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Catch 49: Fall Seafood Pickup Information

Date Posted: October 30, 2017       Categories: AMCC Blog       Tags: Catch of the Season, Local Seafood

 

Catch 49, formerly “Catch of the Season,” is offering the same high quality, the same convenience with a fresh new look, name, and website.
 Sourced from Alaska commercial fishing families, Catch 49 provides local seafood offerings periodically throughout the year to homes of Alaskans stretching from Homer to Fairbanks. The best part? By purchasing seafood through us, the fishermen who caught your fish receive a larger percentage of the proceeds than if you purchase it in a retail store.
Our first Catch 49 offering is live now! Pickup will be available in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Homer, and Seward in mid November. The seafood lineup includes:
  • Norton Sound red king crab
  • Kodiak Jig rockfish
  • Homer Pacific halibut
  • Barnacle Kelp Salsa and Pickles

Anchorage offering pickup will be on Monday, November 13th, 2017 at AMCC’s downtown office location 106 F St., Anchorage, AK 99501 from 12pm-630pm.

Fairbanks offering pickup will be November 14, 2017 at Beaver Sports, 3480 College Rd. Fairbanks, AK 99709 (back of parking lot) from 12pm-6pm.

Homer and Seward pickup or customer delivery will be arranged by local staff.



Local Halibut Available in Anchorage

Date Posted: August 15, 2017       Categories: AMCC Blog       Tags: Catch of the Season, Local Seafood

Copy of halibut ad_fbPacific Halibut Now Available in Anchorage!

Caught by two long-time Homer resident fishermen in Gulf of Alaska waters with longline gear. Packaged as 10-12 oz. frozen, vacuum-sealed, boneless, skin-on portions. Halibut is $20 per lb. and the minimum purchase is 5 lbs. Available for pickup at the AMCC office in Anchorage.

Email seafood@akmarine.org or call (907) 277-5368 during office hours of 9am-5:30pm M-F to place your order! 

**Stay tuned for our Fall 2017 Catch seafood offerring that will once again feature Norton Sound king crab!**



Order Now: Bristol Bay Sockeye Salmon

Date Posted: June 29, 2017       Categories: AMCC Blog       Tags: bristol bay sockeye salmon, Catch of the Season
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The reds are running, which means our most popular seafood offering of the year is here! Catch of the Season, AMCC’s community supported fishery (CSF) is once again thrilled to provide Alaskans with wild sockeye salmon direct from Bristol Bay. This year’s catch will be sustainably harvested and handled with care by the Hill family and Kvichak Fish Company.

 

Shares will be available in 10, 25, and 50 lb. sizes, from $10/lb. Pick-up locations include Anchorage, Fairbanks, Homer, Seward and Palmer-Wasilla.

 

Visit catchoftheseason.org for more details and to order your sockeye.

 

For questions or media inquiries, contact seafood@akmarine.org.


Spring Catch Available Now: Halibut, Spot Prawns, & Salmon Bites

Date Posted: April 24, 2017       Categories: AMCC Blog       Tags: Catch of the Season, community supported fishery, Local Seafood

Happy spring local seafood lovers! We are excited to announce that a tasty and fresh spring lineup is ready for you to place your order, fill your freezer, and liven up your dinner parties as the Alaskan days get longer.

Delectable halibut from Homer that is making its first appearance as part of our community supported fishery. A limited supply of mouth-watering, pot-caught Prince William Sound spot prawns are also back on the menu. New to the mix is a fabulous new product sure to be a favorite at lunchtime or for camping trips: Dear North,™ Salmon Bites, created by new Alaskan native-owned company based in Juneau and most recently a winner of the 2017 Alaska Symphony of Seafood!

Click here for full details. Order by Friday, May 19th!

 

 



Local seafood pop-up market coming to Anchorage

Date Posted: January 27, 2017       Categories: AMCC Blog       Tags: Catch of the Season, Working Waterfronts

Anchorage seafood lovers: Get your Vitamin Sea this winter with Catch of the Season, our community supported fishery! For two days only, we’ll be offering a pop-up market featuring king crab, rockfish and Pacific cod at our office in Anchorage. With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, treat your sweetheart (or your sweet self) to premium quality, frozen seafood harvested by small boat fishermen.

