That fishermen love to tell tall tales is a bit of a cliché, but it’s also often true. Their stories paint compelling pictures of what life is like on deck, in the delivery truck, or face-to-face with chefs, distributors, and consumers. And what of the chefs who source directly from fish harvesters? What goes in to those choices and how do those relationships work? How can others in the seafood supply chain forge the type of community that upholds the values supporting small-scale fishermen, the resource they depend on, and we the seafood eaters ?
The One Fish Podcast tells these stories and gives listeners a front row seat as to how the seafood supply chain works, the challenges many in that supply chain face, and the creative ways fish harvesters and others have overcome those challenges. You’ll hear folks from Alaska to Louisiana, and from Maine to California talking about why they do what they do, how they do it, and why it all matters.
The first set of Fish Tales Podcasts comes from Bristol Bay, Alaska, where I spent two weeks learning how to pick sockeye out of a set net, while also fly fishing for salmon, trout, and arctic char. I also interviewed several people on the front lines of the battle to protect Bristol Bay, home of the world’s largest wild sockeye salmon run, from the threat of the proposed Pebble Mine.