Where are the fish heads?!?

Sonia - July 9, 2013

A lot of our members have been asking where the fish heads are this year. We wish we could have the heads on too – the uncertain nature of being a small-scale fisherman in a field dominated by big business is making it difficult for us to arrange this and we appreciate your patience and understanding.

Some of you had the pleasure of meeting Rumi, our long-time fish cutter, at last Saturday’s fillet demonstration. Rumi, who works independently, is an incredible fish cutter (and leaves the heads on!). She is also an incredibly lovely person and has become part of the Skipper Otto family (known as auntie Rumi to Oliver, Otto’s grandson). Because she works independently, she has been able to be super accommodating of the unpredictable realities involved in working with small-scale fisherman. Having someone like Rumi who goes the extra mile to carefully process and freeze unpredictable arrivals of fish has been one of the reasons our Community Supported Fishery works. We have so much gratitude for her!

Rumi is currently looking for a proper kitchen space (it can be difficult for independent fish cutters to find consistent work space as big businesses tend to push them around). In the mean time, we are forced to use the big companies who are not as flexible with us and do not give us the option of leaving fish heads on. We look forward to having Rumi onboard as our fish cutter again soon. We thank our members for supporting small-scale fisherman and fish cutters, and allowing us to catch fish sustainably and processes them with the highest quality in mind.

Sonia - July 9, 2013


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Where are the fish heads?!?

Sonia - July 9, 2013

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