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Author Topic: Sharing Oregon diver's kelp preservation proposal to Oregon state & ODFW  (Read 381 times)

Offline Quattroluvr

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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/ and principal author of the doc.

 

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