Sitka Salmon Shares
Sitka Salmon Shares is a Community Supported Fishery (CSF) — a members-based organization. Members purchase their own “shares” of the harvest before the fishing season begins. It works similar to a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm. This system helps to avoid overfishing, since Sitka fishermen harvest just enough to support their members.
Each share includes a specific selection of the species harvested. This could include wild Alaskan king salmon, sockeye salmon, coho salmon, keta salmon, lingcod, black bass, black cod, Pacific cod, yelloweye, rockfish, spot prawns, Dungeness crab, albacore tuna, and halibut.
Sitka Salmon Shares returns 1 percent of all CSF-related revenue back to fisheries conservation and habitat protection efforts, and pays to offset their carbon footprint.