet, Greg. Professor. Moss Landing Marine Labs, Moss Landing, CA
  • Chun, Calvin. Statistical Methods Analyst III. CDFG. Los Alamitos, CA
  • Dawson, Cyndi. Marine Biologist. CDFG. Monterey, CA
  • Geibel, John. Senior Biologist Specialist. CDFG. Monterey, CA
  • Heneman, Burr. Director. California Ocean Policy Project. Bolinas, CA
  • Karpov, Kon. Senior Marine Biologist. CDFG. Fort Bragg, CA
  • Kaufman, Les. Associate Professor of Biology. Boston University. Boston, MA
  • King, Chad Research Analyst I/GIS. CDFG. Monterey, CA
  • Klingbeil, Rick. Supervising Biologist. CDFG. Los Alamitos, CA
  • Larson, Ralph Professor. San Francisco State University. San Francisco, CA
  • Lea, Robert. Associate Marine Biologist. CDFG. Monterey, CA
  • Leos, Robert. Research Analyst II. CDFG. Monterey, CA
  • Osorio, David. Marine Biologist. CDFG. Monterey, CA
  • Parrish, Richard NMFS. Pacific Grove, CA
  • Prall, Michael. Marine Biologist. CDFG. Eureka, CA
  • Schwartz, Jesse. Graduate Student. Boston University, Boston, MA
  • Spratt, Jerry. Associate Marine Biologist. CDFG. Monterey, CA
  • Tillman, Terry. Senior Biologist Specialist. CDFG. Sacramento, CA
  • Valle, Chuck. Associate Biologist. CDFG. Los Alamitos, CA
  • VenTresca, David. Associate Marine Biologist. CDFG. Monterey, CA
  • Walters, Kevin. Marine Biologist. CDFG. Belmont, CA
  • Weinstein, Joe. Statistical Methods Analyst III. CDFG. Los Alamitos, CA

The Peer Review Panel - NFMP 2001-2002

Peer Review is the process of convening a panel of scientists to review any proposed Fishery Management Plan. The Peer Review Panel analyzes the strengths and weakness of the Plan and recommends strategies that will guide and secure a scientific basis for management. Under the guidance of Bill Leet and Chris Dewees of UC Davis, a Peer Review Panel of five marine biologists was established. The Department would like to thank the contributions of the peer reviewers:

  • Gunderson, Don. Professor. Aquatic and Fishery Sciences. UW. Seattle, WA
  • Larson, Doug. Marine Economist. U.C Davis. Davis, CA
  • Sampson, Dave. Assoc. Professor of Fisheries. OSU. Newport, OR
  • Starr, Rick. Sea Grant Advisor. Moss Landing Marine Labs. Moss Landing, CA
  • Vetter, Russ. National Marine Fisheries Service. La Jolla, CA

The 2002 Technical Editing and Graphics Design Team

The Department is committed to producing documents that can communicate the complexity of resource management to the public, and provide a forum for the public's response. The technical editing and graphics design team worked with the authors to produce a more public- oriented version of the original 2001 draft NFMP. The Department wishes to thank the design and technical editing team:

  • Aseltine-Neilson, Debbie. Research Analyst II. CDFG. San Diego, CA
  • Leos, Maura Office Technician. CDFG. Monterey, CA
  • Owen, Sandra. Research Manager I. CDFG. Monterey, CA
  • Park, Mi Ra. Research Analyst I/GIS. CDFG. Monterey, CA
  • Patyten, Mary. Research Writer. CDFG. Monterey, CA

The 2002 Nearshore Fishery Management Plan Redraft Coordination Team

David Bunn, Deputy Director of Legislative Affairs, CDFG, is an active supporter and mentor, providing guidance on the role of the Marine Life Management Act in fishery management plans. His direction contributed to a plan which is consistent with CDFG policies and that will provide for a sustainable fishery long into the future.

Patricia Wolf, Regional Manager for the CDFG Marine Region in Los Alamitos, provided oversight, coordination with the Directorate and Fish and Game Commission, and active support for the development of broad initiatives and the public process.

Eric Knaggs, Research Manager with CDFG in Monterey, provided active facilitation of staff, resources, time and space for the completion of the NFMP redraft.

Tom Barnes, CDFG Senior Marine Biologist, and Deb Wilson-Vandenberg, Research Manager, were instrumental in researching, writing and editing the NFMP document. Their persistence guaranteed the overall excellence of the document.

Mike Weber, Marine Advisor for the California Fish and Game Commission, was the general editor for Section I of the NFMP redraft. His guidance was essential in keeping the plan consistent with the Marine Life Management Act. He has pioneered a new style of public document, one that allows for broad public understanding and utility.

Nancy Wright, Research Analyst with CDFG in Monterey, was the NFMP redraft coordinator.

The Department would like to thank these people for the dedication and tenacity they showed in the development of the Nearshore Fishery Management Plan.