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  • Writer's pictureMelissa Collier

Boat to Table Workshop for Commercial Fisherman, Campbell River, 2018

Updated: Aug 5, 2021

The Greenway Lands Trust hosted a workshop for commercial fisherman to explore and promote the field of direct seafood sales. This workshop is their first step into action after they completed community-based research identifying that access to local wild seafood is a significant issue in our area, particularly in remote communities.

We were asked to speak at this workshop to share our business stories, successes and challenges. Several other speakers discussed topics such as:

  • direct marketing

  • business planning

  • pricing

  • quality standards

  • transport

  • rules & regulations / fisher vendor licence

While the workshop was aimed for fisherman to attend and learn, it had a surprising outcome. Only two fishermen were present, including myself. Instead, the room was full of people representing organizations and groups that are concerned about food security. It was a fantastic opportunity to inform people outside fishing industry on the barriers to dock sales and local sales.

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