SB 1287 (McGuire) Crab Gear Retrieval Act

Summary: SB 1287 would proactively reduce marine debris and minimize potential impacts to whales via entanglement in lost crab fishing gear.

Position and Status: CAW is supporting

  • Passed the legislature August 29th, 2016
  • Signed into law by Governor Brown September 23rd, 2016!

Description: This bill is based on successful gear recovery programs in California that have proven effective, have the voluntary support of the fishermen and are self-sustaining.  The bill promotes the retrieval of lost gear as an easy way to mitigate the increasing amount of ocean waste and wildlife entanglements.  Reducing this dominant source of pollution in California’s waters would be an important step in restoring and protecting our local environment.

Contact CAW: Genevieve Abedon, (916)-443-5422

Contact Senator Mike McGuire

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