National marine sanctuary offices and visitor centers closed to the public; waters remain open

NOAA's national marine sanctuary offices and visitor centers are currently closed to the public, and in accordance with Executive Order 13991 - Protecting the Federal Workforce and Requiring Mask Wearing, all individuals in NOAA-managed areas are required to follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance on mask-wearing and maintaining social distances. Sanctuary waters remain open for responsible use in accordance with CDC guidance, U.S. Coast Guard requirements, and local regulations. More information on the response from NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries can be found on

Marshall Stein

Jessica Morten

Vessel Operator

Since January of 2015, Marshall Stein has been assisting Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary with operation of the NOAA research vessel SHEARWATER, serving as a contracted Captain/Mate through Cardinal Point Captains. He has been a USCG-licensed captain for 7 years and has been working on boats in and around the Channel Islands for the last 12 years. He has worked primarily on recreational and commercial fishing vessels, and has some experience with harbor dredge companies. Born and raised in the local area, he has always enjoyed the closeness of the mountains to the sea. In his personal time you can find him fishing or playing a round of golf.

Phone: 805-766-4818

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