Roger, who starts on March 19th, will be responsible for rebuilding local and regional markets for local seafood as part of our new Fish Hub program, which seeks to aggregate demand, coordinate logistics, and promote sustainable, Monterey Bay landed seafood.
Now restaurants and markets can proudly feature three more delicious groundfish on their menus. This month the National Marine Fisheries Service announced that Pacific ocean perch is recovered, 34 years ahead of projected schedule!
Pacific Elementary School in Davenport is serving bocaccio rockfish tacos, and the students love them! Bocaccio rockfish is a healthy, local seafood choice, and is one of three West Coast groundfish species that have recovered in recent months.
Humpbacks lunge feeding, orcas waiting to pounce on passing gray whales, and even pods of the mighty blue whale have been spotted in Monterey Bay. This is great news! However, more whales means more chances for mishaps when it comes to lost crab pots.
For the second year in a row, the Monterey Bay Fisheries Trust is proud to be part of the Marine Resource Education Program West (MREP West), a workshop series designed for fishermen to learn about fisheries science and management.
We were excited to be featured in the Civil Eats article, "Can Fish Hubs Rebuild Demand for Local Fish?" The article highlights our collaboration with local fishermen, non-profits and others in developing local markets for our seafood.
The Monterey Bay Fisheries Trust today announced the successful acquisition of more than $1 million in commercial groundfish fishing quota from The Nature Conservancy, permanently securing these historic fishing rights for the long-term benefit of the Monterey Bay community.