What's the Catch?
The Maine Fishermen's Forum provides the setting for fishermen, processors, chefs, policy makers, and regulators to discuss seafood and fishery-related topics. At our session, the Maine Food Strategy and Coastal Enterprises, Inc. shared marketing data and online tools about Maine seafood.
In 2013, results of the Maine Food Strategy Consumer Survey Report suggested that a high percentage of Maine households that buy fish, prefer buying Maine raised or caught products when given a choice. “Despite consumer interest, price continues to be a significant consideration for households,” Tanya Swain of the Maine Food Strategy said. Of the households in the survey that purchased Maine fish, 70 percent listed “cost” as a reason for not purchasing more Maine fish products.