Dispatches from the fishing grounds, news & updates from our kitchen.
Spring Spot Prawns
Started this year off with a new fishery! We used small pots and set our gear out in cold, glacier fjords to harvest these beautiful wild shrimps from the deep.
Taking Care of Wild Places
Healthy rivers and wild places are incredibly important for healthy wild salmon.
Proud to share our harvest of wild Alaska fish with you.
“At the top of our list is Drifters Fish which, diverging from many other brands previously included, preserves its salmon in reusable jars as well as cans."
A Cold Season Gift Guide
We've put together this list of good things we're enjoying: gifts we love giving and what's cooking in our kitchen this cold season.
The Drifters Fish Shop
We’ve opened up a little canned salmon shop down by the harbor. Come say hello!
Grateful for the beautiful wild harvest and lucky for a safe season working on the water.
Salmon Season is Here
First fat sockeye of the summer caught yesterday! Good day putting the boat to work, happy to be back on the water feeding people beautiful wild fish.
Meet the F/V Heron
Our new seabird.
Cold Season Dispatch
Winter Gifting Guide
We've put together this list of things we're enjoying, gifts we love giving, and what's cooking in our kitchen this December. To us, it's time gathered around with people we love, sharing some delicious that makes this time of year the best.
September Dispatch from the Fishing Grounds | Harvest Season 2021
Hauling big Copper River Coho salmon onboard. Carefully caught and handled, each fish goes from the ocean to the bleed tank to an ice bath. All about bringing you good, flavorful wild fish.
August Dispatch from the Fishing Grounds | Harvest Season 2021
Harvest season still coming on strong.
July Dispatch from the Fishing Grounds | Harvest Season 2021
July out here in wild places with the net in the water, harvesting bright fish sunrise to sunset and all the big weather in between. It’s exciting and exhausting to work with the tide, to watch the way fish pulse in on the ebb and learn how they move in the shifting current.
June Dispatch from the Fishing Grounds | Harvest Season 2021
Summer solstice sockeye for the smokehouse. Out there catching fat fish under a June full moon as the days are shifting season and the tide swings.
May Dispatch from the Fishing Grounds
Our first fishery of the season started bright and early on Monday, May 17th. We were lucky to have mostly kind weather to steady our sea legs and put the boat back to work. Each fish we hauled onboard felt special, these first fish of summer shimmering on deck.
Pickled Alaska Spot Prawns
From our own local waters, there is a bounty of nutritious, healthy food to eat. American caught Alaska seafood is always sustainably and responsibly caught. This new recipe created in partnership with Alaska Seafood is a sweet taste of summer, sensationally juicy and briny.
Smoked Salmon Salad with Grilled Spring Vegetables and Tahini Lemon Dressing
With Alaska, you can be proud of where your seafood comes from. Celebrate spring and sustainable seafood with our new recipe, Smoked Salmon Salad with Grilled Spring Vegetables and Tahini Lemon Dressing.
Cheers to Canned Salmon
It’s the kind of fish that you want to flake into warm steamed rice, or mash into crème fraîche for a smoky dip, or eat with your fingers straight from the tin.
Here's to cherishing the small moments to connect over a good plate of food.
Wild Alaska Octopus
We've partnered with our family of fishermen to bring you delicious octopus from the icy wild waters of Southeast Alaska, an exciting addition to our tinned fish collection.
Salmon Summer | Harvest Season 2020
This has been a season of big challenges, but throughout it all, we're inspired and encouraged that we get to go to work to feed you and your family healthy, nourishing good fish.
August Dispatch from the Fishing Grounds
This summer, I’ve been working my gear and learning the waters of Alaska’s Prince William Sound through June, July, and now into August. Chasing the sockeye, keta, and pink salmon runs swimming their way through the bays, islands, and fjords that surround this wild place.
Bon Appetit COVID Journal
This week we wrote a short piece for Bon Appetit sharing about how we’re weathering the crisis while safely harvesting and feeding people wild salmon.
Cooking Wild Fish with Filson
Cooking wild fish outside over a smoky fire on the beach, with a little sea salt, squeeze of lemon, and fresh herbs, keeps dinner simple, slow cooked, and delicious.
North to Alaska | Gearing up for a Summer of Salmon
The salmon are on their way home and we’re committed to safely bringing you good fish to eat this summer.
Fish Tales with Honest Magazine
The story takes you to the beach where we snacked on pickled king salmon and tinned fish while nettle pesto grilled salmon slowly cooked over a campfire.
Feast of the Seven Fishes
Wild Alaska Coho salmon slow roasted over juniper branches, smelling like Christmas, and served at our winter Salmon Supper featuring Stephanie Eburah.
Celebrate the winter season and come join us for a day of delicious salmon, good company, and thoughtful gifts.
We had the exciting opportunity to work with Wild Craft Studio School in Portland, Oregon to offer our first Seasonal Preservation Workshop, sharing how to make pickled fish and gravlax.
Salmon Summer | Harvest Season 2019
It’s real hard work for the harvest but we’re lucky and grateful for the strong salmon community in Alaska working together for a safe and successful fishing summer.
Salmon Supper Club
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.
All Hands On Deck
Drifters Fish is a sea-to-table, husband-and-wife operation from Nelly and Michael Hand that nets sustainably harvested Alaskan salmon.
Beachside Salmon Feast with Blundstones
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.
Connecting Community with Sustainable Salmon
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.
At Home on the Water, That's Our Favorite Salmon Fishing Couple
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.
The First Catch, Alaska Salmon in the Net
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.
We're On Board with These Two Fishermen -- Salmon Fishing Season Starts Today
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.
Starting With A Story
Couple tells a story with their Cordova commercial fishing business
Sharing Seafood with the Community