Seafood Producers Cooperative is making its fish available to the public with a new website where customers can order salmon, albacore tuna, halibut and sablefish for overnight home delivery with free-shipping. The cooperative will ship fish from their business offices in Bellingham.
Previously, the cooperative sold only to restaurants, wholesalers, and retailers.
The cooperative is made up of small boat fisherman who catch fish by a hook-and-line method called trolling. Less than 10 percent of Alaskan salmon are caught using hook-and-line methods, according to the company’s press release.
The cooperative’s processing facility is in Sitka, Alaska. Their members fish all over the West Coast, but mainly in Alaska, said Kendall Whitney, the group’s marketing manager.
Whitney said the company’s office is in Bellingham because Sitka is remote and many of their fisherman winter in Bellingham or elsewhere in Washington. On Saturday, Aug. 16, the company donated 300 salmon dinners to the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association’s annual Salmon at the Bay Dinner and fundraiser.
http://alaskagoldbrand.com is their new website’s URL.