Maine Cape Shark

Maine Cape Shark

Locally caught Cape Shark are primarily available in New England from April through July and October through January. Cape Shark, are small sharks abundant in the western Atlantic Ocean from the Mid-Atlantic states to Newfoundland. The most abundant species found in northeastern U.S. coastal waters is the spiny Cape Shark which has a characteristic sharp spine in front of each dorsal fin. The second most abundant species is the smooth dogfish which has no spines. Cape shark have a body shape similar to other...

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Maine Lobster

Maine Lobster

Buy Maine Lobster |Port Clyde Fresh Catch is a Maine Fishermen’s Cooperative | Lobster season is winding down and we are no longer processing lobster meat regularly, we will resume lobster processing in May when the summer restaurant season resumes.

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Maine Shrimp

Maine Shrimp

Buy Fresh Maine Shrimp |Port Clyde Fresh Catch is a Maine Fishermen’s Cooperative| Maine Shrimp season has been cancelled this year due to a very low shrimp biomass in the Gulf of Maine. We will not have any Maine Shrimp until the season opens back up after shrimp stocks return to abundance.

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Jonah Crab Meat

Jonah Crab Meat

Jonah Crab Meat |Port Clyde Fresh Catch is a Maine Fishermen’s Cooperative| Maine Rock Crabs and Jonah Crabs are harvested by lobster fishermen and groundfish fishermen. Crabs are not a directly targeted fishery but selling the crabs that are in the traps or nets along with the fish or lobster provides added income for the fishermen. Bad weather during the colder months will limit availability at times. All of our crabmeat is hand picked here at Port Clyde Fresh Catch. Hand picking is hard work but results...

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Jonah Crab Claws

Jonah Crab Claws

Ready to Eat Crab Claws |Port Clyde Fresh Catch is a Maine Fishermen’s Cooperative| These claws are from the Rock Crab or Jonah Crab. The shells have been removed except for the ” handle” the top part of the pincher. These should be eaten like artichoke leaves, stripping the meat with your teeth as you pull the claw using the “handle” to hold onto. There is cartilage in the middle of the claw that is inedible. These are great dipped in cocktail sauce as appetizers. Please refer to...

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Fresh Fish

Fresh Fish

Fresh Fish Our fish are what are known as Groundfish. This is because the fishermen target fish that live near the bottom or ” ground” under the ocean. This fishery has been heavily regulated for many years due to over fishing in the past. The fishery is now controlled by a quota system and fishermen are only allowed to remove a small portion of the fishery biomass in order to grow the stocks to healthy levels. The quotas are what make this fishery sustainable today. Maine Fish Descriptions There is...

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