California Wetfish Producers Association is a registered 501(c)(6) organization located in Buellton, CA.
To protect fishery resources and access, enhance communications and education, and sponsor cooperative research.
So called because these fish were conveyed from ocean to can with minimal processing, wet from the sea, sardines, mackerels, anchovy and market squid, as well as coastal tunas, have contributed the lion’s share of the commercial catch in California since before the turn of the 20th century. Although changed in many ways from its historic beginnings, the wetfish industry remains an important part of California’s fishing industry. Now as then, the industry has supported research to conserve and sustain wetfish resources, an integral component of the California Current Ecosystem and essential to the survival of this storied industry.