California Outdoors for the week of 8/8/2014
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Ingenious or illegal?
Question: I am going over abalone laws again for any details that I may have missed and I have one quick question.
Measuring devices: You must have a fixed-arm measuring gauge, capable of spanning an abalone’s shell. It is a violation to take an abalone when not in possession of a gauge, even if the abalone is legal-sized.
As you can see in this picture, the gauge is part of the ab iron. Since it has a fixed-arm that is capable of measuring abalone, I assume this gauge is legal. I just wanted to confirm since I am hearing that people are being approached for this type of gauge. Thanks.
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