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Parent Category: Eating
Category: Local Food
Created on Wednesday, 16 March 2011 18:46
Written by Carolyn Goodwin
This Friday and Saturday, March 23 and 24, Troller Point Fisheries will offer 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 and fillets (king and coho), shrimp, black and ling cod, smoked king and coho and lox are a few of the items they will be offering. I've been buying prawns and salmon 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 open on the following schedule. Hours are 10 am to 6 pm:
Mar 23: Poulsbo – Port of Poulsbo
Mar 24: Port Orchard Marina Gate 4
For more information, call 360-376-2532.