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A Santa Barbara festival is giving people the chance to meet the folks who fish off our shores

Santa Barbara Harbor Festival takes place Saturday October 15
City of Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Harbor Festival takes place Saturday October 15

How often do you think about where the fish and seafood we eat comes from?

The Santa Barbara Harbor and Seafood Festival gives people the chance to try locally caught fish and seafood, as well as meet the fishermen and women who harvested it.

"It's really a great opportunity to introduce people to our seafood industry here, and meet our fisher-people, face to face and learn about the environment aspect," said Chris Bell from the City of Santa Barbara Waterfront Department.

Bell told KCLU the Harbor is an important part of the fabric of the City.

"A lot of people may be surprised that it is such a working harbor. We have a robust fishing fleet here," said Bell.

The Harbor Festival takes place on Saturday October 15 from 10am to 5pm, with free admission.

Caroline joined KCLU in October 2020. She won LA Press Club's Audio Journalist of the Year Award in 2022.

Since joining the station she's won 7 Golden Mike Awards, 4 Los Angeles Press Club Awards and 2 National Arts & Entertainment Awards.

She started her broadcasting career in the UK, in both radio and television for BBC News, 95.8 Capital FM and Sky News and was awarded the Prince Philip Medal for her services to radio and journalism in 2007.

She has lived in California for ten years and is both an American and British citizen - and a very proud mom to her daughter, Elsie.