The seafood business is as old as time. It is largely done the way it was two thousand years ago. Lots of charming family fishers and fishmongers work in small Fisherman’s markets handed down from generation to generation. And some not so charming pirates, fish tales and fish oil sales people take advantage whenever they can.
FultonFishMarket.com is a eCommerce startup based out of the Fulton Fish Market that is reimagining this fragmented, largely opaque business. We have become convinced that the fresh seafood health benefits to humankind are too staggeringly important to let shifty practices continue to prevent people from enjoying the incredible taste of truly fresh seafood. We want to keep the charm, and leave behind the pirates, fish tales and fish oil sales people. Csf.fultonfishmarket.com is a new and better way to buy the best seafood.
Today most seafood is eaten in restaurants. Two reasons:
- you think it must be to difficult to prepare at home because the restaurant chef buries the fish in sauces and spices, and cooking at home leaves the kitchen a smelly mess.
That is because most of the seafood you get at the supermarket or even at that fancy restaurant:
- Is shipped from overseas
- Is illegally fished, undocumented or under-regulated
- Is frozen then re-“freshed” before serving
- Is farmed in unregulated ponds and crowded pens, fed chemicals, GMOs, antibiotics to keep diseases in check and/or gassed to artificially color the meat
- IS not what is on the label or menu, but some other species entirely
- Is not fished or farmed sustainably
- Is not inspected
No wonder the chef needs to add the sauce or the spices and no wonder your kitchen and that supermarket seafood counter smell.
The seafood we send to you is always local, fresh, sustainable, safe and correctly-labeled. It has gone through rigorous quality and taste tests with experts in the field and graduates from some of the top culinary programs in the world. This means that the fish that makes it to your dinner table is only the best, every time.
Taste in seafood depends on many things, first among them however is freshness. Fresh seafood smells like the sea. That exhilarating anticipation on the way to the shore is prompted by the first whiff of an ocean breeze. That is Fresh Fish. It tastes nothing like anything you have likely experienced. It needs neither adornment nor fancy sauce because its native flavor is incredible.
We accomplish freshness by having our quality assurance professionals select from the one to two million pounds of fresh seafood that spill over the docks at the iconic Fulton Fish Market every night. The Fulton Fish Market is second only in size to the Tokyo Fish Market, offers the most assortment and the freshest domestic seafood available anywhere.
- The United States has the largest protected ocean area in the world. This ocean is home to thousands of delicious, sustainable seafood and shellfish species, most of which you have never tasted.
- The best, freshest, safest, and most sustainable seafood on the globe is harvested from the U.S. coasts. These are the most highly regulated waters, fisheries, aquaculture and markets in the world.
- The seafood is regulated by quota, by license and in some cases has to be tagged by the fisher.
- All seafood taken within the 200 mile commercial fishing coastal limits must be accompanied by “trip tickets” detailing the boat, the area fished, the fish caught and pounds, the method of catch.
- Size and by-catch are heavily regulated and the regulations vary in degree with the health of the fishery.
Yet our own U.S. caught seafood is almost never available in supermarkets or restaurants in our communities. Over 70% of what is fished here is sent overseas in many cases to the very same countries that ship us their unregulated and undocumented seafood.
Most of the seafood on the FultonFishMarket.com consumer site and all of the seafood offered to the FultonFishMarket.com Community Supported Fisheries are wild caught and fished in your local waters, the fisheries regulated by U.S. Federal and State agencies.
As a web-based startup located inside the Fulton Fish Market, FultonFishMarket.com uses the power of the internet to connect you directly with the largest assortment of the finest quality fresh fish available anywhere. Our product is available online, and delivered direct to your door with the push of a button.
Every Midnight between one and two million pounds of the freshest seafood pours across the docks at the Fulton Fish Market in New York City.
While this fresh seafood comes from across the globe a huge portion is fished domestically. North America has the largest protected ocean area in the world with thousands of delicious, sustainable seafood and shellfish species, most of which you have never tasted.
Go online to shop FultonFishMarket.com and browse our delicious fresh seafood our delectable fresh oysters or the magnificent fresh crab, shrimp and lobsters.
- Every online click you make will save fresh seafood on your personal shopping list, making future purchases even easier. We are the best fresh seafood market near you!
- Order seafood online Sunday- Wednesday.
Our Chefs and Published Seafood Quality Experts, scour the market carefully selecting only the best seafood to satisfy your desires.
