New Regs – Explanation of 8 a.m. Start Time

CDFW Clarification on 8 A.M. Rule

There has been some (expected) confusion about the exact application of the no-taking-before-8 a.m. rule. For example, can divers be in the water before 8 a.m. with their abalone gear, not hunting abalone but gathering urchin or spear fishing. MAW contacted DFW for clarification:

♦ No “take” Read more [...]

Minus Tides = Rock Picker Psunami

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Leaman at Courthouse Demo

Bruce Leaman and other volunteers for Mendocino Abalone Watch picket in front of the courthouse in Fort Bragg, July 31, 2012. (Photo by Jeff Kan Lee)

Poacher patrol Mendocino Abalone Watch volunteer lends time to protect species By THE PRESS DEMOCRAT (August Read more [...]

MAW Demands Stiffer Penalties

MAW protesters demand heavier penalties

Ab Watch demands stiffer penalties Advocate Staff Updated: 08/02/2012 07:51:50 AM PDT

Volunteers from the citizen group Mendocino Abalone Watch volunteers held a demonstration Tuesday at the Ten Mile Courthouse to urge Read more [...]