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THE COMPANY

In 2018 we founded Slack Tide Fisheries to bring high quality salmon direct from ocean to table.

We are passionate about reserving a share

of the local harvest for local people and

preserving the heritage of fishing

communities along the West Coast.

We believe this is a better way for

fisherpeople and our community.

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JACE RINKER

FISHERMAN & CO-FOUNDER

Jace is a full-time fisherman born and raised in Bellingham. He grew up casting lines for ling cod, pulling crab pots, harvesting spot prawns and watching the fishermen in his family journey North to Alaska each summer for the Bristol Bay sockeye run.

 

At the age of 15, he was invited to join them and spent his first summer aboard the F/V Master Phillip. It has been his childhood dream to continue his family's legacy and today he's running boats in Washington, California and Alaska. Summer of 2023 marks his tenth year as a commercial fisherman. 

When he's off the water, you'll find him mountain biking, skiing pow or planning the future of Slack Tide.

ELISA BRACKENHOFER

FISHERWOMAN & CO-FOUNDER

Elisa was raised on the rivers and mountains of Bavaria, British Columbia and Bellingham. She was introduced to commercial fishing when she met Jace and after many summers fishing together, she started crewing in Bristol Bay.

She is extremely passionate about connecting customers with wild fish and advocating for the longevity, sustainability and quality of our local fisheries. Summer of 2023 will be her third year as a full-time fisherwoman.

When she's not on deck, she's biking, skiing or running the bones of the business. The words she lives by are "support your local fishermen".

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ADAM WILSON

FISHERMAN & FISH SLINGER

Originally hailing from Seattle, Adam now calls Bellingham home. Growing up he spent time crabbing and sport fishing in the San Juan Islands with his family.

At the age of 22 he worked his first season as crew on his great uncle's Bristol Bay gillnetter, the F/V Shadow. Summer of 2023 will mark his fifth season as a commercial fisherman. 

He joins Slack Tide as our "fish slinger". You'll find him delivering your orders, catching salmon in Puget Sound and crewing in Bristol Bay. When he's not slinging fish, you can find him on the trails.

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BODIE FREITAS

FISHERMAN & CREW

Raised on the Big Island of Hawaii, the ocean has always been part of Bodie's daily life. He grew up surfing, fishing and diving on Hawaiian waters and has a deep love for the ocean.

After moving to Bellingham for school, he met many Bellingham fishing-folk and found himself pulled to work on the water.  

He currently crews for Slack Tide on the F/V Restless in Northern California and the F/V Shillelagh in Bristol Bay. When he's not working the back deck, you can find him on his board.

A wild and sustainable

community-forward endeavor. 

SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL FISHERMEN.

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