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Parent Category: Eating
Category: Local Food
Created on Wednesday, 09 December 2009 22:00
Written by Carolyn Goodwin
This week Troller Point Fisheries is offering a selection of frozen-at-sea (FAS) seafood from their fishing boat M/V Ocean Oasis at the Poulsbo dock. Salmon steaks, spot prawns, rockfish, and smoked coho are a few of the items they will be offering.
Frozen salmon has about half the environmental impact as fresh, according to a report discussed in an op-ed article
in today's New York Times. "When it comes to salmon, the questions of organis vs. conventional and wild vs. farmed matter less than whether the fish is frozen or fresh," the article states. Putting fish on a plane to jet it off from Alaska to Seattle adds an enormous climate burden. Frozen fish can, literally, go slow boat.
Troller Point Fisheries goes to great effort to harvest seafood sustainably. All of their fish is caught via long-line trolling, as opposed to trawling, according to information on their website
The M/V Ocean Oasis will be at the Poulsbo dock from December 9th to the 11th, from 10 am to 6 pm each day. It will then go to the dock at Port Orchard (Marina Gate 4) December 12th to the 14th. For moare information, call 360-376-2532.