Next General Meeting – Wednesday, 03/08/2017
Meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month (except for December) at Denny’s Restaurant at corner of Topanga Canyon & Roscoe Blvd, in Canoga Park. Social time starts at 6:30pm and the general meeting at 7:00pm. See our events calendar for more information.
Speaker: Dr. Hans Bertsch
from University Autónoma de Baja California
Dr. Hans Bertsch studies the natural and cultural history of Baja California. He is an associate researcher at the University Autónoma de Baja California who has published numerous articles and several books about the region. His most recent book Marine Invertebrates of Northwest Mexico, a bilingual work that he coauthored with Dr. Luis Aguilar Rosas. This book is the most comprehensive photo guide for the invertebrate biodiversity from Baja California and Baja Sur. Hans will be speaking about this book, his years exploring Baja, and about the integrity and mutual respect that is shared between people here in the USA and in Mexico.
Reef Check & Chamber Day 2017
Check out this month’s newsletter for more information on opportunities to join the Pacific Explorers for Chamber Day & Eve 2017 and for volunteering for Reef Check.
2017 Fishing Licenses
A new 2017 fishing license and some report cards are required. If you have a 2016-2017 Lobster Report Card, it is still valid and you will not need a new one until October 2017 for the 2017-2018 season. If you will be taking ocean fish south of Pt. Conception you will also need to add the “Ocean Enhancement Stamp to your license purchase. You can purchase a new license at local sporting good stores like Big 5, Turners and Walmart. You can also purchase them online but beware that an online license purchase may take up to 15 days to receive in the mail. Online License Purchase.
2016/17 Spiny Lobster Cards Due April 3oth
For those who are still catching lobster (season is still open) remember to return your cards by April 30th to CDFW. If you don’t you’ll pay a $20-30 fee the next time you get one. Simply make sure it’s filled out an mail it to:
Lobster Report Card
3883 Ruffin Rd
San Diego, CA 92123
2016 Abalone Report Cards Were Due January 31st
For those of you who took abalone in 2016 you are required to report your catch to CDFW. You may send your card by mail or you may report your catch online. Online reporting takes approximately 3-5 minutes. For more information go here.
Abalone Report Card
32330 N. Harbor Dr.
Fort Bragg, CA 95437
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