Captain Ron Onorato started commercial fishing in the waters of Montauk Point in 1973 as a rod and reel striped bass fisherman. When he's not out catching diamond quality fish for Dock to Dish, Captain Ron runs a charter fishing business brining out locals and tourists from the east end to try their hand at catching some of the best fish that the waters off of Montauk have to offer. Since starting his charter fishing business, his customers have landed twenty four striped bass over 50 lbs.
The F/V Captain Ron is captained by Ron Onerato and primarily targets black sea bass, striped bass, Montauk sea bream and bluefish via rod and reel. Captain Ron has developed a reputation for landing stunning specimens that have been preserved perfectly through on-board bleeding and slush brine holding. Rod and reel gear types deserve gold stars for sustainability due to their zero impact on habitat high degree of selectiveness in species targeting.
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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