Copper Valley Fish Collective
About Copper Valley Fish Collective
Copper Valley Fish Collective is a small community-supported fishery (CSF) based in Cordova, Alaska, founded and owned by Micah Hahn and Ben Tietge. We began the company to be able to sell our fish directly to consumers. Gillnet fishing at the mouth of the Copper River and in the heart of Prince William Sound is a small-scale endeavor where boats with 1-2 crew pick each fish out of the net by hand. We wanted our fish to be sold in a way that honors this process. Our goal is not to maximize production; rather, we want to produce sustainable, small-scale, high quality salmon. We strive to think of creative ways to shorten the distance between food producers and eaters. We partner with small-scale CSA and educational farms and individuals across the United States to distribute our salmon shares so that people have the opportunity to purchase wild salmon directly from a fisherman.
Seafood OfferedSalmon, Smoked salmon
Number of Fishermen Sourced From
Years in Business
What are the Local Catch core values?
The value statements outlined below aim to create a higher level of accountability and trust, both internally within the network and externally to the public, in order to advance the movement of Community Supported Fisheries (CSF) and like-minded community-based seafood operations.
- Community-Based Fisheries
- Fair Access
- Fair Price
- Eating with the Ecosystem
- Traceable and Simple Supply Chains
- Catch and Handle with Honor
- Community and Ecosystem Based Fisheries Management
- Honoring the Ocean
- Creativity and Collaboration