November 15th, 2013
The San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control is informing interested parties that limited funding is currently available for the San Luis Obispo County Marine Engine Grant Program. This program provides funding to help replace older high-emission commercial marine vessel diesel engines with newer, cleaner engines.
For an application and information on program guidelines, please visit our website:
Please contact us by October 4, 2013 if you have interest in obtaining grant funding through this program. If no qualified participants for this program express interest in this program by October 4, 2013, grant funds may be redirected for use in other grant programs.
Thank you for your interest in the Marine Engine Grant Program. For more information, contact Gary Arcemont at 805 781 5912 or email@example.com
Click the link below to read the June 2013 PFMC report from Chris Kubiak
Find Fresh, Local, Sustainable Seafood with Fish Line!
FishLine lets you know where you can purchase fresh, locally-harvested seafood anywhere on the coast between Half Moon Bay and southern San Luis Obispo County, CA. Provides info on purchasing directly off-the-boat from fishermen and from local seafood markets, farmer’s markets, restaurants and cafés, as well as by mail order. By enabling fishermen, markets and other local providers to post seafood information directly to FishLine, this app provides a direct line of communication to customers, with product information instantly available for viewing.
The fishline app is available in the Apple, Android, Amazon app stores.
Thank you to Lee Borchard, of Borchard Concrete, Inc., for making the base; Jerry Riesley, for fabricating the beautiful bell holder; Joe Cameron, of Joe Cameron Construction, Matt Newman, of Matt Newman Construction, for helping to put the obelisk in place with the use of their equipment, time, and knowledge, and Jeremiah O'Brien and George Graff. And also a huge thank you to the Lost at Sea Committee. This endeavor could not have been achieved without all of their help.
The memorial will be dedicated at 2:00 p.m. on May 27th, 2013, Memorial Day, in Cayucos at the Vet's Hall. The Lost at Sea ceremony will follow at 3:00 p.m. with a BBQ put on by the Cayucos Lions at 4:00 p.m. Hope to see everyone there.
PFMC April 2013 Meeting Report
Click the link below to view the April 2013 PFMC meeting report from Chris Kubiak.
The Central California Seafood Marketing Association (CCSMA), The Nature Conservancy (TNC), Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), and other partners applied for and received approval for an Exempted Fishing Permit (EFP) for the 2013 and 2014 groundfish seasons from the Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC). The EFP will be used in a collaborative fisheries research project focused on gaining a better understanding of the distribution, abundance, and size of overfished rockfishes inside of the trawl Rockfish Conservation Areas (RCA) between Pt. Conception and Pt. Reyes, in order to help inform bycatch avoidance plans, and enable fishermen to target healthy populations while avoiding depleted ones. The project partners are seeking qualified fishermen who have experience using vertical hook and line and/or hydraulic snapper reel gear types and who also have targeted rockfish. Preference will be given to candidates based on the attached application; candidates will be chosen by a selection committee organized by CCSMA.. Applications are due Friday, May 24, 2013.
We just got the sad news that Nick Deurloo has passed away. Nick was a long time fisherman from Port San Luis and then later in Morro Bay. His son Jon has asked that any donations be made in his name to the Morro Bay Commercial Fishermen’s Organization in lieu of flowers. There will be a service for Nick on April 26th from 11:00 A.M.- 2:00 P.M. in Giovanni’s parking area. Please pass this along.
Click the link below to view the PFMC March, 2013 Report: