Dock Talk

Ready, set go! Wild Aleutia sockeye harvest opens

SAND POINT, Ak (June 4, 2017)--Local harvesters are mending their nets and getting their vessels in the water to prepare for the first wild Aleutia 2017 sockeye salmon season opening just days away. Boats with set gillnet harvest gear will start fishing June 7 at 6 a.m. Boats with purse seine harvest gear will head out on June 10 at 6 a.m. Both gear groups will fish for 88 hours around the … Read More

Give a gift of the sea this holiday with an Aleutia seafood holiday pack

Send comfort and joy this holiday season with a wild Alaska seafood gift pack from the fishing families of Aleutia. Stocked with wild king crab legs, sockeye fillets and smoked sockeye salmon, an Aleutia gift pack includes the right ingredients to create a memorable holiday experience —whether it’s the wintry comfort of seafood chowder or the simple elegance of king crab with melted … Read More

Cumberlidge and Wilson picked to lead Aleutia

The Aleutia Board of Directors last week named Sand Point harvester Danny Cumberlidge and King Cove harvester Warren Wilson as the organization’s new President and Vice-President.   Cumberlidge was named President of the Board after serving as Vice-President for seven years. He is a lifelong Sand Point resident and salmon and groundfish harvester. He was first elected to the board in … Read More

Sand Point fisherman Kiley Thompson joins Aleutia board

Kiley Thompson of Sand Point was elected to the Aleutia Board of Directors at the organization’s annual membership meeting in May. Thompson replaces long-time board member Wayne Gunderson, also of Sand Point, who did not seek reelection.   Thompson is captain of the fishing vessel Decision. He actively fishes for salmon and groundfish every year. In addition to his work on the Aleutia … Read More

How to catch an Aleutia sockeye salmon? Very, very carefully.

Strong Alaska sockeye forecasts have salmon harvesters across the state looking forward to a blockbuster season.   But for Aleutia, a remote salmon fishery that opens June 7, this year’s robust harvest outlook is just part of the equation. Here on the Eastern Aleutian Islands and Western Peninsula, unique fishing methods make the quality of the catch—even more than the quantity—matter … Read More

Alaska seafood harvesters elected to Aleutia salmon board

Alaska seafood harvesters Warren Wilson of King Cove and Wayne Gundersen of Sand Point were both re-elected to their positions on the Aleutia Board of Directors at the annual preseason membership meeting May 31.   The board also appointed long-time Alaska seafood harvester Rick Weber to a vacant False Pass seat.   Wilson, an Alaska  fisherman from King Cove who owns a drift … Read More

Aleutia introduces high-tech equipment to maintain its best seafood standards

In another step toward guaranteeing that every wild sockeye harvested by local families retains its just-caught flavor, Aleutia is taking its high quality standards high-tech this year.   New, precise on-deck temperature monitoring systems will insure every Aleutia sockeye is continuously chilled at just-the-right temperature from the time it leaves the water through delivery at the … Read More

Attention seafood lovers: Aleutia has introduced a smoked salmon

Like the active volcanoes dotting Alaska’s Eastern Aleutian Islands and Western Peninsula, Aleutia sockeye is now officially smoking!   Working in partnership with a Pacific Northwest fish smoker, Aleutia has rolled out its first-ever smoked salmon product. The salmon is slow-smoked in a special brown sugar glaze to bring out Aleutia’s ocean-fresh sockeye flavor. It’s packaged in … Read More