Our location on Lummi Island, near Bellingham, Washington, offers us the opportunity to be part of a vibrant and thriving artist community, as well as to take part in the unique and sustainable reefnet solar powered fishery that the island is best known for. As a part of this fishing community, we are proud to employ the historical and sustainable fishing method of reefnetting, which has almost zero bycatch mortality.
This means that our catch and release efforts for non-targeted species are highly successful, making our fishery one of the most sustainable in the world. We are committed to preserving the ocean’s delicate ecosystem and reducing the impact of our fishing practices, and have been awarded the highest rating for quality seafood from Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program.
Our commitment to sustainable fishing extends to our handling practices as well. After a successful catch, our pacific northwest salmon are gently rolled into a live well, having been out of the water for only seconds. This minimizes the stress on the fish and gives us an extremely high success rate for releasing non-targeted species unharmed. It is truly rewarding to see these fish swim away, knowing that they will survive and complete their age-old cycle of returning to their spawning grounds to ensure the future of their species.
Our fishing practices are not only sustainable, but they are also deeply rooted in history and tradition. Reefnetting is an ancient fishing technique that has been used by coastal communities for centuries. By keeping this tradition alive, we are preserving a piece of history and culture that is unique to the pacific northwest.
Overall, our location on Lummi Island and our commitment to sustainable and traditional fishing practices allow us to provide our customers with the highest quality seafood while also protecting the environment and the future of the fishing industry. We take pride in our fishing practices and our contribution to the community, and we are always striving to improve and innovate our techniques to be even more sustainable and environmentally friendly.
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