Monthly Archives: September, 2020

Students Learn About Water Conservation and Watershed Protection

September 11th, 2020 Posted by Uncategorized 0 comments on “Students Learn About Water Conservation and Watershed Protection”

In 2018, Coastkeeper launched a partnership with the Moulton Niguel Water District to bring high-level water and watershed education to future ratepayers in their service area. We found that our missions aligned in our goal to inspire students to be stewards of their water resource and so we worked together to develop a program specifically designed for the service area. We have since reached over 1,500 6th- and 7th-grade science students through this partnership.

Coastkeeper created a presentation using resources and information specific to Moulton Niguel Water District’s service area and even taught students how to use their water bill as a resource to help them conserve water and protect their local watershed! Students learn about water budgets, tier-based rate systems, and how to check for leaks in the household using these tools. Students also learn the importance of recycling water and discuss other ways our area could become more water independent.


We were even able to provide our program virtually when the global pandemic made it so that we were unable to conduct our field trip program as planned. Below are quotes from teachers regarding our online program:

“The students were very appreciative to come together for the field trip and for the way you two presented everything.  I am amazed at how you two put things together and made it work. This zoom and virtual field trip could really be something cool for student education…Next year, I hope we can do it again. Hopefully, in person though. Thanks again!” –Wende Iriart, a 7th-grade science teacher at Don Juan Avila Middle School

 “Thanks so much. It was so great to have the experience and give the kids, not just super information, but something different to their routine.” –Tracey Forbes, a 7th-grade science teacher at Don Juan Avila Middle School

“Hi Cristina ~ Thanks so much for the awesome program! The kids loved it and are still talking about it! Some have even contacted me to learn more. I think I’ve already spent an additional 3 hours teaching more to those students that had additional questions 🙂 Thanks again for adapting the program to meet the needs of our students. Your work and efforts are greatly appreciated :)” –Valarie Broadhead, a 7th-grade science teacher at Aliso Viejo Middle School

“Hi Cristina! Thanks for today!  It was so nice to be able to do the field trip with the quarantine.  I posted the video on Google Classroom for any kids that missed it.  I also shared the two videos with you on Drive.  I looked more closely at the photos you sent.  They are great pics!  I posted those as well for the kids.” –Cindy Ortiz, a 7th-grade science teacher at Aliso Viejo Middle School

After having gone through our program, students feel more connected to their local watershed, waterway, beach, and are more appreciative of our water resources. Student letters and assignments, and feedback from teachers reflect that students not only retain information but also enjoy the program. They become curious about other scientific or environmental topics. We hope that this connection inspires them to become stewards of their water resources and watershed. 

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Unauthorized sales of fishing licenses persist, CDFW warns

September 4th, 2020 Posted by Uncategorized 0 comments on “Unauthorized sales of fishing licenses persist, CDFW warns”

SACRAMENTO–Staff with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife issued a alerting on Aug. 20: there are “several unauthorized online websites” selling net and hunting licenses. Those unauthorized marketers are, according to CDFW staff, “improperly” charging anglers and hunters additional costs for permission purchases.

“[ The unauthorized dealers] may be collecting feelings personal information as part of their illegal events, ” CDFW staff said in a liberated statement.

CDFW staff contributed there are only four ways to purchase a fishing or hunting permission 😛 TAGEND

online, via the state’s Automated License Data System, or ALDS on the telephone, via an approved telephone auctions agent (8 00 -5 65 -1 458) at a physical permission sales office or, physically at an independent permission sales agent( regional sport goods narration, enticement and tackle supermarket, etc .).

“Because CDFW’s license sales offices and some independent license marketings agent bureaux have been temporarily closed to help slow the spread of Covid-1 9, there has been a surge in online sales over the summer months, ” CDFW staff said in a liberated proclamation. “Unscrupulous website hustlers and scammers can benefit of increased virtual traffic, and the public should make additional prudences to ensure they do not fall victim to a scam.”

CDFW staff has shut down six unauthorized websites since June 2019. Two more websites acquiring illegal permissions sales are on the verge of “being disabled, ” according to CDFW staff.

“Unofficial websites may attempt to represent CDFW and/ or contain information about hunting and fishing licenses, and internet search engines is no longer able ever roll the official CDFW website as the top result, ” Department of Fish and Wildlife staff stated. “While allowed obtains become through independent license auctions operators and ALDS are subject to an additional 5 percentage handle reward, the fraudulent marketings websites volunteer commodities for sale with’ ship and direct fees’ that are much higher than 5 percent of the base acquire price.”

Anyone who guess he or she might have acquired a trawl or hunting license from an illegal website should email CDFW staff at ReportFraud @wildlife. The email address could also be used to confirm whether or not a previous obtain was performed properly.

Bluefin, yellowfin, Dorado, yellowtail, marlin and swordfish biting offshore

September 2nd, 2020 Posted by Uncategorized 0 comments on “Bluefin, yellowfin, Dorado, yellowtail, marlin and swordfish biting offshore”

SAN DIEGO–At the time of my last report, the fisheries industry for bluefin and yellowfin was going through a bit of a lull age, as tuna bites had slow-footed during the middle part of August. I am roused to have immense report to pass along to you: the big-hearted numbers of tuna were just down for a while and have now come back up and are chewing well. When you add to the picture the good fishing that is currently going on for Dorado and yellowtail, the offshore fishing is as good as it has been all season.

Boats wishing to target bluefin tuna have been finding action while fishing areas such as the back side of San Clemente Island, the Tanner Bank, the deep water inside of the Tanner Bank, the San Clemente Canyon and the San Clemente Basin. The bluefin catch while fishing on the secure at the Tanner Bank have been mostly “smaller” fish that are currently in the 8- to 40 -pound class and the other areas listed above have been furnishing action on big sized bluefin that have gone up over the 250 -pound mark.

