Abalone regulations changes for 2017

On December 7, 2016 the DFW Commission voted to implement an emergency alteration to the abalone take regulations: The annual bag limit is reduced to 12 AND the months of April and November will be closed. The season will now begin May 1 and end Oct 31. These changes were deemed necessary due to declining densities in the abalone population. For more information, visit the Dept of Fish and Wildlife website: https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/conservation/marine/red-abalone-fmp