Developing New Market Opportunities for Scup (Stenotomus chrysops), an Underutilized Species in the Northeast

General Description:

The project goal is to facilitate the market development of scup (Stenotomus chrysops), a locally underutilized species in New England.   This project will compile baseline marketing information to determine new domestic and foreign market opportunities and evaluate marketing approaches. 


project Components:

  1. Consultation with local universities, hospitals, restaurants, and marketplaces to determine the potential demand and product requirements for scup. Product Requirement Questionnaire HERE.
  2. Discussions with scup fishermen to determine what factors govern the availability and harvest of scup. 
  3. Discussions with local fish processing companies to determine the machinery and demand needed to create a stable supply chain of scup.
  4. Compilation of annual and seasonal trends in scup landings, available quotas, price range, fishery participation, and local utilization of the product.  
  5. Outreach to culinary students and chefs regarding the availability, characteristics, and uses of scup. 
  6. Development and distribution of scup recipes for the home cook. 


  • April 29, 2016 - Tour of Point Judith for Johnson & Wales University Students
  • May 6, 2016 - CFRF/JWU Scup Cookoff
    • CFRF is pleased to announce the winner of the Scup Cookoff:  Amber Baden, Grilled Scup Tacos
  • May 13, 2016 - Public Scup tasting at Dave's Marketplace in East Greenwich, RI.  Recipe cards, fillet tutorials, Scup nutrition consultations, and samples of Grilled Scup Tacos made available.
  • July 21, 2016 - Rhode Island Seafood Chef's Table




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