Friday, September 15, 2017

Tidal Vision Does It Again!

Another big market hit is coming. With upcycled post-seafood processing waste byproduct(crab shells)! Brilliance!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Coastal Rovers

(If you click on VIMEO in the lower right hand corner of the video screen below, the Vimeo HD(High Definition) screen opens and you can watch the video in cinematic splendor.)

John Foss (Johnny Fishmonger) is the Captain of the Coastal Rovers, a band of Fishers, Chefs, and Scientists committed to maintaining Sustainable Coastal Communities. The Families, Foods, Tradition, and Culture that make up the fabric of these Communities and Villages is essential to protecting their Fisheries and Environment.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

After a 60-year lapse, we revived The Sausalito Herring Festival!

Every Winter, the West Coast Roe(Caviar) Herring Fishery starts in San Francisco Bay, and migrates North, making many stops, all the way to Norton Sound by Nome, Alaska by early June.
We celebrated the Herring, the Roe(Caviar), the Fishers, the Fishworkers, The Fleet Parade, Chefs, Brewers, Musicians, Artists, Seals, Sea Lions, and all the Birds that descend on this Historic Fishery-all for a great cause, the Cass Gidley Community Marina!
A huge success, thousands showed, the food ran out, look for more Festivals in the future, all the way to Alaska, along the Herring Trail.


Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Sustainable Seafood, Who Says So, and Why? Fantastic Friday Speaker will be John Foss (Johnny Fishmonger)

Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies‎

Buy Alaska Program

Sustainable Seafood, Who Says So, and Why? 

 6pm - 8pm
July, 20, 2012
Wynn Nature Center
Mile 1.5 East Skyline Drive

Cut through the clutter when attempting to purchase and consume Sustainable Seafood. We Alaskans may have it easy, but confusion abounds in the Lower 48 and Europe. This week, our Fantastic Friday Speaker will be John Foss(Johnny Fishmonger). After 30 years of Fishing in the Aleutians and Bristol Bay, John Foss, Alaska Chef and Captain of the Coastal Rovers has traveled to the mellow waters of Homer to fish and process Cod, and put his Master Composter background to work in research and development of local products in Homer. He works as a Consulting Chef and Fishmonger with Restaurants and Retailers that wish to incorporate Sustainable Seafoods into their sourcing, menus, and business practices. 
 Coastal Rovers

Coastal Rovers are a band of Fishers, Chefs, and Scientists that are roaming the West Coast in search of Sustainable Seafood, Family Fishers,...

Monday, November 17, 2008

"Red Gold" Seattle Film Premiere

Red Gold Media Advisory:
For November 17th, 2008

John Foss
Eelgrassroots Media

Media Advisory for the week: Nov. 18th-21st.


Events surrounding the Seattle Premiere of “Red Gold”.
The award-winning documentary film, Red Gold, will be making its debut in Seattle. The film is co-produced by Trout Unlimited and Felt Soul Media, and co-sponsored locally by Slow Food Seattle.
Red Gold is a one-hour documentary film on the proposed Pebble Mine told through the unique and disparate voices of commercial, subsistence and sport fishermen of Bristol Bay, Alaska – the world’s largest sockeye salmon fishery. The film documents the tension between mine officials who say they will build a clean mine so that the salmon habitat is untouched, and local fishermen who oppose the mine. “Red Gold” awards include: Telluride Mountainfilm Festival’s Audience Choice Award and Festival Directors Award. Banff Film Festival-The People's Choice Award.
There will be a press screening, the premiere of “Red Gold” at SAM, special receptions featuring Bristol Bay fishers and industry members, and several Seattle Chefs will be featuring Bristol Bay Wild Sockeye(red) salmon all week to honor the fishers and salmon.


Tuesday, November 18th

Red Gold Film Media Preview, 9:30-11:30am
Media only preview


NW Film Forum
1515 12th Ave, Between Pike and Pine on Capital Hill

Journalists Only: An advance screening of “Red Gold,” the award-winning short film which lays out the drama unfolding in Bristol Bay, will be held Tuesday, November 18th, at 9:30 AM.

Alaska is North America’s salmon stronghold— unlike the Lower 48, where salmon runs have gone extinct or fallen dangerously low, prompting fishery closures earlier this year. During the 2008 season more than 40 million salmon returned to Bristol Bay and its river systems to spawn due to abundant and intact habitat and science-based state management.

Ironically, Pebble has accomplished the seemingly impossible by uniting non-traditional allies— commercial, sport and subsistence fishermen, Alaska native groups and Seattle-based seafood processors— around a common cause. All agree: they don’t want to gamble with Alaska’s wild salmon. Accidents happen despite good intentions, and another Exxon-Valdez disaster would taint Alaska’s “pure and natural” salmon brand and cripple the industry.

Concerns about the mine’s potential effects, notably that acidic runoff containing metals harmful to salmon, such as copper and zinc, could jeopardize the quality and reputation of Alaska’s lucrative wild sockeye salmon industry.

Wed. Nov. 19th

Red Gold Film Seattle Premiere, 6-8pm
SAM-Seattle Art Museum
Taste Restaurant at SAM Featuring Bristol Bay Salmon
Free and open to the public
Seattle Art Museum Auditorium
1st and University Ave.

After the film, we invite you to join filmmaker Travis Rummel and Bristol Bay salmon fishers in discussion about the plight of the Bristol Bay salmon and the dangers posed to the watershed these fish call home. To honor the screening of Red Gold, the Wednesday night menu at TASTE, the restaurant onsite at SAM, will feature wild Bristol Bay salmon and Salmon-Safe wines. Chef Craig Hetherington, along with other area chefs, are part of the Bristol Bay buzz that’s swirling around the Pacific Marine Expo in Seattle, which starts this week. Chefs are encouraging people to “Vote with their Fork,” a national effort that brings chefs and salmon lovers together to conserve salmon habitat. Chef Hetherington will feature fresh, Bristol Bay Wild Sockeye Salmon on the menu through the weekend.

Friday, November 21st

Why Wild: Red Gold Reception and Screening, 6pm
Invite Only
Tashiro Kaplan Center
115 Prefontaine Place S

Alaskans have an ally in Chef Kevin Davis of Seattle’s Steelhead Diner. It’s no surprise that anyone who opens a restaurant named Steelhead Diner has a special affinity for all things fish. Chef Davis is not just a fly fishing enthusiast; he is committed to fisheries conservation and opposes Pebble Mine because it threatens one of the nation’s last abundant populations of wild salmon.

Davis will serve Wild Bristol Bay Sockeye Salmon at a Saturday, Nov. 22nd Why Wild reception and special screening of the movie at the Tashiro Kaplan Center.

Who better to talk about the virtues of wild salmon than the chefs who prepare them, the fishermen who catch them, and people who love to eat them?

To learn more about Bristol Bay wild salmon or arrange interviews with chefs, commercial, sport and Alaska Native fishers who are in town for Fish Expo, please let us know.

Chefs and spokespeople for Trout Unlimited and Slow Food Seattle also will be available at the Wednesday and Friday screenings of Red Gold.
Please visit for more details on the film. You can download the trailer here:

We have low-resolution photos available. If there is a need for high resolution shots, let us know, and send along FTP info if you have it.

Pacific Marine Expo- Tradeshow, 10-5pm
Thursday-Sat., November 20th –22nd
Qwest Field Event Center

Fishermen’s Reception at Pacific Marine Expo, 5-7pm, Thursday, Nov. 20th
Expo Participants invited
Pyramid Alehouse- Upper Mezzanine rooms
1st Ave. and South Royal Brougham Way, across from Qwest Field event center.