Double Your Donation Of Food Bank Fish
Local fisherman and fish-seller, Matt Marinkovich, is once again offering a pound-to-pound match of fish to the food bank. On Saturday, September 25, 10am to 1pm, Marinkovich will be selling fish through his business, Matt’s Fresh Fish, at the Port property next to the Bakery San Juan parking lot.
“We did this last year and donated over 450 pounds of fish to the Food Bank. This year I expect to do more than that,” Marinkovich said. “A pound-for-pound match really puts a lot of fish in the freezer for the Food Bank.”
In addition to his regular offering of sockeye salmon and lingcod, Marinkovich will be selling widow rockfish, Sebastes entomelas, for $6.50 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 ten-pound box of rockfish, which costs $65, will bring the food bank a 20-pound donation, which is worth $130!” 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 (Brown Bomber) is caught off the Washington Coast by mid-water trawl fishing vessels. This rockfish species has fully recovered from previous years of overfishing, 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.
Donations can be made by contacting Matt through the web site, mattsfreshfish.com. To be emailed directly for these donation opportunities, Fish for Teeth fish taco notifications, or when Matt will be offering fish for sale, click “sign up for the Fish List.” Payment can be taken through cash or check, and most payment-transfer apps, such as Venmo, Zelle, PayPal, or Cash-App.