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About Your Local Fisherman
Matt Marinkovich has been selling his catch directly to fish customers for 25 years. Matt’s Fresh Fish is the combined effort of Matt and his wife, Maureen, with occasional help from their daughters Maddy, Sophia, and Lucy. Maddy and Sophia have both fished with Matt for years in Alaska.
Matt fishes in Bristol Bay, Alaska, where the runs are as sustainable as you can get. Thousands of miles of virgin streams have returned strong runs since the dawn of time. Most recently these streams have returned over 50 million sockeye salmon, five years in a row, making Bristol Bay sockeye a true model of sustainability. Matt offers these fish for sale, sold directly to his beloved fish customers, starting in August.
The fish are filleted, with all the bones removed, then vacuum-packed and frozen. They’re processed in a state-of-the-art plant in Naknek, Alaska, that has more freezer capacity than needed, so the fish are frozen really fast, and are pulled down to a really cold temperature, like -10 degrees F. This creates a fillet that tastes like it just jumped out of the water and onto your dinner plate!
The fillets average 1.25 pounds each, and are no smaller than one-pound, and no larger than two-pounds. Sockeye portions, individually vacuum-packed in 5-7 oz pieces, are also available. We also offer smoked salmon of varying varieties, when available (Matt lines up small batches with family-owned smoke houses).