Your Local Go-Tos for Sustainable Seafood | South Carolina Aquarium

Your Local Go-Tos for Sustainable Seafood

Oct 08

Your Local Go-Tos for Sustainable Seafood

Fall is a perfect time of year to test your culinary skills in the kitchen. In honor of National Seafood Month, why not try your hand at some new seafood recipes? From Lowcountry Boils to oyster roasts to she crab soup, October is a great month to entertain family and friends with a delicious Charleston meal.

As you are shopping for ingredients for your masterpiece, remember the importance of shopping sustainably for seafood ingredients. Our sustainable seafood program Good Catch has many restaurant partners to help you make responsible choices while dining out. However, Good Catch also partners with seafood retailers located in your neighborhood for when you’d rather cook at home.

To celebrate National Seafood Month visit one of our partners to purchase some of the best locally caught seafood the Lowcountry has to offer. Our Charleston Partners include:

Abundant Seafood

How to buy: Community Supported Fishery (CSF) and local restaurants

Products: snapper, grouper, triggerfish and more

St. Jude Farms

How to buy: Grocery stores and local restaurants

Products: oysters, clams, sweetwater mussles, finfish

Hiser Sea Farms

How to buy: Local restaurants and Retail

Products: clams, oysters, shrimp, some fin fish

Tarvin Seafood

How to buy: CSF and local restaurants

Products: shrimp

Products: oysters

Clammer Dave’s Sustainable Gourmet

How to buy: Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), retail and local restaurants

Products: oysters, clams, possibly shrimp

Swimming Rock Fish Farm

How to buy: Retail

Products: shrimp, striped bass, red drum, more

Kimberly’s Crabs

Products: blue crab, stone crab claws, soft shell crab (year round)

CA Magwood and Sons

Products: shrimp

Livingston’s Bulls Bay Seafood

Products: shrimp, crabs, oysters, clams

Lady’s Island Oysters

How to buy: Retail and local restaurants

Products: oysters

Whole Foods

How to buy: Retail

All of these retailers are considerate of the impact their fishing has on the local ecosystem in the Lowcountry and seek to focus on sustainable harvesting either through responsible fishing practices or through low environmental impact farming. Supporting these sustainably focused businesses is a great way that you can help protect the environment as well as our fishing industry; a historic part of what continues to makes Charleston the iconic coastal destination it is today. Share your sustainable recipe on social media using #SCAquarium and #GoodCatch!

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