Papa's Catch Salmon
City: Harvard, MA,
About Us
Our Story

My name is Josh, and for most of the year I work at a boarding school outside of Boston. I live on campus with my wife, three mostly-adorable kids, and a three-legged dog. Every summer, I shift gears and fly up to Bristol Bay, Alaska for two months with my business partner and old friend, Marc.

When I graduated from college, I signed up on a whim to work on a salmon fishing boat for the summer. That was 18 years ago, and I’ve gone back every summer since. I find the stripped-down lifestyle and singular focus of life on the boat deeply satisfying. Six years ago, I decided to start running my own boat, the Full Scale, and invited some of my closest friends to join me. It’s round-the-clock intense work with limited periods of rest, but I enjoy the experience and the camaraderie immensely. During my second season running the Full Scale, Marc joined the crew and is now in his 6th year of service as a deckhand. Marc shares the same passion for salmon that I do and is excited to be joining my family in our quest to bring this amazing fish to the east coast.
It is so important to us that Bristol Bay is a well-regulated and highly-sustainable fishery. The salmon we catch live in one of the most pristine river systems in the world. We feel good about fishing there and bringing this salmon to the market. A great benefit of our summer adventure is that we are able to bring home incredibly fresh and healthy food for our families each year. Until now, we were only able to bring it back in extremely limited quantities.

Last year I joined a small fishing co-op that produces the highest quality salmon in Bristol Bay. Along with a small fleet of other specialized boats, we are held to the highest standard from the moment we catch our fish to the minute it is delivered at the dock. From the delicate handling of each fish on the boat to the careful and meticulous preparation and packaging in a state-of-the-art facility, the quality and flavor of this fish is unmatched.
My new membership in the co-op gives me the opportunity to share this amazing food with you. I know you will enjoy it as much as our family does. Josh
Our Fish
We harvest Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon in our small, family-owned, 32-ft, gillnet boat. Our fish is prepared and frozen within 24 hours of being caught in the rivers.
All the fish has been professionally processed, vacuum packed, and flash frozen at extremely low temperatures. The pin bones have been removed from these fillets that weigh between 1 and 2 lbs.