October is National Seafood Month


Discover why October is not just about pumpkin spice, but also a time to celebrate and support the thriving seafood industry in the United States! 

The seafood industry has a large effect on the U.S economy, making October an important month to celebrate. Not only does the seafood industry contribute significantly to the country's economy, but provides job opportunities in the fishing and aquaculture sectors. Whether it's the fishermen casting their nets, or the workers processing and distributing the seafood, each individual plays a crucial role in sustaining this vital sector.

At The Town Dock, we're one of the largest employers here in the Port of Galilee in southern Rhode Island. We're not only a leading employer, but the only American-owned, family-owned squid company here in Rhode Island. With the abundance of Shortfin and Longfin squid in our local waters, we're able to provide numerous job opportunities for individuals in the fishing industry, further contributing to the growth of our local economy. 

As we continue to celebrate the seafood industry this October, it's important to highlight the impact that squid has in Rhode Island. Did you know that Rhode Island Style Calamari is Rhode Island's official state appetizer? The delicious fried calamari dish is loved by many!

While many may immediately think of only eating fried calamari at a restaurant, there are plenty of recipe options to try at home! From buffalo calamari rings to calamari scampi with linguini, the possibilities are endless. Calamari is not only flavorful, but offers a wide range of health benefits. It's a low-fat source of protein and contains important nutrients like vitamin B12, iron, and omega-3 fatty acids. To encourage individuals to explore the culinary wonders of calamari, we have provided a variety of quick and easy recipes on our recipe tab. Whether you're a seasoned chef or a beginner in the kitchen, these recipes are designed to help you make the most out of this versatile seafood. So, why not take the opportunity this October to try something new and incorporate calamari into your home-cooked meals?

While October is often associated with pumpkin spice, it's also the perfect time to celebrate and support the thriving seafood industry. And what better way to do that than by trying out some of our delicious calamari recipes this fall! So let's not forget to savor the taste of fresh seafood and embrace all that October has to offer.