red abalone

Red Abalone Public Workshop to be Presented in Santa Cruz

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is currently working on a Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for the North Coast Recreational Red Abalone Fishery.  As part of CDFW’s efforts to encourage public participation in the plan development process, The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and CDFW will jointly conduct a workshop on the topic. TNC is providing financial support for the event.

The workshop, which is open and free to the public, will be held on Monday, May 2, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the UC Santa Cruz Horticulture II Building, Arboretum Conference Room. Directions to the workshop location can be found at http://maps.ucsc.edu/content/directions-uc-santa-cruz-campus.

Fishery scientists, citizen scientists, anglers and managers attending the workshop will discuss options for developing a control rule to manage the recreational red abalone fishery. Invited speakers will describe the use of control rules and available options for integrating abalone size measurements into a comprehensive framework for decision-making.

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Media Contacts:
Jerry Kashiwada, CDFW North Coast Region, (707) 357-1836
Carrie Wilson, CDFW Communications, (831) 649-7191