F/V St. Jude selling their sushi-grade tuna off the boat at Fishermen’s Terminal

After spending the winter season catching tuna in the South Pacific, F/V St. Jude is back in Seattle, selling their catch directly to customers at Fishermen’s Terminal.

Normally, the owners Joe and Joyce Malley sell most of their sushi-grade tuna to restaurants, but with the pandemic closures, their biggest customer base—up to 75 percent of their sales—has evaporated.

So, they’re selling the fish right off the boat.

According to The Seattle Times, the Malleys have 35 tons of tuna in a cold-storage facility, and another 48 tons frozen in the hold of their boat. Their prices are below wholesale; a whole frozen fish is going for $3 per pound.

They plan to sell directly to customers every day from 10am to 6pm at Dock 9 in Fishermen’s Terminal (see the ‘X’ below) for the next week or so; the dates are on a Facebook event page.

If you want to stay updated on their future tuna sales, keep an eye on their Facebook page for more dates.

Photo: St.Jude Tuna on Facebook


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Lizzy the Lezzy
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Lizzy the Lezzy

Just remember, folks: You can tune a piano, but you can’t…

jamesiskimo
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jamesiskimo

Taking the tugboat to Tuna town

terryj
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terryj

Lesbians

Lizzy the Lezzy
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Lizzy the Lezzy

Wow, even for this trolly board that was flat out rude. Sorry terryj, you’re over a line even you should understand.

coryclassic
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coryclassic

Why is it so easy to weigh tuna?
Because they have their own scales!

Lizzy the Lezzy
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Lizzy the Lezzy

LOL That’s my kinda humor, coryclassic

SparkleCorn
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SparkleCorn

A much safer choice than the gas station sushi I usually eat.

neighborhood
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neighborhood

All right city boys and girls, Ask yourself this before you get all riotous “farm to table.” What are you going to do with a whole, flash frozen solid 16 lb albacore?

Lizzy the Lezzy
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Lizzy the Lezzy

Hide it in your heating duct.

Pedestrian
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Pedestrian

Take it home and filet it. Then cut it into 1.25” thick steaks, sear it, and serve it on a bed of arugula with a soy based glaze and toasted sesame seeds.

neighborhood
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neighborhood

Don’t forget to thaw and loin it… it’s frozen solid like a turkey. You know how to loin a whole tuna, it’s not like a salmon. Do you know how greasy tuna oil/fat is, your cutting board will never small the same.

Truth
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Truth

*righteous

Boring Opinions
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Boring Opinions

I suppose they both work, but I bet you busted him on a typo :)

Truth
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Truth

I mean “riotous” farm to table sounds like a great dinner and show.

neighborhood
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neighborhood

My cred speaks for itself. Wholesale whole albacore is $1.25/lb on a good year, $1.75 to 1.95/lb on a bad year. Wholesale loins $4.00/lb. Go ahead thinking you’re getting a good deal on these, the world needs suckers willing to overpay on things.

Truth
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Truth

By all means, share with us your secret source of tuna!

neighborhood
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neighborhood

Westport… you should get out of the city sometime.

Truth
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Truth

Well aren’t you just the Ned Flanders of Ballard!

El Grunion
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El Grunion

lol, just about no proteins, seafood or meat, are as low as $1.75 per lb., ever.

neighborhood
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neighborhood

That’s on the round… clearly you don’t know what that is. Yield on a tuna is like 40%.

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