Discover the many different types of seafood harvested in Oregon. These local foods can be used in a wide variety of recipes and are tasty substitutes for seafood shipped from further away. Use the map and business listings below to find seafood caught or grown in Oregon. Search for recipes, or share your own using #EatOregonSeafood.
Oregon's fleet consists of independent, family businesses that have chosen fishing as a way of life. Many have set out on Oregon’s coastal waters for generations. They work closely with scientists and managers to make sure the fishery is sustainable for generations to come.
Many companies will now deliver seafood right to your doorstep, or you can order online for pick up. Some offer fresh seafood, and many offer flash-frozen, vacuum-packed seafood that is easy to store at home and convenient to cook on your timeline.
The easiest place to find Oregon seafood is at your nearest grocery store or seafood market. Ask your fishmonger, or look for labels that indicate where the seafood was caught. The freezer case and canned seafood aisle also have great options. This video shows how to select high-quality fish in retail markets.
Purchasing seafood directly from fishermen can be a bit intimidating at first, but it is pretty simple once you try it. Learn what types of seafood you can buy and how it works with this short video, webpage, or attend a 'Shop at the Dock' tour in Garibaldi or Newport. When salmon and steelhead are running (pdf), you can buy directly from tribal fishers in the Columbia River Gorge. The Fleet Is In lists vessels that sell tuna off the docks in the summer. Call ahead before heading to the docks or the river to find out whether the boats are in and the seafood you want is available.
Many types of fish and other seafood are caught fresh on the Oregon coast throughout the year or frozen soon after they are caught. Recent OSU research showed that most consumers like the taste of frozen seafood just as well as fresh - and sometimes even prefer it. That's good news because it means that you can find excellent quality seafood any month of the year - and have more options to store it at home.
We also have resources on how to safely freeze seafood at home (pdf), smoke it, or can it for long-term storage.