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WHAT: Seafood sale, featuring king crab, rockfish, and Pacific cod harvested by Alaskan fishermen

WHEN: February 9–10 from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

WHERE: AMCC Office, 106 F St., Anchorage, AK 99501

This event is weather dependent. Any changes due to extreme weather will be posted to this page.

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PRODUCT DETAILS & PRICING:

Norton Sound red king crab (10 lb. box): $250

Kodiak Jig Seafoods Pacific cod fillets (3-4 lb packages): $7 per lb.

Kodiak Jig Seafoods rockfish fillets (1-2 lb packages): $13 per lb.

Contact our local seafood sales manager, David Fleming, with any questions: 907.277.5357.



Give back to healthy oceans with a year-end gift to AMCC

I want to tell you about Reise and Harmony Wayner. This brother and sister grew up near the end of the Aleutian chain in Unalaska. Their backyard was a landscape of emerald green hills, streams filled with wild salmon, and a rich ocean filled with a diversity of marine life.

The Wayner Family, courtesy Amy Gulick

The Wayner Family. Photo: Amy Gulick

Taught by their parents, Rhonda and Paul, this generation of Wayners continues the tradition of fishing at their family’s setnet site in Bristol Bay every summer. They have developed a strong sense of respect for the natural resources that support their family and other families like theirs.

Reise, Harmony, and other young fishermen and subsistence leaders from Sitka to Shaktoolik are shaping the future of coastal communities in Alaska. They understand that healthy fisheries are vital to the future of Alaska. And they are concerned about what the alarming pace of environmental change, unsettling national politics, and Alaska’s ailing economy will mean for the future.

Your support is needed now more than ever by Alaska’s fishing communities and families. Alaska Marine Conservation Council helps ensure the protection of Alaska’s marine resources for this and future generations. Please consider making a gift today.

Thanks to you, here’s a sampling of what we have accomplished in 2016:

  • Grown the Alaska Young Fishermen’s Network and expanded its impact to help nurture the next generation of coastal community leaders;
  • Catalyzed movement towards practical and informed solutions to keep fishing opportunities in our coastal communities;
  • Fostered smart solutions to bycatch in the Gulf of Alaska and the Bering Sea that consider the needs of local communities and long-term conservation;
  • Built a national coalition of small-scale fishermen ready to defend the Magnuson-Stevens Act, our nation’s “fish bill;”
  • Advanced an ecosystem-based approach to management in the North Pacific—one that addresses fishing impacts, supports inclusive decision-making and considers the effects of climate change;
  • Supported research, action, and engagement on the impacts of ocean acidification; and
  • Connected more than 600 Alaska seafood consumers with community fishermen through Catch of the Season, our thriving community supported fishery.

None of us know how the new administration’s actions and policies will impact our marine ecosystems. But one thing is certain. We must remain vigilant.

With your support, AMCC will—as we have for over 20 years—continue to advocate on critical issues today, tomorrow and for the next 20 years. We are in this for the long haul.

We have some ambitious goals for 2017:

Donate to AMCC by Dec. 31 to ensure a healthy future for Alaska's fishing families!

Donate to AMCC by Dec. 31 to ensure a healthy future for Alaska’s fishing families! Photo: Rhonda Wayner

  • Remain a steadfast and effective voice for regional and national fisheries policy that prioritizes conservation, communities, and local economies while considering the larger ecosystem and long-term changes;
  • Carry out cutting-edge social science research to generate knowledge and smart solutions to the “graying of the fleet” and support the well-being of coastal communities;
  • Bring our ocean acidification educational kiosk to new communities in southeast Alaska and defend important investments in ocean acidification research; and
  • Harness the power of the local foods movement and social enterprise to expand the number of fishermen and consumers participating in AMCC’s community supported fishery.

Please stand with AMCC by making a gift now. It matters more than ever to Alaskans like Reise and Harmony Wayner and families in communities like theirs.

Thank you and happy holidays to you and yours.

Kelly Harrell
Executive Director



King Crab & Rockfish Time: Order Fall Shares by Friday, Oct. 28th!

Date Posted: October 6, 2016       Categories: AMCC Blog       Tags: Catch of the Season

image_584Craving king crab? Love rockfish? Want to host the best dinner party of the season AND support local fishermen and healthy fisheries? We’ve got you covered. A variety of delicious seafood shares are now available through Catch of the Season, our award-winning community supported fishery.

Mix and match shares of Norton Sound red king crab, jig-caught rockfish and Pacific cod, and premium pressure-bled coho salmon. Pickup will be available in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Homer and Seward.

