Find a CSF
What started as a spark in 2007 when the first Community Supported Fishery was created in Port Clyde, Maine has now grown into a full blown brush fire with nearly 30 CSFs in North America. Not a week goes by that we don't hear about a new community interested in starting a CSF. To meet the demand for information, a new website was created in summer of 2011. Localcatch.org allows consumers to find a CSF near them and puts all the information fishermen need to start a CSF in one place. So we encourage you to visit www.localcatch.org.
We also know that not every CSF we know about makes it to the LocalCatch website because not all of them have a web presence, something they need to be integrated into the LocalCatch site. Therefore, we are listing the ones we know about that are not web-friendly yet here so you know they exist.
Thank you for continuing to support family fishermen because if we are serious about the health of our ocean we need to pay attention to who messes with the marine ecosystem.
Yankee Fisherman's Cooperative Community Supported Fishery
The Yankee Fisherman’s Cooperative was founded in 1990 to meet the needs of the local NH fishing community. The Co-op is located in Seabrook Harbor, N.H., sandwiched between Hampton Beach, N.H. and Salisbury Beach, M.A. The Co-op’s sixty plus members consist of ground-fishermen (catching cod, Pollock, haddock, flounder, etc.), lobstermen, tuna fishermen, and shrimpers. Our boats have access to some of the most productive fishing areas in the Gulf of Maine.
Walking Fish Community Supported Fishery
Walking Fish is a community supported fishery (CSF) that links fishermen on the coast of North Carolina to consumers in the Triangle. It is the first CSF in the southeastern United States.
Started with the help of Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment, the Walking Fish initiative seeks to facilitate creative community-based fisheries projects that increase the viability of local communities by fostering ecological stewardship.
The Blue Dragon Mussel Wagon
SLO Fresh Catch
The West Coast’s first Community Supported Fisheries (CSF) program is here. This fish is caught by our fishermen; you are supporting our local fishing community. This particular CSF is one part of a fishery reform project involving The Nature Conservancy and Central Coast Salmon Enhancement. SLO fishermen provide fresh fish from Morro Bay and Port San Luis to nearly 100 customers.
Skipper Otto's Community Supported Fishery
2010 was our 41st year of commercial salmon fishing and the 2nd year of our Community Supported Fishery. The first of its kind in Canada, we are proud to provide the freshest and highest quality fisherman-direct salmon available, and a fair price for all.
Your membership helps ensure that our family
Otto with two nice wild salmon
can continue its fishing livelihood for another season in the face of big corporate Seine fishing, fish farms, and rising fuel prices.
Your support shows that you value . . .
Shrimp Community Supported Fishery
The weather outside is frightful,
But the shrimp are so delightful!
It's shrimp time again and this winter Penobscot East Resource Center will be adding picked shrimp to its shrimp Community Supported Fishery (CSF)! Penobscot East's third annual CSF will feature both whole and picked shrimp, all locally caught by fishermen who have agreed to participate.
Port Clyde Fresh Catch
Established in 2007, Midcoast Fishermen's Cooperative created the first Community Supported Fishery program in New England. Port Clyde Fresh Catch seafood is harvested by the last fleet of groundfishermen between Portland, Maine and the Canadian border. The cooperative's fishermen harvest their catch using environmentally sustainable fishing methods that reduce by-catch, habitat impact and fossil-fuel consumption. Seafood orders are then custom cut to meet customer specifications in our Port Clyde-based, HAACP-certified processing facility before delivery or shipping.
Off the Hook
The deadline for subscribing to the Summer season is July 11! Sign up soon to get your share of the catch.
Maple Ridge Farm and Fishery
Maine's First Combination Community Supported Agriculture and Fisheries Program
Linda Kate Lobster Co-op
Lobster Shareholders Bill of Rights
Guiboche Family Fresh Fish CSF
First inland CSF! The Guiboche family bring great quality fresh and/or frozen pickerel, jackfish and/or sucker fish at decent prices from small scale fishers concerned about sustainable fishing practices.
Visit them on Facebook.
Eastman's Local Catch
Are you looking to provide your family with the freshest food possible?
Do you care about the origin of your food and helping sustain local industry?
If the answer to these questions is yes, then you may want to consider signing up for Eastman's Local Catch!
Crescent City Supported Fisheries
Louisiana Seafood CSF: Support Our Local Fishers during Lent
CCFM announces a new Community Supported Fisheries (CSF) program. Sign up to get the freshest catch March 10 - April 21, 2011.
Core Sound Seafood
Core Sound Seafood was started as a way to connect the fishermen of Down East Carteret County, North Carolina to a viable, local market. Most of the fishermen that make up this coastal community
Core Sound Seafood
have been fishing all their lives – often they can trace their fishing heritage back four or five generations.
Catch of the Season
The Alaska Marine Conservation Council (AMCC) is proud to feature Tanner crab from Kodiak Island as the first product offered through a pilot of our Catch of the Season Community Supported Fishery (CSF). AMCC has worked for many years with local Kodiak fishermen on protection of Tanner crab habitat around Kodiak Island. This year we realized an important victory in limiting bottom trawling to protect seafloor habitat, the Tanner crab population and the fishermen that depend on them.
Cape Cod CSF
Photo Courtesy of Shareen Davis
This year we are happy to extend our season and promote more offerings to our new and returning customers. For those not familiar with the concept of a CSF - purchase of a share or shares will provide you with fresh locally caught fish from our dayboat and trap fisheries. Product available is offered on a rotating basis and dependent on species caught and locally available. All fin fish this season will be offered whole.
Cape Cod Commercial Hook Fishermen's Association Community Supported Fishery
Many of us place value on knowing where our food comes from
Cape Cod Hook Fishermen's CSF
, who it comes from and how it gets to us. CCCHFA’s CSF Program aims to be a more direct avenue for consumers to get the freshest, seasonal seafood available at a fair price for both subscribers and fishermen. Along the way, we hope to help shareholders further develop an understanding of the what, when, where and hows of our locally caught seafood, thus making for a more meaningful meal.
Cape Ann Fresh Catch
Wild Northern Shrimp
CAFC's official website can be found at www.capeannfreshcatch.org
Based from America's oldest seaport, Gloucester Massachusetts, comes one of the freshest ideas in seafood, the Cape Ann Fresh Catch (CAFC) Community Supported Fishery (CSF).
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