Petersburg
 
 

our roots

we are a fisherman owned & operated seafood company.

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Sea to Shore Seafood Co. was founded by Pete and Chelsea Keutmann with a mission in mind - to combine their passion for fishing with their passion for truly sustainable seafood that supports both a healthy fishery and healthy marine ecosystem. Why? It’s in their blood. Really.

Chelsea began her fishing career at the tender age of 3 days old. A 4th generation fisherman - and a 3rd generation female fisherman - from Petersburg, Alaska, Chelsea literally grew up on a fishing boat. Commercial fishing isn’t just a job, it’s truly a way of life. At 18 years old, and after many years as a deckhand, Chelsea found her way to captain of her own vessel and crew.

Born and raised in Santa Cruz, California, Pete grew up in, on and around the water. His love of the ocean was sparked at a young age and he has always been inspired to live and work around the water. Pete’s passion for the ocean eventually led him to the Coast Guard, where he served 5 years. After that he found his way to commercial fishing where his electrical, welding and fabrication skills were put to good use.

Together, Pete and Chelsea bought an old 38’ boat, the F/V Eric. Built in 1964, the two of them completely rebuilt the back deck of the vessel. This allowed them to customize the deck to their specifications and fishing style, and the following year Sea to Shore Seafood Co. was born.

Today, Pete and Chelsea continue to fish together and share the duties of captain, but you’ll more often find Pete at the helm these days, while Chelsea focuses on the sales and operations side of their business. With an eye toward sustainability and respect for the resource, the two are constantly striving toward greater efficiencies on their vessel and 100% utilization of their catch.