The deadline to order is Friday, October 28 and supplies are limited so reserve your share today. Click here for full details and to order!

 

 

 



Bristol Bay Salmon Share Pickup Information

Date Posted: August 9, 2016       Categories: AMCC Blog Uncategorized       Tags: bristol bay, bristol bay sockeye, Catch of the Season
Reise Wayner

Reise Wayner

Thank you to everyone who purchased Bristol Bay sockeye salmon shares through our Catch of the Season program this year! Our salmon share ordering period is now closed but stay tuned for Taku River Reds coho salmon, Kodiak jig rockfish, and Norton Sound red king crab which will be featured in September.

For those that ordered salmon, the pickup/delivery information for your salmon shares is below. You should have also received the information below on pickup via email from our staff.

**Meet Your Fisherman! We are pleased to announce that Reise Wayner, a young fisherman and member of the Wayner family that caught your fish will be joining us for pickups in Anchorage, the MatSu Valley, and Fairbanks. 

**Don’t Forget Your Coolers! Remember if you got a 10 or 25lb. share to bring your cooler for your fish. Those size shares will be bagged and 50 lb. shares will be in boxes with liners.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions by emailing seafood@akmarine.org or calling (907) 277-5368.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

~The AMCC & Catch of the Season Team

Important Reminder: As stated in our terms and conditions agreed to before your purchase, your ability to pick-up your share at the designated place and time is critical to our program. If there are extreme circumstances that prevent you or someone you know from picking up your share, please contact us ASAP by emailing seafood@akmarine.org or calling (907) 277-5368. Please ask friends and family first if they can pick up your share before contacting us. If you do not contact us and do not pick up your share at the time and place designated and we cannot reach you, you may forfeit your share.

 

Homer

Hannah Heimbuch will make arrangements with you and will be delivering your salmon share to you personally.  Hannah can be reached on her cell phone at (907) 299-4018

 

Fairbanks

When: Monday, August 15th

What Time: 10:00am to 7:00pm

Where: Beaver Sports Parking Lot

3480 College Road

*Look for signs, our seafood mobile & a large reefer van that will be parked in the back of the parking lot by the canoe center.

 

MatSu Valley

When: Wednesday, August 17th

What Time: Noon to 7:00pm

Where: UAF Matanuska Experiment Farm (near MatSu Regional Medical Center) located at 1509 S. Georgeson Road

Palmer, AK 99645

*Look for signs and our seafood mobile parked near the entrance to the farm.

 

Anchorage

When: Thursday, August 18th

What Time: 10:00am to 7:00pm

Where: Alaska Pacific University (APU) Farmer’s Market on the APU Campus

Carr-Gottstein Building Parking Lot at 4101 University Drive

*Look for signs, our seafood mobile & a large reefer van that will be parked in the Carr-Gottstein building parking lot.

 

Seward

When: Sunday, August 21th

What Time: Jen Leahy has made arrangements with you and will be delivering your salmon share to you personally. Jen can be reached on her cell phone at (907) 787-9257



Spot Prawns & Rockfish on the Menu for Our Spring Catch of the Season!

Date Posted: April 16, 2016       Categories: AMCC Blog       Tags: Catch of the Season, Local Seafood

Spring is here and we have been working to line up some new local seafood options for you all. Feedback from customers like you helps us know what you are hungry for. Time and time again, one crustacean continues to emerge through our surveys: spot prawns!

spot prawns_1The harvest season for pot-caught spot prawns in Prince William Sound is extremely limited and opens this Friday, April 15th. AMCC is working with a number of fishermen to try and secure a supply of these tasty critters for our customers. Due to the uncertainty in what will be caught and pricing (market demand will be high!), we are going to wait until we have some supply on hand to make them available.

Our goal is to offer 5 lb. shares of frozen, head-off spot prawns to our customers in the Anchorage area. During this pilot we are unfortunately going to have limited on supply and will not be able to deliver seafood to Fairbanks and outlying areas.

Along with spot prawns, we are going to again offer delicious Kodiak jig-caught rockfish harvested this spring and some overstock of jumbo packs of jig-caught cod. Hungry, yet? We are too!

Stay tuned for news and updates as the season and ordering period gets underway. Thank you so much again for your continued support for the Alaska Marine Conservation Council and Catch of the Season!


