About the Network

The Local Catch Network (LCN) is made up of fishermen and women, researchers, technical assistance providers, and community-based organizations   across North America that are committed to strengthening local- and regional seafood systems through community supported fisheries (CSFs) and other direct producer-to-consumer arrangements. We believe this work is critical for supporting healthy fisheries and the communities that depend on them. In pursuit of this work, we seek to increase the visibility and viability of small-scale fisheries and aim to provide assistance to individuals and organizations that need support envisioning, designing, and implementing locally-relevant businesses that work towards social, economic, and environmental sustainability. LCN is governed by a volunteer Executive Committee that is responsible for supporting the growth and development of the network. The network is based at the University of Maine with backbone support from the North American Marine Alliance. For more information, contact us at: info@localcatch.org.

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– Network Leadership –

Executive Committee

Davee Palmantier, Williams Lake Indian Band (British Columbia)
Elizabeth Herendeen, Salmon State (Alaska)
Jordyn Kastlunger, Tuna Harbor Dockside Market & commercial fisherman (California)
Katy Rexford, Alaska Marine Conservation Council & Catch 49 (Alaska)
Kerry Marhefka, Abundant Seafood (South Carolina)
Peter Granger, Washington Sea Grant (retired) & commercial fisherman (Washington)
Tyson Rasor, Ecotrust (Oregon)

Network Coordination

Brett Tolley , Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance (Massachusetts)
Joshua Stoll, PhD. , University of Maine (Maine)

Past Steering Committee Members:

Lisa Campbell, PhD., Duke University
Erik Chapman, PhD.,  New Hampshire Sea Grant
Niaz Dorry, Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance
Elise Gilchrist, Dock to Dish (New York)
Kelly Harrell, Sitka Salmon Shares
Sonia Strobel,  Skipper Otto’s Community Supported Fishery
Stephanie Webb, Independent fisheries consultant

For more information, please contact: info@localcatch.org 

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Photo contributions by:
Liza Hoos, Jason Houston, Lindsey Morris, Julianna Stoll, Clare Wheeler, Forest Woodward