Ed Hudon

Community Supported Fishery (CSF)




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About Ed Hudon

I am a newly formed small concern fishing tub trawls for ground fish in the Gulf of Maine, and for Striped Bass in Massachusetts state waters. I fish a single 25' boat and use a method of harvest that reduces habitat damage and limits bycatch. I operate my boat as part of my online fishing fly manufacturing business -- Merrimack River Flies

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Species Offered

Cod, Haddock, Hake, Dogfish, Monkfish, Mackerel, Butterfish, Herring, Skate, Bluefish, Striped Bass (MA Only).

The value statements outlined below aim to create a higher level of accountability and trust, both internally within the network and externally to the public, in order to advance the movement of Community Supported Fisheries (CSF) and like-minded community-based seafood operations.

  • Community-Based Fisheries
  • Fair Access
  • Fair Price
  • Eating with the Ecosystem
  • Traceable and Simple Supply Chains
  • Catch and Handle with Honor
  • Community and Ecosystem Based Fisheries Management
  • Honoring the Ocean
  • Creativity and Collaboration

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I participate in Community Supported Agriculture, so Community-Based Fisheries fits my belief system. Since I fish tub trawls in the Gulf Of Maine, I cannot compete with the large trawls. Community-Based fisheries allows me access to a market that supports a fishing method that is kind to the habitat, and limits by-catch. To be successful, I need fair access to the fishing grounds and can fish without damaging the fragile environment. By selling to Community-Based Fisheries, I can get a fair price for my catch without having to compete with the large trawlers at the auctions.