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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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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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Catalina Offshore Products Launches Catalina’s Choice Canned Tuna Brand

By Rebecca Gardon Catalina’s Choice takes U.S. Eastern Pacific bigeye and yellowfin from catch to can and celebrates San Diego’s historic tuna industry SAN DIEGO, Calif., March 15, 2017—Catalina Offshore Products, one of the largest buyers of local seafood in San Diego, announced today the launch of its own brand of sustainable, locally harvested, premium …

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Catalina Offshore Products Celebrates 40 Years in Seafood Business

By Rebecca Gardon SAN DIEGO, Calif., Dec. 29, 2016 — Catalina Offshore Products will ring in 2017 by toasting to 40 years in the seafood business. The wholesale distributor and retailer will mark the impressive milestone with festivities throughout the year and by giving back to the San Diego community through a partnership with Kitchens …

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