Eating with the Ecosystem is partnering with Discover Newport to give local seafood a starring role in Newport Restaurant Week this Fall!
Restaurant Week is a great opportunity to enjoy the diversity of seafood we have available in our local waters. At present, over 90% of the seafood sold in the United States is imported from other countries, and over two-thirds of the seafood caught in the United States is shipped elsewhere. An average piece of seafood travels 5,000 miles from its point of capture to its point of consumption. This makes no sense, especially for the “Ocean State” which harvests over 100 different seafood species and lands over 102 million pounds of seafood each year. Therefore, Eating with the Ecosystem is partnering with Newport Restaurant Week and participating restaurants to inspire consumers to branch outside their seafood comfort zones and support their local ecosystems and fishing communities by eating locally caught seafood.
Restaurants are being asked to offer at least one dish featuring locally caught seafood on their restaurant week menus. We will be posting participating restaurants and seafood menus below. Support the restaurants who are serving locally caught seafood by visiting their restaurants and ordering their delicious local seafood dishes!