Dan Wolford to speak at UASC Dinner

Dan Wolford to speak at upcoming UASC Fundraising Dinner, Sunday June 2, 2013, 6 PM at Newport Beach Golf Course

United Anglers of Southern California announced today that Dan Wolford, science director for Coastside Fishing Club will be the main speaker at UASC’s Fundraising banquet June 2, 2013, 6 pm at the Newport Beach Golf Club. Topics include a positive message about barotrauma, and what fishermen need to know about sustainable fisheries, the future of the MLPA, Southern California closures, and most importantly what each of us can do that will make a difference.

dan wolfordWolford is also the chairman of the Pacific Fishery Management Council. Wolford has been a recreational fisherman all his life, first in Oregon and for the past 30 years in California. Since retiring in 2001 as an aerospace systems engineering manager, he has been a volunteer advocate for recreational fishermen in support of science-based fisheries management. Serving as the science director for the Coastside Fishing Club he has actively supported research on rockfish barotrauma survivability, advocated for release strategies to improve survivability of regulatory discards, developed recreational groundfish catch estimation methodologies, and supported salmon net pen acclimation projects.

He has worked with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and and the Fish and Game Commission to create recreational seasons and regulations for salmon, sturgeon, and striped bass.

Wolford has served on the PFMC’s Salmon Advisory Subpanel and the ad hoc Salmon Amendment Team, and has worked with members of the Groundfish Management Team and Groundfish Advisory Subpanel. Wolford has also volunteered as a member of the steering committee for the Partnership for Sustainable Oceans (PSO).

Today UASC is asking you to pick up the phone and purchase your ticket or table at our upcoming fundraiser and awards dinner June 2, 2013, at 6 pm at Newport Beach Golf Course. Thanks to our many industry leading supporters large and small, there will be a drawing for number of top of the line raffle prizes, and a silent auction. If you can’t attend your support is still needed in the form of an annual or lifetime membership, endowment, service commitment or monetary donation to UASC.

UASC is expanding the scope of our organization’s request for donations and membership beyond just the community of recreational anglers to include our non-fishing friends, family and other outdoor organizations and businesses who understand that those of us that fish recreationally are passionate about being involved in the care and management of our outdoor resources. Collectively, those of us who support recreational fishing have a voice through our actions; we choose to be involved with the responsible stewardship of our outdoor resources rather than sitting quietly while the actions of anti-fishing extremists seek to exclude access to all.

Every membership, financial contribution or endowment is of great importance – the more support and more members UASC has the stronger our voice becomes. Start this season out right by supporting United Anglers of Southern California. We’re working hard to ensure healthy oceans and robust fisheries are available for future generations.

  • We’re also the only organization fighting for your family’s right to fish in Southern California.
  • We need your financial support because recreational fishing is under attack on many fronts, from destructive commercial fishing to the inappropriate implementation of California’s Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA).
  • The fight has only begun, as anti-angling forces will continue to attempt to close off recreational fishing access to the public.
  • UASC is leading the fight for recreational fishing.

You can ensure that YOUR VOICE is heard on these and other critical issues. Renew your UASC membership and purchase your ticket or table to the June 2 Fundraising and Awards Dinner today.

Note: To purchase an individual ticket(s) or table(s) in advance of the Fundraising and Awards Dinner, please contact Robin Osborn at the UASC office at (562) 494-9900.