Sunday, January 23, 2011

Tanner Crab Community Supported Fishery in Anchorage Alaska

The Alaska Marine Conservation Council is piloting a Community Supported Fishery (CSF) in the Anchorage area that will offer Kodiak tanner crab harvested by small-boat fishermen to consumers. The program is called “Catch of the Season” and its goal is to empower traditional fishing communities.

The tanner crab CSF is offering 10- or 25-pound boxes of tanner crab to consumers in the Anchorage area. Seafood deliveries will include the story of the catch that tells the who, what, when, where and how of the catch.  Also included is a recipe from the fishermen.

The Council hopes to offer a regular schedule of seafood products throughout the year including salmon, halibut and cod, as well as a greater variety of pickup locations if initial shipments are a success. Local restaurants are also being encouraged to participate in the program and are provided a cost discount for larger volumes. The 10-pound boxes are $125, and the 25-pound boxes are $300.

For more information, visit To subscribe to the CSF, contact Julia Beaty at (907)277-5357 or

source: Fishlink Sublegals

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