Nominations Sought for Recreational Abalone Advisory Committee

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Posted by CDFW News Release on February 03, 2016 at 13:05:43:

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is requesting nominations to fill two vacant representative positions on the Recreational Abalone Advisory Committee (RAAC).

The purpose of the RAAC is to make recommendations to CDFW's Director for projects and budgets for the expenditure of funds from the Abalone Restoration and Preservation Account.

The RAAC consists of nine members: two representatives from each of three California coastal regions (south, central and north), two science experts and one enforcement representative.
CDFW is accepting nominations for the north and south coastal representative positions through March 4, 2016. Nominees must reside within established geographic boundaries for the respective regions. Nominees for the north region must reside north of the southern boundary line of Marin County extending due east, and nominees for the south region must reside south of the Santa Barbara/San Luis Obispo County line extending due east.

Nominations may come from any individual or member of an organization involved in the recreational abalone fishery. To nominate a representative for either of these two seats, please send a nomination letter to:

Ian Taniguchi, Marine Region Senior Abalone Scientist
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
4665 Lampson Ave., Ste. C
Los Alamitos, CA 90720

Letters may also be sent via email. Nomination letters should include the nominee's current residence and contact information, as well as a brief description of the nominee's experience in the abalone fishery.

Funding for the Abalone Restoration and Preservation Account comes from the sale of recreational abalone stamps and report cards. More details about abalone management and the RAAC can be found on the CDFW website.

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When you prepare your California income tax return, please consider making a voluntary contribution to the California Sea Otter Fund (Line 410) and/or the Rare and Endangered Species Fund (Line 403). Thank you!

Learn more about CDFW's Marine Region on the web at wildlife.ca.gov/regions/marine
Read the CDFW Marine Management News blog at cdfwmarine.wordpress.com

California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Marine Region
20 Lower Ragsdale Dr. Suite 100
Monterey CA 93940

Ian Taniguchi
CDFW Marine Region

Carrie Wilson
CDFW Communications

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