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blue siren shellfish

f/v storm trooper

 

HAND - HARVESTED OREGON SHELLFISH & TASTY SEA CREATURES

Offering sustainable, wild catch from our small commercial fishing dory on the North Oregon Coast - straight from our hands to yours.  

The bonds between people that give them a sense of community are forged not only at the table, but throughout the whole process of putting food there.

— - Alice Waters

who we are

Blue Siren Shellfish is an Oregon-based, independently owned fish company focused on celebrating and sharing the local harvest supported by Oregon's wild ocean and network of estuaries and bays.

HOW IT WORKS

We are pretty much a one boat operation with a two person crew.

In addition to being commercial harvesters, we are also a licensed wholesale fish dealer and shellfish shipper.  These certifications enable us to sell our product directly to restaurants and retail shops, as well as other licensed dealers.  Our wild-harvested products are generally caught to order and featured seasonally at a few local and PDX restaurants and retailers.

 Our boat is an updated riff on the modern Pacific City Dory: F/V Storm Trooper was designed and built in 2015 by our own hands in Brighton, Oregon.

THE REST OF THE STORY

Looking Back, and Looking Forward.

12 years ago would have found us hustling around the kitchen of our newly opened, farm-to-table restaurant in Eastern Oregon. We never dreamed that a simple love of food and place would take us where we are today: commercial fishing on the mighty North Pacific.

Kristen is a mountain girl from western North Carolina, and Aaron grew up on a small ranch in Echo, Oregon. What started as a small farmer’s market food stand escalated (within a year!) into a full-service dinner house, as the growing demand and taste for high quality, scratch made, local food became apparent. Building and running the restaurant was a hands-on effort from start to finish - from designing the kitchen and renovating an old farmhouse, to sourcing product, cooking, baking and managing a great staff. Through it all, the energy of creating and sharing good food carried us into a whole new appreciation for the art and skill of our Northwest local food producers, as the high quality of products available made it all possible.

During this journey, some of our best times were our adventures to the Oregon Coast, where we could revel in the mountains, the mist, the rivers….the magnificent forests. And of course, the ocean.

Oh, the Ocean. With all of her glorious bounty.

In 2014 we gave in to her call, traded our aprons for Xtratufs, and moved to the coast. Soon after, Aaron built a 24' wooden dory, which lead to begin learning the trade and life that is commercial fishing. It’s something that’s taken hold of each of us in our own way, and although we still have a lot to learn, we are so thankful and continually inspired by each day on the water that brings us closer to nature and to our community as we are able to share the beauty and harvest of Oregon’s wild seas.

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savor.

We are so lucky to work with amazing chefs and retailers who help expand access to local, sustainable seafood - thank you for supporting these industry partners who have featured our product seasonally in their menus and cuisine!

Olympia Oyster Bar

Toro Bravo

Olympia Provisions NW

Renata

St. Jack

Zilla Sake House

The Schooner on Netarts Bay

Bar Casa Vale

RETAILERS:

Newman's Fish Company - City Market NW (PDX)

Hanthorn Crab Company - Astoria

“We need the tonic of wildness...At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable. We can never have enough of nature.”
— Henry David Thoreau

Interested in more info or ordering?  We can deliver directly to local coastal restaurants and a few Portland/Astoria locations, or work with our friends at small Portland-based seafood distributors to get product to you.  Contact Kristen:  kristenann@gmail.com

Click below to view more construction photos of F/V Storm Trooper.