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Marine Resource Protection Program Coordinator

Erin Ristig has been with CMSF since 2019. She serves as the Marine Resource Protection Program Coordinator, focusing primarily on the eFINS data collection and reference system. She coordinates with wardens and partner organizations to streamline design and increase utilization of the electronic app system, working to improve the user experience for collection of more accurate enforcement data in California. In her role she also creates reports and communication materials to convey the utility of enforcement technologies to partner agencies. She is passionate about design and adoption of data collection technology that can help enhance marine conservation and fisheries management.


In addition to her work with the CMSF team, Erin works with NGOs on a variety of marine projects. Her experiences include fisheries data collection program design, capacity-building and facilitation, and community-driven conservation in international settings. Erin holds a Master of Environmental Science and Management degree in Coastal Marine Resources Management from the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management at UC Santa Barbara and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Analysis and Spanish from Claremont McKenna College.


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