Sustainable Fisheries Group
The Sustainable Fisheries Group (SFG) at UCSB provides leadership to develop some of the diverse elements required to drive fisheries reform and sustainable ocean use more generally. SFG’s work seeks to utilize market approaches to increase the ecological and economic performance of fisheries and the sustainability of coastal communities. We bring the necessary scientific expertise and intellectual capital to key partnerships with leading conservation organizations, local NGOs, and diverse stakeholder groups in order to find solutions to critical environmental problems affecting the oceans and to affect management reform and policy change. Our interdisciplinary research combines the skills of quantitative ecologists and economists to address a wide range of environmental problems – from theoretical to applied – including those related to market-based fisheries reform and marine protected areas.
Project Leads: Steve Gaines, Chris Costello, Sarah Lester