Sustainability from the sea

January 2020

For more than 10,000 years the nine counties of the Sanctuary Zone offered refuge to tens of thousands of Native Americans. The Muwekma Ohlone are all that remain of the various tribal groups who all spoke variations of the Utian family of languages and lived here until the Europeans nearly wiped them all out.

Today, the Muwekma Ohlone are fighting for their very survival in this land of the colonizers.

For 10,000 years the native peoples dressed casually with the men wearing nothing at all and the women wearing what looked like an apron covering their private parts.

While today, these peoples consume what must seem to be The White Man’s Poison: the fake foods of McDonald’s and Burger King, they still yearn for the days when they consumed more natural and certainly healthier foods.

Those foods included seeds and berries and flowers and birds. Their diet also included deer.

San Francisco bay was once filled with thousands of seals. Those animals competed against the Native Americans for the rich schools of fish teeming from shore to shore.


Today much of the fish stock is long dead. The seals remain. It is time we allowed the indigenous peoples of these lands to harvest those mammals and profit from that marvelous bounty.

Kiosks can be placed along San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf and the Ohlone can share the bounty of the sea with local residents and tourists alike. The fragrant seal meat, roasting on a spit, will attract thousands and these kiosks will become a truly special place for luncheon and dining. Some of the finest restaurants on earth serve seal and it is time we all share in that delightful and low fat protein.

For example, fine restaurants in Montreal, Canada such as Les Îles en ville serve seal and the restaurants in San Francisco can as well.

Here are photos of the restaurant in Montreal.

Great eating just a bullet away

Popular seal dishes include: Seal Stew, Seal Roast, and Flipper Pie.

Here’s a simple cooking video for luscious, mouth-watering seal.

Soon all of San Francisco can celebrate the sustainable seal as a healthful high protein repast.

Cooking seal.