Before you all rush out to get your spiny lobster “punch card,” please note, according to the California Department of Fish & Game website, the requirement for a spiny lobster report card for all persons does not become effective until next season—September 27, 2008 to be exact.

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Mike Thornton
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Thank you for pointing out that important date. At the time of going to press with our January/February issue that specific information was not yet available on their website, only that a punch card would be required in 2008.