More than 90% of the seafood consumed in the United States is imported from other countries. Monterey Bay fishermen must compete with these cheaper foreign imports, often from countries with weak environmental regulations. The best way to support our local fishing community is to buy local. Try one of the many sustainable species caught right in our backyard, such as rockfish, Petrale sole, Dover sole, lingcod, Dungeness crab, salmon, or spot prawn. Ask your local fish market or restaurant what's local, who caught it, what's in season, and what's sustainable (check out Seafood Watch for environmental recommendations). By asking, you are letting these businesses know that you care about their buying decisions. And don't be afraid to try something new!
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Monterey Bay Fisheries Trust
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Monterey, California 93940
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