This fish meat has been brought to you tonight directly from the neighboring bodies of water surrounding Point Judith in Narragansett, Rhode Island. This fish was caught this past Sunday (9/17/2017) and loaded off the fishing vessel at Narragansett Bay Lobster Co.’s dock. The vessel’s Captain was Dean Pesante and he was responsible for catching the Bluefish presented to you for tonight’s meal. Directly after being loaded off the vessel, the fish was then filleted this Monday morning (9/18/2017) at the facility of Narragansett Bay Lobster Co.; At this facility the whole fish product was then filleted, cleaned, and packaged to then be shipped to our Dining Services Warehouse that same day.
Once delivered to our warehouse it was stored on ice and in refrigeration until it was then brought to both Mainfare and Butterfield dining halls. It was then prepared to be served at both of our dining halls on Tuesday (9/19/2017) and also today (Wednesday – 9/20/2017). This fish meat is fresh from the sea and most importantly never frozen because of the short supply chain in which the fish was captured and then distributed on. This meal is a sustainable meal because its sourcing came locally from within the state of Rhode Island, and even more locally so because it was unloaded at a dock down the line in Point Judith of Narragansett.
Blue fish is also in season and extremely abundant during this time of year which also makes it a sustainable meal because we are not compromising the ecosystem in which these fish live in and came from. This year we will be doing locally sourced fish meals every month in order to begin to source more local and fresh foods to be served to the faculty and student body here at URI. These meals will be fresh and deliciously prepared, so please come down and try out the fish meat that will be present at these monthly dinners. And remember EAT LOCAL URI!!