San Diego Coastkeeper’s free event presents a panel of experts on sustainable seafood
Bill Riedy, who serves on the Leadership Development Committee of the Slow Food Urban San Diego chapter, will moderate a panel of speakers including:
- Pete Halmay, a fisherman, who will focus on what it means to be a fisherman in San Diego, what fisherman are doing to be sustainable and the history of the fishing industry in San Diego.
- A fishmonger TBD will share the logistics of purchasing fish from different types of fisherman to sell at Poppas and his experience selling to the public.
- Chef Tommy Fraioli, a local chef at Sea Rocket Bistro, will talk about sourcing only the most sustainable, in-season and local seafood and turning those ingredients into creative entrees. He will speak about making the right decisions when purchasing seafood, and how it affects business, how to use the available fish to ‘break out of the mold” and what does sustainability mean to a chef.
- Dr. Russ Vetter will talk about the underwater ecosystems, fish population and historical data showing the effects of overfishing. Vetter oversees the diverse research of the Fisheries Resources Division, Southwest Fisheries Science Center, NOAA Fisheries Service. This Division takes an ecosystem approach to the study of high seas and coastal pelagic fisheries of the California Current based on the visionary California Cooperative Fisheries Investigations (CalCOFI).
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San Diego Coastkeeper
Founded in 1995, San Diego Coastkeeper aims to protect and restore fishable, swimmable and drinkable waters in San Diego County. Our team seeks always (and all ways) to be impactful, thoughtful, courageous, transparent, innovative, collaborative, consistent, passionate and exemplary. For more information, visit us online at https://www.sdcoastkeeper.org.