Sablefish (Spring Catch)

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Preordering for the Spring Catch is closed for the year. If you’d like to preorder from another seasonal catch, look at my Summer Catch (ships in Oct.) or my Christmas Catch (ships in DEC.)

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:
Jan. 1 - March 11

Your seafood will ship to your doorstep on September via FedEx Express after the fishing season. Expect your order May 14 - 18, 2018. This page details shipping rates:

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.

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

I vacuum seal my sablefish in heavy 4 or 5mm bags. Your fresh-frozen seafood will keep in your freezer in pristine condition for at least 8 months.

Who, Where, when, & How:

  1. Who Caught It? 

    Until I can save my pennies and nickels for sablefish IFQ (the permit that allows me to fish this species), I will continue to procure my sablefish from my good friend in southeast Alaska.

  2. Where Was it Caught?
    Southeast Alaska

  3. When is this Species Caught?
    Sablefish fishing is open March through November most years.

  4. How was this Caught?
    Sablefish is caught by hook and line.

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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