Bob Fletcher
Expert offshore fisherman who led fight against overharvest and waste by commercial netters and longliners – 2004

Fletcher has led the fight against overharvesting and waste by commercial netters and long-liners. Under Fletcher’s watch as chief deputy director for the Department of Fish and Game in the 1980s, gillnets were banned from the inshore coastal waters of the Bay Area. Later, he pressed the issue of damage by trawlers and long-liners in Southern California waters.