To Our Fishermen
Our Success Starts with our Local Fishermen
We thank our local fishermen for their contributions to the success of our organization.
For decades, The Town Dock family has made it our mission to supply only the best seafood the ocean has to offer, and we know this would not be possible without the help of our fishermen.
As the largest purchaser of squid on the East Coast, we are proud to provide our local fishermen with a strong market presence that they can count on – placing high-demand items like fluke, sea bass, and scup in markets around the country.
We are committed to always providing a competitive price with our “pay the next day” policy, and a supportive relationship.
We provide full service amenities to help make unloading easy and efficient for our partner fishermen and their crews. Our full service amenities include:
- Extended Unloading Services 7 days/week
- Fuel Access
- Fish Pumping Available
- Scallop Unloading
The Town Dock supports the Rhode Island Fishermen’s Alliance and its mission of continuing to help create sustainable fisheries without putting licensed fishermen out of business. Since its inception, the Rhode Island Fishermen’s Alliance has stayed true to its motto “for the people, by the people.” The common bond of this group is a shared sense of responsibility to protect every Rhode Island fishery and every harvester.
The Town Dock is a proud supporter of the Rhode Island Seafood Marketing Collaborative. Established in 2011 by the Rhode Island General Assembly, the RI Seafood Collaborative has been charged with supporting local fishermen and businesses by increasing awareness and consumption of species fished locally here in Rhode Island.
A recent initiative driven by The Town Dock’s CEO, Ryan Clark, was the creation of a branded seal for all locally fished Rhode Island seafood. Joining other local seafood wholesalers, fishers, processors and distributors, a “Certified Rhode Island Seafood” seal was created to be applied to all qualifying local seafood products. The seal visually signifies to customers that they are buying local.
We’re looking forward to playing an increasing role in the Collaborative as we continue to develop new initiatives. To find out more about their mission and other efforts, visit SeafoodRI.com. Stop by the Marketplace to find markets & restaurants with Rhode Island seafood.