Community Supported Fishery Brings Fresh Catch to Blue Hill



BLUE HILL — The Blue Hill Co-op Community Market & Café has announced that it is supporting the Midcoast Fishermen’s Cooperative by coordinating delivery of fresh, local, fairly traded fish to Blue Hill this summer.

Local residents can now buy shares of fresh, wild-caught fish delivered to Blue Hill starting this Sunday, July 5.

According to the Midcoast Fishermen’s Cooperative of Port Clyde, weekly shares of the fishermen’s fresh catch will consist of a variety of haddock, cod, flounder, hake, dabs, grey sole, monkfish, pollock and redfish.

Share prices for the whole fish option are $300 for a full share (8-12 pounds per week) or $150 for a half-share (4-6 pounds per week).

Prices for the filleted fish option are $340 for a full share (approximately 3.5 to 4.5 pounds of fillets per week) or $170 for a half-share (1.5 to 2.5 pounds of fillets per week). Filleting yields vary according to the species of fish.

The 10-week subscriptions to the Blue Hill Community Supported Fishery (CSF) begin Sunday, July 5, and continue through Sunday, Sept. 6.

The CSF truck will deliver the fresh fish (cleaned and packed on ice) to the Blue Hill Co-op parking lot on Sundays between 3:30 and 4:30 p.m.

Four- and six-week subscriptions are also available.

For more details on the Blue Hill CSF, contact Jessica Libby of the Midcoast Fishermen’s Cooperative at 790-2066 or [email protected], or contact Karen Doherty at the Blue Hill Co-op, 374-2165.

For more maritime news, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American.

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