The Local Catch

Community Supported Fishery (CSF)

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About The Local Catch

For Captain Rich Cook, founder of The Local Catch, selling local seafood is not just a transaction. It’s a way to share the fresh flavor of Rhode Island-caught seafood with local consumers who can’t personally make it out to the fishing grounds to catch it themselves.

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Species Offered

Squid, Scallops, John Dory, Haddock, Halibut, Swordfish, Redfish, Yellowtail, Flounder, Claims, Oysters, Lobster, Cod, Wreckfish, Wahoo

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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As fishermen, we have a vested interest in the sustainability of our fish stocks. At The Local Catch, we take a broad view of sustainability, encompassing all aspects of the term: environmental, social, and economic. We believe that preferring locally caught seafood has important sustainability benefits that are often overlooked in global sustainable seafood campaigns: a reduced carbon footprint; an opportunity to get to know your fishermen and hold them personally accountable; an opportunity to grasp the nuances of regional marine ecosystems and to understand how fishing and consumption practices affect them.