If you are like me, you try to eat as much fresh seafood as you can while you are on the Cape. There is nothing that says summer to me more than fresh scallops bought at the fish market nearby and grilled in butter and garlic on our cottage deck.
I have learned quite a bit about farmers and farms having created many logos and websites for local farmers and producers in New England through my Will Work for Food Project, but I was less knowledgable about the work it took to catch the seafood that end up on my plate so I was thrilled to find out about this program at Chatham's Fish Pier created by the Fisherman's Alliance.
The Pier Program, hosted by seasoned fishermen, who know these waters well, is a chance to get to meet these hard-working locals, hear about their experiences on the water and learn what steps the Fishermen's Alliance is taking to help depleted fish populations recover and the small-boat fishermen survive and thrive. It's a great way to gain an understanding of the Cape's commercial fishing industry and the importance of protecting this traditional way of life. Check out times and dates here: capecodfishermen.org/pier-program
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