Sunday, June 15, 2008

Community Supported Fisheries

Port Clyde, Maine now has Maine's first application of community supported fisheries. Via Foster's Daily Democrat (HT Ahab's Journal):

In agriculture, shareholders pay an upfront amount to farmers in return for a portion of the harvest. In the commercial fishing model, shareholders pay a set amount in return for a share of fresh catches of haddock, cod, flounder, shrimp and other seafood caught by four boats that fish out of Port Clyde, a fishing port in the town of St. George.

Some other links to Community Supported Fisheries Sites:
SeaNotes: Monterey Aquarium
NC SeaGrant

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