Local Catch Monterey Bay: A Community Supported Fishery

About the Project

Local Catch provides fresh, sustainably caught seafood to members each week, while also offering fishermen better value for the fish they catch. Currently, fisheries are becoming more and more unsustainable. By participating in Local Catch, members are supporting sustainable fishing practices and local economies.

Recent Updates

Dec. 19, 2013

We can't wait to see Local Catch in the Bay Area! Please support their vision and efforts, and enjoy local, sustainably caught seafood.

We can't wait to see Local Catch in the Bay Area! Please support their vision and efforts, and enjoy local, sustainably caught seafood.

Dec. 19, 2013

Finally, we helped map out these 'successful factors' in the Bay Area.

Finally, we helped map out these 'successful factors' in the Bay Area.

Dec. 19, 2013

We then helped with pick-up site selection. We looked at other CSF's in the Bay Area, and mapped out their current sites. Then took this a step further with the help of Zach, and analyzed what factors create a successful pick-up site for Local Catch members.

We then helped with pick-up site selection. We looked at other CSF's in the Bay Area, and mapped out their current sites. Then took this a step further with the help of Zach, and analyzed what factors create a successful pick-up site for Local Catch members.

Dec. 18, 2013

As graduate students, our main goal was to help Local Catch with their plan to expand to the Bay Area. Our first task was analyzing survey data to better understand the current members' needs. This information was helpful in estimating customer needs in the Bay Area.

As graduate students, our main goal was to help Local Catch with their plan to expand to the Bay Area. Our first task was analyzing survey data to better understand the current members' needs. This information was helpful in estimating customer needs in the Bay Area.

Dec. 18, 2013

To see the video the team of graduate students made for the project, visit:

To see the video the team of graduate students made for the project, visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZE1kX2FpPMg

Dec. 15, 2013

Visit: http://www.localcatchmontereybay.com/ to learn more or join!

Visit: http://www.localcatchmontereybay.com/ to learn more or join!

Dec. 15, 2013

Visit: http://www.localcatchmontereybay.com/ to learn more or join!

Visit: http://www.localcatchmontereybay.com/ to learn more or join!

Dec. 14, 2013

Alan Lovewell and Zach Koehn

Alan Lovewell and Zach Koehn

Dec. 14, 2013

We were also introduced to Zach Koehn (left), Chief Sustainability and Operations Officer for Local Catch, during a Skype call with Alan in November. Zach joined the rest of our Skype calls for the remainder of the semester.

We were also introduced to Zach Koehn (left), Chief Sustainability and Operations Officer for Local Catch, during a Skype call with Alan in November. Zach joined the rest of our Skype calls for the remainder of the semester.

Dec. 14, 2013

Here is Alan Lovewell (right), Cofounder and Chief Executive Officer of Local Catch. We Skyped with Alan weekly over the course of the semester to discuss project goals and project findings.

Here is Alan Lovewell (right), Cofounder and Chief Executive Officer of Local Catch. We Skyped with Alan weekly over the course of the semester to discuss project goals and project findings.

Dec. 5, 2013

Local Catch coolers ready for delivery - 10/21/13

Local Catch coolers ready for delivery - 10/21/13

Dec. 5, 2013

Fillets prepared at the local processing facility - 10/21/13

Fillets prepared at the local processing facility - 10/21/13

Dec. 5, 2013

The day's catch - 10/21/13

The day's catch - 10/21/13

Dec. 5, 2013

Visiting Santa Cruz Harbor - 10/21/13

Visiting Santa Cruz Harbor - 10/21/13