To Our Customers
The Town Dock is the largest purchaser of US domestic East Coast squid.
From foodservice companies and distributors to your favorite Italian restaurant, Town Dock squid is found across the country and the world.
Being on the waterfront in Point Judith, Rhode Island is essential to our success at The Town Dock. Our location enables us to have a direct connection with our fishermen who keep us supplied with our wild-caught seafood and provide the quality control that we firmly stand behind. We would not be who we are today without a deep connection to the sea, and we continue to manage the day-to-day process of catching and unloading our fish as we’ve done for over 30 years.
Our job is the help our customers grow their business. When you work with us, we guarantee a comprehensive experience upheld by our unmatched support system. That includes quality support for you, your chefs, customers, or whoever else might need something when working with us. Our support system includes:
- A friendly and knowledgeable team
- Dedicated Customer Support
- Customized POS and/or sales presentations
Squid are a very abundant fishery, with most species actively managed on a quota system. This system is in place to ensure the health of fish stocks and maintain strong biomass, keeping them from being over-harvested. Most squid live about one year and one female squid can lay up to 180,000 eggs.
The Town Dock cleans all squid by hand. As a best-in-class calamari supplier, we feel it is essential to clean by hand to provide our customers with the high-quality finished product they’ve come to expect from the Town Dock.
Looking for more information? Use any of the links below to visit some of our trusted outside sources.
NOAA Fisheries helps conserve, protect, and manage living marine resources in a sustainable manner, so these ecosystems continue to flourish.
Fish Watch is maintained by NOAA Fisheries and provides easy-to-understand facts to consumers to help ensure informed, sustainable seafood choices.
Seafood Business is a trusted industry-related magazine that reports on seafood trends, and helps consumers make informed buying decisions.
Seafood Expo North America is North America’s largest seafood event and features more than 900 related exhibits from all over the world.
Rhode Island Fishermen’s Alliance helps educate the public on regulations and their effect on the fishing industry. This group also helps consumers find access to local fisheries.
This website contains local fishing requirements and regulations.
The Marine Stewardship Council works with partners in the seafood industry to help promote safe and sustainable fishing practices.
GAA Enforces socially responsible Aquaculture. They have developed certification standards and have become the leading organization to set standards for aquaculture seafood.
This organization helps promote and protect Atlantic coast fish species from physical waste.