Donate Fish To Food Bank, Matt’s Fresh Fish Will Match
By Matt Marinkovich, Owner, Matt’s Fresh Fish
Local fisherman and fish-seller, Matt Marinkovich, is offering a pound-to-pound match of fish to the food bank.
Marinkovich sells fish directly to customers on occasion at the Bakery San Juan parking lot through his business, Matt’s Fresh Fish.
“I’ve been trying to figure out a way to involve the community in donating a bunch of fish to the food bank,” Marinkovich said, “and a pound-for-pound match is the way to go!”
On Friday, Jan. 8, Marinkovich will be selling widow rockfish, Sebastes entomelas, for $6 per pound. The fish is frozen and vacuum-packed, with all bones removed.
If anyone chooses to donate any amount of this fish to the food bank, Matt’s Fresh Fish will match the donation pound-for-pound.
“A 10-pound box of rockfish, which costs $60, will bring the food bank a 20-pound donation, which is worth $120!” said Marinkovich. People can donate as little or as much as they wish; “from one pound to a thousand pounds,” all of which will be matched by Matt’s Fresh Fish.
Widow rockfish are caught off the Washington coast by mid-water trawl fishing vessels. This rockfish species has fully recovered and is now certified as a sustainable resource by the Marine Stewardship Council. It has a mild flavor, firm flakey flesh, and is loaded with good-for-you Omega-3 oils.
Matt’s Fresh Fish will be offering this opportunity on Friday, Jan. 8 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Bakery San Juan parking lot. Payment can be taken through cash or check, and most payment-transfer apps, such as Venmo, Zelle, PayPal, etc.
If you can’t make it you can still donate fish by contacting Matt through his website, mattsfreshfish.com.