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:
How to buy: Community Supported Fishery (CSF) and local restaurants
Products: snapper, grouper, triggerfish and more
How to buy: Grocery stores and local restaurants
Products: oysters, clams, sweetwater mussles, finfish
How to buy: Local restaurants and Retail
Products: clams, oysters, shrimp, some fin fish
How to buy: CSF and local restaurants
How to buy: Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), retail and local restaurants
Products: oysters, clams, possibly shrimp
How to buy: Retail
Products: shrimp, striped bass, red drum, more
Products: blue crab, stone crab claws, soft shell crab (year round)
Products: shrimp, crabs, oysters, clams
How to buy: Retail and local restaurants
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!