This is Fish Radio. I’m Stephanie Mangini. Load up on crab, cod, and Coho, at a new pop-up shop. I’ll tell you more after this…

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 The Alaska Marine Conservation Council is launching their 2017 Catch of the Season program with a pop-up fish market in Anchorage.  For years, the AMCC has offered seafood lover’s Alaskan salmon, crab, cod, and rockfish from local small boat fishermen, making it some of the highest quality, fresh-frozen seafood from Alaska. The Community Supported Fishery allows anyone to order shares of the season’s harvest while building relationships between the consumer and the fishermen.

 “Here at the AMCC office, we are offering the three C’s; which are crab, Coho, and cod. They are all frozen and individually packaged.”

David Fleming is AMCC’s Seafood Sales and Operations Manager-

“We thought this would be a neat way to start the year, and to have seafood available in time for Valentine’s Day, rather than our regular catch offerings that we usually do.”

The catch shares are a subscription based program, it uses delivery posts for subscribers to pick up their seafood at scheduled locations in Anchorage, Homer, and Fairbanks. This year they opened up the pop-up market so seafood buyers could meet the AMCC team.

“It’s a first come first serve type market. There are no pre-orders of boxes or shares. This is just an event that we have invited everyone to come to. We thought it would be fun to engage the community and support or local fishermen once again.”

Taku River Coho’s are being sold in 2 to 4 lb packages at $11 dollars per pound. Fleming says that they are being pressure bled, which is a new high-tech technique that makes the fish more fresh and delicious.

“As soon as the Coho are brought on board fishermen bleed and put the fish in live immersion tanks. After that, they gill and gut the fish and insert a hypodermic needle that is hooked up to pressured water; with enough pressure to rinse out all of the blood immediately.”   

They are also selling Kodiak gray cod packs of 2 to 4 filets at $7 dollars per pound; and 10-pound Norton Sound red king crab at 25 dollars per pound.  The pop-up event will be open this Thursday and Friday from 11 Am to 7 Pm. The first Catch of the Season subscription boxes should be available within the next few months, AMCC hopes to hold other pop-up seafood markets at their other locations in the near future.  Learn more about the AMCC at akmarine.org and find links at our website www.alaskafishradio.com

Fish Radio is also brought to you by Ocean Beauty Seafoods, an Alaska corporation proudly supporting Alaska’s coastal communities and the Alaskans who depend on fishing for their livelihoods and culture.  www.oceanbeauty.com    In Kodiak, I’m Stephanie Mangini.

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