Jake Mitchell is a founding Board member and current president of the California Fishermens Resiliency Association and co-founder of the Shelter Cove Fishing Preservation Inc. a 501(C)(3)
Jake Mitchell is a 3rd generation commercial fishermen. He is the founder, owner, and manager of Seahawk Sportfishing, an independent recreational/charter business in Shelter Cove, California.
Board Vice President
RB Pincombe is a founding board member and serves as Vice President of the California Fisherman’s Resiliency Association (CFRA) and President of the Crescent City Commercial Fishermen’s Association.
He holds a 100-Ton Master Captain’s License as a dual-boat owner and commercial fisherman and has over twenty years of experience in the commercial fishing industry, primarily in the fisheries of Dungeness Crab and Bottom Trawl Pink Shrimp. He also has experience with commercial salmon and tuna
John Barnett is a founding board member of the California Fishermen’s Resiliency Association, currently serves as President of the San Francisco Crab Boat Owners Association and served two terms on the Dungeness Crab Task Force
John Barnett is a third generation commercial fishermen and boat captain with over 40 years of experience in salmon, bass, halibut, tuna, crab fishing and more
Richard (Dick) Ogg
Richard (Dick) Ogg is a founding member of the California Fisherman’s Resiliency Association (CFRA) and is the President of the Bodega Bay Fishermans Marketing Association. Ogg also serves on numerous committees that support west coast fisheries such as the Dungeness Crab Task Force, the Dungeness Crab Gear Working Group, and more. Dick is a commercial fisherman and has been in Sonoma County for over 62 years. His objective is to support the environment while maintaining a viable, sustainable fishery that serves as a public resource.
“I began my fishing career with my grandfather in Oklahoma, who was a member of the Ponca tribe. He helped me gain a better understanding of nature's process and at age 6 helped set me on my path to become a fisherman.”
Laura serves as an alternate board member of the California Fishermen’s Resiliency Association and has served as a board member of the Salmon Trollers Marketing Association in Noyo Harbor since 2015.
Laura started commercial fishing in 2002 as a sea urchin tender for Rich Holmes on the F/V Oviraptor and the two invested in a salmon troller, the F/V Animal Fair, in 2003.
They started self-marketing their salmon in 2005 and developed a strong local following. While they’re happiest fishing for chinook salmon, Laura and Rich have participated in a number of fisheries over the years, including red sea urchin, nearshore rockfish, sablefish, and hagfish.
Laura has also participated in the Coastal Salmonid Monitoring Project in Mendocino County watersheds as a field technician, helping to data on local wild salmon populations.