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NorCal Underwater Hunters Discussion => Abalone & Fisheries Management => Topic started by: Quattroluvr on January 23, 2021, 08:46:23 AM

Title: Sharing Oregon diver's kelp preservation proposal to Oregon state & ODFW
Post by: Quattroluvr on January 23, 2021, 08:46:23 AM
Hi fellow spearos/spearas to the south,

In case it's useful, I'm sharing the Oregon spearfishers group's kelp preservation proposal to Oregon State's 2020-21 Rocky Fisheries Habitat proposal process, (aka, getting ODFW permit to kill-in-place as many of those evil f*king purple urchins as we can on some select reefs before their kelp goes extinct.) We're enlisting our state's scuba divers too, as they can cull-n-place ~3,000 per tank). The doc also advocates other steps like protecting the Sunflower sea star that's nearly extinct, and permanent regs change, not just a named-reefs permit.

Enjoy, hope it's useful.

Leigh Anderson, admin of www.facebook.com/groups/oregonfreediversandspearfishers/ (http://www.facebook.com/groups/oregonfreediversandspearfishers/) and principal author of the doc.