Consuming local seafood supports San Diego fishing families and coastal communities, and it ensures that fishing remains a viable industry for future generations of San Diego fishermen. Buying directly from fishermen keeps your money circulating in the local economy. Alternatively, when you purchase imported seafood, you support distant economies and fishing operations that may rely on unethical practices.
In recent years, human rights groups have exposed human trafficking in Southeast Asia’s seafood industry. By shopping at the Tuna Harbor Dockside Market or patronizing local markets and restaurants sourcing San Diego Caught seafood, you can be certain that your dollars are serving the local community rather than perpetuating major human rights violations abroad.
Commercial fisheries support hundreds of jobs, both directly and indirectly
Purchasing local seafood can be more cost-effective for the consumer; for example, smaller nutrition-packed fish like anchovies and sardines are far less expensive than wild-caught Alaskan salmon.
San Diego Food System Alliance
Developing and maintaining an equitable, healthy and sustainable food system
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