Title

Two new community supported fisheries (CSFs), the Port Clyde Draggermen's Cooper

Authors

Peter Smith

Source

Mainebiz

Date

1-28-2008

Pages

1, 6

Abstract

Two new community supported fisheries (CSFs), the Port Clyde Draggermen's Cooperative and Portland-based Ready Seafood, are connecting consumers directly with fishermen. CSFs should boost fishermen's returns while working against a seafood market that rewards volume over quality, to the detriment of fleet diversity and small boats. The challenge for consumers is cooking unprocessed seafood. Community supported agriculture (CSA) farms have grown from one in 1989 to 95 today. Many hope the CSF model will help support conservation-minded fishermen in an effort to sustain coastal communities and a working waterfront. With details on the two CSFs.

Subjects

Seafood, Community Supported Agriculture

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