Whale/Fishing Gear Interactions

Community Engagement, Integrated Communications, Project Management

Strategic Earth works with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, National Marine Fisheries Service, and the Ocean Protection Council to design and facilitate a series of community conversations with the California Dungeness crab industry regarding whale entanglements in California. This project involves supporting a Working Group comprised of commercial and recreational fishermen, representatives from environmental organizations, and representatives from federal and state agencies charged with developing short- and long-term strategies to reduce the risk of whale entanglements in Dungeness crab fishing gear.

 

PROJECT DETAILS

Client: Ocean Protection Council
Key Results: Supported diverse group of fishermen, environmental organizations, and agencies to develop short- and long-term recommendations to reduce the risk of whale entanglements in Dungeness crab fishing gear.
Materials and Outputs: Process design, meeting and facilitator’s agendas, key themes summaries
Website: http://www.opc.ca.gov/2015/08/public-meeting-to-discuss-whale-entanglements-off-california/

  • Services

  • Strategic planning, process design & implementation
  • Relationship building
  • Group facilitation
  • Materials development & distribution
  • Iterative program design, implementation & reporting