CATCH of the SEASON
Support Conservation & Local Fishermen with our Community Supported Fishery!
It is rare indeed that supporting a cause you believe in not only makes you feel good, it actually tastes good. The Alaska Marine Conservation Council's CATCH of the SEASON does just that.
AMCC conducts the yearly Community Supported Fishery (CSF) that provides the opportunity to purchase Kodiak Tanner crab! This unique effort aims to link seafood consumers directly to our network of conservation minded, independent family fishermen.
AMCC offers a choice of 10 or 25 lb boxes of Tanner crab to residents of the Anchorage area, Kodiak and Homer. The Kodiak Tanner crab fishery occurs only once a year during a short (often less than a week) season in January. We begin selling boxes of crab in December.
The 2013 ordering season has wrapped up. We are happy to report that our third year of Catch of the Season was a tremendous success! Over 250 households, seven restaurants, and several lodges purchased crab through the program. Thank you to everyone who helped support the program this year!
Where Can I Find Catch of the Season Crab?
Look for Kodiak Tanner crab at the following establishments. (Availability not guaranteed.)
- Anchorage area: Crush Wine Bistro- Humpy's - ORSO
- Palmer: Turkey Red
- Homer: Two Sisters- Cafe Cups
- Seward: Chinooks
- Fairbanks: Fairbanks Co-op Market is carrying the Kodiak Tanner crab.
- Around Alaska: Princess Lodges
The Alaska Marine Conservation Council is the only organization working statewide to protect the integrity of Alaska's marine ecosystems and sustain community-based fishing opportunities. CATCH of the SEASON provides direct support to both ocean conservation efforts and to independent fishermen whose sustainable harvesting practices set a vital standard.
CATCH of the SEASON will help create unique markets for sustainable seafood harvested by community-based fishermen. It will also build important connections between our fishing communities and urban Alaska. CATCH of the SEASON wild seafood is harvested using selective fishing practices that minimize waste and impacts on sensitive marine habitats.