Most people never see salmon anywhere but in the store or on a plate. In the supermarket, salmon is typically filleted, with the scales (and most times skin) removed, so only the beautiful, coral-colored flesh remains. Though we read the labels about the fish's origin and whether it's wild or farmed, we really know very little about the journey of that fish.
To share the story of how fish travels from sea to table, Whole Foods Market invited food writers to meet a salmon fisher and explore a fishery at Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco, CA. Beyond just a tourist destination, the wharf is actually a busy, active dock, where fishermen unload fresh fish off their boats, pack them in ice, and distribute them to purveyors like Whole Foods Market.
Click through to learn more about the fishing rules and regulations and how wild salmon travels from the sea to your dinner table.