Boston Fisheries Foundation
A 501 (c)3 Boston organization that is focused on sharing the history of the Boston fishing industry and helping pave the way for the future.
WHAT WE DO
Comprised of members of the fishing community and industry, we strive to share our history, knowledge and expertise.
Started in 2012, the Boston Fisheries Foundation decided that they wanted to throw a party for a few thousand of their closets friends. Thus started the Boston Seafood Festival, Boston's largest celebration of seafood.
Launched in 2019, the Boston Fisheries Foundation offers an annual scholarship to a student interested in a career connected to the fishing industry.
From meeting with politicians to representing the fishing community at city hall, the Boston Fisheries Foundation is the nexus of the Boston fishing industry.
PRESERVE, SUSTAIN & SHARE OUR MARITIME HERITAGE
For over 400 years, the fishing industry has been a unbroken thread woven into the fabric of Boston. Seafood is forever linked to our regional identity. What started as the first colonial industry is now an industry that is under threat. The Boston Fisheries Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, started in 2012 as an idea shared by a group of like-minded fishermen and women who started talking about the health of Boston's fishing industry.
Our mission is to preserve, sustain and share our seafood and maritime heritage. From capturing the oral and material history of our industry, to recognizing the pioneers and future leaders, The Boston Fisheries Foundation wants to ensure that Boston remains a vital part of the seafood tapestry.
The epicenter of our fishing industry is South Boston, with over 80 seafood businesses and restaurants within a 1.25 mile radius of the 100+ year-old Boston Fish Pier. With the ever changing skyline of South Boston, the Boston Fisheries Foundation strives to be the anchor to our fishing and fish distribution community.
We thrive to continue to educate, advocate and connect communities around our fishing, seafood, and maritime heritage and future.