All of this values are the basis of the mission of our MV Seafood Collaborative program, which operates under the direction of our non-profit, the Martha's Vineyard Fishermen's Preservation Trust (MVSC) . Our mission at the MVFPT is to safeguard Martha's Vineyard's fishing heritage and future by supporting the island's small-boat, owner-operated fishing fleets and their sustainably harvested catch.
Martha's Vineyard Seafood Collaborative
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About Martha's Vineyard Seafood Collaborative
The Martha's Vineyard Seafood Collaborative (MVSC) was established in 2021 as an extension of the Martha’s Vineyard Fishermen’s Preservation Trust, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. The MVSC supports a network of local independent commercial fishermen and shellfish farmers by purchasing, marketing, and wholesaling their harvests to local consumers.
Seafood OfferedAmerican lobster, Bluefish, Flounder, Hard clams, Oysters, Scallops, Scup, Soft-shell clams, Striped bass, Tautog, Triggerfish, Black Sea Bass, Bay and Sea scallop (it just says scallops), Summer Flounder (Just says flounder)
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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