Freedive Shop Season Opening Talk March 18th
Date: March 18th
Cost: $10 (Cost goes to cover included lunch, chairs, presentation equipment/facility)
20% off single item from time of registration in store only
Topic: Diver opportunities in upcoming abalone regulatory action. Discuss the future of abalone regulations for the 2018 Abalone season and beyond / Help shape the next abalone management plan.
Josh Russo – President of the Watermans Alliance
Board member of Sonoma County Abalone Network (SCAN)
North Coast Rep on CA DFW Recreational Abalone Advisory Committee (RAAC)
Sonke Mastrup – Chief of Invertebrates California Department of Fish and Wildlife
10:00 AM Doors Open
11:00 AM Presentation Starts
1:00 PM Q&A/ Statements
2:00 PM Event ends
RAAC Meeting 2-6pm Free Open to the public
In 2017 temporary emergency regulations have been passed that affect the entire abalone fishery. Included in these temporary regulations are the reduction of Abalone limit from 18 to 12 per year with the loss of April and November. These emergency actions are based on criteria adopted in 2005 as part of the Abalone Recovery and Management Plan.
Please See: http://www.fgc.ca.gov/regulations/2016/29_15es.pdf