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There's no question that we're not known as a
"hunting" store but we certainly don't ban hunters from
our boats. However, we do expect those who hunt to not only to be
aware of the DF&G regulations, but to follow them.
Unfortunately there have been instances where people are either ignorant of the regulations or are deliberately flaunting
them. And it puts us, and the boats, in a very difficult position
since we really don't want to be the Fish Police but, by the same
token, if we don't carefully manage our ocean resources, they
simply won't be there in the future. The bottom line is that
taking game in violation of the DF&G regulations is the
textbook definition of poaching.
Accordingly, Reef Seekers has a ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY towards any type of poaching, whether intentional or accidental.
If you come up with game that's either out-of-season, short, or
over a bag limit, our boat DMs/Instructors are instructed to
contact DF&G through the 888/DFG-CALTIP (Californians Turn In
Poachers). We will report the offense and request that a
DF&G Warden meet us when the boat docks at the end of the day
and the poacher can explain why "I didn't know" should
be an acceptable answer.
Although this may sound Draconian, the way to avoid this is
simple: If you're going to hunt, be 150% certain of what you're
taking and that it complies with current regulations. If you don't
know what it is, don't take it. The days of someone coming up with
a fish on a spear and asking, "Is this good to eat?"
should be long gone.
In general, those of you who dive with us who hunt are very
responsible and not only follow the regulations but only take what
you can eat. However, for the few who choose to
be ignorant or simply don't care, that behavior will not be
tolerated and you may consider yourselves on notice.
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