Iliamna Fish Co. is a family-owned cooperative; we've been fishing together on the Bering Sea in Bristol Bay, Alaska for over three generations. In 2010, following the example of farming friends, we started a CSA in our boats' catch. Individuals can now join us in our sustainably managed (MSC-certified, Monterey Bay Aquarium-recommended, and Environmental Defense Fund "Eco-best choice") wild sockeye salmon fishery, as shareholders in our harvest. In addition to individuals like you, our customers include Blue Hill at Stone Barns, Diner, Marlow & Sons, Estiatorio Milos in Manhattan, and Restaurant North in Armonk.
A share is ownership of part of our harvest, a wild Alaskan sockeye salmon fishery. A single share is 12 lbs of premium, wild sockeye, that we've caught by hand for you in our small, 20-foot-long boats. Your 12 lb share of wild sockeye will consist of 6 to 7 individually vacuum-sealed and flash frozen, sashimi-grade, hand-cut whole fillets. Each fillet weighs approximately 1.85 lbs and serves six adults. A 12 lb share fits easily into a standard refrigerator freezer, with room to spare.
The total cost of a 12 lb share is $215. When you sign up for a share, you pay 50% of the total cost ($107.50). If you wish, you can pay for the total when you sign up, but you are only required to pay 50% at sign up. You'll pay for the second half of your share when you pick up your share in the autumn. Your deposit enables us (your fisherwomen & men) to plan for the season, run our boats, and to keep your share price affordable.
Until the list fills up or a location reaches capacity, you can choose between 6 pickup locations (2 in Manhattan [UWS and UES], 2 in Brooklyn [Wmsbrg and Red Hook], 1 in Kingston, NY, and one in Maplewood, NJ). Our CSF isn't a subscription, so you only have to pick up one time (your whole 12 lb share comes neatly packaged). You'll choose the pickup location, date, and time during the sign-up process from our availability calendar. The first available pickup dates, until the days fill up, will be in mid-September, lasting through the end of October.
Sign up to be notified of our 2019 harvest