Monterey to use Tidelands funds to support city’s fishing industry
By Carla Mayberry | Monterey County Herald
Monterey >> In a move that’s ultimately designed to preserve the fishing industry in Monterey Bay, the city of Monterey has allocated $583,000 of its Tidelands Trust Funds to purchase groundfish fishing rights for local fishermen.
“This item is exactly the right purpose for Tidelands funds,” said City Manager Mike McCarthy, before a presentation was delivered to council members by Monterey Bay Fisheries Trust Executive Director Sherry Flumerfelt. “It’s about securing fishing rights here for years to come.”
Said Flumerfelt, “We’ve been incredibly fortunate to have the partnership of Monterey with this.”