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  • Reuters
    May 05, 2021

    Extension Scientist Kristin Aquilino is featured in a video and interview where she discusses her team's strategy for mating endangered white abalone in the lab. She is the lead scientist for the White Abalone Captive Breeding Program based at the University of California, Davis Bodega Marine Laboratory, who are actively working to repopulate white abalone populations. 

  • San Diego Reader
    February 10, 2021

    California Sea Grant coastal specialist Theresa Talley found that less than 10 percent of the seafood consumed in San Diego is local. However, as demand for California spiny lobster goes up in San Diego, the local Tuna Harbor Dockside Market has seen an increase in visitors. 

  • Los Angeles Times
    December 03, 2020

    After 20 years of investigation, researchers have found the culprit that caused massive coho salmon die-offs after it rained in creeks along Pudget Sound. California Sea Grant fisheries biologist Mariska Obedzinski weighs in on the discovery of the toxic chemical that caused these acute mortalities. 

  • NBC San Diego
    September 18, 2020

    Local fishermen have banded together to create a meal distribution program called Fish to Families centered on three communities hit hard by the pandemic: the fishing industry, hospitality workers, and locals facing food insecurity. A group of 12 local fishermen are providing about 550 to 600 pounds of seafood weekly to the program, and Fish to Families was able to distribute 2,400 meals in its first five weeks.

  • The San Diego Tribune
    September 11, 2020

    Chef Phillip Esteban and Craft Meals are being recognized by The San Diego Union-Tribune and its readers as a “Community Hero” for showing exemplary leadership in helping the community during the pandemic through the Fish to Families partnership. 

  • San Diego Eater
    August 26, 2020

    Fish to Families is a partnership that serves the fishing industry, hospitality workers, and the food insecure by cooking and distributing free sustainable seafood meals for communities in need. NOAA Fisheries and California Sea Grant provide educational materials to the group.