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The Future of Tuna Harbor: What It Means to All of San Diego

Apr 18, 2017 10:55PM, Published by Linda Heath, Categories: Events, Community Spotlight


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The Future of Tuna Harbor:  What It Means to All of San Diego.  The San Diego Food System Alliance Sponsored a Conference To Focus on the Future of The Tuna and Commercial Fishing Industry This Past Thursday At The Port Pavilion Center.

Future of Tuna Harbor

Future of Tuna Harbor: Focus on Win-Win-Win
Thurs April 13th 2017   2:45pm-7:00pm Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier

The future of San Diego Bay’s remaining working fishing harbors are currently being determined by the Port of San Diego’s Central Embarcadero “Seaport” development project. On April 13th, San Diego Food Systems Alliance  convened the region's most important stakeholders to explore a better way forward. San Diego Bay's fishing harbors are a longstanding lynchpin of the Bay's working waterfront.

Will commercial fishermen and aquaculturists have a place in this re-imagined waterfront?  San Diego used to be called the Tuna Capital of the United States.  It is an astounding fact that 90% of America's seafood is Imported, and that 67% of the seafood comes from 6 foriegn countries, and the seafood which is caught here in the waters of San Diego Bay is exported for processing and sent back here!  This fact impacts us all and the need to emphasize the ability of the Commercial Fishing Industry to provide healthy sustainable local stock to California and help introduce new varieties of seafood to consumer's palates.

A local seafood system has many benefits to the region, including providing high quality jobs, maintaining San Diego's fishing heritage, improving local food security, incentivizing protection of marine ecosystems, generating economic activity, promoting education, and tourism. Commercial fishermen and aquaculturists of San Diego are important food producers of our regional foodshed.

Through aligning visions and supporting growth, San Diego has the opportunity to become leaders in domestic commercial seafood production for the 21st Century. As San Diego gazes towards the future, join the conversation among local decision makers, industry leaders, and subject matter experts. Together, we can chart a path forward that models a "Win - Win - Win" waterfront redevelopment.

What can you do?

Connect to the fishermen, your seafood and your Port, support the Dockside Market Saturdays at Tuna Harbor

Support the Industry by asking for local markets and Restaurants to buy and use locally caught seafood, and spend your dollars locally

Advocate and stay up to date on the Port's redevelopment process and speak out in support of the local seafood industry.  get the most up to the minute information at 

sdfsa.org/advocacy.  

 https://www.portofsandiego.org/component/rsform/form/5-no-title.html
View the attached videos, to learn more and get involved

Distinguished speakers and panelists:

·         San Diego County First District Supervisor Greg Cox

·         Kip Howard, President, Allegis Development, representing Seaport (selected Central Embarcadero development group)

·         Kelly Fukushima, fisherman representative

·         Rafael Castellanos, Port Commissioner Vice Chairman

·         Dr. Theresa Talley, Coastal Specialist, California Sea Grant Extension Program, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

·         Shevis Shima, Senior Vice President, Santa Monica Seafood

Moderator: Brad Racino, inewsource 

A reception following the panel discussion featured locally sourced gourmet seafood by San Diego's chefs committed to procuring local, craft beer, mead, and local kombucha.

Participating Chefs & Beverage Partners:

·         Chefs Davin & Jessica Waite of Wrench & Rodent

·         Chef Rob Ruiz of Land & Water Co

·         Chef Accursio Lota of Solare Ristorante

·         Executive Chef Michael Poompan of Coronado Island Marriott

·         Chef Cindy Quinonez of Scripps Mercy

·         Mike Hess Brewing Co.

·         Golden Coast Mead

·         Bootstrap Kombucha

 








 

San Diego County First District Supervisor Greg Cox

 









 

Brad Racino, Senior Reporter and Assistant Director, inewsource

 







 

Dr. Theresa Talley, Coastal Specialist, California Sea Grant Extension Program, Scripps Institution of Oceanography


 










 

Kelly Fukushima, Fisherman

 












 

Shevis Shima, Senior Vice President, Santa Monica Seafood

 








 

Kipland Howard, Founder and President, Allegis Development Services

 












Rafael Castellanos, Port Commissioner Vice Chairman, Unified Port of San Dieo

Event Partners


Forum Program 

2:45–3:15pm: Registration                                                                                                                                
3:15–3:20pm: Welcome 

Elly Brown, SDFSA Director                                                        

3:20–3:30pm: Opening Remarks  
San Diego County First District Supervisor Greg Cox                       

3:30–3:40pm: Introduction                      
Brad Racino, inewsource

3:40–3:50pm: Presentation – Central Embarcadero /Tuna Harbor Vision                          
Kip Howard, President, Allegis Development, representing Seaport (selected Central Embarcadero development group)

3:50–4:00pm: Presentation – San Diego Fishing/Tuna Harbor Vision                                       Kelly Fukushima, f/v Three Boys, fisherman’s perspective  

4:00–5:20pm: Moderated Discussion Panel: Future of Tuna Harbor - Focus on Win-Win-Win

·         Kip Howard, President, Allegis Development, representing Seaport

·         Kelly Fukushima, f/v Three Boys, fisherman’s perspective

·         Vice Chairman Rafael Castellanos, Port Commission

·         Dr. Theresa Talley, Coastal Specialist, California Sea Grant Extension Program, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

·         Shevis Shima, Senior Vice President, Santa Monica Seafood

·         Moderator: Brad Racino, inewsource

5:20–5:30pm: Closing / Call to Action  SDFSA Sustainable Seafood Work Group                 Cindy Quinonez, SDFSA Sustainable Local Seafood System Working Group Co-Chair

5:30–7:00pm: Reception- Local Seafood + Drinks
Participating Chefs & Beverage Partners:
Chefs Davin & Jessica Waite of Wrench & Rodent
Chef Rob Ruiz of Land & Water Co
Chef Accursio Lota of Solare Ristorante
Executive Chef Michael Poompan of Coronado Island Marriott
Chef Cindy Quinonez of Scripps Mercy
Mike Hess Brewing Co.
Golden Coast Mead
Bootstrap Kombucha

Venue Location

THE PORT PAVILION ON BROADWAY PIER
1000 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101

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Linda Heath, Senior Reporter, Dig Imperial Beach

 

 


SD County Supervisor Greg Cox Speaks at Opening of the Future of Tuna Harbour Conference


Kelly Fukushima, Commercial Fisherman, San Diego CA

Meet the Fishermen with Kelly Fukushima from Santa Monica Seafood on Vimeo.


Fisherman Kelly Fukushima about the Fishing Community and Tuna Harbor


Panel Discussion on Fishing Industry In San Diego


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