David J. Goldenberg


Executive Director david@calurchin.org

916-933-7054 office
916-933-7055 FAX
P.O. Box 2077
Folsom, CA 95763-2077


MISSON STATEMENT:
"To ensure a reliable, sustainable supply of quality sea urchin products to consumers and enhance the performance of California's sea urchin industry."


 

ABOUT US

The California Sea Urchin Commission was created in 2004 following an overwhelming vote of all participants in the fishery, both divers and handlers. Because sea urchin processors voted to leave the Commission in 2009, it now represents the interests of California's nearly 300 licensed divers.

CALIFORNIA SEA URCHIN COMMISION LAW

The Commission operates under state law to ensure a sustainable sea urchin resource and a reliable supply of quality seafood product for domestic consumption and export. The Commission seeks to support strong local coastal communities, fair levels of income for fishermen engaged in sea urchin commercial fishing, and historically significant cultural and community resources within California's coastal areas.

The Sea Urchin Commission is directed by a Commission which includes five elected commissioners and one appointed public member. The Commission also includes several non-voting members representing government entities which are significant to the sea urchin fishery and one processor representative.

Commission activities are funded by an assessment on sea urchin harvested and processed in California and which is paid by divers and remitted by processors. The Commission may undertake various industry initiatives, including a diver-based urchin assessment program; independent scientific research; developing and advocating for management alternatives; public information and educational programs; develop new or expand existing markets; establishment of quality improvement standards; projects to promote California uni; and advocate for the urchin fishery.


COMMISSIONERS

ALTERNATE COMMISSIONERS

District 1

Cliff Hawk, Treasurer
Lemon Grove
619-985-0007

District 1

Matt Pressly
San Diego
619-733-6315

District 2

Bob Bertelli, Vice-Chairman
Seal Beach
562-221-9573

District 2

Rene Rojas
Anaheim
714-533-7773

District 3

J. Christopher Nelson
Santa Barbara
805-796-6912

District 3

Dan Williams
Ventura
805-452-9560

District 4

Charles Kavanagh, Chairman
Camarillo
805-236-7838

District 4

Erik Bjorklund
Santa Barbara
805-708-8424

District 5

Charles Bremer
Fort Bragg
707-357-3426

District 5

Tom Trumper
Fort Bragg
707-962-0877

Non-Voting Commissioners

David Rudie
Catalina Offshore Products
619-297-9797

Derek Stein
CA Department of Fish & Wildlife
Marine Region
805-568-1227

Dr. Carrie Culver, PhD
Sea Grant Extension Program
University of California Cooperative Extension
805-645-1469



 

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