Wild Alaskan Halibut

Wild Alaskan halibut over risotto with leeks

Our premium wild Alaskan halibut is dock-direct from Kodiak halibut fishermen. Each portion is hand-cut and processed in Kodiak, AK before being flown down to Montana.  Our halibut is:

  • Skinless

  • Sushi grade

  • Professionally fileted & flash frozen

  • Individually vacuum-packaged

  • Naturally boneless

  • Each filet generally weighs 6-8 ounces*

Our halibut is line caught, which helps maintain premium quality in terms of bruising, freshness, and hands-on contact with each one of the fish being caught. One of the most common ways halibut (and many other species of seafood) is caught is through a fishing style called trawling. We do not work with any trawlers or sell trawl caught fish since the quality is lower, and by the very nature of how trawling works, there can be a tremendous amount of bycatch, waste, and damage to the ocean floor habitat.
Our halibut is also all caught and processed in Alaska. There is a substantial amount of Pacific seafood that comes from Asia, Russia, etc., or is caught in the US and then sent to foreign processors for the inexpensive labor. Quality tends to suffer as seafood is often thawed and refrozen to process it. Additionally, the chain of custody about what it actually is, where it was caught, how it was caught, and what kind of quality you're getting can get murky.
Alaskan halibut populations are also well monitored (consistent with how Alaska manages all of its fisheries) and abundant so we don't have concerns about over-fishing. We see this being a good long-term, healthy food source. Atlantic halibut and some areas in the Pacific have seen over fishing create obstacles to overcome in sustaining a lasting halibut population for the future.

A note for our histamine sensitive customers:

Our fishing practices are structured to prioritize chilling our seafood immediately after it is caught.  By using refrigerated sea water systems, slush ice, and flash freezing techniques, and maintaining our seafood frozen until the time it reaches you, we are able to drastically reduce the levels of histamines in our seafood when compared to "fresh" fish that you may find in local stores or seafood markets.  While we can't guarantee results for each individual, we have many histamine sensitive customers who experience great success with our halibut.