California Risk Pool


In September 2011, the Fort Bragg Groundfish Association and the Central Coast Sustainable Groundfish Association formalized of a new community-focused fishing agreement — called a risk pool — that pioneered a cooperative approach between local fishery stakeholders to keep fishing communities in business, keep local seafood on our tables and help protect our marine resources.

The Nature Conservancy partnered with both associations to develop the necessary data management tools and negotiate agreements between involved fishing interests to launch this innovative approach.

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