Save Open Party Sportfishing in Oceanside!

924 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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Highlights

April 17
Petition has reached 500 signatures!
October 16
Petition has reached 250 signatures!
September 21
We are now live!
  • Bruce Jeffrey
    Bruce Jeffrey United States, Vista
    Aug 20, 2017
    Aug 20, 2017
    I have been fishing here off and on over 35 years and now am able to take my grandson to the same memories. Don't take this away form us
  • CHARLES CINTRON
    CHARLES CINTRON United States, Orange
    Aug 16, 2017
    Aug 16, 2017
    Please let this iconic landing continue
  • Ramon Gonzalez
    Ramon Gonzalez United States
    Aug 15, 2017
    Aug 15, 2017
    I've been fishing with them since I was about 12. I went on my first deep sea fishing trip with Helgren's. I am now taking my wife out to her first deep sea fishing trip with them because of the experience I had as a kid. I want to continue to make memories with my family and friends.
  • Gilbert Aguilar
    Gilbert Aguilar United States, Riverside
    Aug 14, 2017
    Aug 14, 2017
    I have fished with Helgren's from the age of 16 and now I'm a grandfather, the memories that I have from them, I only hope that my family can continue to create memories for themselves.
    Thanks Helgren's for this and to the City council keep your hands off and work with them!
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