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North Coast Brewing Company: Investing in a Local …

In the “Local Seafood Heroes” series, Fort Bragg Groundfish Association is highlighting local businesses and individuals who share our values and work hard to support local and sustainable seafood. At the heart of Fort Bragg on Highway 1, North Coast Brewing Company is nationally celebrated for its craft beers and locally known for its savory brewpub.

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Five-Year Review of the Groundfish Trawl Catch Sha …

The management system of the West Coast groundfish fishery, which catches fish like petrale sole, rockfish, and sablefish, is up for review – and it may mean changes are on the horizon. This November, the Pacific Fishery Management Council will reconvene to outline the next important steps in their five-year review of the Groundfish Trawl

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Charting the Course of Noyo Harbor: From Early Day …

  At the mouth of the Noyo River, where it meets the Pacific Ocean, Noyo Harbor has a rich history of fishing, community, and commerce. This region of California’s North Coast, where the Fort Bragg Groundfish Association is based, has long been home to generations of rugged hard-working fishermen who define the culture of the

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Wild Fish: Local Restaurant Defining the Flavors o …

In this “Local Seafood Heroes” series, Fort Bragg Groundfish Association is highlighting local businesses and individuals who share our values and work hard to support local and sustainable seafood. Overlooking the headlands in Little River, Wild Fish is a hub of delicious local food on the Mendocino Coast, started within this small seafood restaurant. Opened

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Formation of the Fort Bragg Groundfish Conservatio …

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Fort Bragg, CA – The Fort Bragg Groundfish Conservation Trust is pleased to announce the acquisition of 4,349,544 million pounds of quota in commercial groundfish trawl fishing quota from The Nature Conservancy. This acquisition secures local access to the fishery for the Fort Bragg community. The Fort Bragg Groundfish Conservation Trust is

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Local Fish: The Challenges & Realities of Fin …

As the local food movement grows, more people are realizing how hard it is to find reliable local seafood. Even in coastal communities, like Fort Bragg, one is often buying fish that is imported from another state – or often from another country. When there is a ripe abundance of seafood in our nearby ocean,

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Farm to Table and Fish to Fork: Local Students Get …

The Fort Bragg Unified School District is reconnecting young people with their local food sources through their daily school lunch program. From nutritious proteins to leafy greens, the key ingredients for a healthy school lunch are at their best when they’re local. To make this a reality, some forward-thinking schools are breaking away from the

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Getting to Know Groundfish: The Delicious & N …

The common name “groundfish” refers to any fish that lives near or on the floor of the ocean. The fishery includes some well-known fish like flounder, halibut, and sole – along with more than 90 different species of flatfish, rockfish, and roundfish. Groundfish can be categorized as midwater, deep slope, shelf, slope rockfish, nearshore rockfish, and nearshore flatfish. On t …

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Fishermen Navigate a Bright Future in Fishing with …

The members of the Fort Bragg Groundfish Association (FBGA) represent today’s modern American fishermen – a forward-thinking group, dedicated to creating long-term sustainability in the fishery and a vibrant home-port community. The FBGA currently has four member fishermen, all captains of fishing boats docked in Fort Bragg’s Noyo Harbor: Brian Jourdain, Charlie Price, Tommy Estes, and …

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FBGA: Supporting Local Fishermen and Promoting Loc …

Fort Bragg Groundfish Association works to support local fishermen and to promote their seafood catch in the Fort Bragg community and beyond. Based on the rugged coastline of Northern California, Fort Bragg Groundfish Association (FBGA) is an association of commercial fishermen out of Fort Bragg’s Noyo Harbor. Their member fishermen are active in the West Coast

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Recipe: Lingcod Chowder

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Recipe: Simple Pan Fried Dover Sole

This recipe was inspired by dover sole caught on the fishing vessel the Tara Dawn out of Fort Bragg’s Noyo Harbor. The Tara Dawn is a member of the Fort Bragg Groundfish Association. Ingredients 1⁄4 cup all-purpose flour 4 sole fillets 1⁄2 teaspoon kosher salt 4 1⁄2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 lemon, ends trimmed, sliced

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Recipe: Sablefish with Teriyaki and Bacon

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Recipe: Poached Simple Sole

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Recipe: Spicy Fried Longspine Thornyhead Rockfish

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Bipartisan Win for Fishermen through REFI Pacific …

FBGA is proud to have played an active role in educating public officials on the importance of reducing the interest rate on the West Coast trawlers fleet for the 2003 permit/vessel buyback loan. On December 12, the Revitalizing the Economy of Fisheries in the Pacific Act passed the US Sentate with bipartisan support. All told,

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Find Local Seafood with Trace and Trust

The Fort Bragg Groundfish Association has partnered with Trace and Trust to bring restaurant dining to a whole new level. Trace and Trust’s iPhone app and Android app allow diners to find restaurants based on the type of seafood, meat or produce that has recently been delivered. Users can customize searches to see where fish

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Local Seafood for Fort Bragg Schools

In October 2014, the Fort Bragg Groundfish Association initiated a new program to provide Fort Bragg Unified School District’s Nutrition Department with nutritious and delicious seafood for dishes to be served to the middle school and high school students in this community. The fish for this program is currently being caught by Captain Charlie Price

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Seafood Watch Upgrades West Coast Groundfish

In September 2014, the Monterey Bay Aquarium recognized the hard work of the West Coast Groundfish Fishery and upgraded many of its ratings on species caught by FBGA vessels. The upgraded species range from rockfish to Pacific sanddabs and Dover sole to sablefish. See the complete list and the official announcement. [ viagra drug interaction |

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FBGA members team up with The Nature Conservancy t …

Once unlikely partners, both fishermen and members of the environmental community are now working together toward a healthy and robust ocean and vibrant fishery for generations to come. For decades, fishermen have tracked their locations of where successful fishing has occurred and where poor conditions exist – either from rocky terrain, sensitive habitat, or unwanted

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East Coast Meets West Coast – In the Fisheri …

Fort Bragg Groundfish Association was host to an “exchange” between fishermen and sector managers from New England and fishermen and other industry leaders from the West Coast groundfish fishery. FBGA’s involvement in the exchange came about through its partnership with The Nature Conservancy – a collaboration that aims to stabilize and revitalize the West Coast

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13 Fish Species Added To Sustainable Fishing Stand …

The FBGA groundfish Fishery was just certified as sustainable by the Marine Stewardship Council. A celebratory party is being held in San Francisco this month (July 2014). Read more at nationalgeographic.com [ advice viagra | viagra collection service | viagra no prescription | viagra fun | alternative drug new viagra | viagra alternative | free

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California Risk Pool

In September 2011, the Fort Bragg Groundfish Association and the Central Coast Sustainable Groundfish Association formalized of a new community-focused fishing agreement — called a risk pool — that pioneered a cooperative approach between local fishery stakeholders to keep fishing communities in business, keep local seafood on our tables and help protect our marine resources.

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