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Get Involved in the Process

The success of this fishery management plan process largely depends on the continued involvement of members of the Southern California community. There are a number of ways members of the public can participate in this process:

  • Sign up for the mailing list

    An online email service has been created to help keep stakeholders and the interested public informed about the Spiny Lobster FMP process and will be used for notifying interested parties about activities related to the FMP.

    For those who cannot receive email, sign up to receive announcements via the U.S. Postal Service ("snail mail") by contacting Tom Mason at (562) 342-7107 to provide your name and mailing address.

    Note that you may sign up for the email service OR receive announcements through snail mail, but not both. To reduce expense and impacts on the environment, we request that those able to receive email sign up for the email service.

    To terminate your subscription to the email service, select the "Unsubscribe" link at the bottom of any of the Spiny Lobster FMP emails. To unsubscribe from U.S. mail, please call Tom Mason at (562) 342-7107 and request to be removed.

  • Submit formal letters or written comments

    • Written comments can be submitted via email to Travis Buck at Travis.Buck@wildlife.ca.gov.
    • Comments can be submitted via mail at:
      Lobster FMP
      California Department of Fish and Wildlife
      1933 Cliff Drive, Suite 9
      Santa Barbara, CA 93109
    • Comments can be submitted via fax at: (805) 568-1235

Lobster FMP Questions

Please see FMP Overview Q & A for a list of questions and answers regarding the Lobster FMP process and objectives.

Additional questions can be can be submitted via email to Travis Buck.

Public Meetings

Members of the public are invited to attend meetings in person. You can participate at a local public participation meeting site and provide verbal comments. For information about Lobster Advisory Committee meetings, please go to the Advisory Committee.

Meetings take place in the CDFW Conference Room on the 2nd floor, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the California Department of Fish and Wildlife office, 4665 Lampson Ave., Suite C, Los Alamitos (90720).

Meetings are open to the general public for observation, and a brief comment period is allowed.

For more information or assistance please contact Rosalyn McFarland.

Past Meetings

September 11, 2013: Lobster Advisory Committee Meeting

August 15, 2013: Lobster Advisory Committee Meeting

July 10, 2013: Lobster Advisory Committee Meeting

June 12, 2013: Lobster Advisory Committee Meeting

April 10, 2013: Lobster Advisory Committee Meeting

December 5, 2012: Lobster Advisory Committee Meeting

September 5, 2012: Lobster Advisory Committee Meeting

August 1, 2012: Lobster Advisory Committee Meeting

June 20, 2012: Lobster Advisory Committee Meeting

April 18-19, 2012: Oxnard and Carlsbad Public Meetings on Spiny Lobster Fishery Management Plan Process

Project Team: Contact Us

Tom Mason
Senior Environmental Scientist
CDFW
Lobster FMP Project Lead

Julia Coates
Environmental Scientist
CDFW
Lobster FMP Project

Carlos Mireles
Environmental Scientist
CDFW
Lobster FMP Project

Travis Buck
Environmental Scientist
CDFW
Lobster FMP Project

Comments? Ideas? Suggestions? Questions? Submit them to Travis Buck.