Gulf Fishermen, Processors and Local Organizations Partner to Bring Wild-Caught Seafood to Florida Clinic

Captain Bobby Carter and son Captain Nick Carter stand together in front of F/V Blackjack I. This multi-generational fishing duo run two boats out of Wild Seafood Co. in Madeira Beach, FL and caught fish for the first round of fish processed and donated to the St. Pete Free Clinic.

Continuing to celebrate seafood beyond National Seafood Month, the Gulf of Mexico Reef Fish Shareholders’ Alliance has partnered with local commercial fishermen, Wild Seafood Co, Evans’ Meats and Seafood, and Gulf WildTM to bring sustainable, domestic grouper and snapper to families in need in Tampa Bay. With funding from Catch Together and Multiplier, these groups will be donating 20,000lbs of wild-caught, local fish to the St. Pete Free Clinic, which is the largest food bank organization in the Tampa Bay Area, serving over 50,000 members of the community.

Top photo: Captain Bobby Carter and son Captain Nick Carter stand together in front of F/V Blackjack I. This multi-generational fishing duo run two boats out of Wild Seafood Co. in Madeira Beach, FL and caught fish for the first round of fish processed and donated to the St. Pete Free Clinic.

FV Miss Paisley

F/V Miss Paisley icing up to go fishing. Another vessel catching fish for the Catch Together donation program through Wild Seafood Co.

Captain Jessie Reed heads home after unloading his catch at the Wild Seafood dock. He is another one of the fishermen catching fish to be donated through this program.

Captain Jessie Reed heads home after unloading his catch at the Wild Seafood dock. He is another one of the fishermen catching fish to be donated through this program.

Fish cutter, New York, filleting fish from Wild Seafood at Evans’ Meats for the donation program

Fish cutter, New York, filleting fish from Wild Seafood at Evans’ Meats for the donation program

Each portion of fish donated (Red Grouper and Red Snapper pictured) has a Gulf Wild Tag tracing it back to the boat, captain, and area the fish was caught in. This guarantees the consumer knows what they are eating and that it was caught using sustainable fishing methods.

Each portion of fish donated (Red Grouper and Red Snapper pictured) has a Gulf Wild Tag tracing it back to the boat, captain, and area the fish was caught in. This guarantees the consumer knows what they are eating and that it was caught using sustainable fishing methods.

Wild Seafood employee, Chris Zook, delivering portioned fillets to food bank director, Abie Paz

Wild Seafood employee, Chris Zook, delivering portioned fillets to food bank director, Abie Paz

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