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RESULTS of Public Meeting regarding retail fish sales off boats at Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco

June 15th, 2017|

Pioneer Seafoods has been diligently working to bring back direct sales of fish off it's boat at Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco. Participants at this meeting included fishing boat operators, fish processors, fishing harbors, State of California regulators, and City & County of San Francisco regulators, Port of San Francisco staff, and other interested parties. [...]

CALIFORNIA CAPTAIN WARY OF NGO INVESTMENT

June 1st, 2017|

The following letter from California skipper-owner Rob Seitz was published in National Fisherman’s March 2017 issue. I am writing this letter to clear up some glaring half-truths, and no-truths, about the Nature Conservancy’s role in the California groundfish fishery from National Fisherman’s article “Scratch shares” in the July 2016 issue. You see, it was my boat [...]

MONTEREY BAY FISHERMAN EXPERIMENTS WITH NETS

May 31st, 2017|

At first, Pennisi was just trying to make nets lighter. It began when the California government passed regulations requiring fishermen to use small foot rope nets when trawling in shallow water. Foot ropes make up bottom edge of a trawl net. Because small foot rope nets take up less space, they are supposed to disturb less [...]

GOPRO CAPTURES SUSTAINABLE FISHING 600 FEET UNDER THE SEA

May 31st, 2017|

When the Monterey Bay Aquarium was first getting underway, local fisherman Giuseppe “Joey” Pennisi helped catch some of the octopus and ling cod to put in the tanks. But then, he says, his relationship with the aquarium soured with the launch of the Seafood Watch program. Many of the species he caught were on the “red” [...]

LOCALS EMBRACE ‘BIG BLUE LIVE’ OPPORTUNITIES

May 31st, 2017|

MONTEREY >> “Big Blue Live,” the live multimedia television event, is doing more than exposing millions of viewers to the mostly clandestine world of the sea life that inhabits the Monterey Bay. The ground-breaking PBS/BBC project, which premiered Sunday in the UK, has galvanized local individuals, businesses, scientists, schools and organizations who are collaborating with the [...]

CHEFS: PLEASE STOP CALLING IT “TRASH FISH”

May 31st, 2017|

I’m all for the spirit of the Trash Fish movement; getting lesser known species that were once discarded into the hands of skillful chefs who make them shine. I just don’t like the name. Chefs Collaborative has been holding “Trash Fish” dinners around the county since 2013 and they’ve started a seafood trend. I was recently [...]

A FISHERY ON THE REBOUND: ON THE WEST COAST, FISHERMEN SHOW THEY CAN BE GOOD STEWARDS OF THE SEA. EDF SOLUTIONS, VO.45, NO.4 / FALL 2014

May 31st, 2017|

How to fix America's troubled fisheries is a question of passionate debate around the country. when West Coast fishermen were given greater control over their business, a remarkable thing happened: The fishery started to recover . Solutions senior writer Rod Griffin reports from California, where fishermen have joined EDF to help chart a more sustainable future. [...]

Monterey Fisherman Develops New, Eco-Friendly Trawl Gear

May 31st, 2017|

Giuseppe Pennisi used to be skeptical of environmental organizations. But now the old-school Monterey Bay trawl fisherman is on his way to becoming a conservationist. Trawling is notorious for disrupting crucial habitat as the gear drags across the sea floor. Pennisi has partnered with the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) to design special trawl equipment that reduces [...]

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