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Dave Rudie with sea urchin harvest

Availability of California Sea Urchin

Uni refers to the edible gonads of the California sea urchin. Yep, you read that correctly, in case you didn’t know. And it’s considered a delicacy throughout the world, which explains the year around demand, but why California sea urchin (uni) specifically? Why Is California Sea Urchin So Special? Southern California kelp forest. Image by …

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Baja black mussels

Mussels FAQ

Quick to prepare and easy to cook, mussels are a one-pot wonder. If fears about working with these delicious bivalve molluscs are preventing you from flexing your culinary muscles, check out these FAQs and get cooking! FAQ Should I only eat mussels when there is an ‘R’ in the month? It’s long been thought that …

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Pacific Bigeye tuna and component parts. Illustration by Adi Khen, courtesy of Fishful Future.

Fishful Future: A New Collaborative Community Project to Move San Diego Toward a Zero Waste Seafood Supply Chain

SAN DIEGO, CA, February 1, 2021—The “Fishful Future” project is a newly launched collaborative effort joining seafood processors, fishery scientists, local fishermen, and renowned chefs. Supported by an award from the competitive National Marine Fisheries Service’s Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant Program, the project explores opportunities for San Diego’s fishing, seafood processing, and culinary industries to move toward …

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Common thresher shark plated

Mercury in Seafood: What you Need to Know

By Cynthia Hsia People are concerned about mercury when consuming fish. However, selenium (Se) is key to understanding mercury exposure risks. If seafood contains at least the same amount of selenium as mercury (Hg), it prevents the mercury from damaging the body. Selenium is an essential mineral for the brain, heart, nervous system, and immune system.2 It …

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Catalina Offshore Products’ Fishmonger Tommy Gomes Sets a Course for a New Chapter

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Sept. 30, 2019—After 15 years, fishmonger Tommy Gomes, who has been the public face and a key driver behind many successful products, promotions and initiatives at Catalina Offshore Products, is departing his day-to-day role with the company for new ventures. Although the sea change may come as a surprise to many people, …

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Good News for California Fisheries Seeking to Test Extended Hook and Line Fishing Gear in U.S. West Coast Exclusive Economic Zone

NOAA Fisheries approves Exempted Fishing Permit for California fisheries SAN DIEGO, Calif., May, 9, 2019— The National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has issued an Exempted Fishing Permit (EFP or “permit”) to allow two U.S. fishermen to test extended hook and line (both deep set and shallow set) fishing gear in Federal waters within the …

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