Historic Fishing Town of Monterey, California, Gets New Funding to Focus on Sustainable Sourcing.

The Monterey City Council has approved a grant of $225,000 to help fishermen in Monterey — home of the infamous Cannery Row — increase local and sustainable fishing practices, the Environmental Defense Fund has announced in a press release commending the decision.

Furthermore, the EDF’s own California Fisheries Fund (CFF) — a program that finances sustainable commercial fishing in California, Oregon, and Washington — has issued a low-interest loan of $220,000 to the Monterey Bay Fisheries Trust (MBFT) to provide further assistance to fishermen dedicated to sustainable fishing.

Dani Dunn