The following press release is courtesy of the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations:
California’s seafood industry has already begun to reconfigure in response to the requirements of Shelter-in-Place orders and social distancing, moving towards Community Fishery Associations (CFA; similar to the CSA farm share model) with designated drop-offs or scaling up home deliveries, all while maintaining the strictest safety standards.
“California seafood is nutritious, delicious, safe, and sustainable,” said Noah Oppenheim, executive director of the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations. “If you feed your family with fresh fish harvested off the West Coast, you’re also supporting your neighbors who risk their lives every day to bring their catch home to feed all of us. If you’ve never cooked seafood at home before, now is the perfect time to try. Fish can also be delivered vacuum sealed, perfect for moths of storage in the freezer.
Oppenheim added, “Whether you order seafood online, visit a cold case or fish market, or buy straight off of a fishing boat while maintaining social distance, you can eat well during this crisis while ensuring that we have local fisheries in the future.”
Many California seafood businesses are able to deliver seafood directly to consumers today. They include:
Ventura Fresh Fish (Ventura, home delivery in LA area on Friday nights and Saturday-Sunday)
KitchenCatch (LA, CFA pickups and home delivery in LA area)
OC Wild Seafood (Orange County, home delivery in southern LA and Orange County)
Catalina Offshore Products (San Diego, ships nationwide)
Two by Sea (San Francisco Bay Area, ships nationwide)
Santa Barbara Fish Market (Santa Barbara, ships nationwide)
Real Good Fish (Moss Landing, CFA pickups in Bay area and home delivery California-wide)
Water2Table (San Francisco, home delivery in Bay area)
Ocean to Table (Santa Cruz, home delivery to Santa Cruz, San Mateo, Santa Clara, and Monterey Counties)
Get Hooked (Santa Barbara, local pickups and home delivery)
H&H Seafood (Santa Cruz, local CFA pickups)
The Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations is the largest commercial fishermen’s organization on the West Coast, representing 17 local and regional associations from Santa Barbara to Southeast Alaska. As a major commercial fishing industry trade association, PCFFA represents the interests of commercial fishing families who make their living harvesting and delivering high-quality seafood to America’s tables.