Know Your Fisherman

Know Your Fisherman

Know Your Fisherman is a movement-building campaign within a network of fishermen, advocates, organizers, researchers, and seafood consumers. We spotlight and amplify ongoing work aimed at strengthening market and policy support for small-to-mid-scale domestic commercial fishermen and their products. We want to get people asking for wild, locally caught, and traceable seafood  – it’s good for consumers, for fishermen, and for the sustainability of our fisheries. The best step to take is to Know Your Fisherman!

One way we’re changing purchasing practices is through our Know Your Fisherman pledge, which asks seafood buyers to pledge to shift 10% of their total seafood purchases toward wild, locally caught, and traceable seafood. Anyone can get involved. Are you a seafood buyer? Take our Know Your Fisherman pledge.

If you’re a fisherman, consumer, a CSF or other direct marketing program manager, advocate, or are otherwise interested in plugging into Know Your Fisherman, drop us a line at knowyourfisherman@gmail.com.

The Know Your Fisherman campaign is supported by grants from the Food and Farm Communications Fund and the Maine Community Foundation.