State Regulations Threaten to Sink Family-Owned Sportfishing Boats

Governor Gavin Newsom: Save Our Boats!

Even though California’s sportfishing and ocean industry has not recovered from the economic hardship of the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Newsom’s Administration has proposed new engine regulations that will remove fishing and whale watching boats from the ocean starting as soon as 2023. The regulations completely disregard the lack of existing technology and economic feasibility, public safety and the impact on jobs and small seaside businesses.

If the regulations are adopted, most boat owners will be out of business within a few short years, denying millions of Californians access to recreational fishing, whale watching, scuba diving and eco-tourism trips. For the few boat owners who can remain in business, a study found the cost of these regulations would require them to triple the price of one-day fishing and whale watching trips! Access to the sea will no longer be affordable.

You can help by joining over 22,000 Californians who signed an online petition that asks Governor Gavin Newsom to save sportfishing and affordable access to the sea!

If you share our passion for the open seas and marine life, join a petition asking Governor Newsom to save sportfishing and your access to California waters.

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Save California Sportfishing and Whale Watching Boats5 days ago
The owner of Stardust Sportfishing makes the case in Western Outdoor News that California's flawed engine emission data will doom the sportfishing industry -- and your access to offshore fishing!

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https://wonews.com/flawed-science-could-doom-californias-passenger-sportfishing-fleet/
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Save California Sportfishing and Whale Watching Boats1 week ago
Commercial Passenger Boats throughout California have special partnerships with non-profit organizations that serve kids with special needs, veterans, as well as school programs. All these programs could go away if engine emission regulations proposed by the Newsom Administration make boat businesses unprofitable, or worse yet, put them out of business.

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Save California Sportfishing and Whale Watching Boats2 weeks ago
Has the "COVID Bounce" Come to an End?

During the COVID-19 lockdowns of 2020, the U.S. and California experienced a spike in fishing participation rates as Americans were eager to enjoy the Great Outdoors again!

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) issued 1,201,237 annual resident sport fishing licenses, a 19 percent increase over 2019. Not since 2008 had CDFW issued so many. Sadly, this did not become a trend. In 2021, the number of annual license sold declined by 56,311.

The reality is California has one of the costliest fishing licenses in the country and high costs are driving down participation rates. So, why doesn't the Newsom Administration recognize that if proposed sportfishing boat engine regulations triple the cost of one-day fishing trips, fishing participation will decline even further?

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Save California Sportfishing and Whale Watching Boats2 weeks ago
It is with tremendous sadness that we convey the passing of Captain Don Hansen. We are all speechless with this loss. Don loved this fleet and spent his life defending and promoting public access to sportfishing. His leadership never slowed, his humor never dulled, and his caring never stopped.
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Save California Sportfishing and Whale Watching Boats3 weeks ago
The Newsom Administration's proposed engine regulations have both commercial fishing and passenger sportfishing boat captains sounding the alarm. Vessel replacement will come first for sportfishing and whale watching boats, then commercial fishermen!

“If the regulations are adopted, fishermen who can’t afford to buy new metal vessels will go out of business in the next few years,” said Rick Powers, owner of Bodega Bay Sportfishing and president of the Golden Gate association.

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Save California Sportfishing and Whale Watching Boats3 weeks ago
If the Newsom Administration's engine regulations threaten the future of passenger sportfishing and whale watching vessels, how will millions of Californians enjoy all the splendors of the sea? #saveourboats

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