About Clofisco, Inc
Ken Bates, CFRA Executive Director
Ken is a founding members of the California Fishermen’s Resiliency Association.
He has been a member of Humboldt Fishermen’s Marketing Association since 1974,
a board member since 1982, and vice-president for 10 years. His main focus as an
HFMA board member for 35 years was on waterfront land use, protective zoning,
and the prevention of shoreside fishing infrastructure loss. Ken has a long history
of working with municipal and state agencies especially the California Coastal
Commission. He has long been an advocate for small scale fishing operations and
entry level fisheries opportunities for young fishermen.
Ken has worked closely with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, serving
on the Salmon Licensing Review Board, the Market Squid Fishery Management Plan
Review Committee and the Directors Herring Advisory Committee since it was first established by Charlie Fullerton.
Linda Hildebrand, CFRA Co-Director
Linda Hildebrand is a founding member of the California Fishermen’s
Resiliency Association. Currently she serves as a co-director.
She has been a member of Humboldt Fishermen’s Marketing
Association since 2010.
She began her commercial fishing career in 2010. She is co-owner of the
F/V Ironic with her husband Ken Bates. Together they fish salmon,
anchovies, sardines and herring. In the winter they build fishing gear
including Lampara nets, tuna poles, bait scoops and pads.