I am writing on behalf of Local Ocean – we operate a sustainable land-based fishery outside of Hudson, NY. Our system is fully-contained, 100% recirculating with no discharge of water or waste. Microorganisms purify the water which is returned clean to the fish tanks with no release of waste into the surrounding area. We are the only commercial-scale, zero-discharge aquaculture operation in the world. Currently, we raise five species of saltwater fish. Our fish is of the highest quality and is free of mercury and heavy metals. It is distributed locally and delivered fresh, usually within 24 hours of harvest. See below for more background information on Local Ocean.
We are in the process of setting up a Community Supported Fishery (CSF) based on the CSA model. Creating a direct, reciprocal, and mutually beneficial relationship with our customers and the communities where we operate is an essential part of our mission and our message. We seek to partner with organizations and communities aligned with our values.
Specifically, we are looking to work with existing CSAs as well as set up our own distribution to serve those who are not currently CSA members.
If you are interested in collaborating or learning more about what we do, you can reach me at [address removed].
We are looking for CSAs we could partner with as well as for potential pick-up sites - I would appreciate any tips.
Also, let me know if you or anyone you know might be interested in helping us launch this initiative.
Below is some more information on Local Ocean.
company video http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=pCBpnZY2hU4
Local Ocean is the only aquaculture enterprise in the world growing saltwater fish commercially in a land-based, fully-enclosed, 100% recirculating system that eliminates waste, conserves water, and minimizes its impact on the environment. Microorganisms purify and filter the water as they break down and absorb biological waste from the fish. The water is then
returned clean to the fish tanks and continues to recirculate through the system without any discharge. We grow five species of marine fish – sea bream, European sea bass, black sea bass, striped bass, and Yellowtail. We currently deliver to a variety of commercial accounts in New York State and NYC including FreshDirect, Wegmans, Price Chopper, Fairway Supermarkets, Eataly, ESCA, Fig and Olive, etc. Our fish is of the highest quality, it is free of mercury and heavy metals. It is distributed locally and delivered fresh, usually within 24 hours of harvest. We produce and distribute locally in the Northeast which limits our carbon footprint.