The Story of Island Seafoods

Island Seafoods is located on Kodiak’s historic Cannery Row right next to St Paul Harbor. Founded in 1999 as a small custom processing business. Island Seafoods served Kodiak’s charter fishing fleet and also processed commercially harvested halibut, Pacific Cod, rockfish and skates on a small scale. In the spring of 2000 the owners of Island Seafoods purchased the building and property across the street. With the larger facility, a brand new dock and direct access to Kodiak’s bustling waterfront the commercial production increased significantly.

In 2003, Island Seafoods was acquired by the Pacific Seafood Group, a family owned, vertically integrated seafood company that is headquartered in Clackamas, Oregon. In 2007 Island Seafoods officially changed to Pacific Seafood Kodiak. However the Island Seafoods name carried over to encompass the retail, custom processing and online aspect of the business.

As a result of the relationship with Pacific Seafood, we have grown every year and now process both sport fish from the charter fleet as well as millions of pounds of cod, halibut, rockfish, and salmon for both the domestic and international commercial market.

Quality, Freshness, Traceability and Sustainability

Quality and customer service was the foundation of our business at our inception and remain the core principles of our business today. Island Seafoods’ focus on quality, freshness, traceability and support of sustainable fisheries has allowed us to achieve the highly sought Marine Stewardship Council certification. Each year we undergo a thorough third party audit to ensure we meet stringent MSC standards.

We have developed a quality based program with all of our charter fleet to help them deliver a quality product to the dock. This includes bleeding and icing their catch and then delivering the fish whole to our dock for processing under sanitary conditions. Our processors hand fillet the fish which is then vacuum packed and frozen. Proper handling will ensure that your product will retain its quality, freshness, and flavor until you are ready to prepare the fish.

There are plenty of websites that sell seafood…What sets us apart is our location on the waterfront in Kodiak where we unload the fresh fish directly from our own fleet, and then process the fish in our modern processing plant! Through our close relationships with our fishermen, we are able to control the timing of the deliveries and enhance and preserve the quality of the fish from the ocean to your table.

Whether we are serving a large commercial fishing vessel or a small charter boat, our focus is always on customer service and quality. We are committed to Pacific Seafoods “Diamond Philosophy” of Excellence