Local I‘a Hooks Customers
Love seafood and the ocean? Want to know exactly where and when your seafood was caught, so you can rest assured that it is labeled correctly? Local I‘a Community Supported Fishery provides fair-trade, 100-percent local seafood, traceable from boat to plate using an online platform called ThisFish created by Ecotrust.
We tell the story of the seafood distributed by uploading catch details of when, caught, as well as who caught it. We pay fishers the price requested per pound and sell it directly to the community. A shorter supply chain provides fresher products to the consumer and higher wages to the fisher. The depleting higher. This allows fishers to fish less, and the populations of fish replenishes more easily. Lower pay to fishers is commonplace in the seafood industry, and creates the need to catch more state regulations, traditional knowledge and Seafood Watch guidelines.
the story of the fisher who caught it, providing muchdeserved opportunities for gratitude to be expressed our Thank a Fisher option, whereby community members can send a message to traceability platform. Fishers work very hard to bring our seafood to the table, and we are honored to provide a way for the people who enjoy their seafood to provide gratitude!
- tion outlets: farmers markets - lo Co-op, wholesale to chefs and local restaurants, catering and pop-up events, and our CSF service. The company was started as a CSF alone, providing a share of seafood much like a CSA service does with produce. Payment is taken up front for a certain number of shares to that week.
Although we are a for-profit business, we are also a social-impact enterprise. The company donates profits to areas of conservation and community- building. The bottom line doesn’t always have to be monetary. In our case, it is ocean conservation
Fishing for more information? Visit localiahawaii. com.
Ashley Watts taking an ‘ahi out of the cooler to process and filet.