Reefnet-harvested salmon now available


SeafoodSource staff

Published on
September 27, 2009

Vital Choice Wild Seafood & Organics on Monday announced for a limited time it is offering reefnet-caught Pacific pink salmon, which is rare to find in the marketplace.

The Alaska salmon provider’s pink salmon are harvested by reefnet rigs off Lummi Island, Wash., and flash-frozen immediately after catch.

Vital Choice is offering the salmon in six to 24 skinless-boneless portions for USD 64 to USD 169, available for home delivery.

Reefnet pink salmon is prized for its taste and texture, said Vital Choice. Due to its fragility, most pink salmon is canned, making the flash-frozen salmon a delicacy. Wild pink salmon arrive in Puget Sound only every other year, so it won’t be available again until 2011.

“The reefnet fishing tradition is very special — there are only 11 reefnets left in existence, all in the Puget Sound region. Reefnetting is a hands-on operation, the most environmentally responsible method that yields the finest quality salmon available anywhere, anytime, hands down,” said Randy Hartnell, Vital Choice president and founder. “It’s a real delight to be able to connect fishers operating in such a responsible manner with customers who appreciate the ‘best of the best’ wild salmon.”

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