Cape Cleare Fishery of Port Townsend, WA has been fishing in Alaska for over thirty years, where the fishery has been managed for decades using conservation based practices. Most Alaska fishermen catch salmon in nets, where sheer volume makes it impossible to give individual attention to harvesting each fish. Cape Cleare catches wild King and Coho Salmon one at a time by hook and line. They handle each fish carefully to avoid bruising and de-scaling and follow an exacting process of bleeding and cleaning. They freeze their salmon at sea within one hour of catching them. Once frozen, they dip the salmon in icy ocean water to build a protective glaze around each fish. By flash-freezing at sea they are able to halt the deterioration of the fish by addressing two things that cause it; time and temperature. That's why salmon frozen at sea are better than "fresh!"

Cape Cleare Fishery

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