Feb 23, 2018
On episode 7 of Sourcing Matters we welcome Chris Sherman, President of Island Creek Oysters, and 2018 Eisenhower Fellow. For the past 25 years Island Creek Oysters has been building brand now known for global excellence. Focused on promoting the many values of shellfish to humans, the Oceans and the planet – Chris and his team at ICO continue to push the envelop in regenerative farming of the sea. Through the vertical integration of their thriving Oyster farms, a successful distribution company and world-renowned retail outlets – these “New American Farmers” have developed a sustainable model of sustenance and jobs for their community in Massachusetts, and the North Atlantic. Levering these ocean smarts to do greater good, Chis also curates the Island Creek Oyster Foundation, a non-profit which has codified a replicable model of aquaculture for the developing world.
Building off their many successes in advancing ocean farming, Chris was recently awarded an opportunity to do more. Later this year Sherman is headed to Spain and Columbia as part of an Eisenhower Fellowship program focused on evolving the the process of stitching biomimetic farming of fish & shellfish into responsible fisheries throughout coastal communities on a shrinking planet.