Benefits of Buying Your Seafood from Your Local Fish Market

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Not so long ago, all food was locally grown or locally caught, and sold in same-day markets. While there were a lot of disadvantages to that method of buying and selling–the issues with proximity being the largest disadvantage–there are a lot of advantages too. In fact, a lot of people are taking advantage of local markets to buy their food. Here are some reasons you may want to stay local for your seafood choices.

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Why Local?

Perhaps the largest reason you need to stay local with your seafood choices is a shorter supply chain. If you buy salmon at the supermarket, you have no idea how old it is, where it came from, or how it was caught. Local fish markets can tell you down to the boat how their seafood got to them, and that’s a comforting feeling.

Local fish markets also mean that you will have more choices because local fishermen know the more variety they can bring to market, the more money for their catch. With a local fish market, you are spending your money locally, which helps your local economy. In an era where Americans buy 80% of their seafood from overseas, buying local is even more important.

You are also helping to improve the overall variety and wealth of the North Atlantic ocean. When local fishermen are getting good prices for their catch, they are willing to work for the conservation of the ocean. This is a good idea for the fishing community, as well as the ocean. If you shop locally for your seafood, everyone wins.

When you are looking for the best fish market in the area, you need to come and see us. We’re located at 134 Main Street, Port Jefferson, New York, 11777.

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