The state has awarded $10,000 to a local seafood marketing campaign.
Our Wicked Fish in Deerfield said the funding will help them get more restaurants and consumers access to the state’s local seafood.
Our Wicked Fish is a non-profit organization that connect restaurants and residents with New England’s local seafood.
Our Wicked Fish Founder Amanda Davis told 22News the money will fund evaluations of restaurants in Massachusetts that offer local seafood.
They will also determine whether the restaurants have access to red fish, hake, the black sea bass and other underutilized fish.
Joshua Knechtel of Petersham told 22News, “Some fish that are being over served and it’s having an effect on the fish population. So I think It would be good to use more of these other fish.”
Davis told 22News they plan to research restaurants’ menus to see the types of fish they are using and find out where they are getting them from.
Davis said more than 90 percent of all seafood eaten in the U.S. is imported.