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Fishadelphia: Connecting Communities with Fresh Seafood

March 14, 2023

Fishadelphia is a community-supported fishery that brings fresh, local seafood to economically and culturally diverse communities in Philadelphia.

The Fishadelphia team. The Fishadelphia team. Credit: Dr. Talia Young.

Fishadelphia is a community seafood program that brings fresh, local seafood in from the Jersey Shore and distributes it at sliding-scale prices. They provide recipes for whatever seafood is for sale that week, and throw events like fish fries and dock visits. 

A Chinese-American woman with short hair and glasses wears a blue Fishadelphia t-shirt at a fish stand.
Dr. Talia Young, founder and executive director of Fishadelphia, at the program's fish stand. Credit: Elizabeth Robertson/Philadelphia Inquirer.

It functions as a community-supported fishery, but also supports an after-school program at two high schools. The students help run the day-to-day operations, run a fish stand, and help the program connect with and educate the broader community. 

On this week's episode, we talk to Dr. Talia Young, founder and executive director of Fishadelphia. She talks about how she developed the program, what makes it a success, and why it's important to connect local seafood harvesters with culturally diverse eating communities.

The program was the recipient of a Saltonstall-Kennedy grant, which funds projects around the country that lead to the promotion, development, and marketing of U.S. fisheries.


Last updated by Office of Communications on May 09, 2024