WHERE DID YOUR FISH COME FROM?

At Salty Girl Seafood, it’s important to us that you have the information you need not only to cook seafood simply, but to make simple, informed decisions about the seafood you purchase. We work closely with our fishermen to ensure you are receive a premium, sustainably harvested product, complete with information about who, what, and where your seafood was harvested. And it’s all right here.


  Fishermen: Heather Sears, F/V Princess Heather runs her boat, the F/V Princess, with an all female crew out of Fort Bragg, CA - heading up to Alaska every summer to fill her fish hold with wild Alaskan coho salmon. Heather started trolling with her dad at eight years old, bought her first boat at 21, and three boats later, owns and operates the F/V Princess with her awesome crew and fish dogs, Julie and Chloe. Check out our profile on Heather over on our Salty Girl of the Month series! 

 

Fishermen: Heather Sears, F/V Princess

Heather runs her boat, the F/V Princess, with an all female crew out of Fort Bragg, CA - heading up to Alaska every summer to fill her fish hold with wild Alaskan coho salmon. Heather started trolling with her dad at eight years old, bought her first boat at 21, and three boats later, owns and operates the F/V Princess with her awesome crew and fish dogs, Julie and Chloe. Check out our profile on Heather over on our Salty Girl of the Month series! 

Why this fish? Coho salmon from Alaska are listed as a ‘Best Choice’ or green rating on Seafood Watch. Alaskan salmon are intensively managed, primarily by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, which regulates harvest and all salmon rehabilitation and enhancement projects. This fish is caught using hook and line, a method that minimizes bycatch and has minimal impacts on the environment.

Why this fish?

Coho salmon from Alaska are listed as a ‘Best Choice’ or green rating on Seafood Watch. Alaskan salmon are intensively managed, primarily by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, which regulates harvest and all salmon rehabilitation and enhancement projects. This fish is caught using hook and line, a method that minimizes bycatch and has minimal impacts on the environment.

  Coho Salmon Scientific name:  Oncorhynchus kisutch Description: Coho salmon have rich, reddish-orange meat and have been called one of the best tasting salmon. Although coho costs less than king and sockeye salmon, its quality is still quite high. Coho are a medium fatty salmon that have nearly two times the oil content of pink and chum salmon, but less than sockeyes or kings.  (Source: FishChoice.com)

 

Coho Salmon

Scientific name:  Oncorhynchus kisutch

Description: Coho salmon have rich, reddish-orange meat and have been called one of the best tasting salmon. Although coho costs less than king and sockeye salmon, its quality is still quite high. Coho are a medium fatty salmon that have nearly two times the oil content of pink and chum salmon, but less than sockeyes or kings. 
(Source: FishChoice.com)

  Gear Type: Hook & Line (Trolling) Trolling is a method of fishing where one or more fishing lines, baited with lures or bait fish, are drawn through the water. On the F/V Princess, a fish bites the hook and swims along with the boat until the crew hand pulls it in. They give it a quick bonk on the head while still in the water, then gently land it on the deck. The fish is headed, gutted, scrubbed and pressure bled right away, then blast frozen while onboard.  Graphic: © Ocean Health Index

 

Gear Type: Hook & Line (Trolling)

Trolling is a method of fishing where one or more fishing lines, baited with lures or bait fish, are drawn through the water. On the F/V Princess, a fish bites the hook and swims along with the boat until the crew hand pulls it in. They give it a quick bonk on the head while still in the water, then gently land it on the deck. The fish is headed, gutted, scrubbed and pressure bled right away, then blast frozen while onboard. 

Graphic: © Ocean Health Index

  Sitka, AK Caught off of Baranof Island in Whale Bay in Southeast Alaska and landed in Sitka, Alaska.

 

Sitka, AK

Caught off of Baranof Island in Whale Bay in Southeast Alaska and landed in Sitka, Alaska.