Seen in the Press

Selected press clips highlighting California Sea Grant, our extension specialists, and funded researchers.

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  • The New Food Economy
    February 18, 2016

    Theresa Talley, a professor at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography [and California Sea Grant], aims to raise public awareness of local seafood producers with one of her research programs, Healthy Ocean-Healthy City. Talley says getting consumers to eat local species is tough because over 90 percent of the fish Americans currently eat is imported.

  • Bay Nature
    February 01, 2016

    Troubling ocean conditions have challenged scientists. Is a silent killer entering the San Francisco Bay? research funded by California Sea Grant

  • Santa Cruz Sentinel
    January 27, 2016

    Scientists and industry experts have begun developing a new center for aquaculture headquartered at California State University’s Moss Landing Marine Laboratories.

    The aquaculture facility already received funding from the Packard Foundation and the Moss Landing meeting was supported by California Sea Grant.

  • San Diego Union Tribune
    November 03, 2015

    As a coastal specialist with Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Theresa Talley wondered why it was so hard to buy the sort of fresh caught seafood she enjoyed as a child. She found that California permitting laws limited how fishermen could sell their catch to the public. On top of that, there was a mismatch between what consumers wanted and what fishermen caught.

  • Del Norte Triplicate
    October 12, 2015

    Last week Gov. Jerry Brown signed the so-called “Pacific to Plate” bill making it easier for commercial fishermen to sell their catch directly to consumers by streamlining permits and other requirements to create local fishermen’s markets.Sponsored by Speaker Toni Atkins (D-San Diego), AB 226 “allows fishermen’s markets to operate as food facilities, vendors to clean their fish for direct sale, and multiple fishermen to organize a market under a single permit,” according to a press release from California Sea Grant, a partnership between federal fisheries managers, the state of California and state universities, that spearheaded the “Pacific to Plate” bill.

  • KPBS
    September 02, 2015

    Theresa Sinicrope Talley, California Sea Grant Extension specialist at UC San Diego and Scripps Institution of Oceanography, said many Americans prefer imported fish like tuna, salmon and shrimp. She said 91 percent of the seafood Americans eat is imported.

    "It's not a problem," Talley told KPBS Midday Edition on Wednesday. "I think it would be better to include more smaller fish. They tend to be a little more efficient because you get more energy per unit."