Captain Hank Lackner is one of the most experienced fishermen in the fleet and is known up and down the coast for his work ethic and strict adherence to laws and regulations. He is a year round offshore fisherman who specializes in large squid, Butterfish and John Dory although he is very versatile and often changes up his target fishery dependent on weather and regulation shifts. Since 2017 Captain Hank has served alongside Dock to a Dish founders on the Marine Resources Advisory Council at the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
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.