Captain Charlie Etzel Sr. is one of the most consistent fishermen in the Montauk fleet, and has been working on the water for the past 40 years. He is well known for using traditional fishing strategies that have been handed down by previous generations. One such example is his tactic of fishing alongside various shark species, which corral the fish Captain Etzel is fishing for making them easier to catch.
The F/V Keeper is primarily captained by Charlie Etzel Sr. and frequently uses rod and reel gear types to bring in a variety of species including striped bass.
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.
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