Abalone Fishing Survey

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife would like to have information about your abalone fishing last year in 2016. This information will not be used for enforcement purposes. Your answers are completely confidential and will assist in monitoring the fishery. There is no penalty if you choose not to participate. The survey will take about 10 minutes to complete.

This survey will be closed after May 31, 2017.

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  • Survey Questions

  • If your answer was zero (0) days of abalone fishing, then skip the questions below. If you’d like to receive information about public meetings regarding the Red Abalone Management Plan, please provide your contact information below. You may also add comments or suggestions before submitting your responses at the end of the survey.

    Please answer a few questions about each of your trips (if more than 5 give information for 5 representative trips)

  • Trip 1

  • Trip 2

  • Trip 3

  • Trip 4

  • Trip 5


  • Contact Information







  • Economic Section

  • There are a few more questions which will help us track changes and trends in the resource. This critical information includes demographics, income, expenditures, and user satisfaction, which is used to project likely changes in the recreational abalone fishery relative to disposable income choices and outside costs.

  • What percent of total expenses was spent in the following counties?

  • Additional Comments