Where to Buy Local Seafood

Know if it’s local

Remember to ask where your fish is from! Restaurants and fish markets that highlight locally caught fish as well as fishermen who sell at farmers markets often supplement some of their stock with other seafood.

Know what it is

Find something that isn’t on our list? Many fish go by common names and nicknames that we haven’t identified; some are fairly regional and some aren’t even unique. For example, when you see butterfish, ask if it’s sablefish (black cod) or Pacific pompano.
 Where to Buy Fresh, Local Seafood in California
Institute for Fisheries Resources
PO Box 29196
San Francisco, CA 94129-0196
415.561.3474
415.561.5464 (fax)