David J. Goldenberg


Executive Director david@calurchin.org

916-933-7054 office
916-933-7055 FAX
P.O. Box 2077
Folsom, CA 95763-2077


MISSON STATEMENT:
"To ensure a reliable, sustainable supply of quality sea urchin products to consumers and enhance the performance of California's sea urchin industry."


 

ABOUT US

The California Sea Urchin Commission was created in 2004 following an overwhelming vote of all participants in the fishery, both divers and handlers. Because sea urchin processors voted to leave the Commission in 2009, it now represents the interests of California's nearly 300 licensed divers.

CALIFORNIA SEA URCHIN COMMISION LAW

The Commission operates under state law to ensure a sustainable sea urchin resource and a reliable supply of quality seafood product for domestic consumption and export. The Commission seeks to support strong local coastal communities, fair levels of income for fishermen engaged in sea urchin commercial fishing, and historically significant cultural and community resources within California's coastal areas.

The Sea Urchin Commission is directed by a Commission which includes five elected commissioners and one appointed public member. The Commission also includes several non-voting members representing government entities which are significant to the sea urchin fishery and one processor representative.

Commission activities are funded by an assessment on sea urchin harvested and processed in California and which is paid by divers and remitted by processors. The Commission may undertake various industry initiatives, including a diver-based urchin assessment program; independent scientific research; developing and advocating for management alternatives; public information and educational programs; develop new or expand existing markets; establishment of quality improvement standards; projects to promote California uni; and advocate for the urchin fishery.


COMMISSIONERS

ALTERNATE COMMISSIONERS

District 1

Matt Pressly
2211 Pacific Beach Dr.
San Diego, CA 92109
mattpressly@gmail.com
619-733-6315

District 1

Vacant

District 2

Cliff Hawk
8123 Palm Street
Lemon Grove, CA 91945
cliffhawk@yahoo.com
619-985-0007

District 2

Vacant

District 3

Nathan Rosser
8776 Nye Road
Ventura, CA 93001
paradisecoveseafood@gmail.com
310-227-3644

District 3

David Colker
308 Hollywood Blvd
Oxnard, CA 93035
davecolker@gmail.com
805-232-8936

District 4

Scott Thompson
6239 Montalvo Dr
Ventura, CA 93003
unidiver123@gmail.com
805-450-3474

District 4

Charles Kavanagh
788 Wood Road
Camarillo, CA 93010
chuck.kavanagh@gmail.com
805-728-7500

District 5

Bernie Sauls
P.O. Box 53
Brooks, CA 95606
popeyeandolive10@yahoo.com
530-908-7587

District 5

Jon Holcomb
3220 Forest Lane
Fort Bragg, CA 95437
jonholcomb007@hotmail.com
707-961-1725




HANDLERS

Mark Nonoyama
Maruhide Marine Products
2145 W 17th St
Long Beach, CA 90813

Bob Juntz
Ocean Fresh Seafood Products
350 N. Main St
Fort Bragg, CA 95437

Gene Demachi
Tradewind Seafood, Inc
1505 Mountain View Ave
Oxnard, CA 93030

Kai Nagata
Ocean Queen 87, Inc.
4511 Everett Ave
Vernon, CA 90058

David Rudie
Catalina Offshore Products
5202 Lovelock St.
San Diego, CA 92110
619-297-9797
rudie.dave@gmail.com

Mas Yanagita
Maruju Seafood
1577 Cota Ave
Long Beach, CA 90813

Tom Trumper
Pacific Rim Seafood
P.O. Box 2647
Fort Bragg, CA 95437




NON-VOTING COMMISSIONERS

Derek Stein
Environmental Scientist
CA DFG, Marine Region
3196 South Higuera Street, Suite A
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
805-594-6177 (Office)
707-472-7080 (Cell)
derek.stein@wildlife.ca.gov

Dr. Carrie Culver, PhD
Sea Grant Extension Program
669 County Square Plaza, #100
Ventura, California 93002-5401
805- 645-1469
805- 645-1474 (fax)
csculver@ucdavis.edu

Ben Kardokus, Economist
Department of Food and Agriculture
1220 N. Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
916-900-5018 (office)
916-900-5343 (fax)
ben.kardokus@cdfa.ca.gov




STAFF AND ADVISORS

David Goldenberg, Executive Director
P.O. Box 2077
Folsom, CA 95763
916-933-7054 (office)
916-718-8455 (cell)
916-933-7055 (fax)
david@calurchin.org





 

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