Why on Earth not? When you buy fish that is caught responsibly off the California coast, you are supporting your local economy. At present, fishermen must compete with imported seafood that may not have been caught or farmed according to federal health or food safety regulations. When you buy California or US-caught, you are also reducing our food system's massive carbon footprint!
Support your neighborhood fishermen by visiting these ports, fish markets and seafood vendors, and when eating out, be sure to ask your server where the fish comes from! Even if they don't have the answer, it will inspire them to inquire up the food chain...
Local Catch Monterey Bay Local Catch is a CSA-style cooperative through which seafood lovers purchase shares of fresh, local sustainable catches. Become a member and pick up your share at eight different delivery hubs. Call (831) 345-5153 for details.
Many thanks to Lori French, the original founder of Faces, for her previous work and continued efforts. Funds for The Faces of California Fishing were provided by a grant from Central California Joint Cable/Fisheries Liaison Committee. Content copyright 2012. Alliance of Communities for Sustainable Fisheries. All rights reserved.