Purpose

Even though our name is Sonoma County Abalone Network, SCAN works throughout the State of California, on abalone and diving issues.

SCAN works for the wise management of the abalone resource throughout California, works with law enforcement to curb poaching, and protects divers rights to fish a healthy sustainable resource.

SCAN represents divers interests in the regulation making process and strives to eliminate negative contact between legal divers and law enforcement.

SCAN pays out cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and conviction of poachers.

SCAN has opposed the former Commercial Abalone Harvesters efforts to reopen abalone harvest in Southern California.

During the prosecution of major offenders, SCAN provides public support to the prosecution process.

SCAN works to raise awareness of the damage, illegal activities (poaching) is causing.

SCAN is governed by a Board of Directors and welcomes members at large (see Membership).