Catch 49 seafood is simply the best Alaska has to offer. Harvested from Alaska's icy pristine waters, our small boat community-based fishermen take extra care in handling this special resource from the moment it is hand-picked out of the water until it arrives in your freezer.
Catch 49 fishermen make shorter trips and immediately bleed and slush ice their catch so that it arrives at the local processor within two to three days from harvest. Our community-based processors hand fillet and blast freeze our seafood at the height of freshness so that its quality is locked in for months - or even years - to come.
Catch 49 seafood is available year-round from our distribution center in Anchorage. We make statewide deliveries to Fairbanks approximately once per month, and to other locations including Girdwood, Homer, Seward, and the Mat-Su Valley on an as-demanded basis. Below you will see some of the species we offer as well as some more details about the fishermen and fishery.
By purchasing a share through Catch 49, you can:
- Fill your freezer with premium quality, frozen seafood without ever having to lift a pot, rod or fillet knife;
- Maintain a connection with your seafood, the place it came from, and the fishermen by knowing the who, what, when, where, and how through the “Story of Your Catch;”
- Celebrate community-based fisheries and the sustainable, high-quality, healthy food products they provide.
Help support Catch 49’s efforts to promote healthy fisheries and thriving coastal communities in Alaska.
Our Seafood Offerings:
Wild Sockeye Salmon (Bristol Bay and Copper River)
Known for its rich red flesh, distinctive rich flavor and firm texture, the higher oil content of Bristol Bay and Copper River sockeye sets this incredible fish apart from its salmon kin. Our Bristol Bay sockeye is caught by long time set netters Nathan Hill, Annette Caruso, and Graham Morrison, and processed by Kvichak Fish Company in Naknek, AK. Our Copper River sockeye is caught by four Cordova area fishermen and processed by fisherman-owned 60 North Seafoods in Cordova, AK.
Wild Copper River Coho Salmon
Copper River coho (silver) salmon are big, bright, and beautiful. Known as the swan song of salmon season, they are harvested in September and are the last wild salmon run of the year. Our Copper River coho is caught by Captain John Derek Wiese of the F/V Genevieve Rose and processed by fisherman-owned 60 North Seafoods in Cordova, AK.
Wild Alaska Halibut
Catch 49's longline-caught Alaska halibut is harvested in two places - Kachemak Bay by the F/V Captain Cook and processed by Kachemak Bay Seafoods, and outside Kodiak by the Carpenter Family on the F/V Fish Tale. Alaska's halibut season runs from mid-March through mid-November, and we strive to purchase fresh halibut in the spring/early summer and fall. Impeccable handling and packaging mean that this seafood has a freezer life of at least 18 months. We guarantee the quality of your seafood!
Prince William Sound Sablefish (Black Cod)
Wild Alaska Spot Prawns (Prince William Sound and Southeast Alaska)
Our wild Alaska spot prawns -- the largest variety of shrimp -- are pot-harvested from the icy cold waters of the Prince William Sound in the spring and outside Ketchikan in the fall. This unique and small fishery is always in high demand because of the incredible shrimp it produces and because it provides much needed income for fishermen during the slower shoulder seasons.
Kodiak Tanner (Bairdi) Crab (available Jan. 2022)
Expertly packed and processed in Kodiak, this niche fishery occurs once per year in mid-January and provides Kodiak fishermen with a source of winter income close to home. Known for its distinctive, sweet flavor and tender, flaky white meat, Tanner crab is difficult to find and Catch 49 is both lucky and proud to offer it to our customers!
Kodiak Jig-Caught Rockfish
Catch 49's jig-caught rockfish is harvested each Spring in the Gulf of Alaska off Kodiak Island. Dark, dusky, and black rockfish are harvested by Kodiak resident fishermen on the F/V North Star; F/V Marona; F/V June Sea; and F/V Fish Tale. Their hand-tended hook and line method is one of the most efficient and artisanal ways of catching these delicious pelagic species. We use Kodiak's resident microprocessors, Kodiak WildSource, Kodiak Fresh Seafoods, and Island Seafoods, all of whom do an exceptional job processing our catch and providing good jobs to local Kodiak residents.
Kodiak Jig-Caught Pacific Cod
Catch 49's jig-caught cod is harvested each Spring in the Gulf of Alaska off Kodiak Island. Dark, dusky, and black rockfish are harvested by Kodiak resident fishermen on the F/V North Star; F/V Marona; F/V June Sea; and F/V Fish Tale. Their hand-tended hook and line method is one of the most efficient and artisanal ways of catching these delicious pelagic species. We use Kodiak's resident microprocessors, Kodiak WildSource, Kodiak Fresh Seafoods, and Island Seafoods, all of whom do an exceptional job processing our catch and providing good jobs to local Kodiak residents.
Taste a lifetime of smokehouse experience with Jim Woodside’s award-winning smoked sablefish (black cod). Jim, a commercial fisherman and resident of Seward, Alaska has perfected the craft of smoked sablefish. The sablefish Jim sources for his craft are harvested by pot in the Gulf of Alaska by F/V Aleutian Isle and processed locally in Seward. Our smoked sablefish is available in refrigerated retort packages.
- Thai-style Copper River sockeye salmon patties
- Miso-marinated frozen sablefish (black cod)
- Southeast Dungeness Crab
- Prince William Sound Golden King Crab