The Future of Commercial Fishing in Humboldt County
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.