Resource Library

These resources represent a collection of information from a diverse network of individuals and organizations involved in the direct marketing of seafood. If you would like to add additional resources to this site, please contact us at: info@localcatch.org

#FindYourSeafoodWeek August 2-8, 2021

We invite seafood harvesters, partner organizations, and community members to join us in spreading the word about community-based fisheries during #FindYourSeafoodWeek, hosted August 2-8, 2021.

A Fresh Look at Frozen Fish

Keith Cox, Anna Colonna, Jim Norton, Megan Mackey, Linda Behnken, Leesa Cobb, Alan Lovewell, Tyson Rasor, Katy Pelissier, Amanda Oborne, Bowman Leigh (2017).

Connecting Local Seafood & Consumers: Direct Marketing 101

Alexandra Chase, Stephanie Otts. (2016). National Sea Grant Law Center.

Describing the diversity of community supported fishery programs in North America

Bolton et al. (2016). Marine Policy, 66, 21-29.

Local seafood: rethinking the direct marketing paradigm

Stoll, J., B. Dubik, L. Campbell. (2015). Local seafood: rethinking the direct marketing paradigm. Ecology & Society, 20(2), 1-14.

Market Your Catch

This is an online Resource Guide to help fishermen develop direct marketing strategies on the West Coast. The guide provides information about community supported fisheries, off-the-dock sales, and a variety of other strategies.

Do community supported fisheries (CSFs) improve sustainability?

McClenachan, L., Neal, B., Al-Abdulrazzak, D., Witkin, T., Fisher, K., and Kittinger, J. (2014). Do community supported fisheries (CSFs) improve sustainability? Fisheries Research, 157, 62-69.

From vegetable box to seafood cooler: applying the community-supported agriculture model to fisheries

Campbell, L. M., Boucquey, N., Stoll, J., Coppola, H., & Smith, M. D. (2014). From vegetable box to seafood cooler: applying the community-supported agriculture model to fisheries. Society & Natural Resources, 27(1), 88-106.

National Summit on Community Supported Fisheries

This document provides a summary of a July 2012 conference on community supported fisheries held in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The summit brought together fishers and CSF organizers from across North America.

Starting and Maintaining Community Supported Fishery Programs: A Resource Guide for Fishermen and Fishing Communities

This guide provides general information to assist fishermen and fishing communities with starting and/or maintaining a Community Supported Fishery (CSF). National Sea Grant Law Center – NSGLC-12-04-03.

Local Seafood Movements and Seafood Sustainability in North America

Witter, A. (2012). Local Seafood Movements and Seafood Sustainability in North America: A case study on a community supported fishery in Monterey, California. IIIEE Master thesis.

Direct marketing strategies: The rise of community supported fishery programs

Brinson, A., Lee, M. Y., & Rountree, B. (2011). Direct marketing strategies: The rise of community supported fishery programs. Marine Policy, 35(4), 542-548.

Local Catch – Quality, Marketing and Consumption

Different regions are taking different approaches to the direct marketing of local seafood. This American Fisheries Society symposium in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania focused on innovations taking place across the US.

Walking Fish: Steps Towards a Viable Future in Small-scale Fisheries

This report provides information about the Walking Fish CSF during its pilot season in 2009. It offers an overview of the planning process, information about the design and structure of the CSF, results from the first season, and a set of lessons learned.

CSF Bait Box

Building on the experience of many communities supporting fisheries, NAMA has several resources and tools available for fishermen to think through what a CSF is, how it can work in particular communities, and best practices.

Fishermen’s Direct Marketing Manual

This resource guide provides information about direct marketing of seafood, including information about HACCP, e-commerce, and processing.

Selling SeafoodinRhode Island Getting a Peddlers License

Farmers’ Markets, Home Delivery & Community Supported Fisheries (CSFs). Guide & Fact Sheet.

Fishermen’s Direct Marketing Manual

This resource guide provides information about direct marketing of seafood, including information about HACCP, e-commerce, and processing.