Ode to Our Fishermen

April 11, 2017

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If there is one thing that I can put my finger on as the main reason for our 44 years of success it would be the fisherman. The fisherman, deckhands, fishing communities that support the fleets, and the families that watch their children, spouses, and parents go out to the unforgiving sea to earn a living has helped make Ray’s what we are today.

We understand that the fish we receive is a precious commodity touched by sometimes only one or two hands. Often the link between where our seafood comes from, between the sea and the restaurant table in front of you, has become longer and more obscure. For Ray’s it is easier as we have always been connected to our fisherman.

We are all very excited at the opportunity to connect with the team of the Northern Leader, and the larger Alaska Leader fleet, as made possible by this Mighty Ships documentary on the Smithsonian Channel. Our hope is that you our guests will get to see the human side of the story and understand it as we do.

To our fisherman, we appreciate each of you and we want you to know that the hard work you do shines on each plate we serve our guests. Click here for a preview of the documentary and air dates for your local channels.

Warmly,
Douglas Zellers
Ray’s GM

Fresh Copper River Salmon Has Arrived!

Copper River salmon season has begun and Ray’s has just received this incredible, fresh fish directly from Alaska! We source our Copper River salmon from hard-working fishermen and women who take great care in fishing sustainably and providing the best fish available. These gorgeous fish build muscle and fat just to be able to run …

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