The fresh seafood is prepared to order and then packed under the watchful eyes of our seafood safety experts to exacting standards. It quickly makes its way to our customized shipping networks to find the most efficient way to your door, usually the same day.
Recent hard research claims a 36% reduction in cardiovascular disease and over 50% reductions in dementia related diseases. Think of the impact on the health and health care costs of America if we can add healthy fresh seafood to the meal plan twice per week. You always knew that healthy seafood was good for you, now you how good it is for you, and with csf.FultonFishMarket.com you know how good it can be!
Judith C.Thalheimer, RD, LDN, Fighting Dementia With Food, Today’s Geriatric Medicine Vol 8 No. 4 P.10
Truly fresh seafood is tastier than the best steak, chop or free-range chicken and the variety of tastes will open up new vistas of experience.
Once in your kitchen you will find the preparation of fresh seafood to be easy and straightforward taking about as much effort as preparing burgers, grilled chicken or spaghetti. Great seafood is like great steaks or great produce…the less you do to it, the tastier the result.
On our product pages you will find 2 or 3 sixty-second cooking preparation videos for your Alaskan Salmon, your Yellow Fin Tuna, your Maine lobster or any of the other delectable choices from our fresh seafood market. Most involve a hot pan, a bit of olive oil a sprinkle of salt, pepper and perhaps a squeeze of lemon. Stuff found in every kitchen. You can always dress it up more if you have the time to flambé, but you will be amazed at how your fresh seafood will delight.
All of these methods are meant to help you deliver a delicious, nutritious and healthy seafood meal to your family in a package to plate time of ten minutes or less.
Fultonfishmarket.com is proud to supply fresh, local, truthfully labeled, and wild-caught fish to community-supported fisheries across the country. We do so adhering to the five key principles that define all Community Supported Fisheries:
Establishing a transparent chain-of-custody from boat to fork
FultonFishMarket.com supplies all of our CSF partners with seafood sourced from United States waters, the most heavily-regulated fisheries in the world. Every fish taken from the 200-mile boundary waters is registered by boat, area, method of catch and species according to the quota licensed to that boat for that type seafood. That information is passed along to each CSF shareholder on the day the catch is selected, along with cooking suggestions and recipes.
Increasing access to premium, locally-caught seafood
Community Supported Fisheries are more popular than ever, and they’re located all across America—literally from sea to shining sea. At fultonfishmarket.com, we believe that everyone in the United States—not just coastal communities—should have access to the bounties of our local water and the health benefits of eating fresh, healthy seafood.
FultonFishMarket.com’s unique access to wild, locally-caught, sustainable and delicious fresh fish, coupled with our ground- breaking processing, pick pack and ship facilities means that home cooks in Gary, Indiana, Liberal, Kansas or Schuyler, Virginia can now have the same great fresh seafood as coastal communities around Seattle or Boston or the Gulf.
Ensuring fishers receive a fair price for their catch that reflects the value of their work
Good jobs are key to the fultonfishmarket.com model. We believe that everyone - from our chefs and warehouse processors to the fishers we buy our product from - deserves a good wage. That is why we are proud to provide all Fultonfishmarket.com employees with good benefits, competitive pay, and upward mobility, and yet another reason that we are committed to purchasing fish caught in our local seas. Fish caught right here in the United States is better in almost every way- from taste to regulation to fisher compensation. The more CSFs we support with fresh, local seafood the more demand is created, simple economics. That is a model we stand by.
Engaging fishers and community members in more robust, viable, local food systems
Local is the name of the game for Fultonfishmarket.com.
Not only are we committed to buying locally-sourced fish from small family businesses, many of which have been in business for generations - we are committed to hiring locally in the South Bronx, where the Fulton Fish Market is located.
By sending local fish to community supported fisheries all across the country, we hope to engage Americans of all walks of life in the important conversation about the viability of our seas and the sustainability of our food sources Fultonfishmarket.com continues to be part of the solution, reducing national reliance on internationally-farmed fish and protecting the environment.
Providing a framework through which fishers and customers alike can creatively steward marine resources
At Fultonfishmarket.com, we are committed to sustainable fishing and understand our joint responsibility for the viability of our seas. We harness the power of Community Supported Fisheries across the country to increase demand for locally-sourced fish, and decrease reliance on environmentally harmful international fishing. And we help empower the full supply chain - from the local fishers to the CSF consumers - to be part of the solution for sustainable consumption of healthy and delicious fish.
Want to get involved with a Community Supported Fishery near you?
Just stop by your convenient neighborhood CSF pickup location. Your fresh catch will be waiting for you.