Hatchery White Seabass Released 20 Years Ago Is Captured

Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute(HSWRI)     White seabass caught by kayak fisherman turns out to be our oldest recaptured hatchery fish to date! A white seabass released off the coast of Dana Point, by HSWRI and Dana Point volunteers 20 years ago was caught by kayak fisherman, Greg Barnicot, in January–fishing off Torrance, California. This is…

Spiny Lobster Season and Report Card Reminder

Spiny Lobster Season Closes on March 21st Spiny Lobster Report Cards Due by April 30th The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) reminds 2017-2018 Spiny Lobster Report Card holders to return their cards by April 30, 2018 as required by law. The cards must be returned even if no lobsters were taken or no…

Donna Kalez Joins MAFAC

Congratulations to Donna Kalez from Dana Wharf Sportfishing and CCA California State Board of Directors!  Donna is the newest member on NOAA’s Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee, MAFAC.  MAFAC is a unique Federal Advisory Committee that values the members’ level of commitment and the recommendations, papers, and reports that they have produced on topics such as…

Help Fight The Lead Ban In California

AB 2787 LEAD BAN The California State Legislature is considering Assembly Bill 2787 that will BAN all lead weights and sinkers 50 grams (1.75 ounces) or less. This be will have a devastating impact on fishing participation rates, outdoor tourism, sales and jobs. We could really use your help with generating as many letters as…

Anthony Hsieh Conservation Award

The Anthony Hsieh Conservation Award is given each year by the Coastal Conservation Association of California (CCA CAL) to an individual who has supported sportfishing in California and has made meaningful contributions toward the protection, restoration, and enhancement of our marine resource. The 2018 recipient is Anthony Hsieh. Through the generosity of a match from…