SAN FRANCISCO | September 13 - 20, 2015

Thank you to everyone who came together to celebrate fish and sustainability through week-long events that engaged consumers, highlighted responsible business, showcased San Francisco’s long and storied history of seafood and sustainability, and catalyzed conversation about the future of seafood.

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industry lab

Credit: The Empire Room

Credit: The Empire Room

Led by Future of Fish and hosted by The Empire Room with Fine & Rare, Industry Lab convened leading seafood scientists, advocates, food service professionals, distributors and chefs to explore hot topics.

San Francisco’s Industry Lab was held on Tuesday, September 15th and included panels on traceability, seasonality, and connecting fishermen with buyers.

See the highlights on Twitter at #IndustryLabSSW.


Credit: Charlie Day, Flickr

Credit: Charlie Day, Flickr

San Franciscans threw on their early 1900s formalwear and came aboard the historical Ferry Boat Eureka for an interactive sustainable seafood journey. Renowned Bay Area chefs featured sustainable seafood bites, which complemented libations provided by local wineries and brew masters. 

San Francisco artisan food producers and makers provided interactive activities and opportunities to connect with the local food community in a pop-up marketplace.

Attendees even sang a sea shanty or two.

Sample seafood bites were provided by chefs from Scoma’s, Fine & Rare, Stag Dining Group, 25 Lusk, Fog Harbor, Mockingbird, Waterbar, Farallon, The Whole Beast, Dobbs Ferry, and Local Mission Eatery. Local wines and beers by Lagunitas, Speakeasy, Trumer, Bom Dia Market, and BOS Wine



Credit: Fine & Rare

Credit: Fine & Rare

Top restaurants in San Francisco highlighted sustainable seafood dishes all week long and rallied diners in an appetizing way. Innovative seafood providers also offered sustainable seafood take-home specials.

To see the full list of Dine-Out restaurants and Dine-In providers, please click here:


The map below shows the locations of Sustainable Seafood Week events and Dine-Out restaurants:


Community events included a sustainable seafood crawl through local neighborhoods to sample seafood bites, and an evening of films that celebrate the beauty and bounty of California's marine environment.

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Sustainable Seafood Week San Francisco City Manager Crystal Sanders has a diverse background in ocean conservation and sustainable fisheries. As founder of the nonprofit Fish Revolution, she assists seafood industry members to incorporate sustainability into their business models. 

Crystal is passionate about ocean health and has helped restaurants throughout the San Francisco Bay Area transform their menus.