What is so special about fish that are troll caught and Frozen at Sea?
Troll caught fish are considered Premium quality for many reasons. We treat each fish with care, individually. No nets to bruise and mark the fish. Just hooks in the water, trolling at slow speeds, targeting specific species of fish. After the initial fight upon biting the hook, the hooked fish swim along with the boat until they are stunned and gently landed. One fish at a time. Trollers target fish that are ocean bright, actively feeding, and at the peek of their physical fitness and omega-3 oil content.
Wild Alaskan Salmon
Wild Alaskan Shrimp
Wild Alaskan Rockfish and Lingcod
How do we process our Frozen-At-Sea (FAS) fish onboard F/V New Venture?
We stun the fish while landing, minimizing bruising and scale loss. They are gill bled, then pressure bled through the veins to thoroughly remove all blood from the flesh, and cleaned meticulously. Within an hour of being caught, our fish are blasted with ridiculously cold air (-40 degrees F), suspending metabolic activity. This means when the fish is thawed months later, the freshness will be like that of a fish just caught. Truly an amazing product!
Trolling is friendly to the environment and sea life, and does not disturb the ocean floor or surrounding habitats.
The Alaskan troll fleet is comprised of small and family owned vessels. Many, such as ours, are family operated, with children growing up in the lifestyle. Our boat is our home for much of the year. Fishing is not a job, but a way of life, passed on from one generation to the next. We take pride in producing a beautiful and tasty product, in placing quality above quantity.