Chris Brown is the captain of the F/V (fishing vessel) Proud Mary, based out of Point Judith, Rhode Island.
Chris has been a commercial fisherman for over 35 years. He built his first boat in 1978 at the age of 20 and he sailed that vessel, the Grandville Davis, for 31 years.
Extremely involved in the fishing industry, Chris is the President of the Rhode Island Commercial Fishermen’s Association. He is also the Founder, Executive Director, and a Participating Member of the Rhode Island Fluke Conservation Cooperative as well as a Founding Member of the Commercial Fisheries Research Trust Foundation and Founder of the Stanley B. Murray Foundation. In addition to Chris’s involvement with these organizations, he is also a conservation engineer and gear designer, both part of his and Brown Family Seafood’s ongoing mission to create more sustainable fishing practices that can become industry standards.
For Chris, Brown Family Seafood is a family affair. His two sons, Chris Jr. and Sam, are both members of Brown Family Seafood and they can often be found on the Proud Mary, helping haul in a catch with their father, or delivering orders of fresh seafood to Brown Family Seafood’s customers.