The Coast Guard has extended the public comment period to review the potential establishment of regulated navigation areas at the harbor entrance bars to Crescent City Harbor, Humboldt Bay, Noyo River and Morro Bay.

The public comment period ended March 12 but has been reopened until March 30 to allow the public to make additional comments.

Officials are seeking feedback and recommendations from local mariners regarding the establishment of regulated navigation areas at the Northern California harbor bar entrances.

These regulated navigation areas would create bar closure conditions as well as regulate vessel bar transits during hazardous bar conditions for all recreational, commercial fishing and passenger vessels.

Detailed information concerning the proposal can be found at D=USCG-2017-0338-0002.

For further information, contact Lt. Colleen Ryan at 510-437-5984 or