BOSTON (CBS) – Boston launched a new pilot program on Wednesday that will allow local day-boat fishermen to sell their catches at city Farmers’ Markets.

“For the first time since the original Faneuil Hall Market Place closed its doors in the mid-1900s, Boston residents, workers, and visitors will be able to purchase fresh, healthy day-boat fish in a vibrant urban market setting,” Mayor Menino said in a release. “This is truly an exciting program that expands access to healthy foods and represents a culinary option that is unique to Boston.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens reports

According to the city of Boston, retail access to day-boat fish is largely non-existent in Massachusetts, despite the state’s large commercial fishing industry.

Here is the list of Farmers’ Markets participating in the pilot program:

South Boston Farmers’ Market
446 W. Broadway (Btwn Mt. Washington & Bank of America)

Copley Square Farmers Market
Dewey Square Farmers Market

City Hall Plaza

East Boston Farmers Market
Central Square (Bennington & Meridian Streets)

Bowdoin Geneva Farmers’ Market
230 Bowdoin Street (Bowdoin Street Health Center)

Allston Farmers Market (June)
N. Harvard & Western Avenues

Ashmont Farmers Market (July 6)

Mattapan Farmers Market (July 7)


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