Local Ocean




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About Local Ocean

Local Ocean is the premier destination for seafood on the central Oregon coast. Through our bayfront dining room, fish market, and our DockBox seafood meal kit, we aim to give people the best seafood experience of their lives. Buying fish direct from the local Newport boats provides market opportunity for the local fleet and showcases our local sustainable fisheries. Local Ocean ownership is held by Perpetual Purpose Trust that ensures our company purpose of taking care of people and the ocean through profit sharing the our employees, and philanthropy with values-aligned partners.

Location Options
  • Community Supported Fishery/Seafood Box
  • Retail Outlet
Purchasing Options
  • One-time Purchase
Delivery Options
  • In-Person Pick-Up
  • Shipping Available

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Seafood Offered

Black cod, Dungeness crab, Halibut, Lingcod, Mussels, Oysters, Petrale, Prawns, Rockfish, Salmon, Scallops, Seaweed, Shrimp, Tuna




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Years in Business

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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Local Oceans core values as stated in our Trust Agreement:

1. Promote engagement of Stakeholders in governance of the Trust;
2. Operate for the benefit of all existing employees;
3. Provide a great place to work for every employee, where people want to come to work in a culture that values employee voices, and their personal and professional development;
4. Maintain premises and equipment to ensure a safe, sanitary, well-kept, and aesthetically pleasing environment;
5. Ensure supply chain decisions prioritize sustainable seafood, local seafood, and direct purchases from fishers;
6. Provide market opportunity for the local fishing fleet and showcase local seafood species and products;
7. Ensure consistent and exceptional product and service standards are maintained; from product receiving, to product preparation, to plating and presentation;
8. Advocate for Oregon fisheries, fishers, and the Pacific Ocean through education, philanthropy, and partnerships with values-aligned entities in the local and global community;
9. Ensure financial security for the long-term viability of the company;
10. Prioritize a profit-sharing program or some equivalent financial program that fairly and equitably distributes meaningful patronage to existing employee-owners;
11. Practice transparency with all Stakeholders through open-book management principles; and
12. Exemplify environmental, social, and economic sustainability in business practices.