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We work hard to provide our participants and the public with the necessary information to stay informed about sustainable shipping practices along the West Coast.

Protecting Blue Whales and Blue Skies Resources


NOAA Voluntary VSR Advisory The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) with support from the United States Coast Guard (USCG) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) annually issues voluntary Vessel Speed Reduction (VSR) requests that go into effect May 1 to December 15 off San Francisco, Monterey, and Southern California.


Whale Safe website hosted by the Benioff Ocean Science Laboratory shows vessel transit and whale data in the Southern California Bight Region

SmartWay a Blue Whales Blue Skies Partner, is an Environmental Protection Agency program to help cargo owners improve their supply chains

Pacific Maritime Management Services tracks and manages vessel transits to optimize port/vessel operations, enhance maritime safety and reduce environmental impacts

Other VSR Programs and Legislation

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