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Speaker Atkins’ Pacific to Plate Bill signed by Gov. Brown

Pacific-to-Plate-300x235Seafood markets will be allowed to operate in the public square just like farmers markets, now that Gov. Jerry Brown has signed Assembly Speaker Toni G. Atkins’ Pacific to Plate Act. AB 226 removes red tape, making it easier for shoppers to purchase local seafood. “The massive growth of farmers markets across the state shows us the benefits of allowing direct sales between farmers and consumers,” said Speaker Atkins (D-San Diego). “Coastal communities and small-business owners throughout California deserve the same opportunities.” Read the rest here 12:21

“Pacific to Plate” bill announced to boost coastal fish markets

San Diego Assembly Speaker Toni G. Atkins has announced that she will introduce legislation, “Pacific to Plate,” to clarify and streamline state laws to make it easier for, and other fish markets like it, to grow and thrive. The proposed state legislation would allow Fisherman’s Markets to operate as food facilities and would allow fresh fish to be cleaned for direct sale at Fisherman’s Markets. It would also let commercial fishermen organize under a single permit, just like Certified Farmers’ Markets. Read the rest here 08:25