About Small Scales Seafoods

Small Scales Seafoods is exactly what it sounds like, a small scale seafood business.

As a husband and wife operation we love catching fish and we love getting our fish to you!  We enjoy keeping you up to date about the ups and downs of fishing through our blog, Facebook and Twitter.  With each bite of salmon you can enjoy knowing the very people who caught, bled and iced your fish.  With each purchase we can enjoy knowing the very people who are eating our beloved fish.

Our business plan is to stay small so that we can focus on our fish and on you, our friend and customer.  By buying a Salmon Share from Small Scales Seafoods you are directly supporting us as fishermen and women.  Your purchase helps buffer our business for the years when salmon prices drop at the cannery and salmon runs are low.

About Us: Emily and Kyle Lints

We are a young couple always looking for a fun adventure!

One of our current adventures is fishing for halibut and salmon in the cool waters of Cook Inlet, Alaska.  During the summer we are based out of Homer, Alaska (Kyle’s hometown) where we live in a beautiful yurt looking out on the glaciers of Kachemak Bay.  During the winter we spend time in Winthrop, Washington (Emily’s hometown) where we seek out dry snow, family and friends.  (We guess this makes us snow-seekers instead of snow-birds.)

2011 marks our fourth season as Cook Inlet Drift Gillnetters.  We’re slowly upgrading our fishing operation:

  • from an open set-net skiff where we pulled the nets in by hand,

  • to an affordable 40+ year old Rawson Gillnetter with rot and an old engine,

  • to completely rebuilding and re-powering the Rawson (still in progress!).


Captain Kyle with Sockeye Salmon

Kyle is a third generation Alaskan.  He figures that his first season as a paid deckhand was at 6 years old.  Fishing is in his blood – both of his parents ran fishing boats in Alaska and he was born on a great day of commercial fishing in Cook Inlet.  In the winter you can find Kyle whooping and hollering as he watches fish hitting the net on You tube.

Emily lived a land-locked life in the mountains until she met Kyle and started

Deckhand Emily with a Baby Halibut

building her ‘fishing addiction.’  Her passion for connecting customers to their food producers began in fourth grade when she started raising pigs and selling them to friends and family.  In the summer as Emily picks fish you can catch her gazing up at snow covered volcanoes along Cook Inlet, reminiscing and planning ski adventures.

Rita Keeping it Cool

Rita, our dog, is our team mascot.  She prefers hunting rabbits and powder runs to commercial fishing, but never turns down a fish skin in her bowl.

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