Workshop Announcement: Developing a Subsistence Fishing Questionnaire for San Francisco Bay 

The San Francisco Estuary Institute (SFEI) and San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board (Water Board) invite you to join representatives of local fishing communities, agency representatives, and scientists in a workshop on developing a questionnaire to better understand consumption of fish by San Francisco Bay subsistence fishers Area. Subsistence fishers are people who fish to feed themselves and their loved ones on a regular basis, rather than sport fishers who fish as a recreational activity. 


We really appreciate your feedback from our first workshop and have used it to revise the draft questionnaire to better reach your communities and subsistence fishers. With your comments and input from our technical advisors, SFEI and the Water Board would like to present a final draft of our consumption questionnaire (see attached). I have also attached the agenda for our next workshop where we will discuss this revised questionnaire with the goal of reaching agreement on its final form. Looking forward to speaking with you all at our virtual meeting next Thursday February 15 from 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM.  Here is the Zoom link for the meeting.

The goal of our first Workshop was to begin the process of developing a questionnaire that communities can use to gather information on consumption by subsistence fishers.  Our first workshop was held at SFEI on November 3, 2023 from 12PM - 5PM PST. An agenda has been posted here. Presentation slides are posted here. A meeting summary is available here.


If you have any questions, please contact Martin Trinh at [email protected]


Programs and Focus Areas: 
Bay Regional Monitoring Program
Contaminants of Emerging Concern
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