After throwing a wild Love Celebration in Alaska for a few hundred of our closest friends, wrapping up three years of cancer treatment for Malena, and doubling our sales in two years at Schoolhouse Fish (!), we’re overdue for a sweet honeymoon.
Over the next few months we’ll walk as many working fishing harbors as we can on the Yucatán peninsula, attend another small business training with Ecotrust in Oregon, and hit up Fisher Poets in Astoria before taking the Alaska Marine Highway back home. We’ll arrive in Alaska by March to throw off the lines and troll up another season.
These last years have been so eventful for us and we’re so grateful to be supported by our seafaring community as we navigate relationship, business, illness, and (so many) projects. That gratitude extends to the wide net of family, friends, and customers that have helped birth this cool fish biz and continue to keep us afloat.
It is a fabulous privilege to connect people with wild Alaska salmon and seafood, one we cherish and are working to protect. This last year we launched our first Tongass Wild Rainforest Salmon product - Alder-Smoked Coho! Thank you for making this launch successful! We have to put our sales on hold while honeymooning but we’ll be shipping Snackers and Homesteaders again in March and look forward to donating 10% of our profits to wild salmon conservation in our rainforest home. Got input? We’ll also be gearing up for next season’s Tongass Wild products so we’d love to hear what you want to eat.
Malena will be setting up 2019 Fish Clubs in March and April this year, so if you know you want to captain, please do send an email to SchoolhouseFish@gmail.com with “I Want to Captain” in the subject line to help us get a head start on organizing.
Adios amigos y muchos besos - nos vemos!
Malena & Eric at Schoolhouse Fish Co.
PS We'll be checking email as little as possible, but of course we are always active on Instagram @schoolhousefish so find us there. Pictures of our vacay will mostly be over at @alaska.yoga.magic on Malena's feed.