Wilmingtonbiz logo
Print
Restaurants

Catch Restaurant Expands Reach

By Liz Biro, posted Mar 5, 2014

The owners of north Wilmington’s Catch restaurant are working on a new project to put fresh, North Carolina seafood into the hands of home and professional cooks.

Catch chef/owner Keith Rhodes is organizing Catch Community Supported Fisheries, or CCSF, a cooperative that will work much like community supported agriculture plans, better known as CSAs.

Similar to CSAs that supply local produce to participants who sign up for various plans, the Catch CSF will offer members fresh North Carolina seafood, Rhodes said.

The CCSF website is scheduled to debut in 30 days, and the first seafood deliveries would follow about two weeks after, Rhodes said. Home cooks will get the first crack, but CCSF will open to commercial customers not long after the launch, he said.

Participants would register for a certain portion of shares based on how much seafood they would like to receive periodically, Rhodes explained. Packs of assorted seasonal selections would be fully fabricated and ready to cook. Participants could opt for pick-up or delivery, Rhodes said.

Wild-caught seafood as well as some seafood farmed sustainably in reputable aquaculture operations would be offered, Rhodes said.

Rhodes said CCSF would be a liaison between fishers and customers, much like Wilmington’s Feast Down East program has connected farmers to customers.

“I want everybody to have high-quality seafood,” Rhodes said. “We’re talking about providing the best seafood around, and that’s North Carolina seafood.”

Rhodes said he was motivated by the desire to help North Carolina fishermen preserve their culture and livelihoods and to educate the public about fine seafood harvested in and off North Carolina. Much North Carolina seafood is shipped out of state while diners here consume imported seafood, Rhodes said.

During CCSF planning, Rhodes said he has been meeting with fishers and representatives of N.C. Sea Grant as well as N.C. Catch, an umbrella organization that helps showcase four local-seafood promotion initiatives on the state's coast: Carteret Catch, Brunswick Catch, Outer Banks Catch and Ocracoke Fresh.

Watch for CCSF development details at Catch restaurant’s Facebook page, Rhodes said.

Join The Discussion

Similar Stories

Ico insights

INSIGHTS

SPONSORS' CONTENT
Graysonpowellheadshot edited

Managing Commercial Real Estate Investment Risk

W. Grayson Powell - Coldwell Banker Commercial Sun Coast Partners LLC
1 newdallasromanowskiheadshot edited2014

The Secret To 16% Annualized Growth

Dallas Romanowski - Cornerstone Business Advisors
Skipper1

The History Of Old North State Trust

Susan Willett - Old North State Trust, LLC

In The Current Issue

Solar Power Heats Up, Faces Tax Credit Deadline

Wilmington-area businesses are among those feeling the glow from a renewed interest in solar power. The solar energy initiative, buoyed by state and federal tax incentives, is heating up in North Carolina.

Startup Searches For Better Shellfish Toxin Screen

Seatox Research Inc. is trying to develop a faster, easier-to-use process of testing shellfish for marine toxins they may have ingested. The...

Info Junkie: Geoff Gohs

XiLi Mobile CEO/CTO Geoff Gohs’ media and tech picks...

Ico topnews Editor's Picks

New Organization Aims To Redefine Film Incentives As Small Business Incentives

Jenny Callison - About 2 hours ago

Businesses Contribute $70,000 A Year To Help Lure Jobs

Cece Nunn - About 2 hours ago

Wilmington Real Estate Firm Opens Hampstead Office

Cece Nunn - Jan 26, 2015 Trending News

Sound Bank Establishes Office In Wilmington

Jenny Callison - Jan 26, 2015 Trending News
Realtors

THE BARBARA PUGH REAL ESTATE TEAM

"The BARBARA PUGH Team" stands ready to assist you in your home buying or selling needs. With a combined 30 years of experience in the real estate market we can provide the knowledge and professional ...more

Ico trending Trending News

Ico newsinimages News in Pictures

Have a tip, pitch or guest column?  Send us a tip.

Gallery Galleries

Video Videos

Power Breakfast Series - Special Sauce for Economic Development - March. 2014
WilmingtonBiz Expo Keynote - Ken Lowe - Founder HGTV, CEO Scripps Networks - March. 2014

Register to Continue Seeing Wilmington's Best Business Coverage!


There are three ways to register for free.

Sign in with LinkedIn, Facebook or create an account:



Already registered? Login here.

Your free registration includes:

  • Access to 10 articles per month on WilmingtonBiz.com
  • Email updates to stay informed on local business news
  • A mobile optimized website
  • Advanced notification of Business Journal events
  • Management of your digital and print subscriptions
Laptop iphone ipad