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Spiny Lobster Advisory Committee
Group of spiny lobster.
CDFW photo by Derek Stein
The Lobster Advisory Committee (LAC) has reached consensus on the following lobster management recommendations:
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) made a brief presentation on these recommendations at the California Fish and Game Commission (FGC) meeting on December 11, 2013. No decisions were made at this Commission meeting. The formal regulatory process started in 2014. For detailed information regarding FGC meetings please visit the FGC website.
The purpose of the Lobster Advisory Committee is to involve appointed representatives of constituent groups with providing the California Department of Fish and Wildlife advice, feedback, and recommendations regarding the issues and actions that need to be taken during the development of a Spiny Lobster Fishery Management Plan (FMP). The LAC will give guidance on FMP objectives and end products, as well as provide ideas for management options that address the key issues put forth by constituents and members of the public. For detailed information please see: LAC Charter
The LAC is comprised of twelve members and six alternates. The LAC consists of: two marine science members and one alternate (biological and environmental); three recreational members and one alternate (hoop net anglers and divers); three commercial members and one alternate (harvesters); two non-consumptive recreational members and one alternate (cultural and wildlife); one environmental organization member and one alternate (NGO); and one federal agency member and one alternate. Alternates are only required to attend specific LAC meetings if requested to serve as a temporary replacement for a LAC member.
Representatives on the LAC
|Rodger Healy (Commercial Fishing Member)||(949) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Jim Colomy (Commercial Fishing Member)||(805) email@example.com|
|Shad Catarius (Commercial Fishing Member)||(858) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Josh Fisher (Commercial Fishing Alternate Member)||(714) email@example.com|
|Jim Salazar (Recreational Fishing Member)||(310) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Michael Gould (Recreational Fishing Member)||(805) email@example.com|
|Al Stasukevich (Recreational Fishing Member)||(619) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Paul Romanowski (Recreational Fishing Alternate Member)||(714) email@example.com|
|Lia Protopapadakis (Marine Science Member)||(310) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Kevin Hovel (Marine Science Member)||(619) email@example.com|
|Jono Wilson (Marine Science Alternate Member)||(805) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Sarah Sikich (Environmental Organization Member)||(310) 451-1500 email@example.com|
|Huff McGonigal (Environmental Organization Alternate Member)||(831) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Sean Hastings (Federal Agency Member)||(805) email@example.com|
|David Kushner (Federal Agency Alternate Member)||(805) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Claudette Dorsey (Non-consumptive Recreational Member)||(310) email@example.com|
|Chris Grossman (Non-consumptive Recreational Member)||(310) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Stefan Partelow (Non-consumptive Recreational Alternate)||(310) email@example.com|
The LAC held a total of nine meetings from June 2012 to September 2013. All meetings of the LAC were open to the public for observation. A public comment period was permitted during each meeting (excluding LAC informational meeting on Sept 5, 2012). For other public meetings, go to the Public Meetings section of the website.
- June 20: Los Alamitos CDFW Office, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
- August 1: Los Alamitos CDFW Office, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
- September 5: Los Alamitos CDFW Office, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
- December 5: Los Alamitos CDFW Office, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
- February 20: Rescheduled to April
- April 10: Los Alamitos CDFW Office, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
- May 29: Rescheduled to July
- June 12: Los Alamitos CDFW Office, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
- July 10: Los Alamitos CDFW Office, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
- August 15: Los Alamitos CDFW Office, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
- September 11: Los Alamitos CDFW Office, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
- To be scheduled
Additional meetings may be scheduled on an as-needed basis.
For questions, please contact Travis Buck via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.