About Sea to Table
On vacation in 1996, the Dimin family found their way to the remote village of Charlotteville on Tobago, a small island at the end of the West Indian archipelago. It was love at first sight with the vibrant fishing community. Fishermen there used the same traditional wooden pirogues and hand-line methods of their great-grandfathers, keeping fish populations abundant. One extraordinary day with local fisherman ‘Double D’ on his boat ‘I Get Dream’, the Dimin boys arrived back to port, alongside other boats overflowing with fish, with a problem: No external market to sell their bountiful catch. That day an idea was born. If the fishermen of Tobago could be connected with chefs in New York, both would benefit. Seven years later, Michael and his sons returned to develop the partnerships and friendships that built Tobago Wild.
Owned and operated by the Dimin family, Sea to Table builds on the Tobago Wild model, seeking out sustainably managed fisheries needing better access to markets, providing a direct connection between fishermen and chefs. Sea to Table works with docks throughout the world’s best managed fisheries in Alaska, connects local fishermen around the Gulf Coast, in Florida, through the Carolinas to the Chesapeake, and with fisheries from Montauk, NY through the Gulf of Maine.
Chefs need to know who is producing the food they serve, the how and where of its harvest. Fishermen need better markets, and to know where the fruits of their hard and dangerous labor are enjoyed. Developing the relationships and infrastructure to deliver wild seafood next day from the dock creates these values.
Sea to Table exclusively ships from sustainably managed and harvested wild fisheries. A transparent operating model of delivering directly from point of catch to point of consumption allows higher quality without higher price. By directly connecting fishermen to the market, Sea to Table not only creates value for the chef, but value to fishermen, fisheries, and fishing cultures.
Sea to Table
33 Flatbush Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Sea to Table will only ship seafood that has been harvested in a responsible manner. We coordinate with all levels of fishery management, and work closely with local fishery groups. All species we ship conform to the ranking systems of our sustainability partners as we will ship no red listed species. Sea to Table follows NOAA's FishWatch program, supporting both the fish stocks and the fishing communities.