MIIS Alumni Make Waves with Launch of Local Catch Monterey Bay
In January Alan Lovewell (MAIEP ’10) and Oren Frey (MAIEP ’11) successfully launched Local Catch Monterey Bay—their new venture combining their love for the ocean and penchant for practical solutions to real world problems. Local Catch Monterey Bay connects the community with local fishermen in a similar way as Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) does with farmers. Consumers sign up for a weekly delivery and then pick up their box of fresh-off-the-boat seafood at one of the eight delivery sites in Santa Cruz, Marina, Monterey, Pacific Grove, Carmel, and Carmel Valley.
The endeavor has already generated a lot of positive buzz, including a feature in Edible Monterey and Monterey County Weekly. Alan and Oren have created a business model with benefits to the local economy, consumer health and the environment. “By investing in our local fishing industry, we can create a collaborative system of consumers and fishermen, industry and conservationists working together to share the ocean resources our area has to offer,” they say on their website localcatchmontereybay.com, where you can find more information and sign up.