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Re-post from an email I received   
Rachelle Fisher  of  Strategic Earth
 Hello Everyone,

Thank you again for your participation in the Red Abalone Project Team meeting in Santa Rosa on May 22, 2019. This email is being sent to those who provided their emails on the sign in sheet or via the webinar.

Attached for your collective review is a draft ‘key themes’ summary that aims to reflect the overall discussions and comments shared during Project Team’s meeting. This summary is not intended to act as a transcript but rather to provide an overview of the topics, discussions, and related next steps considered during the meeting. We would appreciate your review of this draft by 5pm on Wednesday, June 26, 2019. Suggested feedback, with a focus on identifying anything that is factually incorrect or misrepresents the idea being conveyed. Edit can be shared via tracked changes and/or comments directly emailed to Strategic Earth at hello@strategicearth.com. If no comments are received, we will assume the draft is an accurate representation of the discussion had.

We thank you in advance for your thoughtful feedback on the draft. Please note, this draft is not intended for broad public distribution at this time. We anticipate a final summary will be circulated to the full public email list and posted online (here and here) during the latter part of the week of June 24.

During the May 22 meeting, there was a request to explore ways for Project Team participants to share ideas/proposals and collaborate between Project Team meetings/webinars. The Admin Team and Strategic Earth are unable to facilitate or moderate these discussions due to capacity and resource limitations, however, we are happy to share copies of the flipcharts from the de minimis fishery brainstorm (here). We have also developed a spreadsheet (here) for those interested in collaborating to share your contact information (not required). Please let Strategic Earth know if any other information that would be helpful. As small group discussions take place, we would appreciate any ideas/proposals developed by the group to be shared with Strategic Earth a minimum of 7 days (one week) in advance of the next Project Team meeting/webinar. A reminder that the Project Team Charter has now identified July 18 as the requested deadline for submitting ideas/proposal to the Project Team for consideration.

As always, please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions, comments, or concerns.

All our best,
Rachelle and the Strategic Earth Team
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Rachelle Fisher, MAS
Senior Associate
Strategic Earth Consulting
P: 805-845-9852C: 714-330-7976
rachelle@strategicearth.com
http://www.strategicearth.com/
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Hunting Gear / Re: Borrow 100' bungee set up?
« Last post by TheKeeneroo on Today at 08:46:58 AM »
I’m no expert, but I have found that rope has a tendency to entangle the person handling it in the water. So much so that I will not dive with anyone using rope. I have used it 25 years ago as an anchor line on an abalone float and I have to say that I’m more concerned about rope than sharks.

If you have no other option than rope, I have a 100’ Riffe cored blue water floatline you can take.

Thank you Rob! I have a 100' float line option as well. I think I'm set for the trip. Curious about the rope opinion though. A few of the BWH charters I've seen or been on all use rope to their floats when going after Mahi / Ono. You're right that it does tangle more easily. Maybe its just worth the tangles and avoid the expensive float lines.

It’s not my opinion. Rope spirals into loops that can easily wrap around you. When tension is applied it will ensnare you. If it happens underwater your in trouble. That’s not an opinion.

Here’s my opinion: if in fact dive boats or divers are using rope rather than a floatline it’s because of money. We just lost a good friend and an excellent diver that would be here today if he had used an frv. The decision not to use an frv was likely because the price is prohibitive. But, if a person chooses to use something that is inherently dangerous because it’s cheaper than a floatline, then they don’t value their life. Anyone who would suggest to another diver to use an unsafe substitute cares more about blowing hot air than they do the others life.  And if by chance a person takes that bad advice and dies because of it, the person who gave the advice should be brought up on charges. THAT’s my opinion

The last line of my reply was not to say that I personally think it's worth pinching pennies, I was saying perhaps that's why the charters do it. And no need to jump on my use of of the word "opinion" - I was merely soliciting your thoughts.

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Hunting Gear / Re: Borrow 100' bungee set up?
« Last post by Rob102 on Yesterday at 06:41:14 PM »
I’m no expert, but I have found that rope has a tendency to entangle the person handling it in the water. So much so that I will not dive with anyone using rope. I have used it 25 years ago as an anchor line on an abalone float and I have to say that I’m more concerned about rope than sharks.

