Harvester's Catch

Fresh. Sustainable. Wild.

We are local commercial fishermen operating along the Washington coast that specialize in fresh and sustainable Chinook & Coho Salmon, Pacific Halibut, and Albacore Tuna. Our wild fish are all hook & line caught and handled with the utmost of care. Delivered whole or filleted, directly from the boat, our premium quality catch sets the standard and will assuredly exceed your expectations.

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Chinook Salmon- Come and get it!

There was little rest during the last two months as we prepared for the opening of the WA fishing season, but finally the time has come that we can announce that Harvester's Catch has wild Chinook Salmon available for sale!

Our first salmon of the season was landed a little over three weeks ago and I figured now was high time to post an update. Right now we're fishing out of La Push, WA, which is located towards the northern end of the Olympic Peninsula.

We're fishing near La Push, WA (red pointer on map).

Although the spring weather can be rough and unpredictable, these rich waters are full of huge, delicious salmon and we're ready to brave Mother Nature to find them! With that in mind, we're very fortunate to be expecting high returns of Chinook & Coho Salmon and so far we haven't been disappointed. 

So now that we've established the backstory, it's time to get to the fish! Below is a picture of our first box of Chinook Salmon as it's being prepared for delivery from our boat. 

Remember that all of these fish are cleaned immediately upon being caught and are kept fresh, on ice so that they're fresher-than-fresh when they reach you!

If a whole fish is a bit too much, we also have frozen fillets! Now these aren't your typical fillets that you'll find at your local grocery store- these are premium flash frozen, FDA Sushi-Grade fillets! We have them vacuum packaged in small portion sizes and also full length fillets, both of which taste fantastic on the grill. The pin bones have been removed too, so no need to hassle with pulling them out. Hey did I mention sushi?

Yes, that's a fork on the right... couldn't find my chopsticks anywhere! :-/

As you can see, we've had our hands full (literally) with fish, but things couldn't be better. The season has taken off to a great start and we're excited to see our customers enjoying the best salmon the NW has to offer! If you haven't already, now is the time to place your order because these fish are definitely not going to hang around forever!

Conferences, training, and more!

The last few weeks have flown by for us!

It started two weeks ago on Feb 24 with the Farmer, Fisher, Chef Connection hosted by Seattle Chefs Collaborative. Here we had the opportunity to meet some of the region's top chefs and hear the latest news of what's going on in the sustainable food movement. There were numerous breakout sessions covering everything from financing new food startups to the issues surrounding salmon in the Columbia and Snake Rivers. Lots of great information combined with delicious food provided by numerous local producers and prepared by the Seattle Culinary Academy made this event all around amazing.

Just a few short days later we attended the Wild Seafood Exchange put on by Fisherman's News. Now here's a great event to get involved in if you love fresh seafood and want to find those that sell it! Straight away we dove into a panel discussion that was chaired by several local business owners and highlighted their experiences as restaurateurs and resellers. The atmosphere was casual and inviting, which led to several very informative discussions. Later in the day we covered topics relating to maximizing fish quality and policy matters concerning the fisheries on the Columbia River. Another great day of learning and meeting many friendly individuals in the industry!

The following week brought an additional 3 days of training as well as the completion of the design for our large 50 pound fish boxes!

 

There's only a month and a half until the Washington season opens and while still a bunch to do, we're taking it in strides and making time to have fun along the way. Until next time!

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