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Getting more access to local, traceable fresh seafood from our own coastline across our beautiful Garden State is what we are all about! We can't help but thank Andy Clurfeld, local New Jersey cultural foodway journalist for our lovely state, for the Local 130 mention in this winter farmers' market piece in NJ Monthly.

Farmers' markets are one of our truest passions, and the best way to get lesser known, seasonal fish and shellfish to our communities that have never tried or tasted something underutilized and right off New Jersey fishermen's boats.

Here's the link below, and please be sure to be a proponent of local farmers' markets in your town all year round!

Wintertime Farmers' Markets are in Season and Red Hot

Jill

Local 130 Seafood

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We hope all of you enjoyed your traceable, wild caught seafood for the holidays and ringing in 2018 with the freshest catch! A new year means eating more fresh seafood towards a more healthy you! According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, eating at least twice per week a variety of fish or shellfish as the star protein of your meal has loads of health benefits. Essential nutrients can be found in most species, such as vitamins D, B, A and immune system efficiency, along with promoting heart health, maintaining eyesight, clear skin, and more!

We plan on posting more healthful recipes to inspire you in the kitchen, especially geared towards our local dayboat fish and more underutilized, less common fish and shellfish species. Basic...

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As we head towards Labor Day Weekend, we are getting ready for a busy holiday weekend and Fall season! Looking to add a few great people to the team at our retail shop in Asbury Park. If you're a lover of the ocean, fresh fish, and passionate about supporting local fishermen, then email us at jobs@local130seafood.com

HIRING FOR THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS:

Retail Store Assistant

• A true lover of fish and shellfish, able to work with enthusiasm + chat about all things seafood. Weekend availability is required. Part time and full time positions available!

Fish Cutter/Fish Processor

• Able to process and handle whole fish butchery with skill and efficiency. Experience is required and must be about aesthetics and providing our chefs and customers with high quality product. Early mornings and weekend availability required.

Delivery Driver Specialist

• Clean driving record with past delivery experience is a plus. Personable, go-getter, able to work early morning hours, and lift 40+ pounds. Weekend availability required.

Warehouse/Shop Help

•Assisting our Warehouse Manager in cleaning, organizing, and maintaining the back of the shop. Willingness to pitch in wherever needed, able to lift heavy objects, and work early morning hours. Weekend availability required.

Call us at the shop, or contact us directly through email jobs@local130seafood.com.

Local 130 Seafood: 1305 Memorial Drive, Asbury Park, NJ 07712. 732.455.4591 www.local130seafood.com

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Farmers' Market season is in full swing! Check us out at the following markets:

We know we say 'Support Local Fishermen' constantly, but this is our goal and who we are proud to represent. Buying from Local 130 Seafood means directly investing in our local and domestic fishing communities. We want to keep traceable, sustainable, wild caught seafood around for years to come, and are incredibly excited to expand our farmers' market reach this season! Below is a list of markets we are participating in this Summer/Fall and where you can find our local fresh catch of the day:

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All CSF share purchases are final.

Why us:
We are fishmongers, we work with domestic fisherman bringing their catch to market in the most efficient manner possible. We are fisherman, we care about our coastal cities and want our purchases to affect local economies of scale. We get fishy, we get into fish holds, we labor on the waters, sit on the docks and we live for fish. Our goal is to provide the public with a resource where the supply chain is completely transparent. We are picking up fish from small boats all along the Jersey shore ports, consistently cultivating and strengthening our relationships, so we can proudly bring their catch to market and enable consumers in the region to experience top quality American seafood.

How it work...

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Check out this great write-up courtesy of The Asbury Park Press to find out more about Eric and the Local 130 Seafood mission.

Huge thank you to the APP for choosing us for their business spotlight, we are honored. Big moves coming in 2016!

http://www.app.com/story/money/business/main-street/2016/01/06/local-130-seafood/78027188/

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The Scallop trade is a shady business in the US. Most of the US product is caught fresh then soaked in Tri-poly(preservative) to "preserve" freshness, so that you can buy your "fresh" Scallops in a supermarket a few weeks later. We will leave out the part about how this process works cause it's breakfast time. New Jersey is one of the largest unloaders of scallops in the country, our fleet does a great job and we need to support them. We want to encourage people to eat fresh, eat local, eat what's coming out of the water.

Chefs these days are so focused on size they will often overlook quality to keep that item on the menu. The scallop fleet needs chefs that can be flexible, listen we all like big U-10 scallops(under 10 pieces per...

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Posted On - February 05, 2015

Welcome to the Eat Local Fish Blog, this space is where we talk about pressing issues in the seafood industry, explore local fisheries, brag about what is on the ends of our lines and anything else that helps support the local fisherman, clam diggers, fish farmers, lobstermen and oyster farmers of the United States. Sadly what we have created over the last few decades is a culture that is dominated by imports. Americans import 90% of our seafood while we export another 30% of our domestic catch. Long gone are the days of neighborhood fishmongers selling local catch to the masses. Our industry is in danger of collapsing to these foreign pressures from imports. Supermarkets dominate our retail seafood markets ...

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