Coastal and Ocean Resources

The California Coast is one of the world’s most beautiful and productive natural resources, and vigilant stewardship is required to preserve it for future generations. The value that Californians place on the Coast can be found in the strong support for the four National Marine Sanctuaries that cover most of California’s coast and ocean resources. The goal of the sanctuaries is to conserve, protect, and enhance their biodiversity, ecological integrity and cultural legacy.

Rep. Eshoo has worked to enhance the working relationship between the two sanctuaries near the 18th Congressional District (Gulf of the Farallones and Monterey Bay) and their local partners and stakeholders. She has worked to enhance the presence of the sanctuary at Pillar Point Harbor, and worked with Rep. Sam Farr to secure federal funding for a Sanctuary Visitors’ Center in Santa Cruz.