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The Future of Commercial Fishing in Humboldt County

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Jennifer Kalt
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Humboldt Baykeeper

More than 4,200 people are employed in fishing and related businesses in Humboldt County, but the industry has been in decline for years. Humboldt State University is leading a team of researchers to work with fishing communities of Eureka and Shelter Cove to assess needs and develop recommendations to improve the sustainability of their ports. 

This project will provide a chance for fishermen to have a direct impact on the future of their port and their industry. A key focus of the plan will be the commercial fishing industry but the process incorporates a wide range of waterfront interests including: commercial fishing, charter and recreational fishing, mariculture, fish buyers/processors, marina services, support industries, tourism, and local government.

More info at www.humboldtfishplan.org

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