This project was successfully funded by a loan from Steward Regenerative Capital.
Tre-Fin has been awarded a USDA Value-Added Producer grant to increase the harvest and purchasing of local fish from other sustainable fishermen.
Tre-Fin Day Boat Seafood, based in Ilwaco, WA, brings the holistic approach of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) to the sustainable seafood industry, operating as a Community Supported Fishery (CSF). Day boat seafood means fish are individually caught and returned to dock within 24 hours, eliminating the wasteful and destructive approaches of industrial-scale fisheries. Upon return to the dock, each fish is hand-cut and flash-frozen to maximize quality, nutrition, and flavor before being delivered directly to restaurants and consumers’ doors.
Tre-Fin has obtained a Value Added Producer Grant (VAPG) to purchase Black Cod and Rockfish from local fishermen. All funds from this grant are expected to be reimbursed by the USDA within one month of submitting invoices. This six month bridge loan will allow Tre-Fin to use the money for inventory purchasing multiple times over the course of several months, increasing Tre-Fin’s ability to meet their growing demand from local restaurants and customers.
Tre Fin is committed to transparency and truly sustainable seafood sourcing. They embrace this core mission through the following practices:
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