The Community Seafood Initiative (CSI) was launched in 2001 by the Oregon State University Seafood Laboratory in Astoria, OR and ShoreBank Enterprise Pacific, Ilwaco, WA to increases economic opportunities for locally-owned fishing and seafood businesses operating in Oregon and Washington coastal communities. By developing a new service delivery model that combines applied research, and training education and workshops with business, finance and community economic development resources, CSI the Initiative has helped several local seafood businesses to gain a competitive edge and improve their bottom line in today's fiercely competitive global seafood market.

CSI and its service delivery system is Headquartered at the Seafood Consumer Center, CSI demonstrates that partners working collaboratively provide more value than working independently. "The reason the partners have decided to house CSI Initiative at the 9,500-square-foot facility in Astoria, OR," states program director, Diane Moody, "is it is a place that provides an accessible place to brings seafood industry members, research activities and consumer education together."


  Oregon State University Seafood Laboratory, Astoria OR

The Seafood Lab is a product development resource center. It operates a product and food engineering laboratory, biochemistry laboratory, microbiology laboratory, and pilot plant with processing equipment.

Web address: http://osuseafoodlab.oregonstate.edu


   Coastal Oregon Marine Experiment Station, Newport, OR

This experimental station is known for its extensive experience in economic and applied research on coastal and marine issues.

Web address: http://marineresearch.oregonstate.edu


  ShoreBank Enterprise Pacific

A leading rural community development finance institution making financial investments and providing business and community development assistance to those dedicated to improving the economic and ecological health of Oregon and Washington coastal communities.

Web address: http://www.sbpac.com


  Oregon Sea Grant

Oregon SeagrantOregon Sea Grant works to further knowledge of the marine and coastal environments of the Pacific Northwest, and the forces - natural and human - that shape their destiny.

OSG is a:

  • network of researchers using science to probe basic questions about ocean and coastal life and processes;
  • coast-long network of Sea Grant Extension agents and specialists who bring the results of that research to the people and communities who can put it to work; and a
  • network of communicators using print, audio, video, and new technologies to inform people about marine and coastal issues.
Web address: http://www.seagrant.orst.edu

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