Local Food Sound Food Blog
Parent Category: Eating
Category: Local Food
Created on Monday, 29 November 2010 17:39
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 and Port Orchard docks. Salmon steaks, spot prawns, halibut, ling cod, rockfish, black cod and smoked coho are a few of the items they will be offering. I've been buying spot prawns from them for years and the quality is always excellent.
Frozen salmon has about half the environmental impact as fresh, according to a report discussed in an op-ed article
in the New York Times. "When it comes to salmon, the questions of organic vs. conventional and wild vs. farmed matter less than whether the fish is frozen or fresh," the article states. Putting fish on a jet 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 tuesday November 30 to Thursday December 2 from 10 am to 6 pm each day. It will then go to the dock at Port Orchard (Marina Gate 4) December 3rd to the 6th. For moare information, call 360-376-2532.