Fishadelphia's mission


Fishadelphia is a community seafood program based in South Philadelphia.  

We believe that connecting communities can improve livelihoods, quality of life, and environmental sustainability.  So we foster those connections by building relationships between fishing communities in NJ and diverse urban communities in Philadelphia.  In our program, families choose from a variety of affordable packages of high quality, local seafood products harvested through sustainable, living-wage fishing practices.  Our goal is that our families have delicious food to eat and our harvesters and processors make a good living.  And everyone feels proud of where their food comes from and where the fruits of their labor are sold.  

Fishadelphia’s day-to-day operations are planned and coordinated by a group of high school students at Mastery Charter Thomas Campus in South Philadelphia.  

Fishadelphia is supported by the USDA Local Food Promotion Program (LFPP) and the David H. Smith Conservation Fellowship. Our partners include the Heritage Shellfish Cooperative, Viking Village, Lunds Seafood, and Community Voice Consulting