FishWise Provides Sustainable Seafood Education at Savvy Seafood Event

Created on Friday, 24 June 2016
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FishWise recently had the good fortune of being invited to participate in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Centers Savvy Seafood event on June’s First Friday – a day each month where Santa Cruz businesses feature art and informational activities designed to engage the community. The aim of the event was for attendees to learn how to make smart seafood choices while celebrating the sustainable fisheries located in the Monterey Bay.

FishWise project managers Meg Songer, Traci Linder, Erin Taylor, and Rachael Confair enjoyed spending the beautiful evening fielding questions regarding sustainable seafood, helping children to create their own FishWise activity pages, and inviting attendees to play FishWise’s educationally-themed cornhole game. Ocean2Table, a local community supported fishery (CSF), supplied a very tasty and sustainable seafood spread that included sablefish cakes and California halibut lettuce wraps.

Opened in 2012, the Sanctuary Exploration Center in Santa Cruz highlights the spectacular Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. The Center’s main goals include educating visitors about the sanctuary’s unique coastal and marine environment while fostering a personal connection with the sanctuary and encouraging marine stewardship. The event was a success with record First Friday attendance and a wonderful time was had by all. FishWise looks forward to any future collaborations with the Exploration Center.