Re: Shelter Island Boat Launch Ramp construction continues (March 9-22 issue)
Boating without water?
This will cause more people to sell their boats. My fishing partner has decided it was too much hassle to go to J Street marina in order to launch his 23-foot fishing boat. I quit using my boat when San Vicente Dam project hit and was constantly delayed. Why have a boat if you can’t even get on the water?
Re: Avalon residents to vote on transit tax for new hospital (Jan. 26-Feb. 8 issue)
A small price to pay
I always enjoy my time visiting Catalina. Residents and visitors alike deserve to have first-class medical facilities. This tax is a small price to pay to help achieve this.
Re: Ventura County Channel Islands Harbor Director Lyn Krieger retires (Feb. 23-March 8 issue)
What a rip-off
She hasn’t “served” anyone. We are happy to see her go, but don’t forget she is going to continue to rip-off the taxpayers at $93 an hour as a “consultant.”
Re: Oceanside SEA Center moves forward with renovation plans (Jan. 12-25 issue)
Education on the waters
So excited [we] got you guys in our city. Beautiful opportunity for learning and discovery!
Lynne K. Beresford
Letter to the Editor: Proposed Lead Fishing Ban
If you are a member of a recreational fishing club or have a business dependent on recreational fishing, we greatly appreciate your immediate assistance.
As you know by now, the California State Legislature is considering Assembly Bill 2787 that will ban all lead weights and sinkers 50 grams (1.75 ounces) or less. This state legislation will have a devastating impact on fishing participation rates, outdoor tourism, sales and jobs. With fewer licenses sold, the state will have even less revenue to stock fish and manage fisheries.
What’s more, the price of alternative fishing weights and sinkers could cost anglers 2-3 times more – and most likely, even more!
We were just notified that AB 2787 has been referred to a committee chaired by the bill’s author, Assembly member Bill Quirk, and could be heard any day now.
As a consequence, CSL (California Sportfishing League) has requests that require your immediate attention:
1) Letters from clubs, employers, charter boat companies, marina operators, manufacturers, tackle shops, retailers, etc. need to be sent to the committee ASAP (Not an email. Email copies to CSL)
2) Circulate the petition, either electronically or by hard copy at your place of business. Ask your favorite tackle shop to collect signatures! (Download petition from CSL’s website.)
On how and where to address letters, visit www.savefishing.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 916-936-1777.
Remember, if you think another angler is going to act on your behalf, it won’t happen – and AB 2787 will make it to Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk to become law!
Anglers have a voice in the political process. Be heard. Thank you.
Executive Director, California Sportfishing League