Matt Marinkovich, commercial fisherman. Catching fish for YOU!

Matt Marinkovich gillnets for salmon out of Friday Harbor, WA.
He sells his catch locally on San Juan and Orcas Island.

He catches sockeye, pink, chinook (king), coho (silver), and keta (chum) salmon. Every fish is bled and iced immediately, then dressed and packed in ice shortly after. Matt fishes close to home so the fish are usually available within hours of being caught.

To be notified when the next batch of fish is available,
join the Fish List and we'll send an email when the fish are in!
(Be sure to select between the San Juan, Orcas, or Seattle lists)

Friday, April 23, 2010

BB-RSDA Results--Congratulations, Matt!

Robert Heyano: 424
Write-in candidate: 1

Seat D (Non-Alaska Resident)
Nick Lee: 412

Seat G (Open Residency)
Buck Gibbons: 197
Matt Marinkovich: 286

The election returns have been certified, and Matt Marinkovich has been elected to replace Buck Gibbons in the Seat G (Open Residency) position. On behalf of the board, I extend our congratulations to Matt, and our gratitude to Buck.

From the very earliest days, when a few of us first started talking about forming an RSDA, right up until the present, Buck has been a force for this organization and for our fishery. It has been a real pleasure and honor to work with Buck over the past several years. I look forward to Matt Marinkovich joining the board.

- Robert Heyano, President

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Sea Lice Video by Georgia Strait Alliance--Very Good

Sea lice on a salmon smolt. Sea lice naturally occur on wild adult salmon but die as soon as the adult salmon swim up stream into fresh water. Adult salmon have a natural defense against these parasites, scales; and therefore the lice are benign. Unfortunately, the salmon farms are breeding grounds for billions of sea lice. These sea lice are then easily transferred to the vulnerable young salmon as they migrate from the rivers, pass the farms on their way to open ocean. Since many of these young salmon do not have scales yet, they do not survive the sea lice infestation from the farms. This smolt is too small for sea lice; it will most likely not survive. @Carrie Vonderhaar, Ocean Futures Society/KQED

Sea Lice and Wild Salmon Video. Educate Yourself. Great for Kids!