Evaluating the Role of Fishermen’s Knowledge in MPA Monitoring

Community Engagement, Project Management

Strategic Earth Consulting is providing project management and coordination support to assist California Ocean Science Trust evaluate the role of fishermen’s knowledge in three marine protected area (MPA) monitoring projects. Working in partnership with California Department of Fish and Wildlife, this project is intended to help support continued meaningful collaborations with South Coast fishermen, build the legitimacy of fishermen’s knowledge, and inform a broader conversation with state managers about the value of fishermen’s knowledge to inform management.


Client: California Ocean Science Trust
Key Results: White paper
Materials and Outputs: Meeting agendas and summaries, process design, identify and convene fishermen interviewees, review of discussion support tool and white paper.
Website: http://www.oceansciencetrust.org/

  • Services

  • Strategic planning
  • Relationship building
  • Informational interviews
  • Report writing and review
  • Materials development and distribution