2014 Abalone Rules at Midseason

Jul 23, 2014

Legally caught abalone must be tagged with information showing where and when they were taken.
Credit Debra Hamilton photo / California Department of Fish & Game

  In an effort to protect the abalone population along the north coast, new restrictions on when and where the tasty mollusks can be taken are being implemented this year.  At the season’s midpoint, we examine those changes and how they are being enforced.

A diver counts abalone along an underwater transit line.

   Fish and Wildlife biologists carefully monitor the abalone population at multiple locations along the north coast, to ensure that they are not being over-fished. Capt. Steve Riske explains the process.