Fishing is one of the oldest professions. Therefore, fishing communities are deeply intertwined in society. Here we create a starting point to familiarize yourself with the topics of fish, fisheries, and fishermen* from the scales of global to local (Monterey Bay). We have included links to additional resources if you would like to further explore the topic.
*The term used to describe people that catch fish changes depending on the region of the
country, type of fishery, species caught, etc. In some disciplines the term fisher is used.
However, we use the terms commonly used in California, by referring to a person who
catches fish commercially as fisherman (regardless of sex) and a person who catches fish
recreationally as an angler.
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