Here are just a few of our fishing friends around North America running Community Supported Fisheries.
When we founded Skipper Otto’s CSF in 2008, we were simultaneously one of the first CSFs in the world. We didn’t know about one another, but independently, fishing communities across North America were beginning to think about ways to reconnect fishing families directly to consumers. Since 2008, dozens of CSFs have sprung up across North America and around the world. We are proud to be part of advancing this movement most actively through our volunteer work on the steering committee of an organization called Localcatch.org.
From our Localcatch website: “LocalCatch.org is a community-of-practice that is made up of fishermen, organizers, researchers, and consumers from across North America committed to providing local, healthful, low-impact, and economically sustainable seafood via community supported fisheries (CSFs) and other direct marketing arrangements. We believe this work is critical for supporting healthy fisheries and the communities that depend on them. We seek to increase the visibility and viability of community-based fishermen and aim to provide assistance to individuals and organizations that need support envisioning, designing, and implementing locally-relevant businesses that work towards a triple bottom line. LocalCatch.org is maintained by a voluntary steering committee that is responsible for supporting the growth and development of the network. For more information, contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.