• Petitioned The Port Of Long Beach CA

This petition was delivered to:

The Port Of Long Beach CA

Spare Berth 55/Long Beach Sportfishing at 555 Pico Avenue Long Beach, CA

    1. Long Beach Sportfishing
    2. Petition by

      Long Beach Sportfishing

      Long Beach, CA

The Port of Long Beach has given the owners of Berth 55/Queens Wharf/ Long Beach Sportfishing 180 days from May 25th, 2012 to vacate the premises so that a fire station can be built. While we, the undersigned, understand the importance of public safety we also strongly believe there are several other better suited sites to build a new fire station and relocate the fire boat within the Port of Long Beach. Berth 55/Queens Wharf/Long Beach Sportfishing has been at its current location for OVER 40 YEARS! It is the only place close by where Port workers can go to eat. It is also the OLDEST and ONLY place in Long Beach where residents, workers and tourists can enjoy waterfront dining with delicious seafood at great prices in a casual, relaxed indoor/outdoor atmosphere. We are also extremely concerned about the 50+employees that will lose their long time jobs as a result of this closure and the displacement of over 10 sportfishing vessel, sport scuba diving and independent commercial fishing vessels . PLEASE...PLEASE RECONSIDER!!

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    1. COMMUNITY FORUM WITH THE PORT OF LB THIS THURSDAY 8/30/12!!

      Long Beach Sportfishing
      Petition Organizer

      "COME OUT AND JOIN OUR VOICES TO SAVE OUR CHERISHED COMMUNITY TREASURE AT THE PORT"
      There will be a Community Forum this coming Thursday August 30 with the Port of Long Beach!!! This is your chance to voice your thoughts and ask your questions about the Ports decision to replace Berth 55 and LBSF with the new Fire Station and Parker Dive. We will be sending out a few of our fishing and dive vessels at 4:30pm for a complimentary 1hour port cruise so everyone is more informed. At 6pm the Community Forum will begin in the Queens Wharf Restaurant.
      !!!EVERYONE IS WELCOME!!! PLEASE GIVE YOUR SUPPORT TO KEEP BERTH 55 AND LONG BEACH SPORTFISHING AT BERTH 55!

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    • Keith Corwin LONG BEACH, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      Im an avid fisherman and i believe a better place to put the fire station is at pier J

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    • Sarah Godoshian IRVINE, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      This location is so unique and is an asset to Long Beach. Removing Berth 55/Queens Wharf/Long Beach Sportfishing is only going to hurt Long Beach. There are many better locations for this new fire station.

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    • michael waters COSTA MESA, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      my friends have a dive boat at that location.

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    • Romaine Collier LONG BEACH, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      Good seafood, o ne of the few places left to go out on a boat fishin.

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    • errin perkins VENTURA, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      Long beach sport fishing was the first landing I ever fished out of and I'm sure I'm not the only person who can say that. It would be a real shame to remove such a wonderful area of the harbor that holds so many memories for so many people and has the potential to create so many more. The thought of removing a money maker to make way for a money eater just seems like a bad choice.

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