About the Initiative
The Local Fish Initiative (LFI) supports San Diego fishermen to deliver their freshest catch to the community while providing key details around local species and harvest methods. LFI works with fishermen to shorten the supply chain, provide quality control and food safety standards, and facilitate regulatory compliance. LFI also helps raise awareness around sustainable local catch. These elements work together around one singular goal: to protect the state’s oceans while supporting a fully-transparent and viable fishing community for generations to come through facilitating better practices for every step along the supply chain.
Who we are
The Local Fish Initiative was created with a purpose: to narrow the divide between fishers and the community they serve. What started as one fisherman’s daughter’s quest to deliver the freshest possible catch has expanded into a grassroots mission to revolutionize the industry from the inside out.
To create a scalable infrastructure to shift the paradigm away from large-scale operations, and shine a light on small-boat fisheries; increasing sustainability and working to create a food-system that is aligned with the health and longevity of the planet.
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We define local seafood as anything caught within 125 nautical miles offshore from the Point Loma Lighthouse; limited between the boundaries of Point Conception and the Mexican border. All local seafood must be harvested by licensed commercial fishermen, landed in San Diego County ports.