Trawl to Table events bring fishermen together with seafood dealers, restaurants, retailers, and others involved in buying and selling seafood to share information about the seafood supply chain. These interactive events include stations on gear technology and fishing practices, quality handling, tours at fish auctions and processors, and fishery regulation. The discussions also include opportunities for working more actively together to build and maintain markets for Gulf of Maine seafood.
In 2014, funding for these events has been made available by the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation. We hosted one event in Portland in June, and we'll be hosting two more in Boston in Fall. Past events have been supported by the Saltonstall-Kennedy grant program and NOAA Fisheries.