Posted by on June 07, 2007 at 18:59:30:|
In Reply to: case infor and addresses for letters posted by on June 07, 2007 at 18:57:15:
230 6th St.
Salinas, CA 93901
Re Case Number: CRMK081361A-E
Dear Ms. Gardner,
The recreational diving community took drastic action more than ten
years ago to arrest the pending extinction of wild abalone south of
Marin County by demanding a moratorium be imposed south to Mexico.
We sadly concede that the abalone population there will never recover
in our lifetimes to the point where we will be able to harvest them
again in the banned area. However, we do dream that the day will
come when either our children, or grandchildren, will have that
In the meantime, the DFG, and the courts have their hands full trying
to impede the proliferation of abalone poachers. Itís a real tragedy
that these crimes are still considered misdemeanors. The
perpetrators steal more than just the resource; they are stealing the
dreams of countless, law-abiding citizens.
It is my fervent hope that your office prosecutes to the fullest
extent of the law these criminals for what they areócommon thieves.