Dispatches from the fishing grounds, news & updates from our community.
March gathered us around the table, brought together by wild salmon and good company. Throughout the last few weeks, we’ve been hosting Salmon Supper Club, a series of dinners in collaboration with our community of chefs.
Drifters Fish is a sea-to-table, husband-and-wife operation from Nelly and Michael Hand that nets sustainably harvested Alaskan salmon.
We live for any chance to get outside and cook fish over a fire and it was a huge treat to work with our friends Ben Schuyler & Meghan Klein creating this feast. Big thanks to Blundstone boots for gearing us up with quality boots to wear and for supporting good stories.
Called Drifters Fish, it is a community supported fishery (CSF), considered the first of its kind in the Pacific Northwest. It connects you directly with delicious, sustainably harvested, traceable salmon, all caught via driftnet.
This summer, it was a huge treat to share where we call home in Alaska with the best crew of people from Kitchen Unnecessary. Ashley Rodriguez has created this project to celebrate getting outside, finding wild food, and making beautiful meals together over a fire.
Welcome aboard our bowpicker, creatively named for the way we pick our fish as they roll over the bow and onto the boat. The Pelican is our home, our office, and a big investment for our livelihood as commercial fishermen. From bow to stern, the Pelican spans a meager 31 feet.
We pulled into the harbor that night exhausted but energized by the excitement you could feel in the air as Cordova’s fleet of fishermen was arriving home. This first fishery welcomes the return of summer in Alaska and the wild bounty of salmon that is ahead.
Gearing up to start our season has us working around the clock. Being commercial fishermen, our livelihood is unpredictable but rewarding. We can’t wait to put our net in the water this week and see what the season holds.