Donate Fish To Food Bank, Matt’s Fresh Fish Will Match

Posted January 5, 2021 at 5:00 am by

Contributed Photo/Matt's Fresh Fish

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,

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