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SCALES, TAILS AND SALES – SHOP AT THE DOCK TOUR
July 13, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
SCALES, TAILS AND SALES
SHOP AT THE DOCK TOUR
Learn how to buy a fish straight from the person who caught it.
Please join us on Friday, July 13, 2018 at 9:30 am. The Newport 60+ Adventure Van will be heading to the Port Docks where the Newport commercial fishing fleet ties up.
Visitors to Newport, and even many locals, might not be aware that they can purchase delicious, fresh, locally-caught seafood directly off some of the fishing boats on Newport’s Bayfront when they are in port.
If you feel a little unsure about how to walk the docks and shop for fish, you are not alone. A survey conducted a few years ago found that the number-one reason people did not buy fish from the docks was that they felt intimidated by the process.
To surmount this obstacle, OSU Sea Grant Extension Service of Lincoln County is offering “Shop at the Dock” walking tours that take customers to the port docks and teach participants how to buy fish there. The tour takes about 90 minutes, and please wear comfortable shoes.
Lunch will be at Nana’s Irish Pub (on you). Some of the specialties are Bangers and Mash, Shepherd’s Pie, Soda Bread, Pot Pie, and Braised Cabbage to name a few. Choice of seating indoor or outdoor.
Cost for this trip is $10.00. The 60+ Adventure Van will be leaving Newport at 9:30 am and will be returning around 3:00 pm. If you plan on purchasing a fish, please bring cash and cooler with ice. To pay for your seat, or for more information, come by the Newport 60+ Activity Center at 20 SE 2nd St, Newport, or give us a call at 541-265-9617. To see more fun trips, classes or events, please visit our website at www.newportoregon.gov/sc.