Seafood producers, and the working waterfronts they support, are central to the cultural identity, economic vitality, and food security of all Oregonians, and contribute significantly to the seafood supply of the nation. When COVID-19 prompted stay-at-home orders, it was immediately clear there would be profound impacts on Oregon’s seafood industry and coastal communities.
The Oregon Sea Grant Fisheries Extension team recognized the immediate need to understand the impacts and respond in a way that supported both the seafood industry and consumers.
Leveraging the trends to “make it through together” and “support local,” the Sea Grant team partnered with the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) and others to launch the Eat Oregon Seafood Initiative (#EatOregonSeafood). Visit the website at www.EatOregonSeafood.org.
- Angee Doerr, Assistant Professor of Practice, Oregon Sea Grant, OSU Extension Service - Lincoln county
- Jamie Doyle, Coastal Development Specialist, Oregon Sea Grant, OSU Extension Service - Coos County
- Amanda Gladics, Assistant Professor of Practice, Oregon Sea Grant, OSU Extension Service - Clatsop county.
Learn about the survey that included 97 total harvesters, 29 total retailers and 20 total processors (of which 20 were integrated businesses identified as more than one seafood industry sector).
Then explore other resources:
- How to safely can your tuna at home video
- Oregon Sea Grant seafood recipes
- #EatOregonSeafood and #10DaysofTuna