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Cape Ann Fresh Catch


Cape Ann Fresh catch is the largest community supported fishery in the US!

From its inception in late 2008 to its first delivery in June 2009 to the present, the Cape Ann Fresh Catch (CAFC) Community Supported Fishery (CSF) has worked together with our local fishermen along with shore-side operations to deliver the freshest sustainable seafood available to our members.

Members join the program by purchasing a share for a season. Each week during a season,  CAFC members pick up their shares of fresh seafood at a designated delivery site.

We’re just like a CSA but with seafood—a CSF.


  • You decide what kind of share you would like.
  • Whole fish (4-6 pounds)
  • 1 pound of fillets
  • 2 pounds of fillets


  • You decide what weeks you would like and we ask you to commit to at least 6! 
  • You decide what location you would like to pick up. 
  • We will send you an email each day of your delivery!
  • We tell you the type of fish
  • We tell you which fishing vessel brought your fish in
  • We give you a suggested recipe

We are here to serve you!  If you find a week does not work for you after you have selected it give us a call 978.865.6139 or send us an email and we will adjust things for you.  Just be sure to not call the day of delivery as we cannot adjust then.  You must tell us before 6 pm the day before delivery to make a change.


This arrangement benefits local fishermen, the environment, our local economy, and you—CAFC members. Local fishermen benefit by having new, more sustainable markets for their product. The environment benefits from the significantly reduced distance travelled (and lower carbon footprint) of putting dinner on your table. By keeping all costs community-based, our local economy prospers. And you—the CAFC member—get the freshest and highest quality seafood available.

It's a win-win-win-win for our local fishermen, our environment, our local economy and you!

The Cape Ann Fresh Catch Community Supported Fishery program is founded by the Gloucester Fishermans' Wives Association. Without the efforts of the Cape Ann fishermen and their crews, the staff and volunteers of the CAFC, and last, but most importantly, you—the CAFC CSF members, none of this could have been possible.

Thank You!

CAFC In the news:



edible Boston 
Public Radio Kitchen 

Christian Science Monitor 
The Wall Street Journal 
New York Times 
Yankee Magazine

America's Heartland





Email: info(at)

PH: 978-865-3169

Cape Ann Fresh Catch, Inc
46 Commercial Street
Gloucester, MA 01930