The Daily Transcript celebrates the grand opening of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s new Southwest Fisheries Science Center in La Jolla.

Sponsor Profiles

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  • California Wetfish Producers Association

    California's fishing industry was built largely on ‘wetfish', so called because historically these fish were canned ‘wet from the sea', with minimal preprocessing. Sardines, mackerel, anchovy and market squid (now called coastal pelagic species) have contributed the lion's share of California's commercial seafood harvest since the turn of the 20th century.

  • Sportfishing Association of California

    NOAA relies on its staff of scientists and biologists to manage the nation's coastal and marine ecosystems and resources. But it also relies on a small navy of citizen ocean aficionados to help gather data on the ever-changing coastal waters: sportfishing businesses and enthusiasts.

  • Diving Unlimited International

    When NOAA needs to outfit its divers with underwater gear for special assignments — like working in the contaminated waters of an oil spill — a San Diego firm has been their chief supplier for many decades.


  • Harney Sushi chef wants sustainable fish to catch on

    Robert Ruiz, executive chef at Harney Sushi, is a man who loves seafood. He wants to educate as many people as he can about exactly where and how the fish they eat gets to their plate. He is a huge advocate of serving sustainable seafood -- fish and shellfish that are caught or farmed in ways that are ecologically responsible.