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.
The Local Catch
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.
Seafood OfferedAmerican lobster, Haddock, Halibut, Hard clams, Mackerel, Mussels, Oysters, Salmon, Seaweed, Shrimp, Sole, Squid, Swordfish, Tuna, Redfish
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