Learn to buy fish off the dock
Shop at the Dock takes place in Warrenton in September.
The next tour takes place September 15, 2017, at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. and will include a look around the Skipanon Brand Seafood cannery as well as dock walk. Those attending will also learn what local markets sell locally-caught seafood. Tours will begin at the Warrenton Marina near the harbormaster’s office at 550 N.E. Harbor Place. For the Warrenton event, registration by phone is required for everyone and is on a first-come, first-served basis. To register, call 503-325-8573.
Shop at the Dock directly connects seafood lovers with fishermen. Started in 2014 by Oregon Sea Grant and Extension, it just expanded this year beyond its home base of Newport. During these tours, participants learn what seafood is in season, how it’s caught, whether it’s sustainable, and how to identify and buy high-quality fish and shellfish.
Participants are advised to wear comfortable walking shoes with traction, arrive 15 minutes early, and bring cash and a cooler with ice. For disability accommodations, call the information numbers.