(an aside: YES, you can still order our seafood on our website until we sell out!!)
Being a fishing family has its challenges- time apart, big risky business investments, so many variables out of our control. Our motto is work our butts off and hope for just one more great season at a time! Well, 2017 has turned into an epically great one. YAY.
A whopping 53.5 million fish have returned of yesterday throughout the Bristol Bay region. That's more than 10 million more than forecasted! And add to this strong wild sockeye salmon markets in the world and domestically- amazing news for a fishing family!
(And yes, they've let over 17 million fish return up river to ensure the longevity of the fishery-- SO important of course.)
Kyle and crew have worked hard to make their small boat catch their share of the harvest and have caught more than our previous 3 years in Bristol Bay! They started their season in Egegik, then transferred to the Nushagak, then back to Egegik. Heck, who knows where they're now finishing out the season . . .
We are so thankful for the F/V Northland that has so far ran flawless through the season and so thankful for a great crew, Jamie, Vitaliy and JT. This is Kyle's first year squeezing in a third deckhand for the peak of the season and it's really lessened the load on the rest of the crew. One guy can cook a meal, Kyle can drive and the other two can pick fish.
And the good news for you, our dear salmon customers, is that your scrumptious sockeye salmon will be coming to you SOON. We hope to start shipments end of August/beginning of September!!