Sustainable Seafood Blog Posts


How Do Sustainable Development Policies Impact Rural Coastal Communities?

January 04, 2021

Written by: Jessica Ramos

Marine conservation and poverty alleviation in rural coastal economies might be better achieved through stimulus programs that target alternative sectors other than fishing, according to a recent study led by Amanda Lindsay (Economics Accounting & Management, Luther College) with co-authors including Jim Sanchirico and J. Edward Taylor from the University of California, Davis.






Sustainable Oceans NRT Program Participants Meet with Coastal Communities

December 11, 2019

In June, students in the Sustainable Oceans NRT Program journeyed across California’s North Coast, meeting with residents, scientists, and managers to learn about the issues facing coastal communities. Here, Ellie Oldach recounts an experience visiting a marine science center and speaking to Pat, a local fisherman in Fort Bragg, CA. This article is printed with Pat’s permission.

The first thing we notice on entering the Noyo Center, Fort Bragg’s marine science and community hub, is a geodesic dome installed in the back of the room.






Spotlight On: James Sanchirico

May 17, 2018

James N. Sanchirico is currently a Professor in the Department of Environmental Science and Policy. His main research interests include the economic analysis of policy design, implementation, and evaluation for marine and terrestrial species conservation, and the development of economic-ecological models for forecasting the effects of resource management policies.