Sablefish (Spring Catch)

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NOTE: PLEASE SELECT THIS PRODUCT TOGETHER WITH YOUR OTHER SPRING CATCH SPECIES TO RECEIVE YOUR ORDER IN MAY.

Sablefish is sometimes called "butterfish," and for a good reason––it's ultra rich, buttery flesh is richer than virtually any other species. My sablefish has a distinct flake, a lovely ivory color, and a flavor like no other. While extremely rich and flavorful, my sablefish does not have a strong fish taste. There is simply nothing like it.

Preorder Preorder Period:
January 1 - April 15.

Shipping:
Your seafood will ship to your doorstep on May via FedEx Express after the fishing season. I will announce the exact ship date April 15.

Cut:
I offer my sablefish in portions only. Portions are about 1 lb. each, but as small as 0.75 lbs. or as large as 1.25 lbs. each.

Bones:
sablefish has a few non-dangerous pin bones which can be pulled before or after cooking.

Packaging:
I vacuum seal my sablefish in heavy 5mm bags and pack them in sturdy waxed presentation boxes. Your fresh-frozen seafood will keep in your freezer in pristine condition for at least 12 months.

Who, Where, when, & How:

  1. Who Caught It? 
    Sometimes this is caught by me and sometimes a friend sends me his. It's all lovely and cut to my specs either way.
     
  2. Where Was it Caught?
    I fish mine in the Gulf of Alaska out from Kachemak Bay, near Homer, Alaska, where I'm from. This is NOAA regulatory are 3A. When my friend sends me his it's coming from southeast Alaska.
  3. When is this Species Caught?
    Sablefish is open March through November most years. I generally fish my sablefish in April or May.
  4. How was this Caught?
    Halibut is caught by hook and line. I set two anchors with a line and buoy to the surface on each. Between the anchors is a ground line with hooks every 18 ft. or so. 

A thing or two about sablefish:

  • Salmon are known to eat baby sablefish. Salmon have great taste!
  • Sablefish fisheries are managed by both state and federal agencies.


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