A community supported fishery (CSF) operates under a unique system that allows for direct, fair trade between fishers and consumers. As a member of a CSF, you get the west coast's highest quality seafood at prices fair to both members and fishers. The Michelle Rose CSF is operated by long-time West Coast fisherman, Guy Johnston.
Prior to each fishing season, members purchase a share of the season's catch. This helps my cash flow at the beginning of the season, and I know how much fish to bring home. Once the fish are caught, members pick-up their salmon shares in Cowichan Bay, Sidney, or newly added Pender Island. The pick ups are first whole salmon in late August -early September and fillets in mid to late September.
Michelle Rose CSF members receive fish frozen at sea at the time of capture, meeting the highest level of quality - the sushi standard. The salmon is dressed and frozen and glazed in chilled sea water for the freshest taste.
Become a member in the Michelle Rose Community Supported Fishery (CSF), buy a share of the year's catch before the season, and get: