11/02/2016 – J. W. Snyder – Southwest Fishing News
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Director’s Recreational Abalone Advisory Committee (RAAC) will be holding a public meeting to discuss proposed regulation changes relative to the recreational red abalone fishery for 2017.
The meeting will be held Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Marin-Sonoma Mosquito and Vector Control District Boardroom, 595 Helman Lane, Cotati (94931).
The emergency rulemaking proposal is being drafted by CDFW in response to adverse environmental conditions. The changes outlined in the proposal are intended to reduce pressure on the fishery under the guidance of the Abalone Recovery and Management Plan.
Fishery constituents and interested members of the public are encouraged to attend and provide comment.
Other topics to be covered at the meeting include a report of abalone enforcement efforts and the expenditure report for funds generated through the sale of abalone report cards. For more information, please contact Jerry Kashiwada at (707) 964-5791 or [email protected] or visit the RAAC webpage at www.wildlife.ca.gov/conservation/marine/invertebrates/raac.