I am a local fisherman who loves to sell, trade, barter and sometimes give away the fish I catch. I have a passion for connecting people in my community with fish caught in their own back yard and educating people about the process to harvest local seafood.
About Eric Hodge
I am a Local fisherman in Ventura County. I fish in Ventura, Santa Barbara counties and sell in my town of Ojai CA.
I fish mainly groundfish, using hook and line and deep set long-line.I am also a licensed fish receiver and sell a good portion of my catch direct to restaurants and customers in my community.
Seafood OfferedBlack cod, Lingcod, Rockfish, Sanddab, Vermilion, Blackgill Occasionally: Yellowtail and White Seabass in the late spring thru early fall.
Number of Fishermen Sourced From
Years in Business
What are the Local Catch core values?
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