Position Title: Community Supported Fishery Intern
The Commercial Fishermen of Santa Barbara, Inc. (CFSB) (www.cfsb.info), the Santa Barbara Sustainable Seafood Program (SSP) (www.sbseafood.org), and the California Sea Grant Extension Program (CSGP) are working together to increase consumption of local seafood by developing a Community Support Fishery (CSF). CSFs are analogous to ‘farm share’ programs developed by the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) movement. The aforementioned group is currently engaged in a feasibility study to begin a CSF on the UCSB campus. Consumption of local seafood brings better prices to fishermen, leads to more accountability of resource use, supports local businesses, builds connections with the community and increase’s everyone’s sense of environmental stewardship through community engagement and pride and value of local resources. We are looking for someone interested in the local fishing community and protection of marine resources with a desire to assist in a CSF business plan development.
The successful candidate will assist a Bren graduate student with data collection through industry interviews and analysis of the California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) data including: fish landings, ex‐vessel price, volumes, prices and seasonality. This information will be used to create a business plan for the CSF. The candidate will also assist with survey design and marketing for focus group meetings planned for early summer.
* Currently enrolled in an undergraduate program
* Strong communication skills
* Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel
* Desire to work on marine protection issues
* Experience with survey design
* Strong research skills
Application deadline: Friday April 7th
Please send a resume and letter of interest to Kim Selkoe, Heather Lahr, and Stephanie Mutz at the following email addesses:
Compensation: This is a paid internship provided by the UCSB Coastal Fund. The successful candidate will earn a $450 stipend (50 hrs of work) during the Spring Quarter with the potential for further involvement during the Summer Quarter.