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Offline RHYAK

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Abalone Closed for good
« on: December 09, 2017, 12:23 PM »
Well if this follows what the rest of the state has done we will never be able to pick abalone in California again

California Recreational Abalone Fishery to be Closed in 2018
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The California Fish and Game Commission yesterday voted to close the 2018 northern California recreational abalone fishery due to ongoing environmental conditions that have significantly impacted the abalone resource. The closure affects next year's recreational abalone season, which was scheduled to open on April 1, 2018.
The Commission's 4-0 decision (Commissioner Jacque Hostler-Carmesin was absent) upholds the policies of the Abalone Recovery and Management Plan, which was adopted by the Commission in December 2005. Over the past several years, the Commission has taken several actions to reduce take and shorten the season to protect abalone from the unprecedented environmental conditions.
The Commission directed the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) to work with stakeholders to deliver a new fishery management plan that includes guidance on navigating these unprecedented conditions. The Commission also directed CDFW to consider how the new fishery management plan can inform the potential re-opening of some fishing opportunity for the 2019 season.
More information about California's recreational abalone fisheries can be found on the CDFW website.

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Re: Abalone Closed for good
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2017, 10:39 PM »
Not looking good when they use words like "unprecedented" and
the phrase "potential for reopening of some fishing opportunity".
I hope they can bounce back.  Crappy thing is people are still going to poach and make it worse for all the law abiding folks.

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