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Get Involved in the Process

The success of this fishery management plan process largely depends on the continued involvement of the recreational abalone fishing community as well as the general public. 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 Red Abalone FMP process and will be used for notifying interested parties about activities related to the FMP. To join the list, click the link above. You will only asked to submit your name and email address.

For those who cannot receive email, sign up to receive announcements via the U.S. Postal Service ("snail mail") by contacting Jerry Kashiwada at (707) 964-5791 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, simply click the "Unsubscribe" link at the bottom of any of the Red Abalone FMP emails. To unsubscribe from U.S. mail, please call Jerry Kashiwada at (707) 964-5791 and request to be removed.


Submit formal letters or written comments

  • Written comments can be submitted via email to Ian Taniguchi.
  • Comments can be submitted via mail at:
    California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife
    Red Abalone Fishery Management Plan
    Attn.: J. Kashiwada
    32330 N. Harbor Dr.
    Ft. Bragg, CA 95437
  • Comments can be submitted via fax at: (707) 964-0642

Red Abalone FMP Questions

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

Additional questions can be can be submitted via email to Ian Taniguchi.

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.

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

For more information or assistance please contact Ian Taniguchi.

Upcoming Meetings

Public meeting information will be posted here as meetings are scheduled.

Past Meetings

  • September 18, 2014: Sacramento Public Workshop
    6:00-7:00 p.m. Open House
    7:00-9:00 p.m. Public Workshop
    CDFW Fisheries Branch
    830 S St., Sacramento, CA 95814
    Agenda (PDF) | Summary of Phase I Workshops
  • September 19, 2014: Mendocino Public Workshop
    6:00-7:00 p.m. Open House
    7:00-9:00 p.m. Public Workshop
    Russian Gulch State Park Recreation Hall
    12301 North Highway 1, Mendocino, CA 95460
    Agenda (PDF) | Summary of Phase I Workshops
  • October 1, 2014: Santa Rosa Public Workshop
    4:00-5:00 p.m. Open House
    5:00-7:00 p.m. Public Workshop
    Central Santa Rosa Library, Central Forum Room
    211 E St. (corner of E and Third), Santa Rosa, CA 95404
    Agenda (PDF) | Summary of Phase I Workshops
  • October 2, 2014: San Rafael Public Workshop
    6:00-7:00 p.m. Open House
    7:00-9:00 p.m. Public Workshop
    Marin Rod and Gun Club
    2675 East Francisco Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94902
    Agenda (PDF) | Summary of Phase I Workshops



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Red abalone with anemone hitchhiker. CDFW photo by Derek Stein.


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Comments? Ideas? Suggestions? Questions? Submit them to Ian Taniguchi at Ian.Taniguchi@wildlife.ca.gov.