Processing Your Catch
Now that you have spent a lot of time, money, and effort it is essential to take the best possible care of your catch. We at AMG are committed to ensuring that your catch is kept as fresh as possible, from bait to plate. Unlike game that often improves with aging, a fish begins to breakdown as soon as it is removed from the water. There are three phases for proper fishing handling and processing. The first phase we handle on board subduing, bleeding the fish and keeping them in a cold hold.
The second phase is filleting your fish properly to maximize your yield. This is why we highly recommend one of the expert cleaners at the dock. The cost is minimal, and they will clean the fish exactly the way you want them. Average trip costs are typically less than $20.00 to fillet all of your fish, a very reasonable price, particularly knowing how your catch has been handled from the beginning to end. We will walk you through the entire process from off-loading to working with the processor.
The final phase is the processing. We work with a processor, typically Fish Central, to have your fish blast frozen and vacuum sealed. Blast freezing ensures a quality product free of moisture and parasites, while vacuum sealing protects your fish.
They can also arrange for shipping your fish.
Below is a typical breakdown of the cost:
$1 dollar for every 10lbs of Halibut and Ling Cod (in the round)
$1 -$1.50 per Rockfish and Salmon
$1.50 per pound for blast freezing and vacuum sealing
We will walk you through the entire process from off-loading to working with the processor.