We are providing top-quality fresh Alaskan halibut caught using bottom longline fishing gear (see map below).  Bycatch of other species in this fishery is minimal, and the fishery is extremely well-managed to maintain healthy population levels indefinitely.  Actually, it is the worldwide model for proper fishery management.  Like the Alaskan salmon and sablefish fisheries, the halibut fishery has been certified as "sustainable" by the international Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). 

Our Alaskan halibut are of the highest quality, which is maintained by meticulous care on the fishing boat and every step thereafter.  Most are obtained from the Seafood Producers Cooperative (SPC) and flown to us via Alaska Airlines from the SPC plant at Sitka in Southeast Alaska.  The halibut are bled immediately, eviscerated, cleaned thoroughly and carefully surrounded by crushed ice.  Fishing trips are short, lasting from 1 to 3 days.  The fish are then flown overnight to us, and we deliver them to chefs usually the day after the vessel lands its catch.  Consequently, they are also very fresh - in fact, our chefs tell us it is by far the freshest they can get.  Since we have no warehouse, we deliver the fish immediately using our refrigerated trucks.

Our fresh halibut are available headed and gutted in sizes from 10 to 80 lbs head off.  The season begins about March 10 and extends through November 15.  Fresh, top quality halibut is thus routinely available to our customers throughout this period.


Visit the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute website and select "Halibut"


255 lb Alaskan halibut caught by Capt. John Keizer

255 lb Alaskan halibut caught by Capt. John Keizer (r).  Photo provided courtesy of SalmonUniversity. com

(Image courtesy Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute)


Halibut harvest area map - image courtesy Seafood Producers Cooperative

(Image courtesy Seafood Producers Cooperative)


halibut longliner, covered in ice, just returned to unload its catch at the SPC processing plant in Sitka

Imagine what it must be like to fish for Alaskan halibut in 40 knot winds and 25 foot seas!  You can't see it because of the low light conditions in this photo of an SPC member's boat just arrived at Sitka, but its wheelhouse windows were blown out by waves crashing over its bow, and a Coast Guard helicopter was standing by ready to attempt a rescue.  Another SPC member's boat was overturned in 2005 and while the crewmember was rescued, the captain lost his life.  It's important to understand the extreme difficulty these hardy fishermen go through (both men and women) to bring us these wonderful fish.

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