You want to make sure that you are making a good decision when you choose where to buy you salmon. Buying your salmon from a fisherman who fishes for wild salmon in the cold waters off the coast of Alaska would be one of the best decisions, right?
At the Liberty Lake Farmers Market you can get White Cane Sockeye Salmon.
The White Cane is a vessel in Bristol Bay fished by Randy Houghton for nearly 40 years. Randy was born with macular degeneration, a visual disorder that rendered him legally blind with only peripheral vision … hence, the name White Cane. In spite of his visual handicap, Randy, with the help of his crew and improved technology, is able to successfully operate his 32 foot fishing vessel in Bristol Bay waters.
Recently, the White Cane and a few other dedicated fishers decided to independently harvest their catch of sockeye with the goal of producing the finest quality of fish in Bristol Bay. They have assured that the sockeye are maintained at a temperature of 34 degrees while on the vessel. The fish are all carefully hand filleted to a D-drim grade, which means the belly fat is removed, leaving skin only on one side. The only equipment used is the pin bone removal mackine. The fillets are then placed on trays skinside down and sent into the blast freezer at 60 below zero. This takes about 3 hours. They are then sent to the vacuum-seal and packaging warehouse where they are sealed in 5-ply vacuum bags and then are placed in 25 pound double wall boxes with plastic liners. They are then immediately stacked into a 40-foot container which is monitored and kept at a temperature of 15 to 20 degrees below zero during shipping from Naknek until inspection at SeaFreeze in Seattle, Washington. During the unloading process, SureFish inspects the fillets. They unload, palletize and shrink-wrap the boxes before they go into cold storage.
Because of these fishers’ experience, their overall diligence and care White Cane Sockeye Salmon is able to offer you #1 rated Wile Alaskan Sockeye Salmon.