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