The Martha's Vineyard Seafood Collaborative (MVSC) was established in 2021 as an extension of the Martha’s Vineyard Fishermen’s Preservation Trust (MVFPT), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
We support a network of local independent commercial fishermen and aquaculture farmers by purchasing, marketing, and wholesaling their catches and harvests.
We provide shoreside services and infrastructure for fish markets and fishermen to strengthen our island food systems.
We also aim to educate people about the abundant local seafood choices available to them, and the importance of becoming a partner in the preservation of our local commercial fishing heritage, and its future.
The Martha's Vineyard Seafood Collaborative headquarters is located along the commercial dock in the historic fishing village of Menemsha (Chilmark, MA). Here we offload locally caught and harvested seafood directly from Vineyard Fishermen, and process the seafood for our small retail division and seafood donation program.
The Martha’s Vineyard Fishermen’s Preservation Trust is a Massachusetts 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation established in 2011 to: (i) Preserve the historic fishing fleets, communities, and economies of Martha’s Vineyard; (ii) Protect the marine populations and fishing grounds off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard and New England; (iii) Educate the community about its local fisheries.
Our Mission: Safeguarding Martha’s Vineyard’s fishing heritage and future by supporting the island’s small-boat, owner-operated fishing fleets and their sustainably harvested catch.
Martha's Vineyard Seafood Collaborative
56 Basin Road, Chilmark, MA 02535
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