Posted by Andrew Spring on December 21, 2003 at 22:52:52:
In Reply to: Funding Stewardship posted by Sonke on December 21, 2003 at 10:18:08:
I would sell it as an optional "marine conservation donation" You might rub divers the wrong way if they don't hunt. Why would they pay the fee that a sportdiver pays, but who takes game from the waters that the recreational diver is donating to protect. How about a non-resident diver surcharges to boost funding. What if you added a buck to air fills, rentals, or boats for non-Californian divers? You'll save a lot of payroll if you have employees of the shops, and boats collecting this fee, instead of bogging down your wardens with stamp checks for kayaks, paddle boards, etc.. The wardens need to be frying bigger fish, no pun intended.
I hope you figure it out,
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