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PFIC Get-Together, Goleta Pier,  July 2003.  Photo credit:  Rich Reano, webmaster,

Volunteer Time:
2006 (total):  103 days, 169.00 hours 
2007 (total):  238 days, 425.75 hours 
2008 (total):  254 days, 641.85 hours
2009 (total):   52 days, 185.00 hours

February 18th, 2009:

Installers for Coastal Watch completed the final work for Goleta Pier's own webcam  today ... it is located on the eastside of the Pier at the 2nd lightpost from the foot of the Pier. 

I don't have much information as to the purpose of the webcam although there is already speculation by a group of day drinkers in the patio area at the foot of the Pier that the camera might be used to keep an eye on them.

What I was told by Goleta Electric who did the initial wiring is that the camera will be used in a United States Geological Survey of beachfront erosion. I'm speculating that the camera might be in response to the County's pending environmental impact report before the California Coastal Commission requesting permission to install a permeable groin to assist in controlling erosion.

February 21st, 2009:

After receiving multiple complaints from anglers on the Pier I spoke with this commercial live rockfish fisherman about mooring his commercial boat within 200' of the Pier and operating his inflatable to lay his 'stick' rigs (PVC pipe attached to a float with multiple hook drop lines) within 100' of the Pier. 

He actually feigned surprise that the Pier would be so posted saying the DFG had told him he could operate in any reef.

Perhaps the County could post the applicable regulations on the reef (west) side of the Pier as well ... currently the regulations are only posted in the Hoist area on the east side.

Sec. 26-77. Pier--No mooring within two hundred feet. 
No person shall moor or anchor any commercial vessel within two hundred feet of Goleta Beach Pier except in an emergency. (Ord. No. 3708, § 1) 

Sec. 26-79. Pier--No boat within one hundred feet. 
No person shall operate any boat within one hundred feet of the Goleta Beach Pier except for the purpose of loading, unloading, launching or removing such boat. (Ord. No. 3708, § 1) 

February 24th, 2009:

In response to the numerous YouTube videos featuring jumping from the Pier, and in particular the report of December 30th last year, the County has posted additional and much more strongly worded signs both at the Angler Center and in the Hoist area.


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