The Town Dock Turns 44

Pictured: Ryan Clark, President & CEO of The Town Dock, cutting 44 year anniversary cake at our offices in Narragansett, Rhode Island.

This March, The Town Dock celebrated its 44th anniversary as a family-owned and vertically integrated company. Our celebrations included indulging in delicious cake with our team at our office in Narragansett, Rhode Island.

The Town Dock was founded on St. Patrick's Day in 1980 by Noah Clark; since then, The Town Dock has grown immensely and currently is located in Narragansett, Rhode Island. The Town Dock is now in its second generation with Noah's son, Ryan Clark, as the President & CEO. The Town Dock is known for our commitment to quality and sustainability, gaining worldwide recognition for delivering top-notch wild-caught calamari to both foodservice and retail customers. Our dedication to sourcing the finest calamari ensures that every bite is delicious for our customers. With a reputation for excellence that transcends borders, The Town Dock continues to be a trusted provider of premium calamari products that never fail to impress.

With a commitment to quality, sustainability, and an ethical supply chain, The Town Dock works closely with a dedicated fleet, local fishermen, and global suppliers. One key to our success is our strong partnerships with associations such as Rhode Island Seafood, Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), Commercial Fisheries Research Foundation, and California Fisheries and Seafood Institute. 

By sharing our extensive knowledge of squid and staying committed to sustainable fishing standards, we are actively contributing to the preservation of our oceans. Participating in sustainable fishing practices is not just a choice for us; it's a responsibility. By ensuring the health of our marine ecosystems, we're working towards preventing overfishing and reducing pollution, ultimately aiming to create a more sustainable future for generations moving forward. Our dedication to these practices is not only a reflection of our values but also a testament to our genuine care for the environment and the seafood industry as a whole.

One of The Town Dock's flagship product is our Rhode Island Calamari®. Preferred by many food service distributors and restaurants, it's a quality product chosen time and time again for its sweet but delicate taste. Choosing The Town Dock's Rhode Island Calamari® means more than just enjoying delicious calamari - it means actively supporting sustainable fishing practices that are crucial for the protection of our marine ecosystems for generations to come. By opting for The Town Dock's Rhode Island Calamari®, you're making a conscious choice to contribute to the health of our oceans and the preservation of marine life.

Rhode Island Calamari® is also be offered in our Chef Ready Calamari program. Chef Ready Calamari is a great option for any busy kitchen, with our calamari being hand-picked and hand-packed at our facilities in Narragansett, Rhode Island. Currently, we're offering same- or next-day shipment options, allowing for more convenience and flexibility with our calamari orders (cutoff times apply).

We continue to uphold our values and commitment to providing quality seafood products. Learn more about the history of The Town Dock, our commitment to high standards, and our calamari products.