Fish and Game Commission shuts down 2018 abalone fishery

SACRAMENTO — The 2018 Northern California abalone fishery was shut down for environmental reasons, the California Fish and Game Commission voted, Dec. 7.

Conditions surrounding the fishery have “significantly impacted the abalone resource,” according to the Fish and Game Commission.

The recreational fishery was scheduled to open April 1, 2018. A unanimous Fish and Game Commission will prevent the commission from opening that day.

Commission staff will look into how to move forward with re-opening the fishery in time for the 2019 season.

Department of Fish and Wildlife photo

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