Save Open Party Sportfishing in Oceanside!

Caroline Helgren
Anonymous 548 Comments
1,009 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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April 17
Petition has reached 500 signatures!
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Petition has reached 250 signatures!
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  • Ben Howard
    Ben Howard United States, Oceanside
    Oct 21, 2017
    Oct 21, 2017
    Fished Helgrens since the 80’s seems like a Oceanside landmark
  • Justin wilbanks
    Justin wilbanks United States, Lake Elsinore
    Oct 20, 2017
    Oct 20, 2017
    Save
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Oct 20, 2017
    Oct 20, 2017
    I began my fishing experience with Helgren's Oceanside Sportfishing 10 years ago and I have continued to book many of my trips through this well run family business. I can not fathom the thought of another family business "Run Out of Town"!
  • Jeff merrick
    Jeff merrick United States, Huntington Beach
    Oct 19, 2017
    Oct 19, 2017
    This is a great company.
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