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Teach the Kids to Fish

Teach the Kids to Fish

Seafood Month 2017


By: John Cappetta, Hakai magazine

Peter Halmay is 76, but retirement is the furthest thing from his mind. He works six days a week diving for sea urchins, organizing his catch, or doing boat work. He spends his day off speaking in front of fisheries managers or working on his latest endeavor—recruiting and educating a new generation of fishers through apprenticeships.

Halmay and Theresa Talley, a scientist from California Sea Grant at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, are in the early stages of developing the apprenticeship curriculum for future fishers in San Diego, California. They hope to have the first class paired with local captains and enrolled as part-time students at local colleges sometime in 2018.

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