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Listed below you'll find this month's schedule of dives and other activities.
Contact the coordinator listed if you'd like more information on the particular event.
PLEASE NOTE: All certified divers are encouraged to attend San Jose Flipper Dippers' dives. Non-club members will be required to show proof of certification to the dive coordinator prior to entering the water with our group. Please sign up for dives at the General Meeting or contact the coordinator. This is needed in case of cancellation or changes.
Emergency 2017 Abalone Bag Limits and Dates Approved
As expected, new rules for the amount of annual take and months for red abalone catch have been approved and put into effect. The months of April and November are now CLOSED. Abalone MAY ONLY be harvested during the months of May, June, August, September and October.
The annual take limit has been reduced from 18 to 12. The limit of 9 that can be taken in Sonoma County remains.
2018 Abalone Fishing Changes
Synopsis of DFW Commission Meeting of August 16:
No decision regarding 2018 abalone harvest rules was made. Density transects hit closure triggers in four out of four index sites surveyed - two in Sonoma and two in Mendocino counties.
Based on the ARMP, the Department of Fish & Wildlife had to recommend full closure of the fishery. The Commission previously stated they do not want to close the fishery and would only do so as a last resort if no other alternatives were presented.
The Department gave some options:
1) Full closure
2) Limit daily and annual take
3) Limit card sales
4) Open Fort Ross to ease pressure on other sites
5) Increase size limit
The Commission will make a motion at their October 11-12 meeting in Atascadero.
You may submit your comments on the proposed options or promote any one or combination of them.
You may do so by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
or by US Postal Service Mail to:
California Fish and Game Commission
P. O. Box 944209
Sacramento, CA 94244-2090
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WEEKEND, SEPTEMBER 1-4
LABOR DAY ALBION & VAN DAMME AB DIVE WEEKEND. Coordinator: Bill Shipman, (408) 252-8692. email@example.com. The Club has sites for Friday through Sunday nights. (Van Damme Group: Some sites are available. Carl Tuttle, (408) 829-3660. firstname.lastname@example.org.). Come join Fellow Dippers for one of our biggest and best North Coast gatherings of the year.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2
NO LICENSE FISHING DAY
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6
BUSINESS MEETING. 7:30 PM Meeting will be held at Teresa Hanson's home 1-408-966-6433, email@example.com. All members are invited to attend. This is a good time to share your new ideas for dives and entertainment. Refreshments to share are welcome. Warm weather brings out the BBQ, too! So be here by 6:30 with your food if you wish to BBQ.
SAT., SEPT. 9 - TUES., SEPT. 12
SECOND SATURDAY SCUBA (S3) Channel Islands 3-Day Boat Dive, Truth Aquatics with the Vaqueros Del Mar dive club. Contact Bill Delameter (925) 455-6834 to see if space is available.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10
PANTHER BEACH CLEAN UP Coordinator: Hunter Reid, 1-408-871-8836. Meet at 9:00 A.M. Parking on the left just past mile marker 26.4 on Hwy 1 north of Santa Cruz, just before the town of Davenport. The Club will buy lunch at the Whale City Bakery Bar & Grill in Davenport, for all who attend. For those new members, we have "Adopted" this beach we've been cleaning it up for several years.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16
NO SCHEDULED DIVE
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20th
GENERAL MEETING 7:30 PM at the Knights of Columbus Santa Maria Hall 2211 Shamrock Dr., Campbell. Map/Directions
Come Celebrate 53 Years of the San Jose Flipper Dippers at our General Meeting
o Social Hour - Bring your dive tails!
o Share Your Dive Stories
o Great Raffle Prizes
o Door Prize is now $10!
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
NO SCHEDULED DIVE
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30
LOBSTER SEASON OPENS
UPCOMING IN OCTOBER
1 Van Damme Reservations for April 2018 (No Abs)
4 Business Meeting
14 Second Saturday SCUBA
18 General Meeting
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