Recreational Abalone Season Opens April 1

California’s popular red abalone sport fishery season will open tomorrow – and officials are reminding everyone about the regulations. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife also enacted regulations last year that changed the start time from one-half hour before sunrise to 8 a.m. The limit on abalone cards was also reduced from 24 to 18. Abalone licenses and report cards can be purchased online at www.wildlife.ca.gov/licensing/fishing.