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Village Fishmonger

www.VillageFishmongerNYC.com

Village Fishmonger is a New York-based seafood startup that is building on the traditional neighborhood fishmonger concept with "boat-to-table" sourcing and a carefully curated seafood selection.

Currently operating a Community Supported Fishery in NYC, Village Fishmonger plans to roll out brick & mortar and e-commerce channels, the company aims to promote local, sustainable seafood while creating a fun and easy buying experience for consumers.

New Seafood Label Law Posted in U.S. Congress

By Sean Dixon, Co-Founder, Village Fishmonger NYC Earlier this month, after the fall out taking place after conservation group Oceana’s latest seafood mislabeling report, Representative Ed Markey (D-Massachusetts) and five other Representatives introduced a bill in Congress to protect consumers, fishermen, and the public’s right to know (what they’re eating). According to the Oceana report,…

Labeling & Local Seafood

By Sean Dixon, Co-Founder, Village Fishmonger NYC Recently highlighted in a great Ocean Views post by Brian Howard, an Atlantic article, and the New York Times, a report by ocean advocacy organization Oceana once again exposed a fatal flaw in the U.S.’s seafood economy: mislabeling. Labels In the world of seafood, mislabeling generally means one…

Seafood Sustainability in the Restaurant Industry

By Dennis O’Connor | www.VillageFishmongerNYC.com I recently sat down with Village Fishmonger’s resident fishmonger, Ben Smallman, to get his take on seafood and why he loves what he does.  He’s currently working as a tournant at Danny Meyer’s The Modern restaurant in Manhattan’s Museum of Modern Art (MOMA). Village Fishmonger: Why do you like to work with…

Community Supported Fisheries Can Jump-start Coastal Economy After Hurricane Sandy

In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, local food networks, including local fisheries, need your help.  Last week, we spread the word about funding disaster relief efforts for fisheries and fishery-related businesses. Now, with more news from the coastal zone trickling out, there’s more that consumers can do. Shellfish Village Fishmonger NYC works with fishermen in…

Fishermen Look to Recovery After Hurricane Sandy

Over the past few days, Hurricane Sandy barreled through the Mid-Atlantic Ocean, making landfall late Monday night in New Jersey.  Thoughts and well-wishes have been flowing in from all over the world – with millions in the dark and no way to travel, the NY-NJ region (the most densely populated stretch of U.S. coastline) is…

Local Oceans & NYC’s New Village Fishmonger

The oceans (or the ocean, singular; depending on your perspective), are (is) big. To paraphrase Douglas Adams’s Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, “You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mindbogglingly big it is” (Mr. Adams was actually referring to the universe, but seeing as we can swim, dive, and fish in the ocean, but –…