Jesse, I understand your concern regarding the SoCal fellows going elsewhere to fish. Their plight sounds very similar to the one that an armada of "annual regulars" have elected not to boat to the islands from Miami because the government there doesn't want them to keep lobsters any longer. This group now drinks beer in Ket West annually. Somehow I doubt that either group will significantly impact the local economies and they will certainly not contribute to a resolution to the social problems at hand. Just my 2C worth.