We personally handle each fish, one at a time, and hand deliver them to our tote on the dock. We will only place 100 or so fish in tote filled with slush ice, 1/2 of the normal load. We do this purposefully to keep the fish in great shape, minimizing bruising and tearing, and keeping it ice cold for the best quality. Next, our fish is immediately transported inside for processing. It NEVER sits around on the dock at the processor. Our processing time is roughly half of the time it normally takes, keeping our fillets pristine and delicious.