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Local fishermen strive to reach goal of zero discarded waste


Photos courtesy of Chelsea Keutmann

Pete and Chelsea Keutmann hold up salmon onboard their fishing vessel Eric

Chelsea and Pete Keutmann have taken on hours of extra work when processing the fish they catch in an effort to reach their goal of utilizing the entire fish and leaving behind zero waste.

"A big thing that we're passionate about is minimizing the waste that we're producing," said Chelsea. "Some people fillet a fish and then it's just discarded. However, there is so much nutrients and value left on these fish that can still be utilized."

The two have been marketing fish for about 12 years, but it is in the past four to five years that they have started to use every part of the fish. The Ke...

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