2013 Kodiak Tanner Crab

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January 16th marked the opening of the 2013 Kodiak Tanner Crab Fishery. A gale warning in the forcast delayed the opening for 24 hours, but the storm blew through and pots started hitting the water at noon Wednesday. Around 50 vessels are registered to participate in the small but lucrative fishery. With a smaller quota than last season, down to 660,000 pounds, competition will be strong. As if … Read More

2012 Bristol Bay Red King Crab

Bristol Bay Red King Crab

Island Seafoods is proud to announce the arrival of 2012 Bristol Bay Red King Crab. With the season wrapping up, most of the Kodiak based crabbers have already finished catching their quotas and are tied  up in the harbor waiting for Opilio Season, which starts January 15th.Once again Island Seafooods is featuring Bristol Bay Red King Crab harvested by Capt. Norm Lenon of the F/V Nuka … Read More

Today’s Catch May 2012

Today’s Catch May 2012

Spring is here in Kodiak and the waterfront is starting to buzz with activity. June 9th marks the official start of the Kodiak Salmon season and the Island Seafoods salmon fishermen are starting to show up ready to get to work. Salmon seines can be seen around town, stretched out to mend holes and make repairs from the 2011 season. Stripping the cork line, adding a new rib line or replacing a worn … Read More

2010 Kodiak Tanner Crab

F/V Venturess crew making final preparations

The 2010 Kodiak area tanner crab fishery closes this weekend. This year, 52 vessels ranging in size from 40 to 100 feet set their pots on the 15th hoping to catch part of the 700,000 pound quota. With an increase of 200,000 pounds, and a newly opened fishing area, participation was up by 20 vessels. The Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game opened Chiniak Bay this season. With good fishing grounds within … Read More

Happy New Year

Elsa and the Sport Fish processing crew

Hello Seafood Lovers! Happy New Year! It has been quite some time since I have posted anything new on Today’s Catch. I have received several emails from people all over wondering what has been happening here at Island Seafoods. I appreciate the support and the overwhelming positive responses. I just wrapped up my busy Christmas shipping season and have some free time ahead of me. This past summer … Read More

Happy 4th of July

Dog Bay near capacity

It has been more than two weeks since my last addition to Today’s Catch and a lot has happened in that time. With the summer Sport fish season starting to kick into high gear, I am having trouble finding time to sit down and update the site. I guess it’s good to be busy. Returning customers might notice that I recently changed shopping carts for the web site. The new cart should prove to be easier … Read More

Summer is Here

left to right, F/V Bering Hunter, F/V Incentive, F/V Gulf Winds, F/V North Point and F/V Provider

With the Summer solstice this weekend, Kodiak is basking in nearly 20 hours of daylight. It is so hard to go to bed when it is still light out at 11:45 PM!! It just makes you want to finish that project or pull a few more weeds out of the garden. The people in Kodiak certainly make up for lost time after the long dark days of winter. It has been rather rainy here the last few days, but that means … Read More

Fried Sockeye Salmon

a fresh pound and a half sockeye fillet

For the first official Sockeye salmon of 2009, I decided to share a different take on salmon preparation. Everyone loves fried fish. You can never go wrong with a big basket of fish n chips. While white fish varieties such as cod, pollock, ling cod or rock fish are the preferred fish for this cooking application, fresh sockeye salmon is simply amazing!! The oil rich flesh of the sockeye salmon is … Read More

The Reds are Runnin

Down on the deck of the Zachary R, Captain Kevin Bundy attaches the hook to his fish hold cover

Early this morning under a blanket of thick fog, the F/V Zachary R pulled up to the dock with the first load of the 2009 Kodiak Sockeye Salmon Season. The first 48 hour opener proved to be quite productive. Typically the beginning of the run is slow to show up in the distant bays and passes of Kodiak's West Side. Nets were in the water starting at noon on Tuesday and fishing was steady for the … Read More

F/V Cornelia Marie

F/V Cornelia Marie

In April of 2000, Island Seafoods had just moved into its current building located right next to the breakwater adjacent to St. Paul Harbor. Back then we processed sport caught fish from charter boat clients and river anglers. We had a few boats that delivered jig caught cod and every once in a while, we landed a small load of halibut. We sold crab, scallops and halibut from our small retail … Read More