Potent Sea is Powerful Ocean Nutrition About Image Gallery How To Help News &
Articles
Supporters FAQs Success Stories
Fish Reef Project

About Us

The Fish Reef Project team is comprised of lifelong watermen and women united in a single purpose of making the ocean better. We are fortunate to have a broad array of skill sets including Fisheries PhD. Robert Abbot, marine biologists, freedive spear fishermen, eco tour operators, anglers and folks dedicated to marine conservation efforts.

"75% of the world's reefs are damaged or in peril. Man made reef structure is a viable solution" -- The Nature Conservancy.

There are 500,000 reef balls already in 70 countries. Science and nature have proven that reef balls work well at restoring and creating new reefs and the life that lives on and in them.

Fish Reef

Chris Goldblatt, Founder / CEO: Bachelor of Science from Humboldt State-1998 in Fisheries and Business. 30 years on and under the water in California and globally. Early pioneer in the sustainable seafood movement, builder of basic artificial reefs in the LA area. Author of the six-part Luke Dodge Ocean Adventure novel series. As an avid freediver, Chris's passion to see a vibrant healthy ocean stems back to his early teen years.

 

 

 

 

 

Fish Reef

Dr. Robert Abbott, a Senior Principal Marine Biologist at ENVIRON International Corporation, is a fisheries expert who has been performing assessments of fisheries and aquatic resource information for government agencies and the private sector since 1974.  He specializes in fisheries ecology, marine bioacoustics, artificial reefs construction and monitoring and 2D-acoustic fish tracking.


 

 

 

Fish Reef

Nick  Kautzman holds a Masters degree in fisheries and aquatic invertebrate zoology from Gonzaga University. He works in the public and private sectors in a variety of positions that focus on special status species management. Nick is an accomplished and avid freediver.

 

 

 

 

Fish Reef

Rena Obernolte, senior Marine Biologist holds a Bachelor degree in Aquatic Biology from UCSB and a Masters in Environmental Studies from SJSU. She works in San Francisco Bay building artificial reefs for native oysters and fish habitat. She specializes in invertebrate ecology and acoustic fish monitoring. As a UCSB alumni she feels honored to be a part of this project and is looking forward to watching it grow.

 

 

 

 

Fish Reef

Nicky Goldblatt has been working as an accountant for almost 16 years (Fisher Seafood, Gold Leaf Sustainable). Before that she was a purchase manager for the Inter-Continental Hotel Group in Germany. She is excited to be involved with the Fish Reef Project and and can't wait to see the first one installed.

 

 

 

 

Fish Reef

Andy Taylor, owner, Blue Water Hunter Dive Shop, marine biologist, freedive spearo.

 

 

 

 

 

Fish Reef

Tony Huerta is an elementary school teacher from Santa Barbara where he grew up surfing and fishing. He loves the ocean and teaching children about it. He is excited to be helping out a cause that will make more places for kids to enjoy in the future.

 

 

 

 

Fish Reef

Lonnie Nelson has grown up surfing and diving since the age of 7. His passion for the ocean was inherited from his father and has since been gifted to his son and avid freediver. Lonnie proudly joined the efforts of the fish reef project with hopes of ensuring that future generations will be able to experience the ocean as he has.

 

 

 

 

Fish Reef

Tyler Vanderlip has been a salty dog since day one, whether it is freediving, surfing or any other ocean activity. His love for the ocean is what has influenced him to be a part of The Fish Reef Project.

 

 

 

 

Fish Reef

Eileen Francisco holds a bachelor of science from San Jose State in marketing. She first heard of the Pacific Garbage Patch in 2010 and has been an advocate for Ocean Health ever since. Her passion is to convince the world to create Marine Life Enhancement Reefs for as long as the Ocean needs them.

 

 

 

 

Fish Reef

Ben Pernia -- Our man in Maui

 

 

 

 

 

Tattoo artist Pat Fish supports the Fish Reef Project

 

 

 

 




"When you make a reef you make life" -- The Fish Reef Project guiding principle






Home | How To Help | Scientific Goals & Updates | News & Articles | About Us | Volunteer | Contact

Copyright © 2012 The Fish Reef Project