The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is in the process of developing a red abalone fishery management plan to update sections of the Abalone Recovery and Management Plan. Members of the public are invited to provide guidance for the plan by participating in an online survey concerning their preferences in the management of red abalone. The survey can be accessed on the CDFW website. The survey will run until March 6, 2015, so interested parties should complete the survey as soon as possible.
Those wishing to complete the survey by mail instead of through the website can request a printed survey form by writing to CDFW, attn. Jerry Kashiwada, 32330 North Harbor Dr., Fort Bragg, CA 95437 or call (707) 964-5791 to request the form.
post by Associate Environmental Scientist Jerry Kashiwada ♦ CDFW photo by A. Maguire