Each week, Salt + Sea members receive fresh, locally caught, sustainable seafood. Your membership with Salt + Sea is a convenient way to make the most of the Gulf of Maine’s rich, local food source.
By becoming a member, you are participating in the responsible management of the Gulf of Maine ecosystem. You will be buying seafood caught by local harvesters who use responsible practices and who target sustainable stocks.
Over 90% of the fish Americans consume today is imported. By joining Salt + Sea, you are investing directly into your local economy.
What makes your fish "sustainable"?
How does a share work?
Each week members pick up their pre-paid shares. Members can choose to sign up for 2 months at a time, and can renew their membership at any point.
What is in a share?
Our fish shares vary from week to week and consist mainly of fillets of Acadian Redfish, Haddock, Monkfish, Pollock, Flounder and Hake. The contents of each week’s share vary depending on what the boats bring in. Our Single Share consists of at least 1lb of fresh fillets weekly, and our Double Share consists of at least 2lbs of fresh fillets weekly.
We also work with local shellfish harvesters, and offer Gulf of Maine oysters, clams, mussels and scallops. Depending on season, our Shellfish Shares include either a dozen oysters, or a bag of mussels, clams or scallops.
Why is this fish often more expensive than what I find in the store?
We go to great lengths to cut our fish day-of delivery, and never hold fillets for more than 24 hours at a time. This comes at a cost, especially in an industry where it is typical to store fillets for several days at a time, soaking them in bleach solutions to disguise their age. We also work with local fishermen who are known for their exceptional quality of fish, for which we pay high above market price.
When can I start?
We run year-round, and our members can start receiving shares at any time.
What happens if I can’t come pick up my share?
If you can't pick up your share on a given week, you have two options:You can have a friend come pick it up instead.
You can place your account on hold.
Unclaimed shares are donated to the Wayside Food Program.
Where do I pick up my fish?
We run drop-offs at the following locations:
Rosemont Market, 88 Congress Street, Portland: Mondays 5-6pm
We have a home delivery on Tuesdays from 4-6pm for residents of Portland (West End), Woodfords, Back Cove, Cumberland Foreside and Falmouth Foreside.
You can also find our fish at the Portland Food Co-op.