HOW IT WORKS
Where does your seafood come from?
Large corporate seafood buyers dominate the market, which limits access to our local seafood and puts the squeeze on our fishermen and their families.
We think differently.
Instead, we pay fair-trade prices to our local fishermen, who catch & process seafood right here in Port Orford. This allows us to sell Port Orford seafood right here at home, and provide the best quality, sustainable & traceable fish to Oregonians.
By catching and processing your seafood ourselves, we knock out the corporate link in the supply chain and tell the complete story of where your seafood comes from.
How does it work?
Our Community Supported Fishery (CSF) is an online seafood market. Members pre-pay for credits which are used throughout the year to buy items directly from our yearly catch.
Shares start at $100, and can go as large as you’d like, in increments of $100. This credit is used to purchase items directly from our online fish market. You pick up your seafood monthly at 12 communities in Western Oregon. Members pay an annual membership fee which helps us cover overhead costs.
That’s it – no hidden costs or surprises.
Port Orford Caught
Our Community Supported Fishery (CSF) is a flexible online seafood market. Members pre-pay for credits which are used throughout the year to buy items directly from our evolving inventory.
When & Where do I pickup?
Click here for an up-to-date list of our locations.
Our seafood is delivered each month on a Thursday in: Eugene, Roseburg, Grants Pass, Medford, Ashland, Jacksonville, and Cave Junction.
It is delivered bi-monthly (2nd Thursday in January but 1st Thursday every other month thereafter i.e., January 10, 2019, March 7, 2019 and so on) in: Portland, Salem, and Corvallis, with the specific dates indicated through the 'Join Now' links.
Shares must be picked up within 72 hours of the scheduled time, after which shares will be considered forgotten.
What does it cost?
Members purchase a share for as little as $100, and as large as they’d like, in increments of $100. Members pay an annual membership fee starting at an earlybird rate of $10 in Oct/Nov running through Dec 31. The membership fee increases to $25 January 1 until February 28; March 1 the membership fee increases to $35 and ALL signups end April 31.
How do I order?
We use weekly emails to inform you about what was caught and processed in the last week. Members login to their account and select the items they want from our online fish market. Each of your orders can be personalized over the course of several weeks, as the catch comes in.
How am I billed?
Our online fish market displays items in one pound units. Our fillets typically range from 0.85 – 1.15 lbs. During batching the actual weights of each item will be manually input into your account before you are charged. You will be emailed an invoice with the adjusted totals.
Can I add more credit?
Yes! We encourage you to try and right size your share for the whole year, but we realize that this isn’t always an option. Feel free to start small and add more credit later.
Does my share expire?
Credits should be used by December 31 of that year. Balances less than $50 can be rolled into next year, if you have prepaid for the next year's fishing season.