Astoria Warrenton - Pure Character

Shop at the Dock & Beyond

9/15/2017 - 9/15/2017

Have you ever wanted to buy seafood right from the boat, but weren't sure what questions to ask or what to look for? Have you ever stood at a seafood market staring at all the choices but not been sure what was local or in season?

If so, this summer is your chance to learn more about buying seafood. Experts with Oregon Sea Grant and the Oregon State University Extension Service will demystify the process during free, guided dockside tours in Warrenton that connect seafood lovers with commercial fishermen.

In Warrenton, the tours will take place July 14 and Sept. 15 at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. and will include a tour of the Skipanon Brand Seafood cannery. During the tours, participants learn what seafood is in season, how it’s caught, if it’s sustainable, and how to identify and buy high-quality fish and shellfish. Participants will also learn where they can find locally caught fish in local markets. Participants are advised to wear comfortable walking shoes with traction, arrive 15 minutes early, and bring cash and a cooler with ice if you intend to buy fish. 

Tours will start at the Warrenton Marina near the harbormaster’s office at 550 N.E. Harbor Place. The 90-minute tours are free, but space is limited and registration by phone is required for everyone and on a first-come, first-served basis. To register, call 503-325-8573.
Warrenton Marina
550 NE Harbor Place
Warrenton, OR 97146
Warrenton Marina Warrenton, Oregon 97146
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