Sitka Salmon Shares is a community-supported fishery seafood delivery business. The organization gives 1% of its revenue (not just profit) to charitable causes. In seeking the end goal of carbon neutrality, and from a desire to keep their money working in Alaska and for Alaskans, Sitka Salmon Shares has chosen Alaska’s foremost carbon offset program, the Juneau Carbon Offset Fund, as its carbon offset solution.
Community Supported Fishery (CSF) members purchase their very own “shares” of our harvest. Similar to preorders or vegetable shares ordered through your favorite CSA, these purchases determine how much fish their fishermen catch! After that, CSF members receive a monthly home seafood delivery – their “share” – of our wild Alaskan catch, ranging 4.5-5 lbs per month and ranging 3-9 months during the CSF season (April thru December).
Sitka Salmon Shares Community Supported Fishery (CSF) is a members-based organization that allows the purchase a “share” of the harvest of an independent, small-boat family fishermen. Enrollments work in 3 to 9-month intervals. Each share includes a specific selection of the species that harvested. In 2019, these species included wild Alaskan king salmon, sockeye salmon, coho salmon, keta salmon, lingcod, black bass, black cod, Pacific cod, yelloweye, rockfish, spot prawns, Dungeness crab, albacore tuna, and halibut.
One of 20 fishermen-owners or partner fishermen catch and handle the fish with care virtually unheard of in the world of large factory boats and corporate-owned fish farms. The fish are then landed in either Sitka at our small company-owned processing plant, or one of our Alaska partner docks. There, they are filleted and cut into portions of about half a pound to a little over a pound and blast-frozen to -60 degrees Fahrenheit before being shipped to the Midwest where the fish is individually vacuum-sealed. Dungeness crabs are broken into clusters of legs and claws, cooked, and glazed, while spot prawns are headed, glazed, and blast-frozen.
Learn more about Sitka Salmon Shares here!
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