Group Starts New Community-Supported Fishery

Steve Heimel, APRN-Anchorage

A small-boat advocacy group is starting a new community-supported fishery.  The idea is that consumers order the seafood ahead of time, at a posted price, and the fleet makes the catch.  The Alaska Marine Conservation Council brokers the delivery.  The first try is taking orders today for boxes of  Bairdi Tanner crab leg clusters caught by the Kodiak fleet.  Later they may try Halibut and Salmon as well.

CORRECTION: APRN initially reported that this is Alaska’s first community supported fishery, but ‘Alaska’s Own’ seafood started a community-supported fishery in the summer of 2010.

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