How it Works

So how does a Community Supported Fishery (CSF) work?

The goal of a Community Supported Fishery (CSF) is to establish a direct link between people and the ocean, which sustains them. By fostering a deep, personal connection between fishers and the community, we aim to create a mutually beneficial relationship. As a CSF member, you pre-purchase a portion of our catch to provide the fisher with the resources needed to catch your fish throughout the fishing season. This advance payment is akin to "seed" money that helps the fisher dedicate their season to catching your fish.

In return, you receive our fisher's catch, which is carefully processed and distributed to Kenai-Red Fish Company's share members once the fishing season ends. As a member, you not only gain access to the highest quality fish available but also exclusive pricing on our wild Alaskan salmon caught by us.


There are five primary elements of a CSF program:

  1. Provide a transparent chain from the boat to the table
  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


Fast Facts:

  • 90% of the seafood consumed in the US is imported, often changing hands multiple times in a long, questionable supply chain. Kenai-Red is your supply chain so you know exactly where your fish comes from
  • Our premium salmon is Marine Stewardship Council certified
  • We own our own small-batch processing facility in Ninilchik, AK where we process and smoke our own fish in micro batches by hand
  • The fish that goes in is the fish that comes out! What does that mean? In larger processing facilities, the fish fishers catch is not necessarily the fish they receive on the back end after processing is complete. That will never happen here. The fish we catch on our boats is exactly the fish you receive upon distribution!
  • “Catch-to-freezer” time is often an impressive 12 hrs. Learn more about the flash freezing process and why we love it here
  • Alaskan seafood is chock-full of protein, omega-3s, and essential vitamins and minerals. These nutrients can improve vision, brain health, heart health, and immune system functionality