A sea cucumber permit cannot be transferred to any person who has had a sea cucumber permit suspended or revoked while the suspension or revocation is in effect. Gear type is not transferable. A Sea Cucumber Dive Permit can only be transferred to take sea cucumbers by diving. A Sea Cucumber Trawl Permit may be transferred to take sea cucumbers using trawl nets or diving gear.
Death of Permittee
Pursuant to FGC, Section 8405.2(e)(1), upon the death of the sea cucumber permittee, the deceased's sea cucumber dive or trawl permit may be transferred by his or her heirs, assignees, or estate to a qualified person. The estate of the decedent may transfer the permit no later than two years from the date of death of the permittee, as listed on the death certificate. For purposes of the transfer the heirs, assignee, or estate shall renew the permit to keep the permit valid until transferred.
The permittee must have previously held a valid sea cucumber permit for any four permit years and landed at least 100 pounds of sea cucumbers in each of those permit years as documented by fish landing receipts with the name of the permittee shown on the receipts. This may be done by providing copies of fish landing receipts or a letter of verification from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife's (CDFW), Marine Fisheries Statistics Unit, 4665 Lampson Avenue, Suite C, Los Alamitos, California 90720. For additional information call (562) 342-7126.
The transferee must hold a valid California commercial fishing license issued pursuant to FGC, Section 7852, that has not been suspended or revoked.