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Forum: All About Guns 08-08-2009, 09:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,099
Posted By Seacidal
Re: Speargun Rack

If you don't feel like making one yourself, here are some nice ones.

http://tinyurl.com/DBM-Speargun-Racks
Forum: California Fisheries Regulations and Science (MLPA & MPA) 06-06-2009, 02:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,392
Posted By Seacidal
Re: Poaching 'Out Of Control,' Game Warden Says

The reporter isn't telling the whole story. That's flat out irresponsible.

Citations in 2008 were down from 2007's 15,892 citations.
Of those, ~120 were felonies.

Sportfishing was...
Forum: California Fisheries Regulations and Science (MLPA & MPA) 06-03-2009, 02:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,205
Posted By Seacidal
Exclamation BRTF Meeting - Parking (Important)

Parking while attending the BRTF meeting in L.A. on Thursday, June 4 will be validated,

IF, AND ONLY IF, you use the hotel's valet parking.

The hotel no longer controls the neighboring parking...
Forum: California Spearfishing 06-02-2009, 11:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,814
Posted By Seacidal
Re: IMPORTANT: Logistics for June 4th MLPA meeting.

Are divers really planning to picket the meeting?
Forum: California Spearfishing 06-02-2009, 11:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,395
Posted By Seacidal
Re: MPA arrays - Has the cement already set?

Jarret, This is the type of suggestion that is needed to help reduce the punitive impacts of this process. Suggestions should be supported with clear consideration of their relative impacts on the...
Forum: California Spearfishing 06-02-2009, 10:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,764
Posted By Seacidal
Re: Split off thread--what Santa Barbarans should do

Joe, that's a good question:



I think it is very important that everybody understand the answer and appreciate what it means with regard to what we do.

If someone circulates a "form letter"...
Forum: California Spearfishing 06-02-2009, 10:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,764
Posted By Seacidal
Re: Split off thread--what Santa Barbarans should do

Iaon, Congratulations man! Go have a great time and don't think about this stuff. You have much, much better things to focus your attention on. Have fun!
Forum: California Spearfishing 06-02-2009, 12:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,764
Posted By Seacidal
Re: Split off thread--what Santa Barbarans should do

Review my posts. I've provided specifics. I admit some of it has been taken down to prevent it from becoming "form letter" material. (Did you know that public comments are often labeled as "form"...
Forum: California Spearfishing 06-01-2009, 08:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,764
Posted By Seacidal
Re: Special Roll Call for Santa Barbara shoredivers--MLPA meetings

It's probably more accurate to consider "what should we have been doing."
Either way it's a good question. As divers, we are a relatively small group and to prevent all fishing interests from...
Forum: California Spearfishing 06-01-2009, 06:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,764
Posted By Seacidal
Split off thread--what Santa Barbarans should do

*Note from mod: This thread is split from the Santa Barbara roll call thread

http://spearboard.com/showthread.php?t=85212

to keep that thread focused on roll call **)



A lot of people...
Forum: California Fisheries Regulations and Science (MLPA & MPA) 06-01-2009, 02:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,197
Posted By Seacidal
Re: Round 2 MLPA maps available??

In reviewing the current maps, it's amazing how the Laguna and SB areas proposed for closures aren't all that different than what was proposed way back in 2001. Except that the Carp. closure (from...
Forum: California Fisheries Regulations and Science (MLPA & MPA) 05-31-2009, 09:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,197
Posted By Seacidal
Re: Round 2 MLPA maps available??

I'm trying. I'm trying. I agree, it's a difficult challenge with all the strong competing interests. What would be a preferred closure for divers might not be a preferred closure for kayakers, or...
Forum: California Spearfishing 05-31-2009, 08:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,880
Posted By Seacidal
Re: New Fish Farm Project for San Diego

Patrick, that's a good one. Predictable, crude, but still funny. Thanks.

There is a lot of effort toward shifting aquaculture feed aware from conventional "forage fish" (i.e. bait) resources. ...
Forum: California Spearfishing 05-31-2009, 06:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,880
Posted By Seacidal
Re: New Fish Farm Project for San Diego

I ask because people have been so quick to scream about possible conflicts of interest. I don't know who all is pushing for these aquaculture operations off San Diego but farmed fish eat a lot. ...
Forum: California Fisheries Regulations and Science (MLPA & MPA) 05-31-2009, 06:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,197
Posted By Seacidal
Re: Round 2 MLPA maps available??

Another diver asked me why all the proposals agree to close Santa Barbara. Until I compared all of these maps, I didn't think it was true. With the exception of External Proposal B, it looks like...
Forum: California Spearfishing 05-31-2009, 06:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,395
Posted By Seacidal
Re: MPA arrays - Has the cement already set?

Joe, It sounds like you're telling Laguna and Santa Barbara divers that they are on their own now. No more coordinating by the big chiefs that have been telling everyone what to say up till now. Is...
Forum: California Spearfishing 05-31-2009, 11:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,395
Posted By Seacidal
MPA arrays - Has the cement already set?

Looking at the arrays of closures currently being proposed and the guidelines for size and spacing of closures, it isn't looking too good.

For example, if you look at the SB area which proposes to...
Forum: California Spearfishing 05-31-2009, 10:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,880
Posted By Seacidal
Re: New Fish Farm Project for San Diego

Bill, I don't have enough facts to say thumbs up or down. I'm not opposed to all aquaculture. Done properly, it can be very beneficial.

It appears that the groups involved in this project are...
Forum: California Spearfishing 05-31-2009, 04:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,880
Posted By Seacidal
New Fish Farm Project for San Diego

New fish farm project for San Diego

To meet the growing demand of seafood in Chile a new fish farm planned for San Diego, says a report.

Overfishing, pollution and other factors are reducing...
Forum: California Spearfishing 05-31-2009, 04:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,187
Posted By Seacidal
Re: Split off thread--Laguna and SB need to step up

Wow! I step away for a couple days and get blind-sided! Joe (and any others as rabid), please take a look at my other posts. The "process" I mentioned, and which apparently got somemody's panties...
Forum: California Spearfishing 05-28-2009, 10:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,187
Posted By Seacidal
Re: (MLPA) Road show workshops and Spearos Response Strategy. Thread #1 of many.

On the way up north, let's be sure not to forget the Santa Barbara region. So far, this process has left a lot of spearos feeling like Santa Barbara and Laguna have been sacrificed for more...
Forum: California Spearfishing 05-28-2009, 02:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,417
Posted By Seacidal
Re: MLPA--What's good for the goose....

Anyone reading the cited article should note (for the sake of accuracy) that it is a "perspective piece". Kind of like an opinion article. Not a scientific study.

Don't risk making a fool of...
Forum: California Fisheries Regulations and Science (MLPA & MPA) 05-27-2009, 10:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,705
Posted By Seacidal
Re: 5/26/09 More Cuts to California Budget this time $70 million to California Parks

The news often shows teachers protesting expected cuts. Who will be standing up for DFG agents? If anything, we need MORE agents in the field to enforce the "poachers' paradises" that protected...
Forum: California Spearfishing 05-25-2009, 12:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,105
Posted By Seacidal
Re: Dana desalination?

Thanks. I'll give it a read through. I wasn't sure if they'd gotten approval for starting drilling at Dana park.
Forum: California Spearfishing 05-24-2009, 06:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,105
Posted By Seacidal
Dana desalination?

To divers in the Dana Pt. area:
Have you heard anything lately about a desal plant project going forward in the area? I'd like to get a report from people in the vicinity as to what's going on and...
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