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.

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Friday, June 18, 2010

Update on Bristol Bay Sockeye Heading Your Way...

Matt is fishing and has caught a total of four fish.  The run always starts off slow and builds to a crescendo.  I will know more soon as to when you will be able to enjoy this treat from the waters of Bristol Bay.

In the meantime, voice your displeasure about the lack of sockeye available to you in your own Salish Sea.  Norwegian Salmon farms dotting the Frasier River directly in the migratory paths of wild salmon are decimating Frasier River's wild sockeye.  Marine Harvest Canada is a large corporation eating small sustainable fisheries for lunch (Norwegian corporations own 90% of all salmon farms in B.C.).  The loss is to the environment and to the people who live in the Salish Sea and as Alexandra Morton says, "This is a loss to humanity.".  The corporation's first concern is their shareholder, not local economy or quality of life.

Please watch video explaining this problem.

Send the Premier of British Columbia your thoughts.

Every fish customer of our needs to watch this video.  Every fish customer will hopefully take the time to write a short note or donate to the Adopt-A-Fry organization.  Let's not watch foreign corporations destroy any more of our country from Sea to Shining Sea.

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!