Monterey cruise tourism may come to an end

Monterey city council will vote on whether to continue to support cruise ships visiting Monterey Bay, a protected marine sanctuary, on Tuesday.

The city does not have the authority to allow cruise ships into the bay — that’s left up to the U.S. Department of Commerce. But city council does provide security, checking people in and out as they arrive at the Fisherman’s Wharf, per federal regulations.

If discontinued, security would be left to the cruise lines.

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