Engaging with California Fixed Gear Fisheries to Discuss Marine Life Entanglements
Strategic Earth is working with the Ocean Protection Council, National Marine Fisheries Service, and The Nature Conservancy to gain a more thorough understanding of the opportunities, challenges, and possible entry points for involving California fixed-gear fisheries in a meaningful and productive discussion about large whale and sea turtle entanglements in California state waters. Our team will engage in a series of informal conversations with fishing leadership and managing agencies to share available information and strengthen a shared understanding of the complex issue of marine life entanglements in fixed fishing gear.
Client: The Nature Conservancy
Project Duration: Spring-Winter 2019
Key Results: Learn about the perspectives, perceptions, and opportunities to engage with fixed-gear fishermen in California on the issue of marine life entanglements.
Materials and Outputs: Meeting agendas and summaries, key communicators contact list, interview discussion support tool, draft community engagement strategy
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