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We have been so happy with our Community Supported Model! The connection is creates with our members allows for a more robust food system. Your support ensures we receive a fair price for our catch and are able to survive in an industry dominated by big business. Without caring people like you, many talented independent … Continued

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What to do with Roe?

July 25, 2013

BC chum salmon roe is not only jam packed with nutrients and highly prized around the world for its large size and beautiful color, this seasonal delicacy is also beautifully simple to prepare. To make caviar: remove the skeins and soak the roe in salt water for 5-25 minutes and then rinse with cold water. That’s all … Continued

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3,000lbs of Area 8 chum on their way to Vancouver!

July 24, 2013

Shaun just called from Port Hardy: Otto hauled in over 3,000lbs of chum salmon Monday and Tuesday in Area 8.  He has 270 huge chum averaging 11-12lbs each!  Those are some huge, beautiful, silver-bright chum! Shaun and Otto will spend the rest of the day today picking through the bin to find some of the … Continued

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Halibut, Tuna, and Crabs, oh my!

July 19, 2013

Otto and our other salmon gillnetters have been working very hard for the early part of our season and our other fishermen are working hard, too! Duncan and his dad are heading out halibut fishing this week on board Georgia Girl.  We will keep you posted on how it goes as they fish for their … Continued

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Area 8 Chum Opening

July 19, 2013

Fisheries announced an opening in Area 8 for chum on Monday with a possible extension for Tuesday. Otto is on his way south and will fish this opening and then run to Port Hardy where Shaun will meet him to help process and transport fish home.  Vancouver members can expect a fresh sustainable fish pick-up … Continued

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Here’s a link to a video of Rumi, master fish cutter, filleting a salmon. Thanks Kristie for sharing 🙂 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RcyFcq0umA

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The fisherman’s guessing game

July 17, 2013

It is based on daily announcements from the Department of Fisheries that our fishermen decide where to travel and where to fish.  The Nass river fishery is now closed for two weeks and likely for the rest of the season.  The Skeena River will not open for at least two weeks.  And so our fishermen … Continued

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Henneguya salminicola (aka Tapioca)

July 15, 2013

Henneguya, also know as “tapioca” or “milk flesh” disease, is a protozoan parasite sometimes found in the muscle of Pacific Salmon. There is no human health or fish mortality concerns associated with Henneguya, but the white cysts are visually unappealing. The parasite gets spread in the spawning grounds by post-spawning Salmon who have the parasite. … Continued

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How do we know it’s sustainable?

July 13, 2013

Fisheries management is a very complex thing!  But the life cycle of a salmon makes managing fisheries somewhat more sustainable than some other species of seafood.  Because 75% of salmon return to the place of their birth every 4 years to spawn (25% return on the 5th year), we can actually count the number of … Continued

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One last fresh Nass sockeye pick up!

July 13, 2013

Otto and Fernando just hailed in with 155 sockeye and 791 pinks! This unexpected load of beautiful Nass river fish will be on its way for a fresh pick-up in Vancouver early next week.  If you were hoping to get FRESH, sustainable sockeye salmon this year, this COULD be your last chance, so keep your … Continued

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