David Graham, Geisha Sushi & Japanese Tea House

Executive Chef

David opened Geisha Japanese Restaurant and Tea House in Capitola in 2011 – it was the first sustainable sushi restaurant in the county, and is still one of the few in the nation. He partnered with the non-profit FishWise which helped him craft a statement about sustainable seafood for his restaurant. The restaurant in and of itself is a manifestation of his passion for Japanese folk medicine, culture, and cuisine.

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Hans Haveman, H&H Fresh Fish Co.

Wholesale Buyer, Fisherman, Retail Market, and Community Supported Fishery (CSF)

Seventeen years ago, before seafood was called “sustainable”, fisherman Hans Haveman was selling his catch at Monterey Peninsula farmers' markets and telling people why they should buy local fish. “I saw that there was real passion in organic food,” he said. “And I liked being a part of that.” 

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Sherry Flumerfelt
Latisha Marshall, Santa Cruz Harbor

Harbormaster

The Santa Cruz harbormaster’s job is as multi-faceted as the harbor itself – from the fuel dock to the swimming beach and boatyard- it has a lot of moving parts and requires thinking on your feet. Latisha Marshall took on the position of harbormaster in January of 2015. 

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Sherry Flumerfelt
Brendan Pini, Fished & Foraged

Fisherman & Fishmonger

Brendan Pini is co-founder of Fished and Foraged, a Santa Cruz based company that provides fish from the Monterey Bay and mushrooms from the Santa Cruz mountains to local restaurants and markets.

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Sherry Flumerfelt
Lorenzo Sanchez, Fisherman

Deckhand

Lorenzo grew up in Watsonville, but much of his education took place in Moss Landing and on the Monterey Bay. Starting at about the age of five, his father took him to the jetty and beach to fish, and then out on a motorboat to where they spent weekends baiting hooks and casting.

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Sherry Flumerfelt
Skylar Campbell, F/V Sable

Fisherman

Skylar Campbell is a commercial fisherman by day and drummer by night. “I’m sure I’m living somebody’s dream,” he said. “I admit, sometimes I fantasize about a steady income, but really, I know I’m blessed to live like this.”

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Sherry Flumerfelt
Ian Cole and Charlie Lambert, Ocean2Table

Community Supported Fishery (CSF), Fishermen

Having met each other in school, Ian Cole and Charlie Lambert began exploring their passion to make fresh, local seafood accessible to their communities. The goal of Ocean2Table is to deliver fresh fish (within one day of being caught), while also educating the consumer about where their fish is coming from.

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Sherry Flumerfelt
Jane DeLay, Fisherman

Jane DeLay has always been motivated by her love for the ocean. In 2001, she coordinated the "Fisherman's Forum on Marine Protected Areas",  a three-day conference to explore options for establishing MPA's on the central coast.

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Sherry Flumerfelt
Matthew Beaudin, Monterey Bay Aquarium

Executive Chef

Matthew Beaudin spent years honing his palate by working around the world. From Hong Kong to Rwanda, the West Indies and Cincinnati, he plied his trade and learned local spices and traditions. He’s found a home at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and doesn’t plan on leaving any time soon.

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Sherry Flumerfelt
Steve Scheiblauer, Marine Alliances Consulting

Retired Monterey Harbormaster & Consultant to Coastal Communities

Steve was the harbormaster in Monterey for 22 years before retiring in in February 2017. Prior to this, he was the harbormaster in Santa Cruz, where he first got to know commercial fishermen and learn about what they needed in a working harbor.

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Sherry Flumerfelt
Calder Deyerle, Sea Harvest

Fisherman & Fishmonger

Calder Deyerle fishes for Dungeness crab, King salmon, California halibut, black cod and rockfish on the Monterey Bay. He grew up crewing for his father Richard and uncle Daniel Deyerle, owners of Sea Harvest restaurants and a wholesale seafood business by the same name.

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Sherry Flumerfelt
Alan Lovewell, Real Good Fish

Community Supported Fishery (CSF), Fisherman

Alan founded Real Good Fish (formerly Local Catch Monterey Bay in 2012) as a solution to reconnect our communities to the ocean and local fisheries. Alan was honored at the White House in 2016 as a “Champion of Change” for innovations in Sustainable Seafood.

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