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H-4 <br />DORY FLEET <br />It is a general policy of the City of Newport Beach that an area immediately west of the <br />Newport Pier be reserved for the Newport Dory Fleet ("Dory Fleet"). The Dory Fleet, <br />founded in 1891, is a historical landmark designated by the Newport Beach Historical <br />Society. <br />The City Council, in developing an official position with respect to the Dory Fleet, has <br />examined and evaluated the following: <br />A. The historical significance and relative size of the Dory Fleet; <br />B. The desirability of preserving a small area of public beach for commercial Dory <br />Fleet activity, primarily for catching and selling fish; and <br />C. The responsibility of the City to protect the health, safety and welfare of beach <br />users and swimmers in the vicinity of the Dory Fleet. <br />After considering these factors, the Newport Beach City Council has adopted policy <br />provisions concerning the Dory Fleet operations. <br />A. The Dory Fleet zone is delineated by pilings erected by the City and is reserved <br />for full time members of the Dory Fleet who derive their livelihood from <br />commercial fishing ("Dory Fleet Zone"). Members of the Dory Fleet are required <br />to maintain a current commercial fishing license. <br />B. Members of the Dory Fleet are required to maintain a valid commercial fishing <br />permit for all seafood species they offer for sale to the public. <br />C. All products offered for sale to the public must be locally caught products. <br />("Local" shall be defined as those products caught in the navigable waters between <br />the United States/ Mexico border from the south and Point Conception (34.4486°N, <br />120.4716° W) to the north.) <br />D. Members of the Dory Fleet will have a current City business license. <br />E. Dory Fleet fishing vessels allowed to be launched and stored on the public beach <br />will be trailered, 25 feet or less in length and a registered commercial fishing <br />vessel. <br />F. The Dory Fleet Zone is not to be used as a launching facility for itinerant <br />commercial or sport fishing enterprises. <br />