Sardines have been working for all sizes of bluefin with kite fished flying fish being the optimum bait for those targeting the jumbo sized bluefin tuna. Meter recognizes, sonar distinguishes and distinguishes of violating or gale fish ought to have leading to most of the bluefin action.

Private boater Floyd Sparks of Tuna Kahuna fished a recent outing targeting the jumbo sized bluefin and reported not receiving much going on while fishing recognises up and down the entire back side of San Clemente Island. He reported assuring a lot of barges wandering and fishing flying fish from kites but did not realise much in the way of separating fish or rhythm distinguishes to stop on. Sparks reported his best-looking area while fishing off San Clemente Island was off Pyramid Head where he saw some separating jumbo sized bluefin that did not want to bite for them on their kite fished flying fish.

Sparks left San Clemente Island and fished his lane dwelling toward San Diego by way of the 43 Fathom Spot. It was in the evening not long before dark when he got to the 43 Fathom Spot where he found a porpoise institution. He trolled through the porpoise clas hoping for a yellowfin and got a trolling strike on a trolled Halco plug. Sparks was expecting the fish to be a yellowfin tuna because it was stole in local schools of porpoise but was pleasantly stunned when they ended up catching a 75 -pound bluefin tuna. Sparks said it was an unexpected channel to have saved the day and articulated a delightful sized bluefin on the boat.

Private boater Tom Golding of Last-place Buck reported about fishing a recent errand to the Tanner Bank. Golding said they fixed near the 9 Fathom Spot where they discovered good angling for bluefin tuna and yellowtail. He was indicated that the three anglers aboard grab their limits of 6 bluefin tuna and also caught seven yellowtail. In addition to catching their limits of bluefin they likewise caught and exhausted three additional bluefin.

Golding said that their bluefin arrayed in sizing from 8 to 15 pounds and the yellowtail they caught were in the 20 – to 25 -pound class. The bluefin were burning on sardines and they caught five members of their yellowtail on cast-iron and two of their yellowtail on sardines. The yellowishes were reported to be biting well on Sumo 6 ponderous jigs and the pierces they only going were coming on the retrieve while the jig was an estimated 6 to 7 feet off the bottom.

In addition to the good bluefin angling there has been good fishing for a mixture of Dorado, yellowtail and yellowfin for barges fishing in Mexican oceans in a region straddling from the Upper Hidden Bank and the 475 Knuckle on down to the region of the 295 Bank and Inner Bank that are located outside of Ensenada. This is a large area of fish and has you fishing between 33 and 72 miles 170 to 190 units from Point Loma. Boats fishing these areas have often been finding near restriction to limit Dorado fishing along with a pretty good mix of yellowtail and improving numbers of yellowfin.

Kelp paddies have lead to most of the action on the Dorado, yellowtail and yellowfin tuna with some blind trolling affects and trolling impress in porpoise institutions also leading to action on yellowfin tuna. Most of the Dorado and yellowtail have been in the 5- to 12 -pound range and the majority of members of the yellowfin have been running from 10 to 18 pounds.

Private boater Louie Zimm of Shearwater fished a recent journey to the 475 Knuckle and reported locating a wide-open dorado bite at a kelp paddie he found at 37 miles 165 severities from Point Loma. He said the kelp paddie was loaded with 5- to 9-pound dorado and that they were biting well on sardines and on a one-half ounce freshwater bass top-water plug. They easily limited out on dorado and Zimm said that he took the hooks off the top-water bass plug and had a blast watching the dorado attack the top-water plug with no fixes in it.

Marlin fishing has been pretty good overall with what I would guess “mustve been” nine or 10 marlins caught and released over the past weekend. There were two primary beneficial regions of marlin pleasure with the eastern part of Catalina producing action for barges fishing off the Slide, around the 125 Spot and in different areas of the 152 Spot. The other beneficial marlin region was in closer to the mainland with some action being found in an area spread from the area of the 267 Spot off Dana Point on down to the area outside of Box Canyon at Camp Pendleton. Deep drop fishing for swordfish have now been inducing specific actions with the back side of Santa Cruz Island, the Slide, the 125 Spot, the 152 Spot and the 9 Mile Bank being areas that have induced penetrating plunge swordfish act in recent days.

The fishing at Los Coronado Islands has not been sampled much lately due to the good fishing in local offshore liquids. The last-place reports were of good mixed bag fishing for yellowtail, bonito, barracuda, calico bass and rockfish. Fertile orbits were Pukey Point at North Island, the Middle Grounds, the north end of South Island and the South Kelp. Private boaters have been doing well on yellowtail, barracuda, bonito and calico bass while fishing sluggish trolled snout robbed sardines.

The fishing along the San Diego County coast has been good for an assortment of rockfish and sculpin with some calico bass and bonito in the picture as well. The water temperature has dropped to the mid-6 0s in a lot of areas along the San Diego County coast and the calico bass gnaw has been time fair since the recent drop in the water temperature. There has been a bit of yellowtail work off the upper end of La Jolla but not much has been caught.

The summer net season continues to be a good one with a lot of selections of quality fish to target be it offshore, at the local Islands or along the coast. Take you pick and catch fish! Keep on fishing and I hope to see you out on the ocean sometime soon!

Bob Vanian is the voice, scribe and researcher of the San Diego-based internet fish report service announced 976 -Bite which can be found at www. 976 Vanian also provides anglers with a personal fish report service over the telephone at 619 -2 26 -8 218. He ever welcomes your fish reports at that same phone number or at bob9 76 burn @aol. com.

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