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OCEAN NET FISHING. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. Prohibits the use of gill nets, trammel nets, trawl nets, or any other type of entangling net in ocean waters within 3 nautical miles of the California coast. Declares it unlawful to possess, land, sell, offer for sale or purchase any fish taken in violation of the foregoing prohibition. Provides limited exceptions for harvesting herring and gathering scientific data. Makes violation a misdemeanor and provides for fines and imprisonment. Permits the Legislature to close additional waters or to restrict the taking under commercial fishing licenses to carry out the measure's intent. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: Costs are difficult to estimate. However, state enforcement costs are probably less than $200,000 a year. Net loss from reduced fishing license, permit, and tax revenues is probably less than $200,000 a year. Unknown cost of prosecution and offsetting revenues from fines.


Kenneth J. Kukuda President/Publisher South Coast Sportfishing, 3400 West Macarthur Boulevard, Santa Ana, California 92704 P.O. Box 26047 Santa Ana, California 92799-6047 (714) 540-2144



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