Coming Soon: Alaska Community Seafood Hub

Our seafood sales program is getting a makeover! Over the next year we will be working to grow our program and creating something we are currently calling the “Alaska Community Seafood Hub.” Read more in this post from the fall.


Now Hiring: Local Seafood Sales Manager

Love Catch of the Season? Come work for us! We’re hiring a Local Seafood Sales Manager. Click here to learn more and apply! Please share far and wide!



Local Seafood Manager Position Re-Opened: Apply Today!

Date Posted: February 28, 2016       Categories: AMCC Blog       Tags: Catch of the Season, job openings, join our team, Kodiak Jig, Local Seafood

Update (5/6/16): We’re happy to report this position has been filled!

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AMCC is still seeking a unique, and talented seafood-lover to fill our Local Seafood Sales and Operations Manager position. If you are interested in joining our team please read on and apply today!

This could be your new ride if you become our new Local Seafood Sales & Operations Manager!

This could be your new ride if you become our new Local Seafood Sales & Operations Manager!

Local Seafood Sales and Operations Manager: 

The Alaska Marine Conservation Council is seeking a fish-loving individual to serve as our Local Seafood Sales and Operations Manager. This new position is responsible for scaling up AMCC’s local seafood sales programs and creating a newly branded seafood hub. Our Catch of the Season community supported fishery and Kodiak Jig Seafoods brand have been successfully selling seafood caught by Alaskans, to Alaskans for over four years. The Manager will have the vision and capability to grow these programs into a cohesive and high-functioning social enterprise of AMCC’s that generates social, environmental, and financial impact. This position reports to the Executive Director and works closely with an array of fishing and processing partners, other staff members, as well as contractors. We are seeking an individual with an interest in long-term growth with our entrepreneurial organization.

Position Requirements include:

• More than 5 years of work experience (or educational equivalent) in sales, marketing, and operations preferably in the food or seafood business.

• Demonstrated understanding of Alaska’s fisheries and seafood markets.

• Experience and comfort working with spreadsheets and developing financial projections.

• Excellent communication and customer service skills.

• Demonstrated leadership experience and the ability to oversee and work collaboratively with other staff, board members and contractors, to engage volunteers and be a team leader.

• A self-starter with the ability to determine meaningful and achievable goals and meet them. • High level of energy, motivation and dedication to creativity and innovation.

• Extremely well-organized and detail-oriented and able to successfully and efficiently manage a significant workload.

• Passion and commitment to AMCC’s mission, vision and approach as well as to the vision and mission of our seafood sales programs.

• Ability to operate the AMCC vehicle (acceptable driving record) and lift objects over 45lbs.

• Ability to travel within and out of state and work on some evenings and weekends when needed.

 

The salary range for this exempt full-time position is $42,000-$50,000 and includes a unique benefits package with generous vacation leave, flex holidays, retirement, dental coverage, flexible work weeks and individual medical coverage. The position is based out of AMCC’s Anchorage office and start date is as soon as possible but no later than April 2016.

Essential functions and responsibilities:

• Retail/community supported fishery: Develop and implement strategies to expand the number of communities served and increase subscribers, as well as retain current subscribers.

• Wholesale sales: Develop and implement strategies to better serve current clients and increase sales of Kodiak Jig Seafoods cod and rockfish products.

• New business lines: Pilot and test the viability of new lines of business such as mobile food sales at events.

• Oversee all aspects of sales, marketing, and logistical operations to successfully carry out retail and wholesale sales.

• Forecast and monitor financial performance of seafood sales to meet or exceed targets.

• Work with a communications firm to develop a compelling brand identity for the Alaska Community Seafood Hub; ensure implementation of the new brand identity.

• Develop and track meaningful social, environmental, and financial growth goals for the program.

• Build and maintain relationships with fishermen and processors to increase supply options and support a broader base of fishing businesses. Successfully communicate with supply partners about the program.

• Oversee and put in place systems to ensure high product quality standards and manage any issues as they arise.

• Serve as a spokesperson with the media and promote the program through local events, speaking engagements, etc.

• Oversee and delegate tasks to a support staff member and contractors.

To apply: Interested applicants should send: 1) a cover letter detailing interest and qualifications for the position, 2) a resume with at least 3 professional references, and 3) communications pieces, marketing materials, or other examples of relevant work (optional). The application package should be sent to Kelly Harrell, Executive Director at kelly@akmarine.org as soon as possible. This position will be open until filled.



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