Crystal Sanders, Fish Revolution

IOFF Meet Up: Sustainable fish harvest from hook to table

Peter and Tyler sit down with Crystal Sanders, Fisheries Scientist and Founder of Fish Revolution. Crystal is a marine scientist dedicated to sustainable fisheries. She works directly with the commercial fishing community, the distributors, wholesalers, businesses, and chefs to incorporate sustainable seafood practices into the economy.  She has helped shift buyers and consumers away from harmful fishing and farming methods to more sustainable options.  It's complex and hard work but makes a real difference in fishery health.  Meet Crystal and find out how it's done.

Peter Ravella & Tyler Buckingham

Peter and Tyler joined forces in 2015 and from the first meeting began discussing a project that would become Coastal News Today and the American Shoreline Podcast Network. At the time, Peter and Tyler were coastal consultants for Pete’s firm, PAR Consulting, LLC. In that role, they worked with coastal communities in Texas, Florida, and North Carolina, engaged in grant writing, coastal project development, shoreline erosion and land use planning, permitting, and financial planning for communities undertaking big beach restoration projects. Between and among their consulting tasks, they kept talking and kept building the idea of CNT & ASPN. In almost every arena they worked, public engagement played a central role. They spent thousands of hours talking with coastal stakeholders, like business owners, hotel operators, condo managers, watermen, property owners, enviros, surfers, and fishermen. They dived deep into the value, meaning, and responsibility for the American shoreline, segment-by-segment. Common threads emerged, themes were revealed, differences uncovered. There was a big conversation going on along the American shoreline! But, no place to have it. That's where CNT and ASPN were born.