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January 2023

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@ranchandcoast RANCH & COAST MAGAZINE JANUARY 2023 35 veteran fisherman, host of TV's e Fishmonger, and owner of the recently opened TunaVille Market and Grocery in Point Loma. A staunch advocate for the American fisherman, Gomes understands the necessity of responsible stewardship of the ocean and its resources while still operating a successful business and meeting consumer demand. "Overharvesting of our sea has become something of a norm lately," he says, citing rampant illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing worldwide. "It's devastating to the ocean and [its] overall health and nature to overharvest places where we know [their] farming practices, not getting sprayed down with tons of chemicals. at's really important to me because food is supposed to be nourishing, not make people sick, and the last thing I want to do is see everybody not being able to eat because they're allergic to something." is multi-layered relationship is equally evident in the world's oceans. Put plainly, "Sustainability is important for the planet, not just for the individual," says Tommy "e Fishmonger" Gomes, >> Tommy "The Fishmonger" Gomes, behind the counter at his TunaVille Market and Grocery in Point Loma

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