New Community Supported Fisheries Resource

NORTH CAROLINA FISHERIES

There’s a new development in the Community Supported Fisheries arena. The www.LocalCatch.org website links CSF programs across North America and provides resources to communities that want to start their own.

For background on the CSF concept, read North Carolina Sea Grant’s Winter 2010 Coastwatch story that documents initial research and pilots in North Carolina and the early community programs in Northeast states. A year and a half later, LocalCatch.org lists — and links to — 62 programs (and growing) in North America.

The organization’s steering committee has several partners that have worked with Sea Grant on CSF programs, including Joshua Stoll and Lisa Campbell.

Stoll is a current National Sea Grant College Program Knauss Fellow from North Carolina and co-founder of Walking Fish CSF.

Campbell is a Duke researcher. North Carolina Sea Grant funded her study of Down East Carteret County that provided the groundwork for the ongoing www.SaltwaterConnections.o​rg economic development efforts in the state.

Her research was covered in a Holiday 2010 Coastwatch article. Stoll was one of the graduate students who worked with Campbell.

This new website is separate from the Local Catch: North Carolina Seafood Availability cards. To find Sea Grant’s seasonal availability cards, visit: www.ncseagrant.org and search for “local catch.”

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