Improving Fish Quality On-board Fishing Vessels

The time-honored approach that many fishermen follow when taking care of their catch is: Ice, ice and more ice. Generally, this is excellent advice. However, subtleties with how fish are handled prior to icing, as well as what type of ice, how much and when, can make a significant impact on the bottom line. Hank Soule, general manager of the Portland Fish Exchange, says that “many vessels could improve their bottom line by 10-20 percent by improving quality alone.” It …