Direct Seafood Sales
The Direct Seafood Sales guidance below has been compiled from credible sources like the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), NH Fish and Game, and National Sea Grant Network. As many members of New Hampshire's seafood industry shift to a direct sales model, the information and resources below provide Best Handling Practices to help support the health and safety of industry members and local seafood consumers. NH Sea Grant Extension created these resources based on feedback, questions, and requests we received.
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Direct Seafood Sales Guidance
The following information sheets have important guidance for seafood industry members preparing to conduct direct sales, including off-the-boat and dockside pick-up or delivery/drop-off. Please download, print, and share as appropriate! Plain text versions of the info sheets are available below in tabs.
Preparing for Direct Seafood Sales
If you are thinking about or planning to sell your seafood directly to consumers, review this guidance first. Downloadable/printable PDF versions of this information are available above.
Conducting Direct Seafood Sales
If you or your crew are participating in directly selling your seafood to consumers, review these suggested Best Handling Practices. Downloadable/printable PDF versions of this information are available above.
Local Seafood Finder in NH
Where can you buy local seafood in NH right now? Use NH Sea Grant and UNH Extension's Local Seafood Finder and interactive map! Access available product details, addresses, contact information, and COVID-19 safety precautions being exercised by NH's fishing and aquaculture community at storefronts, home delivery, and off-the-boat sales. View NH's Local Seafood Finder here »
Questions about Direct Seafood Sales? Contact:
Gabriela Bradt, Ph.D.
Fisheries Extension Specialist
NH Sea Grant & UNH Extension
- National Sea Grant College Program's Seafood Resources page
- National Sea Grant Law Center COVID-19 Resources page
- Sea Grant Fisheries Extension Network COVID-19 Resources page
- NOAA Fisheries: COVID-19 Updates
- National Fisheries Institute: Seafood Safety and COVID-19
- U.S. FDA: Food Safety and COVID-19
- OSHA: Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19
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