Blue Comet Seafoods Ltd: Wild Caught BC Fish
Blue Comet Seafoods Ltd is a family run business. Marketing salmon began at Steveston Fisherman’s Wharf selling whole frozen at sea salmon for 15 years. Sasha founded Blue Comet Seafoods Ltd in 2005 when we began selling at The Vancouver Farmers Markets. The Sleepless Nights, Eldorado 1 and Pacific Shadow harvest along the beautiful British Columbia coast from Haida Gwaii, Nass, Skeena, Bella Coola, Johnstone Straight and Barkley sound.
We feel it is important to harvest local, wild and sustainable seafood and provide premium quality products for our customers. We are a proud partner with Ocean wise, which helps our customers to make sustainable seafood choices.
I started fishing with my dad Tony when I was still in grade school at the age of 8. We made short trips to Johnstone Strait. I remember being so excited cruising along the net just after dark counting the number of fish we caught, with the spotlight in my hand. I always thought I was the luckiest kid to have a summer job fishing on a boat where I got to see the whales and all the other sea life. I was still in high school when I got a job on the fish packer the ‘Mitchell Bay’, buying salmon from the local fishermen. It was a great job and it paid a better crew share than I was getting on my Dad’s boat. In the end I still wanted to fish my own boat so I worked hard and bought my first boat, the ‘Summer Wages’ at the age of 19 and have been fishing for the past 30 years.
At first I ran into a lot of problems but luckily my Dad was always there to bail me out. I enjoy traveling up and down the coast each summer. Each season brings new opportunities in different fishing areas. In 2007 I purchased the “Sleepless Nights”, appropriately named because soon after that my first son was born. I am really looking forward to the day when my wife will let me take our three kids out to deckhand with me and see the beautiful BC coast.