After spending 12 years as a deckhand, Josh Pierson became captain of the F/V Full Scale in the summer of 2012. He is fortunate to be able to spend two months every summer working alongside three of the most dedicated and hardworking people he has ever encountered. During the rest of the year, Josh lives and works at a boarding school in Southborough, MA.
My name is Marc Barreda and I am one of the three sensitive, strong backs and weak minds that Josh has wrangled into this game called fishing.
Most of the year I reside in Amsterdam spinning the myriad of plates it takes to call myself an artist; blowing glass, teaching, collaborating and fabricating and making time to develop my own works. And then for two miraculous and challenging months out of the year I get to leave most of that behind and disappear into the tundra beaches of Bristol Bay. Together, the four of us, crew and captain, navigate rocky waters, competitive boats and the challenges of keeping an old perseverant boat pushing through long days in order to bring the highest quality salmon to you.
We are proud to be part of one of the most intensively managed fisheries in the world that can consistently provide 51% of the world's wild salmon harvest every year. And we are proud to bring you a product that we can call the best!