Fishing for Profit
The Gulf of Maine Research Institute launched True Fin in 2019. The mission-driven company trains fishermen in specialized handling practices. They can then sell high-quality, sustainable fish to restaurants that were previously importing the same products from abroad. CEO Jen Levin describes best-handling practices which are based on a Japanese practice known as "ike jime." Brendan Landry, a True Fin employee, discusses how he connects with fishermen on the docks; he now has connections with about 60 boats. The company has grown from three employees to seven and is looking to hire more people.
Schreiber, Laurie, "Fishing for Profit" (2021). Maine News Index – MaineBiz. 8005.