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  • 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.

  • San Diego 6
    October 16, 2015

    A new law is making it easier for fishermen to continue sharing their catch around the state. AB226 allows fishermen's markets to operate just like hundreds of California certified farmers markets.
    "People are also going to get to know fisherman and the fishing families. They will be able to come down to the market and find out first hand where your fish came from, who caught it, where did it come from and tips on how to prepare it," said Theresa Sinicrope Talley, California Sea Grant.

  • 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."

  • Speak City Heights
    September 01, 2015

    Theresa Talley of California Sea Grant at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography said students collected from the canyons anywhere from 5 liters of trash during the dry season to more than 300 liters during the rainy season.

    Talley said fish in Chollas Lake and the bay are ingesting that trash. She and other researchers have found plastics and chemicals fromp lastics in the guts of local fish.

    August 30, 2015

    Mercury is much less of a problem in smaller fish with shorter life spans, says Theresa Sinicrope Talley, a researcher with the California Sea Grant at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego.

    Mercury won't cause lasting damage in adults, although it can cause temporary neurological effects.