Save Open Party Sportfishing in Oceanside!

828 Signatures Goal: 1,000

After 38 years of loyal business with Helgren's Oceanside Sportfishing, the City of Oceanside has decided to attempt negotiations with the Oceanside Sea Center.

From the information provided to the public, the Oceanside Sea Center is made up the Sea Star Charters, and Chubasco Sportfishing, both of which offer privately chartered sportfishing business, with a capacity of approximately 1/3 the passenger carrying ability of Helgrens. The third party is the Pfleger Institute for Environmental research, a Non-profit organization which perform research for Fish and Wildlife as well as the Center for the Advancement of Population Assessment Methodology. P.I.E.R. is an organization that works towards the sustainable fishing movement. The Oceanside Sea Center if offering their 2nd attempt at an aquarium in the Oceanside Harbor, the first attempt still has an empty unused building in the harbor as evidence of that failure, and to replace Helgren's with Eco-Tours, Ocean Classrooms, and privately chartered sportfishing trips.

Helgren's has provided family affordable, open party, daily sportfishing trips, as well as long range sportfishing trips, Sea Life Adventure & Whale Watch trips both open party and for Schools throughout San Diego and Riverside counties, Dignified Burial at Seas, as well as private charters. Helgren's works with multiple military organizations, local charity organizations, various kids groups, and societies.

Sign this petition to tell the City that Open Party sportfishing matters to you, and that you want Helgren's to stay!

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  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Jun 26, 2017
    Jun 26, 2017
    The city of oceanside is a joke....lived there for 20 years, Started fishing Helgrens when i was in the USMC, after boot camp. Jamie,Joey and there father was always go to me and the other Marines who went fishing on there boats. 6 months later i was sent to Japan for two years. But when I came back they were still there and i fished there boats for over 15 more years, Helgren's is the heart of Oceanside... And it would be hard for me to ever come there again without them. So OCEANSIDE Fishing will be out of San Diego, no need to stop in our city. Did you just have a restaurant go under? JOE'S I think..... Keep Helgren's who help your little city grow and been there for over 38 years.
  • Tim Thorson
    Tim Thorson United States, San Bernardino
    Jun 24, 2017
    Jun 24, 2017
    Helgren's has always been a great, friendly place to fish. Please allow them to continue to do what they do best...help anglers from novice to expert CATCH FISH!!!!!
  • susan Norrid
    susan Norrid United States, Phoenix
    Jun 23, 2017
    Jun 23, 2017
    Have been bringing our family here for over 30 years!!!
  • Autumn Shreve
    Autumn Shreve United States, Topeka
    Jun 23, 2017
    Jun 23, 2017
    My family spent a lot of time on those boats with my husband and parents working on them.
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