How It Works:

Community Supported Fishery? How do I get salmon or halibut?

Our Community Supported Fishery (CSF) provides a fisherman-direct connection to sustainably harvested wild Alaskan salmon and halibut. It starts with an annual pre-season online purchase of a share, which funds necessities like professional processing and frozen freight. While you gain access through the fisheman to high quality wild fish, you also give support to the fishery itself. Small-boat fishermen are invested for the long term in the vitality and sustainability of both the fish and the habitat in which they thrive, bringing the support of a CSF full circle.


Thinking

1. Choose Shipping or Pick-Up

  • Direct Shipping: Wild Alaskan salmon or halibut is delivered, frozen, to your door in 10 lb – 30 lb quantities. Direct Shipping is a great option when a local CSF Pick-Up isn’t available in your area and shipping is available to your state.
  • Local Pick-Up: These regional, annual events offer the best value for our premium fish. See our Locations and Pick-Up Details menus to learn more about our CSF locations and events.

2. Purchase Your Shares

Our salmon and halibut shares are available seasonally rather than supplied year round, so for guaranteed availability at the best price, purchase online during the annual order windows. While fish is sometimes available at other times, in general think of this as an annual purchase of a year’s supply. Visit our Store to learn more.


3. We Go Fishing

The annual wild Alaskan halibut season occurs spring and summer, with the annual sockeye salmon run in Bristol Bay occuring mid-June to late-July. As salmon fishermen, we use small boats and gill-nets to fish near the mouth of the Kvichak River. The hand-picked bounty is transferred quickly to larger vessels to chill en route to the professional processors who work nearby on the fishing grounds.


4. Your Fish is Fileted & Packaged

The best of the harvest is hand selected for filets. Halibut is naturally boneless, but the salmon has bones removed as each filet is individually vacuum packaged. Rapid processing ensures just-caught flavor and freshness. Immediate and sustained deep freezing makes each filet sushi-grade, for raw consumption.


5. We Manage the Logistics

Your shares travel by plane or barge from Alaska to the Pacific NorthWest, before continuing onward. Specialized packaging and careful planning ensures frozen-freshness all the way to you, whether that be to your door, or your local CSF Pick-Up Event.


6. Enjoy!

We’ll provide thawing and cooking best practices and some recipes to get you started, though it takes very little to achieve delicious results. According to the USDA, our salmon and halibut is good for up to two years (when kept frozen), but it tends to disappear long before then!


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