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California Vessel Operator Cards

As many of you may remember, in 2014, Governor Brown Jr. signed Senate Bill 941 into law. The bill was to promote boating safety education for California boat operators. The law will be implemented under the California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW). Operator Cards (CVOC) will be issued to those persons who provide…

Pacific Council Flip-Flops on Greener Gear

When a politician changes heart over something that millions of others have changed their mind on and owns up to it, we call them “evolved.” But when the Pacific Fishery Management Council, led by California, changes course on authorizing deep set buoy gear (DSBG) despite overwhelming public support for transitioning away from indiscriminate, industrial-scale fishing…