About Us

Macondray. The name has a rich history with over 165 years on the open seas.

We are a family-owned company that began in San Francisco, way back in 1848. At the time, our specialty was importing teas from China, along with other commodities and exotics from the Far East.

Fast forward to today, over a century and a half later, and you’ll see that the Macondray spirit – one of the open seas and wild adventures – had enticed another young Macondray. At the age of 18 a descendant originating from the bloodline of Captain Fredrick William Macondray (1803-1862), traveled to the far northern waters of Alaska to seek his adventure and fortune.

After many years of working on deck, acquiring the knowledge and business of gill net fishing for salmon, the industrious young Macondray purchased his first vessel, becoming a Captain and continuing the rich tradition of the Macondray family name, and thus… The Macondray Fish Co. was born.

Macondray Fish Company

Macondray Fish Company is solely owned by Marc Macondray Vance. Marc is a 35-year commercial fishing veteran. He participated in multiple fisheries over the years, including Salmon, King Crab, Tanner crab, and Opilio crab.

He is currently the owner-operator of an Alaska salmon fishing operation in Bristol Bay Alaska, a gillnet operation for the last 35 years. His current boat is the F/V Bristol Nymph.

Our Products

Orca Skin Gloves

Macondray Fish Company has tapped into the power and toughness of the Orca Whale to bring you our Commercial Grade “Orca Skin Gloves”.

Named after the fierce, most feared mammal in the oceans of the world. The Orca or Killer whale, has some of the toughest skin in the world.

Picking Hooks

A versatile tool that is used by gillnet fisherman to help in the aid of removing salmon from the net and to also help move fish around deck and into the brailers.

The Picking Hook helps to alleviate stress and soreness on the hand and fingers.

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Boot Bands

Tough silicone bands, ready for the toughest days at sea to cinch down your rain gear and prevent the elements from getting in.
Throw away the rubber bands of yesteryear that only lasted for a few months! Our custom built Boot Bandz are guaranteed for years of use.
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Custom clothing & other products made tough and able to stand up to whatever mother nature can throw your way.

Stay warm and dry so you can be effective and efficient – and earn more!