We traveled through the bay area this weekend and hit a few markets. We stopped at the Grand Lake market in Oakland and thought we'd buy some fish. We were amazed that what was offered there was simply sold in plastic zip lock bags. No labels, no weights, no identifying anything! For all I knew, we could have been buying bluegill the guy caught out of the local pond across the street! Is that legal? I asked the woman about the Alaska salmon, wondering if it had been previously frozen, she said no, it was just caught. But, being in a zip lock bag, we passed on buying.
We then went to the Ferry Plaza market where I stopped at the fish market inside the building. I asked about fresh Alaska salmon. The guy said that no one is fishing in AK right now except for halibut as salmon season hasn't started up there yet.
All this sounds, rather................well, fishy!
On another note, the burritos at Grand Lake were to die for. I had the spinich tortilla/pesto and my husband had the chicken. Both highly recommended!