Working in the Marine Protected Area


Hopkins Marine Station of Stanford University
Pacific Grove CA 93950


 

 

Hopkins Marine Station

 

Stanford University

 

Stanford Scientific Diving

 

Hopkins Scientific Boating

 

Working in the Marine Protected Area

 

 

Working in the intertidal/subtidal along Hopkins shore:

The shore and subtidal areas off Hopkins Marine Station lie within the state-managed Lovers Point - Julia Platt State Marine Reserve and the federally-managed Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Depending on the nature of research or teaching being conducted, individuals may need to apply for permits from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and/or the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (see details below). All users accessing the shoreline from Hopkins property should submit a Hopkins Use form and waivers in addition to copies of any DFW and MBNMS permits. In-water activity (diving, free diving, snorkeling, swimming) when conducted from the Hopkins shoreline or from Hopkins vessels is managed through the diving program; please follow the procedures described under "visiting divers".

CA Department of Fish and Wildlife Permitting for Scientific Collecting:

A valid CA DFW Scientific Collecting Permit is required for any person collecting for research or education in the marine protected area off Hopkins, including tagging and/or marking specimens. CA DFW regulations apply to Hopkins students, staff and faculty as well as visiting investigators.

See:

***NEW 12/2018***

DFW Scientific Collecting Permit information and forms:

https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Licensing/Scientific-Collecting


Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary permitting:

Certain types of activities (e.g. mooring installation, sea floor alteration, bolt installation, settlement panel & cage installation) are regulated by the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Please see the MBNMS Permits and Regulations pages for information and permit applications. MBNMS regulations apply to Hopkins students, staff and faculty as well as visiting investigators.

 

Background:

Maps:

Lovers Point - Julia Platt State Marine Reserve (LPJPSMR boundaries relative to historical HMLR)

DFW map of Monterey Peninsula MPAs (May 2007)

Central Coast MPAs (DFW site)

Aerial view of Cabrillo Point

HMLR map 1984

History of the Hopkins Marine Life Refuge

 

Protecting the "HMLR":

Cal-TIP
Californians Turn in Poachers and Polluters
1 888 DFG-CALTIP(888 334-2258)

MBNMS Enforcement Officer: 760-0122

Related Links:

California Department of Fish and Wildlife

PISCO

Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary

SIMoN Sanctuary Integrated Monitoring Network

Tenera Environmental Pt. Pinos report 2003 "A Comparitive Intertidal Study and User Survey, Point Pinos, California".

UNAVCO permanent station HopkinsStnCN2006 P231

Hopkins Marine Life Observatory