How it Works

 

Our CSF (Community Supported Fishery) is designed to deliver the best quality of wild, sustainable, ethically caught and processed Alaskan salmon directly to the consumer at a fair price. It is essentially a boat to table enterprise providing the local community with wild, free-range fish. When you become a member of our CSF by reserving your "share" of fish, you gain access to not only the best quality fish available, but also insider pricing on wild Alaskan salmon caught by us. 

 

In the case of the Kenai-Red Fish Company, you have the opportunity to become a member (aka “shareholder”) by pre-purchasing a share of our catch. We fish for you during the wild Alaskan sockeye and coho season each summer, then bring the salmon back to Portland when the season ends. Your shares are delivered directly to your household, where we introduce ourselves, tell fish tales, and swap recipes. For more information on how shares work click HERE.

 

CSF's promote a positive relationship between fishermen, consumers, and the ocean by providing high-quality, sustainably caught, seafood to members. CSF programs actually began as a method to help marine ecosystems recover from the effects of overfishing while maintaining a thriving fishing community. (source: Wikipedia)

   

There are five primary elements of a CSF program:

    1. To establish a transparent chain-of-custody from boat to plate
    2. To increase access to premium, sustainably-caught seafood
    3. To ensure fishermen receive a fair price for their catch that reflects the value of their work
    4. To engage fishermen and community members in more robust, viable, local food systems
    5. To provide a framework through which fishermen and customers alike can creatively steward marine resources[2] (source - Wikipedia)