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Why the Bay Area Is Optimistic About the Wholesale Dungeness Crab Season and What Vendors Should Know

Last year during the November closure of our local Dungeness crab fishery due to domoic acid, hundreds of vendors and thousands of people (myself included) around the Bay Area dearly missed our annual indulgence in one of San Francisco’s favorite seafood dishes. I also felt for the fishermen whose livelihoods depend on this economically important…

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The Sustainability Status of Bay Area Wholesale Dungeness Crab Could Be Upgraded Thanks to Fishermen

Dungeness crab season is almost upon us here in the San Francisco Bay Area, and besides the news that the season will open on time, with no predicted domoic acid issues, there’s even more good news for the Dungeness this year. Currently listed as a yellow “Good Alternative” choice by Seafood Watch, the local seasonal specialty could be…

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Wholesale Salmon Sales Soar: Customer Preferences Shift Toward Healthier Seafood in the SF Bay Area

Health conscious consumers in the Bay Area are seeking out nutrient-rich foods–as witnessed by our residents’ love for vegetable juices, kale, nut butters, and lentils–and that means they’re also looking for seafood that’s rich in nutrients as well, like omega-3. There’s a big difference between wild salmon, which is incredibly rich in omega-3 and other…

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California’s Aquaculture Potential Could Boost the Bay Area Wholesale Seafood Industry with Locally Farmed Fish

When I visit my local seafood store in nearby Oakland, it’s pretty straightforward to find sustainable wild-caught fish for my family’s dinner table. However, when it comes to farmed seafood it’s a different story. The U.S. imports some wonderful sustainable aquaculture products from around the world, but they are far outnumbered by the unsustainable ones…

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