Implications of alternative seafood distribution chains

thornyhead-black-cod Many harvesters are now selling seafood to consumers through alternative distribution chains such as dockside sales, fish markets, and community-supported fishery (CSF) programs.  (CSF programs are similar to the more well known community-supported agriculture (CSA) programs, in which consumers pay a sum at the beginning of the fishing season in exchange for weekly shares of fish.)  My research focuses on the ecological, economic, and social ramifications of these kinds of alternative distribution chains; does selling this way change fishing patterns?  Does it increase revenue for harvesters?  Does it promote development of social capital among both fishermen and consumers?skipjack