Is Fresh Fish really the Best Fish? Fresh seafood is frequently assumed to be the best seafood, but is it really? This desire for “fresh” is something that has long been held by fish consumers, and until recently it was absolutely true. We can all agree the word “fresh” has a great appeal – especially in the seafood world. But the general assumption is that “fresh” equals “quality,” and this is where most seafood consumers are mistaken. Quality seafood is what we’re after, and to get the best quality of fish, always selecting the “fresh” option won’t produce the results you’re...
Greetings from the Sitka Sound
Welcome to December in Sitka! Find out the latest from the fisherfolk of Southeast Alaska, catch up on Fish Talk, and enjoy our favorite recipe of the month from the Kitchen!
Three fish - a lingcod , a pacific cod and a black cod - walk into a bar. The bartender looks at them and says, “We don’t serve cod in this here bar.” Two of the fish look at each other, shrug and order their drinks anyway. The third one has to leave. Do you know which fish has to go get his drink from the pond?
Wild Alaskan Spot Prawns: The Lobster of Alaska
The Spot Prawn (pandalus platyceros) is not actually a prawn at all, but a very large and tasty shrimp native to the West Coast of North America. Often referred to by their regional origins, they can be called “California Spot Prawns,” “British Columbia Spot Prawns,” etc. We happen to think that our own “Alaskan Spot Prawns,” the northernmost variety that we pull from the frigid waters of the Gulf of Alaska, are by far the best!