October 24, 2016
This is Fish Radio I’m Stephanie Mangini. Fill your freezer with fresh seafood without fishing. I’ll tell you how after this…
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It is the last week to order and fill up your freezer with fresh locally caught seafood. October 28th is thecatch-of-the-season end date to subscribe to the Alaska Marine Conservation Counsels Catch of the Season Program Fall seafood boxes.  Since 2011 the AMCC has been working with local fishermen all over the state to bring fresh seafood from the deck to your front door. For their fall box, they are offering four different species.
“We have red king crab coming from Norton Sound Seafood’s. It is being caught by a fleet of small boat fishermen from the Nome region. The cod and rockfish are coming from Kodiak, and being caught by local hand jiggers and processed through Wild Source Seafood’s; which is a small local processor on the island. Lastly, the Coho that we are offering is coming from the Taku River reds down in Juneau, which is a family owned operation caught  by local drift gill netters.” 
David Fleming is AMCC’s Local Seafood Sales Manager in Anchorage. He says there is a variety of ordering options.
 “Subscribers can order Norton Sound Red King crab in either 10 or 20-pound quantities. The Kodiak jig rockfish is coming in 5, 10, or 20-pound boxes. And the cod and Coho will be available at the pick up on a per pound basis.”  
Prices range from sixty-five dollars to Four hundred and eighty dollars.
“If you take a look on the website you will see the different pricing for the different quantities in the anchorage, Fairbanks, Homer and Seward regions.”
Fleming says it the connection of the consumer to the fishermen that makes the program different.
“One key piece of the Catch of the Season Program that I myself as fishermen believes that is an excellent tool is called the story of your catch. And every person who subscribes gets a sheet of paper in their box that talks about the fishermen who caught the fish and their history in that fishery, along with recipes and other information. But that is the key piece, The story of your catch.”
The last day to order is this Friday.  For more information go to www.akmarine.org and find links at our website www.alaskafishradio.com.
“All of the seafood is a beautiful product. Frozen and vacuumed packed cod and rockfish filets with the skin off, the Coho’s are big beautiful filets and the crabs are in frozen sections.”
Check out the line up next month at Pacific Marine Expo – www.pacificmarineexpo.com
Fish Radio is also brought to you by Ocean Beauty Seafoods – who salutes and says thanks to the men and women fishing across Alaska for their hard work and dedication. (www.oceanbeauty.com) In Kodiak, I’m Stephanie Mangini.