The commercial fishers in the small southern Oregon coastal community of Port Orford were reliant on the corporate model to sell their catch.
“The fishermen here are fiercely individualist and there’s all kinds of characters,” said Aaron Longton, captain of the Goldeneye. “But when it comes right down to it, we all have the same needs. We want a secure marketplace. We want to have some control over pricing and who we sell our fish to.”