NOTE: Shipping for this catch is delayed about 1 month due to the virus. The preorder deadline is extended to June 1. I will update folks with an exact June ship date.
NOTE: IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ORDER SHARES FROM MULTIPLE SEASONAL CATCHES, PLEASE PLACE THOSE ORDERS SEPARATELY. FOR EXAMPLE, IF YOU'D LIKE BOTH THE FALL CATCH AND THE SPRING CATCH, COMPILE YOUR ORDER FROM THE FALL OFFERINGS THEN CHECK OUT AND PAY. THEN CREATE A NEW ORDER FOR YOUR SPRING ORDER FROM THE SPRING OFFERINGS.
My white fish sampler is 5 lbs. of the two best white fish Alaska has to offer––moist, sweet, and delicate halibut, and rich, flakey sablefish. If you can't decide whether to get halibut or sablefish, get my white fish sampler and try both.
While the vast majority of halibut available around the country is from large, tough fish, I only keep the smaller fish that are both delicious and a more sustainable size. My halibut is sweet and moist unlike anything you've had before. Many folks have not had sablefish and I take great pleasure in introducing it to them. Why? Because they cannot believe they have never had it before! It's fatty and flakey and its unlike any other white fish you've ever had before!
Preorder Preorder Period:
Jan. 1 - June 1, 2020
This catch is delayed by about a month due to spring fishing season delays caused by the virus. Your seafood will ship to your doorstep via FedEx in June 2020. I will contact you directly with an exact date. This page details shipping rates: https://salmonandsable.com/pages/shipping
Cut / Bones:
Halibut portions are boneless and skinless and weight about 1 lb each, +/- 0.25 lbs. Sablefish weight about the same, but are bone in and skin on.
I vacuum seal my seafood in heavy 5mm bags and ship to you in foam shipping boxes. Your fresh-frozen seafood will keep in your freezer in pristine condition for at least 12 months.
Who, Where, when, & How:
Who Caught It?
Until I can save my pennies and nickels for halibut and sablefish IFQ (the permit that allows me to fish these species), I will continue to procure my halibut from my good friend in southeast Alaska.
Where Was it Caught?
When is this Species Caught?
Halibut and sablefish are open March through November most years.
How was this Caught?
Halibut and most sablefish is caught by hook and line.
A thing or two about halibut:
- Baby halibut swim vertically in the water column with one eye on each side of their head. As they mature, they settle to the bottom and one eye migrates to the other side of their head. This is called orbital migration. As adults they rest flat on the bottom with both eyes on the top.
- Nearly all halibut have both eyes on the right-hand side of the fish. About 1 in every 20,000 halibut has its eyes on the left side. I got one once and in my overworked delirium, I stopped and stared at it for about 5 minutes before I could proceed with filleting. We call them left handed halibut.
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.