From Oregon State University Extension
With summer at its peak, so is the craving for fresh, local seafood – but first-time buyers sometimes have questions about purchasing directly from local fishermen.
To help fish-buying “newbies” navigate the process, Oregon Sea Grant’s Fishery Extension Agent, Ruby Moon, will provide four free, guided “Shop at the Dock” seafood-buying tours this month from the commercial fishing docks in Newport.
Tours start at noon on July 11, 19, 24 and 30 at the entrance of Port Dock 5 on the Newport bayfront. Buyers should bring:
* An ice chest filled with ice
* Cash for purchasing seafood – No credit or debit cards
* And bring your questions about direct market vessels and choosing and buying fresh seafood.
Here’s OSU Extension’s Kaety Hildebrand on an actual shopping trip to the docks!