Our Seafood Story

Eat Fish, Love Longer 

We've made it easy for you! Salmon Sisters Seafood offers delicious, healthy wild-caught fish from Alaska's pristine waters for easy-to-prepare meals for you and your family. Our boxes of Halibut, Sablefish, Pacific Cod and Sockeye Salmon are delivered to your door from our family and our fleet. We offer a face to your fishermen and a connection to the wild seascapes of Alaska where your fish are caught. 

After realizing the anonymous origin of the seafood offered in the supermarket, we created Salmon Sisters Seafood to connect consumers to the story of their fish. Throughout the year we catch premium wild Alaska seafood in sustainably-managed fisheries alongside our community of hardworking, independent Alaskan fishermen. We take great pride in the quality, health benefits and sustainability of our region's seafood and we want to share it with you.

Purchasing our seafood is an investment in your overall physical and mental health. Few foods bring so much nutritional wealth to the table as wild Alaska seafood. Naturally rich in protein, vitamin D, and Omega-3 fatty acids, wild Alaska seafood is the backbone of a incredibly nutritious meal. 

Alaska seafood may seem expensive, but consider your purchase an investment in your health, the health of coastal communities and the the health of the ocean that supports  such abundance. 

Sustainably Sourced, Family owned 

Our family's boats, the F/V Stanley K and F/V Oracle, fish year round for salmon, Pacific Cod, Sablefish, and Halibut. In the springtime, our family prepares our boats in our homeport of Homer, Alaska for the upcoming salmon season–making sure our hulls shine brightly with fresh coats of paint, our nets are mended, and we have all the provisions we need for a summer at sea. We leave home in June and live on the water together in Prince William Sound – one boat seining for salmon, one boat working as a tender to deliver the salmon to port for processing – until the end of August. We then switch gears and swap our nets for hooks, which we use to catch halibut with once we journey west to the Bering Sea. We love halibut fishing because it brings us back to our childhood landscape of smoking volcanoes, green rolling hills, and wild weather. We spent the month of September halibut fishing near Dutch Harbor and False Pass, and then return to Homer before the fall weather gets too stormy.

In the fall, we take a break from the boat, but the men in our family continue to fish for Pacific Cod, Sablefish and Halibut throughout the winter. They return for a short break in the spring, and then we prepare for the salmon season all over again–our lives dictated by the movement of the seasons and the fish.

Seasons of Fish

In June and July, sockeye salmon return from their ocean journey to the rivers where they were born through the pristine, nutrient-rich waters surrounding the Aleutian Islands. The fishing fleet catching your salmon use gill-nets near the small island villages of False Pass and Port Moller on the Alaska Peninsula.  

August and September are "Halibut" season for our family – we spend these months longlining in the Bering Sea. These fish live deep on the ocean floor near ridges or rock piles. We set a continuous line of hooks on the bottom of the ocean, then haul up our catch one fish at a time. Halibut range in size from 15 to 400 pounds! Visit Purely Alaska: People Behind the Fish to learn more.

Winter months and winter weather churn up the nutrients in the Bering Sea and the Gulf of Alaska, which means prime fishing conditions for Pacific Cod and Sablefish. 

In late spring, before salmon season starts again, our boats squeeze in a few more halibut and Sablefish trips to provide fresh fish to our customers. 

Wildly Delicious, Quality Meals 

Your wild Alaska seafood is pulled from the cold, clean Pacific Ocean and immediately hand-bled and stored in refrigerated sea water or a slush ice bath, ensuring the highest quality product reaches your door. 

Our Sockeye Salmon are delivered daily from fishermen's boats to Alaska-based Peter Pan Seafoods where they are processed into pristine, flash-frozen portions. Halibut and Sablefish are dressed onboard immediately after they're caught, held in slush ice, and filleted and cut into portion-sized pieces at family-run fish seafood company, Coal Point Seafoods in Homer, Alaska. Our Pacific Cod is processed onboard its catcher vessel, ensuring the highest quality product possible.