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.
Whale Safe website that shows vessel transit and whale data in the Southern California Region
Pacific Maritime Management Services’ non-profit mission is to track and manage vessel transits to optimize port/vessel operations, enhance maritime safety and reduce environmental impacts
Environmental Defense Center article on whales as a source of carbon storage
2017 study on ship strikes and whale mortality on the West Coast
NOAA Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary issues additional advisories when whales are present for ALL ships (300 gross registered tons or larger) to reduce speeds to 10 knots or less.
In recognition of this program’s success, California State Senator Scott Wiener included VSR in California Senate Bill 69, which would have directed the California Air Resources Board to develop a similar voluntary VSR program in coordination with affected air districts and the national marine sanctuaries
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