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Trawl to Table

Trawl to Table events bring fishermen together with seafood dealers, restaurants, retailers, and others involved in buying and selling seafood to share information about the seafood supply chain. These interactive events include stations on gear technology and fishing practices, quality handling, tours at fish auctions and processors, and fisheries management.

The discussions also include opportunities for working more actively together to build and maintain markets for Gulf of Maine seafood. Recent surveys and interviews have showed that for approximately 60% of restaurant and foodservice staff who have attended Trawl to Table workshops, the event sparked a major shift in their efforts to source significantly more seafood from the Gulf of Maine.

If you are a member of the supply chain involved in buying or selling seafood, please consider attending our next event:

September 22, 2017 
8:00 AM – 3:15 PM
New Bedford, MA

We are also holding two events specifically for people who work on food system issues other than seafood, and who are interested in learning more about what's happening in fishing communities today. If this is you, please consider attending one of the following events: 

October 20, 2017
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Portland, ME

October 27, 2017
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Portland, ME

Contact Patty Collins for more details, or to RSVP for this event.

Since 2014, funding for Trawl to Table events has been generously provided by the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation. The two events in October are being supported by funding from the Maine Technology Institute. Past events have been supported by the Saltonstall-Kennedy grant program and NOAA Fisheries.