Captain Mike Scarimbus is a lifelong commercial fisherman in Montauk who has specialized his career to work with Sea Scallops. For decades he has charted and tracked the next sandy-bottom areas to find large sea scallops, and he is revered in the fleet for being the “Montauk Scallop King”.
Captain Mike's boat, F/V NEW SPECIES is also distinguished amongst the fleet. The stocky tug-boat style build of F/V New Species makes it less susceptible to strong winds, and as such, it is one of the most reliable boats in our fleet. With powerful engines and a compact profile, she can push straight through waves that mercilessly lift and drop other boats of similar size.
At Dock to Dish Montauk we have pioneered unique community-based seafood sourcing programs which provide forward-thinking chefs and members of our cooperatives with direct dock access to incredibly fresh, wild, sustainable seafood that is accurately curated and fully trackable and traceable to the source of origin and fisher who harvested the haul. Dock to Dish Montauk is a strictly supply-driven, membership-based model which was founded by a crew of veteran seafarers who launched the original Community Supported Fishery program of New York State; and then established the first Restaurant Supported Fishery program in North America.