Fishing for the Future: A Celebration of Sustainable Seafood

DateThursday, January 28, 2021 | 5:30 PM
ContactScripps Oceanography | | (858) 534-6945

As global appetites for seafood continue to grow, San Diego leads the way in creating a sustainable future for our oceans. Join us virtually as we celebrate sustainable seafood through a visual and culinary experience.



VIP VIRTUAL RECEPTION (purchase required) | 5:30 PM PST

Includes Salty Cinema Live, exclusive virtual VIP reception with Scripps Oceanography Director Margaret Leinen, 3-course dinner for one curated by Chef Mike Reidy from The Fishery*, Cutwater Spirits cocktail, and more.

*Vegetarian option available. 

Mike Reidy

Mike Reidy
Executive Chef
The Fishery




The Fishery

In 1980 Judd Brown turned his love for the sea and life as a bona-fide commercial fisherman into a new venture and Pacific Shellfish Seafood Company was born. In 1996 Judd and his wife Mary Anne purchased and restored a mid-century warehouse in North Pacific Beach.  Judd’s steadfast passion for everything fish now includes three seafood-centric enterprises under one roof; a wholesale distribution company vertically integrated with a Seafood Restaurant & Market to create a unique concept not seen anywhere else in the country.  The Fishery opened its doors in 1997 and consistently ‘walks the walk’ of the brand.

The strength of the company is due to the collaborative work of many talented, committed and hardworking people.  Judd inspires all three components to support healthy and sustainable wild-caught seafood and to treat our fish with respect and expertise. Mary Anne’s passion for design, farm fresh produce and simple clean flavors remain a defining factor in the evolution of The Fishery. Under the leadership of Chef Mike Reidy, The Fishery is at its best.  Chef Mike embraces food and community with a deft and creative passion for people and for his craft.

The Fishery | 5040 Cass Street, North Pacific Beach, CA 92109 | (858) 272-9985



Salty Cinema logo

Salty Cinema Live will be an interactive livestream open to the public. This virtual film and panel experience will explore the many seafood options available to consumers and how to decide which ones to eat. The livestream will include a short film and a live Q&A panel with renowned experts in sustainable seafood including scientists, policy makers, advocates and supply chain specialists. The Q&A session will be moderated by Dr. Stuart Sandin, Director of the Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation at Scripps Oceanography.

Sarah McDonald

Sara McDonald
Senior Fisheries Scientist
Seafood Watch, Monterey Bay Aquarium





David Price

David Price
Vice President of Omnichannel Initiatives & Social and Environmental Responsibility
PriceSmart Inc.




Bren Smith

Bren Smith
Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director

Thimble Island Ocean Farm



Ian Urbina

Ian Urbina
Investigative Reporter, Founder and Director
The Outlaw Ocean Project





Veta Wade

Veta Wade
CEO & Founder
Fish 'N Fins (Aqua Montserrat)




Event Sponsor

Cut Water


Event Partners

F/V Plan B  |  F/V Three Boys  |  Maciel Family Organic Farm  |  Schaner Farms


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