Real Good Fish | How It Works | We work with fishermen from Ft. Bragg to Ventura, along with sustainable shellfish farms, to bring you the freshest and most diverse seafood possible. With every delivery we tell you who caught your fish, where, when, and how.
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How It Works

We work with fishermen from Ft. Bragg to Ventura, along with sustainable shellfish farms, to bring you the freshest and most diverse seafood possible. With every delivery we tell you who caught your fish, where, when, and how. We also provide custom curated recipes from our staff fisherman/chef, Kevin Butler. 

Our subscription service is super simple and works like a year round CSA. Once you’re signed up, your deliveries continue weekly or every other week with automatic pre-payment until you email us to cancel, which you can do any time after your first 4 deliveries.  

If you need to take a week or more off for any reason, you can set a delivery hold on your account very easily, up to 3 at a time in advance.

 

Great! How Do I Sign Up?

Sign up by clicking “Join Now” , which will take you through all the steps, beginning with choosing a pickup location close to your work or home. 

You will receive the exact address of your pickup location following your signup. If you need to know this before you sign up, contact us at hello@realgoodfish.com or 831-332-1234. 

What Does It Cost?

The fee for a share is $22.00 per delivery, with a minimum commitment of 4 deliveries. You can choose to receive a delivery every week or every other week. 

Your account is automatically charged for the next cycle of deliveries (you choose how many) when the balance reaches zero, unless you email us to cancel your subscription. There is a one-time sign up fee of $12.00, for mailing you an insulated bag and administrative set up costs.

 

How Much Do I Get?

Our Full Bounty Fillet, Full Share size is 1.0 to 1.2 pounds per share for fillets, and 3-4 lbs. per share for whole fish. 

Whole fish members still receive fillets most of the time because of the large size of many local species. Species we provide whole are Petrale sole, black cod, calamari, and rockfish.

Smaller fish like anchovies, herring and sardines are 2 lbs. of cleaned product, with no head or guts.

Clams and mussels are also 2 lbs. per share. Oysters are sold by the piece, currently 16 per share.

Crab, prawns and shrimp are 1.5 lbs. per share.

 

Quantities for the Full Bounty Fillet, Large Share:

1.5 to 1.7 pounds of fillet, when fillet is being delivered, or

3 pounds of clams, or

24 oysters, or

3 pounds of small fish (herring, sardines, and anchovies), or

3 pounds of calamari (squid), or  

2.25 pounds of Dungeness crab, cooked and cleaned, or

3 pounds ridgeback prawns, or

9 abalone fillets, cleaned and tenderized

The Full Bounty Large Share is available as a whole fish subscription also, delivering 4.5 to 6.0 pounds of whole fish whenever whole fish species are available. Possible species that you can expect whole are rockfish, black cod, Petrale sole and sand dabs. All other quantities are as stated above.

 

What If I Don’t Want Certain Species?

You can choose to opt out of certain species that you don’t want to receive.  Each opt out adds $1.00 to the cost of each delivery. We offer 6 in all:

1. Small fish - herring, sardines, anchovies, and mackerel

2. Crustaceans - crab, prawns, and shrimp

3. Bivalves - oysters, clams and mussels

4. Black cod - sablefish

5. Calamari - squid

6. Abalone

 

Why Do You Charge For Opt Outs With Every Delivery?

To cover our costs for providing an alternative and the extra service and handling required for opt out accounts. The nominal fee of $1.00 per delivery for each opt out over time accounts for our actual costs.

 

How Do I Know What I’m Getting Each Time?

We email you a newsletter the day before each delivery. It will tell you the species, who caught it, with what gear, and when and where it was landed.

It always includes our recommended eat or freeze by date and any special storage or preparation instructions.  

The newsletter also has quick links to our fabulous recipes.

Seafood is seasonal. Click here for a list of species you can expect.

 

Why Can’t You Tell Me Sooner What You’re Delivering? 

Most often, your seafood was caught 1-2 days before delivery. You can’t get it any fresher than this unless you catch it yourself!

 

How Does Pick Up Work?

After your seafood is packed into coolers, we deliver it to your convenient neighborhood pickup location. 

At each pickup location, there’s a clipboard and cooler. Check your name off the list on the clipboard and pull the share(s) labeled with your name out of the cooler.

 

In Summary 

Now for the best part: You have an amazing and healthy dinner to share with friends and family or to enjoy on your own!

Make your favorite dishes, or get creative and try something new. We have a recipe section on our website if you need a little help or inspiration. 

This is a truly delicious way to experience a connection with the nearby ocean and the men and women in our community who catch our seafood and steward our oceans.

Our goal is to provide as much variety of local, sustainably caught seafood as possible. This promotes health for the ocean, the fishermen, our local communities, and you. 

 

Is There Anything Else I Should Know?

We have some very special products made by our own chef/fisherman, Kevin Butler, that are available to purchase in our webstore and will be delivered with your share. How cool is that? 

Products vary with the seasons, but to give you an idea: 

Wild-caught king salmon burgers, California calamari patties, smoked salmon (bellies, collars, and ready to eat bites), smoked black cod (a national Good Food award winner!), smoked albacore, uni butter, anchovy boquerones, and seasonal fresh pastas: crab & ricotta ravioli, smoked salmon ravioli, smoked black cod ravioli, squid ink linguine, and more! 

We also offer seasonal whole salmon sales.

 

Still Have Questions?

See our FAQs or contact us!