If you have no other option than rope, I have a 100’ Riffe cored blue water floatline you can take.

Thank you Rob! I have a 100' float line option as well. I think I'm set for the trip. Curious about the rope opinion though. A few of the BWH charters I've seen or been on all use rope to their floats when going after Mahi / Ono. You're right that it does tangle more easily. Maybe its just worth the tangles and avoid the expensive float lines.

It’s not my opinion. Rope spirals into loops that can easily wrap around you. When tension is applied it will ensnare you. If it happens underwater your in trouble. That’s not an opinion.

Here’s my opinion: if in fact dive boats or divers are using rope rather than a floatline it’s because of money. We just lost a good friend and an excellent diver that would be here today if he had used an frv. The decision not to use an frv was likely because the price is prohibitive. But, if a person chooses to use something that is inherently dangerous because it’s cheaper than a floatline, then they don’t value their life. Anyone who would suggest to another diver to use an unsafe substitute cares more about blowing hot air than they do the others life.  And if by chance a person takes that bad advice and dies because of it, the person who gave the advice should be brought up on charges. THAT’s my opinion
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Hunting Gear / Re: Borrow 100' bungee set up?
« Last post by TheKeeneroo on Yesterday at 08:54:03 AM »
I think between all of us we are going to have more than enough floatlines on this trip  8)

Agreed!
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Hunting Gear / Re: Borrow 100' bungee set up?
« Last post by charlierobinton on June 18, 2019, 08:58:02 PM »
I think between all of us we are going to have more than enough floatlines on this trip  8)
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Favorite Recipes / Re: Trigger Fish 3 Ways - Recipe (with pics)
« Last post by TheKeeneroo on June 18, 2019, 08:02:50 AM »
Aren't the livers good?! While backpacking through Baja 15 years ago I would cook my fish on a fire and the trigger livers were so tasty when grilled over open wood flames. But watch out for the green bile sacks attached to the liver. I accidentally cooked one once with the liver and bit into it. About the worst thing I ever tasted.

I'm curious--where did you learn to eat and enjoy the livers?

Good question... I think while watching The Final Table on Netflix, I saw them use Livers often. I was curious to try it at a fancy restaurant here, and enjoyed them. So I wanted to try the liver of the Trigger because I heard they were yummy.
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Hunting Gear / Re: Borrow 100' bungee set up?
« Last post by TheKeeneroo on June 18, 2019, 08:01:13 AM »
I’m no expert, but I have found that rope has a tendency to entangle the person handling it in the water. So much so that I will not dive with anyone using rope. I have used it 25 years ago as an anchor line on an abalone float and I have to say that I’m more concerned about rope than sharks.

If you have no other option than rope, I have a 100’ Riffe cored blue water floatline you can take.

Thank you Rob! I have a 100' float line option as well. I think I'm set for the trip. Curious about the rope opinion though. A few of the BWH charters I've seen or been on all use rope to their floats when going after Mahi / Ono. You're right that it does tangle more easily. Maybe its just worth the tangles and avoid the expensive float lines.
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Favorite Recipes / Re: Trigger Fish 3 Ways - Recipe (with pics)
« Last post by WaterMan on June 17, 2019, 08:50:02 PM »
Aren't the livers good?! While backpacking through Baja 15 years ago I would cook my fish on a fire and the trigger livers were so tasty when grilled over open wood flames. But watch out for the green bile sacks attached to the liver. I accidentally cooked one once with the liver and bit into it. About the worst thing I ever tasted.

I'm curious--where did you learn to eat and enjoy the livers?
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Hunting Gear / Re: Borrow 100' bungee set up?
« Last post by Rob102 on June 17, 2019, 08:33:59 PM »
I’m no expert, but I have found that rope has a tendency to entangle the person handling it in the water. So much so that I will not dive with anyone using rope. I have used it 25 years ago as an anchor line on an abalone float and I have to say that I’m more concerned about rope than sharks.

If you have no other option than rope, I have a 100’ Riffe cored blue water floatline you can take.
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