California Groundfish Collective & Seafood Watch

The Nature Conservancy
California Groundfish Collective
Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch

FBGA is proud to be a part of the California Groundfish Collective. The California Groundfish Collective is made up of fishing associations from Fort Bragg, Half Moon Bay, and Morro Bay.

Working with The Nature Conservancy, we’re securing the fishing heritage of our communities and bringing in fresh local seafood. Fishermen in the Collective catch various groundfish species including petrale sole, sablefish/black cod, rockfish, sanddabs, dover sole, and thornyheads.

Our collaborative efforts have resulted in the highest sustainability rankings of “Green/Best Choice” for our seafood from the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program. As a collaborator of Seafood Watch, FBGA is committed to identifying environmentally responsible recommendations and providing accurate Seafood Watch information to our community.

Sister Ports

Half Moon Bay Groundfish Association

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