Does sockeye contain mercury?
Some extra good news is that the sockeye salmon we catch for you feed very close to the bottom of the food chain feeding primarily on plankton. Couple this with their very short 5-year life cycle (1-3 years in the ocean) and you have a species of fish that has very little opportunity for bioaccumulation of toxins or heavy metals (like mercury etc). This makes our sockeye salmon a top choice as a clean and healthy fish for you and your loved ones.
Do you ship fish?
In short – no, we do not ship orders. At this time, Iliamna Fish Co. doesn’t ship fish--instead, we host “pickup locations” in the cities where we live when we’re not in Alaska and we distribute our catch to shareholders who live in the same cities where we live. We believe this creates accountability in our food system between the producer and the consumer.
Why do you charge a deposit?
An individual who becomes a shareholder agrees to invest in our boats, in advance of our fishing season. In exchange for your investment in us, you receive a share of our catch. In order to become a shareholder, you’ll pay a 50% deposit on the total cost of a share or shares (you can pay 100% up-front if you wish).
When can I pick up my order?
While placing your order you will be presented with a calendar where you can choose a date and pickup location, to retrieve your share from us, when we return from our fishing season. Our pickup dates and locations vary based on which city you’re in, but they range from late-August to mid-October. [Don’t worry--if you need to change the date or location of your pickup, you can log into your account and choose another available date/location from the calendar!]