Community Supported Fisheries (“CSF”) are alternative business models for local fishermen to sell their seafood. They allow direct sales to local consumers and provide a facility that encourages community engagement and food traceability. The model allows consumers to purchase a share of the day’s catch directly from local fishermen through an online platform so that they can enjoy the benefits of premium produce from their clean environment. 

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In North America, the concept has flourished. From 2008 onwards, 13 CSFs have been established around the United States. In 2014, local seafood networks like CSFs were listed in the top 10 food trends in the USA.

Well…. Wildcatch Fisheries SA Inc is bringing the idea down under! This CSF will be the first of its kind in the Australia and we are currently taking expressions of interest.
We will keep you updated on the progress and let you know when it’s time to buy Fair Fish.

The project is in its feasibility stage, and will go live in May 2018. At this stage, we expect packages to feed a family of four and be priced at approximately $40.00 to pick up.

 

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The project was featured in the Sunday Mail on June 25th 2017


How it Works…
Customers order a share of the day’s catch…
which is available for pick-up or delivery…
and can be whole or filleted.
You can opt-out of types of seafood
… and can even skip deliveries.

Each share contains a high value and a secondary species… 
along with an information brochure: species fact card, wine & condiment parings and suggested recipes.

Why we need a Community Supported Fishery…

  • Fishers get a fair price…
  • which means a better margin…
  • on all species…
  • so that they can catch less fish…
  • and still have resources for other farm gate projects and future generations.