As I do every month for the past 20 plus years, I read my copy of CDN from cover to cover. I especially enjoy your editorials and might not always agree, but heck, us old dinosaur divers got to stick together. I must say that I was a little perplexed with your recent editorial on underwater hunting and the lack of any discussion on free diving for abalone. Okay, you did have one small mention of this at the end of the editorial; however, that is a big part of our diving up here in Northern California and many non-divers partake in “rock picking” on minus tides. The abalone in this neck of the woods is plentiful and with the new restrictions of 3 per day and 24 per year, it should be a sustainable fishery for many years to come.

Keep in touch.
Ron Pavelka