Peggy Turk Boyer, Executive Director, Center for the Study of Deserts & Oceans (CEDO)
CEDO has been working with the small-scale fishermen of the Northern Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez – near Rocky Point), helping them create viable, productive, sustainable fishing methods and management techniques for over 30 years. Working with shrimpers, divers and gillnet fishermen in about 10 communities around the Northern Gulf is both challenging and rewarding as they gather the data and do the science research necessary to share with the fishermen so that they can make informed decisions about how to manage their marine natural resources. CEDO also works with the communities, helping locals figure out ecotourism options, including the creation of jewelry and tourist novelties from the stuff that they beach-comb (anything from trash to marine skeletons!) Interested? I know I certainly am! The show is sponsored by The Fairfax Companies.