Schoolhouse Fish Co. is brought to you by Eric Grundberg, Malena Marvin, Keeja the dog, and the F/V Happy Time. Eric has been fishing commercially from his home in Petersburg, Alaska for over a decade. He trolls for salmon, longlines for halibut (and comes up with rockfish and lingcod too!), and works with friends to harvest dungeness crab, herring roe-on-kelp, and sea cucumbers. Malena has a background in wilderness education, watershed science, and nonprofit salmon advocacy from the Klamath River to the Stikine River. She is passionate about preserving salmon-based cultures for generations to come.
The Schoolhouse Fish Co. pairs Eric's experience harvesting quality seafood with Malena's desire to create sustainable solutions for Southeast Alaska. By direct marketing our fish, we catch fewer fish at a higher price per pound and you get amazing salmon that you can trace right back to its source.
FIshing our values
Schoolhouse Fish Co. is part of a wave of Alaskan entrepreneurs crafting businesses based on values. By keeping more of our fish revenues in our community, prioritizing craftsmanship over volume, and giving 1% for salmon, we're doing our best to pay it forward to future generations of fish and fishing families.
Our business hatched while we were the proud owners and stewards of the Pt. Agassiz Schoolhouse, an historic Alaskan schoolhouse from the 1920s situated on the glacial forelands across Frederick Sound from Petersburg. Originally built for schooling farm kids from families homesteading at Pt. Agassiz, the schoolhouse also spent many decades traveling the seas on floats to house the Reid Bros. family at their logging camps throughout the islands. We enjoyed skiff over to the schoolhouse from Petersburg, making a fire in the wood stove, and gazing out our magic windows, sipping tea and coffee, and planning out 2 or 3 hundred million projects. We’ve since passed this unique property onto its next steward but are grateful to this local icon for symbolizing the authenticity and Alaskan spirit that guides our business!
Southeast Alaska, paradise on earth
We love the misty mountains, crazy glaciers, and jade seas of our remote archipelago home more than words can describe. We are deeply thankful for our friends and family in Petersburg and around Southeast Alaska. We feel quite lucky to make a life in the most beautiful place on earth!
Catch up with us via the Fish Tales blog:
- Apr 16, 2019 Early bird gets the fish! Announcing our 2019 Fish Club dates & deadlines Apr 16, 2019
- Jan 8, 2019 A fishermen's honeymoon Jan 8, 2019
- Jun 27, 2018 Recipe: Pan-Seared Ling Cod with Blistered Cherry Toms, Garlic & Basil Jun 27, 2018
- Mar 14, 2018 Our coho story at SalmonLife.org Mar 14, 2018
- Dec 11, 2015 Salmon, a poem by John Dowling Dec 11, 2015
- Nov 22, 2015 Frankenfish approval makes us sad, but there is hope! Nov 22, 2015
- Aug 30, 2015 Eric's butterfly garlic coho Aug 30, 2015
- Aug 15, 2015 Fish tails... Aug 15, 2015