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March 20, 2019

Night smelt are often referred to as "fries with eyes." Most cultures eat them whole, since they're so delicate, but you can also cut the heads off before frying them. 

Night smelt are caught using a dip-net to scoop up spawning smelt as they reach the shore. Smelt, lik...

January 30, 2019

We shucking love our community, so to say thanks, click the link below and get eight meals from Trashfish for just $99!

Your gift supports local fishermen and will arrive at your door every Friday morning for 4 weeks.    

Each box is enough for 2 people, w...

January 16, 2019

This week our catch is Pacific Sardines, a rare and unusual catch in our waters. Historically sardines were an important part of California's economy, leading to the historic Cannery Row in Monterey Bay that would eventually produce 1.4 million cases of canned sardines...

December 7, 2018

This week one of our regular customers William Hallstrom @wilhamgramof the Altadena Farmers Market shares their tips and tricks with our catch of the day: Monchong. Check it out!

So the other day I picked up the week’s catch from your company, which was monchong, a fish...

October 30, 2018

Raise your hand if you love ordering fried calamari at your local bar! We know we do. But recently, it’s come to our attention that this beloved happy hour special has traveled so much farther than we thought to make it onto our plates.

Where's Your Squid Usually From?


October 25, 2018

This week's Trashfish catch was caught on a swordfish longline boat. Let's unpack that a bit. A longline boat uses hundreds of hooks set at intervals along a fishing line. The fishermen will scout out a productive fishing area, and then will set out a line of baited ho...

September 27, 2018

Opah, also known as moonfish, is a warm-blooded fish that is found near Hawaii and the coast of California. Their large and dazzling disk-like bodies can be seen tagging along with schools of tuna, even though they are solitary swimmers by nature. They boast a lean yet...

July 30, 2018

Coming from the small town of Hockessin, Delaware I was excited for the vast possibilities that lay ahead for me with going to school in a large city like Los Angeles but was unsure of what exactly those possibilities would be. Looking for a way to connect with my new...

July 23, 2018

“What fish would you like with your poke bowl? Rockfish, opah, sardines?”

How often do you hear these fish choices at your local poke place? The fish choices at poke shops and most restaurants tend to be large, overfished species such as salmon and tuna that are excessi...