Education is the primary purpose of CCWF, and our Education Committee has joint responsibilities: educating ourselves and our fishing community, and educating the general public about California’s sport and commercial fisheries.
CCWF members have always been part of the Morro Bay Harbor Festival going back to it’s beginnings. The delicious Teriyaki marinaded local caught Albacore cooked over an oak BBQ pit and served with tarter sauce and lemon is argueably the best part of the festival. Many of our members have helped with preparation, set up, and taken shifts in the booth serving the public. We have also been involved with educating the public with the “Dockside Boat” full of ice and local species with labels and providing a fisherman or woman there to answer questions. Over the years we have also made displays of pictures and explanations of the local fisheries and fisher people. We have provided fun activities for the children including Fish Prints, organized by Diane Moody, that allows kids to touch and feel fish as well as make a fun memory. We have set up booths that had kids practice their knot tying skills and displayed local commercial fishing gear. CCWF has also sold fish chowder, shrimp cocktails, prawn and albacore kabobs and albacore stuffed avocados over the years.
We look forward every year to sharing with the public our wonderful local fishing family. We want them to get to know who we are, what and how we fish, and how great local fresh fish tastes!
Allocation of water in California is a highly controversial subject. Much of the material generally available on this topic is complicated, designed to be understood by scientists rather than by young children or the average consumer.
To introduce water diversion and allocation issues to the non-scientist, Central Coast Women for Fisheries, Inc.’s Education Committee Chair Barbara Hawkins has prepared a PowerPoint presentation using wild California salmon to demonstrate how water usage directly affects fish populations, as well as notes to assist presenters.
This presentation meets many of the third through fifth-grade science standards set by the California Department of Education.
We invite you to download this presentation, and the accompanying notes, and use it to help us promote water conservation.
If you would like a representative of Central Coast Women for Fisheries, Inc. to present this message to your group, or for more information, please contact CCWF.
Funding for this program provided by the:
Central California Joint Cable/Fisheries Liaison Committee.
Check out this cooking demonstration by Sheri Hafer on how to make the perfect seafood appetizer: Local caught Spot Prawn Ceviche